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Taste of Two Continents Food Tasting Tour- Full Day

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Istanbul embraces two continents, one arm reaching out to Asia, the other to Europe. In a day you can experience food specialties of both simply by crossing the Bosphorus on a ferry. Start your day in the Old Town with a Turkish breakfast, breaking the bread with locals. Cross to Asia, stroll through wonderful food markets and restaurants sampling a wide variety of Turkish flavors.

  • Tour Duration: 7 hours - Starting time: 09:30
  • Walking Tour
  • Food Tasting Tour
  • English-Speaking Professional Tour Guide
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  • Mobile or Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accepted

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What To Expect

  • Explore cuisine&culture of two continents in one day
  • Sample the best street food in the company of a knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy traditional recipes in a popular, modern district
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SAMPLE Turkish breakfast delicacies that you will remember for the rest of your life including Buffalo clotted cream, honey and sesame bagel. We will collect them from the back alleys of the Spice market and enjoy them all with scrambled eggs -the Turkish way- at a local tea house. What a kick off for a long food-journey day!

FOLLOW the paths of historic merchants, walking by a small 16th century mosque with a gorgeous interior design where they prayed. See a roadside inn -caravanserai- of the same era where traders recovered from the day’s journey along the Silk road.

LEARN about the Turkish/Ottoman way of life in the past and today through spices and stories.

STROLL through the streets of the old city admiring the beautiful displays of creative spice mixtures, we will explain how and where to use spices in our cuisine.

WALK over the Galata Bridge that spans the Golden Horn, watch/photograph the fishermen and occasionally fisherwomen hoist up their catch of the day.

VISIT 200-year old Güllüoğlu baklava shop, then we head down to a fashionable street, enjoy Turkish coffees with mastic in a top class trendy cafe where young modern Turks like hanging out.

TASTE some street food like fish wrap, beef tantuni or falafel for vegetarians, nibble here and there, crumbly goat’s milk cheese, pickles, olives, vine leaves, cured beef, mezes, sherbets, juices..

CROSS the Bosphorus on a ferry from Europe to Asia to wander around the wonderful food markets on the labyrinthine streets of Kadıköy.

FEAST your eyes on a plethora of herbal teas, dried fruit leathers, Turkish delights, sesame halvah, honey on the comb, multi-colored pyramids of spices and sweets.

STOP by a number of restaurants and food shops sampling locals’ favourite fruits, nuts and snacks before we sit down to eat like sultans at a simple but famous spot specialising in regional cooking. Enjoy a selection of traditional dishes from a a wide geographical area, from Mesopotamia to Istanbul. There is a sweet ending to the tour with dessert at an historic patisserie.

  • Live tour guide / English
  • Everything consumed in the walk
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Make sure you are ready 15 minutes before departure time.

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You can present either a printed or mobile voucher for this activity. The meeting point is Spice Bazaar. The voucher is valid only for the date specified.

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Did your plan change? No problem!
If you cancel before 24 hours of your scheduled activity, you will get a %100 refund. So, let us know 24 hours before the activity time that you cannot show up, we give you %100 money back, no cancellation fee!



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