Istanbul is one of the most unique cities in the world, where one can observe diverse daily life in a setting of ancient history and natural beauty. In the history of Istanbul many important people lived and contributed to the beauty of Istanbul. There is no doubt that one of the most important historical figures in the history of istanbul was Architect Sinan. He was the chief Ottoman architect and civil engineer for three sultans: Suleyman the Magnificent, Selim II, and Murad III. Sinan was in charge of the construction of more than 300 major structures. His apprentices would later design the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Stari Most in Mostar, and help design the Taj Mahal in the Mughal Empire.
In this 6-hour tour and you will dive into the life of Sinan and explore his three important works in Istanbul, including a visit to the magnificent Suleymaniye Mosque, gorgeous Rustem Pasha Mosque and Şehzade Mosque. While you are visiting these places, you’ll enjoy tastings, including seasonal street foods and traditional drinks. You’ll explore both the historical and local life of Istanbul.
What we offer is a cultural, historical and culinary walking tour in Istanbul’s most delicious and historic neighbourhoods. This experience helps you understand the contemporary life, history and culture of the city. Few travellers, unfortunately, have the opportunity to have real tastes and tours of these places.
This tour includes food tastings as well as an “off-the-beaten-path” glimpse of life in Istanbul with a little bit of history, culture and architectural experiences by visiting Architect Sinan’s works. You will get to escape the tourist crowds and taste the best of what the city offers.
- Şehzade Mosque
- Bozdoğan (Valens) Aqueduct
- Famous Boza shop in Vefa
- Suleymaniye Mosque
- Bean and rice tasting in the Suleymaniye neighborhood
- Tea break
- Suleymaniye Bath
- Büyük Valide Han
- Rustem Pasha Mosque
- Dessert, coffee and kokoreç tasting
- Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar
What is Included?
- Professional tour guide services of Serif Yenen
- Entrance to all the places listed
- Tastings, bites & sips during walks
- Coffee or tea breaks
- Bean and rice lunch
- Some complimentary copies of Serif Yenen’s publications
- 18% VAT (local tax)
What is not Included?
- Personal expenses
- Your additional shopping expenses
- Gratuity to the guide (optional)
Meeting Time and Point?
We will pick you up from the port and go to the Old City by public transportation. We will take you back to the port at the end of the tour. We can start this tour anytime you like.
Duration of the Tour:
It will take about 5-7 hours.
Price and Payment:
The price is $175.00 USD per person. Children up to the age of 3 are free. Children between 4 and 11 will pay $120.00 USD only.
For the confirmation of the tour, we will kindly ask you to make full payment.
Minimum 2, maximum 6 guests would be ideal.
Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policy
This tour is operated by A-group Travel Agency “Serif Yenen Travel” licensed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism (License number: 8860)