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Fatih, Turkey
Taste of Two Continents Food Tour
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icon6 to 7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover Istanbul’s European and Asian sides—and taste a range of delectable Turkish delicacies—on this full-day, small-group tour. Meet your guide in the morning in Istanbul’s Old City, and be sure to come hungry: you have a day of feasting ahead of you. Explore a spice market, and enjoy a traditional Turkish breakfast, before crossing the Bosphorus to trendy Kadikoy. Sip Turkish coffee, visit multiple restaurants, and discover Istanbul’s must-try dishes.
  • This intimate, small-group tour is capped at just eight participants
  • Tour Istanbul’s European and Asian sides (ferry tickets included)
  • Sample a wide range of dishes, enjoy Turkish coffee and breakfast, and more
  • Visit spice markets, different neighborhoods, restaurants, and cafes
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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
Snacks
Coffee and/or Tea
Gratuities
No vegetarian food options at 2-3 of the food stops
No vegan food options at 4-5 of the food stops

Departure Point

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

IMPORTANT: There are 2 Brew Coffeeworks branches in Istanbul. Our tour departs from Brew Coffeeworks Sirkeci. TAKING TAXI: Ask the driver to take you to LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL. Brew Coffeeworks Sirkeci is right next door. TAKING TRAM: Disembark at Sirkeci station. Walk 200m on Hamidiye street.

Return Details

Caferağa, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul, 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.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Maximum group size is 8
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Istanbul on Food - Culinary Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Taste of Two Continents Food Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Two Continents Food Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Taste of Two Continents Food Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Two Continents Food Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Taste of Two Continents Food Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Two Continents Food Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Come with an empty stomach because within 20 mins of starting this tour you are greeted with a table of food to share." See review
  • "Definitely a worthwhile trip and a good way to learn where and what kind of foods to look for in istanbul." See review

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star-5
Great experience!
Omar_S
, Nov 2021
Everything was amazing, the guide was so kind and professional. I love all the restaurants she took us, learning about the culture and going to the Asian part of the city.
star-5
Must do experience !!!
Nadine_W
, Nov 2021
Ali was an amazing guide, warm, friendly and very knowledgeable! This tour was an awesome way to experience our first day in Istanbul. My idea of heavan! You were introduced to countless delicious tasters throughout the day, as well as providing a great way to orientate yourself with this vast and diverse city! Take Ali’s advice and pace yourself, as he manages to introduce your palate to a vast amount of interesting and traditional food, some of the best I’ve had the pleasure of tasting! A must do experience !!
star-5
A must do
Mathis_S
, Nov 2021
This tour was so much fun and in addition to tasting countless amazing foods in 10 different restaurants, you get to see a lot of Istanbul that you might not otherwise have seen. Very friendly and informational and overall a great time
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must experience food tour!
Ajumi_O
, Nov 2021
Great way to learn about traditional Turkish cuisine. Our guide Ayesha was very knowledgeable and really delved Into the history behind each dish. With so many delicacies in the country, one can get overwhelmed that is why it is advisable to take this tour on the first day in the city. You certainly will not regret it. Awesome experience overall.
star-5
Well worth it
Gregory_B
, Oct 2021
This whole tour was amazing, start to finish. Our tour guide Ali, was amazing and knowledgeable. Come hungry, and go home with a food coma
star-5
Fantastic Food Tour! Start your Istanbul trip with this Tour!
Jeffrey_P
, Oct 2021
The fantastic reviews this tour receives are for a reason: it's truly spectacular! Our guide, Mehmet, took us all across Istanbul tasting the best local, traditional, and delicious foods Turkey has to offer! Starting in Istanbul's Old City, this (mostly) walking tour introduces you to the best and most authentic cuisine. With a rich narrative accompanying the tastings, you learn what you're eating, how it's prepared, and about its history. At the same time, you're getting your bearings around this large, bustling city; an added bonus for those new to the city. TAKE THIS TOUR ON YOUR FIRST DAY IN ISTANBUL! While you might be tempted to satiate your hunger at the first few stops, don't! There are ten stops, each offering plenty of samples, and more of anything that you might particularly enjoy for the asking. Mehmet will tell you this, but so will I: don't fill up on the bread! You need to save room for the next stop... My tour, with Jesse, Phillip, Douglas, and Pauline was a fantastic blend of folks from around the world - Indonesia, Belgium, Guatemala, and the USA. This camaraderie made the tour even more enjoyable as we came to know the food, locations, and each other. Mehmet's friendly, patient, and encouraging manner completed our incredible group dynamic! I am so thankful to have shared this with each of them. The tour lasted a full day, including a ferry ride to the Asian side of Istanbul. There, we walked around the neighborhoods, stopped for pictures, and feasted on the local fare. Safe, clean, and fun, this tour is worth every penny! As I've said, if you are new to Istanbul, start your trip with this tour! By the end, you'll feel very comfortable navigating each side of Istanbul from the Old City to the Asian side, and around the Golden Horn. Thank you to Mehmet for a truly incredible day! Thank you to my new friends who shared in our journey! Thank you to Istanbul for your generosity and warm welcome! Teşekkür ederim, Mehmet!
star-5
Greatest guide
Suzan_I
, Oct 2021
Greatest guide Good food Great tour on both sides of the bosperous Asian as well as European side - recommendable
star-5
I will recommend this tour to friends and clients
Laura_O
, Sep 2021
Great tour, great food and Mehmet was a great guide - helpful and informative and a pleasure to listen to
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Exploring both sides of Istanbul
Kelsey_M
, Sep 2021
Mehmet was our guide and he was great. He asked some of our favorite dishes of Istanbul and then seeked out the best for us to experience before leaving the tour. My favorite was the original Iskander and it didn't disappoint. Our guide continued to be very generous and asked if we wanted additional food after finishing our first serving/course. I would take this tour again and eat the exact same dishes with Mehmet without hesitation.
star-5
Perfect Introduction to Turkish Food and Culture
Donnie_S
, Sep 2021
This food tour is a wonderful introduction to not only the Turkish food scene, but traditions and culture of the Turkish people. Our guide, Ayse was great - very knowledgeable and well-spoken.

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