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When it comes to exploring a city’s authentic dining scene, while the stomach should ideally serve as the best compass, the truth of the matter is that it’s hard to find your way without good local advice. That’s where Culinary Backstreets’ Culinary...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Istanbul, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
+90 536 620 38 44
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Reviewed today via mobile

I loved the tour and I would do it again, it is a bit too expensive, it would be good to mix it with some more history, too, about the areas with visit. Also, having eaten great stuff during my stay, I think the food...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I did the private tour of two markets/two continents with my boyfriend and it was amazing. We have different knowledge of Turkish culture and it was equally amazing for both of us. The sites and business picked were great, giving us a very rich opportunity...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a really fun time learning about the city and eating our way through Beyoglu with Senem. She was the perfect travel buddy and we couldn't have had a better time. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of my best travel experiences and definitely the best thing I did in Istanbul. It gave me such a great insight of the city and it was absolutely delicious. I did the Two markets, two continents tour in Istanbul and our guide...More

Thank Matin L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been recommended the 'Two markets, two continents' tour by a friend and it was one ofthe best tips I've ever been given. Our guide was Gonca, she was amazing! She has a real passion for her city, her culture and their traditions, her people...More

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CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets -Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your feedback! That is exactly what we are going for. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the walk, and hope that you will join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We participated in the Culinary Secrets of the Old City Tour recently, it was such an interesting and enjoyable day. Our guide Remziye was outstanding, she really knew her stuff. We visited over 12 different cafes in the area around the Spice Market and beyond,...More

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CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets -Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your feedback! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the walk, and hope that you will join us again soon in one of our cities. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to see the stamps you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Senem, our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, planned and executed a culinary tour de force. We experienced so much in a long half day, traveling by gorgeous ferry between European and Asian neighborhoods at the perfect pace for absorbing lots of historical and cultural information and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came ready to eat, having spent several weeks scoffing our way around Europe. Several contacts had told us to make sure we hooked up with this tour. We arrived in Istanbul with the Culinary Backstreets Book as our guide for the first few days...More

Thank Jess S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour near and in the Grand Bazaar. Senem was an absolutely stellar guide and we ended up with a private tour of three. We took the Beyolou in Istanbul tour a few years ago with Benoit and he was excellent as well. We recently...More

Thank Cascading
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most enjoyable experience I've ever had. Benoit was so well informed and carried the entire tour with ease and expertise. Moving in and out of the backstreets of Istanbul made me feel part of the culture. I would highly recommend this to all visitors. Note...More

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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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Mohsen B
February 18, 2017|
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Response from Luiza M | Reviewed this property |
For the tour prices just go on their website. All the food is included in the price you pay.
June 15, 2016|
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Response from tfnomad | Reviewed this property |
Penny, They have several tours covering different parts of the city during the day and night and even one cooking class in someone's house! So there's plenty to choose from in terms of area coverage and preferences, so... More
April 19, 2016|
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Response from Jollymon22 | Reviewed this property |
My best recommendation is to google Istanbul Eats or Culinary Backstreets and look for a promo code there. I am on their email list and have not noticed a promo code offering before.