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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 flavors! From street foods and world-famous restaurants to traditional kebabs and Turkish ice cream, The Taste of Two Continents tour is your full-day immersion inside Istanbul’s food scene and a glimpse of Turkish culture and daily life.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 61978P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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 insider’s view
  • Multi-course lunch at world-famous restaurant Çiya
  • The original and the best döner kebab at 154 years old family restaurant
  • 5 exciting local drinks.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • No vegetarian food options at 2-3 of the food stops
  • No vegan food options at 4-5 of the food stops
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
  • Brew Coffeeworks Sirkeci, Hobyar, Hamidiye Cd. No:60, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey IMPORTANT: There are 2 Brew Coffeeworks branches in Istanbul. Our tour departs from Brew Coffeeworks Sirkeci. TAKING TAXI: Ask the driver to take you to LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL. Brew Coffeeworks Sirkeci is right next door. TAKING TRAM: Disembark at Sirkeci station. Walk 200m on Hamidiye street.
  • Caferağa, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey The Taste of Two Continents tour finishes in Kadıköy Ferry Terminal. Your return ferry tickets are provided. Your guide will help you to catch the Eminönü ferry (back to the Spice Market) or Karaköy ferry.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Maximum group size is 8
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Children aged 5 years and younger are welcome at no charge
  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • Not recommended for vegan, gluten free, lactose free travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with serious allergies or food restrictions
  • Please advise any specific dietary/allergy requirements at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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 insider’s view
  • Multi-course lunch at world-famous restaurant Çiya
  • The original and the best döner kebab at 154 years old family restaurant
  • 5 exciting local drinks.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • No vegetarian food options at 2-3 of the food stops
  • No vegan food options at 4-5 of the food stops
Departure details
  • Brew Coffeeworks Sirkeci, Hobyar, Hamidiye Cd. No:60, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey IMPORTANT: There are 2 Brew Coffeeworks branches in Istanbul. Our tour departs from Brew Coffeeworks Sirkeci. TAKING TAXI: Ask the driver to take you to LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL. Brew Coffeeworks Sirkeci is right next door. TAKING TRAM: Disembark at Sirkeci station. Walk 200m on Hamidiye street.
  • Caferağa, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey The Taste of Two Continents tour finishes in Kadıköy Ferry Terminal. Your return ferry tickets are provided. Your guide will help you to catch the Eminönü ferry (back to the Spice Market) or Karaköy ferry.
Duration
6–7 hours
Return details
  • Caferağa, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey The Taste of Two Continents tour finishes in Kadıköy Ferry Terminal. Your return ferry tickets are provided. Your guide will help you to catch the Eminönü ferry (back to the Spice Market) or Karaköy ferry.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Maximum group size is 8
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Children aged 5 years and younger are welcome at no charge
  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • Not recommended for vegan, gluten free, lactose free travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with serious allergies or food restrictions
  • Please advise any specific dietary/allergy requirements at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Daniel F
10 contributions
Smash hit, worth the money
Ayse was so wonderful! An amazing tour, great food, great experiences, and insightful into Turkey and Turkish cuisine.
Written 23 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Daniel, thank you so much for your feedback! I am so happy to hear that Ayse was a wonderful tour guide and that you enjoyed the food. I will be sure to pass this along to her as well. I'm also glad that you got a chance to experience some of our culture and cuisine on your tour - we hope you'll come back again soon!
Written 25 October 2021
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cindyh_dc
Fairfax47 contributions
Terrific way to get to know the city and culture
Sep. 2021 • Solo
I was traveling solo to Istanbul and decided to do this tour in the beginning of my visit as a way to o get to know the city from a local's perspective. I'm so glad I did and I got exactly what I was looking for. Ayse was a terrific guide. She was very friendly and engaging. She took us around Istanbul and fed us very well. She explained the history and background of the culture. Not only we got to taste amazing authentic Turkish food, we also learned a lot about the culture. My favorite was probably the Beyran soup in the Spice Bazaar. Our group was small that day but we still had a ton of fun, despite my jetlag.
