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Istiklal Street (Istiklal Caddesi) Tours and Activities

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Istiklal Street (İstiklal Caddesi) is the main pedestrian thoroughfare in Istanbul’s European Beyoglu district and an essential cultural center. Stretching from Taksim Square to Tunel Square, the bustling street is lined with late–Ottoman-era buildings built in a variety of architectural styles, ranging from neoclassical to art deco.

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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
per group
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$150.00
per group

Istanbul by Night: Local Food Tasting - Dining Out in Turkish Way as Locals

Istanbul by Night: Local Food Tasting - Dining Out in Turkish Way as Locals

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Awaken your culinary senses with this small-group Turkish food night tour in Istanbul. This tour explores Istanbul’s off the beaten path eateries, letting you discover the best of Turkey’s traditional tastes. Visit a barbecue restaurant and roast kebabs over an open flame, savor classics from a ‘simit’ bakery and enjoy live music and delicious meze at a ‘meyhane’ (Turkish tapas bar). This small-group food tour is limited to 15 people, for more personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.91
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$91.91

Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of Istanbul

Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of Istanbul

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Turkey is full of culinary delights, and you get to try a lot of them on this private guided food tour around Istanbul. As well as popular items, your local guide introduces you to foods that you may not discover without insider knowledge. As it is a private tour, it is fully customizable to suit your needs—and appetite. There is lots of walking and eating, so come hungry and wear comfy shoes!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
Price varies by group size
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$140.00
Price varies by group size

Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour

Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour

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Discover Istanbul’s delectable bites and illuminated sights by night on this food tour. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, head to the bustling Taksim Square, home to the mighty Monument to the Republic, in order to sample Turkish specialties from multiple eateries. Feast on Turkish dishes like icli kofte (spiced meat and nuts), sample an authentic Turkish kebab, and satisfy your sweet tooth with baklava, a traditional Turkish dessert. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this small-group tour, limited to 14 food lovers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.94
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$68.94
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A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour

A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour

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Experience the rich flavors, fragrant spices and decadent sweets that characterise Turkish cuisine on this 4.5-hour Istanbul street food tour, including hotel pickup and drop-off. Explore the sights, scents and tastes that make the city unique, as you browse the vibrant Kadikoy Market on Istanbul’s Asian side, stroll along the Galata Bridge and discover the atmospheric Galata district. Best of all, you’ll get to sample plenty of local specialties along the way, from pide (Turkish pizza) to simit (bagel-like bread), to the best baklava in Istanbul.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

Small-Group Tour Including Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Hagia Sophia

Small-Group Tour Including Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Hagia Sophia

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Fit all of Istanbul's attractions at the top of your bucket list into one packed day, with the help of an expert local guide. Stroll Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet neighborhood, brimming with iconic buildings and storied streets. Tour the Blue Mosque, one of the most important sites in the Muslim world. Delve into history of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Istanbul Hippodrome as well as the 'sunken palace' of Basilica Cistern. And you won’t want to miss the and the bustling Grand Bazaar or savory 3-course lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

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Experience somber battlefields and historic World War I memorial sites during this guided day trip to Gallipoli from Istanbul. With an expert guide, visit heartbreaking sites on the Gallipoli peninsula where Australian, New Zealand and Turkish soldiers lost their lives during a merciless WWI campaign. Hear rare stories about the fallen troops at famous sites including Lone Pine, ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu Cemetery and the Nek.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.25
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$102.25

Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

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Explore the top attractions in Sultanahmet (the old city) on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Take in UNESCO World Heritage sites and famous monuments in Istanbul including the stunning Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Then follow your guide through the Grand Bazaar, browsing the shops of hundreds of vendors with an array of textiles, jewelry, perfumes, spices and more. Your guide shares the long history of Istanbul with your small group, which is limited to 10 participants to ensure a more intimate experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

