Taste of Two Continents Food Tour

Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

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.

Itinerary
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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

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.

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • No vegetarian food options at 2-3 of the food stops
  • No vegan food options at 4-5 of the food stops
  • 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 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 8 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • 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
Departure Point

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


Return Details

Caferağa, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey

Voucher info

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

Duration

6 to 7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Alvina C

23 Nov, 2021

Mehmet was such a wonderful guide. Honestly he was the best. The tour itself was genuinely the highlight of my entire trip. I would fully recommend it to anyone and may even do this exact same tour again when I visit Istanbul again. The food made my palette feel things that I didn’t realise were possible. 10 out of 10 experience. Made some great friends from the tour as well. I was having so much fun, I completely forgot about taking pictures for over half of it, but have a look at the pictures I did manage to take.

Omar_S

22 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.

Sswenson9222

22 Nov, 2021

Mehmet was an absolutely amazing tour guide!!! This is the best tour I have been on. His knowledge of the food and history was perfect. We would get a history lesson on the way to each stop! Overall a great experience

Andyfernandy

11 Nov, 2021

Ali, provided a fantastic food tour. We started at an easy to find coffee shop on the Europe side. Shortly after he led us on to the Asia side where we had so many amazing dishes. You will not be disappointed in any of your stops. Ali also provides small historical information that felt like an extra plus for the tour.

Viajantebrasileira20

11 Nov, 2021

One of the best tours we’ve ever done for so many reasons : the stops all around the city, the variety of the plates and bites, and mostly because of Our delightful guide Aise, who was able to answer all of our questions while being super fun and friendly all the way. Would definitely do it again !

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