Local & Middle Eastern Food Tour in Istanbul

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: iWalk
Quality Verified Registered on August 30, 2021

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to Istanbul Dear Food Hunters!

Our tour consists of tasting some Turkish and Middle Eastern food and drinks. We will be having selected tastes in residential areas of Istanbul's old city.

We also aim to give you some ideas on where the locals spend their time for reasonable price cafes and restaurants.

* Tour is not friendly with vegetarians. It is for those who are open to discovering new tastes. If you are not such a person, you may join our other tours that we also inform (not taste) you about Turkish Cuisine and street food in Turkey.

* During the tour you need to keep with you 600 - 700 Turkish Lira to try some of the tastes.

* Tour starts next to M2 Vezneciler Metro Station and finishes at M1 Emniyet/Fatih Metro Station. So we plan it for you to make your way easy.

* Tour route will around 2.2km.

* The tour duration may vary depending on the guide and the number of participants.

* Smoking and consumption of alcohol are strictly prohibited during the tour.

Please note that at the end of the tour, you are expected to tip the guide minimum 10 Pounds, 10 Dollars, 10 Euros or 400 liras per person

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Kalenderhane, Veznecıler - İstanbul Ü...
    Kalenderhane, Veznecıler - İstanbul Ünıversıtesı, 34134 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
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    We will be meeting at the exit of Vezneciler Metro Station opposite the Coffee Gutta Vezneciler.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Vefa Street
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Lady's Market
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Horse Pazar Cafes Street
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Malta Bazaar
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Aksemseddin Street

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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Praveen 25 May 2024
Los Angeles

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Onder’s food tour is fantastic. We really got to explorer some unique street foods that we would have never found on our own! Onder gave great recommendations for places to eat and also we got to try samples of so many different local food, we were pretty stuffed by the end of the tour. Although I’m a hard core meat lover, I found that the vegetarian items and the sweets were the best food on the tour, the meat dishes were OK, but not my favourite
Golan 21 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Amazing experience! We got to see the local istanbul food places and also experience the city.
Michelle 17 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Very good tour. We got to see local neighborhoods and learned of various cultures and practices. Delicious tastes and recommendations.
David 16 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Onder was really informative about local food, culture, religious practices and customs. His tour was paced nicely and he allowed ample time to explore the places he was sharing with us. For us, it was a great first day tour in Istanbul!
Fabian 12 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Great Tour!!!
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires 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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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