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Taksim Square (Taksim Meydani) Tours and Activities

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Taksim Square (Taksim Meydani), Istanbul’s main modern hub, is located at the end of the pedestrian thoroughfare Istiklal Avenue (Istiklal Caddesi). A popular meeting place, Taksim Square is anchored by the Monument of the Republic and buzzes with activity day and night. The area historically hosts public celebrations, parades, and demonstrations.

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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

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Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this hop-on hop-off tour offers a truly flexible way to explore it. Board your open-top, double-decker bus at any stop along the two routes, and enjoy the views as you listen to the audio commentary. Then, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you hop on and off at any of the stops to visit highlights such as the spectacular Topkapi Palace, the UNESCO-protected Hagia Sophia, the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. Your ticket is valid for 1, 2, or 3 days and entry to select attractions.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.94
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$51.94

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
per group
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$150.00
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Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour

Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour

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Discover Istanbul’s delectable bites and illuminated sights by night on this food tour. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, head to the bustling Taksim Square, home to the mighty Monument to the Republic, in order to sample Turkish specialties from multiple eateries. Feast on Turkish dishes like icli kofte (spiced meat and nuts), sample an authentic Turkish kebab, and satisfy your sweet tooth with baklava, a traditional Turkish dessert. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this small-group tour, limited to 14 food lovers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.02
Price varies by group size
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$60.02
Price varies by group size

Circle Istanbul (Extraordinary Istanbul)

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Circle Istanbul (Extraordinary Istanbul)

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Have you ever toured a city and wished you knew someone there? Someone with the inside scoop on the city; who you could trust and would show you the things you would have never seen on your own? This is how we want travelers to view CIRCLE ISTANBUL. Circle Istanbul was created by professional guides, who are passionate about their city. More so, our tour was designed for travelers who have seen the major sights and are now ready to see the heart of the city.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
$200.00
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$180.00
$200.00
$20.00 savings

Party Pub Crawl - International Party Tour

Party Pub Crawl - International Party Tour

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We are an all woman owned & lead event planning company that runs Party Pub Crawls in Istanbul for over 5 years! Party bus, drinking games, free drinks, VIP access to the best bars/clubs and party photos! Don't lose time by searching for the best places to go or get stuck in tourist traps, join our Party Pub Crawls! Happening every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Please contact for other days.)
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.08
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$23.08

Istanbul Pub Crawl Big Nightout . Rooftop parties,party Bus & Nightlife

Istanbul Pub Crawl Big Nightout . Rooftop parties,party Bus & Nightlife

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Starting by a Party Bus from the meeting point to the first rooptop party. Pub Crawl Istanbul gives you a unique chance to experience Istanbul Night Life with a group of party people from around the world and local guides! Join this 7-hour pub crawl if you’re looking for the best places to party in the city. Start with a free shot along with drinking games and challenges at the meeting point and then head to at least 3 of the top party spots, where your entrance is free! Act as locals do and experience alternative venues that tourists have never heard of before. Gather your group of friends together, or head out into the night to meet new friends from around the world. This activity includes: Free entry to 3 venues Free shots at the meeting point Free party bus to taksim(along with the bottle of Raki) Free shot at each party Drinking games Professional photos
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.08
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$23.08

Skip The Line:1 or 2 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

Skip The Line:1 or 2 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

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Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- 2- or 3 day private sightseeing tour. Opt for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
per group
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$100.00
per group

Istanbul Airport Transfer - One Way

Istanbul Airport Transfer - One Way

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Enjoy a private transfer between Istanbul International Airport or Sabiha Gokcen airport and your hotel in Istanbul Taksim, Fatih, Besiktas, Sisli. Transfer services are available 24/7. Forget about the anxiety of transportation from/to the airport in Istanbul, with a private transfer from all airports in Istanbul to hotels in the city center or visa verse. Transfers are executed by modern, comfortable, and air-conditioned vehicles. when we pick our guests from the hotel to the airport, we make sure drop-offs at the Airport with plenty of time for your flight check-in so that you don't worry about arriving late. Free WI-FI, air conditioning in all our vehicles, experienced and highly professional, handsome drivers is what make us unique . Our Drivers speaks English, Russian and Arabic.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.97
Price varies by group size
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$25.97
Price varies by group size

