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Istanbul Uskudar and Kadikoy Asian Side Small-Group Tour

Begin your small-group experience with a pickup from your Istanbul hotel. Then, take in the bustling streets as you travel by air-conditioned minivan to one of the Marmaray train stations on the city’s European side.With your guide at your side, hop aboard one of the Marmaray commuter trains, and glide through the tunnel under the Bosphorus to the city’s Asian side. Emerge into the daylight at Üsküdar and start your walking tour of this historical district, famous for its surfeit of magnificent mosques. Head down streets lined by Ottoman-era villas and visit the 16th-century Mihrimah Sultan and Aziz Mahmut Hudayi mosques — both impressive examples of Ottoman architecture.Visit Yeni Valide mosque and admire the simple beauty of the tiny Semsi Pasa mosque on the Bosphorus waterfront. Next, take a closer look at Mimar Sinan, an ornate Turkish bathhouse built by the 16th-century Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. Pass through Üsküdar’s atmospheric fish market, a covered archway alive with the hollers of fish vendors, and sit down for a 3-course lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant.Feeling refreshed, catch another Marmaray train to the district of Kadıköy. Hear why this lively area was once known as chalcedon or the “city of the blind,” and stroll along the waterside to admire the historical buildings near the Bosphorus. Delve into the cobbled lanes and churches behind the quayside, wander through Kadıköy’s famous fish market, and explore the trendy district of Moda with its popular tea shops, tattoo parlors and restaurants.Afterward, board a ferry for a 20-minute ride across the Bosphorus back to the European side. Soak up the views of Europe and Asia as you cruise, and then finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.Please note: the order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.

$118.83 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Istanbul Food Small-Group Walking Tour of Kadikoy, Asian Side

Meet your guide in the Karaköy neighborhood on Istanbul’s European side. One of the city’s oldest districts, the area bursts with old-school eateries and food outlets.Pass tempting baklava shops and cafes and head inside a restaurant for a delicious kahvalti (Turkish breakfast). Savor delights such as kaymak (clotted cream made from buffalo milk), menemen (scrambled eggs with tomato and peppers), and sucuk (spicy sausage), as your guide explains how they’re prepared.Then, catch the ferry across the Bosphorus to Kadıköy. This bustling Asian-side district is an up-and-coming area with cobbled lanes, traditional taverns and lively markets. Walk along streets filled with cafes and tea salons, and listen as your guide tells you about the district's ancient roots as Chalcedon, a Greek colony established in the 7th century BC, and offers interesting snippets about its colorful food scene.At the fish market (Balik Pazari), browse the stalls selling fresh fish, mezes and deli-style goodies, and perhaps sample some delicacies such as olives and grilled fish. Then, call at different eateries and shops to try some mouth-watering, classic baklava or other desserts — all proof of the Turks’ sweet tooth!Toward lunchtime, visit one of Kadıköy’s best-loved restaurants, Çiya Sofrası, whose chefs recreate dishes from around Turkey. Dig into delectable specialities such as ezogelin (red lentil soup), güveç (oven-baked meat and vegetable stew), pirzola (lamb chops) and katmer (flaky pastry filled with pistachio nuts), and other foods inspired by traditional regional recipes. Then, finish at an authentic coffee house with a cup of classic, strong Turkish coffee.Afterward, catch the ferry back to Karaköy, where your tour ends.

$125 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Istanbul Food Tour Including Tastings and Rustem Pasha Mosque

The secret is out: Istanbul is a great food city. The rub, though, is how to take advantage of the wealth of incredible eats in this historic city. This 6-hour guided culinary-themed tour solves that problem with a route that takes you through the neighborhoods of Karaköy and Eminönü neighbourhoods on the European side and Kadiköy on the Asian side.Meet your guide, an expert on the city at the meeting point. Be sure to come hungry! Sample more than 10 different types of street food and drink as you stroll around the city’s burgeoning neighborhoods. The samples change often but typically include various mezes including fish, desserts and kokoreç, an adventurous dish of goat or lamb intestines, wrapped around offal. Walk through some of the local food markets and visit Rustem Pasha Mosque, one of the most beautiful — and eye-catching — mosques in the city.With your belly full, wander to a local workshop learn about Turkish coffee and Turkish delight. Learn how the country’s famous strong coffee is made, and create your very own version of the colorful Turkish delight, with whatever coating you wish.The tour ends in the Karaköy or Sultanahmet neighborhood in the late afternoon. If you have more time to kill, continue with your guide to a nearby pottery and ceramics workshop to see some local crafts in action.Please note: Rustem Pasha Mosque is currently closed for restoration. You will visit the 'New Mosque' instead.

