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Taste of Two Continents Food Tour

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Stop At: Historic Areas of Istanbul, Istanbul Turkey

The Taste of Two Continents food tour begins in Istanbul’s Old City. There, we meet to begin our tour in the heart of Eminönü, close to Spice Market.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

Market Sourced Turkish Breakfast: Visit a breakfast market in the morning and gather an assortment of Turkish breakfast items, including cheeses, buffalo cream, hazelnut paste, honey, olives, dried beef pastrami, simit, and enjoy it all with traditional Turkish tea & menemen (Turkish scrambled eggs) at a local tea house. Listen to your guide’s entertaining & interesting stories about culture and daily life in Turkey while wondering if this could be your favorite breakfast ever.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Cross the mighty Bosphorus by ferry to explore the more modern and chic area of Kadıköy, on the Asian side. Kadıköy is home to some of the best local restaurants in Istanbul, frequented a new generation of Turks who love to dine out, while still savouring the flavours of their childhood.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Kadikoy Carsisi, Caferaga Mahallesi Kadikoy, Istanbul Turkey

We will eat at 8 different restaurants & food shops in Kadıköy. Sip on freshly brewed Turkish coffee while enjoying locally-made baklava. Taste delicious dolma, tantuni and kokoreç, as well as other favorite foods of the locals. Finally, finish your day with the cool, refreshing flavours of the best Turkish dondurma (ice-cream) in Moda.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Kadikoy Iskelesi, Kadikoy, Istanbul Turkey

The Taste of Two Continents tour finishes in Kadıköy Ferry Terminal. Your return ferry tickets are provided. Your guide will help you to catch the Eminönü ferry (back to the Spice Market) or Karaköy ferry.

Duration: 10 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Brew Coffeeworks Sirkeci, Hobyar, Hamidiye Cd. No:60, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Return Details
Caferağa, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Around 6-7 exciting and local non-alcoholic drinks.
  • 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 insider’s view
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Entry/Admission - Kadikoy Carsisi
  • Entry/Admission - Kadikoy Iskelesi
  • Gratuities
  • No vegetarian food options at 2-3 of the food stops
  • No vegan food options at 4-5 of the food stops
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Maximum group size is 7
  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Children aged 5 years and younger are welcome at no charge
  • Not recommended for vegan, gluten free, lactose free travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with serious allergies or food restrictions
  • Please advise any specific dietary/allergy requirements at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our first food tour ever and it has reformed the way I’ll travel in the future. Absolutely best way to experience and get to know a city with local knowledge of brilliant food stops. Ibrahim was so enthusiastic and full of energy the...More

Thank dim825883
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to start our time in Istanbul. Abraham was an amazing guide and host! We explored the European/Old Town area and Kadikoy/Asian Side. Great way to learn about both the culture and the food of Turkey. Highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Alison M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well organised and detailed food tour with knowledgeable local guide. Lot of walking to do so you need to be fit (helps to get the food down). Highlight for me was the home of the original Iskender kebap and the street mussels

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dr_wiseman
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a terrific way to get acquainted with Istanbul.We had fantastic food throughout the 10- 12 stops we made. The guide was fun, entertaining and very knowledgeable. He made sure everyone was comfortable, included and was enjoying the food. I highly recommend this tour....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Getaway739515
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a definite must do! Where to start?  We learned so much about Turkish food and Turkish culture. Ibrahim was an amazing and knowledgeable tour guide. Informative and relaxed, you do not feel the time of the tour. It feels like you are exploring...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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11 October 2019|
Response from sarah_l_e533 | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, probably best to check the start time and routes with the organisers but on the tour that I attended there was lots of sitting down for eating and talking. There was also a lovely ferry journey and some walking... More
Alan J
18 August 2019|
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Response from TugaWorldTraveler | Reviewed this property |
E-mail or hit them up on social media. They are very responsive and helpful. Your food allergy won’t be an issue. The guide asks you that ahead of time anyway. There was a woman on my tour who was allergic to shellfish... More
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