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From Istanbul Cruise Ship Port: Authentic Turkish Food Tour

Best of Turkish food in a local neighborhood

Quick Details

  • Enjoy the ferry ride across the Bosphorus and step on the Asian continent
  • Taste your way through the neighborhood of Kadikoy on the Asian side.
  • Follow your local guide to discover where local Istanbulites go to eat and socialize.
  • At each stop, sample local food served alongside plates of the popular appetizers called ‘meze’.
  • Walk in a small group with an experienced host and hear the story behind the world-famous cuisine of Turkey
Adult (Ages 12+)
Child (Ages 3-11)
Infant (Ages 2 & Under)
Private Tour starts at for min 2 people

Eat Your Way Through Kadıköy

Meet your local, expert guide at the port to enjoy an evening in Istanbul off your cruise ship. Join your small-group tour, leave the hustle of the day behind and discover a local neighborhood across the Bosphorus.

Start the tour by taking the ferry that is the daily route for the locals who cross Bosphorus every day to get to the Asian side.

After you go across the Bosphorus to the Asian side, explore Kadıkoy with a local gourmet guide. Eat your way through Kadıköy, and indulge in a taste of Istanbul’s evening life. Kadıköy is a very residential neighborhood where all the locals meet their friends, do their shopping, and eat a variety of good food. 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 this tour for an evening of great food and drink, history and culture, and lots of fun. Plenty of food will be sampled along the way: baklava, kebabs, desserts, Turkish delight, simit, Turkish tea, mezes, olives, delicatessen stops, pastrami, clotted cream, cheese, and more!

Choose to spend free time in Kadikoy or follow your guide on the commuter ferry back to your cruise ship.