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Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour provided by Elite Tours Istanbul

Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour

Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour
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94% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 21011P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food-tasting
  • Bottled water
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels in city center
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food-tasting
  • Bottled water
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels in city center
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Taksim Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Galata Tower
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Galata Koprusu
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Istiklal Caddesi
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
35 reviews
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Barry L
Tallaght, Ireland5 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We had a great walking, tasting tour with Ayhan. He was on time, very easy to talk to, had great/perfect English and had good knowledge of Istanbul. We walked around 11km in total, stopped in 3 restaurants and saw a lot of the sights in the northern part of the city. We went back to one of the restaurants he showed us the next night! He ordered us food and it was all included, he ordered things we would never have known to and explained it all very well. Would recommend!
Written 24 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AndresDLD
5 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
The food was really delicious, thanks to Ayhan our experience was great and we really feel like these places are hard to find if you are just a simple visitor because there is so much to choose from but the kebap place is truly a hiden gem and also the last restaurant where you get dessert is fantastic. My only comment is for the tour guide to maybe give more background on the dishes, maybe some interesting facts or unique spices, cooking methods, cool stories behind the plates etc... I definitely recommend this tour !
Written 28 September 2021
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Deidre R
San Francisco, CA8 contributions
Highly recommend booking this tour for an authentic food experience….Aryan introduced us to several local areas (non tourist) for a delicious exploration of Turkish food….yummy!
A must do if you’re a foodie and want to explore all the wonderful flavors of Istanbul 🌟
(An added highlight was Galata Tower and the Taksim area of Istanbul)
Written 17 October 2021
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Antonio F
London, UK6 contributions
First our guide threw a bucket of cold water on our engagement calling it common, setting up a quite distasteful - pun intended evening. The first stop, Sehzad Cag Kebab, was actually really good and perhaps this would turn out to be ok after all. Nah. The guide kept his low energy tour and took us to have some Turkish pizza at Koskeroglu, even he couldn't eat it all after alleging he had lunch that day. Then he took us for some kibbeh but the store didn't have any and he picked a couple off a poor quality road stand. The last meal - Keynefeder kunefe kalmer was decent. Save yourself some money and just visit the first and the last. If you are a foodie you will be VERY disappointed.
Written 31 July 2020
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AYHANTHEGUIDE
Dear Sir, We apologize for the tour that you did not enjoy but for the last 3 years we ate in these places.and we usually buy the meatball at the same Place we really surprised to see that you did not enjoy the food. We are sorry for this
Written 31 July 2020
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rombleyjvw
Kortenhoef, The Netherlands5 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
Superb experience! Ayhan is so insightful and knowledgeable about the history, actuality’s and local food tradition in Turkey and Istanbul specifically and a great compagnon to explore the city at night. I had the luxury of having him as my sole guide for the evening. Very honoured and great full!!
Written 4 August 2020
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d m g
4 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
Great and informative guide. The tour was a great combination of sites and food. We sampled local cuisine at places off the beaten path yet near historical sites. A fair amount of walking was required but I enjoyed being able to walk thru the Istanbul and all it’s alleys and side streets. Thank you!
Written 20 July 2021
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Rajasi D
2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
We did the food tasting tour with Ayhan on 24th Dec 21. The restaurants he took us to served amazing food and bacause we had gone with him, we got special service and custom order. He even helped us with our PCR test and was very accommodating of our food preferences. He even suggested nice breakfast place for the remainder of our trip and showed us the important building around the nightscape. This was the first walking good tour we did and totally a great experience...I recommend you do the food tour right when you land in Instanbul rather than towards the end of the tour.
Written 25 December 2021
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Chuck_Anderson
Houston, TX3 contributions
Feb 2020
Great tour. I'm glad we booked this trip early in our trip so we could take advantage of Ayhan's deep knowledge of the city. I would recommend this tour for everyone who is not scared of a lot of walking.
