Transcontinental Food Tour

Trans-continental Food Tour

This food and history tour of two continents is probably the best deal for a day in the this amazing city.

This food and history tour of two continents is probably the best deal for a day in the this amazing city.

Tour Schedule

Taste of Istanbul's Transcontinental Food tour starts at 10:00 AM every morning (except Sundays) and will end around 16:00 PM. The total duration is around 6 hours. 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. - A scenic ferry ride from Eminonu to Kadikoy is included. - 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 8 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 1.750 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 & Finishing point

- Taste of Istanbul's Transcontinental Food Tour starts just in front of the famous Spice Market and explores Istanbul's historical streets in the first part of the tour. The second part focuses on the local hip streets of Kadikoy which is the biggest district in the city. - The tour ends just in front of Kadikoy Ferry Station so you can easily take a ferry to several points in the city .

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 10:00 AM
You will meet your guide in front of epic Spice Market. We look forward to having you!
Breakfast with Pide
The first experience will be a unique Turkish pide cooked in old oven located in a historical building which was built in 1888.
The perfect time for tasting the famous döner is just afterwards. We will visit a little food stall which is in business since 1970! That may be the best döner in town !
Time to indulge ourselves with the famous Turkish dessert; Baklava! These delicious pastries are actually cooked in southern border city called Gaziantep and shipped to Istanbul daily.
Continental ferry
After crossing the stunning Bosphorus by ferry, we will start discovering the chic district in Asian side, Kadıköy.
Fish market
While exploring the lively Bahariye Street and bar street as real locals do, we will give a break in fish market in order to taste fresh seafood.
Pickle juice
While the fisherman keep yelling around to sell the fresh fish, we will be having our pickle juices from a 85 year old store.
Since Kadıköy is center of art, the murals of the town are also must-see. We will walk past some of them.
Local restaurant featured on Netflix
Time to finalize the day by tasting the traditional Turkish dishes at a world-famous restaurant which was also on air in Netflix.

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

  •   This was a wonderful tour! As a tourist, I never would have found some of these places without the tour. I really enjoyed the balance of walking tour… read more

    thumb Amber
    May 27, 2023

      Great walking tour with a small intimate group. Helpful dialogue with historical context explanations. Great local restaurants with plenty of authentic food. Excellent conversations with hosts and other guests. Very… read more

    thumb Matt
    May 27, 2023

      Great, interesting and engaging tour, revealing hidden culinary gems and giving an insight into Turkish history and culture. Bazaars and Mosques and stunning traditional food. The best way… read more

    thumb Patrick
    May 26, 2023
  •   Simply tremendous. They didn’t have capacity for this tour so offered me the ferry tour at no extra charge and it was phenomenal. Absolutely no better introduction to the city.… read more

    thumb Phillip
    May 23, 2023

      Our experience with Ozcan was the best thing we did our entire holiday!! It felt like we were just going around the city with a friend and he took us… read more

    thumb Alexanna
    May 12, 2023

      What a wonderful way to spend several hours in Istanbul. Didem was fabulous! We walked, we talked, and boy did we eat! She took us to some out-of-the-way places that… read more

    thumb Amy
    May 10, 2023
  •   What a wonderful food tour! Didem is a charming, knowledgeable guide that gave us a great introduction to Turkish culture and food along with recommendations of things to try. This… read more

    thumb Kary
    May 10, 2023

      It was an amazing culinary and history experience hosted by the friendly Didem and Mehmet. The food was excellent and the history surrounding it was informative but what made it… read more

    thumb Mekala
    April 24, 2023

      Didem was great. Knew a lot about the area and where to take us. Istanbul is huge and was nice to have a knowledgeable guide!

    thumb Nate
    April 24, 2023
  •   We had an amazing tour in Istanbul with Ulku as our attentive and knowledgeable guide.
    We visited various places, including Kuveloglu Han for traditional Pide, Spice Bazaar for Turkish delights… read more

    thumb Valentina
    April 19, 2023

      Fun and delicious experience! Highly recommend! Our guide Didem was witty, friendly and helpful. It felt like hanging out with a friend. Learned a lot and loved the food.