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Uncover the sacred practice of the mystical Sufis at an authentic Mevlevi Sema Ceremony held at Istanbul’s Hodjapasha, and witness the 800-year-old tradition that has been preserved on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Be mesmerized by the bizarre yet beautiful sight of the Whirling Dervishes as they perform their unique spiritual rituals during an hour-long show, including a live orchestra and 360-video projections.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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Instead of driving around Istanbul all day in a stuffy tour bus, discover the city’s beauty in style on this relaxing sunset cruise down the Bosphorus, the waterway that marks the border between Asian Turkey and European Turkey. From the open-air deck of your luxury yacht, see riverside landmarks like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the Rumeli Fortress, all lit by the beautiful dusk light.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.45
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$57.45

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

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Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this hop-on hop-off tour offers a truly flexible way to explore it. Board your open-top, double-decker bus at any stop along the two routes, and enjoy the views as you listen to the audio commentary. Then, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you hop on and off at any of the stops to visit highlights such as the spectacular Topkapi Palace, the UNESCO-protected Hagia Sophia, the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. Your ticket is valid for 1, 2, or 3 days and entry to select attractions.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.70
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$51.70

Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

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Cruise the stunning Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and experience three of the best Istanbul sights on this adventure-filled full-day sightseeing tour. This tour takes you on a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait to savor spectacular sights of bridges, palaces, mosques and fortresses. Stop at Dolmabahçe Palace for a guided tour and explore the alluring scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque on top of Camlica Hill and capture wide views of the skyline. Plus, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal along the beautiful shoreline.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.40
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$103.40

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Night Show from Istanbul

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Night Show from Istanbul

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Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner as straddle two continents on a 4-hour dinner cruise in Istanbul.The leisurely nighttime route along the Bosphorus takes you past the most iconic landmarks of both the Asian and European sides of the city. While you dine, enjoy live belly dancing, folk dancing, and whirling dervish performances. Afterwards, you’re free to join in the dancing.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.00
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$27.00

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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$45.00
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$45.00

Evening walks, local food tasting tour

Evening walks, local food tasting tour

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Sample some of Istanbul’s favorite foods on a relaxed evening walking tour. Meet an expert local guide and visit much-loved food stops as you stroll through historic Sultanahmet to Taksim Square across the Golden Horn. Absorb the evening bustle and sights of Sultanahmet; enjoy sunset views of the city from the Galata Bridge; and try staples such as fried mussels and ‘baklava,’ the seductively sweet honey-soaked filo parcels that are a Turkish favorite, along the way. Numbers are limited to 14, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.96
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$45.96
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Full-Day (1 or 2 days) Private Guided Cultural Tour of Istanbul

Full-Day (1 or 2 days) Private Guided Cultural Tour of Istanbul

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These private tours would offer you the comfort of unique culture experience. If you want to stay away from crowded groups, to avoid long entrance queues, we invite you to live the best of your Istanbul experience with a private tour.
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  • 6 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
per group
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$140.00
per group

Istanbul Photography Tours

Istanbul Photography Tours

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Capture incredible Istanbul on this private photographer tour: great for budding photographers or those wishing to brush up on their skills. Photograph sensational spots around the city, with the assistance of a documentary photographer working in the area for over 13 years. Wonder down Istiklal Street, enticing side streets and the vibrant area of Kadikoy. See incredible views from Uskudar Pier, Princes’ Islands and more: capturing moments as you go with the assistance of your guide.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.67
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$138.67
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Istanbul Modern City Walking: Taksim to Galata With Secret Passages

Istanbul Modern City Walking: Taksim to Galata With Secret Passages

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Experience the lively Taksim district under the knowledgeable eye of your guide. Sample locally produced lokum (Turkish Delight) in between seeing the area’s noteworthy attractions. Veer away from the hustle and bustle of Istiklal Avenue to discover the beautiful side streets and historical passages that get missed by tourists and Turks alike.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.98
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$22.98
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Highlights of Istanbul: 1,2 or 3 Days Private Guided Tour

