This blog written by a young and passionate French-Turkish team, will help you visit the real Istanbul. With us, you will discover the multiple facets of Istanbul, its so varied districts, its unequalled history, its current events which are always as ebullient as its night life, its rich gastronomy, without forgetting the districts of the Bosphorus too often neglected by the tourists

Do you have a question? Would you like to discover the most atypical districts during one of our walks in small groups? Create a tailor-made trip to Istanbul or elsewhere in Turkey? We are here for you.

Have a lovely trip and enjoy reading

Culinary and cultural walk in Istanbul

by | Jan 4, 2022 | Guided tours,Travel with us | 0 Comments

Culinary and cultural walk on two continents We, at Tooistanbul.com, and Turkish people, are truly passionate about food, and one of the things we worship here in...

Guided small group tour of Sultanahmet

by | Mar 10, 2020 | Guided tours,Travel with us | 0 Comments

Discover the emblematic monuments of Istanbul   Istanbul is a multi-millennial city having been the capital of 3 great empires: the Byzantine Empire, the Eastern...

Asian side of Istanbul: half-day tour to Kadıköy

by | Feb 27, 2019 | Guided tours,Travel with us | 0 Comments

Kadıköy: The new cultural and arty center of Istanbul Kadıköy, the center of the Asian side of the city, is today expanding and offers a quality of life unsurpassed in...

Discover the contrasts of Istanbul

by | Oct 9, 2017 | Guided tours,Travel with us | 0 Comments

Visit Istanbul off the beaten track Historically Byzantium, Constantinople, and finally Istanbul has been a bridge for the people between Europe and Asia, which has...

Small-group aperitif cruise on the Bosphorus

by | Jan 22, 2016 | Activity,Discover the Bosphorus by boat,Guided tours,Travel with us | 0 Comments

Discover with us the Bosphorus at sunset During this 3-hour cruise, you will discover the Bosphorus Strait which is for us the main wealth and beauty of Istanbul, it is...

A day sailing in Istanbul

by | Jul 9, 2014 | Guided tours,Other activities | 0 Comments

Sailing in Istanbul What is better than to spend a day sailing in Istanbul? After several days of visits in the summer heat of Istanbul, you may want to take some fresh...

Istanbul in February

by | Jan 20, 2022 | Currently | 0 Comments

What to do, what to see in February in Istanbul? Is February a good time to travel to Istanbul? Despite temperatures between 3 and 10 degrees, February in Istanbul is...

Coronavirus: travel to Turkey in 2022

by | Dec 2, 2020 | Currently,The Guide | 1 Comment

Coronavirus : Steps to know before your trip (Article updated on January, 2) Covid-19 in Turkey and the tourism crisis: The Covid-19 crisis has had a huge impact on the...

Winter in Istanbul

by | Dec 16, 2015 | Currently,Seasons,The Guide | 1 Comment

What to do in winter in Istanbul? From mid-December to mid-March, winter sets in Istanbul, the temperature rarely exceeds the 10 degrees celsius. While you may have...

Visit the historic district of Istanbul: Sultanahmet

by | Jun 30, 2020 | Activity,Daily visits | 0 Comments

Visit Istanbul: Sultanahmet The Sultanahmet district is the historic district of Istanbul. There are so many things to visit that you can easily spend the week there,...

Visit the neighborhoods of the Bosphorus

by | Jun 16, 2020 | Activity,Daily visits | 1 Comment

Visit Istanbul: the Bosphorus Coming to Istanbul without visiting the neighborhoods alongside the Bosphorus would be a big loss. Most of the tourists only do a boat...

Istanbul’s Asian side

by | Jun 14, 2020 | Activity,Daily visits | 0 Comments

Visit Istanbul: the Anatolian side Istanbul is the only megalopolis in the world that straddles two continents. Europe and Asia are separated by the Bosphorus Strait,...

Taxis in Istanbul

by | Apr 13, 2020 | Getting around,The Guide | 0 Comments

There are nearly 18,000 taxis ("Taksi") in Istanbul, you can easily recognize them thanks to their yellow color. Taxis are available throughout the city at any time of...

Transfer from the new Istanbul Airport

by | Mar 27, 2019 | Getting around,The Guide | 0 Comments

Arrival at the new Istanbul Airport (IST) Before your arrival:  Before telling you about the different means of transportation to make go from the new airport in...

Where to watch the World Cup in Istanbul?

by | Jun 18, 2018 | Activity,Sports in Istanbul | 0 Comments

2018 World Cup in Istanbul The 21st edition of the World Cup takes place from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in Russia, and Turkey is unfortunately not part of the party...

Nightlife in Istanbul, where to have a drink?

by | Jan 20, 2017 | Activity,Going out | 0 Comments

Where to drink in Istanbul? The night falls on Istanbul and you start being thirsty? Good news, Istanbul also lives at night and places to have a drink are not lacking....

Visit the Karaköy area

by | Mar 11, 2016 | Activity,Daily visits | 0 Comments

Visit Istanbul: Karaköy Down the Beyoglu district, on the banks of the Bosphorus and just in front of Old Town are the neighborhoods Karaköy and Tophane, two...

