Eating like a local : Learn about diverse culinary culture of Turkey

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul

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  • 4 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


On this 4 hour walking tour with an expert guide you will delve deep into the culinary culture and rich history of lstanbul. You will taste and discover local delicacies from the tables of local people to the sultan's palate and listen fascinating stories behind each culinary gem .As you walk you will  sample tastings from the very best local places and eat like a local as we Istanbulites do. Group number is limited to 8 on this tour so you will receive more personalized attention from your expert guide. Book this tour to experience the city with an insider!!

Stroll through the local markets of lstanbul.

Discover the flavors of two continents with an expert guide.

Visit backstreets of Eminönü and Spice Bazaar

Taste local delicacies in Kadıköy fish market

Eat like a local 

Try traditional Turkish drinks

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

After meeting with your guide and brief information  you will be ready to discover astonishingly rich culinary culture of Istanbul on this 5 hrs walking tour starting from the authentic  Spice bazaar. This  historic bazaar  is the place where we will learn about Turkish delights ,spices ,dried herbs and alternative remedies for aches and pains, and aphrodisiacs that have been tested through the centuries.You'll find all kinds of interesting beauty products as well. After we finish we will continue our journey between the inviting aromas of the backstreets of the Spice Market.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cruise Istanbul, Arasta carsIsI Kabasakal caddesi, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Then you will  take a ferry to a nice and cosmopolitan district of Istanbul, Kadıköy ( Chalcedon) famous for its fish market and loaded with local delicacies from all around Turkey. On the ferry you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Istanbul. Experience the standing between two continents; Asia and Europe.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kadikoy Carsisi, Caferaga Mahallesi Kadikoy, Istanbul Turkey

Kadıköy is  a haven  for the "foodies''  as it offers a great variety of food such as pickled vegetables and fruits , lahmacun( pizza like dish,crispy and thin,)  fish , regional cheeses and mezes and more. In Turkey we  value  food not just for its taste but as symbol of traditions , happines , fortune , friendship and you will see why it is so important to us while eating your way through the streets os Istanbul

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Cruise Istanbul, Arasta carsIsI Kabasakal caddesi, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

After the  tastings  in Kadıköy we will take another ferry to  back to European side Karaköy where we will try life-changing desserts such as  heavenly delicious baklava from local ustas and enjoy a cup of  fresh brewed Turkish tea.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Food tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup (centrally located hotels only)
  • Soft drinks
  • 2 way ferry ticket

  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Cruise Istanbul
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Mısır Çarşısı, Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Return Details

Köşkeroğlu Baklava Karaköy Gümrük, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Gümrük Sk. No:10, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

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4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Jo B

08 Jul, 2019

We booked this tour for our first full day in Istanbul and it was absolutely the best thing that we could have done to get our bearings. We were really lucky to have a great guide called Mustafa , who introduced us to his favourite food and restaurants on both the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus. Not only that, but he helped us to sort out a travel card (recommend getting one, as the transport system is excellent and great value), had an excellent knowledge of the city and took us to some hidden gems that we would certainly have missed out on without him. A really good day, that set the scene for a fantastic weekend in this vibrant city. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. So thank you La Vacanza Travel and more importantly Mustafa!

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