Taste of Two Continents: Istanbul Food Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Taste of Two Continents: Istanbul Food Tour

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Türkiye, İstanbul, Istanbul
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-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 8-9 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 Turkiye

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 Turkiye

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 Turkiye

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, Neset Omer Sk. No:1 Kadıköy, Istanbul 34710 Turkiye

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 Turkiye

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: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kadikoy Iskelesi, Kadikoy, Istanbul Turkiye

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
  • 8-9 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Maximum group size is 10
  • 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
  • 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 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Brew Coffee Works, Hobyar, Hamidiye Cd. No:16, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Return Details

Caferağa, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Türkiye

Voucher info

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

Duration

5 hours 30 minutes


User's Reviews

Emma_E

23 Feb, 2024

Sinan was the BEST guide!!! Honestly if you only do one tourist activity in Istanbul, make it this! Felt like a friend taking me around to all the best spots. Be sure to come hungry! They serve full portions and you will be more than full by the end, so pace yourself so you be sure to try everything! Especially the dessert at the end! This was the best tour I did and I cannot recommend it enough! Hopefully you are lucky enough to get Sinan as a guide also!

jocJ1683KT

22 Feb, 2024

What an incredible tour! Ali was our guide and he was so accommodating and friendly, as well as knowledgeable about all the neighborhoods we were walking through. I have a few dietary restrictions, but there was so much food available that I could eat, I didn't even notice. Everything was delicious! Our tour took us through two different neighborhoods as well as a ferry ride in between, so I felt like I had a really great tour of the city. I think the food will best be represented by my photos. :) I take a food tour every time I visit a new place and this was by far my favorite.

nekpw

21 Feb, 2024

It was a wonderful day trying a variety of foods in Istanbul. The tour starts on the European side for breakfast but most of it was on the Asian side of the city. Which was really nice. Our guide was very knowledgeable about food as well as the history of Istanbul, which added to the experience. She was also very accommodating with the variety of food restrictions in our small group. She made sure everyone was able to enjoy the experience. We had a great time and ate a LOT of food! Even the items that we did not like (that pickle juice) added to the entire experience. Would do it again

docbrr

21 Feb, 2024

We had a great tour with our tour guide Ali, who is one of the best tour guides I had so far. Excellent clear English, very easy to understand and communicate with even for me as a non-native English speaker (German). The tour is excellent designed and apart from food and food culture you also get a lot of sight seeing and a bit of exploring the Asia side of istanbul, which I would otherwise not have seen as I was on a short trip mostly focussed on the attractions in the old city. Highly recommended, best value for money of my entire Istanbul trip.

Diana H

21 Feb, 2024

Ali was a fabulous tour guide! He shared his vast knowledge of Turkish food history, agricultural products, regional specialties, local food customs, secrets of how the beer trade gets around the advertisement ban, and so much more, with a sense of humor. Super personable! The food was varied and delicious. Do not eat breakfast before this tour, but do grab some coffee before the tour if you're a morning coffee person.

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