Small-group aperitif cruise on the Bosphorus

by | Jan 22, 2016 | Activity,Discover the Bosphorus by boat,Guided tours,Travel with us | 0 Comments

Discover with us the Bosphorus at sunset During this 3-hour cruise, you will discover the Bosphorus Strait which is for us the main wealth and beauty of Istanbul, it is...

Other specialties

by | Apr 27, 2020 | Cuisine | 0 Comments

Other specialties of Turkish cuisine How to think about childhood without remembering grandma’s delicious dishes?    The variety of caterers, "esnaf lokantası", serving...

Street food in Istanbul

by | Apr 27, 2020 | Cuisine | 0 Comments

A guide to the best Istanbul street food You will quickly notice that in Turkey and especially in Istanbul, there is not a settled time to eat. Restaurants are open at...

Spices

by | Apr 27, 2020 | Cuisine | 0 Comments

The spices most used in Turkish cuisine Turkish cuisine is very spicy, and even if most of them are not cultivated in Turkey, there is a real market dedicated to them....

Do you know Turkish wines and grape varieties?

by | Apr 24, 2020 | About Turkey,Cuisine,The Guide | 0 Comments

A little history about the wine in Turkey… The land in Turkey is among the oldest cultivated lands in the world according to archaeological excavations, and the...

Turkish desserts

by | Jul 20, 2015 | Cuisine | 1 Comment

Turkish desserts Sweets, candies and other delicacies of Turkish cuisine: Among all the diversity and the culinary richness that you will find during your stay, don’t...

Turkish Cuisine

by | Jul 23, 2014 | Cuisine | 1 Comment

Discover the flavors of real Turkish cuisine During your stay in Istanbul, do not miss out on the richness of Turkish cuisine! Turkish cuisine is one of the most varied...

The best breakfasts in Istanbul

by | Jul 21, 2014 | Cuisine | 0 Comments

The Turkish breakfast: "kahvaltı" Turkish breakfast is a meal itself, it generally salty. The word kahvaltı has its origin in "kahve altı" which means "before coffee"....

The best kebab restaurants in Istanbul

by | May 16, 2014 | Cuisine | 0 Comments

Kebab ("kebap" in Turkish) means "roasted meat" and refers to various grilled meat or fish dishes. Originally from this part of the globe, the meat is cooked on a...

The best fish and mezes restaurants in Istanbul

by | May 7, 2014 | Cuisine | 0 Comments

How do you eat fish in Turkey and where are the best places? Built around the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea, Istanbul is full of fish restaurants called "meyhane"....

Turkey: a small travel guide and practical information before your trip

by | Jun 17, 2020 | About Turkey,The Guide | 0 Comments

Our small travel guide Turkey in summary Turkey is a destination with all kinds of landscapes for everyone's pleasure. This country is located on two continents, mainly...

The Nazar Boncuğu

by | May 4, 2020 | About Turkey | 0 Comments

The Nazar Boncuk (Nazar Boncuğu) - The blue evil eye in Turkey From your first moments in Turkey, you will certainly notice these blue pendants, eye-shaped, hanging...

Being a woman in Istanbul

by | Apr 29, 2020 | About Turkey | 0 Comments

Istanbul and the women: getting rid of the clichés I am often surprised (and sometimes amused) about the remarks of my entourage when I remind them of my expatriation...

Do you know Turkish wines and grape varieties?

by | Apr 24, 2020 | About Turkey,Cuisine,The Guide | 0 Comments

A little history about the wine in Turkey… The land in Turkey is among the oldest cultivated lands in the world according to archaeological excavations, and the...

Turkish cinema

by | Apr 21, 2020 | About Turkey,The Guide | 0 Comments

Turkish films: a bit of history and our selection The History of Turkish Cinema The history of Turkish cinema began at the Ottoman court in 1896 with the projections of...

The incredible growing interest in Turkish TV shows

by | Apr 15, 2020 | About Turkey,The Guide | 2 Comments

From Dubai to Athens via Pakistan, the Middle East, South America, and the Balkan countries, everyone is getting crazy for Turkish television series. You are also...

Important holidays and dates in Turkey in 2020

by | Feb 27, 2020 | About Turkey,The Guide | 0 Comments

Dates to remember in 2020 in Turkey and Istanbul Many of you are asking us about holidays, major dates, and events maintained, postponed, or canceled from this year...

8 current facts about Istanbul and Turkey

by | Oct 20, 2015 | About Turkey,The Guide | 0 Comments

8 current facts about Istanbul and Turkey that you probably don’t know... Far from the classical information about our city and all the clichés, here are 8 facts that...

The technological boom of the Bosphorus

by | Apr 25, 2013 | About Turkey,The Guide | 0 Comments

50 % of the Turkish population is under 32 years old in 2020, and therefore, plays and consumes online. The Turkish net industry is booming. Muslim farmers do not farm...

