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Istanbul: Small-Group Street Food Tour with Local Guide

Istanbul: Small-Group Street Food Tour with Local Guide

From $86.77 per person

Explore the markets of Istanbul on this 3-hour walking tour, and discover the diverse and delectable cuisine of this fascinating city in carefully selected local food stops.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
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Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Istanbul through its food culture and taste superb Turkish pastries, doner kebab and street food
  • Explore a local market and learn from your guide in a small-group tour
  • Enjoy authentic Turkish baklava, visit traditional food stores and try mouth-watering olives,cheese and Turkish coffee
Full description

Discover the highlights of Istanbul's culinary scene on this tour, which will take you to the places other tourists don't go. See the spice market, Eminonu, Tahtakale, Süleymaniye, a local market, and discover a traditional residential neighborhood. Your tour begins at the spice market, and your guide will take you around the authentic areas of the city. Visit restaurants where only locals eat, and see how everyday people live their lives. Explore a special local market brimming with all of the culinary products imaginable. The tour will also visit mosques and other historical buildings, if requested.

Plenty of food will be sampled along the way: baklava, kebabs, desserts, Turkish delight, simit, Turkish tea, mezes, olives, delicatessen stops, pastrami, clotted cream, cheese, and more!

Includes
  • All food samplings on the go
  • A professional and local tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Small-group tour (maximum 12 people) or private walking tour (depending on option chosen)
  • Transportation
  • Drinks
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

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Meeting point

Meet at Hamdi Restaurant in Eminonu.

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Important information

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  • Vegetarians are well catered for
  • The legal drinking age is 18
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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We had a great afternoon, in which we were not only shown the rich Turkish cuisine, but we also learned a lot about the country and the people. Our tour guide showed us restaurants that a normal tourist would not find and would therefore miss the culinary highlights of the country. You should bring hunger, as there is a lot to eat. Everything was freshly prepared and tasted very good.

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October 18, 2019

Delicious & fantastic way to view the cit with a great guide

We had a highly enjoyable and delicious tour of the Asian side of Istanbul, with our fantastic guide Cetin (an ex-chef!). The food we sampled was both local and full of flavors, and we really appreciated the range of flavors and tastes we were able to sample. Not only did we learn about the food we did try, but also a bit about other foods in other parts of the city that we should go back to try, and we got a nice list of great restaurants to try. I would definitely return for this again!

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September 25, 2019

Late start but great tour

Our tour guide was awesome, some miss communication about the time and meeting point but got it figured out and had a blast. Tasted foods I wouldn't know to find or try on my own. Got to see a mosque and learn about the culture. I love food. This tour was great

September 15, 2019

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