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Taste of Two Continents Food Tour

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  • 6 to 7 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover Istanbul’s European and Asian sides—and taste a range of delectable Turkish delicacies—on this full-day, small-group tour. Meet your guide in the morning in Istanbul’s Old City, and be sure to come hungry: you have a day of feasting ahead of you. Explore a spice market, and enjoy a traditional Turkish breakfast, before crossing the Bosphorus to trendy Kadikoy. Sip Turkish coffee, visit multiple restaurants, and discover Istanbul’s must-try dishes.
  • This intimate, small-group tour is capped at just eight participants
  • Tour Istanbul’s European and Asian sides (ferry tickets included)
  • Sample a wide range of dishes, enjoy Turkish coffee and breakfast, and more
  • Visit spice markets, different neighborhoods, restaurants, and cafes

What's Included

  • 10 uniquely different eateries and restaurants, multiple tastings at each
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and passionate English-speaking tour guide
  • A day filled with culinary, cultural, historic and personal anecdotes, with a local insider’s view
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Gratuities
  • No vegetarian food options at 2-3 of the food stops
  • No vegan food options at 4-5 of the food stops

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Brew Coffee Works
    Hobyar, Hamidiye Cd. No:16, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    IMPORTANT: There are 2 Brew Coffeeworks branches in Istanbul. Our tour departs from Brew Coffeeworks Sirkeci. TAKING TAXI: Ask the driver to take you to LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL. Brew Coffeeworks Sirkeci is right next door. TAKING TRAM: Disembark at Sirkeci station. Walk 200m on Hamidiye street.

End point

  • Kadıköy
    Caferağa, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey

    The Taste of Two Continents tour finishes in Kadıköy Ferry Terminal. Your return ferry tickets are provided. Your guide will help you to catch the Eminönü ferry (back to the Spice Market) or Karaköy ferry.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Maximum group size is 8
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Children aged 5 years and younger are welcome at no charge
  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • Not recommended for vegan, gluten free, lactose free travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with serious allergies or food restrictions
  • Please advise any specific dietary/allergy requirements at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Taste of Two Continents Food Tour?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Taste of Two Continents Food Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Taste of Two Continents Food Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips


