1. Turkey
  2. Istanbul
  3. Spice Bazaar, Istanbul

Private and Guided Food Tour: Taste of Istanbul

Product ID: 177825
Get off the beaten track and taste delicious traditional delicacies you may not have known existed, from kebabs to baklava to Turkish delight. Discover local markets and learn about Turkish history and culture. Drink tea and learn how to play backgammon.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover local markets with a local guide
  • Enjoy a Turkish breakfast and various street foods
  • Visit the famous Kadikoy fish market
  • Drink tea and play backgammon
Full description
After being picked up from your hotel, begin your tour with a walk around the Spice market. See where locals have been buying their spices for hundreds of years. Walk from Galata bridge to Karakoy and enjoy a Turkish breakfast which includes Turkish menemen, sucuklu omlet, kaymak, and honey. Catch a metro up to Pera and walk along the famous Istiklal street. Make a tea stop and learn how to play backgammon.

In the afternoon, catch a ferry to from the European side of Istanbul to the Asian side to Kadikoy. Taste Mersin's tantuni or if you are feeling adventurous maybe try a liver wrap. Continue to the fish market and sample stuffed or fried mussels as well as pickles. Visit a shop that only sells pickles.

Complete your tour by sampling Turkish coffee and desserts. After indulging, catch the ferry back to the Europe side of Istanbul where the tour will conclude.
  • Breakfast
  • Afternoon tea
  • Food tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Old city and Taksim area hotel pick up
  • Cruise port pickup
  • Public transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• At the time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at the time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
• Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
• Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
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Everything went very well, perfect tour, lots of fun with food, drinks and the people. I can recommend it to everyone

December 4, 2019

Furkan was an excellent guide. We would do the tour again in a heartbeat!

November 20, 2019

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