Taste of Two Continents Food Tour Taste of Two Continents Food Tour

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Ready to taste the best food on both sides of Istanbul? Start with a delicious traditional Turkish breakfast in Europe in the heart of the historic Old City, before you sail across to Asia and explore the vibrant streets of Kadıköy. With your foodie guide, you’ll make 10 delicious stops during your walk with a variety of samples at each – enough to fill your belly to the brim with all the fantastic Turkish flavours!

Reasons to book this experience:

  • Taste the best of the Turkish cuisine

  • Secret local restaurants & one-of-a-kind boutique markets

  • Try classic Iskender kebab at 154 years old original family restaurant

  • Visit locals favourite Kadikoy market

  • It is not just food, it's Turkish culture with an expert's insider view

  • Taste the world famous Turkish ice-cream & baklava

  • 25+ local tastings

  • Get oriented with Turkish food and restaurants


What To Expect:

  • You’ll meet to begin your tour close to the famous Spice Market in the Old City, the trading hub of food in Istanbul for more than 450 years.  

  • You’ll kick off your culinary journey of Istanbul with a delicious Turkish breakfast of locally-sourced produce and freshly brewed tea at a traditional tea house overlooking the New Mosque. You’ll then board your ferry for a scenic journey across the mighty Bosphorus to the vibrant and more modern Kadıköy, on the Asian side.

  • Kadıköy is home to some of the best local restaurants in Istanbul which are frequented by a new generation of Turks who love to dine out while still savouring the flavours of their childhood.

  • As you make your way through the colourful streets of Kadıköy market, you’ll sip on freshly brewed Turkish coffee while delighting in locally-made crispy golden baklava. You’ll savour the delicious tastes of popular street foods like dolma, tantuni and kokoreç, as well as other local favourites. You’ll then sit down to enjoy the seasonal flavours of a variety of traditional Turkish homestyle dishes.

  • Finally, you’ll end your day with a short walk to the district of Moda to cool down with the refreshing flavour of the best Turkish dondurma (ice-cream) in the city.

  • During your walking tour, you’ll make 10 different stops, with a variety of samples at each. You’ll fill your belly to the brim with all the fantastic flavours that make up Turkish cuisine! Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself inside Istanbul’s food scene and experience the buzz of Istanbul daily life.

  • Your day spent exploring Taste of Two Continents will surprise and delight your taste buds as you discover the real Istanbul.


Additional Info:

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Stroller accessible

  • Near public transportation

  • Casual & comfortable clothing and walking shoes recommended

  • Children aged 5 years and younger are welcome at no charge

  • Tour runs rain or shine; if rain is forecast you might like to bring an umbrella for the short walking distances between food stops

  • Not recommended for vegan, gluten free, lactose free travelers

  • Vegetarian Alternatives: Vegetarian food at 7 of the food stops. 

  • Not recommended for travelers with serious allergies or food restrictions

  • Please advise any specific dietary/allergy requirements at time of booking

  • Most travelers can participate

  • Tour starts daily at 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, or 10:30 am. View tour calendar HERE

  • Tour runs in English

  • Meeting & Finishing Point

    - Taste of Two Continents tour begins in Istanbul’s Old City. Meeting point is close to Spice Market. The exact meeting point and detailed directions will be provided upon booking confirmation.

    - Taste of Two Continents tour finishes at Kadıköy Ferry Terminal. Your return ferry tickets are included. Your guide will help you to catch the Eminönü ferry (back to the Spice Market) or Karaköy ferry.

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers


Terms & Conditions:

  • Advanced booking has required a minimum of 14 working days before the arrival date.

  • Full payment is required once the booking is confirmed. 

  • A passport copy and full vaccination certificate copy are required upon reservation.

  • Passport Validity: Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of return.

  • Booking cancelled after 10 days prior to the departure date - Non-refundable.

  • Mayflower reserves the right to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control without prior notice.

  • Mayflower does not accept responsibility for losses or expenses incurred due to delays by bad weather and other unforeseen incidents.

  • Rates are subjected to change without prior notice and subject to currency frustration.

  • Mayflower Holidays Sdn. Bhd. reserves the absolute right to charge you an administration fee of not more than RM100 per person to cover the administration costs incurred by Mayflower Holidays Sdn Bhd for all amendments or cancellations.

  • In the event of cancellation, the refund amount will be in the form of a "Travel Wallet". Any handling fees incurred are non-refundable. Mayflower Holidays Sdn. Bhd. will evaluate the specific case and has the absolute right to decide should it be refunded.

  • Travel period: Immediate until further notice.

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  • 10 uniquely different eateries and restaurants, multiple tastings at each.

  • Friendly, knowledgeable and passionate English-speaking tour guide.

  • A day filled with culinary, cultural, historic and personal anecdotes, with a local’s insider view of Istanbul.

  • 5 exciting and local drinks

  • Transport by ferry from Europe to Asia (and back again).

  • Gratuities