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Romantic Candlelight Dinner in Istanbul Castle

Duration: 3 hours
Budget: any

Spend a memorable evening with your partner in one of Istanbul's most historic and romantic locations. The historic Istanbul Castle awaits you for a magical night. Enjoy a gourmet meal complemented by a selection of fine wines all under the soft glow of candlelight. Make unforgettable memories as you dine and experience the stunning views of the cityscapes of Istanbul.

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  • Upon arrival, you'll be escorted to your private table set up for two. The soft, warm glow of candlelight creates an intimate ambiance as a delectable three-course meal is served. Between courses, you'll enjoy wine tasting with a variety of selected wines from the region.
  • After dinner, savor the moment with a glass of wine while you enjoy the serene views of Istanbul. Nothing beats a conversation paired with wine and a mesmerizing view.
  • To end this magical night, take a romantic after-dinner stroll around the castle grounds, immersing yourselves in the history and romance of ancient Istanbul.

Preparation steps:

  • Select a dress code that reflects the romantic and elegant atmosphere of the Istanbul Castle. Reserve your table in advance to ensure availability and request a private table with optimal views.
  • Check with the Castle if they have any special dietary options, if necessary. Always bring a form of identification as well as any other necessary documents.
  • To make the night more special, preparing a thoughtful gift or love letter expressing your feelings can never go wrong and would make the occasion more memorable.

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Some tips:

  • Remember to pace yourself during wine tasting to fully savor the flavors and to avoid overindulgence. Ask the sommelier to provide details on each wine; the knowledge will not only enhance the tasting experience but could be a great discussion topic.
  • Bring a warm scarf or jacket as the evening can get a little chilly due to the altitude.
  • Make sure to take some pictures to remember this special date. The romantic setting of the castle and the city of Istanbul illuminated at night provide a perfect backdrop for memorable photos.

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