Istanbul: Turkish Entertainment Bosphorus Dinner Cruise
- Transportation included
- Duration: 3 hours
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It has always been our belief that tasting the local street food is as important as visiting historical monuments if one needs to understand the culture of a place. Thus, we booked this tour hoping to get a glimpse of the wonderful Turkish cuisine that we had heard so much about before. Çetin saw to it that we were given the royal treatment. His insights into the Turkish cuisine, it's history and influences from other neighbouring cuisines were fascinating. We were planning before to do such a tour on our own, but knowing what to order is one thing and knowing where to order it from is a completely different prospect. Çetin took us to some of the best local street food vendors and restaurants in the Kadiköy area and made us sample some of the most scrumptious foods one can imagine. Walking through the streets of Kadiköy was a literal assault on the senses with a multitude of sights, sounds and smell wafting out from all corners and Çetin guided us through each and everyone of them.
I can't even explain how much I enjoyed this "tour". Lucky for me I was the only one booked, so it was just me and my amazing guide, Cetin. It was my first night in Istanbul and this tour was the perfect introduction to the food, culture and history of the city. The food I tried was INCREDIBLE and the number of restaurants we visited was extremely generous. I would recommend this tour for anyone visiting Istanbul. I'll be back to do it again. Thanks again Cetin. This experience felt more like a night out with a friend!
We had a highly enjoyable and delicious tour of the Asian side of Istanbul, with our fantastic guide Cetin (an ex-chef!). The food we sampled was both local and full of flavors, and we really appreciated the range of flavors and tastes we were able to sample. Not only did we learn about the food we did try, but also a bit about other foods in other parts of the city that we should go back to try, and we got a nice list of great restaurants to try. I would definitely return for this again!
It was worth every penny. We had Salih as our guide. He’s an easy-going interesting guy that gave us a lot of detail about every place we went. If you wanted to see something or buy something he made sure you got what you wanted. I would highly recommend the tour if you are short on time to cover the hot spots and with this guide. Well done!
Our guide Cetin was outstanding. He took us to so many places we never would have found on our own. We tried an endless variety of local foods that we would never have known to order by ourselves and left very full. It was also a great way to venture out and discover the Asian side of Istanbul. Highly recommend!