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Istanbul Night Tasting Trail Tour

This culinary adventure takes you on foot, away from the tourist trail, to search out the hidden gems of Istanbul's thriving street food scene.

Itinerary

A short journey from Karakoy on the world’s second oldest funicular will take you to the heart of Istanbul’s food scene on this culinary city tour, where you’ll wander through back streets and hidden lanes, feasting as you go. Your local guide will offer insight into the intricacies and traditions of Turkish food culture, and explain about the ingredients and origins of Turkey’s most popular dishes.

Start your Istanbul food tour with some borek, a delicious flaky pastry consisting of several thin layers filled with local cheeses, potato, or meat. Wash it down with a cup of ayran, a yogurt drink that’s considered by many to be the national beverage of Turkey.

Next, you’ll take part in a true local tradition; at the end of a long work day, many Istanbulites sit down for some drinks, tasty food, and good conversation with friends. We’ll pull up a seat at a traditional meyhene (tavern) and join the local scene as we sample meze served with a glass of raki, and learn about the fascinating history of these Turkish restaurants and dishes.

Filled up with snacks, you’ll get a break to let it all digest with a stop at a hidden tea house that’s also the famous meeting place of the Young Turks, a political reform movement from the early 20th century that brought multi-party democracy to Turkey.

Hungry from all that discussion? Fill yourself up again with delectable treats from locals’ favourite street food carts, including icli kofte (deep-fried meat balls) and midye dolma (mussels stuffed with rice).

Next, you’ll cleanse the palate with a sample of Turkish delight in the gorgeous, historic Cicek Passage, before grabbing some of Turkey’s famed baklava and cikolata (chocolate) or ice cream from MaraƟ.

Of course, you can’t visit Istanbul without stopping at the famed entertainment district of Taksim Square, where late-night travellers flock for the delicious Islik Burger, guaranteed to defeat any hunger.

You’ll stroll the atmospheric backstreets and finish at an alfresco cafe and bar that’s a popular local haunt with awesome street art and graffiti. Order a coffee and dig into your purchases of chocolate and baklava. Linger as long as you like and soak up the nighttime vibe of Istanbul.

Highlights

  •  Eat delicious Turkish street food just like the locals do, tasting from the best food carts, street cafes, and other secret spots
  •  Visit a traditional tavern, known as a meyhane, and sample the Turkish alcoholic drink of choice, raki
  •  Hang out with locals in-the-know and enjoy a Turkish coffee in a backstreet cafe
  •  Stroll through hidden alleyways and learn about the unique food culture of this ancient city that borders both Europe and Asia

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
3.5 Hours
Transport
N/A
Voucher Type
E-Voucher
Amendment
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Refund
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Operating Hours

Tour Starts: 18:00hrs

Duration: 3.5hrs

What You Get

Includes

  •  Meals: progressive dinner, tea and coffee
  •  Local English-speaking guide

Excludes

  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities for your local guide

Additional Information

  • What to wear: Modest clothing, easy slip on shoes
  • This is a child-friendly tour. 
  • Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • Meeting Point: Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Divanyolu Caddesi No.6 34400, Sultanahmet, Istanbul.
  • How to get to Meeting Point: The restaurant is located on the street where the tram lines runs through Sultanahmet, approximately a three minute walk from the Sultanahmet tram stop.

How To Use 

  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher for this activity
  • This voucher is only valid on the date and time specified

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Per Person
$143.00
$134.00
Age: 6 & above

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