Istanbul by Night: Turkish Food Tour

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Istanbul

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Discover Istanbul’s culinary delights on a 5-hour evening food tour of the capital. Led by an expert local guide, your tour includes visit to all the food hotspots around the city that many tourists don’t even know about. Check out a traditional ‘simit’ bakery, grill your own kebabs on an open fire in a barbeque restaurant, and visit a ‘meyhane’ (Turkish tapas bar) for meze and live music!Numbers are limited to 15 people on this small-group food tour, ensuring you'll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Istanbul Walk, IstanbulVisiting;- Taksim Square- Istiklal Street- Beyoglu District- Local Live Music- Ocakbaşı (Charcoal Grill) Restaurant- Meyhane (Local Pub)Tasting- Kebabs- Traditional Starters- Simit- Local Drinks (Limited)- Tripe Soup- Tea- Turkish CoffeeDuration: 1 hourStop At: Istanbul Walks, IstanbulNo touristic places - but you will see much more than that! We will take you where 'real people' go to dine in a 'Turkish Way'. You will see and have a chance to meet local people having fun with their friends. We start the evening in a traditional 'Simit Bakery'. Simit is a bread roll, which is covered with grape molasses and sesame seeds. We take our simits and visit one of the local kıraathane'- which literally means reading rooms-but-in reality is a coffee shop with lots of men with mustaches playing cards or backgammon! After having traditional Turkish tea in a traditional tea glasses we visit another traditional place: Ocakbaşı-which is a traditional self-service barbecue restaurant where you sit by the fire and grill your kebabs, along with glass of Turkish Raki of course! We continue our gourmet journey passing, seeing and sniffing by some Turkish Restaurants. Finally, we end up in a Meyhane – a traditional Tavern where you taste 'Meze', drink 'Rakı' and listen to live Turkish Music performed by Gipsy Musicians. Well if you think that is it for the night, you are wrong! We will offer you a traditional 'İşkembe Çorbası’, which is a 'Tripe Soup'- the same way Turks complete their evening after being sated with 'Turkish Rakı'… And of course no Turkish Night is 'a complete' without tasting the 'Türk Kahvesi'-Turkish Coffee. Sounds tasty huh! And to give it quality, you will be escorted by a Professional guide who will explain to you everything that you will need to know.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Food tasting
  • Beverages (two glasses of raki, Turkish coffee and tea)
  • Dinner (kebab, meze, soup)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located Istanbul hotels
  • Local guide
  • Live music
  • Entry/Admission - Istanbul Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Istanbul Walks

What’s not included

  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Free snacks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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