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Cicek Pasaji (Flower Passage) Tours

Cicek Pasaji (Flower Passage)
Cicek Pasaji was the most glamorous address in the Beyoğlu district during the heady days of the Orient Express, and today the historic 19th-century arcade is known for its restaurants and lively bar scene. Opened in the old site of the grand Naum Theatre in 1876, Cicek Pasaji was originally known as Cité de Péra, but following the 1917 Russian Revolution the galleria became known as Cicek Pasaji (Turkish for Flower Passage) because some of the newly-impoverished bourgeois Russian women who fled to Istanbul to start again began selling flowers here. By the 1940s, the new name stuck because by then, most of Cité de Péra’s buildings were occupied by flower shops.

Once home to some of Istanbul's most glamorous apartments and stores, by the time of the Second World War, the exclusive shops had turned into rough and rowdy meyhanes (taverns).  But the galleria has since been restored and refurbished, and a glass canopy was fitted in 1998, so that a visit to Cicek Pasaji will let you see the arcade’s grand Second Empire architectural style returned back to its original glory.

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Connecting İstiklal Avenue with Sahne Street in Istanbul's Beyoğlu district, the nearest metro to Cicek Pasaji is Taksim. 
Address: Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Beyoglu by Night

Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Beyoglu by Night

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Savor traditional bites on this guided Istanbul food walking tour through the lively Beyoğlu district. Beyoğlu is a maze of winding back streets with top notch grills, restaurants, and eateries around every bend. On this tour, explore with a local guide and open up your temporal senses trying an array of delicious foods like classic kebab and ‘islak’ burgers, tomato sauce-drenched rolls on either side of a burger. This night is has it all: scrumptious meze platters, cosmic fortune telling and traditional Turkish coffee. Top it off with sips of anise liquor ‘raki’ that will have you rolling.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120.60
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Istanbul Food and Culture Walking Tour

Istanbul Food and Culture Walking Tour

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Sample your way through Istanbul on this small-group food and culture tour. Stroll the city’s historic streets with an expert guide, dipping into local markets and cafes along the way. Taste foods from typical streets vendors and patisseries (own expense), and peruse some local shops as well. This tour offers a great overview of Istanbul’s lively food scene. Group size is limited to 15 people to ensure a quality experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
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US$45.00
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Private Flavors of Istanbul at Night with a Local: 10 Tastings

Private Flavors of Istanbul at Night with a Local: 10 Tastings

With a setting at the crossroads of continents and cultures, it’s no surprise to find that Istanbul’s centuries of fascinating history have left it with a vibrant and diverse food scene! And what a better way to explore those flavors than on a food tour at night! Let your friendly local host take you to some of the city’s top spots to sample a range of traditional eats and drinks that will get your tastebuds loving Turkish flavors. From rich, savory meat dishes and fresh seafood to sticky sweet treats, this is a feast of a tour. Kokoreç, creamy yogurt dips, and honey-soaked baklava are on the menu. Hop between cozy cafés, market stalls, and family restaurants, but don’t forget that this private tour is 100% tailored for you – so your friendly local host can adjust the route to cater to your personal preferences or special diets. And it’s not all about eating along the way. Learn how to say ‘şerefe!’ (cheers!), and raise a glass to the local drinks that are also included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$104.92
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Istanbul Evening Food Walking Tour

Istanbul Evening Food Walking Tour

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Treat your palate to Istanbul’s exciting flavors on a 3-hour evening food walking tour. Follow a food-enthusiast guide around hidden streets and neighborhoods, and scout out the best food haunts the city has to offer. Taste treats such as 'borek' (flaky pastry); nibble on enticing ‘meze’ (small appetizers) at a ‘meyhane’ tavern, and savor ‘raki’, the locals’ beloved anise-flavored firewater. As you walk and eat, learn about Istanbul’s cuisine and the ingredients and influences that have shaped it. Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
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Istanbul Private Street Food Tour with Local Expert

Istanbul Private Street Food Tour with Local Expert

Discover the authentic flavors of Turkish cuisine on this private gourmet tour. Indulge yourself with 10 hand-picked Turkish delights and listen to your local guide, who will spice up your promenade with some bits of history and city's legends. Sample such local treats as cheese and simit bread, Açık Pide, baklava, and then relax in the oldest hammam in Istanbul. Let your local guide know if you want to make any adjustments to the itinerary. They can fully customize the tour around your needs. · Private tour customized around your wishes; · Sample 10 traditional delicacies; · Learn about Turkish culture, history, and culinary traditions during a relaxing walk; · All food tastings and vegetarian alternatives included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$145.00
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Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Istanbul Private Street Food Tour

Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Istanbul Private Street Food Tour

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Taste 10 of Istanbul's top culinary treats on this half-day private food tour. Your guide will walk you through a carefully curated itinerary of the best must-taste foods, including raki, durum, and baklava, among others. This private tour means undivided attention from your guide and plenty of chance to ask questions. You'll find some new favorites and places you'll want to return during the rest of your stay in Istanbul.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.24
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Gastronomy walking - Pera at Night

Gastronomy walking - Pera at Night

Meet your guide in front of the Marmara Hotel in Taksim Square and get started on your tasting adventure right away with a wet burger! This 3-hour guided walk will give you the opportunity to learn about Turkish cuisine as you sample traditional foods along the way. Antiochia Cuisine of Civilizations presents you with samples of authentic Middle Eastern dishes. Enjoy the experience of a variety of different tastes as you wander through the heart of Istanbul. You’ll continue on through the Flower Passage and Nevizade, and explore the uncharted side streets of Pera. Taste kebab wraps at Dürümzade, made famous by chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain. Visit Hazzapoulo Passage for a Turkish coffee and a traditional fortune telling session. Stop at Megusta in Nevizade for meze (Turkish side dishes) and raki.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119.39
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