Guided Tour

Istanbul: Guided Food and Culture Tour

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Are you ready to embark on a culinary journey in Istanbul? This tour not only offers you the flavors of Asia and Europe but also allows you to explore the cuisines of Istanbul's seven hills. Accompanied by a local guide, you will visit neighborhood cafes and indulge in various foods and drinks.

About this activity

Duration 5 hours

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Free cancellation

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Live tour guide

English, Turkish

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Small group


  • Explore both the flavors of Asia and Europe while savoring the beauty of both sides of the Bosphorus.
  • Experience beverages such as Turkish coffee and tea during your guided tour with a local.
  • The tour of Istanbul's seven hills not only shows delicious meals but also highlights the cultural diversity of the city

Full description

Get ready for a culinary journey where you'll explore both sides of the Bosphorus! Cross the Bosphorus with the included ferry, stepping towards the flavors of Asia and Europe. Visit 9 tantalizing spots, taste 4 different drinks, and gain a rich culinary experience with appetizers, main courses, and desserts.

Starting at Karakoy Pier, this tour takes you across the Bosphorus to Kadikoy Pier. Explore local markets, stroll through Kadikoy neighborhoods, and head to the fish market to taste the exquisite flavor of stuffed mussels.

After a break at a café where locals play backgammon, join your guide to try Kurdish dishes from the southeastern region of Turkey, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, at a restaurant.

Return to the European side by ferry, marvel at the enchanting night view of Istanbul, and conclude your unique flavor-filled adventure with a sweet farewell at a local venue where you can try traditional Turkish desserts.


  • English-speaking local gourmet guide
  • Bosporus ferry crossing (return)
  • Entrees, main courses, and desserts
  • 8 food stops with 15 different kinds of food
  • 4 non-alcoholic drinks
  • Extra food and drinks not mentioned in "what's included"
  • Gratuity and personal expenses

Meeting point

Karaköy Pier

-Please meet your guide at the right side of the entry of the Karaköy Pier, Karakoy İskelesi, under the yellow sign; Your guide will come and ask if you are waiting for the tour. -If you come by tram, please get off at Karakoy tram station. Facing the direction of Galata Tower on the hill, walk from the tram station and turn right when crossing the traffic lights. Keep walking along the left side of the water and you'll find the tour within two minutes. -If you come by taxi then please tell the taxi driver Karakoy İskelesi Şehir hatları (not turyol). He will drop you off on the bridge and you can walk to the pier in two minutes.

Important information

Know before you go

  • Please advise on booking of any dietary requirements (vegetarian, food allergies, etc.)
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