Meet your guide in Sultanahmet to begin your Istanbul Culture and Food Tour and kick things off with a delicious Turkish-style breakfast. Sip Turkish tea and tuck into traditional breads, cheeses and olives, as your guide tells stories about Istanbul’s fascinating history.
After breakfast, follow your guide on a walking tour of Sultanahmet, stopping to admire the legendary Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO-listed monument now preserved as a museum. Venture underground to peek into the ancient Basilica Cistern, then cross the bridge into historic Galata to take in the views from the Galata Tower. Along the way, stop to sample a variety of street food, including sweet Turkish Delights and other specialties.
Enjoy a delicious lunch of typical Turkish cuisine at a local restaurant, then learn about the meeting point of Europe and Asia in Istanbul as you visit another important landmark – the striking Maiden’s Tower perched on a tiny islet in the Bosphorus.
After a full day of exploring Istanbul, bid your guide farewell and end your tour in central Istanbul.