A day on the streets of Istanbul with tasting of local foods.
It is a full day combined walking city tour and food tasting.
We start our tour from Taksim Square and we walk to the Karaköy pier through the Istiklal street, Galata neighbourhood. We take the boat in Karaköy and cruise to the Asian side of the city. After we arrive in Kadıköy, which is the main hub of the Asian side, we will spend our time walking in the food market where the freshest seafood, fruits and vegetables are sold. It is possible to taste many delicious foods of Istanbul at any time during the tour.
During this tour, many of the historical sites and buildings, as well as the city sightseeing photos, can be taken by the guests.
This is a private tour, the itinerary can be changed based on the interests of the guests.
- We start our tour from Taksim Square
- We walk in Istiklal street. It is a pedestrian street where thousands of people flood during the day. There are many small restaurants, street food sellers as well as many historical buildings from the 19th century.
-We will walk through the Galata Tower neighborhood, the Soho of Istanbul. Galata Tower was built in the 14th century and it is possible to visit but there might be a long queue.
-We take the public boat to go to the Asian side from Karaköy, nearby the Galata Bridge. The boat cruise takes 25 minutes.
-In the afternoon, we spend our time in the most famous seafood, fruits, and vegetable market. We will see many street restaurants in the market area where the local people eats, drinks beer or wine and chat.
-Back to your hotel.
This tour is highly recommended for those who want to know the city like a local.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
The duration might be affected by weather or traffic conditions.
This is a walking tour combining with a boat ride. To arrive at the starting point of the tour, public transportation can be used. Suitable walking shoes recommended.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Turkish Lira - Personal expenses, public transportation and boat tickets.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
If private transportation is demanded by the guests, it will be with a/c and driver.
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Ali was early at our appointment, and did a great job. His conversational skills are also very good. The tour is an interesting mix between the European and the Asian sides. Please be prepared to walk as this is a walking tour. The best part was riding the ferry to and from the Asian side. Great views of the City while crossing the Bosphorus. Ali explained his very well planned tour while walking. The Asian side is less touristy but colorful, and a real window to the life of everyday's Istanbul.