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Fatih, Turkey
Taste of Two Continents Food Tour
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icon6 to 7 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Discover Istanbul’s European and Asian sides—and taste a range of delectable Turkish delicacies—on this full-day, small-group tour. Meet your guide in the morning in Istanbul’s Old City, and be sure to come hungry: you have a day of feasting ahead of you. Explore a spice market, and enjoy a traditional Turkish breakfast, before crossing the Bosphorus to trendy Kadikoy. Sip Turkish coffee, visit multiple restaurants, and discover Istanbul’s must-try dishes.
  • This intimate, small-group tour is capped at just eight participants
  • Tour Istanbul’s European and Asian sides (ferry tickets included)
  • Sample a wide range of dishes, enjoy Turkish coffee and breakfast, and more
  • Visit spice markets, different neighborhoods, restaurants, and cafes
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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
Snacks
Coffee and/or Tea
Gratuities
No vegetarian food options at 2-3 of the food stops
No vegan food options at 4-5 of the food stops
Brew Coffee Works , Hobyar, Hamidiye Cd. No:60, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

IMPORTANT: There are 2 Brew Coffeeworks branches in Istanbul. Our tour departs from Brew Coffeeworks Sirkeci. TAKING TAXI: Ask the driver to take you to LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL. Brew Coffeeworks Sirkeci is right next door. TAKING TRAM: Disembark at Sirkeci station. Walk 200m on Hamidiye street.

Kadıköy , Caferağa, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul, 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.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Yummy Istanbul
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Taste of Two Continents Food Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Taste of Two Continents Food Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Two Continents Food Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Taste of Two Continents Food Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Come with an empty stomach because within 20 mins of starting this tour you are greeted with a table of food to share." See review
  • "Definitely a worthwhile trip and a good way to learn where and what kind of foods to look for in istanbul." See review

