Istanbul Walking Tours

Strap on your most comfortable shoes and let us take you on our Istanbul Walking Tours through vibrant neighbourhood backstreets and local food shops. Take a food tasting journey through local streets to taste the best specialty foods from local restaurants. You’ll walk off-the-beaten-path for an authentic glimpse into local Istanbul: the history, culture and architecture of the city we love.

Whether you have a whole day or just a few hours in an afternoon to spare, you can complete your Istanbul stay with a walking tour to suit you. Your first-hand experience in Istanbul’s historic backstreets will give you a taste for the traditions intertwined with food, which are still evident in modern Istanbul.

You’ll walk, you’ll talk, you’ll eat as you let your senses be overwhelmed by all the beauty of our city. This is an Istanbul Walking Tour with so much more.

Book your Istanbul Walking Tour today, and step your way into Istanbul memories you’ll treasure forever: 

COVID-19 UPDATE: For your safety and comfort, our tours will be operating with a maximum of 5 guests until 28th February, 2021. Read more here.

Get a taste of 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 vibrant streets of Kadıköy.

6 hours

09:00 & 09:30

2-8 pax

A tasty journey back in time.

Wander the backstreets of Istanbul’s historic Old City to discover foods cooked by the masters following recipes that have been perfected over generations.

6 hours

09:30

2-8 pax

A taste of Istanbul’s evening life.

An unforgettable tasting adventure into the city’s lively heart of Taksim and Beyoğlu. Experience the city in the full swing of the evening, the locals’ favourite time. 

3 hours

Tue, Thu, Sat 18:00

2-8 pax

A local taste of Kadıköy life.

A journey of Istanbul’s best street foods in Kadıköy – a hub of local activity with some of the best food in the city. Indulge in a taste of Istanbul’s evening life.

3 hours

Tue, Thu, Sat 18:00

2-8 pax

Your private introduction to Istanbul’s foodie delights.

A special way for your company, family or group of friends to experience an exciting side of our beautiful city.

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100+ Reviews

Istanbul on Food is rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor
Amazing tourLeslie, India
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Many hidden places with amazing food. Time went by so fast and we had a great time! Highly recommend this tour.
Awesome!Helvin, Australia
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It was our first day in Istanbul and we got a very good impression on Istanbul as well as the food. Just remember to bring an empty stomach - you're gonna get a whole lot of food.
Brilliant foodie dayMarta, Spain
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There are no words to describe how happy we were with the tour - amazing food, great atmosphere & so much useful information. Highly recommended!
Excellent food tourJohn, UK
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Delicious food, great company and a superb orientation to Istanbul. Well worth every penny!
One of the best food tours we have ever doneGabriela, Bolivia
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There was everything for everyone, savoury dishes, snacks, sweets and desserts. We learned a lot and we recommend it, you will love it if you like to eat a lot.
Really great experience!Greg, USA
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Knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide & so much food! I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to get to know Turkish culture, food & Istanbul.
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Istanbul Walking Tours Schedule:

Our tours operate every day, throughout all seasons of the year. However, during the Kurban Bayramı (Sacrifice Feast) and Ramazan Bayramı (end of Ramadan fasting) holiday periods in Turkey, we are unable to offer any tours. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Why You Should Book One of Our Istanbul Walking Tours…

Explore Istanbul’s #1 Food Walk. Our Istanbul walking tours take you on a close-up journey to understand and genuinely appreciate Istanbul’s colourful past mixed with its vibrant present. Our walking tours flow at a gentle pace, with plenty of opportunities for you to breathe in your surroundings. You will understand the vivid history, diversity of cultures, and the modern touches as your guide leads you to different stops along the walk. Your small group size makes your personal and intimate experience, meaning you don’t have to worry about looking like a tourist. We take you on the best Istanbul walking tours because we want you to stroll through the city as our friend.

Tour group and guide standing outside kokoreç shop chatting with owner, istanbul kadikoy street food tour