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Local Food, History and Hidden Places Walking Tour in Istanbul
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Local Food, History and Hidden Places Walking Tour in Istanbul

By Taste of Istanbul Food Tours
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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Ages 8-70, max of 8 per group
Duration: 4h 30m
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Highlights
  • Breakfast, lunch, tastings and beverages included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Rüstem Paşa, Tahmis Sk. 1B, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye Meeting point of the tour is Spice Market main gate. For easy navigation, there is a little store named Shozy Spice Bazaar next to the gate and the gate opens to a large square.
Return details
  • Cankurtaran, At Meydanı Cd No:1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye The end point of the tour is the famous square that's home to well-known landmarks Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 287072P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Tahmis Sk. 1B
    Rüstem Paşa, Tahmis Sk. 1B, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
    Meeting point of the tour is Spice Market main gate. For easy navigation, there is a little store named Shozy Spice Bazaar next to the gate and the gate opens to a large square.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Eminonu Square
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Sirkeci
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Süleymaniye
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    Grand Bazaar
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Grand Bazaar
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 7
    Gallery Cemberlitas
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    At Meydanı Cd No:1
    Cankurtaran, At Meydanı Cd No:1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
    The end point of the tour is the famous square that's home to well-known landmarks Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.
    See address & details
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About the operator
Taste of Istanbul Food Tours
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Istanbul, Türkiye
Joined in December 2020

#49 of 299 Food & Drink in Istanbul
  • branor2022
    branor2022
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    Great intro to Istanbul gastronomy. Must do if you are foodie
    Perfect balance of food tasting, gastronomy tips and local history. Very easygoing and relaxed guide who is ready to answer any questions you have. Definitely recommend - well spent 4 hours and well worth the money.
  • ghaneeludin
    ghaneeludin
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    Great food + a tour of the area!
    Didem was amazing! My friends and I did the "Local Food and History Walk at Night, " which was a highlight of our trip to Istanbul. We tried food we would have never come across by ourselves, explored the Karakoy and Beyoglu area, and Didem even gave us recommendations for more restaurants to visit during our trip. Highly recommended!
  • Lamer_et_lesilence
    Lamer_et_lesilence
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    Great experience!
    Today I really enjoyed the Street Art Tour in the Asian side of Istanbul. The guide Didem and the graffiti I saw were amazing! Thanks to this tour I experienced something unique and far from the typical tourist destinations of the city. The food, the neighborhood and the guided path were simply perfect! Thank you :)
  • svkravchenko
    svkravchenko
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    Interesting, educational and delicious
    We booked this walking food tour as we both like to walk and are avid foodies. A very good choice this turned out to be. We got to see food markets, taste a variety of snacks, pastries, kebabs and desserts. Our guide, Ezgi was sociable, knowledgeable and gave us very good restaurant tips. A must do in Istanbul.
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Taras C
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Great tour!! We had an amazing time. Our tour guide has great taste in food and shares all his knowledge of Istanbul as well as local’s lifestyle. We would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about Turkish food and history. Be sure to bring a healthy appetite)!
Written January 2, 2022
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Nam T
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
Apr 2022
Loved my tour with Didem - she went above and beyond with the service and really catering the tastes of our group since we were a little more adventurous.

I did the evening tour and couldn't recommend it enough. We visited some fish shop, tasted some baklava, tried some turkish coffee, tasted Lahana Sarmasi as well as tried some mussels stuffed with rice and finished off with some quince dessert.

I had a fantastic time and would highly recommend anyone interested in tasting the variety of Turkish food available in Istanbul to do this tour.
Written April 14, 2022
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Sj L
Kilauea, HI8 contributions
Sep 2022
My favorite part of the tour was being with a local who knows the city, food and culture. Elif added even more being an architect and helping us understand the buildings where we were enjoying the delicious, fresh and authentic cuisine.
I highly recommend this tour when visiting Istanbul.
Written September 13, 2022
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Robert B.
Chicago, IL5 contributions
Sep 2022
Our host was Didem who was wonderful, warm, friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. There was a wide variety of food to eat at lovely restaurants which we would never have discovered if we had not been in this tour. The meetup was easy and Didem told great stories about Turkish culture that went with the food. Thanks for everything!
Written September 27, 2022
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Lane G
10 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
The food tastings were varied and interesting. Didem was very personable and answered all our diverse questions with patience and good humor. I would have enjoyed more history and more hidden places, and it would be a great bonus to get a map showing where we walked and the places where we ate.

Be very hungry when you take this tour. It was not just sample-sized portions. We ate a lot of food! And it was all delicious!
Written September 17, 2022
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George Chillwell
London, UK6 contributions
Dec 2019
This was my first ever food tour and I absolutely loved it. I learned so much about Turkish food as well as the history and culture of the city. Didem was a funny and friendly guide! Highly recommend this tour if you want to understand the soul of Istanbul!
Written November 17, 2020
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Heidi D
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Aug 2022 • Couples
My husband and I had a wonderful tour with Elif. She brought us to places we would never have found on our own. We were fortunate to be the only ones on the tour which allowed us to explore organically between stops. Elif took notes of our questions and sent us detailed info with a recap of all the places we visited. Super impressed. Highly recommend. This is much more than a food tour and a great way to learn about Istanbul.
Written August 29, 2022
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Kira S
Miami, Florida12 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
This was a spectacular experience filled with information and delicious delights on every corner. Didem’s passion and knowledge of the food, the history and the culture made it a riveting tour that filled the senses in every way. The food choices were outstanding and I would never have found anything like that on my own. One of the best food experiences I have had while traveling. I highly recommend it.
Written October 21, 2021
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Joanne P
Victoria, BC26 contributions
We did the evening food tour with Elif. She was a wonderful host and we had so much fun trying new foods that we hadn’t tasted yet…even after traveling in Turkey for 4 weeks. We learned lots of interesting tidbits of info that helped make Istanbul and Turkey come alive. Thanks Elif.
Written October 9, 2022
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Visa9324
Eindhoven, The Netherlands14 contributions
Today we went on an amazing 4 hour foodtour through Istanbul with our guide Didem. We loved all the places we visited, the food was delicious and Didem provided us with all kind of intresting information about Istanbul and Turkey in general. She also was an awesome and sweet guide! Thank you so much! Really recommendable!
Written June 17, 2023
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