We did the extended full day tour last month on Dec. 26th. We had a fabulous time and have been talking about our experience ever since. From the moment we were picked up, we felt like we’d known our guide, Ozcan, for years. He made us feel at home in Istabul everywhere we went and we were able to venture into little know neighborhoods we would never see anywhere else. We started the day by going to the Asian side of Istanbul where we shopped at a street marked for our breakfast and then went to a small cafe where they made us all traditional Turkish coffee on the brazier. We visited both poor and rich neighborhoods, conservative and arty. We never wanted for food either..we were able to enjoy a wonderful home-made meal for lunch at friends house that was a very special treat. The Turkish bath was an interesting experience, I’m not sure I would do it again, but it was something we will not forget. The only bad thing was the weather..it was rainy all day…but we forged ahead and still had a wonderful time. We would recommend this tour to anyone that wants to see a side of Istanbul that you would not see without living there or having locals as friends. There is simply not enough room to write about everything we did! Wonderful Day!