I highly recommend this tour, and if you can go with Ayse!
Written 20 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your review, Cindy! I'm so glad to hear you had a great experience with us. I'll be sure to share this feedback with our team and we hope that you will come back again soon.
Written 25 October 2021
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Janice D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
Fantastic day
Oct. 2021
A fantastic day with Ayse , she was so friendly and knowledgeable about the food and the culture .
Every stop was so interesting , I loved the Asian side , so laid back and fun .
The foods we tried were so varied , we were so full by the end of the day .
One of the best tours I have ever been on.
Written 20 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your feedback and I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I'm also glad that you liked the variety of food we had, it's important for us to provide something different at each stop. It sounds like this was just what you needed--a little taste of two continents in one day! Thank you again for taking the time to review your experience with us and I hope we get the chance to welcome more guests like yourself soon!
Written 25 October 2021
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Saamia Khalid
1 contribution
Fabulous Experience!
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Our tour guide, Ali, was fantastic. He was very cooperative and fun to travel with. We loved taking this tour. Enjoyed every minute of those seven hours. Total value for money! Highly recommended for tasting THE AUTHENTIC Turkish Cuisine and having the best food of two continents! My only tip for future travellers is to MUST TAKE THIS TOUR this because it allows you to fully discover Asian side of Istanbul, the place which most tourist miss.
Written 19 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Saamia, thank you so much for your feedback! We are happy to hear that our tour guide Ali was able to show you the authentic Turkish cuisine and help you discover the Asian side of Istanbul. We hope this experience will stay with you for a long time. Thank you again for your review!
Written 19 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ryan K
3 contributions
Awesome tour
One of the best food tours I have experienced. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide. There were alot of food stops with good length breaks inbetween to make room for the next dish. 10/10
Written 18 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ryan, thank you for your review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the food tour and found it informative. We're happy to have made your experience a memorable one. We hope that we can welcome you back in the near future!
Written 19 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jane V
4 contributions
Great introduction to Istanbul, not only the food!
Our guide Ayse was fantastic!! She was enthusiastic, engaging loves Turkey and is so knowledgeable! We plan to return to Istanbul many times after this introduction to this beautiful vibrant city today. The food choices were varied and scattered throughout the European & Asian neighborhoods. We enjoyed it all and we'll try to find some of the restaurants (and vendors) again sometime.
Written 17 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much Jane for your wonderful review of our Taste of Two Continents tour! I'm glad to hear that Ayse was able to show you around and introduce you to some great food and places. She's a great guide and we're lucky she loves what she does, as it shows in her enthusiasm. She'll be delighted to know how much you enjoyed the tour and look forward to hearing from you again when your travels bring you back this way!
Written 19 October 2021
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Chris Hoi
Columbus, OH7 contributions
Best food tour ever!
Ayşa was such an amazing tour guide! Her passion for food and this city really shone through in today's tour. To preface, I have been on many food tours throughout the world, and this was one of the, if not THE best. It was comprehensive, filled with fun and laughter, and taught us to really appreciate what the Ottoman and Byzantine chefs left as a culinary footprint and how it influences today's Turkish cuisine.
I highly recommend going - it is worth every single cent you pay and more! You get to sample the best parts of both the European and Asian side of Istanbul, and though the areas are very different in vibes, they come together and paint a masterpiece of flavor! 10/10 would recommend! Happy eating!
Written 17 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Chris. It sounds like you had an amazing experience on our Taste of Two Continents tour! I'm glad to hear that Ayşe was able to show her love and passion for food and Istanbul in a way that resonated with you. We're also happy to know that the tour was comprehensive enough to provide insight into both the ancient and modern cuisine of Anatolia. That's something we always aim for - showing off all the different cultures which make up Turkey today. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us!
