Flavours of two continents

Flavours of two continents
Food, Wine & Nightlife > Food Tours > Culinary & Gourmet Tour
$150
Duration: 5 hours
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Description

On this 5 hour walking tour with an expert guide you will delve deep into the culinary culture and rich history of lstanbul. You will taste and discover local delicacies from the tables of local people to the sultan's palate and listen fascinating stories behind each culinary gem .As you walk you will  sample tastings from the very best local places and eat like a local as we Istanbulites do. Group number is limited to 8 on this tour so you will receive more personalized attention from your expert guide. Book this tour to experience the city with an insider!!

Stroll through the local markets of lstanbul.
Discover the flavors of two continents with an expert guide.
Visit backstreets of Eminönü and Spice Bazaar
Taste local delicacies in Kadıköy fish market
Eat like a local 
Try traditional Turkish drinks

Your expert tour guide will meet you at the centrally located European side hotels or port. If your hotel is not centrally located then the meeting point for this tour will be the main entrance gate of the famous Spice Bazaar. This entrance is the one closest to the New Mosque. 

After meeting with your guide and brief information  you will be ready to discover astonishingly rich culinary culture of Istanbul on this 5 hrs walking tour starting from the authentic  Spice bazaar. This  historic bazaar  is the place where we will learn about Turkish delights ,spices ,dried herbs and alternative remedies for aches and pains, and aphrodisiacs that have been tested through the centuries.You'll find all kinds of interesting beauty products as well. After we finish we will continue our journey between the inviting aromas of the backstreets of the Spice Market.
Then you will  take a ferry to a nice and cosmopolitan district of Istanbul, Kadıköy ( Chalcedon) famous for its fish market and loaded with local delicacies from all around Turkey. On the ferry you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Istanbul. Kadıköy is  a haven  for the "foodies''  as it offers a great variety of food such as pickled vegetables and fruits , lahmacun( pizza like dish,crispy and thin,)  fish , regional cheeses and mezes and more. In Turkey we  value  food not just for its taste but as symbol of traditions , happines , fortune , friendship and you will see why it is so important to us while eating your way through the streets os Istanbul

After the  tastings  in Kadıköy we will take another ferry to  back to European side Karaköy where we will try life-changing desserts such as  heavenly delicious baklava   from local ustas and enjoy a cup of  fresh brewed Turkish tea.

On this 5 hour walking tour with an expert guide you will delve deep into the culinary culture and rich history of lstanbul. You will taste and discover local delicacies from the tables of local people to the sultan's palate and listen fascinating stories behind each culinary gem .As you walk you will  sample tastings from the very best local places and eat like a local as we Istanbulites do. Group number is limited to 8 on this tour so you will receive more personalized attention from your expert guide. Book this tour to experience the city with an insider!!

Stroll through the local markets of lstanbul.
Discover the flavors of two continents with an expert guide.
Visit backstreets of Eminönü and Spice Bazaar
Taste local delicacies in Kadıköy fish market
Eat like a local 
Try traditional Turkish drinks