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Istanbul For Foodies: Taste of 2 Continents Food & Culture Tour

Duration

5 hours (Approx)

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

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Guide Language

Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Overview

As Istanbul is known as “the city of two continents,” we are inviting you to join us for a tasting tour in two continents of Istanbul. Accompanied by a local guide we are eating our way out through Asian and European sides of Istanbul. We are trying some local traditional meals, beverages while enjoying the perfect views of Istanbul and Bosphorus.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Try the local foods of Istanbul on both the Asian and European sides of the Bosphorus
  • Take a ferry ride across the Bosphorus Strait to soak up the greatest views
  • Discover the locals local food and fish markets in Kadikoy, one of the most popular neighborhoods in Asian part of Istanbul
  • Taste local drinks like cay (tea), served in a tulip shaped glass, enjoy the traditional perspective
  • Taste the traditional Kurdish foods
  • Learn how to smoke a water pipe like a local
  • Watch the light shows from the Bosphorus in the evening
  • Enjoy the private service designed only for you and your loved ones

Itinerary

This is a private experience designed only for you and your loved ones.

We are meeting with our local guide at the determined area on previously spoken time. This tour we are tasting the traditional cuisine of Istanbul - the city that connects to continents- on both Asian and European sides of the magnificent Bosphorus.

Starting at Fuego Café and Restaurant in the Sultanhamet, we are taking a local tram ride to Eminonu Port. From here we are taking ferry ride across the Bosporus Strait to Kadikoy Port in Asia while enjoying the mesmerizing views.

In Kadikoy, that is a popular neighborhood of the Asian side, we are wandering along local markets, local shops selling all kinds of products. We are discovering the fish market to try some delicious stuffed mussels that are one of the most popular street foods in Istanbul.

After a break at a café, full of locals playing games backgammon and okey, we are heading to a restaurant that specializes in home cooked food from the Kurdish area of south-eastern part of Turkey (vegetarian and gluten free options available). We are enjoying an amazing meal here.

Happy and fully-stuffed we are taking another ferry to return to the European side, enjoying the magical light shows along the Bosphorus at night. As we ate a lot of savory food, now it is time to taste something sweet. We are heading to a special cafe that used to be a madrasah formerly. Here we will taste some traditional Turkish tea, coffee; try the authentic gargle (water pipe) in different flavors. We will also have the chance to taste a traditional drink sahlep that are especially popular in cold winter nights.
Prepare for the activity
What to bring
Passport

Meeting point
Sultanahmet tram station


Know before you go
The meeting point is a short walk from the Sultanahmet tram station. The public tram system starts at 06:00 and ends at around Midnight
Parents of children under 6 years old are advised to book a private tour
Please advise on booking of any dietary requirements (vegetarian etc.) or food allergies
Please provide a contact mobile (cell) phone number

Included/Excluded

  • English-speaking local guide
  • Transportation by public trams
  • Bosporus ferry crossing (return)
  • Entree, main course and dessert
  • 4 drinks over the evening, including 1 choice of wine, beer or raki with your main course
  • Nargile (water pipe)
  • Extra food and drinks not mentioned in "what's included"
  • Tips and personal expenses

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