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Private Tour - Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Kadikoy with Breakfast

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Beyoğlu, Turkey

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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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
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Sample some of Istanbul’s tastiest and most traditional foods on this 5.5-hour culinary walking tour around Kadıköy, with a food-expert guide. After a hearty Turkish breakfast, ride a ferry across the Bosphorus to Kadıköy on Istanbul’s Asian side, known for its buzzing food scene. Learn about the culinary repertoire as you visit atmospheric food haunts, try fresh fish at the fish market, sample treats such as ‘baklava,’ (syrup-drenched pastries), and savor some regional Turkish specialities at a traditional restaurant. Finish with a classic Turkish coffee before your return ferry trip.
  • Experience the colorful food scene of this bustling Asian-side neighborhood with an expert guide
  • Visit Kadıköy’s bustling fish market and savor sweet Turkish goodies
  • Sip pungent Turkish coffee at a traditional coffee house
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a personalized experience
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Breakfast
Food samples offered by your guide
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
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Departure Point

Karaköy Güllüoğlu, Kemankeş Cad. Katlı Otopark Altı No: 3-4, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After meeting your guide in Karaköy on Istanbul’s European side, head off on your 5.5-hour food and culture walking tour. As you walk and talk, build a picture of this vibrant area, and learn how it’s famous for its traditional eateries, cafes and food shops.

Absorb the aromas as you pass baklava shops and teahouses, and arrive at a restaurant for a hearty kahvalti (Turkish breakfast). Try staples such as menemen (eggs scrambled with tomato and peppers); kaymak (clotted cream made from buffalo milk) and spicy sausage known as sucuk. Chat to your guide as you eat, and learn all about the origins of the different dishes and how they’re prepared and cooked. 

Duly refreshed, walk to the nearby portside and ride a ferry across the Bosphorus to Kadıköy, a buzzing waterfront neighborhood on Istanbul’s Asian side. This cosmopolitan, up-and-coming area is characterized by cobbled lanes, lively markets and animated taverns. 

Meander past the cafes, stalls and tea salons, and listen as your guide shares intriguing observations about the local food scene.   Then, wander around the stalls at the bustling fish market, and perhaps taste some of the wares on offer, such as freshly grilled fish and juicy olives. 

Enjoy several further food stops at the surrounding eateries and shops. Samples vary on each tour, but expect to try favorites such as sticky baklava and other sweet treats.

Toward lunchtime, visit one of Kadıköy’s most popular restaurants, Çiya Sofrası, where the chefs cook up regional Turkish staples. Try specialities such as güveç (meat and vegetable stew), ezogelin (red lentil soup) and katmer (flaky pastry stuffed with pistachios), and then round things off with a cup of rich, dark Turkish coffee at a coffee house.

After around five hours, take the ferry back Karaköy, where your tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Balik Pazari
Visit different shops at Kadıköy. Fish Market and meeting new tastes of Turkish Cuisine. Typical delicatessen, muhallebi or baklava. At the fish market (Balik Pazari), browse the stalls selling fresh fish, mezes and deli-style goodies, and perhaps sample some delicacies such as olives and grilled fish. Then, call at different eateries and shops to try some mouth-watering, classic baklava or other desserts — all proof of the Turks’ sweet tooth!
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bosphorus Strait
You will have cnahce to see the Bosphorus while you are passing by the ferry to Kadıkoy
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Kallavi Kadikoy
Toward lunchtime, visit one of Kadıköy’s best-loved restaurants, Çiya Sofrası, whose chefs recreate dishes from around Turkey. Dig into delectable specialities such as ezogelin (red lentil soup), güveç (oven-baked meat and vegetable stew), pirzola (lamb chops) and katmer (flaky pastry filled with pistachio nuts), and other foods inspired by traditional regional recipes. Then, finish at an authentic coffee house with a cup of classic, strong Turkish coffee.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Karakoy Rihtim
Pass tempting baklava shops and cafes and head inside a restaurant for a delicious kahvalti (Turkish breakfast). Savor delights such as kaymak (clotted cream made from buffalo milk), menemen (scrambled eggs with tomato and peppers), and sucuk (spicy sausage), as your guide explains how they’re prepared.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Kadikoy Iskelesi
Afterward, catch the ferry back to Karaköy, where your tour ends.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Plan Tours

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour - Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Kadikoy with Breakfast?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour - Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Kadikoy with Breakfast.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour - Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Kadikoy with Breakfast?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour - Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Kadikoy with Breakfast.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour - Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Kadikoy with Breakfast?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour - Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Kadikoy with Breakfast.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour - Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Kadikoy with Breakfast?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour - Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Kadikoy with Breakfast.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour - Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Kadikoy with Breakfast?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour - Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Kadikoy with Breakfast.

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I didn't feel the trip was value for...
Lindi v
, Aug 2015
I didn't feel the trip was value for money. It was very rushed and somewhat awkward. I didn't taste any food that was not available on the average hotel buffet or at any other restaurant in Turkey. For the price you pay for the trip you might as well treat yourself to some fine dining and actually get to experience something out of the ordinary instead of the run of the mill fare available on the tour. Although the food we ate was of a good quality, I was hoping to discover something different that would justify paying a guide for. I also didn't think the guide was very informed.
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We would happily recommend this...
Richard L
, Mar 2015
We would happily recommend this tour. We had a fabulous day trying different Turkish foods as well as gaining an insight into Turkish culture and history. Our guides met us as planned at an amazing foodstore/cafe where we had a typical Turkish breakfast. The rest of the day was spent at a leisurely pace mainly on the Kadakoy side we took a ferry across wandering through the market area trying different foods along the way. My favourite was a store that sold mussels done two ways, lightly battered and fried, and also stuffed, yum! By lunchtime we had arrived at Ciya Sofressi, a restaurant written up in foodie magazines around the world. Already fairly full by this time we couldn't do it justice but did enjoy the very tasty kebabs. As there were only two of us on the tour with our guides we felt it might not be relaxing, but by the end of the day we felt that we had made new friends. A big thank you to Bulut and Mimet for a wonderful day!
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Wife and I really liked this tour as...
Ruperto
, Dec 2014
Wife and I really liked this tour as it enabled us to see the kadikoy side which was so much more enjoyable because of it's food, people and general chilled out vibe. Totally recommend it.
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Great tour! Yaprak was an excellent...
Rebecca M.
, Dec 2014
Great tour! Yaprak was an excellent tour guide...we were her only group, so we got a personal tour guide :-) She made sure we tasted and saw all there was in regards to the tastes of the locals. The breakfast was awesome - our favorite was the clotted cream with honey to spread over bread - yumm!
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This is one of the highlights of my...
Anika D
, Sep 2014
This is one of the highlights of my trips to Istanbul! I'm a foodie so I thoroughly enjoyed all the tastings. The restaurant we visited for lunch had actually been recommended by a Turkish friend prior to my trip. She said it was a must visit and I agree. Very authentic and tasty. Also, the baklava was the best I've ever tasted in my life! The tour guide was also very knowledgable and friendly. I cannot say enough good things about this tour. If you are a foodie this tour is for you! I will say that the tour seems a bit pricey, because the tastings don't cost very much, but I enjoyed the tour so much that I didn't mind the price.
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