Shop at the local dairy store with your guide for the freshest local products for Turkish breakfast; olives, hazelnut paste, Açuka and cheese.
Sample Menemen which is the master dish of Turkish breakfast made tomatoes, onion, green peppers, egg with local spices.
Taste the mouth watering kaymak dairy cream with organic honey combs on top
Enjoy the unique flavor of Simit (sesame bread ) hazelnut paste and with Turkish cheese varieties
Taste the fish wrap in lavash bread with spices and salad
Take a bite of Tantuni dish made of diced beef wrap in lavash bread with yoghurt sauce.
Have break at a local restaurant in Asian side and taste famous İskender dish made of Doner kebap on top of pitta bread with butter, yoghurt and tomatoes sauces.
Taste the mussels cooked in their shells with rice and spices and lemon sauce.
Enjoy the spicy Çiğ köfte made of bulgur, tomatoes paste and paprika.
Taste the Kokoreç dish made of lamb tripe serve with spices, tomatoes and onions in fresh bread.
Enjoy the Tulumba tatlısı a dessert made of wheat flour, honey and walnut and pistachio.
Sip the Turkish coffee which cooked in the traditional way in a coper jar on charcoal
Enjoy the ferry ride to and from Asian side of Istanbul and have many photographic opportunities
Tour style: Street food tour. Boat cruise. City orientation. Local lifestyle. Turkish and Kurdish cuisine and drinks. Storytelling. Hidden gems. Appeals to: Travelers who like to explore the local food and food markets, food lovers.
Inclusions: English speaking local food guide. Bosporus public ferry crossing (return). Tram tickets. Food sampling at eight stops. Four soft drinks during. Exclusions: Extra food and drinks not included above. Shopping expenses. Tipping to the guide. ( recommended amount 10-20 USD per person )
Group size: This tour is available to depart daily for a maximum of 8 people.
Special notes: Our meeting point is a short walk from the Eminönü tram station. The public tram system starts at 6am and finishes around 12am.Children aged 5 to 11 years are 50 Euro per child. Children above the age of 12 are charged full price. Parents of children under 5 years are advised to book a private tour.
75 Euro : Kids age 5-12 90 euro: Adults age 13 +
Duration: 6 hrs Meeting point: Itimat Fabrika Satış Yeri. Rüstem Paşa, Avrupa Yakası, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul. on google map Starting time: 11:00 am. Approximate finishing time: 17:00 ( 5:00 pm) Finishing point: This tour will end near the Eminonu ferry pier. Your guide can help you how to get to get back to your hotel. Please meet your guide at 11:00 am at in front of the of the dairy shop Itimat Satış Yeri at the right side of the entry gate of the Spice/Egyptian bazaar. Our guide will come to you and will ask if you are waiting for the tour. If you come by tram, please get off at Eminönü tram station. Please face the direction to where the closest big mosque with two minarets ( towers ). Cross the road with traffic lights ,walk on the right side of the mosque and you will see the entry of the Spice bazaar. Please note that Spice bazaar has more then one entry so make sure you are at the gate facing the Galata tower. If you come by a taxi. Please tell the taxi driver "Mısır Çarşısı " which is the name of the Spice market in Turkish.
Our tour starts from our meeting point Itimat Fabrika Satış Yeri which is located at the heart of old Istanbul. Our guide will meet you in front of the dairy store at tour stating time. We will walk to a local dairy store to shop for Kaymak ( a delicious dairy cream made from buffalos milk ), hazelnut and Pistachio past, açuka, variety of cheeses and Simit ( sesame bread ). We walk to a café nearby to order a Menemen with the accompany of Çay in a tulip shape glasses to enjoy a delicious local breakfast. After the breakfast we will have stroll on the Galata bridge to watch the fishermen over the bridge overlooking at Asian side. In Karakoy we will have a mackerel fish wrap with salad and spices. After this we will take a small sandwich of Kokorec ( spicy lamb ). We will follow with a ferry ride to Asian side to see Istanbul from the water and your guide will tell you about the attractions you see from the ferry. Be ready for some great photo opportunities of Bosporus bridge, Dolmabaçe palace, Maidens tower and more.. Once we arrive to Kadiköy in Asian side we will walk into the local çarşı ( market in Turkish ) to see how and what locals shop for their daily cooking. We will see fish mongers, spice sellers and streets vendors. Here we will taste a delicious İskender kebap on a fresh pitta bread. We will taste a slice of pastrami ( Sun dried beef ) and a piece of stuffed grape leaf with rice and spices. After this we will We will continue with Lahmacun ( a thin and crispy bread with minced beef and lamb, onions, tomatoes and paprika ). After this we will continue to mouth watering Kokoreç which is mad of lamb meat serve with spices and tomatoes. It is time to have sweet break! We say " eat sweet, talk sweet" in Turkey, so lets enjoy a Tulumba tatlısı a mouth watering dessert. We will take the next ferry to Eminönü ( near where we started ) and enjoy the breeze of the Bosporus once again. Here we will taste some delicious Midye Dolma ( mussels cooked in their shells with rice and spices ). Follow with a delicious fish wrap with spices and pomegranate sauce. After this there will be no space left in stomach, so lets conclude the tour with a Turkish coffee or a çay tea at a café with the excellent view of Istanbul. If you think it is too much food for you, it is not as we have tried on many of our previous guests and so far everyone has survived. :) The food portions will be small so you can have the space in your belly to the last dish.
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