March 20, 2016

Off The Beaten Tastes Istanbul



This is a walking tour at different districts of Istanbul. You will be using public transport in between the districts and have en etensive walk at these places to learn and experience the local life. During the tour you will have chance to try different tastes that Istanbul offers. This is a great tour to join to have an idea about the directions of the city especially if you like to do your own things duriıng your Istanbul visit. 

THE TOUR COVERS: Walk at Tahtakale (Between Beyazit Square and Golden Horn), Kadikoy (On Asian side of Istanbul), Besiktas, Taksim Square and walking at Beyoglu. You will be using tram, ferry and shared taxi between the districts. 

INCLUDED: Hotel pick up and drop back, transport between the districts, lunch at Ciya Restaurant, treats during the tour to experience the local tastes and guiding. 



You will meet your guide at your hotel at 09.00. You will start the tour with Constantine’s Column that he erected when he turned Constantinople into the new capital of the Roman Empire. From here we will walk to the historical Golden Horn by walking through winding narrow ancient streets past old Ottoman Hans (old inns from the Silk Road era), the world famous Grand Bazaar, Egyptian or Spice Bazaar and Rustempasa Mosque, which is decorated with 16th century handmade Iznik Tiles. When we get to the Golden Horn we will catch a ferry to Asian side of Istanbul. Here we will explore this district on foot and walk through the local market area and try the different tastes that Istanbul offers. You can enjoy lunch here at a local restaurant as well.

After the lunch we will catch another  ferry back to the European side to Besiktas where we will board a shared taxi (Dolmus) to Taksim Square. Here we will follow the famous Istiklal Street and take in the beautiful Baroque architecture and delight in the many shops and local cafes. We walk through Asmali Mescid, Tunel (old funicular railway), Galata and eventually find our way back to Karakoy where we will finish the tour by Galata Bridge on the Golden Horn.  If you like your guide can assist you back to your hotel or you can explore further afield by yourself.

Ottoman Heritage
On Map



Hotel pick up

You will be met at your hotel by your guide and start your walking tour. After the tour if you like your guide will assist you back to your hotel as well.

Turkish Coffee

As this is also an eating and drinking tour, during this tour you can learn how to make Turkish Coffee as well.

Be a traveller

Your guide will inform you about the sites, Turkish culture, all religions in these lands and more so when you finish the tour you will know about the places you've been.



Our aim is not just to take you to the sites and give you information about them but also by telling you stories we will try to make you travel back in time and learn the facts behind the historical events. We believe seeing and listening will not be enough so we will encourage you to try the local tastes to experience Turkey better. We will also encourage you to mingle with the locals to know Turkey better as well. Shortly we will do our best to be sure that you will leave Turkey with best memories and with a better understanding of these lands.