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Home Cooked Meal and Culture of Istanbul Tour
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On this Istanbul tour, you will get first-hand experience with the culture and wonders that Turkey has to offer. Not only will you be eating like a native Turk, but you will also witness the lavish customs with locals. For a true taste of Istanbul, look no further than this tour of Turkey's largest city.

On your way to meet with a local family, your tour guide will take you through the famous streets of Sultanahmet. Turkish hospitality is famous worldwide, and during this small group Istanbul tour you will have the opportunity to experience it for yourself. The local family will prepare a delicious Turkish meal. As you dine, not only will you taste the many rich Turkish flavors, but you will also gain insight into the daily lives of local families.

After enjoying the Turkish meal, your guide will take you through the backstreets of the neighborhood, where you will catch sight of the picturesque communal wooden homes that line the streets. The backstreets will lead you to a local hangout destination overlooking the gorgeous Marmara Sea. There you will have the opportunity to converse with locals, play the customary game of backgammon, or simply enjoy the sights.

Next, you will have the chance to experience two Turkish pastimes, drinking exotic tea and smoking a water pipe commonly known as Narglie. Relax and enjoy a soothing experience after a long day of touring. Your tour will finish at the Sultanahmet. If you are looking to delve into Turkish culture, this personalized and informative tour of Istanbul is the perfect choice.

Tour Size
Tour Type
Cultural, Scenic, Active
Tour Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Tour Departs From
Central Istanbul. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Food/Beverage Provided
A traditional Turkish dinner and drinks with a local family, tea, and Narglie waterpipe are included.
Recommended Dress
Please be aware that the standard of dress throughout Turkey is conservative. We recommend modest clothing to respect this fact; clothing that covers your shoulders and knees is required. Turkish people do not wear shoes within the home, so we suggest easy slip-on shoes be worn. The weather in Istanbul varies depending on the time of year. Winters range from freezing cold to extremely hot and humid in summer (June, July and August). Please note that short shorts for both men and women are not acceptable nor are tank or singlet tops.
A maximum of 12 people are permitted on this tour. Guests must be able to walk on paved surfaces. There are steps and steep curbs in some areas.

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