Taste pastirma (Turkish dried beef),
Local cheeses, and Turkish delight
Several different local foods
Ferry to Üsküdar
Picnic On Two Continents
Tour snapshot Taste the very best of Istanbul’s local snack food on this delectable food tour. Explore the Spice Bazaar and meet friendly traders who will reveal their treasure trove of local delicacies. Stock up on goodies from markets and street stalls, take the ferry to Asia, and stroll along the waterfront. Enjoy tea and Turkish delights while checking out a view of the famed Maiden’s Tower.
Eat like a local and sample delicious Turkish cuisine from trusted street stalls while learning about Istanbul’s unique food culture
Experience the bustling markets of the Spice Bazaar and see how Turkish delight is made
Cross continents with a ferry ride across the Bosphorus to Asia
Take a stroll along the scenic waterfront of Üsküdar
Check out a hidden view of the Maiden’s Tower while enjoying a traditional Turkish tea and Turkish delight
Duration: 3.5 hours
Meeting point: Entrance to Spice Bazaar (main entrance facing the port area marked ‘Fish Market Gate’, in Turkish ‘Balik Pazari Kapisi’)
Starting time: 2.00 PM
Ending point: Eminonu ferry port. Your local guide can provide directions on how to get back to your hotel or you are free to continue your own personal exploration.
We start our Istanbul food tour in front of the impressive Spice Bazaar. We’ll wander the perimeter of the bazaar and taste pastirma (Turkish dried beef), local cheeses, and Turkish delight from the shops of the long-established sweet makers. As we wander on this Istanbul markets tour, our local guide will be buying foods to sample and treats to take with us on our journey to Asia. Depending on the season, you may be sampling several different local foods, including fresh nuts, pastirma, halva, olives, traditional Turkish cheeses, and simit. After leaving the market, we’ll take the ferry to Üsküdar and enjoy a stroll along the waterfront, stopping at a local tea spot for view of the Maiden’s Tower and the Bosphorus. Enjoy tea and a Turkish delight and learn about popular foods and traditions in Turkey. Afterwards we return by metro to the port of Eminönü, where our guide will offer recommendations for the evening or assist you with getting back to your hotel.
taste pastirma (Turkish dried beef)
learn about popular foods and traditions in Turkey
Tips to Guide
s-inclusion Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, street stall food, snacks, ferry to Üsküdar, a traditional yoghurt drink or tea e-inclusion s-exclusion Exclusions: Extra drinks or food, shopping along the way, and tips and gratuities for your local guide e-exclusion s-confirmation Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher. e-confirmation s-child_policy Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.