Local Food and History Walk at Night

Local Food and History Walk at Night

Explore the magical night scene of Istanbul on this local food and history at night tour.

Spend your evening hopping from vivid sights to hidden street gems with some delicacy treats in between and discover the lively districts of Karakoy, Galata and Taksim at night.

Tour Schedule

Taste of Istanbul's Local Food and History Walk at Night tour starts at 17:30 PM every day and ends around 21:00 PM. The total duration is around 3 hours and 30 minutes. You can see the tour calendar above.

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.

Group Size

- All our tours consist of a maximum 10 people but we do our best to run the tours even with only a few people. - Private groups are also welcomed.

Price and cancellation policy

- The tour price is 950 Turkish Liras for adults. For children under 12 years old, please contact us. - The tour price is fully refundable if you cancel 24 hours before the tour starts.

Meeting and finishing point

- Taste of Istanbul's Local Food and History Walk Tour starts just in front of the Karakoy Ferry Station and explores the hip streets Karakoy, Galata and Beyoglu. - The tour ends on the famous Istiklal Street. The street is a crowded and easily accesible promenade so you either keep on enjoying the night or get back to your accommodation easily after the tour.

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.

Tour itinerary

Meeting at 17.30 PM
You will meet your guide in front of Karakoy Ferry Pier. We look forward to having you!
Fish Burritos
First food experience will be a delicious Turkish style fish-burrito which is well-cooked by a famous old chef called Super Mario.
Historical sights
Walking along the historical Banks street, we will be talking about the past and today. The walk will continue along the historical buildings of Pera including Kamondo Stairs, Genoese monument and famed Galata Tower.
Lamb skewer
Next food stop will be a Turkish classic lamb skewers in one of the best in town. This delicious dish is made with roasted lamb scraps marinated, placed on skewers and quickly roasted.
Turkish Coffee
Strolling through the bars around, we will find our way along Istiklal Street to meet the second oldest metro in the world. Afterwards we will join the locals promenading on colorful Istiklal Street and head to a small alley to have our Turkish coffees.
Mussels in fish market
Next will be a visit to one of the most glamorous arcades of the past; Flower Passage. After passing through, we will have our mussels at a well-known food stall in the middle of the fish market.
Baklava
Before finalizing our walk; we will indulge ourselves by tasting some amazing handmade baklavas in a store which is in action since 1864.

400+ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviews on Airbnb Experiences, TripAdvisor and Google

  • star rating  Our host was Didem who was wonderful, warm, friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. There was a wide variety of food to eat at lovely restaurants which we would never have… read more

    robertbobbutler
    September 27, 2022

    star rating  even as a Turkish that know the local food they manage to surprise me with amazing selection of great food and history information . ask for Didem. she… read more

    227nissimb
    September 22, 2022

    star rating  We had such a great time on this food tour. We spent 3 hours eating and strolling through the new town Istanbul, going through a few passages along Istiklal St.… read more

    JABradleys
    September 21, 2022
  • star rating  My mother, sister, and I had a phenomenal time with Didem. She is truly a gem! She showed us all the highlights Istanbul has to offer and gave us amazing… read more

    stuarthendrick68
    September 21, 2022

    star rating  Hands down the best walking food tour in Istanbul. The good is delicious, the guide is amazing and very knowledge and overall the atmosphere is great. Would definitely recommend!!

    franciscogN2888FK
    September 18, 2022

    star rating  We had a wonderful foodtour with Didem. Everything was flawless and we enjoyed every dishes and have learned a lot about Istanbul. Don’t hesitate to ask any recommendations ! … read more

    genovesiol
    September 14, 2022
  • star rating  Wow, what an afternoon! We had the most enjoyable time. From the choice of food and stops, coupled with stroll through the city & stories from the past – this… read more

    Y2893AXmarlened
    September 14, 2022

    star rating  My favorite part of the tour was being with a local who knows the city, food and culture. Elif added even more being an architect and helping us understand the… read more

    SusanJaneL
    September 13, 2022

    star rating  This was an exceptional tour and our highlight in İstanbul! We went to so many amazing food spots that we would never have been able to find by ourselves. Our… read more

    Z3611PEjoannag
    September 4, 2022
  • star rating  My husband and I had a wonderful tour with Elif. She brought us to places we would never have found on our own. We were fortunate to be the only… read more

    heididW8390QR
    August 29, 2022

    star rating  This is a terrific tour. My wife, 20yo son and I all had a great time, even though we aren’t normally into any kind of group tour.

    From an… read more

    readv
    June 3, 2022

    star rating  I joined the group by luck, after getting stuck in the restaurant and lovely Didem helped me out. After that she was kind enough to let me join her tour.… read more

    JoseS781
    May 30, 2022
  • star rating  Wow! This was the best tour I’ve ever done. If you’re reading this you need to book this right now and on your first day would be best. Not only… read more

    445alison
    May 28, 2022

    star rating  This is one of the best food tours I’ve ever been on. Four full hours of exploring, eating, and learning, our host Didem was an excellent guide. She was… read more

    F516EUchristinam
    April 30, 2022

    star rating  Loved my tour with Didem – she went above and beyond with the service and really catering the tastes of our group since we were a little more adventurous. … read more

    namtonthat
    April 14, 2022
  • star rating  Great tour!! We had an amazing time. Our tour guide has great taste in food and shares all his knowledge of Istanbul as well as local’s lifestyle. We would recommend… read more

    Taras C
    January 2, 2022

    star rating  I did the Taste of Two Continents Food Tour. It was beyond excellent! While multiple people booked a food tour that day, I was the only one on… read more

    raemig
    January 1, 2022

    star rating  This was an awesome tour that I did soon after I arrived in Istanbul for the first time! Dudu was an amazing guide who took me to all of the… read more

    B_kerriel
    December 13, 2021

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