OFF THE BEATEN TRACK & ISTANBUL TASTES

Highlights of The Tour

 

  • Mahmut Pasa Mosque
  • Tahtakale  
  • Rustem Pasa Mosque
  • Spice Market and Yeni Mosque
  • A short ferry journey on Bosporus
  • Fish market in Kadıkoy and more
  • Besiktas
  • Extensive walking in Taksim, Beyoglu and Galata
  • Karakoy
  • Different tastes of Istanbul

 

During this tour, we visit and walk through number of districts not very popular among the tour groups. We start the tour from Cemberlitas, a column standing in the middle of the Forum Constantine. We walk through Tahtakale, a popular shopping area for mid and low budget locals. Just before visiting the Rustempasa Mosque, we try Baklava at a small local shop.

Rustempasa Mosque is highly decorated with famous Iznik tiles, built by famous Ottoman architect: Mimar Sinan. We have some free time at the famous Spice Market (or the Egyptian Bazaar), another souk from the Ottoman era, famous of selling spices.

From here we catch a ferry to Kadikoy, the city of blind people. We first wander at fish market and shopping area and taste the things that we see here like pickle juice, stuffed mussel, some regional cheese, olives and Kokorec. Then we catch another ferry to get back to European side again to a district called Besiktas. We catch a dolmus (shared taxi) here to get to most famous square of Turkey, Taksim square. Here we walk down hill to Golden Horn by following Istiklal street with some D tours to Beyoglu and Galata of course we have some treats for you here too like Turkish Coffee and icli kofte (if available). Our tour finishes at Karakoy. If you like your guide will assist you back to your hotel.

By this tour you understand the locals and their routine day in Istanbul and you have chance to try different tastes of Istanbul at the right places.

 

  • The Tour will be PRIVATE (for you only) 
  • The orders of visiting the sites can be changed by your guides.  
  • If you are staying in the old city your guide will meet you at your hotel. Otherwsie you will meet your guide at a meeting point which you will be told after confirming the tour. 

 

THE PRICE LIST 

1 Person
170 USD
2 People100 USD per person
3 People   75 USD per person 
4 People  62 USD per person 
5-6 People   54 USD per person 
7 and More  Please ask for our special prices

INCLUDED

Guiding, Treats to experience different tastes and Transport (by Tram, Ferry and Dolmus (Shared Taxi))

NOT INCLUDED
Lunch  

 

Contact: tours@bitinya.com

CONTACT US

Macka Meydani Sokak No 34/3 Ruya Apt.
34357 Besiktas ISTANBUL

+90 212 259 10 40
tours@bitinya.com

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