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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 yesterday

My husband and I spent a fabulous day tasting and touring with our guide Ugur. He took us to so many out of the way places which we would have never found on our own. Each tasting was different and delicious. We started our tour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took two Culinary Backstreets Tours - both were simply excellent and showcased our hosts' love of their city and country. The first tour we walked the Kurtulus neighbourhood shops to pick up various items before going to Aysin's lovely home to cook and eat....More

Thank Dream300462
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Guide, Gonca, was amazing! She took us thru the backstreets for many food tastes. She also explained about the culture and the history of Istanbul as well. We had WAY too much to eat. Do NOT eat breakfast before you go and do not...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best experience in Istanbul. Our guide Gonca was fantastic. I would highly recommended for all food lovers.

Thank Arune A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this tour! I liked going to restaurants like the locals, experiencing the real culture and knowing that I was helping in a small part to preserve it! Our guide Remziye was lovely, funny and entertaining.

Thank FellowTraveler56210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Benoit was the most brilliant guide. He was so generous with his time and knowledge. I could not have wished for more.

Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time with Gonca! There was an amazingly diverse selection offered ... impossible to eat everything but we tried. It was a lovely way to see the areas around, but not in, the Grand Bazaar. Visiting the old hans was special too....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't speak highly enough about the informative, enriching, and entertaining tour I did with Benoit/Selim. I'm glad I did the tour on one of the first days of my stay in Instanbul, because the insights I gained through this experience contributed to my enjoyment...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time in Istanbul and I did the wise thing of booking the'two markets, two continents' tour on my second day. Our guide Remziye, and she was an absolutely amazing host. The tour did not only focus on food but also on...More

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CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets -Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was Belgian-born Benoit. Extremely knowledgeable on such a variety of subjects. Fluent in many languages, and welcomed and respected by all the foody places that we visited and passed within the neighbourhood of Beyoğlu. He certainly went the ‘extra mile’ for us, and...More

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CulinaryBackstreets, Owner at Culinary Backstreets -Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the walk. We take pride in working with people who are very knowledgable about and extremely fond of the cities they live in. You can check out your Culinary Backstreets Passport on our website to...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
19 February 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.
Penny M
16 June 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
19 April 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.