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Gastronomic Istanbul Tour

Tour Description
Itinerary
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The Cuisine of Turkey is as rich and varied as the history and culture of this fascinating country. The Ottoman Empire at its height stretched from Viena to Iran and even today, the city of Istanbul joins the continents of Europe and Asia. So it's not surprising that the cooking of Turkey also reflects an eclectic range of influences. On this 4 days tour you will find a summary of those that could be offered in a stylish way

Included

  • 3 night accommodation in Istanbul, on BB basis
  • 3 breakfasts at the stated hotels, 2 lunches in local restaurants, 2 dinners at local restaurant, 1 cooking class (for dinner) in Istanbul
  • Private services of an officially licensed, English speaking guide throughout the itinerary
  • Private transportation by A/C minivan throughout the itinerary
  • All entrance fees and parking fees as per itinerary
  • All food & beverage offerings as per itinerary
  • Expenses of guides
  • Fuel expenses
  • Local taxes and service charges

Excluded

  • Personal expenses
  • VISA to Turkey
  • International flight tickets
  • Drinks at meals
  • Tip to the guide & driver
  • Other gratitude

Itinerary

Day 1 - Thursday
Arrival at Ataturk Airport.
Transfer to the hotel in Taksim area. On the way – visiting Vefa Boza and tasting Boza drink
Accommodation at the hotel.

Walking tour on Istiklal Street with the guide. First visit at Galata Tower, continue to Istiklal Street, Fish Market and dinner at Zubeyir restaurant. If it possible – meeting with the chef.

Day 2 – Friday
Breakfast at Cihangir region in one of the local cafes serving breakfast.
Visiting Gulluoglu at Karakoy by walking.
Cross Galata Bridge and visit Spice Market. Buy spices, taste cheese, Turkish Delight etc. with your guide.
Lunch at Seyhmuz Kebab restaurant

Continue the program at Sultanahmet. Visit of Blue Mosque and St. Sophia.
Around 18-00 o’clock we will return back at hotel by public transportation.
Dinner at Meze by Lemon Tree Restaurant. Small restaurant opposite the Pera Palas Hotel serving beautifully prepared mezes in well-decorated surroundings.

Day 3 – Saturday
Meeting with Russian speaking guide. Gourmet breakfast at Rumeli Fortress.

Cross Bosphorus by local ferry from Besiktas. Arrive at Kadikoy region and visit local market, coffee-houses, lunch at Ciya. If it possible – meeting with the Chef at Ciya.
After lunch return back to European side by local ferry and then finucular from Kabatas to Taksim.

Meet with the chef from Cooking School and continue for shopping at fish market for cooking class.
Cooking Class and dinner at Istanbul Cooking School or similar.

Day 4 - Sunday
Free time in the morning
Transfer to the airport.



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