A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour

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A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour
from £52.06
See Istanbul in the most delicious way: through your taste buds. Traverse the stunning, hilly city on this 4,5-hours guided tour, eating your way through street food stalls and bazaars. Take a stroll through historic and colorful Kadikoy Market, converse with fishermen on the Galata Bridge, eat some of the best baklava this side of the Bosphorus and then walk it all off by strolling the streets as your guide shares evocative historical details on this eye- and taste-bud-pleasing metropolis.
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In Brief

Istanbul, Turkey
4 hours 30 minutes
Monday to Saturday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kadikoy Istanbul Boga Meydani, Bahariye Caddesi, Istanbul Turkey


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Beyoglu, Merkez Bankası Karşısı Arme Elektrik Tic Ltd Şti, Istanbul 34100 Turkey


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Istiklal Street Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

Istiklal Street

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Karakoy Rihtim, Rihtim Caddesi Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34560 Turkey

Embarkation to ferry for transportation to Kadıköy

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by public transportation with your guide
  • Professional guide
  • Tastings
  • Entry/Admission - Kadikoy Istanbul Boga Meydani
  • Entry/Admission - Beyoglu
  • Entry/Admission - Istiklal Street
  • Entry/Admission - Karakoy Rihtim


  • Private transportation
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Istanbul, Istanbul

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from your central located hotels in Istanbul. ( Sultanahmet, Taksim area ). Please check with us for your hotel location in central or not. If your hotel is located outside of our city limits, supplement might be applied for pick up and drop off services.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum 2 passanger apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 9 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 13 recent reviews

This is a fun tour of eating different local foods while walking around using variety of public transportation all over Istanbul. Sercuk is a knowledgeable and friendly guide accomodating our needs and preferences. We highly recommend this walking tour.
• Submitted 27 Jan 2020
We did this tour as a family, with Nesli who was wonderful - funny, considerate and bubbling with information to share about the culture, customs, history and of course, food. Each one of the tastings she had curated was unique and stuff that we would have never come across by ourselves. Travelling by ferry, the tram and the tunel to Istiklal Street, crossing over Galata bridge at sunset, were all great experiences. There is a fair bit of walking involved; my mom had some unexpected issues but Nesli improvised beautifully and went out of her way to help us and still give us a great time. I loved walking through the bylanes of Istiklal street, discovering where locals hang out for coffee and food, again something we may not have done by ourselves. The tour ended in the Spice Market, where again Nesli guided us on how to pick genuine products, delicacies etc. We came away with a deeper appreciation of Turkish culture and having made a new friend.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Viator contracts with Karavan Travels which in turn contracts it out to multiple subcontractors. The communication between Viator, Karavan Travels and the agency which actually takes you on the tour is very poor. Karavan never communicated where the meeting place was and when Viator informs you of the meeting place, the actual person who takes you around is never told where to pick you up.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Our guide Elif was really great and she told us a lot of Istanbul. It was the first time that I liked turkish coffee - she showed us the right places. I would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2019
Such an interesting tour! Really well thought-out and very smoothly executed. We were really well looked after from start to finish and our guide was really entertaining and fantastically knowledgeable. We saw Istanbul from a totally different perspective and traveled all over the city - I would thoroughly recommend the experience!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The guide was great and the food was amazing! I've recommended this tour to several friends already.
• Submitted 24 Dec 2018
Our guide was Selcuk Ersan and it was a small group. Selcuk was very informative and a lot of fun to talk to about food and everything else about Turkey. A great day.
• Submitted 30 Nov 2018
Great tour, hitting many parts of the city including both continents. Delicious and historical!
• Submitted 28 Sep 2017
Lovely tour with Kursat that covered both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. It was pretty special to step off a boat into another continent. I still daydream about the stuffed mussel with lemon and the stuffed eggplant dolma.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2017
Lovely tour with Kursat that covered both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. It was pretty special to step off a boat into another continent. I still daydream about the stuffed mussel with lemon and the stuffed eggplant dolma.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2017
This tour was fantastic! Our guide Unal was very professional and knowledgeable. Great way to explore the Asian side and new city of Istanbul. Great food, great experience! Thank you
• Submitted 23 Jul 2017
Fabulous tour of the Asian side, which we would not have normally seen. Great food - loved the elastic ice cream!
• Submitted 21 Jun 2016
This was a great tour. Our guide, Tanor, did a wonderful job. Not only did we taste a lot of different street foods, we went to several areas of the city to do tastings. We experienced several of the city's transportation options and went into neighborhoods we would not have known to explore on our own. We went to some neighborhoods that were primarily residential and experienced more of what the families there might eat on the street. We also went to a business district and tried what a business person might grab on the street for lunch. Finally, we tried "wet burgers." This is a bit like a chopped beef sandwich that has been smothered in BBQ sauce on the inside and outside. It was actually good. I would recommend this tour as a great way to see the city while tasting great food. Also, we went to the most famous baklava place in Turkey. They must have had 50 different kinds of baklava.
• Submitted 10 Mar 2015

In Brief

Istanbul, Turkey
4 hours 30 minutes
Monday to Saturday