This amazing local experience is sure to show you the ‘real’ Istanbul that so many strive to find. Our local guide will pick you up from the meeting point, and stroll with you through the famous Sultanahmet towards the home of a local family. Here you will experience true Turkish hospitality, as the family take you into their home and you hear stories about life in the districts of Istanbul. Our guide is fully bilingual, so there will be no misunderstandings or awkward silences here.
One of the highlights of your evening will be sharing a meal with the family, lovingly home-cooked, and full of the famous flavours of the city and the country itself. Istanbul is particularly known for its food, and sharing such a meal will just add to the amazing experience of time spent in a local home. After meals and farewells, our guide will lead you out into the evening in search of more authentic Istanbul.
You will head to a popular local hangout, a hive of action and activity, and has marvelous views of the Marmara Sea. You may choose to get involved with one of the many games of backgammon, or simply sit back and watch a game of football while trying some local tea or the renowned Narglie (water pipe).
Whatever your choice, you will be surrounded by authentic Istanbul, and your guide will make sure that you are not short of ideas for the rest of your visit.