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On this food tour of Istanbul, we'll sample the most traditional and delicious dishes in Turkish cuisine as we explore this breathtaking city.

On this food tour of Istanbul, we'll sample the most traditional and delicious dishes in Turkish cuisine as we explore this breathtaking city.

Istanbul Food Tour

At the scheduled time, we'll meet at Hobyar Hamidiye Street to start this food tour of Istanbul. Are you ready for a taste of Turkish cuisine? During the tour, we'll visit different cafes, restaurants, and street food stalls for a total of ten tastings.

Accompanied by the guide, we'll stroll through the port district of Eminönü, located in the European part of the city. We'll approach its spice market, which is more than 450 years old, and visit a traditional tea house for the first tasting of the day.

After admiring the facade of the New Mosque, we'll board a ferry and sail across the Bosphorus to get to the Asian side of Istanbul. The boat ride will take approximately 45 minutes.

The tour will take us to Kadıköy, a residential district little known to tourists. We'll get to know the district and taste different delicacies of the typical cuisine of the Anatolian peninsula.

We'll first head to Kadıköy market, where some of the oldest stores and restaurants in the district are located. As we stroll around, we'll learn all about Turkish food. The mouthwatering smell from the different stalls will overtake our senses.

During the food tour of Istanbul, we'll be able to enjoy dolmas, which are stuffed vegetables, kokoreç, a lamb-based dish, and many other delicious dishes. All accompanied by drinks of course! Naturally, we'll add a sweet touch with a delicious goat's milk dondurma, one of the most popular ice creams in the city.

After six to seven and a half hours of sightseeing, depending on the pace of the group, we'll end the tour at the Kadıköy ferry terminal. You'll have your return ticket to the European part of Istanbul already arranged.

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Price

Adults Children from 6 to 12 Children under 6
Tour in English
US$ 110
US$ 65
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 110
  • Children from 6 to 12

    US$ 65
  • Children under 6

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

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Tours or activities will not consist of more than 8 people per group.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

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Duration

6 hours - 7 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Transport by ferry

English–speaking guide

10 tasting of traditional products

Drinks

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Are there vegetarian options?

    A - Yes, however, vegetarian options can only be guaranteed at seven of the ten tasting stops we will be making.

  • Q - Are there gluten-free options?

    A - Yes, however, gluten-free options can only be guaranteed at six of the ten tasting stops. In some tasting stops, where the main product is served in a bread wrap, we'll be able to offer you the filling on a plate instead of inside the bread to avoid cross-contamination.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Hobyar Hamidiye 16

Ferry Terminal Kadıköy

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Where does the activity end?

Ferry Terminal Kadıköy