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 09:30 AM every morning (except Sundays) and will end around 15:30 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 1.120 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 09.30 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.
Döner
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 !
Baklava
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.
Murals
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

  •   Ozcan is very friendly and knowledgeable. The sights and food are excellent.

    thumb 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!

    thumb Julianna
    November 25, 2022

      Great first day in Istanbul started with this! The foods were delicious and fresh.

    thumb 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!

    thumb Brennan
    November 24, 2022

      Do it. Captivating and thoughtful way to get a deep dive into Turkish history and culture.

    thumb 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

    thumb 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

    thumb 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

    thumb Christopher
    November 18, 2022

      Delicious food and a nice walk! Recommended.

    thumb 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

    thumb 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

    thumb 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

    thumb 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

    thumb 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

    thumb 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

    thumb 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

    thumb 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

    thumb Eric
    November 4, 2022

      Great tour and introduction to Istanbul food and history – would recommend!

    thumb 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.

    Definitely… read more

    thumb Ju Li
    November 2, 2022

      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

    thumb 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

    thumb Mohammed Akeel
    November 1, 2022
  •   Great way to spend half a day in Istanbul!

    thumb 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

    thumb 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

    thumb Emily
    October 25, 2022
  •   this tour is a must if you’re visiting Istanbul

    thumb 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

    thumb 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

    thumb 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

    thumb 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.

    thumb Samreen
    October 10, 2022

      Ozcan is a wonderful tour guide. Our best experience in Istanbul and probably the best food tour we have ever had.

    thumb Mart-Mattis
    October 10, 2022

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