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Turkish Bath-Hammam- & Traditional Food

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Turkish Bath-Hammam- & Traditional Food

33 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transportation
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Turkish Bath-Hammam- & Traditional Food

culture walk

Turkish Bath-Hammam- & Traditional Food

33 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

PS: Ladies'll be on their seperate section with hammam female staff. We 're meeting at Uskudar ferry port in EMİNÖNÜ (opposite of Eminönü Tram Station ) -We will go to Uskudar ( Asian side ) by ferry accompanied by a fascinating bosphorus view. - Our first stop in Uskudar is Turkish bath ( hammam). it was built 380 years ago by one of the Ottoman sultan's wife. -In the hammam we will follow these steps: *Wrap yourself with hammam towel ( peştemal ) *Get wet and warm in sauna * Scrubbing by the hammam staff ( tellak ) * Submerge in bubbles by tellak * Clean up and dry * Snack, chat and relax * After hamam you will feel cleaner than ever and have great fun. -Then we'll visit 500 years old mosque, built by famous architect Sinan. -We will have Turkish coffee and tea by seaside with a nice view of Bosphorus. - By ferry, we will go to a traditional Turkish restaurant ,popular among locals, in BEŞİKTAŞ (European side). Taste: *Appetizers and soup *Lahmacun ( very thin Turkish pizza) *Çiğköfte *Turkish kebap * ayran/ şalgam ( traditional )/ coke / mineral water, etc. - After that, we will take a 15-mins walk to try delicious traditional and hand-made Turkish desserts in a historical , 200-years old restaurant in KARAKÖY- opposite of meeting point-. -Finish the experience.

Your host

Learn more about Halil

Halil

I'm a city information officer in Istanbul. As a local of Istanbul, I have been giving tours of the city in my free time to friends, family and other visitors who have seeked to see the city in a different light. Also, I have a strong passion about the culture and history of my city. I am really excited to share Turkish bath ( hammam) rituels and food culture which have a great importance in our culture. Turkish hammam, an ancient practice of rejuvenation, is a must experience in Istanbul It has become a wellness treatment for locals, as well as a special experience for foreigners. Locals visit hammam at least once a month. See... Hear... Feel...Smell.. and Taste Istanbul with my experience. PS. Ladies are welcomed if they accept to enter the ladies section of hammam on their own without me. Other activities will be together.

What's included

Food
*lahmacun ( very thin Turkish pizza with spicy meat filling), * içli köfte ( stuffed meatballs ), …
Drinks
Tickets
Entrance fee of Hammam Scrubbing and soapy wash fees
Transportation

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Where you'll be

- Uskudar on Asian side of Istanbul - Historical Turkish Hammam -Historical mosque in Uskudar - Coffee and tea house by the sea BEŞİKTAŞ (European Side): - Traditional and historical restaurants, - Pass by Dolmabahçe Palace KARAKÖY (close to Galata tower and bridge): - A historical dessert saloon, the most famous one with no other branches.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 7 and up can attend. you re not welcomed if high tempereature is not good for your health.because of the hamam atmosphere.

More tips

if you have any question about my experience and Istanbul, do not hesitate to ask me. Be sure you will have fun culturel experience with a local vibe. PS: Ladies are welcomed if they accept to enter ladies section of the hammam by themselves without me. Female hammam staff will assist you.

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Halil
Turkish Bath-Hammam- & Traditional Food
33 reviews
$95/person
33 reviews
$95/person