We had a 10 hour layover tour in Istanbul, arriving at 15:45. Our wonderful guide Latif met us in the arrivals hall at 16:30, and took us on a magical tour of Istanbul. We visited the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market, which included tasting of tea and sweets. Then we were off on the ferry to cross to the Asian part of the city, where we tasted some delicacies on our way to a restaurant serving traditional homestyle meals. Latif made some great choices from the menu and we loved it all. We walked back to the ferry to cross to the European side, and from there took a tram ride to the Blue Mosque stop. After a highly entertaining visit to an ice cream vendor, we did a walking tour of the Blue Mosque area. The driver collected us and delivered us to the airport at 23:15, in good time . The visit was exquisite, as our host’s name translated into English predicted! Latif is engaging and knowledgeable and it felt like saying goodbye to a friend by the time we left. Do not waste your time in the airport... book this tour, which can be customized according to your needs and the length of your layover!
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