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Visit Two Continents In 3 Hours

From US$ 44 per person
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  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Explore the Spice Bazaar and learn how they make the Turkish delight
  • Enjoy the delicious Turkish cuisine at popular street stalls
  • Enjoy scenic stroll along the Üsküdar
  • Travel across the Bosphorus on a ferry to reach Asia
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.

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.
what’s included
  • Local english-speaking guide
  •  street stall food
  • Snacks
  • Ferry to Üsküdar
  • A traditional yoghurt drink or tea
what’s excluded
  • Extra drinks or food
  • Shopping along the way
  • And tips and gratuities for your local guide
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 3.5 hours
Tour Type Group Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Istanbul, Turkey
customer reviews
4.8 - Excellent Based on 2 reviews
Ms. Fiona O. At
5 - Excellent
“A fantastic experience, really enjoyable. It offers ways to see the city that you can't on more conventional tours.”
Mr. Glyn H. At
4.5 - Excellent
“The title "Istanbul - Picnic on Two Continents" doesn't do justice to this half-day experience. Our guide Can took us through the small alleyways surrounding the Spice Market, stopping at tiny cafes to taste single dishes, whilst slowly building up the ingredients for our final picnic. At each stop we learnt a little more about the food, language & culture. We found it ideal for a first day in Istanbul, and it made the rest of our stay much more productive, giving us the confidence with transport, eating, buying ... Can was enthusiastic & informative, adjusting our experience to our questions and to sights we encountered on our walk. The group of 8 was just right for interaction as we walked around Istanbul. Finally we crossed under the Bosphorus for our picnic in Asia, before returning to Europe by ferry. The time flew by, and we were too full to eat a meal that evening! To summarise - fun & informative. We would highly recommend it for early in your stay in Istanbul. Thank you Can for a memorable experience.”
Good to know 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.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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