Hidden Tastes of Istanbul - Free Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: iwalk
Quality Verified Registered on August 30, 2021

We are licensed professional tour guides in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Polish languages. We love the unique historical richness of our city of Istanbul. In our tours, we mostly give you a lot of information about the history, culture, and contemporary states of the objects we visit. You can always write to us about any special things you need during your visit in Istanbul. It could be about any how-to questions.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Hidden Tastes of Istanbul tour will offer you to discover unique Turkish Cuisine which is not very well known for the tourist.

While we are discovering the unique tastes of the city we will be also highlighting the important historical monuments.


  • Constantine's Column (Çemberlitaş)
  • A very typical turkish breakfast : Simit
  • One of the best baklava shops in Istanbul hidden in an old Han
  • A very small ice cream shop in the hidden corner of the Grand Bazaar
  • Nuru Osmaniye Mosque: First Baroc designed mosque in Istanbul
  • A unique Turkish Döner Shop (aka shawarma or gyros in some places)
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Süleymaniye Mosque
  • Elegant old streets of Süleymaniye with colorful old wooden houses
  • Famous beans of Süleymaniye 

As it is a free tour paying for the food is on the attendees. I will be explaining culinary customs and showing the secret places for the food. Attendees may pay for the food for tasting or they can just listen and get to know about these places. It is not obligated to buy the food. 

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  • Meeting point:
    Mollafenari, Vezirhan Cd. No:16 D:18,...
    Mollafenari, Vezirhan Cd. No:16 D:18, 34120 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    We will meet in front of Çemberlitaş (An old Roman column next to the Çemberlitaş train station)

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Jerneja 29 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Fatih was great and the tour was very good! I like to get to know places with the help of locals. It was very informative and interesting tour. I have learned a lot about Turkish culinary. Definitely recommendable!
Ben 13 Jan 2023
New York

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Every spot we went to felt local and authentic which was particularly satisfying in what is otherwise a touristy area. This tour is an opportunity to go to establishments that are much harder to discover with your own research… especially the spots hidden in plain sight!
Carlah 12 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Halil was great! Very engaging, great information, personal experience and great food!! Definitely worth it.
Emma 11 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
This tour was great!! Not only did we learn about Turkish food, our guide also spent time explaining the history of the city and showing us unique and beautiful stops. 100% recommend.
Analía 11 Jan 2023
Mexico City

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Travelled in family - Dec 2022
Muy buen paseo con muy buen gurú.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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