Culinary Walking Tour: Architect Sinan & Street Food Tastings with Serif Yenen
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 to 7-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 (closed for restoration in these days) 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 (closed for restoration in these days)
- Dessert, coffee and kokoreç tasting
- Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar