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Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of Istanbul provided by Private Istanbul Walking Tours

Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of Istanbul

Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of Istanbul
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Delight your palate in a multitude of Turkish flavors on a private food tour. The immersive culinary adventure goes way beyond your average kebab. Feast on a traditional Turkish breakfast and sip tea over a game of backgammon. Take a ferry to the often-overlooked Asian side of the city and enjoy stuffed mussels, pickles, and a dish or two for the adventurous traveler. End with Turkish coffee and delectable desserts.
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
Highlights
Taste a huge variety of traditional Turkish foods
Explore popular districts around Istanbul
Customize the itinerary to suit your interests
Get the personalized experience of a private tour
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.
Highlights
Taste a huge variety of traditional Turkish foods
Explore popular districts around Istanbul
Customize the itinerary to suit your interests
Get the personalized experience of a private tour
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 63525P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Beverages
Breakfast
Food tasting
Professional guide
Private tour
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Your tour guide is going to meet you 'personally' at your hotel reception, vacation rentals, Airbnb, cruise port, or at the airport.
Ports:
Istanbul Galata Port
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Please note: the itinerary is subject to change, based on the location's availability and weather.
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
Beverages
Breakfast
Food tasting
Professional guide
Private tour
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Your tour guide is going to meet you 'personally' at your hotel reception, vacation rentals, Airbnb, cruise port, or at the airport.
Ports:
Istanbul Galata Port
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–7 hours
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Please note: the itinerary is subject to change, based on the location's availability and weather.
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Karakoy Iskelesi
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 2
    Istiklal Caddesi
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Kadikoy Carsisi
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 4
    Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
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Alejandro B
3 contributions
The best tour in Istanbul!!
Sep 2021 • Couples
All the experience was amazing. You can know and taste about local food and the City. Our guide was Derya, very kind and respectful. She know about anything!!. Thank you for the advices!!
Written September 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mark Ortiz
Salt Lake City, UT11 contributions
Luxury and hassle-free Turkey vacation
Jun 2021
Furkan and his team went above and beyond in their service to make our trip safe and enjoyable. He was very helpful and flexible as we had to make a few changes. All services private tour guides and drivers in Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Ephesus, accommodations, all the logistical details, hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, cooking class in Istanbul, restaurants reservations, and recommendations, and the Turkish bath service in Istanbul, were outstanding. This was our first experience using a travel agent, and we were extremely well pleased with the concept. From the moment we landed in Istanbul, to the date we departed 8 days later, everything turned out as planned without any delay or problem. Each place we visited had its own memorable moment. They even provided a wifi hotspot that gave us a very easy way to contact them. It is better to install the WhatsApp app before you travel. An excellent A+ trip. Thank you for making our trip memorable.
Written August 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear markort57. Thank you so much for your kind words, it's so nice to hear that what we do has helped people to experience Turkey we love. It was a pleasure organizing activities and experiences for such enthusiastic travelers. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us. It means a great deal to me and the team. Again thank you for choosing and trusting Private Istanbul Walking Tours. We would love for you to visit us again sometime in the future. All the best, Furkan G.
Written August 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LANCE K
Fort Lauderdale, FL2 contributions
Awesome Tour Guide
Quality of tours is often influenced by the tour guide. Of all the tour guides we have had, Furkan stood atop of the list. He was so knowledgeable & pleasant & kind. Every minute we spent together was absolutely precious. When we return to Istanbul in the future, I would definitely seek out Furkan.
Written April 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Deat Lancek319. Thank you for your lovely review, it really does mean so much to us. We are incredibly privileged to be able to do what we do and creating experiences for people like you to make our day every day and so privileged to be able to meet and tour with such lovely guests and we get as much out of it as you do. It was a pleasure to meet you and would love for you to visit us again sometime in the future. All the best, Furkan G.
Written April 24, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

chase k
Huston, ID5 contributions
Layover food tour in Istanbul.
Feb 2021
From the moment we were greeted by Furkan at the airport, we felt like a celebrity the entire 8 hours we were in Istanbul. He went well above and beyond. His attention to detail was spectacular. The food was fabulous, Turkish kaymak (clotted cream) and the honey on top is just so tasty, the freshest seafood and vegetables and olive oil we have ever had, we enjoyed sampling the foods native to Turkey and found it all delicious. Turkish people are very friendly, very generous, warm, and family-oriented. We absolutely loved Furkan and Istanbul. We got to customize our short time in Istanbul to exactly what we wanted. The service was amazing and did exactly what was promised. TripAdvisor was a great way of finding qualified tour guides and travel agents. I would use TripAdvisor again for sure, for our future travels. Check out this travel agent. You won't be disappointed. Great people, great food, and a great time.
Written March 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Chasek405. Thank you so much for your kind words, we always strive to provide the most enjoyable tours with wonderful activities, food, and company. We're so pleased you enjoyed your trip and really appreciate you taking the time to write this fabulous review. We appreciate your recommendation and would love for you to visit us again sometime in the future. All the best, Furkan G.
Written April 24, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vanny
North Carolina Mountains, NC1 contribution
Hypnotic Istanbul.
Feb 2021 • Couples
I just returned from an amazing 1 week trip to Turkey with my husband. Our tours and the airport transfers in Istanbul were arranged by our local guide and our travel specialist Furkan. We selected this tour company to create our itinerary because we wanted a customized and unique experience from a local's perspective. We are seasoned travelers and Furkan is by far the best travel agent and tour guide we have ever worked with. We had a walking food tour, a cooking class, and a shopping tour while we were in Istanbul. He did a great job to make sure our experiences were just what we wanted and more. He did some modifications to their existing tours and experiences due to the pandemic to make us as comfortable and safe as possible without losing the magic of the experiences. Countless attractions, Ottoman palaces, and mosques, delicious food, and shopping opportunities make Istanbul a magnetic city. I can’t say enough positive things about Istanbul and Furkan. He absolutely provided professional, expert advice, and excellent customer service.
Written March 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Vannynorth. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write this fabulous review. It really means so much to us to hear such wonderful feedback, we are incredibly privileged to be able to do what we do, and create experiences for people like you make our day every day. We're so please it all went without a hitch and you enjoyed all of our dining and activity suggestions. We appreciate your recommendation and would love for you to visit us again sometime in the future. All the best, Furkan G.
Written March 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tezra N
Las Vegas, NV3 contributions
The perfect holiday.
We had an amazing holiday in Turkey and most certainly could not have organized such a diverse trip without Furkan's help in these unusual times. We cannot say enough about the professionalism of this travel company from our first contact to the end of our trip. They put together a custom itinerary, designed just for what we were looking for, and made sure everything went as smoothly as possible driver pickups, hotels, guides, etc. Visiting the Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Mosque, shopping in the Grand Bazaar, hiking in Cappadocia, and delicious food were the most enjoyable parts of our trip. They arranged tickets for museums and public transportation in advance. They had wifi device waiting for us on arrival at the airport. The quality of the hotel in Cappadocia was excellent. When we were in Cappadocia, they introduced new restrictions that at risk of disrupting our travel. Furkan contacted us immediately and worked over the night to adjust our schedule. Their personal touch was beyond our expectation and I would definitely recommend this travel company to anyone from the US who wants a bespoke holiday experience in Turkey. We have dealt with many travel companies in the past, but this travel agency was simply the best.
Written December 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Tezran. Thank you so much for your kind words, reviews like yours truly put a smile on our face. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Turkey and it was an absolute pleasure showing you around. I enjoyed my time as much. We love it when our guests appreciate the finer details of our beloved Turkey. We always strive to provide the most enjoyable experiences with wonderful activities, food, wine, and company. We hope you will come back to Turkey again. All the best, Furkan G.
Written December 28, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Withatwist55
Seattle, WA29 contributions
This tour was the highlight of our honeymoon
This review is long overdue. We went to Istanbul on our honeymoon- and this tour was the highlight of the entire trip. On this private tour, we tasted all kinds of delicious local foods, weaved in and out of the cutest little streets/neighborhoods, and explored the market. We told Derya some of the items we were hoping to buy while shopping and she pointed us towards the best vendors and even helped us negotiate. We walked away with so many amazing souvenirs, full bellies, and lifelong memories of a very special trip. We saw so much more of this beautiful city with Derya in one day then we could have seen on our own over the course of an entire week. She stayed late with us while we poured over rugs and connected us with tour guides in other cities we were stopping in next. If you are considering getting this tour or exploring on your own, purchase the tour. You absolutely won’t regret it and will get so much more out of your trip with a great guide.
Written December 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Withatwist55. Thank you so much for your feedback, we're so happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Derya, and that everything was to your liking. Feedback like this makes us truly proud of what we do. Thank you for putting your faith in us. We're looking forward to seeing you back on another Private Istanbul Walking Tours experience one day very soon. All the best, Furkan G.
Written December 28, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bough
New York City, NY3 contributions
Luxury travel Turkey.
Oct 2020
Furkan did a wonderful job organizing our trip to Istanbul and Cappadocia and he provided plenty of guidance in every part of the planning process. It was clear that he had extensive experience traveling through the country. Furkan was extremely friendly, very accommodating to our personal needs, and gave us great recommendations for our free time. He arranged everything so we didn't have to worry about the details. We have never experienced such wonderful service and support. It all begins with understanding the customer and Furkan really understand what we were looking for. As a foodie and having a genuine passion for Turkish cuisine, he tailored a trip, to ensure that we had the best food experiences in Istanbul and Cappadocia and the amenities on tours were fantastic. The sweets in Turkey unbelievable when compared to United States desserts. The whole experience was really mind-blowing. Turkey is an amazing country filled with amazing people. We would love to return to Turkey and visit other cities. We are so pleased that we did this trip.
Written December 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Bough112. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. You've made our day. We can not tell you how much it means to us when we receive feedback like yours. We'd love to see you back on one of our experiences one day in the future. Once again thank you for trusting Private Istanbul Walking Tours. All the best, Furkan G.
Written December 28, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

miss pierce
Nevada City, CA3 contributions
Solo female travel in Istanbul.
Oct 2020
I heard about this tour company from a friend. She highly recommended it and Furkan didn't disappoint me. Furkan was very knowledgeable, kind, and extremely helpful. He goes above and beyond what is expected and made my Istanbul holiday one of the best experiences of my life. The itinerary gave me the opportunity to not only see Turkish culture but also join in as well as capture and learn its charm. Friendly and flexible service from start to finish. I loved every single detail about it. Booking your tour with a local takes the stress away from traveling and it allows you to enjoy your surroundings and soak up the culture. It felt so safe and secure at the same time. I have already recommended this tour to other people who have been considering doing a tour like this.
Written November 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Misspierce. Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review, we cannot ask for more praise than that. We are so pleased we lived up to all your expectations. We look forward to seeing you on your next adventure. All the best, Furkan G.
Written December 28, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gurl
Georgia Coast, GA3 contributions
First time trip to Istanbul.
Oct 2020
All our tours with Furkan were phenomenal. Furkan made every single step of the tours easy and stress-free in these challenging times. Our food tasting tour in Istanbul was the most enjoyable and memorable part of our trip that showed us the less-visited parts of the city. We absolutely enjoyed all the main sights we visited in the old city. His personality and knowledge made the days a lot of fun. Turkish hospitality is the best. Also, the food is so tasty everywhere in Istanbul. The itinerary that he put together allowed us to experience the art, culture, history, and culinary of Istanbul. This trip was everything we dreamed of and more. He is one of the best travel organizers that I have ever worked with. He is clearly an expert in his market. We have referred Furkan and his team to other friends and they have had the same experience, this points out that they consistently deliver excellence.
Written November 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear georgiagurl0, What a fabulous review, thank you so much. It's made our day to know you had such a lovely time in Istanbul and it was a pleasure looking after you and yours. We are so pleased when our guests are kind enough to take time out of their busy lives to support us with the written word. It is of vital importance to us and our continued reputation. We appreciate your recommendation and would love for you to visit us again sometime in the future. All the best, Furkan G.
Written November 7, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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So much fun
Thank you Derya and Furkan for a fantastic tour. It was so much fun. I couldn't be grateful for making this experie
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Phenomenal
Derya and Furkan were amazing hosts / guides throughout our stay in Istanbul. The food tour was amazingly done by D
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An Unforgettable Experience in Turkey (Istanbul)
It is amazing how you start your day with a smile..a perfect arrangement by Mr.Furkan and an outstanding tour by Mr
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Absolutely Amazing
Furkon and Derya - epitomize what professional tour guides should be. With their help and guidance we planned a two
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Best tour I’ve ever done - Furkan was brilliant
I did a tour with Furkan some years back. I emailed what I wanted to do and he made it happen perfectly. Met me at
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Seeing the hidden aspects of Istanbul . . . in fact, my husband and I loved it so much in 2016, we returned in 2020
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One of the best tours I had in Istanbul, Furkan was amazing with my family especially the kids. We explored a new p
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An insiders guide to Istanbul
My family and I were very lucky to have come across this wonderful walking tour run by Furkan. During our 10 day st
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Business trip to Istanbul
Furkan did it again. I used them last year to plan a trip to Istanbul for our company's annual meeting and this wa
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Istanbul family vacation. 
I had stumbled upon Furkan by chance when searching the internet for private tours in Istanbul. He listened to us c
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Solo female travel to Istanbul.
Everything about this tour was excellent. I have waited a long time to visit Istanbul and Istanbul was more amazing
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Istanbul at its best. 
My wife and I travel a lot and we have worked with a lot of tour guides and Furkan was by far the most attentive, r
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Istanbul with kids.
Furkan put together an amazing itinerary for my family and we couldn't have asked for a better trip. He went above
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Amazing custom designed Istanbul tours.
Our 3-day Istanbul itinerary was carefully planned and we really had a wonderful time. It was a pleasure to work wi
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honeymoon in Turkey
My husband and I cannot say enough positive things about Furkan and his team. I wanted to customize a trip that inc
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