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Istanbul: Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour - Tastes of Istanbul

Istanbul: Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour - Tastes of Istanbul

From US$ 140 per person

Sample delicious and authentic Turkish cuisines with a small group of 8 people, such as pickles, baklava, kokorec, stuffed mussels, etc., while exploring Istanbul's Asian and European sides.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Taste baklava at one of the most well know Baklava shop
  • Take a ferry from Europen Istanbul to Asian Istanbul
  • Experience the famous Kadikoy Carsi market
  • Eat like a local
  • A small group limited to 8 ensures a personalized experience
Full description
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 Istanbul Food Tour. 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. Whether you are a food expert or just love food, the Istanbul Food Tour will fulfill your eating dreams. You will meet with your guide at 09.00 am at the Karakoy Sehir Hatlari Ferry station by the vending machines, and you will have your traditional Turkish breakfast at a local patisserie, which includes Turkish menemen, sucuklu omlet, kaymak, and honey. After breakfast, you will stop at one of Turkey's most well-known Baklava shops. Then we will catch a metro up to Taksim/Pera and walk along the famous Istiklal street and give a break for a cup of tea/coffee. In the afternoon, 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 will taste authentic Turkish cuisines at a local restaurant that was featured on Netflix Chef's table. We will end the tour after our short walk and an alcoholic beverage stop in Kadikoy ferry station, where you can easily take a ferry back to the Europen side of Istanbul. And, of course, there are our delicious secret dishes, too. Please note: that the itinerary is subject to change based on the location's availability and weather.
  • Private professional licensed tour guide
  • Food samples.
  • Public transportation
  • One alcoholic beverage
  • Soft drinks
  • Transportation to/from the hotel to/from the meeting point
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 80 years

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Meeting point

Your tour guide will meet you at the Karakoy Sehir Hatlari Ferry station by the vending machines with a sign with Dog and Cat emblems on it.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 4 miles over uneven cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and 10 - 30 steps
  • Comfortable shoes, a hat, and plenty of sunscreens are recommended
  • Tour itinerary may differ to avoid congestion
  • Guests should watch their steps at all times to avoid injuries
  • * Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.
  • * We don’t offer discounts for non-drinkers.

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