City tours Istanbul – food as we know it
City tours Istanbul like to take you on a Culinary Istanbul tour. As I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy food and eating food, I think you are not different.
Especially when in Turkey, the country – symbol of not only history but delicious food, as well, you shouldn’t miss out on one day at least, dedicated to enjoying lovely dishes.
Note that our ‘city tours Istanbul starts at 08:30 with a nourishing breakfast at ‘Pando Kaymak’ also known as ‘Bulgarian’s Place’. It is located at Besiktas market. So, Kaymakci Pando, as the name suggests, makes and serves the best kaymak. This is clotted snow-white cream made by skimming buffalo milk that have been simmered for a couple of hours. As for that family-run restaurant, it makes you witness the rituals in the kitchen. You can enjoy the hosts who like to feed their guests with the tastiest food.
Then, with our ‘batteries’ charged, we continue to the Barbaros Tomb. Situated in Besiktas, the tomb was built by the famous Ottoman architect Sinan between the years 1541 and 1542. Also, there is a monument erected at the side of the tomb. For the making of it, in 1944, 6900 kg of bronze material were used. It resembles the bow of the ship at 11,5 m in height.
Food and history, city tours Istanbul
Next stop in city tours Istanbul, will be the National Maritime Museum – the first naval museum of Turkey. Its collection consists of approximately 20,000 objects.
After the museum we will get on the ferry from Besiktas to Uskudar. In short time we will step on another continent – Asia.
For Istanbul is a city of endless beauty and takes your energy away, just like your breath, our delicious breakfast will be long gone. Therefore, one of the oldest restaurants in Istanbul serving traditional Turkish / Ottoman cuisine, ‘Kanaat’ diners will host us for a lovely lunch.
When lunch is over, we will go back on the ferry from Uskudar to Haskoy where we will visit the Koc Museum. The museum was opened in 1994 and dedicated to the history of transport, industry and communications.
At 5 pm a suitable, lovely end of our city tours Istanbul will be the dinner at Sadrazam Mahmut Restaurant. Because this is a different meat restaurant that offers delicious specialties like Uykuluk (sweetbread), Grand Vizier Rice, grilled meat… Also, the place is interesting with its history. In the past it used to be a stable which turned into an eating house over the years… The rest you can read in the menu right before you choose your tasty dinner.
|Private Tour Prices – per person|
|2-3 adult||4-5 adults||6-7 adults||8-9 adults|
– Transportation, Parking & Tolls
– Entrance Fees
– Guide Fee (English Speaking Guide)
– Restaurant Tipping
What’s NOT included?
– Expenses of personal nature
– Tips for the tour guide/driver
– Anything unless specified being included
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