‘Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.’ – The Grateful Dead

Unbelievable, perfect, tremendous, magical, unique, random, lovely and special. All of these words sum up the experience we had with Polat on the Circle Istanbul tour Dec 30.

From the food he introduces us to (authentic breakfast dishes and pastries to yogurt on the Asian side, freshly caught fish, tea tea and more tea and then to delicious meza and dinner) to the historical tidbits and knowledge he shared, and the hidden gems and streets of Istanbul (on both East and West sides) and yeah, to the random jam session he had with a few strangers in a tea house, and the stop at the hammani…I mean.. Remarkable doesn’t quite describe this tour!

This is not your average tour. This is for those with an adventurous spirit and a spirit that wants to see the expansiveness of Istanbul and feel the generosity of the people.

Which is why I must use the quote from the Grateful Dead.The customer service, our driver, Polat and the people of Istanbul gave us 15 hours of enormous delight! And, the price is beyond right.
We highly recommend Circle Istanbul. HIGHLY!

Thank you Polat!