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Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of Istanbul

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    Stop At: Private Istanbul Walking Tours, Istanbul 34757 Turkey

    • Your tour guide is going to meet you at your hotel reception at 09.00 am. If you would like to start later the day, please kindly email us what time suits you.
    • 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.
    • 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. 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 just love food the Istanbul Food Tour will fulfill your eating dreams.

    The tour will start when you are picked up from your hotel and begin with a walk around the Spice market. Where you will have a chance to see where locals have been buying their spices for hundreds of years. We will then walk from Galata bridge to Karakoy where we have our Turkish breakfast which includes Turkish menemen, sucuklu omlet, kaymak and honey. Then we will catch a metro up to Peraand walk along the famous Istiklal street. We will make a tea stop and you will have the chance to learn how to play backgammon.

    In the afternoon we will catch a ferry to from the European side of Istanbul to the Asian side to Kadikoy(Kalkedon ancient name that means the city of the blind) where you are going to taste Mersin's tantuni or if you are feeling adventurous maybe have liver wrap. We will continue to the fish market where you can sample stuffed or fried mussels as well as pickles. Turkish people love their pickles and we will visit a shop that only sells pickles.

    A Turkish food tour would not be complete without sampling Turkish coffee and desserts. So after indulging, we will then catch a ferry back to the Europe side of Istanbul where the tour will conclude. 
    • Please note: the itinerary is subject to change, based on the location's availability and weather.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Karakoy Iskelesi, Istanbul Turkey

    Karakoy where we have our Turkish breakfast which includes Turkish menemen, sucuklu omlet, kaymak, and honey. Then we will catch a metro up to Pera and walk along the famous Istiklal street. We will make a tea stop and you will have the chance to learn how to play backgammon.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Istiklal Street Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

    We will catch a metro up to Pera and walk along the famous Istiklal street. We will give a tea and coffee break.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kadikoy Carsisi, Caferaga Mahallesi Kadikoy, Istanbul Turkey

    We will catch a ferry to from the European side of Istanbul to the Asian side to Kadikoy (Kalkedon ancient name that means the city of the blind) where you are going to taste 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 as well as pickles. Turkish people love their pickles and we will visit a shop that only sells pickles.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

    The Spice Market. Where you will have a chance to see where locals have been buying their spices for hundreds of years.

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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Our family had a great time on the Taste of Istanbul tour and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The food was varied and amazing - we would never have discovered the places by ourselves. It was also a great introduction to...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank 260garyy
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    It is unbelievable how much an intelligent and knowledgeable guide Furkan was. He truly worked hard to provide us answers to all the questions we had. He provided an opinion on several items and usually with different options and guided us when we asked for...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank diluigi
    furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear diliugi. Thank you for your wonderful review. We're incredibly pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your tour. We always strive to provide the most enjoyable tours with wonderful activities, food, and company for those seeking the exceptional. Come back again soon. All the...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Derya and Furkan are the cool local friends you wish you had. From start to finish, my wife and I kept remarking how it didn’t feel like a tour, but an old friend showing us around a city she loves. Derya was personable, knowledgeable, and...More

    Thank Josh P
    furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Josh P. Thank you so much, your wonderful review made our day. It's so nice to hear that what we do has helped people to experience The Istanbul we love. We hope you will come back to Istanbul again in the future. All the...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My husband and I went on the most amazing private food tour with our guide Furkan. We loved every minute of this trip. Furkan adapted our tour to suit us as we went. He took us to amazing places to eat that were not in...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank artbycarolann
    furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear artbycarolann, What a fabulous review, thank you so much. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us. It was a pleasure to guide you. We are very proud of the service we provide and receiving reviews like yours motivates us to strive...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My sister and I try to do food tours when we travel. The reviews on TripAdvisor are perfect to source what we are looking for. There is a reason that the married team of Private Istanbul Walking Tours is number 1. There was prompt and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Andy D
    furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Andy D. Thank you so much for your kind words. Derya enjoyed her time with you just as much. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. If you are ever back in this corner of the world, please let us know....More

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    I am sure this is fine; we had a mix of things including vegetarian. I would let the tour guide know in advance so they can ensure they select the best places to accommodate this focus. He is really friendly, helpful and... More
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