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Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour

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Istanbul, Turkey

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Discover Istanbul’s delectable bites and illuminated sights by night on this food tour. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, head to the bustling Taksim Square, home to the mighty Monument to the Republic, in order to sample Turkish specialties from multiple eateries. Feast on Turkish dishes like icli kofte (spiced meat and nuts), sample an authentic Turkish kebab, and satisfy your sweet tooth with baklava, a traditional Turkish dessert. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this small-group tour, limited to 14 food lovers.
  • Evening food and sightseeing tour of Istanbul
  • Ideal for first-time visitors and food lovers
  • Explore the bustling Taksim Square, home to the colossal Monument to the Republic
  • Visit eateries to sample Turkish specialties
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 food lovers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Istanbul are included
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all hotels in city center

Your epicurean experience begins with convenient pickup at your Istanbul accommodation. From there, travel to Taksim Square—a modern space, dominated by the 1928 Monument of the Republic, that buzzes with crowds heading to its high-end hotels, bars, and restaurants.

Begin your culinary journey by learning to make and sampling cig kofte, (a combination of bulgar, mint, parsley, spices, and raw beef). Treat your taste buds to other dishes like icli kofte, in which meat, spices, and nuts are enclosed in pastry and either steamed or fried, and then stop at a kebab house to devour a slow-roasted lamb kebab. 

Sate your sweet tooth with a crunchy Turkish baklava at a local dessert shop before concluding your tour with drop-off at your Istanbul accommodation.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Taksim Square
we walk to square and see the encient tram
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Galata Tower
we stop by the tower to take photos
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
we taste the delicious Turkish delights
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Galata Koprusu
walk on the Galata bridge to Karakoy area
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Istiklal Caddesi
Walk on the most famout street of the city see the different architeture of the city
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY AYHAN AKKILIC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • 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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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 Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour.

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Relaxing and knowledgeable
cesarqdelrosariojr
, Jan 2020
Working with Ayhan was awesome. He was a super accommodating and chill host. The pace for the evening was great. We were happy with the different types of dishes eaten as well as the walk through of the different neighborhoods. There is a good amount of walking (to burn off the calories). I’m happy to recommend Ayhan and his team.
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I would like to thank you for joining our tour we feel happy when we see happy faces :)
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Thanks for making our evening a wonderful one
ajaykumarm2016
, Dec 2019
The guide was great in explaining things and helping us with local food, overall our stomach was full, but heart wanted to go on.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Ajay, we would like to thank you for joining the tour with us and happy to see that you enjoyed
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star-5
Good value
Lynne G
, Nov 2019
This was an amazing trip and very good value. The size if the tasting were very generous in fact we couldn't manage to eat at the last 2 places but was kindly given a takeaway. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative. A great way to see and experience the city. Fully recommend this as a must do
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Food tour
albintus1
, Sep 2019
Fantastic way to view the city and landmarks while food tasting. Get your snickers ready as you are in for a good walk while burning the calories you packed on while food tasting.
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A real taste of Turkey!!!
errecartmt
, Aug 2019
Ayhan took us to these very topical and off the tourists track places and gave us the chance to taste very traditional food!!! I loved all of it but particularly the sweets!!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you so much for choosing us.
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Awesome Tour!
Mary Joyce B
, Jul 2019
Ahyan was a great tour guide, he showed me around the city and there's not 1 food on his trip that I didn't like :)
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Istanbul Evening Food Tasting Tour
Roving25239767703
, Apr 2019
A delightful and personal experience tasting a variety of foods around the city (Spice Bazaar to Taksim Square). Be prepared to walk! I did get a break from the hill up to and down from Taksim Square by taking the trolley, etc. which added to my introduction to Istanbul.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2019
Thank you for ypur nice words,
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Enjoyed very much....got to sample...
Elena P
, Nov 2017
Enjoyed very much....got to sample some foods that I would not have known on my own...Guide was informative and it turned out we were the only 2 people on the tour so it was private.
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