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Istanbul Private Tour: Taste of Local Food

Pointe-a-Pitre, GP

Istanbul Private Tour: Taste of Local Food

Pointe-a-Pitre, GP
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Experience the true taste of Istanbul with our private food tour! Leave the crowded tourist spots behind as you explore hidden streets and indulge in the flavors of local delicacies. Begin your day with a delicious breakfast of crunchy boreks and traditional Turkish tea before venturing into the vibrant Spice Bazaar. Sample luscious breakfast treats, hand-made pickles, and scrumptious Turkish delights from historic shops. Don't miss out on tasting the famous döner and discovering the best kebabs cooked just for you in the bustling streets of the Grand Bazaar. And of course, no trip to Istanbul is complete without indulging in the famous Turkish dessert, Baklava! Along the way, admire the beauty of historical buildings, mosques, and churches, and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of this remarkable city. Join us for an unforgettable culinary journey through the streets of Istanbul.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 6 hours
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Delicious breakfast and traditional Turkish tea
  • Unique Turkish pide cooked in a historical oven
  • Tasting luscious breakfast treats and hand-made pickles
  • Scrumptious Turkish delights from a 245 year old shop
  • Best döner in town from a food stall since 1970
  • Transportation from/to the Meeting Point via proper vehicle.
  • English or Multi Language speaking and professional tour guide
  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses

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Experience the vibrant and flavorful side of Istanbul with the Istanbul Private Tour: Taste of Local Food. This unique tour is designed to take you off the beaten path and explore the hidden streets and delicious delicacies that are not typical for tourists. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Istanbul while indulging in the exquisite local cuisine.

What to expect?

During this 360-minute tour, get ready to embark on a culinary adventure like no other. The journey begins at the historic Spice Bazaar, where you will savor a delicious breakfast of crunchy boreks and traditional Turkish tea. As you stroll through the colorful Spice Bazaar, your guide will share fascinating insights into Turkish culture and daily life. The next stop is the Tahtakale District, where you can indulge in a unique Turkish pide cooked in an old oven dating back to 1888. Continue to Eminonu Square, where you will taste a variety of mouthwatering breakfast treats and hand-made pickles. Don't miss the opportunity to try scrumptious Turkish delights from a 245-year-old shop at Sirkeci Station. Experience the famous döner at a food stall that has been serving it since 1970 near the beautiful Suleymaniye Mosque. The tour will conclude at the Grand Bazaar, where you will explore the bustling streets and savor the best kebabs in hidden restaurants. Finish off with a coffee tasting and the famous Turkish dessert, Baklava, at Gallery Cemberlitas.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for food enthusiasts and history buffs who want to experience Istanbul like a local. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, this tour promises an authentic and immersive experience. Embrace the opportunity to discover hidden historical sites, taste delicious local delicacies, and learn about the vibrant culture of Istanbul.

Why book this?

What sets the Istanbul Private Tour: Taste of Local Food apart is its focus on providing an authentic, non-touristy experience. Led by knowledgeable guides who have a deep understanding of Istanbul's history and food culture, this tour allows you to explore hidden streets, mosques, and Byzantine ruins that are off the beaten path. You will have the opportunity to taste genuine street delicacies from family-owned businesses that have been passed down through generations. With a perfect blend of history and gastronomy, this tour offers a truly unique and unforgettable experience of Istanbul.

Good to know

It is recommended to come hungry and wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking and indulging in delicious treats throughout the tour. The tour includes various food and beverage tastings, so dietary restrictions can be accommodated upon prior notice. The knowledgeable guides will share interesting stories and insights into Istanbul's culinary traditions and cultural heritage. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the vibrant streets and mouthwatering dishes along the way.


Customers who have experienced the Istanbul Private Tour: Taste of Local Food rave about the unique and unforgettable experience. They appreciate the knowledgeable guides who not only introduced them to delicious local delicacies but also shared fascinating stories about Istanbul's history and culture. The off-the-beaten-path locations, hidden streets, and tucked-away restaurants made the tour feel truly authentic. Customers loved the opportunity to interact with locals and explore Istanbul from a different perspective. Overall, the tour received high praise for its well-planned itinerary, delicious food, and immersive experience that truly captures the essence of Istanbul.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Spice Market

Misir Carsisi (Spice Market) The food tour begins in the historic part of Istanbul. We meet in front of epic Spice Bazaar main gate and start the day with a delicious breakfast; crunchy boreks and traditional Turkish tea. The cheese stuffed pastries are well-cooked by a family who are in business since 1968. Next will be a visit to colorful Spice Bazaar while talking about culture and daily life in Turkey.

Tahtakale District

Tahtakale District The day will start in front of epic Spice Market and first experience will be a unique Turkish pide cooked in old oven located in a historical building which was built in 1888.

Eminonu Square

Eminonu Square Then it will be time to mingle in the crowds and taste several luscious breakfast treats as well as hand-made pickles in different stores on a colorful stree

Sirkeci Station

Sirkeci We will have our scrumptious Turkish delights from a 245 year old shop after having a walk in gorgeous Spice Market.

Suleymaniye Mosque

Süleymaniye The perfect time for tasting the famous döner is just afterwards. We will visit a little food stall which is in business since 1970! That may be the best döner in town !

Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar A trip to Istanbul will be incomplete without walking in the bustling streets of Grand Bazaar which is known as the first shopping mall in the world. Exploring the incomparable Grand Bazaar as real locals do, we will discover the best type of kebabs that are cooked at the moment just for us in the little hidden restaurants around the bazaar. Turkish coffee is always best after a perfect meal. So next will be the coffee tasting while watching the people walking in the bustling streets of Grand Bazaar.

Cemberlitas Sutunu

Gallery Cemberlitas Before heading to the cosy streets along the marvellous Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, it's time to indulge ourselves with the famous Turkish dessert; Baklava!

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