Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of Istanbul

Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of Istanbul
Food, Wine & Nightlife > Food Tours > Culinary & Gourmet Tour
$57.5
Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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Description

From kebabs to baklava to Turkish delight, Turkish food is famous the world over. While many people have enjoyed more than the odd kebab in their time, there is so much more to Turkish food than just kebabs as you will discover on the 6-hour Istanbul Food Tour.

  • Your tour guide is going to meet you at your hotel reception at 09.00 am. If you would like to start later the day, please kindly email us what time suits you.
  • You will have a chance to experience local culture while visiting some local markets, bazaars, and backstreets.
  • This is a 6-hour walking tour. 
  • We will use public transportation such as ferry.
  • You have full freedom on our tours. You can even change your mind on the day as we go.
  • The tour takes you off the beaten track so you can sample the real tastes of Istanbul and experience delicious Turkish delicacies you may not have known existed. While discovering local markets you will also gain an overview of Turkish history and culture while appreciating the unique architecture of Istanbul. Whether you are a food expert or just love food the Istanbul Food Tour will fulfill your eating dreams.

    The tour will start when you are picked up from your hotel and begin with a walk around the Spice market. Where you will have a chance to see where locals have been buying their spices for hundreds of years. We will then walk from Galata bridge to Karakoy where we have our Turkish breakfast which includes Turkish menemen, sucuklu omlet, kaymak and honey. Then we will catch a metro up to Peraand walk along the famous Istiklal street. We will make a tea stop and you will have the chance to learn how to play backgammon.

    In the afternoon we will catch a ferry to from the European side of Istanbul to the Asian side to Kadikoy(Kalkedon ancient name that means the city of the blind) where you are going to taste Mersin's tantuni or if you are feeling adventurous maybe have liver wrap. We will continue to the fish market where you can sample stuffed or fried mussels as well as pickles. Turkish people love their pickles and we will visit a shop that only sells pickles.

    A Turkish food tour would not be complete without sampling Turkish coffee and desserts. So after indulging, we will then catch a ferry back to the Europe side of Istanbul where the tour will conclude. 
  • Please note: the itinerary is subject to change, based on the location's availability and weather.

From kebabs to baklava to Turkish delight, Turkish food is famous the world over. While many people have enjoyed more than the odd kebab in their time, there is so much more to Turkish food than just kebabs as you will discover on the 6-hour Istanbul Food Tour.