Taste The Local Flavors of Istanbul - Small Group Tour

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From $130.96

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This trip focuses on local delicacies. With the pleasant narration of the local guide, both the history of Istanbul and the characteristics of local products can be learned.

A different dimension of Turkish cuisine will be experienced with breakfast and small tastings during the tour. Especially street flavors will impress the participants.

What's Included

Fees of Licensed Tour Guide

Ferry Ticket from Eminönü to Kadıköy

Fixed Menu Traditional Turkish Breakfast

Simit and Tea on Ferry, 1 porsion of Kokoreç, 1 porsion of stuffed mussels, 1 piece of Lahmacun in Kadıköy Bazaar and 1 porsion dessert in Baylan

Turkish Coffee in Grand Bazaar

What's Not Included

Alcholic Beverages does not included in the price

Non-Alcoholic Beverages does not included in the price

Personal Expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 6
  • CHILD: Age: 7 - 12
  • YOUTH: Age: 13 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 75

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • If you need hotel pick-up, please send us a message
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • This tour may not be suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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

Hagia Sophia Mosque
Tour starts in front of the entrance of Hagia Sophia. The guide will give information about the history of Istanbul and the Historical Peninsula as the group walk towards the place where a traditional fixed menu Turkish breakfast waits for. On the way; Blue Mosque and Sultanhmet Square can be seen.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sultanahmet District
A traditional fixed menu Turkish breakfast will be taken at a restaurant located in this region. In the meantime, the guide will give information about the products in the breakfast, and will also answer the questions of the participants about Turkey and Istanbul.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Grand Bazaar
After the breakfast the group will take a quick tour of the Grand Bazaar, accompanied by the guide's narration, while drinking Turkish coffee with traditional presentation.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
After Grand Bazaar our next route is Spice Bazaar. During the trip to the historical Spice Bazaar, our guide will give information about the history of the bazaar and its products. Those who wish can shop.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bosphorus Strait
The Group will be transferred to the Anatolian (Kadıköy) side by ferry. In the meantime, participants will eat simit and drink tea. The narration of our guide will continue. It's a tradition to throw simit pieces from the ferry to the seagulls. The ferry ticket is included in our tour price.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Kadikoy Carsisi
We are now on the Anatolian side in Kadıköy region. While walking around the streets of Kadıköy bazaar, you will have the chance to see hundreds of local products. The guide will explain the history of Kadıköy and the buildings there. At the same time, there will be a chance to taste street delicacies. Turkey's famous street flavors kokoreç and stuffed mussels will be experienced. In addition, lahmacun, another famous Turkish delicacy, will also be tasted during our trip. Finally; dessert will be tasted at Baylan which is one of the most famous patisseries in Istanbul.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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