Istanbul Culinary Tour
Our journey into the land of innumerable tastes will begin right at your doorstep with Istanbul Culinary Tour.
Istanbul Culinary Tour
Our Istanbul Culinary Tour into the land of innumerable tastes will begin right at your doorstep, as you are picked by our guide from your hotel in the morning and transported to Besiktas. One of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods of the city, Besiktas embodies the vast cultural heritage that keeps building itself up in its community and surroundings. Once we have adored the stunning view of the Bosphorus, we will take a walk into the local market; passing through narrow stone streets with authentic meyhanes (traditional Turkish ‘pubs’) and small restaurants serving light food, mainly great breakfast material. The streets that we stroll through will show you the contemporary state of Istanbul, combining the old and modern alike. Here at one of those restaurants, we will begin our first tasting with menemen (Turkish style scrambled eggs with a special spicy sauce and vegetables) and bal kaymak – clotted cream mixed with natural honey, along with some proper Turkish tea.
Once we have fueled up for the journey ahead, we will pick up some Turkish bakery from the old Ottoman bakeries and hop on the boat for a cross between two continents, through the mythical Bosphorus. Our destination on the Asian side of the city will be the market in Uskudar, a large part of the city where the food culture of old times is perfectly preserved. Honey vendors, olive shops, candymakers and more will be on our long list of tasting before we head to the mesmerizing district of Kuzguncuk. Here, we will not only taste amazing authentic food – we will also taste the air brimming with what is left from days of old when Jews, Christians and Muslims lived together in peace, creating an atmosphere one can only perceive truly by standing in the middle of it. Food shops of artisans, small restaurants and local food producers will open their doors to us for an extensive and enjoyable ending to our trip. Once we are full both in our stomachs and in our souls, we will head back to the hotel which concludes the day and our Istanbul Culinary Tour in the Special Turkey Tours category.
- Professional guidance
- Ground transport
- All food tasting at the specified spots in the program
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