Shore Excursions - Istanbul by Night: Turkish Food Tour

Duration: 180 to 240 minutes
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul
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  • 180 to 240 minutes
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Discover Istanbul’s culinary delights on a 5-hour evening food tour of the capital. Led by an expert local guide, your tour includes visit to all the food hotspots around the city that many tourists don’t even know about. Check out a traditional ‘simit’ bakery, grill your own kebabs on an open fire in a barbeque restaurant, and visit a ‘meyhane’ (Turkish tapas bar) for meze and live music!

Numbers are limited to 8 people on this small-group food tour, ensuring you'll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Istanbul Walks, Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Sifahamami Sok. No:1 Kat:1 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

No touristic places - but you will see much more than that! We will take you where 'real people' go to dine in a 'Turkish Way'. You will see and have a chance to meet local people having fun with their friends. We start the evening in a traditional 'Simit Bakery'. Simit is a bread roll, which is covered with grape molasses and sesame seeds. We take our simits and visit one of the local kıraathane'- which literally means reading rooms-but-in reality is a coffee shop with lots of men with mustaches playing cards or backgammon! After having traditional Turkish tea in a traditional tea glasses we visit another traditional place: Ocakbaşı-which is a traditional self-service barbecue restaurant where you sit by the fire and grill your kebabs, along with glass of Turkish Raki of course! We continue our gourmet journey passing, seeing and sniffing by some Turkish Restaurants. Finally, we end up in a Meyhane – a traditional Tavern where you taste 'Meze', drink 'Rakı' and listen to live Turkish Music performed by Gipsy Musicians. Well if you think that is it for the night, you are wrong! We will offer you a traditional 'İşkembe Çorbası’, which is a 'Tripe Soup'- the same way Turks complete their evening after being sated with 'Turkish Rakı'… And of course no Turkish Night is 'a complete' without tasting the 'Türk Kahvesi'-Turkish Coffee. Sounds tasty huh! And to give it quality, you will be escorted by a Professional guide who will explain to you everything that you will need to know.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Beverages (two glasses of raki, Turkish coffee and tea)
  • Dinner (kebab, meze, soup)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located Istanbul hotels
  • Local guide
  • Live music
  • Entry/Admission - Istanbul Walks

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age for drinking alcoholic drinks is 18 years
  • Please note that if your hotel is located on the Asian side hotel pick up can’t be provided
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • 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
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Karaköy, Müeyyedzade, Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and drop off from centrally located Istanbul's European side hotels

Please provide your hotel name address and phone details

Ports

  • Istanbul Cruise ship port



Departure Time

7:00 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

180 to 240 minutes

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

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