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Private and Guided Istanbul Food Tour - Tastes of Istanbul

Private tour

Private and Guided Istanbul Food Tour - Tastes of Istanbul

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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.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your tour guide will meet you at your accommodation or Istanbul Galataport Cruise terminal.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Discover local markets with a local guide
  • Enjoy a Turkish breakfast and various street foods
  • Visit the famous Kadikoy fish market
  • Drink tea and coffee with locals
  • Take a ferry between Europe and Asia
Full description

After being picked up from your hotel, begin your tour with a walk around the Spice market. See where locals have been buying their spices for hundreds of years. Walk from Galata bridge to Karakoy and enjoy a Turkish breakfast that includes Turkish menemen, sucuklu omlet, kaymak, and honey. Catch a metro up to Pera and walk along the famous Istiklal street. Make a tea stop at a local tea house. In the afternoon, catch a ferry from the European side of Istanbul to the Asian side in Kadikoy. Taste authentic Turkish cuisines or Mersin's tantuni, or if you are feeling adventurous, maybe try a liver wrap. Continue to the fish market and sample stuffed or fried mussels and pickles. Visit a shop that only sells pickles. Complete your tour by sampling Turkish coffee and desserts. After indulging, catch the ferry back to the European side of Istanbul, where the tour will conclude.

  • Breakfast
  • Afternoon tea
  • Food tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Old city and Taksim area hotel pick up
  • Cruise port pickup
  • Public transportation
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • The tour does not include alcoholic drinks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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February 27, 2023

Derya was absolutely fantastic! We had the best walking tour possible. She knowledge was impeccable and her company was even better. We thoroughly enjoyed the day spent with her. As if we were long life friends. We will recommended her to anyone coming to Istanbul.

October 1, 2022

Sehr gut alles geklappt, perfekte Tour, viel Spaß mit Essen, Trinken und den Menschen. Kann ich jedem empfehlen

December 4, 2019


Product ID: 177825