Tours and Tickets

Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour provided by Elite Tours Istanbul

Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour

Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour
4.5
Book in advance
from ₹ 9,141.64 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Your epicurean experience begins with convenient pickup at your Istanbul accommodation. From there, travel to Taksim Square—a modern space, dominated by the 1928 Monument of the Republic, that buzzes with crowds heading to its high-end hotels, bars, and restaurants. Begin your culinary journey by learning to make and sampling cig kofte, (a combination of bulgar, mint, parsley, spices, and raw beef). Treat your taste buds to other dishes like icli kofte, in which meat, spices, and nuts are enclosed in pastry and either steamed or fried, and then stop at a kebab house to devour a slow-roasted lamb kebab.  Sate your sweet tooth with a crunchy Turkish baklava at a local dessert shop before concluding your tour with drop-off at your Istanbul accommodation.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21011P7
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food-tasting • Bottled water
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from all hotels in city center
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food-tasting • Bottled water
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from all hotels in city center
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 7 years
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Taksim Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Galata Tower
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Galata Koprusu
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Istiklal Caddesi
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
+
Popular mentions

4.5
22 reviews
Excellent
18
Very good
2
Average
1
Poor
1
Terrible
0

Ejudu1
5 contributions
Highly recommended
Aug 2020
Really enjoyed this tour. Our guide Ayhan was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was as much a history tour and a food tour! There was a great variety of food and also good recommendations of eateries.
Written 5 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mramirez8683
Puerto Rico1 contribution
Best food tour with the best guide ever
Aug 2020 • Friends
Our Tour guide Ayhan was excellent! The food was excellent and he also made great recommendations for places to visit on our free time. Ayhan has such a warm personality and highly motivated guide (recommendable!). I truly enjoyed walking through the beautiful Istanbul area with him since he was so knowledgeable. The scenery was beautiful and it was a relieve to walk in such a quiet and peaceful environment. The atmosphere in Istanbul is so special that it really felt like home to all of us. All respect for Ayhan who does a great job there; a true sample of excellent tour guide! We will definitely be back!
Written 14 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

rombleyjvw
Kortenhoef, The Netherlands5 contributions
Superb!
Jul 2020 • Solo
Superb experience! Ayhan is so insightful and knowledgeable about the history, actuality’s and local food tradition in Turkey and Istanbul specifically and a great compagnon to explore the city at night. I had the luxury of having him as my sole guide for the evening. Very honoured and great full!!
Written 4 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Antonio F
London, UK6 contributions
Average food, uninspiring guide
First our guide threw a bucket of cold water on our engagement calling it common, setting up a quite distasteful - pun intended evening. The first stop, Sehzad Cag Kebab, was actually really good and perhaps this would turn out to be ok after all. Nah. The guide kept his low energy tour and took us to have some Turkish pizza at Koskeroglu, even he couldn't eat it all after alleging he had lunch that day. Then he took us for some kibbeh but the store didn't have any and he picked a couple off a poor quality road stand. The last meal - Keynefeder kunefe kalmer was decent. Save yourself some money and just visit the first and the last. If you are a foodie you will be VERY disappointed.
Written 31 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
AYHANTHEGUIDE
Dear Sir, We apologize for the tour that you did not enjoy but for the last 3 years we ate in these places.and we usually buy the meatball at the same Place we really surprised to see that you did not enjoy the food. We are sorry for this
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

