We start our Istanbul food tour in front of the impressive Spice Bazaar. We’ll wander the perimeter of the bazaar and taste pastirma (Turkish dried beef), local cheeses, and Turkish Delight from the shops of the long-established sweet makers.
As we wander on this Istanbul markets tour, our local guide will be purchasing plenty of Istanbul food for the picnic from the shopkeepers. Depending on the season, you may be sampling several different local foods, including fresh nuts, pastirma, halva, olives, traditional Turkish cheeses and simit. You’ll also have the choice of ayran (yoghurt drink) or a local soft drink.
After collecting the food for our picnic, we’ll continue on past Galata Bridge, which bustles with commuters and is a real street-food haven. Roasted chestnuts, spicy pickled vegetables, and sweet lokma (doughnut soaked in syrup) are very popular here and are available from the busy stands. We’ll continue our walk then settle down on a grassy area with views over Galata, where we’ll get stuck in to our goodies while our guide talks about the picnic traditions and popular foods of Turkey.
After a delicious picnic, our Istanbul food tour comes to an end back at the Eminonu ferry port, where our guide will offer recommendations for the evening or assist you with getting back to your hotel.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, street stall food for the picnic, snacks, a traditional yoghurt drink or lemon soda.
Exclusions: Extra drinks or food for the picnic, shopping along the way, and tips and gratuities for your local guide.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.