Private Istanbul Tours

Istanbul on Food’s private Istanbul tours make for a unique experience in our beautiful city for your company, family or group of friends. Along with your professional and friendly guide, your private group will visit the most delicious and historic Istanbul neighbourhoods.

On our private Istanbul tours, your group will savour the tastes of mouth-watering foods and famous Turkish drinks. Immerse yourselves in the vibrant daily life of our city’s residents and walk the centuries-old paths which have shaped our city and cuisine. Your private Istanbul tour guide will share our historical food culture and answer your group’s questions.

Whether your group is visiting Istanbul for work or fun, we can make this an experience you won’t forget. You can choose any of our standard itineraries to suit your group’s interests. Get in touch so we can organise one of our exclusive private Istanbul tours for your group.

tour guide explaining turkish sweets to 2 men outside dessert shop window at taksim evening food tour
Private Istanbul tours are the perfect activity to really explore local culture.
traditional Turkish metal bowl and spoonful of kelle paça soup in front of rocket and lemon plate
Taste the most traditional Turkish food
Locals walking past fresh vegetable stall in kadikoy market with lettuces, radishes, lemons garlic and herbs
Visit local markets
Tour guide and 2 guests talking at restaurant counter photos of previous owners guests in background
Visit generations old restaurants with fun and engaging guides

Tour Details

Tour Schedule:

  • Private Istanbul Tours are offered year-round, every day. Because your tour is private – you have the flexibility to decide the start time and duration of your tour. Please note that all day time tours should finish before 17:00 and evening tours can start after 18:00 only.

Included:

  • All food and drink along the tour, including bottled water as needed.
  • Your group’s very own friendly, knowledgeable and passionate English-speaking tour guide.
  • A day filled with culinary, cultural, historic and personal anecdotes, with a local insider’s view of Istanbul.
  • Note: If your hotel is within the radius of our regular tour starting point, your guide can meet your group in your hotel lobby and walk with you from there to the first tasting.

Not included in the tour:

  • Private vehicles (note: these can be arranged at an additional cost and can include hotel pick-up and drop-off).

Group Size:

Private Istanbul tours can accommodate 2 to 30 people. (there will be 2 guides for groups larger than 16)

Price:

Taste of Two Continents & Flavours of the Old City:

  • USD250 for 1-2 people
  • USD440 for 3-4 people
  • USD100 per person for 5 or more people

Taksim Evening Tour & Kadikoy Street Food Tour

  • USD180 for 1-2 people
  • USD300 for 3-4 people
  • USD70 for 5 or more people

Cancellation Policy:

  • Risk free 100% refund if you cancel your private Istanbul food tour 5 days before the tour date.