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Istanbul Street Food Picnic
- 2.5 hours
Total price tool tip
- *Approx package price
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. Stock up on goodies from markets and street stalls, visit the street-food haven of Galata Bridge and finish the tour with a traditional Turkish picnic.
* Eat like a local. Sample delicious Turkish cuisine from trusted street stalls.
* Experience the bustling markets of the Spice Bazaar and see how Turkish delight is made.
* Enjoy a traditional Turkish picnic in a grassy, picturesque area of Istanbul.
* Take a stroll along the busy waterfront along the Golden Horn.
* Learn more about Istanbul’s unique food culture.
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Istanbul Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
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.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guide a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
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 collecting the food for our picnic, we’ll continue on past Galata Bridge, which bustles with commuters and is a real street-food haven. Roasted chestnuts, spicy pickled vegetables, and sweet lokma (doughnut soaked in syrup) are very popular here and are available from the busy stands. We’ll continue our walk then settle down on a grassy area with views over Galata, where we’ll get stuck in to our goodies while our guide talks about the picnic traditions and popular foods of Turkey.
After a delicious picnic, our Istanbul food tour comes to an end back at the Eminonu ferry port, where our guide will offer recommendations for the evening or assist you with getting back to your hotel.
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