Get lost among the foodies and local eateries. Taste honey yogurt, traditional mezes and kokorec at local shops, Eat your way while your guide is explaining all the details about the local cuisine.
Go beyond the touristic attractions and famous sights. Visit charming neighborhoods along the Bosphorus. Have a real life experience.
Spice market, Breakfast in an old tradesman inn, Ferry ride to the Asian side, Üsküdar food market with tastings, Short dolmuş ride to Kuzguncuk, Homemade meal in a local restaurant
Food connects people no matter what the background is and allows you to explore local traditions. With every bite, you get more into domestic life witnessing layers of history, thousands of years.
On this tour, we will take you to charming neighborhoods along the Bosphorus where traditional hospitality and neighborhood culture still live on. You can not see franchised supermarkets or big shopping malls without any spirit. Residents still support small businesses and preserve the local atmosphere.
Our first stop on the Asian side is Üsküdar, a popular residential and commercial district hosting more traditional and conservative families. Üsküdar is beautiful, busy, full of little streets with markets, small eateries, and shops. It is also one of the best places to watch Istanbul's scenery. Merely sitting in a Bosphorus-facing cafe, enjoying a cup of Turkish tea accompanied by the sounds of seagulls, watching the boats pass by is a great joy.
Alongside its historical sights( Maiden's Tower, Historical mosques) Üsküdar attracts people with its colorful food market where you will enjoy Turkish delicacies away from the tourist crowds. The market has a great variety of products from all around Turkey. Just in one place, you get a glimpse of the fertile land of Turkey.
Kuzguncuk is one of a kind place where a church, a mosque, and a synagogue stand side by side, a real mosaic of faiths and traditions. It is the symbol of tolerance and harmony offering you peace in this little piece of Istanbul. With its bakeries, colorful ottoman wooden houses, local restaurants it will evoke a sense of old Istanbul.Despite the drastic changes in the number of minorities the main synagogue and churches are still functional. Jews and Christians go there on the weekends to attend religious services.
So if you are looking something different and want to have a journey to the hidden corners of this fantastic city, join us.