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star-5
One of the best food tours across the world that I’ve done!
Susan_B
, Aug 2022
The abundance of food on this tour plus our great guide Ali set this tour apart from others. I got to taste such a diverse range of foods and it was all excellent quality. Ali was very knowledgeable and made the tour so enjoyable. Thank you I loved it!
star-5
Must-do tour of Istanbul! Highly Recommend
Seyi_E
, Jul 2022
Wow wow wow! I cannot recommend these guys enough. Their service, food knowledge and genuine enthusiasm for Istanbul’s food history made this tour 100x better. Only issue I had was that I couldn’t spend longer with them tasting the various foods of the city. Will DEFINITELY be recommending them to anyone who will listen for the foreseeable future!
star-5
So much food!
Shiaoh_L
, Jul 2022
Leyla, our tour guide, not only knows everything about food in Istanbul, but also gives us interesting facts about Istanbul’s history and culture. She made my tour so much more substantial. We had a HUGE variety of different foods and drinks. Leyla made sure we are always topped up with water, - stay hydrated. By the end of the day, I was extremely full and satisfied. :)
star-5
Best Food Anywhere!
Oscar_G
, Jul 2022
Great experience! Guide was very knowledgeable. Pace yourself. Lamb soup, the best Beef wrap at the end was also incredible
star-5
Worth every penny, you won't leave hungry!!
Ashley_G
, Jul 2022
The most food I've ever had in a food tour. Lots of interesting bits of history, mixed in with walking, food and bathroom breaks. Be sure to get the names/stall numbers of the places visited, I found myself struggling to find them later on in my trip. Only issue I saw was our guide tended to outwalk the group so we were always playing a bit of catch-up from place to place which wasn't an issue for most but often left an older couple behind and scrambling not get lost. I found myself purposely staying back to ensure they didn't get left/lost.
star-5
Eat your way across Istanbul with style
joan_c
, Jul 2022
We loved the variety of foods starting with breakfast. 10 stops so you had to pace yourself! We would have never seen as much on the East side if we had not taken this tour. Mameut was very informative and enthusiastic. He made sure we had more food if we wanted it. The little bonus of taking the ferry was an adventure as well!
star-5
Great way to see Istanbul
Marguerite_J
, Jul 2022
We had a very enjoyable day - Mehmet was a great guide and the food was delicious. It also catered for vegetarians which was great.
star-5
Fantastic tour, highly recommend
Kassandra_P
, Jun 2022
This food tour was such a great experience! Our guide, Mehmet was super accommodating, knowledgeable and helpful. The food stops were amazing and super generous - if you still happen to be hungry or just love something, you can order as much as you want. Not that you’ll necessarily want to after 10 stops!!!! Some really authentic food and some great options if you’re adventurous. They’re not joking when they say not to eat before the tour! Highly recommend, this was a great day learning about the history of some of the food, how it’s made and some of the culture too.
star-5
Amazing
Lana_P
, Jun 2022
Absolutely terrific tour! The food was amazing and plentiful! The guide (Ali) is really welcoming and helpful and contributed to the total success of this experience.
star-5
What an amazing tour! Our...
Nethanille_M
, Jun 2022
What an amazing tour! Our tour guide Ali was phenomenal. Really enjoyed every moment of the tour. There really is no better way to get to know a country than through it’s food. This is also a GREAT tour to do at the beginning of your visit. It helped us orient ourselves when exploring the city on our own.
star-5
Amazing 🤩
Amy_H
, Jun 2022
This was the most incredible experience! I have never done a food tour before and I will definitely do one again after this. Ali was an incredible guide. Very knowledgeable, patient, kind and thorough.
star-5
We want to go again!!! Great guide and brilliant tour.
Alexander_S
, Jun 2022
Outstanding food tour and a great way to see and taste your way around Istanbul. Our guide, Bahar, was exceptional. We can not say enough complimentary words and gratitude for how she conducted the tour. Bahar is knowledgeable, patient, empathetic, and extremely warm and welcoming. We were a family of 4 from Australia (booked through Viator) and were joined by another 4 Americans. Great number to have for the tour as we were able to mingle and get to know our fellow foodies while also taking in so much info from Bahar about the different meals and historic importance of the culture. Tasted so much and still left me wanting more - not for lack of servings, we were just having such a wonderful time we did not want our tour to end!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best food tour.
Jon_B
, Jun 2022
Amazing food experience across Istanbul! One of the best food tours we have ever been on - with just enough history later in - great day!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing tour
Baber_A
, Jun 2022
Ali was our tour guide and I loved his easy going mannerism; catered to both families on our tour. The food selection was excellent, we got a taste of all Turkey can offer. It’s an excellent way to start your visit to Turkey!
star-5
Food lovers paradise.
Steven_S
, Jun 2022
FULL food day! So much to see, taste and experience in Istanbul. This is a great way to see things you may otherwise miss. When they say “skip breakfast,” do it. There is so much food. Mehmet was knowledgeable and professional as he ushered our group through both sides of the city.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Unique Experience
Joanne_D
, Jun 2022
The tour guide (Bahrat) was so patient, friendly, and knowledgeable. Definitely come hungry, as we tried so many different food and it was plentiful. I was able to try local foods that I would never have known about if it wasn’t for this tour. If you are a foodie, this tour is fantastic!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour but have smaller change
Tenille_M
, Jun 2022
Nice experience, guide was very nice. Tasted various foods and experienced other parts of Istanbul. It is a pricey tour as it is but you are reminded that it is a nice gesture to leave a tip at the restaurants plus you are likely to leave a tip for the guide themselves. Where we was taken to a spice shop in the spice market, we went back there near the end of the trip and I realised this is not the cheapest shop in the spice market to purchase from.
star-5
Unique and tasty! Recommend!
Chris_M
, Jun 2022
Way beyond what I expected! I saw and tasted food I’ve never had and would not have if not for this tour! I’d read to not eat before the tour and I agree! You won’t want dinner after this 7 hour tour! Mehmet our guide was very hospitable and knowledgeable! Recommend!
star-5
A must for food lovers
Shams_K
, Jun 2022
Really well organised food tour of both continents. We sampled many local and traditional dishes, and were given a lot of important history of the food in Istanbul/Turkey. Highly recommended tour, with brilliant communication throughout the booking process. Very special mention to our tour guide, Ali, who was brilliant throughout the day!
star-5
Great fun, great tastes and a few strange ones for our palate
Mark_R
, Jun 2022
We had a great guy in Ali. His English was perfect and he had a lovely sense of humour. The tour started on time and was really interesting and very filling. We started in the European side for breakfast and then took the ferry to the Asian side for lunch. 10 stops with a whole load of different and interesting foods. Generous amounts available if you could manage it or particularly liked it. Everything from street food to restaurant quality with the story/history behind it. We would highly recommend this tour, you learn a lot about the history and culture as well as the cuisine. Don't have breakfast at the hotel that morning and definitely put on your walking shoes as you will cover a lot of ground.

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