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Discover Istanbul with Oguz Kulakac / Half Day

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US$ 141.40
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What to Expect
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Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

It's an old Church, Mosque and it's a Museum now. It's one of the most impressive building all around the world.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hippodrome (At Meydani), Istanbul Turkey

There are only 3 monuments are left from ancient Hippodrome where you can take pictures and listen to the stories behinds them.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Nakkas Oriental Rugs & Textiles, Nakilbent Sokak, No: 13, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

It's a department store where a hidden cistern is located worth seeing.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

It's the first imperial palace which was used by Ottoman Rulers for administration and accommodation.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cemberlitas Sutunu, Mollafenari Mahallesi, Vezirhan Cd. No. 16-18 Fatih, Istanbul Turkey

A thousands years old pillar and a secret taste is laid down next to it! Baklava! We will stop to taste some piece of Turkish Baklava at Cemberlitas also it has one of the entrances of Grand Bazaar.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Suleymaniye Mosque, Prof. SIddIk Sami Onar Cd. No:1 Süleymaniye Mah, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

It is the second biggest mosque was made by architecture Sinan in the 16th century. It has a panoramic view of the city on the back of.

Duration: 15 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Alemdar, Divanyolu Caddesi No:6, 34400 Sultanahmet/Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
Front of Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant at Sultanahmet is our meeting point.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Guiding Service
  • Coffee and/or Tea - Baklava and Tea
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Cemberlitas Sutunu
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Discover Istanbul Flavors with Oguz Kulakac
24 Reviews
Richmond, California
Amazing, Delicious and unforgettable family experience
Oguz, his wonderful wife and lovely boy were the best hosts for my husband, two boys 7 and 12 and myself. A table full with home made and healthy Turkish plates, things you won’t find in a restaurant easily. Not only we discovered a side of the Turkish cuisine we had not experienced, but every single bite we had was absolutely delightful from appetizers to dessert. The dinner was accompanied with lots of laughter, insights about Turkish culture and life, and a lovely conversation. We highly recommend Oguz and his family to anyone up to spend a great time with a caring, friendly Turkish family.
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Best of Istanbul Half Day Tour
Booked with Oguz through withlocals. This was our first and most eventful day in Istanbul. Oguz helped to take us round main parts of Istanbul - historical places to visit , views and the best places to shop. This helped us make the best of our weeks stay. Visited main streets and back streets. I’m not crazy about Turkish delight but now totally converted after Oguz showed us the best place where this is sold in many different varieties with a special technique. Hope to come again and book with Oguz to see more. Definitely recommend . Helped us find a special flash card for my husbands camera which he had problems finding in UK and perfect suits for the boys for family wedding at Mahmud Pasha. Thank you Oguz.
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Amazing dinner with local family
We had dinner with Oguz, his wife and son on our first night in Istanbul. He helped us arrange private transportation to and from his house, as we were already exhausted from a long day of traveling. Dinner was delicious and included a great assortment of new foods for us to try. We also had great conversation and the kids had fun playing together. It was a great start to our time in Turkey! I would highly recommend this experience to everyone!!
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Regina, Canada
Oguz is the best!!!
My wife and I had an excellent private tour of Istanbul with Oguz. He is a fantastic tour guide. He’s very knowledgeable and was flexible with the schedule based on what we were interested in seeing and learning about. He also provided great recommendations for things to do in Istanbul during our remaining time. Thanks again Oguz, you are awesome!
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Istanbul, Turkey
Outstanding Tour with Oguz Kulakac
We enjoyed our private tour of Topkapi Palace with Oguz. He has a great depth of knowledge that he shared with us to make our tour one of the highlights of our visit to amazing Istanbul. We would highly recommend a tour with Oguz.
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Sydney, Australia
Great company, food and conversations!!
Oğuz and his wife were outstanding hosts for a traditional home cooked Turkish dinner at their cosy home. Oğuz met us at an agreed location near our hotel and accompanied us to his home. On arrival his 2½ year son Alp and wife Yasmin were truly hospitable and welcoming. The food was prepared, presented beautifully and tasted excellent. We had great conversations with Oğuz and his family. They provided us with an insight into the modern lives of a Turkish family/culture mixed with traditional values too. Wished we had spent more time with Oğuz and his family and the experience we had with them comes without any reservations!
