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Culinary Backstreets -Tours

Istanbul, Turkey
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Perfect way to explore Istanbul

A fantastic tour - food, drink, history and culture in one. Our guide, Gonca, was so enthusiastic... read more

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J3dda
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Brussels, Belgium
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Delicious Cooking Class

I took the Cooking Class in Istanbul and had a fabulous experience! I left with a greater... read more

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rachaele151
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Princeton, New Jersey
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When it comes to exploring a city’s authentic dining scene, while the stomach should ideally serve as the best compass, the truth of the matter is that it’s hard to find your way without good local advice. That’s where Culinary Backstreets’ Culinary Walks come in. In order to help you explore the world’s gastro-capitals and get off these cities’ eaten path, CB is offering (with selected partners) guided culinary walks in some of the cities we cover, starting with Istanbul, Athens, Barcelona, and Shanghai.Our culinary walks are designed to lead visitors on an eating binge through a city’s lesser-seen historic side streets and authentic markets, taking in countless hard-to-find culinary gems and, in between bites, a select number of untouristed monuments.
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“istanbul eats” (145 reviews)
“food tour” (127 reviews)
“bazaar quarter” (54 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Istanbul, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
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A fantastic tour - food, drink, history and culture in one. Our guide, Gonca, was so enthusiastic, warm and welcoming. I couldn’t recommend this more highly! Thanks Gonca, and thanks Culinary Backstreets.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I took the Cooking Class in Istanbul and had a fabulous experience! I left with a greater understanding of the food culture in Turkey, some great recipes and a very full and satisfied belly! We cooked 5 different Turkish dishes from starters to the main...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was visiting Istanbul with a small tour group during Ramadan and a few of us booked the culinary tour on our last night in the city. What an unexpected delight! Our guide started us off with a homemade picnic so we could celebrate breaking...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite being a rainy day in Istanbul, the tour with Gonca was thoroughly enjoyable. She was so at ease and knowledgeable, and her stories about the food made it experience all the more enjoyable. She definitely made the tour a relaxing experience and made an...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasted our way around the streets of Istanbul . Remziye was a brilliant guide and a mind of information not just about the food but the history of the localities we visited . The food was varied and plentiful with plenty of drinks and choices...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this small group tour covering both European and Asian neighbourhoods in Istanbul, with a lovely ferry trip over the Bosphorus connecting the two. Senem, our guide, was excellent - easy going, informative, funny, and, apart from skilfully guiding us through a great...More

Thank bungle1973
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Benoit led 6 foodies on a day of tastes and sights we would otherwise have missed. Anyone with a day to spare in Istanbul should book this tour which will broaden your knowledge of the cuisines of the cosmopolitan city, as well as treating your...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing day with an amazing guide and such a wild variety of food. Gonca, our guide, was so informative and so easy to listen to that we never felt anything but at ease with her and her quest to inspire us with the tastes...More

Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am here in Istanbul working while my wife and son are exploring. Culinary Backstreets was kind enough to arrange a custom Hidden Beyoglu tour for us in the afternoon to accommodate my schedule. Our guide, Ugur, met us at our hotel and took us...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour was conducted by Ugur, who was a lovely companion for the day, a very interesting guy who know loads of history, culinary and otherwise, about the city and Turkey in general. We learnt a lot about Turkish food from breakfast to dinner, and...More

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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
...More
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Mohsen B
19 February 2017|
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Response from Tina E | Reviewed this property |
Please check the website where they will provide the price and how to book. I loved it!
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Penny M
15 June 2016|
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Response from tfnomad | Reviewed this property |
Penny, They have several tours covering different parts of the city during the day and night and even one cooking class in someone's house! So there's plenty to choose from in terms of area coverage and preferences, so... More
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mmorgan225
19 April 2016|
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Response from Jollymon22 | Reviewed this property |
My best recommendation is to google Istanbul Eats or Culinary Backstreets and look for a promo code there. I am on their email list and have not noticed a promo code offering before.
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