Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of Istanbul

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Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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From kebabs to baklava to Turkish delight, Turkish food is famous worldwide. 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. The tour takes you off the beaten track so you can sample the authentic 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 love food, the Istanbul Food Tour will fulfill your eating dreams.

What's Included



Food tasting

Private tour

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Transportation to/from attractions

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • YOUTH: Age: 11 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 90

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Please note: the itinerary is subject to change, based on the location's availability and weather.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

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.

What To Expect

Karakoy Iskelesi
Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel reception at 09.00 am. If you would like to start later in the day, please email us what time suits you the best. Firstly, we walk or catch a tram to Karakoy, where we have our Turkish breakfast, which includes Turkish menemen, sucuklu omlet, kaymak, and honey.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Istiklal Caddesi
Following breakfast, we will catch a metro up to Pera and walk along the famous Istiklal street and give a break for a cup of tea and coffee.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kadikoy Carsisi
Walking down Istiklal Street will take us to Karakoy ferry station, where we will catch a ferry from the European side of Istanbul to the Asian side to Kadikoy (Kalkedon ancient name that means the city of the blind), where you can taste authentic Turkish dishes or Mersin's tantuni or if you are feeling adventurous maybe have a liver wrap. We will continue to the fish market, where you can sample stuffed or fried mussels and pickles. Turkish people love their pickles, and some shops only sell pickles.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
So after indulging, we will then catch a ferry back to the European side of Istanbul and visit the Spice Market. Where you will have a chance to see where locals have been buying their spices for hundreds of years.

• Please note: the itinerary is subject to change, based on the location's availability and weather.
• 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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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