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Tutong District, Brunei Darussalam
Wonderful Dinner Experience
What can i say? I'm loving the dinner experience with Oguz and his family (his wife and his cute 2 years old kid). And Oguz parents-in-law was there as well to join us. They are very friendly and welcoming to their place. Food cooked by Yasemin (Oguz's wife) is delicious as well, i especially love the dessert she made and got the chance to bring it back to the hotel as well. Thanks Oguz and the family for the experience. Till we meet again next time.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Good food, good conversation; the favorite of our three evenings in Istanbul!
Oguz and his wife were excellent hosts for an evening meal at their home. Oguz met my wife and I at our hotel located near Sirkeci Istasyonu and guided us via tram and bus to his home (about an hour journey but easy to navigate with well-marked routes; he also unnecessarily accompanied us on the return journey as far as the tram making the travel logistics relatively easy). The food was absolutely wonderful. It was a perfect opportunity to enjoy good food and long informal conversation with a knowledgeable and hospitable local resident. In my opinion, this is one of the best ways to experience local Istanbul and Turkish culture. As we expected, alcohol was not served and there was lots of interaction with Oguz’s two-year old son as well; both things that enhanced the experience for us. Can’t recommend this experience enough…it was an excellent value for money and in the end we felt more like family friends rather than paying customers.
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Come Hungry, Leave Full!
We had the delightful experience of having a home cooked meal with Oguz and his family in their home. He was willing to meet us at our hotel, pay our bus fare, and escort us to his home and back via public transportation. He kindly helped us navigate the bus system and watched out for our safety as we went to his home. Jasmin, Oguz’s wife, and their son welcomed us as we arrived. Jasmin, an expert cook, prepared soup, salads, main dish and dessert. The food was beautifully presented, very delicious and plentiful. We felt very welcome in their home. Oguz expertly and kindly answered our many questions as we learned about the culture, people and sites of Turkey. Oguz accompanied us back to our hotel after dinner. Don’t pass up this opportunity to enjoy a one of a kind, very pleasant experience with a beautiful, delightful Turkish family.
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Riverton, Utah
Leaving Turkey with a Treasure
After two weeks in Turkey, we spent our last evening with Oguz and his sweet family. His wife, Yasamine, made a delicious home-cooked meal, and we completely enjoyed seeing their family and how they lived. They made us feel so welcome and comfortable. We enjoyed learning about their culture, and their interests. Yasamine does not speak English, but understood most of what we said, then Oguz would interpret her responses. She was so cute. They shared some hazelnuts with us, and Oguz accompanied us all the way back to our hotel. It was truly a delightful way to end our trip. We felt like we were leaving with a Turkish treasure.
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Vienna, Austria
Amazing dinner experience with nice hosts!
Oğuz and his lovely family welcomed us into their nice home in Istanbul for a great variety of dishes and discussions. Yasemine is a great cook, we had a lovely dinner and got a deep inisight into their lives. Really great way to get a glimpse into the lives of a modern Turkish family. Oğuz was the perfect host picking us up from the city and making sure we got back easily and comfortable. We really enjoyed the time, thank you!
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Marcus v
Delicious Dinner in a cosy environment with a hospitable family
We enjoyed the food and the cultural insight in Istanbul Family Live. The food was great. A soup, a selection of different starters, a delicious main course and a finger licking desert. Istanbul is a restless City, the family of Oguz give as a short break in this pulsating city. Oguz picked us up from the city and brought us to his home. We had interesting talks and enjoyed the time and the food. Marcus and Ulrike
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
Istanbul with Ogus
Oguz gave us an excellent tour. He planed a very good route, which covered most interesting sites. His explanations were accurate, enlightening and broadening our knowledge. He did not spare any effort to look after our safety and wellfare. He has a very pleasant personality and a good sense of humor which made the tour very enjoyable. To sum up, he is an excellent guide and we recommend him full heartedly.
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Istanbul, Turkey
Oguz was outstanding guide, knowledgeable & informative. This tour was highlight of my tour to Istanbul.
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Amanda Y
Toronto, Canada
Explore the Rich History of Istanbul with Oguz!
We had an amazing half-day tour yesterday with our guide Oguz, who took us back in time to explore the history of two great empires: Roman and Ottoman. We started the day meeting in the hippodrome, followed by detailed tours of Aya Sofya and Topkapi Palace. Oguz was extremely knowledgeable and shared a lot of interesting facts and stories about this ancient city. He is also friendly and was very kind to provide recommendations. Get ready to be immersed in the rich culture and breathtaking beauty of Istanbul! Thank you Oguz for a five-start experience!
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