No touristic places - but you will see much more than that! We will take you where ‘real people’ go to dine in a ‘Turkish Way’. You will see and have a chance to meet local people having fun with their friends. We start the evening in a traditional ‘Simit Bakery’. Simit is a bread roll, which is covered with grape molasses and sesame seeds. We take our simits and visit one of the local kıraathane’- which literally means reading rooms-but-in reality is a coffee shop with lots of men with moustaches playing cards or backgammon!
After having traditional Turkish tea in a traditional tea glasses we visit another traditional place: Ocakbaşı-which is a traditional self-service barbeque restaurant where you sit by the fire and grill your kebabs, along with a glass of Turkish Raki of course! We continue our gourmet journey passing, seeing and sniffing by some Turkish Restaurants. Finally, we end up in a Meyhane – a traditional Tavern where you taste ‘Meze’, drink ‘Rakı’ and listen to live Turkish Music performed by Gipsy Musicians. Well if you think that is it for the night, you are wrong!
We will offer you a traditional ‘İşkembe Çorbası’, which is a ‘Tripe Soup’- the same way Turks complete their evening after being sated with ‘Turkish Rakı’… And of course, no Turkish Night is ‘a complete’ without tasting the ‘Türk Kahvesi’ - Turkish Coffee. Sounds tasty huh! And to give it quality, you will be escorted by a Professional guide who will explain to you everything that you will need to know.
Highlights: Ocakbaşı, Meyhane, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street, Turkish Coffee, Kebab, Turkish Tea, İşkembe (Tripe) Soup, Kokoreç (Sheep Insense)
Departure point: Pick up from centrally located hotels in Istanbul
Departure time: 06:30 pm
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
Return details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 11:30 pm
Cancellation is not possible in the last 24 hours. There will be no refund for any unused portion or any tour program.