    thumb Dawn
    April 18, 2023

      Cette visite est riche en tout point ! Nous avons pu découvrir l’architecture de la vieille ville, des anecdotes historiques et un patrimoine culinaire tres intéressant. Nous avons passé un… read more

    thumb Arthur
    April 10, 2023
  •   Our guide, Ulku, was really nice and shared a lot about the culture and history of Istanbul. That’s really a plus for this experience. The food tour, however, would’ve been… read more

    thumb Maia
    April 8, 2023

      Die Tour war schön. Wir haben Orte entdeckt, die wir eventuell nicht alle selbst erkundet hätten. Wir haben die Tour als Altstadt-Führung mit ein paar Essens-Stopps erlebt und weniger als… read more

    thumb Franziska
    April 7, 2023

      Ulku who was our guide was the best! This was my favourite tour of Istanbul. We started around the Spice Market but did a tour of the old City without… read more

    thumb Nik
    April 7, 2023
  •   Yummy food – very nice Guide
    Our guide Ulcü was very knowledgable and experienced. She ammended our tour slightly to suit all wishes the group had.
    We would certainly go with her… read more

    thumb Stefan
    April 7, 2023

      Great experience on the tour with Ozcan! So much yummy food and we learned a ton about Istanbul. We did this on our first day in Istanbul and thought it… read more

    thumb Elsie
    April 5, 2023

      We really enjoyed the tour with Ozcan, one of the best we’ve ever been on. Great mix of food, history, and insight. We especially enjoyed the trip to the mosque… read more

    thumb Ben
    April 5, 2023
  •   Highly recommend this tour. My girlfriend and I do food tours in every city we visit and this one stacked up very well. The portions were huge but well paced… read more

    thumb Benjamin
    March 27, 2023

      Awesome experience, Didem was an excellent host. Food and drinks were great but so were the stories about the city and the culture.

    thumb Edgars
    March 24, 2023

      Wonderful day with Didi, who was so knowledable and thoughtful! Customized our day to suit our likes and dislikes! A beautuful soul who helped us to connect to this brand… read more

    thumb Jody
    March 23, 2023
  •   Ozcan was amazing! He is so lovely, personable and knowledgeable and my partner and I throughly enjoyed the tour. This will definitely be the first food tour of many. It… read more

    thumb Sharon
    March 13, 2023

      Stop what you’re doing and book this tour now! This is the best tour experience my husband and I have ever done. Excellent food, amazing history, great conversation and the… read more

    thumb Jess
    March 1, 2023

      We started off our trip with the food tour and it did not disappoint! The food was amazing! The tour was great and gave us a better understanding of the… read more

    thumb Alana
    January 20, 2023
  •   The experience was fantastic. I do recommend it, especially if you are new to Turkey and Istanbul. Our host Didem was very knowledgeable, nice, and a great storyteller. I am… read more

    thumb Александра
    January 7, 2023

      The experience was fantastic. I do recommend it, especially if you are new to Turkey and Istanbul. Our host Didem was very knowledgeable, nice, and a great storyteller. I am… read more

    thumb Alexandra
    January 7, 2023

      Great food and walking tour. Visited many local places and samples amazing native cuisine. Ozcan was a fantastic guide and was very passionate about sharing the history of the locations,… read more

    thumb Kalvin
    December 31, 2022
  •   This tour exceeded our expectations and was one of the best decisions we took in Istanbul! Our tour guide Ozcan was very sweet and knowledgeable. We discovered many hidden gems… read more

    thumb Nada
    December 31, 2022

      Had a great time exploring the city by the food it has to offer. If you are a foodie you will really enjoy the experience. Got to experience a lot… read more

    thumb Shashank
    December 31, 2022

      Excellent experience. Didem the guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and took us to places which only locals would know about. Excellent value for money too.

    thumb David
    December 29, 2022

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