Recent Searches
Clear

A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour

|
Badge of Excellence
|
Beyoğlu, Turkey
A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


Safety measures
icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the rich flavors, fragrant spices and decadent sweets that characterise Turkish cuisine on this 4.5-hour Istanbul street food tour, including hotel pickup and drop-off. Explore the sights, scents and tastes that make the city unique, as you browse the vibrant Kadikoy Market on Istanbul’s Asian side, stroll along the Galata Bridge and discover the atmospheric Galata district. Best of all, you’ll get to sample plenty of local specialties along the way, from pide (Turkish pizza) to simit (bagel-like bread), to the best baklava in Istanbul.
  • A tasty 5-hour tour of Istanbul’s street food scene
  • Cruise across the Bosphorus on a ferry to the Asian side of Istanbul
  • Stroll through the crowded Kadikoy Market, where everything from fresh dates to olives is for sale (and sampling)
  • Walk across the Galata Bridge, where local fishermen pull in the catch of the day
  • Savor the delicious baklava at famous pastry shop Karakoy Gulluoglu in the Beyoglu district
  • Ride a tram on one of the most important streets in the city
  • Learn about the intriguing history of Istanbul as your guide points out historic buildings and mosques
Saved to wishlist!
Professional guide
Tastings
Public transportation (Bus, ferry, subway etc.)
Private transportation
Gratuities
The Marmara Taksim , Gümüşsuyu, Osmanlı Sk. 1/B, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

We meet our guests in front of The Marmara Taksim Hotel.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum 2 passanger apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We as KARAVAN TRAVEL, want to ensure the minds of travelers that, all the necessary safety measures and precautions will be maintained at all times; hand sanitizer will be available, masks will be given out, seats will be blocked out on coaches, reduced groups sizes and social distancing measures will be taking against COVID-19 infections. We will follow up the new regulations/restrictions permanently and update our procedures accordingly.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We as KARAVAN TRAVEL, want to ensure the minds of travelers that, all the necessary safety measures and precautions will be maintained at all times; hand sanitizer will be available, masks will be given out, seats will be blocked out on coaches, reduced groups sizes and social distancing measures will be taking against COVID-19 infections. We will follow up the new regulations/restrictions permanently and update our procedures accordingly.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Karavan Travel
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food 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 A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour?
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 A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour?
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 A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour.

