Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of Istanbul

Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul

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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


From kebabs to baklava to Turkish delight, Turkish food is famous worldwide. While many people have enjoyed more than the odd kebab in their time, there is so much more to Turkish food than just kebabs, as you will discover on the 6-hour Istanbul Food Tour. The tour takes you off the beaten track so you can sample the authentic tastes of Istanbul and experience delicious Turkish delicacies you may not have known existed. While discovering local markets, you will also gain an overview of Turkish history and culture while appreciating the unique architecture of Istanbul. Whether you are a food expert or love food, the Istanbul Food Tour will fulfill your eating dreams.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Karakoy Iskelesi, Istanbul Turkey

Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel reception at 09.00 am. If you would like to start later in the day, please email us what time suits you the best. Firstly, we walk or catch a tram to Karakoy, where we have our Turkish breakfast, which includes Turkish menemen, sucuklu omlet, kaymak, and honey.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Istiklal Caddesi, Istiklal Street Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

Following breakfast, we will catch a metro up to Pera and walk along the famous Istiklal street and give a break for a cup of tea and coffee.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Walking down Istiklal Street will take us to Karakoy ferry station, where we will catch a ferry from the European side of Istanbul to the Asian side to Kadikoy (Kalkedon ancient name that means the city of the blind), where you can taste authentic Turkish dishes or Mersin's tantuni or if you are feeling adventurous maybe have a liver wrap. We will continue to the fish market, where you can sample stuffed or fried mussels and pickles. Turkish people love their pickles, and some shops only sell pickles.

Duration: 2 hours

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

So after indulging, we will then catch a ferry back to the European side of Istanbul and visit the Spice Market. Where you will have a chance to see where locals have been buying their spices for hundreds of years.

• Please note: the itinerary is subject to change, based on the location's availability and weather.
• You will have a chance to experience local culture while visiting some local markets, bazaars, and backstreets.
 • This is a 6-hour walking tour. 
 • We will use public transportation such as ferry.
 • You have full freedom on our tours. You can even change your mind on the day as we go.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Beverages
  • Breakfast
  • Food tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: the itinerary is subject to change, based on the location's availability and weather.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your tour guide is going to meet you 'personally' at your hotel reception, vacation rentals, Airbnb, or cruise port.


  • Istanbul Galata Port

Voucher info

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


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


25 Jul, 2022

Fabulous!!! Highly recommend!! Like having a great friend take you to all of the best spots! Derya was so good!


18 Jul, 2022

This tour was amazing! It was me and my son’s first time in Istanbul. Furkan really showed us local food that tasted authentic and amazing. He was very kind the whole tour and extremely open to answer any questions relating to food, history, culture, etc. He also talks about Turkey while walking and always makes sure everyone is comfortable and okay throughout the tour. There wasn’t any repetition for each food stop so there was always a lot of new items to try and he’s honest with where to go for good quality local food. It was a great foodie experience!

Philip P

14 Jul, 2022

Derya was amazing. She went above and beyond. We were introduced to so many great local dishes with explanations for each. More importantly, she has a sincere love for her job. I haven’t ever been on a tour anywhere close to the experience we had surg Derya. It felt like we were meeting up with an old friend to show us around her city as opposed to a rigid tour.


26 Jun, 2022

Furkan is the best private guide we have ever had. He was genuine, thoughtful, and truly made the day the highlight of our trip to Istanbul. He tailored the day to meet our needs and just made it the best food tour ever! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking a truly memorable experience.


25 Jun, 2022

What a wonderful experience we had with Derya today! She not only introduced us to local foods but oriented us around the city, helped get us comfortable with public transportation and generally loaded us with info! Such a thoughtful, lovely, energetic woman filled with knowledge and a clear love for her city! We can’t recommend her more highly! Thanks, Derya!!

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