Istanbul Food Tour Including Tastings and Rustem Pasha Mosque

Istanbul Food Tour Including Tastings and Rustem Pasha Mosque
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$125
Duration: 6 hours
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Explore Istanbul’s culinary scene through the city’s rich history and culture on this 6-hour small-group walking tour. Created by a noted author and authority on all-things-Istanbul, the tour takes you to hidden gems, inside the beautiful Rustem Pasha Mosque, through up-and-coming neighborhoods and even to a Turkish delight class. Enjoy more than 10 different tastings of Turkish food, too. If time permits, an optional ceramics workshop can also be visited. Numbers are limited to nine on this small-group tour.

The secret is out: Istanbul is a great food city. The rub, though, is how to take advantage of the wealth of incredible eats in this historic city. This 6-hour guided culinary-themed tour solves that problem with a route that takes you through the neighborhoods of Karaköy and Eminönü neighbourhoods on the European side and Kadiköy on the Asian side.
Meet your guide, an expert on the city at the meeting point. Be sure to come hungry! Sample more than 10 different types of street food and drink as you stroll around the city’s burgeoning neighborhoods. The samples change often but typically include various mezes including fish, desserts and kokoreç, an adventurous dish of goat or lamb intestines, wrapped around offal.
Walk through some of the local food markets and visit Rustem Pasha Mosque, one of the most beautiful — and eye-catching — mosques in the city.
With your belly full, wander to a local workshop learn about Turkish coffee and Turkish delight. Learn how the country’s famous strong coffee is made, and create your very own version of the colorful Turkish delight, with whatever coating you wish.
The tour ends in the Karaköy or Sultanahmet neighborhood in the late afternoon. If you have more time to kill, continue with your guide to a nearby pottery and ceramics workshop to see some local crafts in action.

Please note: Rustem Pasha Mosque is currently closed for restoration. You will visit the 'New Mosque' instead.

Explore Istanbul’s culinary scene through the city’s rich history and culture on this 6-hour small-group walking tour. Created by a noted author and authority on all-things-Istanbul, the tour takes you to hidden gems, inside the beautiful Rustem Pasha Mosque, through up-and-coming neighborhoods and even to a Turkish delight class. Enjoy more than 10 different tastings of Turkish food, too. If time permits, an optional ceramics workshop can also be visited. Numbers are limited to nine on this small-group tour.