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Taste of Two Continents Food Tour
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icon6 to 7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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

Departure Point

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.

Return Details

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 8
  • 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 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Istanbul on Food - Culinary Tours
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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Taste of Two Continents Food Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Two Continents Food Tour.
Q:
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.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Two Continents Food Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "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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Fantastic Food Tour! Start your Istanbul trip with this Tour!
Jeffrey_P
, Oct 2021
The fantastic reviews this tour receives are for a reason: it's truly spectacular! Our guide, Mehmet, took us all across Istanbul tasting the best local, traditional, and delicious foods Turkey has to offer! Starting in Istanbul's Old City, this (mostly) walking tour introduces you to the best and most authentic cuisine. With a rich narrative accompanying the tastings, you learn what you're eating, how it's prepared, and about its history. At the same time, you're getting your bearings around this large, bustling city; an added bonus for those new to the city. TAKE THIS TOUR ON YOUR FIRST DAY IN ISTANBUL! While you might be tempted to satiate your hunger at the first few stops, don't! There are ten stops, each offering plenty of samples, and more of anything that you might particularly enjoy for the asking. Mehmet will tell you this, but so will I: don't fill up on the bread! You need to save room for the next stop... My tour, with Jesse, Phillip, Douglas, and Pauline was a fantastic blend of folks from around the world - Indonesia, Belgium, Guatemala, and the USA. This camaraderie made the tour even more enjoyable as we came to know the food, locations, and each other. Mehmet's friendly, patient, and encouraging manner completed our incredible group dynamic! I am so thankful to have shared this with each of them. The tour lasted a full day, including a ferry ride to the Asian side of Istanbul. There, we walked around the neighborhoods, stopped for pictures, and feasted on the local fare. Safe, clean, and fun, this tour is worth every penny! As I've said, if you are new to Istanbul, start your trip with this tour! By the end, you'll feel very comfortable navigating each side of Istanbul from the Old City to the Asian side, and around the Golden Horn. Thank you to Mehmet for a truly incredible day! Thank you to my new friends who shared in our journey! Thank you to Istanbul for your generosity and warm welcome! Teşekkür ederim, Mehmet!
star-5
Greatest guide
Suzan_I
, Oct 2021
Greatest guide Good food Great tour on both sides of the bosperous Asian as well as European side - recommendable
star-5
I will recommend this tour to friends and clients
Sean_S
, Sep 2021
Great tour, great food and Mehmet was a great guide - helpful and informative and a pleasure to listen to
star-5
Exploring both sides of Istanbul
Kelsey_M
, Sep 2021
Mehmet was our guide and he was great. He asked some of our favorite dishes of Istanbul and then seeked out the best for us to experience before leaving the tour. My favorite was the original Iskander and it didn't disappoint. Our guide continued to be very generous and asked if we wanted additional food after finishing our first serving/course. I would take this tour again and eat the exact same dishes with Mehmet without hesitation.
star-5
Perfect Introduction to Turkish Food and Culture
Donita_S
, Sep 2021
This food tour is a wonderful introduction to not only the Turkish food scene, but traditions and culture of the Turkish people. Our guide, Ayse was great - very knowledgeable and well-spoken.
star-5
Fabulous food, wonderful...
David_B
, Sep 2021
Fabulous food, wonderful historical conversation, personals and knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend. Travelers from Texas
star-5
Ivan
Yifu_Y
, Sep 2021
Our guide is informative and we have so much fun together during the tour . Do recommend people to join and I just eat too much . Haha
star-5
A Must Do!
John_P
, Aug 2021
The two continents food tour was the best decision I made for my first trip to Istanbul. My guide, Ayse, was absolutely wonderful. She did an extraordinary job navigating us through the city to the different restaurants while also keeping us entertained with her extensive knowledge on the history of the cuisine and Istanbul itself. The food was absolutely exquisite. These places are so good you will want to go back for more on following days. I won't ruin the surprise of the dishes, but just know to arrive with a very empty stomach. And remember to pace yourself, because there is a lot of food coming your way. This was truly an amazing experience! If you want to taste true Turkish cuisine while also learning a lot about the history and culture this is a must do. I promise, you will not be disappointed.
star-5
First tour you have to made in Turkey!
ilka_r
, Jul 2021
Excelent choice as a first experience in Turkey if you want to know what to eat. From breakfast to dinner and a special hang-over snack description. Our tour guide Aysha was very welcome, exceeded our expectations; we like to taste what the local eat. She introduced to friendly locals. Of course we taste the Baklava and the turkish maras.
star-5
Lovely Foodie Experience!
Faraz
, Jul 2021
Highly Recommended! Ayesha, our tour guide was great. She showed us lots of fun places, sampling so many food items. Explaining local customs and traditions and greetings. Good pace and appropriate stops. Walking is required. Ferry ride included, both ways to and from the Asian side of the city. Do this first or second day of the tour to know the good spots, I would say. Maybe adding optional alcoholic drinks spots would be great. Highly satisfied and shared good laughs with a small group of people.
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