Picnic On Two Continents from Istanbul - Small Group Tour

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What To Expect

Taste the very best of Istanbul's local snack food on this delectable food tour. Explore the Spice Bazaar and meet friendly traders who will reveal their treasure trove of local delicacies. Enjoy 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 and 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


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Entrance to Spice bazaar
2 hours 30 minutes
daily at 2:00 PM
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We start our Istanbul food tour in front of the busy Spice Bazaar. We'll wander the perimeter of the bazaar and take time to taste 'pastirma', Turkish dried beef, local cheeses, and perhaps sample sweets and Turkish delight from the hands of the long established sweet makers.  

As we meander the bazaar, your local guide will be purchasing food for the picnic from the shopkeepers. Depending on the season you could be sampling several different local foods, including fresh nuts, pastirma, helva, olives, traditional Turkish cheeses, and simit.

After leaving the market, take the ferry to Uskudar 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, return by metro to the port of Eminonu and your guide will offer recommendations for the evening or assist you with getting back to your hotel.


  • English-speaking tour guide

  • Street stall food and snacks

  • Ferry fare to Uskudar

  • Traditional yoghurt drink or tea


  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Please Note

  • Children under 6 years old are not permitted to join this tour.

  • Tour takes approximately 2.5 hours.

  • Tour ends at 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.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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