Taste of Turkey on Two Continents: From European Istanbul to Asian Kadıköy

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Discover the local tastes of Istanbul on two continents Europe and Asia with 10+ stops in local eateries and food markets. We start with a local breakfast on the European side followed by a ferry journey to Asian side of Kadiköy neighborhood where we introduce you to lots of local food culture while filling your stomach at the same time.

  • Local breakfast on the European side
  • Learn about the city’s history from your guide
  • Discover the local tastes of Istanbul on two continents
  • Ferry journey to Asia
Meeting point

We make sure nothing remains out, from home-style dishes to delicious kebabs and Turkish delights. Our passionate tour guide will take you to eateries and food shops, beloved by the area’s locals, and we know you will fall in love with them too. We promise you will love it!

What’s Included

All the foods, drinks and snacks
Ferry ride from Europe to Asia and back to Europe
Professional guide
Small Group


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • For this trip to run, a minimum of 2 people are required to book.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Visitors are required to show their HES codes while boarding on ferry.
  • It is a walking tour, so there is a moderate amount of walking involved
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Pricing Details:

Adults Age (18-99): 1 Person: €55.00 | 2 Person: €110.00 | 3 Person: €150.00 | 4 Person: €180.00 | 5 Person: €200.00 | 6 Person: €240.00

Childeren Age (10-17): €30.00

Tour starts with having a local breakfast on the European Side of Istanbul:

Turks love eating. And since a traditional Turkish breakfast is the ultimate way to start the day, our food journey starts browsing and gathering our local bites from the specialty breakfast shops. We will taste and get a bit of everything, from iconic street food Simit to pastries. A proper Turkish breakfast cannot be contemplated without cheese. Like cheese, a Turkish breakfast without olives is considered incomplete. Menemen is a Turkish breakfast classic made with scrambled eggs, red and green peppers, tomatoes, and onions. So we choose and prepare our own spread, filled with anything your heart desires.

Ferry Crossing To Kadiköy:

Crossing Bosphorus has always been fun while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the old city and the islands, sometimes feeding the seagulls or watching fellow passengers rushing for their job. This short journey gives you an insider look at everyday life of local people.


Kadıköy has a fascinating past and one of the most distinctive neighbourhoods in Istanbul today. Our Tour is fun, informative and of course, delicious, this is so much more than a food tour – it’s a taste of the both continents all in one day! You’ll try a selection of proper Turkish foods and enjoy ten food tastings at a range of local haunts, including everyone’s favourite Iskender Kebab (A special döner kebab served with yogurt) and the delisious baklava (flaky pastry with nuts in syrup). We also try some stuffed mussels (Midye dolması) is the other iconic seafood-centered street food in Istanbul and İçli Köfte; (a crispy bulgur shell filled with minced meat, parsley, and sautéed pine nuts). We continue our food journey with delicious Börek; is a family of baked filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough. Our next stop is Pide is pitta like bread with various fillings, baked in a wood-fired oven and more local tastes..

End of Our Tour:

Our food journey ends in Kadıköy Ferry Terminal. Our guide will make sure you take the ferry (fare included) back to Eminönü (European side ) or give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby.

Departure Point:

Hamdi Restaurant Eminönü

Your guide will meet you outside the entrance to Hamdi Restaurant in Eminönü which is right next to Spice Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı). Located on the street where the tram lines (T1) run through Galata Bridge, approximately 2-minute walk from Eminönü Tram Stop.



Return Details:

Kadiköy Ferry Terminal

Our tour ends in Kadiköy Ferry Terminal and our guide will help you take the ferry (fare included) back to Eminönü (European Side) or can give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby.

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Karina Enciso 🇲🇽

Group Traveller
Lots and lots of absolutely delicious food!

Errol was a great guide! He took us to soooo many different places to try the best and most traditional foods in Turkey. He explained the origins and provided a variety of options for us to try. He was very accommodating and gave us enough time to explore the the markets and eat at our own pace.
I’m not a foodie but I really enjoyed this tour and was amazed with the quality and variety of food. Would highly recommend to anyone.

April 9, 2021