Written 19 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rebeca Q
1 contribution
A can’t miss experience
From the history, the explanation of culture and all the flavors this tour was above and beyond my expectations. Amazing
Written 17 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the feedback Rebeca! We're so glad to hear that your tour with us was a good experience. We put our heart and soul into making it as awesome as possible, and we're happy that you enjoyed it too. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 19 October 2021
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Evgen M
1 contribution
A great way learn while exploring and eating
Oct. 2021
Thanks to our amazing guide, had a chance to visit places and try food that I wouldn't have otherwise. The food tour has exceeded my expectations and allowed me to gain a better understanding of Turkish cuisine and more importantly its culture. It's cool that the guide takes care of purchasing everything too. Definitely worth it and would recommend it.
Written 11 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review, Evgen. I am so glad to hear that our Taste of Two Continents tour exceeded your expectations and that you were able to experience Turkish cuisine in a new light! Our goal is always to provide an authentic experience of Turkish cuisine and culture - it's great that we were able to do this for you. We hope you'll come back soon!
Written 19 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Linda D
Canon City, CO14 contributions
If you want a beautiful day out, sampling wonderful food definately do this!
Oct. 2021 • Solo
Ayse was the best. She took us all over Istanbul sampling wonderful food. Very healthy and so many different items, such a variety! She was so helpful and explained how the food was made and why. Samples even included drinks. Bone broth soup, cheeses, candied tomatoes, ice cream, kabob, stuffed mussles, I cant remember it all. Loved the ferry ride to Katakoy. She took such good care of us. We had a terrific group. Loved it. Amazing day out
Written 7 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you Linda for your review. I am so happy to hear that Ayse took such good care of you and your group! Ayse's love for Istanbul and Turkish food is contagious, making her a perfect guide for this tour. We are thrilled that she could show you some of her favorite places in Istanbul! I hope you'll be able to come back and see us again soon.
Written 19 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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markalanhiggins
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The perfect way to explore the old city.
The best thing we could possibly have done in the city. Loved every minute of it and tried food and drinks we would
Sabir A
Sabir A
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Fantastic Food Tour
We have been on multiple food tours, some good and some bad. This was hands down the most phenomenal of them all
henryh12345
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Thanks thanks thanks!
Loved the variety of food and variety of neighborhoods that we trekked through - super The Mussel man place was a
Curious826510
Curious826510
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Amazing food tour in Istanbul
We did the private tour called Taste of Two Continents and it was FANTASTIC! It’s worth mentioning that we’re veget
alexanderrX1611CF
alexanderrX1611CF
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Amazing Food Tour
We did our tour with Ibrahim, and we were blown away! The different variations of food, and the different flavors,
romancoat
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Two Continents Food Tour
Had a great time at our food tour with Ibrahim. Plenty of delicious, authentic food that we returned to visit on th
117eve
117eve
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great evening
Had a brilliant time with Ibrahim. It was nice to have a local to lead us so we could put away Google maps. Delicio
gpcarvalho
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Just perfct
The places were awesome, the food was Daly good, the guide knew a lot about food,culture, and the city. Just perfec
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Global25552549953
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Fantastic tour
Ibrahim was our tour guide. He is all shades of awesomeness. We were seven in number and he carried everyone along.
davidrC1037NE
davidrC1037NE
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Fantastic day
Way brilliant day exploring the old cityand it’s fantastic food. Next time will definitely do the Asia toor. Can’t
scottypee
scottypee
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Amazing food tour!
Aysá was a great tour guide, with excellent knowledge of the local cuisines and customs. A must do in Istanbul!
MikkiLicop
MikkiLicop
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Just perfect
Ayse showed us everything we wanted to see and taste. It was the highlight of our Istanbul trip. I wouldn’t have it
Raffy C
Raffy C
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Excellent tour
We had so much fun and all the stops are interesting. Our guide also was very informative and knowledgeable about T
Barbara R
Barbara R
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Food Tour
Erol gave us a great culinary tour of restaurants in Istanbul. He was on time, and very knowledgeable
mnowlan
mnowlan
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Great evening food experience from Taksim Square
Our Guide was extremely knowledgeable about all styles of Turkish food. The trip took us to places that we would ne
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