$170.52 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Walking Tour for Foodies in Istanbul with Tastings

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel for an 8-hour tour of the tastiest side of Istanbul. Hop on a transcontinental ferry, sip hot tea in tulip-shaped glasses and feed the swooping seagulls while soaking in the majestic views of the old city skyline. Land in Kadikoy, a neighborhood on Istanbul’s Asian shore, and explore the colorful food and fish markets. Stroll up lively streets lined with restaurants and pause at a local coffee house, where you can sample dark aromatic Turkish coffee, served black and thick over the grounds. Travel by tram to the Moda neighborhood and try freshly made ice cream or a hot creamy cinnamon-infused drink called sahlep. Meander past the tree-shaded tea gardens that dot the seaside and arrive at Bahariye Street, a vibrant shopping street bustling with activity. At a special dessert shop, sample a mysterious Turkish pudding called tavuk gogsu. Stop for lunch at Yanyali Fehmi Lokantasi and taste soup, kebabs, and other traditional Turkish food. Ride the ferry back to the European side of the city and observe a baklava cooking demonstration. Afterwards, explore the Egyptian Spice Bazaar, where your guide will tell you about the history of this covered market. Your final stop will be the famous Haci Bekir Sekercisi shop, which is known for lokum, or Turkish delight. Purchase these bright sweets in vacuum-sealed containers to transport home. Conclude the tour at the Sirkeci tram stop and independently return to your hotel.

$85 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Istanbul: 3 hour evening food tour in Kadikoy

Istanbul is not only a city full of beautiful buildings, palaces and mosques. Istanbul also is a city where lots of good eating and drinking is done! Experience Istanbul with a local gourmet guide. Join a small group walking tour of max 8 people to discover the Asian side of the city. Eat your way through Kadıköy, and indulge in a taste of Istanbul’s evening life.  Kadıkoy is a very residential neighborhood where all the locals meet friends, do their shopping and eat a variety of good food. Discover typical Turkish flavors in the early evening after you go across the Bosphorus to the Asian side. This charming itinerary lets you get to know Istanbul apart from the old town Sultanahmet. Taste several samplings, chat with shopkeepers, watch locals and make friends! Join us for an evening of great food and drink, history and culture, and lots of fun. 

$80 Cultural & Theme Tours

Culinary Walking Tour In Istanbul

Begin your day at the Spice Market in Istanbul. This area is Eminonu and it's the busiest location for food shopping. You'll see lots of locals trying to buy the best, fresh produce before afternoon sun sets in. The Spice Market has an extraordinary array of spices, dried nuts, herbal teas, sweets and Turkish delights. During this walking tour, visit old neighborhoods and taste authentic food. After Eminonu, you will pass through Tahtakale which sells items in specific quarters. Climbing up the 3rd Hill of the city, you'll reach the Suleymaniye neighborhood taking its name from the famous Suleymaniye Mosque.You will go to a local restaurant for lunch that only shopkeepers and University students typically frequent. Have tea in a secluded mosque garden. It is a delight walking around observing as you eat your way through a very special food culture. Once you have completed your tour of the old city, take a commuter ferry to Kadıkoy to experience a local market, brimming with all sorts of food. The local ferry will sail the Bosporus into Asia and you'll see the Maiden's Tower, Uskudar and suspended Bosporus bridges. As you eat, you can walk into into mosques or any other historical building you feel like having a look at. Samplings can include: baklava, kebabs, desserts, Turkish delights, simit, tea, mezes, and much more. Vegetarian options are available.