Come with an empty stomach because within 20 mins of starting this tour you are greeted with a table of food to share.
Definitely a worthwhile trip and a good way to learn where and what kind of foods to look for in istanbul.
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One of the best food tours across the world that I’ve done!
Susan_B, Aug 2022
The abundance of food on this tour plus our great guide Ali set this tour apart from others. I got to taste such a diverse range of foods and it was all excellent quality. Ali was very knowledgeable and made the tour so enjoyable. Thank you I loved it!
Must-do tour of Istanbul! Highly Recommend
Seyi_E, Jul 2022
Wow wow wow! I cannot recommend these guys enough. Their service, food knowledge and genuine enthusiasm for Istanbul’s food history made this tour 100x better. Only issue I had was that I couldn’t spend longer with them tasting the various foods of the city. Will DEFINITELY be recommending them to anyone who will listen for the foreseeable future!
Great tour in Istanbul!
Helen_C, Oct 2022
A wonderful tour—worth every penny. Our group s guide Ali was excellent. I highly recommend anyone visiting Istanbul to try this tour. You eon’t be disappointed!
So much food!
Shiaoh_L, Jul 2022
Leyla, our tour guide, not only knows everything about food in Istanbul, but also gives us interesting facts about Istanbul’s history and culture. She made my tour so much more substantial. We had a HUGE variety of different foods and drinks. Leyla made sure we are always topped up with water, - stay hydrated. By the end of the day, I was extremely full and satisfied. :)
Highly recommendable!! Well worth the experience!
DorianBuhagiar, Oct 2022
This day tour was very enjoyable, interesting and a relaxing (stress free) way to visit different places and taste different types of food. We met Layla at around 10:00 and spent a day experiencing different types of food traditional to Turkey. The types of food was varied throughout the day and this was well worth the experience. Highly recommendable!
Amazing!
Arjun_K, Sep 2022
Amazing tour with a very comprehensive coverage of food stalls. Very knowledgeable guide. Only recommend it.
Best food tour ever !!!
phanindra_k, Sep 2022
It was a awesome experience. My tour guide Selene she is very knowledgeable and very nice. She took us breakfast lunch street food places , coffee places and dessert places. Food was amazing. She took us to Traditional local markets where to find best cheeses and all. She is an archeologist too. She explained about culture and buildings too. Very friendly and a good hearted woman. At the end of the tour all our group were so sad and we missed her already.
The tour everyone should truly. It was awesome!!
Denelta_A, Sep 2022
My tour guide Leyla was the best. Very pleasant took her time explaining all of the food we tasted and we all learned a lot about the history of Turkey!! I was extremely impressed. Thanks again, Leyla!!!
Excellent Experience
Craig_G, Aug 2022
We had an amazing time. The food was excellent and our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. We have no issues recommending this tour to other visitors.
Two Continents Food Tour
Ronald_W, Sep 2022
Ali, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable about the various foods from the two continents. The food was very tasty, a good value and I would highly recommend the tour.
Not worth it
Richie_R, Oct 2022
It was not really bad, but definitelly not worth the money. I would expect more high value food for the experience. Most venues where 1 or 2 stars (out of five), the best was maybe 3, barely 4. I am comparing it to the food tour we had in Rome and was amazing. as for “two continents” - it’s a nice marketing, but beside breakfest, the whole tour is on asian side. Overall I would rate the worth of the tour to 50-70€ at most. Also you are asked to leave tip in two of the restaurants. I would suggest to google food in Istanbul and try yourself what you like.
Wonderful day in Istanbul
Ziggy, Sep 2022
Excellent guide, great food choices and wonderful stories. Plenty of super food choices. Yes, yes & yes.
Few more important...
QuamrulH, Aug 2022
Few more important traditional/local food items were not introduced. But mostly covered…. Please rethink the stops for food tour….
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best food tour!
Ramona_G, Sep 2022
The best food tour we have ever been to! Sooo much good food with very decent portions. Turkish hospitality is great. Could hardly walk by the end of the tour. Lol. Erbil was fantastic. He is very knowledgeable and kind. We had a wonderful day. You have to do this if you like food.
Amazing food, great time
ken_c, Aug 2022
Our experience was amazing! All the food was delicious. Every meal came with a wide variety so everyone can find something they like at any given time. We even got to cross over the Bosphorus strait and see the Asian side. I highly recommend this trip to everyone
Sisters trip
Laura_R, Oct 2022
This tour is a must do!!! Our guide was amazing. The food and experience was great! I'm planning a trip back and will do this tour again.
Great Food Tour!
William_R, Aug 2022
What a great tour! Bahar, our tour guide, was incredible and knew so much about the great food of Istanbul. I've been to Istanbul many, many times and knew there was incredible food there, but I wanted to expand my horizons in terms of food and this tour was a great choice. We went to many places, none of which I had visited before, and tried many different dishes (many with meat, but just as many vegetarian). I actually wrote down names and addresses and came back to visit a couple of them before I left Istanbul. This tour really takes you to out-of-the-way and delicious places that I never would have found on my own.
Great food, great guide
Joshua_S, Aug 2022
This was a great way to explore the city and taste a variety of cuisines. No shortage of food, either! 10/10
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best Food Anywhere!
Oscar_G, Jul 2022
Great experience! Guide was very knowledgeable. Pace yourself. Lamb soup, the best Beef wrap at the end was also incredible
Worth every penny, you won't leave hungry!!
Ashley_G, Jul 2022
The most food I've ever had in a food tour. Lots of interesting bits of history, mixed in with walking, food and bathroom breaks. Be sure to get the names/stall numbers of the places visited, I found myself struggling to find them later on in my trip. Only issue I saw was our guide tended to outwalk the group so we were always playing a bit of catch-up from place to place which wasn't an issue for most but often left an older couple behind and scrambling not get lost. I found myself purposely staying back to ensure they didn't get left/lost.
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