Taste of Istanbul's Private Tours are tailored according your needs. Starting time, duration and the food stops can be customized based on your request.
What is included ?
- The tour price includes all the food and drinks through the tour. Bottled water is also provided when necessary.
- The tour is instructed by one of our knowledgable, friendly and enthusiastic guides that aims to provide culinary, historical and cultural insights of the city including a local's personal suggestions.
Price and Cancellation Policy
- Please contact us to have more detailed information about the price.
- The tour price is fully refundable if you cancel 24 hours before the tour starts.
What to bring
- Your appetite for sure!
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Umbrella if necessary.
- If winter season please wear warm clothes, a hat, scarf and gloves. We will spend some time at open air and might be cold.
500+ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviews on Airbnb Experiences, TripAdvisor and Google
Great time! Would do it again. Great intro to the Old City, too.
Nicholas November 29, 2022
Ozcan is very friendly and knowledgeable. The sights and food are excellent.
Liam November 28, 2022
Super great tour! Ozcan knows all about Istanbul! And the food is so amazing! Definitely go with a big appetite and good walking shoes!
Julianna November 25, 2022
Great first day in Istanbul started with this! The foods were delicious and fresh.
David November 25, 2022
Amazing food tour! Learned so much about Turkish culture and food. Didem and Gulsum were lovely guides and made us feel very welcome. Highly recommend this experience!
Brennan November 24, 2022
Do it. Captivating and thoughtful way to get a deep dive into Turkish history and culture.
Jobin November 23, 2022
My wife and I are strong believers that one of the best ways to learn about a new place is through their food. This experience lived up to that billing.… read more We had such a nice time getting off the beaten path and tasting some of the best that Istanbul has to offer.
Josh November 23, 2022
Our host Elif was amazing. This is definitely a must book experience for anyone who hasn’t travelled Istanbul before. We tried so many foods, learned much about the history of… read more Istanbul and was safely guided into “non-tourist” areas of Istanbul which are definitely a sight to see! I will book again the next time I am in Istanbul!
Heather November 21, 2022
The tour was very great. Elif is very lovely and informative guide. The foods and drinks were fantastic. There was a slight confusion with the booking so that the number… read more of people joining was more than normal. It would probably be better with less person and if i had joined it at the start of my trip (postponed by host but with my approval). Overall good and recommended experience to join when in Istanbul.
Christopher November 18, 2022
Delicious food and a nice walk! Recommended.
Kim November 16, 2022
This was a very fun tour. The food that we tried was absolutely delicious, and we wouldn’t have been able to do this on our own. This was our first… read more visit to Istanbul, and I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting.
Cristina November 15, 2022
Amazing tour with Elif, who is as hilarious as much as she is interesting. Even though you will eat common foods (Turkish delight, baklava, kebap, etc), the stops she has… read more chosen are *delicious.*
Kera November 14, 2022
I had a great time on the tour. Elif was knowledgeable about all things Turkish and was happy to share with the group. We ate at about 5 or 6… read more different stops and she explained about all of them. All were fantastic. Not a complaint but know that there is a decent amount of walking including up one giant hill. Elif gave us warning of the climb but wanted to mention it. I would highly recommend this tour.
Abigail November 14, 2022
Our guide, Elif was so nice. She was super friendly and welcoming! She had so much interesting information to tell us about food and Istanbul. We highly recommend this… read more tour. We also didn’t go hungry! Food was so tasty!
Byron November 8, 2022
Elif was amazing! She was so personable and answered all of my many questions. The food was delicious and the tour flew by. I would highly recommend this tour to… read more anyone visiting the city for the first time.
Hayley November 5, 2022
Great experience and Elif was a great guide walking us through the old city and giving us a glimpse into not just the food aspect of Istanbul, but the culture… read more and people as well.
Thomas November 5, 2022
Elif was the very very best tour guide!!! She is so kind and funny and knowledgeable. The pace of the tour, stops, etc. could not have been better planned. The… read more food was absolutely amazing and every single stop is something I wouldn’t have found on my own. Learned a lot about Istanbul and Turkey too. Very very glad I chose this tour, highly recommend!
Sam November 4, 2022
Amazing experience with Elif. She provide great deal of interesting story about places and background of the food we eat. Well worth the price and highly recommended to anyone coming… read more to visit.
Eric November 4, 2022
Great tour and introduction to Istanbul food and history – would recommend!
David November 4, 2022
I really enjoyed the tour! Ozcan was great, and explained everything in great detail – from the history of Istanbul/Turkiye to the backstory of each food we tried.
we had a great food tour with Ozcan. He showed us places we would have never found by ourselves. He also taught us something about the cities rich history… read more and added some sightseeing stops into the mix. I can highly recommend this tour!
Christof November 2, 2022
Özcan creates a journey which is not only about the food all of which were delicious (except the pickle juice and black carrot juice). But about history, Turkish culture and… read more an authentic taste of Turkey from the perspective of a local rather than a tourist. We wish we went on the tour earlier in our holiday and would recommend anyone visiting Istanbul to have this on their itinerary early on.
Many thanks to Özcan for making this one of the most memorable moments of our holiday.
Mohammed Akeel November 1, 2022
Great way to spend half a day in Istanbul!
Siera October 29, 2022
A faire absolument pour s’imprégner de l’ambiance et de la culture de cette ville incroyable! La nourriture est excellente, le tour est adapté parfaitement avec des enfants (10 et 12… read more ans)
Agathe October 29, 2022
Had a great time and absolutely loved trying all the delicious food! Definitely come hungry! Really enjoyed learning the cultural history behind so many of the places and foods… read more as well 🙂
Emily October 25, 2022
this tour is a must if you’re visiting Istanbul
Fabiana October 24, 2022
Well worth the money between the lenght of time, the copious amounts of food and stops you make and getting to hear the history of the area it really is… read more a great way to get aquainted with the city and its cultures. Definitely recommend this experience!
Brittany October 22, 2022
Excellent introduction to the bustling city. Ozcan was extremely knowledgeable of the city’s history and will take you to places only locals would know about. Would highly recommend on a… read more first visit to Istanbul! Having access to someone like Ozcan is invaluable, as he was even able to offer suggestions on local eateries for the rest of our stay in the city as well as give guidance and tips on local customs and culture you cannot find elsewhere
Jimmy October 18, 2022
Just finished my food tour with Ozcan and I highly recommend it – he brings you to places that you would probably not have discovered on your own & you… read more can try foods that you normally may not try (such as Ayran). On top of that, Ozcan gives you an insight on Turkish culture, some history on Turkey, etc. As a solo, female traveler, Ozcan was also very accommodating, helping me to get a SIM card and hailing a taxi for me – thank you 🙏🏻
Tricia October 18, 2022
Great leisurely food tour around the Grand Bazaar area. You get to sample iconic Turkish foods from some of the best hidden gems of the city.