2 DAYS Private and Guided Istanbul Food Tour - Istanbul Old City Tour

2 days
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 8
Mobile ticket


The Istanbul old city tour will take you to the roots of historic Istanbul with a visit to the monuments of Byzantine and Ottoman cultural heritage. The Istanbul food 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.


  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Public transportation.
  • Entrace fees of Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Museum.
  • 1x Lunch
  • 1x Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace

What to expect


Day 1: Private & Guided Istanbul Old City Tour - Highlights Of Istanbul

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkiye
The tour starts at the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque is the second largest mosque in Istanbul, built during the Ottoman Period. It is known for its blue Iznik tiles and as the only Ottoman mosque with 6 minarets. (Please note due to the renovation work, the Blue Mosque is partly closed)
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkiye
Then we will visit Topkapi Palace, the Ottoman Sultans' main palace until 1856. Many famous exhibitions are housed in the palace. The Imperial Treasury is another part of the palace with an 86-carat diamond on display. We will have a splendid view of the Bosporus and the Golden Horn from the palace.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
The tour ends with a visit to the Grand Bazaar. It is the largest bazaar in the world with 52 small streets and more than 4000 shops.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Basilica Cistern, Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3, Istanbul 34410 Turkiye
Next, you will visit the Basilica Cistern (Underground cistern), the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul.
Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Private & Guided Istanbul Food Tour - Taste Of Istanbul

Stop At: Karakoy Rihtim, Rihtim Caddesi Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34560 Turkiye
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.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Beyoglu, Merkez Bankası Karşısı Arme Elektrik Tic Ltd Şti, Istanbul 34100 Turkiye
Then we will catch a metro up to Pera and walk along the famous Istiklal street to have a cup of tea or coffee.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kadikoy Carsisi, Caferaga Mahallesi Kadikoy, Istanbul Turkiye
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 can taste authentic Turkish cuisines or 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 Turkiye
A Turkish food tour would not be complete without sampling Turkish coffee and desserts. So after indulging, we will catch a ferry back to the Europe side of Istanbul, where the tour will conclude.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: The breakfast will include Turkish menemen, sucuklu omlet, kaymak, and honey.
• Lunch: You can taste authentic Turkish Cuisines or kebabs.
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note: the itinerary is subject to change, based on the location's availability and weather.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • The Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. The Blue Mosque and The Hagia Sophia are closed to visitors until 14.30 on Fridays. The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2022

We took a 3 days trip in Istanbul, food, shopping and more. We are a family of 5, 3 of them are teenagers. And I have only one thing to say- WOW!!! Furkan was the best ever! We got recommendations from friends, and we didn't know what to expect, and it turned out to be the best decision ever Furk...

August 2023

Truly amazing experience. Furkan was our guide. One can tell he been doing this a long time. He extremely knowledgeable about Istanbul and will taylor the tour for you.

March 2023

It took less than a minute to realize how brilliant Furkan was. He was extremely detail-oriented and had an exciting and knowledgeable answer to every question we asked him for two days. The most impressive was seeing the respect between him and everywhere he took us—a breath of fresh air to see...

January 2023

After 12 days from Venice, Greek Islands, and Turkey with many guides, Furkan and Derya are certainly at the top of my list of private guides. I was able to communicate with Furkan ahead of our arrival as our cruise could not give a certain arrival time to disembark the ship and meet Furkan. Furk...

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December 2022

Furkan, Had to take time to send Christmas greetings to you, and to thank you again for your great tour around  Istanbul! It was a highlight of our month abroad. You did an awesome job enlightening us on more history than we could have thought. Tasting all the delicious Turkish food was a highli...

August 2022

The best tour guide exp. With two of the most professional, knowledgeable, and welcoming guides. Derya was our guide and from the moment we met she was an instant ray of sunshine. Our tour was catered to our needs & expectations. All our travel requirements were arranged by Furkan with absolute p...

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