Taste of Two Continents Food Tour

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Ayşe

Mehmet

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Max 8 people

All-inclusive of food and drink

6-hours

Ready to taste the best food on both sides of Istanbul? Start with a delicious traditional Turkish breakfast in Europe in the heart of the historic Old City, before you sail across to Asia and explore the vibrant streets of Kadıköy. With your foodie guide, you’ll make 10 delicious stops during your walk with a variety of samples at each – enough to fill your belly to the brim with all the fantastic Turkish flavours!

What's included

Food

Drinks

Tickets

7 reasons to book this experience

What you can expect

You’ll kick off your culinary journey of Istanbul with a delicious Turkish breakfast of locally-sourced produce and freshly brewed tea at a traditional tea house overlooking the New Mosque. You’ll then board your ferry for a scenic journey across the mighty Bosphorus to the vibrant and more modern Kadıköy, on the Asian side.

Kadıköy is home to some of the best local restaurants in Istanbul which are frequented by a new generation of Turks who love to dine out while still savouring the flavours of their childhood. 

As you make your way through the colourful streets of Kadıköy market, you’ll sip on freshly brewed Turkish coffee while delighting in locally-made crispy golden baklava. You’ll savour the delicious tastes of popular street foods like dolma, tantuni and kokoreç, as well as other local favourites. You’ll then sit down to enjoy the seasonal flavours of a variety of traditional Turkish homestyle dishes. 

Finally, you’ll end your day with a short walk to the district of Moda to cool down with the refreshing flavour of the best Turkish dondurma (ice-cream) in the city.

During your walking tour, you’ll make 10 different stops, with a variety of samples at each. You’ll fill your belly to the brim with all the fantastic flavours that make up Turkish cuisine! Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself inside Istanbul’s food scene and experience the buzz of Istanbul daily life. 

Your day spent exploring Taste of Two Continents will surprise and delight your taste buds as you discover the real Istanbul.

You’ll kick off your culinary journey of Istanbul with a delicious Turkish breakfast of locally-sourced produce and freshly brewed tea at a traditional tea house overlooking the New Mosque. You’ll then board your ferry for a scenic journey across the mighty Bosphorus to the vibrant and more modern Kadıköy, on the Asian side.

Kadıköy is home to some of the best local restaurants in Istanbul which are frequented by a new generation of Turks who love to dine out while still savouring the flavours of their childhood. 

As you make your way through the colourful streets of Kadıköy market, you’ll sip on freshly brewed Turkish coffee while delighting in locally-made crispy golden baklava. You’ll savour the delicious tastes of popular street foods like dolma, tantuni and kokoreç, as well as other local favourites. You’ll then sit down to enjoy the seasonal flavours of a variety of traditional Turkish homestyle dishes. 

Finally, you’ll end your day with a short walk to the district of Moda to cool down with the refreshing flavour of the best Turkish dondurma (ice-cream) in the city.

During your walking tour, you’ll make 10 different stops, with a variety of samples at each. You’ll fill your belly to the brim with all the fantastic flavours that make up Turkish cuisine! Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself inside Istanbul’s food scene and experience the buzz of Istanbul daily life. 

Your day spent exploring Taste of Two Continents will surprise and delight your taste buds as you discover the real Istanbul.

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Delicious and informative!Lucy, Canada
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This is a fantastic tour for anyone who wants to learn about and sample a HUGE range of Turkish food while also learning about Turkish history and culture.
Excellent food tourJean, United Kingdom
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We love a food tour and this was one of the best we have ever been on. Delicious food, great company and a superb orientation to Istanbul.
10/10 Istanbul dayJoseph, South Africa
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10/10, the best day in Istanbul! Having a small tour group makes the experience extra personal. I would recommend this tour 110%, you learn about Turkish culture in addition to their amazing food!
Comprehensive and fun!Penny, USA
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The perfect mix of walking and eating. Absolutely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to discover an insider's view of the Istanbul food scene!
The best food tour in the world!Annie, USA
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This tour was the highlight of our travels in Turkey amidst several weeks of wonderful experiences throughout the country. An exceptional day!
Memories of IstanbulKatrina, New Zealand
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Simply the best way to get your bearings in a new city and was also wonderful at introducing the dishes and flavours of Turkey. My memory of Istanbul will always include this experience.
Delicious and informative!Lucy, Canada
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This is a fantastic tour for anyone who wants to learn about and sample a HUGE range of Turkish food while also learning about Turkish history and culture.
Excellent food tourJean, United Kingdom
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We love food tours and this was one of the best we have ever been on. Delicious food, great company and a superb orientation to Istanbul.
10/10 Istanbul dayJoseph, South Africa
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10/10, the best day in Istanbul! Having a small tour group makes the experience extra personal. I would recommend this tour 110%, you learn about Turkish culture in addition to their amazing food!
Comprehensive and fun!Penny, USA
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The perfect mix of walking and eating. Absolutely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to discover an insider's view of the Istanbul food scene!
The best food tour in the worldAnnie, USA
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This tour was the highlight of our travels in Turkey amidst several weeks of wonderful experiences throughout the country. An exceptional day!
Memories of IstanbulKatrina, New Zealand
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Simply the best way to get your bearings in a new city and was also wonderful at introducing the dishes and flavours of Turkey. My memory of Istanbul will always include this experience.

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Things to know

Cancelation Policy

-Risk free 100% refund for cancelations made 24-hours before tour start.

Tour Details
-Tour starts daily at 09:00 or 09:30 am.
-Infants (0-5) can join the tour for free.
Vegetarian Alternatives
-We can serve vegetarian food at 7 of the food stops.

Whats's included

FOOD

  • 10 uniquely different eateries and restaurants, multiple tastings at each.
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and passionate English-speaking tour guide.
  • A day filled with culinary, cultural, historic and personal anecdotes, with a local’s insider view of Istanbul.

DRINKS

  • 5 exciting and local drinks

TICKETS

  • Transport by ferry from Europe to Asia (and back again).

$110 / person