Istanbul Evening Food Walking Tour

Istanbul Evening Food Walking Tour

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Treat your palate to Istanbul’s exciting flavors on a 3-hour evening food walking tour. Follow a food-enthusiast guide around hidden streets and neighborhoods, and scout out the best food haunts the city has to offer. Taste treats such as 'borek' (flaky pastry); nibble on enticing ‘meze’ (small appetizers) at a ‘meyhane’ tavern, and savor ‘raki’, the locals’ beloved anise-flavored firewater. As you walk and eat, learn about Istanbul’s cuisine and the ingredients and influences that have shaped it. Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.37
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$101.37

Guided Food and Culinary Walking Tour of Istanbul

Guided Food and Culinary Walking Tour of Istanbul

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Immerse yourself in the vibrant sights, sounds and most-importantly tastes of Istanbul on a personalized, private culinary walking tour. Try seasonal foods and beverages at hidden outlets that other tourists might miss, and confidently explore open-air markets with the help of your guide. Savor this delicious half-day stroll through the city, designed specifically to satisfy your taste buds.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
Price varies by group size
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$140.00
Price varies by group size

Istanbul Culinary Tour: Local Tavern and Gourmet Street Foods

Istanbul Culinary Tour: Local Tavern and Gourmet Street Foods

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Get to know the complex food culture of Istanbul on this guided street food walking tour. Explore the Pera neighborhood and visit some of the hidden passages and streets including the Flower Passage, Hazzopulo, and Asmali Mescit. Stop at traditional meyhanes and food markets and sample a wide range of cuisine, including snacks, desserts, and drinks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.49
Price varies by group size
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$78.49
Price varies by group size

Istanbul Food and Culture Walking Tour

Istanbul Food and Culture Walking Tour

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Sample your way through Istanbul on this small-group food and culture tour. Stroll the city’s historic streets with an expert guide, dipping into local markets and cafes along the way. Taste foods from typical streets vendors and patisseries (own expense), and peruse some local shops as well. This tour offers a great overview of Istanbul’s lively food scene. Group size is limited to 15 people to ensure a quality experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Full-Day (1 or 2 days) Private Guided Cultural Tour of Istanbul

Full-Day (1 or 2 days) Private Guided Cultural Tour of Istanbul

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These private tours would offer you the comfort of unique culture experience. If you want to stay away from crowded groups, to avoid long entrance queues, we invite you to live the best of your Istanbul experience with a private tour.
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  • 6 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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$140.00
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Istanbul Modern City Walking: Taksim to Galata With Secret Passages

Istanbul Modern City Walking: Taksim to Galata With Secret Passages

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This tour takes you into the heart of the modern section of Istanbul to be shown the unmistakable icons as well as the hard-to-find secret spots that make Beyoğlu so captivating. Veer away from the hustle and bustle of Istiklal Avenue to discover the beautiful side streets and historical passages that get missed by tourists and Turks alike. See the Pera district through a local’s eyes and learn about its cosmopolitan history. Area is also famous across Istanbul for its outstanding street food but discovering good eateries in a big city is not always easy. Not to worry, as we stroll Istiklal Avenue, your guide will point out best local eating places, cafés and bars, as well as show you the main points of interest along the way. • Let your guide take you to the hidden backstreets and passages of Beyoğlu • Discover the secret haunts of locals, best local eating places and bars • Sample top-notch Beyoğlu Chocolate suggested by your guide • Enjoy the relaxed pace of a walking tour
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.08
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$23.08
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Istanbul Two Continents and Backstreets

Istanbul Two Continents and Backstreets

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Ideally suited to curious travelers, this half-day private tour covers the hidden highlights of Istanbul. Skip the crowded tourist attractions and get a local’s perspective on the bustling capital, which straddles two continents. Visit Kadikoy’s famous fish market on the Asian side, hop a ferry for a scenic ride across the water, and stroll through the city’s European-style streets in Pera. Tours include snacks and tea.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00
Price varies by group size

Private Istanbul Half Day Tour with Guide and Transportation

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Private Istanbul Half Day Tour with Guide and Transportation

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We walk towards the modern part seeing the most crowded streets with their restaurants, bars, pubs and much more. We visit the second main residence of the Ottoman Empire - Dolmabahce Palace. We take a look at the widest and most famous square in the city - Taksim Square To feel like a bird you have to climb the Galata Tower. And your guide accompanies you from beginning to end for this half day tour in the modern area of Istanbul
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.50
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$170.00
$25.50 savings
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$144.50
per group
$170.00
$25.50 savings