What our travellers say

Claire P
Claire P
2022-01-10
Super visite de Kadıköy, une expérience authentique et culturelle Nous avons passé une demi-journée à la découverte de Kadiköy avec Emre notre guide. C'était très intéressant, ce côté moins touristique d'Istanbul est vraiment à découvrir et Emre nous a permis de comprendre à la fois l'histoire et les spécificités de ce quartier en répondant à notre multitude de questions et avec des petites pauses sympas, thé et spécialités locales. C'est ma deuxième visite avec Too Istanbul et je ne peux que vous recommander de passer par eux pour découvrir Istanbul. Merci encore
Mickael D
Mickael D
2021-12-30
Compétence et disponibilité Au cours de notre séjour à Istanbul, nous avons réalisé deux visites organisées par TOO ISTANBUL. L'une culinaire avec Emre dans les rue de Besiktas mais aussi sur la rive asiatique d'Istanbul et l'autre culturelle (Hagia Sophia, palais Topkapi, citerne, grand bazar et bazar egyptien) avec Enis. Dans les deux cas, ce fut parfait. L'un et l'autre connaissent leur ville sur le bout des doigts et dans un français impeccable.
Stéphane H
Stéphane H
2021-12-27
Emma et Stéphane Très bonne visite culinaire et culturelle avec notre guide MALIK qui nous a fait partager ses connaissances des quartiers visiter.un grand merci à lui et à votre compagnie.
Lily C
Lily C
2021-12-16
A faire sans hésiter! La promenade culinaire sur les deux continents est une très belle idée pour découvrir Istanbul, tant gustativement que culturellement ! Notre guide Emre nous a emmenés au cœur de la vie de ces deux quartiers pour nous faire vivre le Istanbul que nous n'aurions probablement pas vu en tant que simples touristes, avec bien sûr toujours une pause gourmande bien pensée ;) Emre nous a aussi fourni énormément de conseils & adresses pour la suite de notre séjour, ce qui n'en est que plus appréciable! Merci pour ce concept, nous recommandons fortement !!
Scully
Scully
2021-11-16
They made my proposal perfect They made my proposal perfect, extremely helpful and accomodating. I was able to propose to my now fiance on the bosphorus at sunset aboard one of Too Istanbul's yacht partners. A fantastic experience we will remember for the rest of our lives.
LB L
LB L
2021-11-15
Superbe journée Super journée découverte culinaire et culturelle avec Malik! un vrai marathon culinaire, on a adoré!
fpon
fpon
2021-11-05
Parfait ! Nous avons passé une très bonne journée en compagnie de Emre pour une ballade culinaire. Emre est un excellent guide très cultivé et qui nous a fait découvrir de nombreuses spécialités turques. Bref à recommander !!
Nilson G
Nilson G
2021-10-25
Un incontournable pour réussir votre expérience stanbuliote! Un immense merci a Too Istanbul pour avoir couronné notre première visite à Istanbul d’une expérience riche en saveurs et en histoire. Nous avons effectué la visite culinaire et culturelle des quartiers de Beşiktaş et de Üsküdar en compagnie de Malik et ce fut une chance unique de découvrir deux quartiers représentant deux facettes bien contrastantes de la ville. En plus des succulents plats dégustés, nous avons beaucoup appris sur la société turque et sur le développement de cette mégalopole fascinante. Pour terminer, nous avons bu une bière et avons pu rencontrer le sympathique Antoine, membre aussi de Too Istanbul. Je recommande fortement ces visites en petits groupes qui permettent de prendre le temps de discuter, comme si un ami nous montrait sa ville. N’hésitez pas à faire appel à Too Istanbul.
Donuts69
Donuts69
2021-09-24
Super journée Visite culinaire et culturelle ! J'ai profité d'un petit séjour en solo à Istanbul pour m'offrir une journée Visite culinaire et culturelle. La journée passée avec Elif était juste fantastique, la ballade était hors des sentiers battus à la rencontre de spécialités locales que je n'aurai jamais eu l'occasion de goûter. Elif a une très bonne connaissance des us et coutumes du pays et une admirable ouverture culturelle. La journée était bien équilibrée entre découverte de sites et spécialités culinaires. Je tiens à saluer la bienveillance d'Elif qui a permis au petit groupe que nous étions, de passer un délicieux moment. Merci également à Tuqbal pour l'aide apportée lors de mon séjour. Vraiment n'hésitez pas à faire appel à cette agence pour leur sérieux, et à faire cette visite sur les pas des stambuliotes ! Encore merci !!!!!
Sahar F
Sahar F
2021-09-08
Excellente expérience J’ai eu recours aux services d’Antoine pour un séjour à Istanbul et Cappadoce. Il s’est très bien occupé de nous en répondant à nos besoins : – navettes – guide/visites – les montgolfières à Cappadoce. J’ai apprécié ses conseils ainsi que sa réactivité. Je recommande fortement l’agence « tooistanbul ». Je ne manquerai pas de la conseiller auprès de mes amis pour un magnifique séjour en Turquie ! Merci encore :)