Istanbul: Private Culinary Walking Tour

Istanbul: Private Culinary Walking Tour

From $140.65 per person

The tour focuses on history and the food of one of the city’s most dynamic areas. You will visit Taksim, Istiklal Street, Beyoglu, Karakoy, Eminonu and the Spice Market.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Taste Turkish cusine
  • Learn about food culture with a local guide
  • Meet local families
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The guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and take you on a private 5-hour food tasting tour. During this tour you will have the chance to eat like a local, in the street, stopping along the way at local markets. There is no pre-arranged itinerary for this tour, it depends on the season and your group’s preferences. You can expect to taste everything that is considered very typical of Turkish cuisine. Apart from kebabs,  there are also so many vegetable meals that vegetarians will enjoy. When it comes to sweets, Turkish baklava, kadayif and Turkish delight are just some of the desserts that those with a sweet tooth should not miss.  You will have the chance to meet families whose many generations have been trying to keep culinary traditions and original recipes.
  • Beverages
  • Food tasting
  • Morning tea
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Private tour
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • It’s advisable to wear or bring clothing that is weather appropriate depending on the season, as you’ll be outside for at least 3 hours.
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An amazing experience

Our guide Engin was fantastic. He made us experience Turkish cuisine and culture as the locals do. He taught us so much and with such love and passion for authentic Turkish food. Engin made us discover areas and great eateries we would have never known otherwise. Anyone who is a foodie should take that tour when in Istanbul and strongly recommend Engin. He is fantastic.

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November 2, 2018

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