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About the guru Zana
Hi, I'm Zana. :) I am a young man who has just finished his career in Spanish and Hispanic Philology and I would like to show my city to the visitors of Istanbul :). I was born in Istanbul and I have been telling the history, culture and beauty of my city to others for 5 years, and in this way also knowing the culture of new friends. :) That is my great hobby. I am a very so... More »
Hi, I'm Zana. :) I am a young man who has just finished his career in Spanish and Hispanic Philology and I would like to show my city to the visitors of Istanbul :). I was born in Istanbul and I have been telling the history, culture and beauty of my city to others for 5 years, and in this way also knowing the culture of new friends. :) That is my great hobby. I am a very social person, I like traveling, adventures, making new friends, learning languages, playing sports and much more :). I am a lover of Spanish, Mexican and Italian cuisine, including paella, croquettes, tacos, mole, pozole, pizza and pasta :). In my tours I will take you to the most emblematic places and not so easy to reach, so you will feel like locals of this city .... (which makes this tour magnificent!) :)
About the tour
We will start by visiting the Spice Bazaar where you will enjoy seeing the beauty of many types of spices, teas and Turkish sweets. Then we will visit the popular market, we will feel the culture and enjoy many kinds of food, you will see in this market a wide range of colors.
Then we will get on the ferry and take a tour of the Golden Horn River, from the ferry we will see many stories of this beautiful city. After finishing the ferry tour, we will get off at Eyup Sultan. This is a humble, mystical and traditional neighborhood, where we will visit the neighborhood mosque. We will climb the cable car to reach the hill of Pierre Loti, from where you can enjoy the full view of the Golden Horn and listen to its history, accompanied by a tea and Turkish cookies that are essential to try them! :)
For lunch we will go to a very local and typical restaurant, and there we will taste the wonders of Turkish cuisine. After lunch we will visit the Süleymaniye Camii Mosque, where the tomb of Soleimán El Magnífico and that of his family are located.
During the tour we will use public transport such as bus, tram, cable car and ferry, which are very comfortable. This will make you feel like a local :)
The list of places we will visit are:
1. Eminonu Neighborhood
2. Bazaar of herbs and spices
3. Popular Market of Eminonu
4. Galata Bridge
5. Cruise to the Historic River of Golden Horn
6. Eyup Sultan neighborhood
7. Cable car to Pierre Loti Hill
8. The Grand Mosque of Soleiman
Additional information: To travel by public transport in Istanbul, you must have the Istanbulkart card, the which can be easily obtained in the yellow machines that are in the tram, subway and ferry stations.
The card costs 6 lira without balance. As we will use 4 times public transport, it must be charged with 12 lira per person. Keep in mind that yellow machines only accept tickets, so if you want to load it with 12 lira you will have to load 15 lira, if it is 24 lira you will have to load 25 lira.
A card can be used for a group, for example if you come as a couple it is enough that you get only one transport card and charge 25 lira. See you! :)
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