At Backstreet Academy, we're incredibly passionate about sharing local discoveries that are out of the typical tourist radar! The hidden away backstreets of the Old Quarters is one of those discoveries that we were completely blown away by - if you're interested in peeling off the layers of touristy shop-houses, the hubbub of the busy streets and go behind the scenes and see how the residents of old quarters live then join us on this tour to experience an intimate discovery of the Old Quarters - a first of such access.
We'll start early in the morning with breakfast (morning tour) or lunch (afternoon tour). The streets are up early with vendors already set up with breakfast ready for the early risers. The options are varied and you'll simply be spoilt for choice. Once breakfast/lunch is done and we've grabbed coffee, we'll head to three of our favorite back alleys that really astonish a first time visitor. Its surprising to think how much more there is to the old quarters than what one sees at face value. This will be then be followed with a visit to a local household to understand how one leads life in this mega labyrinth of streets and alleyways.
We'll then have lunch/afternoon tea, options for which are again open ended. If you don't have something in mind, we'll make sure to delight you in one of the local's popular joints. We'll round up the tour witnessing the people who call old quarters their home and their workplace by visiting workshops and houses of craftsmen, traders, blacksmiths and artists.