Written 4 February 2020
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AYHANTHEGUIDE
Thank you for your nice words and we feel greatfull when we see the happiness of our guests
Written 5 February 2020
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Janice R
Hampton, VA42 contributions
Dec 2021
My tour guide was Ayhan Akkilic, and the tour was was the food tour. The people were friendly and the food was excellent. During the tour I made an inquiry about Cappadocia and Ayhan and I created an itinerary that was to die for. I took a plane ride to Keyseri, followed by a tour, lunch, the Dervishes, and a dinner show with Turkish Folk dancing. Ayhan is so AMAZINGLY talented and I will never forget the opportunities and experiences that were made possible for me.
Written 29 December 2021
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AYHANTHEGUIDE
Dear Janice, I would like thank you for your nice words and positive feedback. It was a big pleasure for me to make the tour with you even freezing cold weather :) Happy to see you enjoyed the Istanbul and Cappadocia wish you a great year
Written 1 January 2022
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Kiran C
New Delhi, India1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Ayhan our guide was fantastic and the entire walking tour in the evening was full of interesting information about the areas we were in. The kebab place we went to as the first stop is a must must do. We proceeded from there to the spice market where we went to a wonderful store that sold some amazing Turkish delights. Best stop was a walk across the bridge over the river Bosporus and dinner comprising of a delicious lamb soup and desert. All in all a memorable experience :) all thanks to our wonderful guide Ayhan…highly highly recommended
Written 22 May 2022
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valeandherwanderlust
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Fantastic Erhan!!!!
Wonderful guided tour:the guide was informative, polite and funny! We loved Erhan!!! Bravo! 👏👏👏👏 We visited the
irinao398
irinao398
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Great experience
The boat came directly to our hotel ( Four Seasons) and picked us up which was great, the timing and length were pe
582SusanH
582SusanH
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BEST TOUR AND GUIDE I HAVE EVER HAD
I will start this review saying after traveling the world we have been fortunate to discover the best guide/organiz
Brittney0823
Brittney0823
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Fun Times
The tour was given by a knowledgeable and patient tour guide. My favorite part was the Haggia Sophia. It is breatht
Muslum1975
Muslum1975
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An amazing day in İstanbul old city.
One day tour wasn't enough to explore magnificient old city of İstanbul howewer my guide Ayhan brought me the mos
tartlett1866
tartlett1866
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Best tour I have done in 30 years of travelling
From booking the tour to our final goodbye, this tour was simply flawless. Communication after booking was fantast
JimC612
JimC612
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Walking tour and food tour
Ayhan is a great communicator on prep before and after our tours. Pick up and drop at hotel was nice. I’ve done two
322emiliaz
322emiliaz
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Great walking food tour!
We had a great private walking food tour with Ayhan. We have started with the Turkish lamb kebab and beef kofta the
Lula240
Lula240
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Fabulous food, great company
My friend and I had a great time on this walking tour. The food was delicious and plentiful, we had a range of dish
clairw_13
clairw_13
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Loved it
Me and my friend enjoyed the tour immensely. The food was a good variety and quality, and we were so full at the en
40lika
40lika
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An amazing evening in Istanbul!
It was really amazing everything with Ayhan! Many thanks for that! We tried a turkish food and it was the best dinn
MunecaBrava99
MunecaBrava99
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The best day in Istanbul
When we came to Istanbul first we looked around by ourselves and that was a mistake. We didn't like the city that m
jlgv
jlgv
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Wonderful tour guide
We toured Istanbul for 2 days with an incredible guide - Zeynep Parlak. She was wonderful to be with, extremely in
Marija D
Marija D
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Fall in love in Istanbul :)
I fall in love in this city ! Aykan was a perfect choice for the first time visit Istanbul. My girlfriends and I
Barny_bew
Barny_bew
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Great tour of Istanbul
Ayhan is very kind person with lots of knowledge of city and its culture. He tells all important information and do
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