Guided tour

Istanbul: Food Tour around Galata and Karakoy Neighborhoods

Istanbul: Food Tour around Galata and Karakoy Neighborhoods

From US$ 86.08 per person

Embark on a food tour with a small group around the historical Karakoy and Galata areas of Istanbul, led by a foodie guide. Try Turkish food samples as you mingle with the locals.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Private group available


  • Learn the rich history of Turkey’s world-famous cuisine with delicious samples
  • Eat your way through classic and unknown eateries of the neighborhood
  • Visit the European side of the Golden Horn in Istanbul, led by an expert guide
  • Try Turkish food samples on a small group tour or private tour
  • Explore the stunning architecture of Karakoy, Galata and Beyoglu for a different perspective compared with the old town
Full description
Meet your local expert guide in Karakoy Port for a culinary adventure in Istanbul. Learn all the rich history of Turkey's world-famous cuisine simultaneously with your ears and taste buds. Sample all kinds of street food, from superb Turkish pastries, doner kebab and authentic baklava, to the fishmongers' best and grill joints. Finally, treat yourselves to some authentic Turkish coffee. Start your walking tour on a route leading up the hill to the Galata Tower area and famous Beyoglu. Explore the cobbled streets, historic alleyways, and vibrant food culture. Learn about the area's stunning architecture inspired by Europe and compare it with oriental Sultanahmet. As you visit traditional food stores try delicious treats, such as olives and cheese. There will be plenty of other food sampled along the way as well, such as: desserts, Turkish delight, simit, Turkish tea, mezes, , delicatessen stops, pastrami, clotted cream, and more. Afterwards, you can choose to spend some more time in Galata or follow your guide back to the original meeting point.
  • All food samples
  • Professional local guide
  • Small-group tour (if option selected)
  • Private tour (if option selected)
  • Transfer to the meeting point
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

• Meet at the Karakoy ferry dock. Your guide will be waiting at the exit. • If looking at the sea, Galata Bridge will be on your right

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  •  Suitable for vegetarians
  •  Dietary requirements must be given during the booking process
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