Guided tour

Istanbul: 4-Hour Evening Walk & Light Food Tasting Tour

Istanbul: 4-Hour Evening Walk & Light Food Tasting Tour

From US$ 113.39 per person

Learn about Istanbul’s past and cuisine from an expert local guide on this 4-hour Istanbul evening walk with food tastings.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up from centrally located hotels and designated meeting points.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Visit up to four food stops and vendors as you stroll from Sultanahmet to Galata
  • Try delights such as fried mussel kebabs, lamb shish kebab and scrumptious baklava filo pastries
  • Enjoy sunset views of the city from the Galata Bridge
Full description
Sample some of Istanbul’s favorite foods on a relaxed 4-hour evening walking tour. Meet an expert local guide and visit four much loved food stops as you stroll through historical Sultanahmet to Taksim Square across the Golden Horn. Absorb the evening bustle and sights of Sultanahmet. Enjoy sunset views of the city from the Galata Bridge and try staples such as fried mussels and baklava, the seductively sweet honey-soaked filo parcels that are a Turkish favorite, along the way. Numbers are limited to 14, ensuring personalized attention from your guide. Start your 4-hour evening tour with a pick-up from your central Istanbul hotel, and head into the heart of historical Sultanahmet. As you walk, hear from your guide about Istanbul’s history and how it has left its legacy on the city’s cuisine. Wander through the bustling streets, passing some of Sultanahmet’s landmarks, and get insider tips from your guide on great places to eat and must try delicacies. While you talk and absorb the evening ambience, make your way to Taksim Square and enjoy four food stops to sample some classic local dishes. Samples may vary, but expect to taste favorites such as a mouth-watering lamb shish kebab, a juicy meatball and a fried mussel kebab; a string of lightly battered mussels threaded onto a skewer. As dusk falls, enjoy the magical sunset views over Sultanahmet’s minarets from the Galata Bridge, and take in the sight of the Galata Tower on the opposite bank. Drink in the buzz around the food vendors and restaurants, and make a final stop to taste some classic Turkish baklava. Sink your teeth into these super sweet honey and nut filo parcels that were much loved by the Ottoman sultans. After approximately 4-hours later, finish with a drop-off at your hotel.
  • Food tasting
  • Pick-up and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transfer service just from city center hotels
  • Small group tour
  • Walking tour
  • Drinks at the tasting
  • Transportation to/ from attractions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Pick-up from centrally located hotels
  • Walking tour
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Wonderful, delicious tour!

My wife and I took an evening walking and food tour with Ayhan on a recent trip to Istanbul. He is a wonderful guide – he is friendly, speaks excellent English, and knows Istanbul extremely well. He picked some fantastic places to stop for food – they were so good that we went back to a couple of them on our own during our trip! We got to sample a wide variety of traditional Turkish foods during the tour, while also learning a great deal about Istanbul’s ancient and modern history and its vibrant culture. We highly recommend doing a tour with Ayhan!

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September 22, 2019

Very good tour to see some places not common! Our guide is very friendly, he takes us from our hotel and teach us about Turkish culture. You could try Meatballs, Turkish Pizza and Turkish sweets. I suggest this tour to have a global point of Istanbul and see very special Turkish places. Thank you very much Ayhan!!!

April 28, 2019

Ideal tour on your first night in Istanbul

We booked this tour on our first night in Istanbul. It was the best decision I made. Ayhan, our tour guide brought us to places where the local people go. The food samplers tasted delocious and it gave us a good impression of Turkish cuisine. Ayhan was also informative and helpful. He spoke English quite well. I highly recommend this tour and tour guide.

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April 17, 2019

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