A Taste Of Istanbul: Street Food Tour

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Overview

See Istanbul in the most delicious way: through your taste buds. Traverse the stunning, hilly city on this 5-hour guided tour, eating your way through street food stalls and bazaars. Take a stroll through historic and colorful Kadikoy Market, converse with fishermen on the Galata Bridge, eat some of the best baklava this side of the Bosphorus and then walk it all off by strolling the streets as your guide shares evocative historical details on this eye- and taste-bud-pleasing metropolis.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Family friendly
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

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Meet your guide at the Founders Hall Visitor Information Center and proceed to the public ferry for a ride across the Bosphorus to the Asian side of Istanbul. First stop: the colorful and chaotic Kadikoy Market. Crammed with all manner of delicious edibles, from olives to bread to stuffed grape leaves, the market is bursting with fishmongers, fruit sellers, butchers and gourmet food shops. Snack on lamb-topped Turkish pizza, sugar-coated sweets or kebabs.

From there, stroll across the low-lying Galata Bridge where, for generations, fishermen have been pulling in the daily catch. Stalls selling everything from jewelry to simits (Turkish bagels) line the bridge. On the other side, in the Beyoglu district, you’ll encounter Karakoy Gulluoglu, a shop that makes the best baklava in Istanbul. Eat this sweet delight, a Turkish pastry made of several layers of phyllo dough filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with honey.

Walk off your dessert by trekking up the hill to Galatasaray, a neighborhood that is home to Galatasaray S.K., one of Turkey’s most famous soccer teams. Jump on the tram on Istiklal Caddesi, the city’s grand bustling boulevard lined with shops and restaurants. Hop off and explore the street as your guide explains the area’s history and points out landmarks and famous buildings.

Afiyet olsun! That’s Turkish for ‘bon appetit.’ After this tour, you might have that phrase memorized.

Inclusions for A Taste Of Istanbul: Street Food Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Tastings
  • Entrance fees
  • Private tour

Exclusions for A Taste Of Istanbul: Street Food Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Great tour, hitting many parts of the city including both continents. Delicious and historical!

  • Lovely tour with Kursat that covered both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. It was pretty special to step off a boat into another continent. I still daydream about the stuffed mussel with lemon and the stuffed eggplant dolma.

  • Lovely tour with Kursat that covered both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. It was pretty special to step off a boat into another continent. I still daydream about the stuffed mussel with lemon and the stuffed eggplant dolma.

  • This tour was fantastic! Our guide Unal was very professional and knowledgeable. Great way to explore the Asian side and new city of Istanbul. Great food, great experience! Thank you

  • Fabulous tour of the Asian side, which we would not have normally seen. Great food - loved the elastic ice cream!

  • This was a great tour. Our guide, Tanor, did a wonderful job. Not only did we taste a lot of different street foods, we went to several areas of the city to do tastings. We experienced several of the city's transportation options and went into neighborhoods we would not have known to explore on our own. We went to some neighborhoods that were primarily residential and experienced more of what the families there might eat on the street. We also went to a business district and tried what a business person might grab on the street for lunch. Finally, we tried "wet burgers." This is a bit like a chopped beef sandwich that has been smothered in BBQ sauce on the inside and outside. It was actually good. I would recommend this tour as a great way to see the city while tasting great food. Also, we went to the most famous baklava place in Turkey. They must have had 50 different kinds of baklava.

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