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Culinary Backstreets -Tours

Istanbul, Turkey
+90 536 620 38 44
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Two Markets, Two Continents

The culinary walk was absolutely the highlight of my trip to Istanbul. The places we went perfectly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aaron W
First time food tour

I have never taken a food tour before but thought it would be especially helpful - and fun - in... read more

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When it comes to exploring a city’s authentic dining scene, while the stomach should ideally serve as the best compass, the truth of the matter is that it’s hard to find your way without good local advice. That’s where Culinary Backstreets’ Culinary Walks come in. In order to help you explore the world’s gastro-capitals and get off these cities’ eaten path, CB is offering (with selected partners) guided culinary walks in some of the cities we cover, starting with Istanbul, Athens, Barcelona, and Shanghai.Our culinary walks are designed to lead visitors on an eating binge through a city’s lesser-seen historic side streets and authentic markets, taking in countless hard-to-find culinary gems and, in between bites, a select number of untouristed monuments.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The culinary walk was absolutely the highlight of my trip to Istanbul. The places we went perfectly complemented each other, and all were delicious and explained in a way that enhanced my cultural knowledge of Istanbul and Turkey. Everything from a Turkish breakfast, Turkish delight,...More

Thank Aaron W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never taken a food tour before but thought it would be especially helpful - and fun - in Istanbul. Our guide Benoit was wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable and flexible. In fact, we ended up spending more time on the tour than planned because we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful tour with Gonca who is a total gem - passionate, knowledgeable and personable. She took us to so many places that I lost count though for me there wasn't a single stop I'd wouldn't like to return. Finished the day feeling full...More

Thank RohanLG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to get to know some of the Istanbul neighborhoods and the delicious Turkish street food and culinary treats. Gonca was a fabulous guide and not only told us about the food but gave us some historical and architectural insights also. Get...More

Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an absolute highlight of Istanbul for us. Delicious food, lots of amazing facts and a very friendly guide- would absolutely recommend if you're visiting!

Thank Jessie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked the Two Markets, Two Continents walking tour and was left with a memorable day of fun, laughter, history and most of all.. tastes of REAL turkish food. Credit to our host Gonca who did an outstanding job throughout the day, she is a...More

Thank Ryan Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a few issues with the booking (as I am a solo traveller and they need a minimum of people to run the tour) I could finally book into their "Two Markets, Two Continents". What an amazing experience! I loved every minute of it, the...More

Thank CeciliaCy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a wonderful Two Continents tour with Remziye. Beautiful day which included a ferry crossing from the European to the Asian side to the delightful Kadikoy neighborhood, where we spent most of the day. Everything we had was delicious and ranged from breakfast to lunch...More

Thank md9802
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to do the Culinary Backstreet Tour – Culinary Secrets of the Old City and it was an amazing experience. This tour allowed me to discover non touristic places in Istanbul that otherwise as a traveler I wouldn’t have had the chance...More

Thank Inês F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing way to get to know Istanbul. Worth every penny. Our guide Remziye was fantastic and the only thing I regret is not doing this on my first day in the city!

Thank Claudia F
Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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Mohsen B
19 February 2017|
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Response from Tina E | Reviewed this property |
Please check the website where they will provide the price and how to book. I loved it!
Penny M
16 June 2016|
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Response from tfnomad | Reviewed this property |
Penny, They have several tours covering different parts of the city during the day and night and even one cooking class in someone's house! So there's plenty to choose from in terms of area coverage and preferences, so... More
19 April 2016|
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Response from Jollymon22 | Reviewed this property |
My best recommendation is to google Istanbul Eats or Culinary Backstreets and look for a promo code there. I am on their email list and have not noticed a promo code offering before.