Taste of Two Continents Food Tour


6 to 7 hours (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 8
Mobile ticket

Overview

Ready to taste the best food on both sides of Istanbul?

Start with a delicious traditional Turkish breakfast in Europe in the heart of the historic Old City, before you sail across to Asia and explore the vibrant streets of Kadıköy.

With your foodie guide, you’ll make 10 delicious stops during your walk with a variety of samples at each – enough to fill your belly to the brim with all the fantastic Turkish flavors!

From street foods and world-famous restaurants to traditional kebabs and Turkish ice cream, The Taste of Two Continents tour is your full-day immersion inside Istanbul’s food scene and a glimpse of Turkish culture and daily life.

Inclusions

  • 10 uniquely different eateries and restaurants, multiple tastings at each
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and passionate English-speaking tour guide
  • A day filled with culinary, cultural, historic and personal anecdotes, with a local insider’s view
  • Lunch - Multi-course lunch at world-famous restaurant Çiya
  • Snacks - The original and the best döner kebab at 154 years old family restaurant
  • Coffee and/or Tea - 5 exciting local drinks.

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Historic Areas of Istanbul, Istanbul Turkey

The Taste of Two Continents food tour begins in Istanbul’s Old City. There, we meet to begin our tour in the heart of Eminönü, close to Spice Market.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Market Sourced Turkish Breakfast: Visit a breakfast market in the morning and gather an assortment of Turkish breakfast items, including cheeses, buffalo cream, hazelnut paste, honey, olives, dried beef pastrami, simit, and enjoy it all with traditional Turkish tea & menemen (Turkish scrambled eggs) at a local tea house. Listen to your guide’s entertaining & interesting stories about culture and daily life in Turkey while wondering if this could be your favorite breakfast ever.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Cross the mighty Bosphorus by ferry to explore the more modern and chic area of Kadıköy, on the Asian side. Kadıköy is home to some of the best local restaurants in Istanbul, frequented a new generation of Turks who love to dine out, while still savouring the flavours of their childhood.

Duration: 25 minutes

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

You will nibble, sip and munch your way through the local Kadıköy market while your guide explains the colorful stalls and products.

You'll want to bring your cameras out here to capture all the vibrancy that makes up the flavors of Turkish cuisine!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sureyya Opera House, Cafer Aga Mah. Bahariye Cad. No:29 Caferaga, Kadikoy, Istanbul Turkey

As you make your way through the colorful streets of Kadıköy market, you’ll sip on freshly brewed Turkish coffee while delighting in locally-made crispy golden baklava. You’ll savor the delicious tastes of popular street foods like dolma, tantuni, and kokoreç, as well as other local favourites.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kadikoy Iskelesi, Kadikoy, Istanbul Turkey

The Taste of Two Continents tour finishes in Kadıköy Ferry Terminal. Your return ferry tickets are provided. Your guide will help you to catch the Eminönü ferry (back to the Spice Market) or Karaköy ferry.

Duration: 10 minutes

Meeting point

Brew Coffee Works, Hobyar, Hamidiye Cd. No:60, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Maximum group size is 10
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Children aged 5 years and younger are welcome at no charge
  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • Not recommended for vegan, gluten free, lactose free travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with serious allergies or food restrictions
  • Please advise any specific dietary/allergy requirements at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • No vegetarian food options at 2-3 of the food stops
  • No vegan food options at 4-5 of the food stops

Ticket delivery

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

Cancellation

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

Ali was an amazing guide. We really enjoyed all the stops and his commentary/advice. There was SO MUCH food!!! Great way to get orientation as our first activity in Istanbul.

Lana_P
June 2022

Absolutely terrific tour! The food was amazing and plentiful! The guide (Ali) is really welcoming and helpful and contributed to the total success of this experience.

Denomas
June 2022

What a great tour! Our guide (Barha) was fabulous and very enthusiastic. I wish I had taken her advice and not eaten so much early in the day as there was so much food on offer we were all struggling to eat even small morsels by the end.

Nethanille_M
June 2022

What an amazing tour! Our tour guide Ali was phenomenal. Really enjoyed every moment of the tour. There really is no better way to get to know a country than through it’s food. This is also a GREAT tour to do at the beginning of your visit. It helped us orient ourselves when exploring the city on...

David S
June 2022

We had a great time on the taste of Istanbul food tour. Our guide Mehmet was very knowledgeable and patiently explained the history behind the different foods. All local foods and everything was delicious. We started with breakfast, ended with dessert and coffee, and had everything in between. C...

traveler123433444545
June 2022

I had Ali as a tour guide and he was the best ever. Tour left on time at 9:00am so don't be late. I would recommend not eating anything the day of the tour. food is fantastic you will want to eat it all, but don't eat everything because you will run out of room and miss all of the good food duri...

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