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|2-7 people||Sirkeci ->||~5.5 hours||9:30am|
|Grand Bazaar||No Sundays|
Quick bite: Istanbul’s Bazaar Quarter is one of the world’s biggest open-air commercial centers and a historic center of small craftsmen who still carry on their tradition in the atmospheric caravanserais. On this 5-hour walk, we will eat with these craftsmen. Explore this Istanbul tour
|2-7 people||Beşiktaş ->||~6.5 hours||9:30am|
Quick bite: From a workingman’s breakfast in the frenetic market to a leisurely fish lunch in the Bosphorus neighborhood, this full-day tour brings together the high points of life in Istanbul, in all their rich contrast.
|2-7 people||Eminonu||~5.5 hours||9:30am|
|-> Fatih||No Sundays|
Quick Bite: In Istanbul’s Old City, two culinary worlds exist side by side: one for tourists and one for locals. Our 5½–hour walk goes beyond the major monuments to these time-honored spots where all of the serious eating is done.
|2-7 people||Beyoğlu||~5.5 hours||9:30am|
Quick bite: With Beyoğlu’s cosmopolitan history as a backdrop, on this walk we will eat our way through the classic and unknown eateries of the neighborhood, the old and the new, tasting specialties from all over Turkey.
|2-7 people||Kurtuluş||~5 hours||9:15am, 4pm|
Quick Bite: After a shopping for ingredients in one of Istanbul’s most food-centric neighborhoods, we’ll teach you how to cook six of our favorite Turkish recipes from all over Turkey – dishes like Circassian chicken, stuffed eggplant from southeastern Turkey, Aegean-style mincemeat pastries and more.
|4-10 people||Beyoğlu||~4.5 hours||7pm|
|Groups||Weekends / Group requests|
Quick bite: This evening experience is a full meyhane experience – with raki-drinking, an endless stream of meze offerings, celebrations with music and dance – can be praised in strict gastronomic terms, but we feel its real significance lies off the plate.
|4-10 people||Aksaray||~3-3.5 hours||5:45pm|
Quick bite: This evening activity is a celebration of the cuisine of Southeastern Turkey, which includes the famous grilling districts of Gaziantep, Urfa and Hatay, tied into one big evening feast.
|In Partnership||12 people||2019 Dates:||US $3,375/adult|
|with Atlas Obscura||June 24 – 30; October 14-20|
For millennia, Istanbul has been the connection point for a vast web of places with distinct cultural identities, landscapes, and, of course, cuisines. These disparate influences form the great mosaic that is modern-day Istanbul cuisine, which is so much more than simply “Turkish food.”