rose78666
Bankstown, Australia134 contributions
Best Istanbul tours
Feb 2020 • Couples
Our trip to Bursa was amazing and unforgetful.Ayhan truly guided us all the way.Gondola ride to the snow was beautiful experience.
Written 18 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mark
Bolton, UK1 contribution
Inspired tour
I would hugely recommend this tour. Ayhan is an excellent guide with great knowledge of the city and its history. He also has a great knack of finding little out of the way restaurants where we were encouraged to try a wonderful array of unusual foods. It was 4 hours very well spent. Definitely make it part of your visit.
Written 15 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chuck_Anderson
Houston, TX3 contributions
Great Tour
Feb 2020
Great tour. I'm glad we booked this trip early in our trip so we could take advantage of Ayhan's deep knowledge of the city. I would recommend this tour for everyone who is not scared of a lot of walking.
Written 4 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
AYHANTHEGUIDE
Thank you for your nice words and we feel greatfull when we see the happiness of our guests
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Divya
New Delhi, India5 contributions
Istanbul evening sightseeing and food tasting tour with Ayhan
Dec 2019 • Solo
It is a very well curated tour that takes you through the city life like a local and acquaint you to the history, culture and the culinary treasures of the city less known to outsiders and tourists.The guide Ayhan is a pleasant company, polished gentleman and an honest advisor all through the tour and even beyond that.An evening to remember and cherish, thanks so much for a fantastic tour!
Written 8 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LSDM1982
Pittsburgh, PA10 contributions
So much more than just food tasting!
Oct 2019
Our guide Ayhan Akkilic was simply amazing -- he showed us around both the new and old city, taking us to some wonderful eating sites AND giving us a walking tour of most of the downtown area. He was extremely knowledgeable and informative -- I can highly recommend his services and this tour. Come hungry (and bring some comfortable walking shoes) for a really memorable evening!
Written 6 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rebecca
Bristol, England, United Kingdom58 contributions
Brilliant food tasting tour
Oct 2019 • Couples
We had an amazing time with Ercan our guide, on 21st October. We loved the food and the explanation of where it originated from - we tried a different type of kebab which is grilled, also a mince meat snack, a crispy rolled up pizza, traditional yoghurt drink, and dessert with cheese. Ercan provided excellent conversation and we loved the walk from the old town to the new town. Brilliant evening and great value for money, highly recommend :)
Written 23 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 22
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Elite Tours Istanbul
tartlett1866
tartlett1866
00
Best tour I have done in 30 years of travelling
From booking the tour to our final goodbye, this tour was simply flawless. Communication after booking was fantast
JimC612
JimC612
00
Walking tour and food tour
Ayhan is a great communicator on prep before and after our tours. Pick up and drop at hotel was nice. I’ve done two
322emiliaz
322emiliaz
00
Great walking food tour!
We had a great private walking food tour with Ayhan. We have started with the Turkish lamb kebab and beef kofta the
Lula240
Lula240
00
Fabulous food, great company
My friend and I had a great time on this walking tour. The food was delicious and plentiful, we had a range of dish
clairw_13
clairw_13
00
Loved it
Me and my friend enjoyed the tour immensely. The food was a good variety and quality, and we were so full at the en
40lika
40lika
00
An amazing evening in Istanbul!
It was really amazing everything with Ayhan! Many thanks for that! We tried a turkish food and it was the best dinn
MunecaBrava99
MunecaBrava99
00
The best day in Istanbul
When we came to Istanbul first we looked around by ourselves and that was a mistake. We didn't like the city that m
jlgv
jlgv
00
Wonderful tour guide
We toured Istanbul for 2 days with an incredible guide - Zeynep Parlak. She was wonderful to be with, extremely in
Marija D
Marija D
00
Fall in love in Istanbul :)
I fall in love in this city ! Aykan was a perfect choice for the first time visit Istanbul. My girlfriends and I
Barny_bew
Barny_bew
00
Great tour of Istanbul
Ayhan is very kind person with lots of knowledge of city and its culture. He tells all important information and do
Maryam H
Maryam H
00
It made my whole trip worth while
This tour worth every single penny.Very kind, friendly and cool staff. Very good time management and organization.
Therese E
Therese E
00
The Blue Mosque, amazing.
The guide meet us at the hotel in the morning on time and we Travelled to Sultanahmet area by a luxury car. We have
Newmoon2014
Newmoon2014
00
Excellent service!
Excellent service! Everything was good! I was picked up from airport on time as promised. We did a 'Istanbul Bogaz
00
Excellent tour 👍
I found this Agency on the internet . I was picked up from Hotel on time. The guide was great. His german was Perfe
BSR34105
BSR34105
00
Our Three Days in Istanbul
My husband and I were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. It was a once in a lifetime trip that ended with 3
Frequently Asked Questions about Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour