Istanbul Food Tour

A day long introduction to the Turkish Cuisine.

$50/from
Private Tour Local Tastes 7 Hours

Istanbul Food Tour

An intoductions food tour exploring off-the-beaten path areas in Istanbul.

We designed our Istanbul Food Tour to give our guests an overview of Turkish Cuisine which is one of the richest cuisines on the planet. That is due to the long historic background of Turkey and its mosaic of people from different ethnic and geographic origins. Turkish cuisine reflects the cultural richness and diversity of Turkey. Depending on the region you can taste foods of which roots reach to the Balkans, Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean countries.

Istanbul is the model of Turkey that offers you any kind of traditional Turkish dishes, specific tastes from all around the country and very special street food. Unlike other gourmet tours which have certain themes, we aim to give you a comprehensive introduction to Turkish cuisine with our Istanbul Food Tour. We introduce you to Turkish breakfast, pastries, mezes (starters), street food and kebabs as we explore the best places for coffee, Turkish tea and delicious Turkish desserts, whilst discovering the eating habits of locals and many, many more interesting facts.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

This is the best selling tour of Istanbul as it covers the major touristic sights of Istanbul.

  • First time visitors,
  • Foodies,
  • If you are coming back to Istanbul after some time,
  • Expats and students in the city,
  • If you are having a long layover between flights,
  • If you have one day in Istanbul,
  • Taste the richness of Turkish Cuisine
  • Learn the eating habits of locals
  • Explore street food of Istanbul
  • Try the iconic foods like Kebabs and Mezes (starters)
  • Learn more about traditional Turkish drinks and their place in daily life and culture
  • Learn many great places in Istanbul to try later
  • Professional Guiding Service
  • Pick-up & drop-off to your hotel
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food tasting along the tour
  • Personal expenses
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Istanbul Food Tour Philosophy

Our Istanbul Food Tour is sensitively moulded to your interests and personal preferences. We design the route, choose and recommend the best places to eat and enjoy authentic delicacies. These places are mostly local and non-touristy places in Istanbul. When we are getting lost in the streets of Istanbul, we will explore the Turkish culture by testing delicious Turkish food.

The historic roots
Many of the flavours of Turkish cuisine have emerged from a synthesis of the culinary cultures of all the peoples who, at various times, have made their home in Anatolia: from the Hittites to Romans and Greeks, including the people who came from the three continents over which the Ottoman Empire ruled during its 700-year history.
The Climate and Geography
The climatic, cultural and ethnic diversity of Anatolia and the Balkans have deeply influenced the nomadic Turkish cuisine. This diversity is reflected in an unusually wide range of ingredients including meat, seafood, olive oil, grains and much more. This combination reflects the very fragmented nature of the ethnic structure in Asia Minor and the Middle East, with regard to how these ingredients could be obtained and the variety of ways in which delicious flavours could be produced from the combination.
The Fusion
Thus have the different culinary styles and methods among nomads of the mountains and city-dwellers with their rich historical heritage, made their contributions to the richness of Turkish cuisine.

Private Tour Prices and Additional Info

Dynamic pricing is the reduction of the price per person when the number of people in your party increases. The more people in your group – the less you pay per person.

1 adult $230

2 adults $260 >> $130 per person

3 adults $288 >> $96 per person

4 adults $320 >> $80 per person

5 adults $350 >> $70 per person

6 adults $378 >> $63 per person

7 adults $406 >> $58 per person

8 adults $440 >> $55 per person

9 adults $468 >> $52 per person

10 adults $500 >> $50 per person

* For larger groups please contact us.

To book this tour please choose your desired day from the calendar below and continue with the booking steps. Our booking system will take you to the secure payment gateway provided by PayU.

There is a set deposit amount of $75 for any group size. Your booking will be confirmed after the deposit payment. The balance is to be paid 15 days before the start of the tour(s).

You may cancel your tour reservation up to 72 hours before the planned start of the tour. No cancellation charge is incurred within the allowed deadline. Please read our cancellation policy: Booking Terms.

This tour is organized within the legal scope of the Turkish Law concerning Travel Agencies And The Association Of Travel Agencies (TURSAB) numbered 1618, and Vocational Tour Guides Law numbered 6326.

What do our guests say about us?

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  •   My husband and I had the best possible experience touring Istanbul with Osman. We had seen the major historic sites previously so this time we wanted to see local neighborhoods.... read more

    mateo420
    2/27/2020
  •   Cihan is a seasoned guide with a thorough knowledge of Istanbul history. In 3 days I saw the best of Istanbul - and he took me to a lot... read more

    JaneSNewYork
    11/13/2019
  •   Four of us had an amazing, informative day with our guide Cihan Sevil on 10/8/2019. Despite some rain and wind, we saw the key historical sites and learned very... read more

    K W
    10/15/2019
  •   We could not ask for a better, more knowledgeable and considerate guide. Cihan is extraordinary. He will not only fill you in on all of the history that you... read more

    lackadai
    7/16/2019
  •   I spent two days with Cihan in Istanbul on the heels of a long business trip to Turkey. After sitting down with him for tea to start the first... read more

    VolguusZildrohar
    7/04/2019

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