Traveler Photos

See More
See More

Reviews

5.0
star-5
31 Reviews
3 stars
0
2 stars
0

Reviews by Viator travelers

We perform checks on reviews

Showing 1-10 of 31 reviews
star-5
Our best tour in Istanbul
Ben_B
, Jun 2022
Elif M K was our tour guide & she was absolutely fantastic; though the food was diverse and tasty, the real magic in Elif’s tour was her unwrapping of this complex city’s history and communities. We saw places on this tour we would never have found on our own, and we felt that we had our bearings on a part of the city by the end. She was entirely professional, friendly, punctual, genuine, experienced, and generous with her knowledge (and answering our many questions about education, religion, culture). Elif is up there with the very best: do this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews to the tour which was operated by Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
star-5
A must do for foodies when in Istanbul
robyn_c
, May 2022
Sema, our guide, was fantastic. She was knowledgeable, friendly and very passionate. We really enjoyed the food items we tasted and found that the mix between sweet and salty food was perfect.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Robyn, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews to the tour which was operated by Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
star-5
Great way to sample Turkish cuisine in local neighbourhoods
Charn_N
, Apr 2022
We met Oguzhan in Taksim square and we went for some fresh simit. We were blessed with beautiful weather and it was so pleasant to sip on Turkish tea during the ferry ride from the Europe side to the Asian side. During the journey over the Bosphorus, Oguzhan identified some key buildings on the shoreline and explained their history us. We explored Karaköy together and tried a variety of foods. Oguzhan did a good job of including surprises with the meals and pushing us to try new things. At one point when it rained, we took refuge in a cafe with Turkish coffee. Oguzhan showed us some tricks to read our fortunes. Overall, this tour was a good balance between trying established Turkish restaurants and smaller local places and dishes. Not only did we learn about the foods we were eating, but it was interesting to learn about the history and the modern culture of the neighbourhoods we were walking through. It was a good way to go see another part of the city that is less well known to tourists and Oguzhan was a fantastic guide who made it an excellent experience. I would definitely recommend this tour to others that are visiting Istanbul.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews to the tour which was operated by Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
star-5
Very interesting tour
Felipe_S
, Nov 2021
Our tour was great, we really got to experience the street food in istanbul. We recommend this to peoplr who never had turkish food before. Our guide Oscar was great, answered all of our questions and made sure we saw everything we were interested in. Great tour
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Dear Felipe, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews to the tour which was operated by Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
star-4
Better things to do.
William_B
, Oct 2021
Our guide was very good and we were pleased to have her lead us. The price is high compared to other Istanbul tours from Viator. The food part was OK, but not great. Ice cream at 10 o'clock in the morning isn't for everybody and Turkish coffee is very strong as you are warned. Suggest low sugar not medium sugar. Medium sugar is too sweet.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear William, the street food tour is a tour tour that can vary from person to person and according to people's taste. Thank you for your kind comments, this would be very helpfull for our future guests. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
star-5
Walk and Eat like a local
tomoko127
, Jan 2020
This is a fun tour of eating different local foods while walking around using variety of public transportation all over Istanbul. Sercuk is a knowledgeable and friendly guide accomodating our needs and preferences. We highly recommend this walking tour.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to write your comments and appreciation on Tripadvisor. We always welcome feedback from our valued guests to help us maintain and improve our product and services. It gives us great pleasure in knowing that you had an enjoyable time during the tour. We have also noted your comments about our guide. Thank you for joining our company and we hope you will choose us again for the future trips. Best Regards, Emel Kılıç
star-5
Delicious food and great way to experience the city.
MallikaNair
, Nov 2019
We did this tour as a family, with Nesli who was wonderful - funny, considerate and bubbling with information to share about the culture, customs, history and of course, food. Each one of the tastings she had curated was unique and stuff that we would have never come across by ourselves. Travelling by ferry, the tram and the tunel to Istiklal Street, crossing over Galata bridge at sunset, were all great experiences. There is a fair bit of walking involved; my mom had some unexpected issues but Nesli improvised beautifully and went out of her way to help us and still give us a great time. I loved walking through the bylanes of Istiklal street, discovering where locals hang out for coffee and food, again something we may not have done by ourselves. The tour ended in the Spice Market, where again Nesli guided us on how to pick genuine products, delicacies etc. We came away with a deeper appreciation of Turkish culture and having made a new friend.
star-5
Itach our guide was excellent but communication between Viator and Karavan Travels was not good
AJAY_J
, Oct 2019
Viator contracts with Karavan Travels which in turn contracts it out to multiple subcontractors. The communication between Viator, Karavan Travels and the agency which actually takes you on the tour is very poor. Karavan never communicated where the meeting place was and when Viator informs you of the meeting place, the actual person who takes you around is never told where to pick you up.
star-5
Something special
Road621422
, Sep 2019
Our guide Elif was really great and she told us a lot of Istanbul. It was the first time that I liked turkish coffee - she showed us the right places. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
A fantastic experience
Jessica_L
, Jun 2019
Such an interesting tour! Really well thought-out and very smoothly executed. We were really well looked after from start to finish and our guide was really entertaining and fantastically knowledgeable. We saw Istanbul from a totally different perspective and traveled all over the city - I would thoroughly recommend the experience!
star-5
Delicious, delightful, and fascinating!
Emily_B
, Dec 2018
The guide was great and the food was amazing! I've recommended this tour to several friends already.
star-5
Fun Day
James W
, Nov 2018
Our guide was Selcuk Ersan and it was a small group. Selcuk was very informative and a lot of fun to talk to about food and everything else about Turkey. A great day.
star-5
Delicious!
Companion42830124657
, Nov 2018
This tour is a great way to see the streets and learn about the culture and some history through food!
star-5
Great tour, hitting many parts of...
Kristie_K
, Sep 2017
Great tour, hitting many parts of the city including both continents. Delicious and historical!
star-5
Lovely tour with Kursat that covered...
Katherine P
, Aug 2017
Lovely tour with Kursat that covered both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. It was pretty special to step off a boat into another continent. I still daydream about the stuffed mussel with lemon and the stuffed eggplant dolma.
star-5
This tour was fantastic! Our guide...
Sumayyah E
, Jul 2017
This tour was fantastic! Our guide Unal was very professional and knowledgeable. Great way to explore the Asian side and new city of Istanbul. Great food, great experience! Thank you
star-5
El tour ha sido excelente. Es ver...
Maria Belen C
, May 2017
El tour ha sido excelente. Es ver Estambul desde otro punto de vista y es una actividad muy recomendable. Nuestro guía Yaman ha sido de gran ayuda y muy atento. Los sabores de Estambul son mágicos y probamos deliciosas recetas que, de otra manera, no habríamos probado. Gran tour y gran guía. The tour has been excellent. It is to see Istanbul from another point of view and it is a highly recommended activity. Our guide Yaman has been very helpful and very attentive. The flavors of Istanbul are magical and we sample delicious recipes that otherwise we would not have tried. Great tour and great guide.
star-5
Fabulous tour of the Asian side...
Patricia H
, Jun 2016
Fabulous tour of the Asian side, which we would not have normally seen. Great food - loved the elastic ice cream!
star-5
This was a great tour. Our guide...
James H
, Mar 2015
This was a great tour. Our guide, Tanor, did a wonderful job. Not only did we taste a lot of different street foods, we went to several areas of the city to do tastings. We experienced several of the city's transportation options and went into neighborhoods we would not have known to explore on our own. We went to some neighborhoods that were primarily residential and experienced more of what the families there might eat on the street. We also went to a business district and tried what a business person might grab on the street for lunch. Finally, we tried "wet burgers." This is a bit like a chopped beef sandwich that has been smothered in BBQ sauce on the inside and outside. It was actually good. I would recommend this tour as a great way to see the city while tasting great food. Also, we went to the most famous baklava place in Turkey. They must have had 50 different kinds of baklava.
star-5
Incroyable
Fatoumata_T
, Mar 2022
Nous avons passé un moment incroyable avec une guide locale qui parlait très bien le français et qui nous a fait découvrir des lieux et des plats que nous ne connaissions pas. En fin de journée nous sommes réparties avec pleins de nouvelles connaissances et découvertes. Merci!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews to the tour which was operated by Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.

Why you are seeing these recommendations

Explore Similar Things to Do

Why you are seeing these recommendations