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Istanbul: Taste of Two Continents Food Tour

Activity provider: Yummy Istanbul

Istanbul: Taste of Two Continents Food Tour

Activity provider: Yummy Istanbul
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Get a taste for both sides of Istanbul. Indulge in a market breakfast in Europe in the heart of the historic Old City, before sailing to Asia and exploring the fashionable streets of Kadıköy.

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Duration 6.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit a breakfast market in the morning and gather an assortment of Turkish breakfast items
  • Nibble, sip and munch your way through the local Kadıköy market while your guide talks about the local products
  • Take a ferry ride between two continents
Full description
From home-made dishes and street food to traditional kebabs and Turkish ice cream, immerse yourself in Istanbul’s food scene and acquaint yourself with Turkish culture and habits during this walking tour. Make stops at 10 different eateries with a variety of samples at each. Begin your morning with a delicious Turkish breakfast of locally sourced produce on Istanbul’s European side before crossing the mighty Bosphorus by ferry to explore the more modern and chic area of Kadıköy, on the Asian side, where you will discover the best restaurants in Istanbul. Sip on freshly brewed Turkish coffee while enjoying locally-made baklava. Taste delicious dolma, tantuni and kokoreç, as well as other local favorites. Enjoy the home-cooked flavours of Kadıköy’s most loved restaurant, Çiya Sofrası. Finally, finish your day with the cool, refreshing flavours of the best Turkish dondurma (ice-cream) in Moda.
  • Visits to 10 different eateries with multiple tastings at each
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Return transportation by ferry from Europe to Asia
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Vegans
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Getting to the Meeting Point: Walking from your hotel in Sultanahmet – Make your way from your hotel to the tram-line. Once you reach the tram-line, walk adjacent to it in the direction of the Spice Market. As the tramline makes a curved turn toward the Eminonu foreshore at the Sirkeci Station, across the road you’ll see a large blue YAPI KREDI bank. Cross the road to the left toward YAPI KREDI onto Hamidiye Caddesi. Walk straight for 200m until you reach the Legacy Ottoman Hotel, on your right. Make your way to the left side of the building to the meeting point, BREW COFFEEWORKS Coffee Shop.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

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Layla was our fantastic host for the tour. She was very knowledgable and helpful. The tour consisted of a group of 8 people, made up of people from Scotland (us) plus Ireland, America and Australia. The food throughout was excellent and a really authentic insight into Turkish traditions. Would highly recommend.

April 18, 2022

This is the best tour I’ve ever been on and I’m a heavy user and an avid traveler. The guide took is trough a historical culinary adventure that not only delighted the senses but also showed us hidden gems that tied to the culture and customs of the people all over Istanbul. By the end my palate was not only blown away but I also felt like I understood the people better. It was truly amazing.

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January 23, 2022

It was a very interesting and enjoyable tour for foodies. During the whole tour I really enjoyed all of the food and interesting story behind it. We ate at a diner where the Iskander kebab was invented and strolled through the spice bazaar. I have no bad memories about this tour. Overall, absolutely fantastic, just make sure not to have breakfast.

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July 15, 2021

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