Evening Local Food and Wine Tour In Istanbul

Evening Local Food and Wine Tour In Istanbul
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$95
Duration: 4 hours
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Discover Istanbul by night on this small-group food and wine walking tour led by a gourmet guide.
Learn the rich history of Turkey's world-famous cuisine, savor your choice of Turkish wines.
Enjoy a 3-course Turkish dinner complete with raki.
Explore the cobbled streets, historic alleyways, and vibrant cafe culture of Karakoy and Beyoğlu.
Please note that, as tastes are individual, alcoholic drinks and wine are not included in the tour price.

You can meet your guide at 7pm in Sultanahmet or a little later in Karakoy, whichever is more convenient for you: if you're starting from Sultanahmet, travel across the Golden Horn to Karakoy, where your journey into the heart of Turkish cuisine begins.
As you wander Karakoy's pretty lanes, your guide will explain the history of Turkish food – and how it shaped cuisines from Hungary to Egypt thanks to the might of the Ottoman Empire. You'll pause to admire the medieval Galata Tower, as you stroll up the hill to vibrant Beyoğlu.
Learn about the area's European heritage, as you explore funky bars, cool coffee shops, and fine restaurants. You'll stop at Sensus, an elegant wine bar, to discover Turkish wines from one of Istanbul's best wine cellars.
Next, you'll visit a traditional, down-home meyhane to enjoy a 3-course dinner. Choose a fresh starter, seasonal main course, and dessert or fresh fruit: as you eat, enjoy the vivid setting, and chat to your guide and fellow foodies about Istanbul's rich culinary culture.
No traditional Turkish evening would be complete without a glass or two of the national spirit, raki. Your guide will explain the etiquette of raki-drinking, and explain how best to appreciate its anise-licorice flavors and aromas.
Finally, enjoy the buzz of Istanbul by night and those cool Bosphorus breezes as you stroll back towards your original starting point. Your tour will end at 11pm.

Discover Istanbul by night on this small-group food and wine walking tour led by a gourmet guide.
Learn the rich history of Turkey's world-famous cuisine, savor your choice of Turkish wines.
Enjoy a 3-course Turkish dinner complete with raki.
Explore the cobbled streets, historic alleyways, and vibrant cafe culture of Karakoy and Beyoğlu.
Please note that, as tastes are individual, alcoholic drinks and wine are not included in the tour price.