Private Tour: Istanbul by Night with Turkish Dinner and Show

Private Tour: Istanbul by Night with Turkish Dinner and Show

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Delve into Istanbul’s evening culture during a private tour where you will enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner and show. A private chauffeur will transfer you to the restaurant where you will savor a 4-course meal of traditional Turkish cuisine. Following the meal, see a 3-hour show that displays traditional Muslim culture in the form of rhythmic belly dancers, classic Turkish folk musicnand traditional dance. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.39
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$115.39
Price varies by group size

Get Your Guide & Explore Istanbul

Get Your Guide & Explore Istanbul

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Enjoy the total freedom of customizing your own tour of Istanbul, with the help of a guide. As a local expert, your guide will be able to make suggestions to suit your interests and needs, and you can decide on the final locations. Get to know the city up-close on a walking tour, and use public transportation to reach places further afield, just as Istanbul's residents do. A fully customizable private tour of Istanbul Receive personalized attention on a private tour just for you and your party. An ideal trip for both first-time and return visitors to Istanbul Go at your own pace and choose the destinations that interest you most.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.98
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$171.98
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Istanbul Street Photography, Istanbul photo tour, Photo tour,

Istanbul Street Photography, Istanbul photo tour, Photo tour,

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- You will see heart of Istanbul with us - You will take good streets photos at the right places - We will give you all our experience at the street photography - You will be together with locals - You can contact and ask questions to local people - Sometimes we will be far from the tourist places - You can get some special photos of fisherman, some seller ect - We will just make point shoots in short time
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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$139.00

Skip The Line:1 or 2 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

Skip The Line:1 or 2 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

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See the sights of Istanbul that most interest you on a customized, 1or 2 -days tour with a private. guide. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, such as Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. *Private guide means a more personalized experience *Option to select a 1 or 2-day private tour by walking or VAN *Book an included tour vehicle for door-to-door service *Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city *Customize the itinerary according to your schedule
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.80
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$80.80
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Highlights of Istanbul Private Tour: 1 Day, 2 Day or 3 Day Private Tour

Highlights of Istanbul Private Tour: 1 Day, 2 Day or 3 Day Private Tour

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Situated between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a city of two continents. It has a timeless charm that takes you to a journey from modern Turkish republic to Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman eras. Our optional day tour/s will take you to the wonders of this fascinating city with the local experts: You explore all the highlights of the old city on Day 1. Visiting attractions are Blue Mosque - Hagia Sophia - Topkapi Palace - Hippodrome - Caferaga Madrasa - Grand Bazaar. Second day covers Spice Market, Rustem Pasha Mosque, Bosphorus Boat Tour, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street, Galata Tower (outer visit) and Galata Bridge. Third day takes you to the City Walls of Constantinople, Chora Museum, Fener, Balat, Greek patriarchate, Ayyub al Ansari Mosque, Pierre Loti Hill. You have options to book only private tour guide OR guide and private vehicle according to the location of your hotel. We are looking forward to welcome you in the city of two continents!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
per group
From
$150.00
per group

Have Your Own Private Guide in Istanbul

Have Your Own Private Guide in Istanbul

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* Time to explore the Highlights of Istanbul, its people, history, culture and cuisine with expert local Professional Guides. * Customize the itinerary according to your schedule and interests with your guide. Decide the sights and places to visit at the beginning of the day. * Pricing is per group (up to 10 people) , not per person!! * We meet with the travelers at the hotel and walk to the sites together or use tram to reach the old city. Guide will meet you at the Hotel Lobby (Old City Area) and we will walk to the sites together.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Istanbul Foodie Tour by Night: Traditional Meyhane & Street Foods

Istanbul Foodie Tour by Night: Traditional Meyhane & Street Foods

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Get a taste of Turkey's varied cuisine during this half-day food tour through the Beyoglu (Pera) neighborhood. With a small-group limited to six, enjoy samplings of everything from mezes to baklava to kebabs; there is even a chance to enjoy raki, an anise-flavored liquor local to the region. Stop at bustling markets, street food stalls, restaurants, and backstreets for a closer look at Turkish culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.25
Price varies by group size
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$69.25
Price varies by group size

Istanbul:Your Guide&Your Way

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Istanbul:Your Guide&Your Way

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Enjoy the total freedom of customizing your own tour of Istanbul, with the help of a guide. As a local expert, your guide will be able to make suggestions to suit your interests and needs, and you can decide on the final locations. Get to know the city up-close on a walking tour, and use public transportation to reach places further afield, just as Istanbul's residents do.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.25
per group
$145.00
$50.75 savings
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$94.25
per group
$145.00
$50.75 savings

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