Picnic On Two Continents
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Taste the very best of Istanbul’s local snack food on this delectable food tour. Explore the Spice Bazaar andmeet friendly traders who will reveal their treasure trove of local delicacies. Stock up on goodies from markets and street stalls, take the ferry to Asia, and stroll along the waterfront. Enjoy tea and Turkish delights while checking out a view of the famed Maiden’s Tower.
Eat like a local and sample delicious Turkish cuisine from trusted street stalls while learning about Istanbul’s unique food culture.
Experience the bustling markets of the Spice Bazaar and see how Turkish delight is made.
Cross continents with a ferry ride across the Bosphorus to Asia.
Take a stroll along the scenic waterfront of Üsküdar.
Check out a hidden view of the Maiden’s Tower while enjoying a traditional Turkish tea and Turkish delight.
Local English-speaking guide; Street stall food; Snacks; Ferry to Üsküdar; A traditional yoghurt drink or tea.
Extra drinks or food; Shopping along the way; Tips & Gratuities for guide.
Hours of operation
Available: Monday - Saturday; Start time at 2:00pm.
Approximately 3.5 hours.
Meeting point: Entrance to Spice bazaar (main entrance facing the port area marked ‘Fish Market Gate’, in Turkish ‘Balik Pazari Kapisi’).
Finish point: Eminonu ferry port. Your local guide can provide instructions on how to get back to your hotel or you are free to continue your own personal exploration.
We start our Istanbul food tour in front of the impressive Spice Bazaar. We’ll wander the perimeter of the bazaar and taste pastirma (Turkish dried beef), local cheeses, and Turkish Delight from the shops of the long-established sweet makers.
As we wander on this Istanbul markets tour, our local guide will be purchasing plenty of Istanbul food for the picnic from the shopkeepers. Depending on the season, you may be sampling several different local foods, including fresh nuts, pastirma, halva, olives, traditional Turkish cheeses and simit. You’ll also have the choice of ayran (yoghurt drink) or a local soft drink.
After leaving the market, we’ll take the ferry to Üsküdar and enjoy a stroll along the waterfront, stopping at a local tea spot for view of the Maiden’s Tower and the Bosphorus. Enjoy tea and a Turkish delight and learn about popular foods and traditions in Turkey.
Afterwards we return by metro to the port of Eminönü, where our guide will offer recommendations for the evening or assist you with getting back to your hotel.
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
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