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Istanbul: Small-Group Home Cooked Meal

by Urban Adventures
per adult Price is £41
5 of 5
Duration: {0} Duration: 3h 30m Free cancellation Free cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

Authentic home-cooked meal & drinks with a Turkish family

A game of backgammon at one of the locals' favourite haunts

An evening spent like a Turk, drinking tea & smoking nargile

English-speaking guide makes conversation with locals easy

Limited capacity - Maximum 12 people per group

Highlights

Authentic home-cooked meal & drinks with a Turkish family

A game of backgammon at one of the locals' favourite haunts

An evening spent like a Turk, drinking tea & smoking nargile

English-speaking guide makes conversation with locals easy

Limited capacity - Maximum 12 people per group

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6:00 PM, Tour in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 3h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
£40.64

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Istanbul: Small-Group Home Cooked Meal

Activity Location

Istanbul

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant

    Divanyolu Caddesi No.6 34400 Sultanahmet

    Istanbul


Description

The smell of lentil soup and stuffed aubergine wafts towards the front door as your host family welcomes you into their home. Immerse yourself in Turkish culture by dining with a local family, then explore their cosy neighbourhood and visit a popular meeting place for tea, games and friendly conversation.

Take a seat cross-legged on a cushion and admire the impressive spread in front of you. While savouring the classic home-cooked dishes, learn what life is like in modern-day Turkey—from the subjects the children are learning at school to where to get the best quality fish. Even if your Turkish isn’t the best, your guide translates and makes conversing with the family easy.

After the delicious meal, say goodnight to your friendly hosts and take a leisurely stroll along the area's ancient backstreets. Stop at a popular meeting place to take part in a few much-loved Turkish pastimes—competitive games included. Grab a seat and soak up the stunning vistas of the Marmara Sea, while your opponent contemplates their next backgammon move.

At the end of the night, sip on a steaming cup of aromatic tea or try something new and take a puff from a Narghile, a traditional Turkish water pipe.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Sultanahmet

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Dinner at a local family's home

  • Tea

  • Narghile, a traditional water pipe

  • Backgammon


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.