On an unparalleled food tour of Istanbul, discover and savour flavour profiles unique to the region as you explore the flavours of Asia and Europe while conquering the cuisines of the city's seven hills. A local guide fluent in the culture will take you to unique cafés to find Kurdish food, traditional drinks, and more.

Key Highlights

  • Taste Istanbul’s varying cuisines on both the Asian and European sides of the Bosphorus
  • Travel across the Bosphorus Strait on a public ferry
  • In Kardikoy, visit the local food and fish markets that show an unexplored facet of the local food culture
  • Try the famous cay (tea), which is served in a tulip-shaped glasses
  • Taste the delicious Kurdish cuisine popular in southeast Turkey

About Istanbul Food Tour with Turkish, Asian and European Cultures

On a 5-hour food tour of Istanbul on both sides of the Bosphorus, discover the city's cuisines as conceived by both sides. Beginning at Fuego Café and Restaurant in the Sultanhamet neighborhood take a local tram to Eminonu Port, where you will board a public ferry across the Bosporus Strait to Kadikoy Port in Asia. We take a stroll through the Kadikoy neighborhood, stopping at local markets and exploring a maze of streets lined with local shops selling a variety of produce. Try some delicious mussels stuffed with rice and spices at the fish market and other fresh local seafood 

Following a break at a café full of locals playing backgammon and okey, follow your guide to a restaurant specializing in home-cooked food from the Kurdish area of southeast Turkey (vegetarian and gluten-free options available). With a full stomach and an adventure-filled heart, take the ferry back to Europe, admiring the nighttime views of Istanbul. Your guide will now take you to a restaurant where you can sample traditional Turkish desserts before taking the tram to a 300-year-old madrasah that has been converted into a café. Relax into the evening as traditional flavors awaken your palette and your spirit.


  • English-speaking local guide
  • Transportation by public trams
  • Bosphorus ferry crossing (return)
  • Entree, main course, and dessert
  • 9 food stops
  • 4 drinks over the evening, including 1 choice of wine, beer, or raki with your main course
  • Nargile (water pipe)


  • Extra food and drinks not mentioned in inclusions
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions

Additional Information

  • Smoking is prohibited inside vehicles. 
  • Pets are not allowed on The Istanbul Food Tour.
  • The Istanbul Food Tour commences at 6:00 PM.
  • The duration of the tour will be around 5 hours.
What to Wear: 
  • We suggest that you dress in line with the local customs and practices.
  • Guests below the age of 5 years are not permitted for The Istanbul Food Tour.
  • The Istanbul Food Tour ticket fares are charged as per the child rates for children between the ages of 5 and 11. 
  • For guests above the age of 11 years, the tickets are charged per the adult rates.
Things to Note:
  • Meet your guide at Fuego Café and Restaurant. The meeting point is a short walk from the Sultanahmet tram station. The public tram system starts at 06:00 AM and ends at around Midnight
  • Please advise on booking, of any dietary requirements (vegetarian, food allergies, etc.)
  • Please provide a contact mobile number
  • Please note that the maximum of guests permitted for The Istanbul Food Tour is 10.

Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour.
  • No-shows and late cancellations are non-refundable.

My Voucher

  • The Istanbul Food Tour tickets are valid for the event date and time stated.
  • The Istanbul Food Tour tickets will be mailed to you once you’ve made a booking. All you have to do is show the voucher with a Govt id proof.
Meeting Point
Present your voucher at the start of the tour.

Istanbul Food Tour with Turkish, Asian and European Cultures Frequently Asked Questions

Are children allowed to join the Istanbul food tour?
Yes. Although, children below the age of 6 are not permitted in the Istanbul food tour. Children above the age of 6 can join the experience with a child ticket of 50 euro. Adults are charged a fare of 125 EURO.
How can I book a ticket for the Istanbul food tour?
Select the number of tickets on our website and click ‘Book Now’ to get your confirmed ticket on your email.
How long is my Istanbul food tour ticket valid for?
Your tickets are valid for the time and date stated.

Ratings & Reviews

Renata Ploska
Travelled March 2023

Quick and efficient, as usual. Thank you.

Péterffy-Baricska Emese
Travelled March 2023

Correct price, fast confirmation.

Travelled March 2023

Good discount and very easy purchase

Ursula Mansson
Travelled March 2023

Easy booking !

Renata Ploska
Travelled March 2023

Quick and sufficient, as usual. Thank you. Brgds,

Istanbul Food Tour with Turkish, Asian and European Cultures