Local Food, History and Hidden Places Walking Tour in Istanbul

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover Istanbul’s historical peninsula and taste a range of Turkish delicacies on this half-day, small-group tour. Meet your guide in the morning in Istanbul’s Old City, and be sure to come hungry: you have a day of feasting ahead of you. Explore the markets, enjoy traditional Turkish food, savor famous baklava, sip Turkish coffee, visit multiple restaurants and discover Istanbul’s must-try dishes.

- This intimate, small-group tour is limited at just five participants
- Step off the main tourist trail, eat like a local, go off the beaten path to discover hidden places.
- Sample a wide range of dishes, enjoy Turkish coffee, kebap, baklava and more
- Visit old markets, different neighborhoods, restaurants and cafes
- Ideal for first-time visitors and food lovers
- All food tastings and beverages included.

What's Included

Bottled water


Coffee and/or Tea



What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • YOUTH: Age: 8 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 70

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Please note that this experience is limited to 8 participants in order to minimize the possible COVID-19 virus transmission threat. The team will also comply to physical distance, PPE use, general hygiene and other rules required by local and global autho
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
The Taste of Istanbul food tour begins in the historic part of Istanbul. We meet in front of epic Spice Bazaar main gate and start the day with a delicious breakfast; crunchy boreks and traditional Turkish tea. The cheese stuffed pastries are well-cooked by a family who are in business since 1968. Next will be a visit to colorful Spice Bazaar while talking about culture and daily life in Turkey.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tahtakale District
The day will start in front of epic Spice Market and first experience will be a unique Turkish pide cooked in old oven located in a historical building which was built in 1888.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Eminonu Square
Then it will be time to mingle in the crowds and taste several luscious breakfast treats as well as hand-made pickles in different stores on a colorful street.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We will have our scrumptious Turkish delights from a 245 year old shop after having a walk in gorgeous Spice Market.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Grand Bazaar
A trip to Istanbul will be incomplete without walking in the bustling streets of Grand Bazaar which is known as the first shopping mall in the world. Exploring the incomparable Grand Bazaar as real locals do, we will discover the best type of kebabs that are cooked at the moment just for us in the little hidden restaurants around the bazaar.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Gallery Cemberlitas
Before heading to the cosy streets along the marvellous Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, it's time to indulge ourselves with the famous Turkish dessert; Baklava!

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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