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Culinary Backstreets -Tours

Istanbul, Turkey
+90 536 620 38 44
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Amazing experience

The walking food tour of Istanbul is an absolute must do. The experience you get exploring all the... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2015
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Thank you Albert, for a marvelous day eating and exploring in Istanbul

Great experience with Albert leading our tour in May. We've been to Istanbul a few times and have... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2015
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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 Walks come in. In order to help you explore the world’s gastro-capitals and get off these cities’ eaten path, CB is offering (with selected partners) guided culinary walks in some of the cities we cover, starting with Istanbul, Athens, Barcelona, and Shanghai.Our culinary walks are designed to lead visitors on an eating binge through a city’s lesser-seen historic side streets and authentic markets, taking in countless hard-to-find culinary gems and, in between bites, a select number of untouristed monuments.
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Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

The walking food tour of Istanbul is an absolute must do. The experience you get exploring all the backstreets with a local guide means you get to try things you may never have had the opportunity to try due to language barriers and the location...More

1  Thank ryaneco
Reviewed May 31, 2015

Great experience with Albert leading our tour in May. We've been to Istanbul a few times and have had great food experiences, but with this adventure we not only ate well, we learned a great deal and experienced places we never would have found on...More

1  Thank shellyesque
Reviewed May 30, 2015

A fantastic way to find out about Turkish food, culture and people. Our guide Senem was wonderful. Very easy to understand and passionate about her job. We did the old city tour which takes you around the Spice Markets plus more. Tiny little shops that...More

2  Thank Marsupial23
Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommended! SUCH a great experience and introduction to a different culture. We chose Backstreets of the Bazaar (led by an absolutely delightful guide named Ipek) and were pleased, impressed, and just happy with the whole shebang. My husband and I have never been a...More

Thank aimeef42
Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Our tour was amazing from beginning to end. Our tour guide, Benoît, was an amazing host and explained much detail over the foods, the neighbourhoods, and the history of Turkey. The area of Istanbul we were in lent itself to a mainly Kurdish food affair....More

Thank Jean P
Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

An absolutely fantastic way to explore some of Istanbul's backstreets, learn about the history and sample the culinary delights! Our guide Anna Maria was really friendly and very knowledgeable and we thouroughly enjoyed the entire experience - bring a good appetite!

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Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

To anyone who wants to discover the flavors of Turkey. Gonca (the guide) has an awesome energy, she makes it very fun and the best part is that she seems to have fun with us. You taste a variety of food throughout the day, and...More

Thank Ana_Fuji
Reviewed May 26, 2015

I went on "Culinary Secrets of the Old City" with the delightful Gonca from Culinary Backstreets. If I could give this experience 6 stars I would. If you like to get off the tourist track and actually meet locals, eat what they're eating, and shop...More

2  Thank WanderinAndrea
Reviewed May 26, 2015

We took the Born on the Bosphorus tour with the very sweet, enthusiastic and informative Ipek. The day is packed full of experiences and tasting and Ipek made us feel like friends. Without overwhelming us, filled the day with information and friendly chatter. We started...More

1  Thank turtlebeak
Reviewed May 25, 2015

Our guide, Senim, was fantastic. She was personable, informative and engaging. The food we tasted was great and varied. We wanted to do the day tour but it was all booked up. Oh well, next visit.

1  Thank wrmomxg
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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Response from Tina E | Reviewed this property |
Please check the website where they will provide the price and how to book. I loved it!
Penny M
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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
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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.