Taste of Turkey on Two Continents at Night: Small Group Istanbul Walking Tour
Conquer all the cuisine and sites of two continents in Istanbul! This tour will make the city feel much smaller when your local guide shows you the flavours of Turkey in Europe and Asia. Cruise the Bosphorus on a public ferry to 'Asia' and view the historic Kiz Kulesi (Maiden’s Tower) and the magnificent Istanbul Peninsula from the blue waters of the Bosphorus. Sample Aegean coast flavours at a fresh food market in Asia. Dine on a main course of South-Eastern Kurdish and Turkish cuisine and then travel back to Europe for traditional Turkish desserts. Relax in local cafés with a glass of cay and experience genuine Turkish and Kurdish hospitality. Later in the evening try the fruity flavours of the local nargile (waterpipe). Taste of Turkey across Two Continents is the best way to get up close to Istanbul life in Asia and Europe.
- Any cancellations made after 08:30 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
|Adult/Child (Age 12 & Up)||$136|
|Child (Age 6-11)||$88|
- 3 Course Dinner
- Transportation fee
- Cruise fee
- English-speaking guide
- 5 (hrs)
Check In/Pickup Location Details
Getting there by tram: Travel to the Sultanahmet Tram Station. From the tram station walk down the hill on the left side of the road. Take the first left onto Ticathane Sokak. You will see Mosaik Restaurant on your right. When you reach Mosaik Restaurant turn right onto the small side street. This is Incıli Cavus Sokak. Fuego Cafe & Restaurant is near the end of the street on the left.
Getting there by taxi: Taxis can prove difficult as often roads are closed close to our meeting point. If you do get a taxi, ask to be taken to Yerebatan Sarnıcı (also known as the Basilica Cistern in English). The Cistern is located on Yerebatan Caddesi in Sultanahmet (Caddesi means road in Turkish). You will see the Basilica Cistern located close to the marker in the map above. The marker is Fuego Restaurant.
- This tour has daily departure for a maximum of 10 people.
- Gratuity is not included in the price.
- Drinks and snacks are available for purchase.
|Taste of Turkey on Two Continents at Night: Small Group Istanbul Walking Tour|
Tour Begins & Cruise the Bosporus
Get on the local tram to Eminonu Port and then take a public ferry ride to cross the Bosporus Strait to Kadikoy Port (Asian Continent). On the ferry you will have a great view of the Asian and European sides of Istanbul.
Browse the local food and fish markets on the Asian side of Istanbul
Stroll in the Kadikoy district visiting local food markets and mazes of streets with local shops selling anything! Walk to the fish markets and taste the delicious mussels stuffed with rice and spices. Have a break in a local café where you can learn popular board games of backgammon or Okey.
Taste Kurdish and Turkish cuisine
The guide shows you a very nice restaurant in Kadikoy which specializes in home cooked foods from the Kurdish area of south eastern Turkey. This includes vegetarian and gluten free options. Head back to Europe via the public ferry. Take in the great view of Istanbul by night.
Relax & Drink Cay
Try Turkish dessert in Europe at 300 year old madrasah which has been converted to a local cafe. Try the fruity flavors of the nargile washed down with authentic Turkish beverages like Turkish cay, Turkish coffee, sahlep or boomba tea. Your guide can even show you how to make the best nargile.