Highlights of Istanbul: 1,2 or 3 Days Private Guided Tour

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If you want to get the most out of Istanbul you are in the right place. We prepared a comprehensive 1,2 or 3 days tour for you. As Napoleon once said if the whole world was only one state, Istanbul would be its capital. In this 1,2 or 3 days tour we will have plenty of time to prove him right. Sometimes we will discover the highlights of the city such as Hagia Sophia and other times we will find ourselves in the most crowded streets and bazaars of Istanbul or while taking the fresh air of Bosphorus. This city is very diverse in terms of culture and history. Istanbul witnessed the fall of two empires and both glorious and miserable days of emperors. There will be a lot to talk about while exploring and enjoying this marvelous city -Best Local Guides -The Top Attractions along with off beaten paths -Customize the itinerary according to your interest -Taste local food and desserts.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00
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Private Istanbul Food Tour in Asia & Europe. Istanbul Foodie Walking Tour.

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Private Istanbul Food Tour in Asia & Europe. Istanbul Foodie Walking Tour.

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The tour takes you off the beaten track so you can sample the real tastes of Istanbul and experience delicious Turkish delicacies you may not have known existed. While discovering local markets you will also gain an overview of Turkish history and culture while appreciating the unique architecture of Istanbul. Whether you are a food expert or just love food the Taste of Istanbul Tour will fulfill your eating dreams.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.00
$120.00
$18.00 savings
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$102.00
$120.00
$18.00 savings
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Istanbul Streets Photography Tour

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Istanbul Streets Photography Tour

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I shoot film photographs during photography tours. I live in Istanbul over several decades, so I know every interesting corner of the city. I can shoot you in unique spots. Also I can provide information about giving fashion style poses. Start in the trendy Karaköy neighbourhood, and end on the iconic Galata Bridge. You will discover historical part of Istanbul, Karaköy’s famous the fishermen and Beyoglu’s back streets. basic knowledge of film photography to people who interesting fashion or film photography. You can bring different outfits and change between shoots.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.01
$99.00
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$89.01
$99.00
$9.99 savings

Private and guided VEGETARIAN / VEGAN tour of Istanbul

Private and guided VEGETARIAN / VEGAN tour of Istanbul

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The tour takes you off the beaten track so you can sample the real tastes of Istanbul and experience delicious Turkish delicacies you may not have known existed. While discovering local markets you will also gain an overview of Turkish history and culture while appreciating the unique architecture of Istanbul. Whether you are a food expert or just love food the Istanbul Food Tour will fulfill your eating dreams. 
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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$135.00
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Bosphorus Cruise with Dolmabahce Palace & Istiklal Street

Bosphorus Cruise with Dolmabahce Palace & Istiklal Street

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This 7 hours tour offers history, culture and marvelous scenery. Get incredible views of the city's outstanding buildings, fortresses, Ottoman waterfront mansions, and lush gardens. Learn about the history of the opulent Dolmabahce Palace. Dive into the colorful world of spices and aromatic herbs in Spice Market. Marvel at the 19th century Neo Classical and Art Nouveau architecture in Istiklal street.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.00
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$155.00
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Istanbul Foodie Tour by Night: Traditional Meyhane & Street Foods

Istanbul Foodie Tour by Night: Traditional Meyhane & Street Foods

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Get a taste of Turkey's varied cuisine during this half-day food tour through the Beyoglu (Pera) neighborhood. With a small-group limited to six, enjoy samplings of everything from mezes to baklava to kebabs; there is even a chance to enjoy raki, an anise-flavored liquor local to the region. Stop at bustling markets, street food stalls, restaurants, and backstreets for a closer look at Turkish culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.19
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$63.19
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Istiklal Street (Istiklal Caddesi) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Istiklal Street (Istiklal Caddesi) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Istiklal Street (Istiklal Caddesi) costs USD 11.49. Guided Istiklal Street (Istiklal Caddesi) tours start around USD 11.49 per person.
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