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Bites and Bazaars Tour

Starting at 9.00 am
Suitable for everyone.
Meeting Point Misir Carsisi (aka Spice Market)

Experience The Real Flavors in Istanbul with Bites and Bazaars Tour

This is a real experience of tasting the flavors in the off beaten paths of the city center. We are discovering the heart of the city with its tastes from east to west. In the backstreets we will have bites and meet with local merchants. Apart from the touristic routes, the backstreets of the bazaars are a way of life.
We will chat with the tradesmen who have been running the family business for decades.
You will be amazed with the power of porters, a centuries-old profession on the slopes of the bazaar. We will eat where the locals eat and we will share our tables.
In this tour your local guide is leading you to the food with history.
Lets experience the real identity and side streets of the famous Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar together.

The Actual Authentic Bazaar Life
Our tour is covering the backstreets of Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar (aka Spice Market).
First, you meet with your licensed professional guide. Your guide's knowledge of the city will be one of the professions as well as interest in food.
Our tours are departing with maximum 8 people.

- We start with a delightful charcuterie stop.
- We are reaching to next stops to not only to taste but also to fill our stomachs with delicious festive Turkish breakfast bites.
- In Spice Market, “Spice Tasting” is a must. We are not only tasting but also getting some easy recipe tips about how to cheer your table with Turkish dishes.
- The city’s most delicious Doner restaurant is waiting for us. We are heading to try the “first cut” of the day.
- We should take a look at the “han” buildings where we meet the real gold/silversmiths are melting jewelry while strolling through the colorful streets of Grand Bazaar.
- We will try the ancestor of kebaps and burgers at the restaurant which is known with its cutting technics by Assyrian population from Mardin city.
- Fever yourselves with a scoop of delicious goat milk icecream at the end of the tour with a surprising cup of Turkish coffee which you cannot try anywhere else but at that actual spot.
- Blend with the multicultural spirit of bazaars since 15th century in the heart of the city today.
- Numerous tastes at more than 6-7 stops
- English/Turkish speaking guide. (Other languages can be available on private/corporate tours on demand.)

What To Expect on The Bites and Bazaars Tour?
- English speaking licensed professional tour guide keen on food and culture
- Bites and Bazaars tour is taking roughly 5 hours.
- Tour starts in Eminonu quarters, ends at Grand Bazaar district.
- Tour departs with minimum 2 persons.
- Numerous amount of food at more than 7 stops.
- From savory to sweet tastes tour includes all “must-to-try” tastes of the bazaars quarter.
- The highest quality of food of the bazaars are picked carefully.
- Historical backgrounds and information of all bites you have
- All food and beverages the guide is recommending are included. Additional orders of the participants other than the tour offers kindly be paid by the participant.
- Private tours are available for this experience. Please get in touch with us for your private tours or for larger group requests.
- Private tours are available for corporate businesses. This tour is suitable for also “team building trips”.
- Our tours are departing with 8 participants max. This makes our tours to stroll through backstreets much easier, gives the guide an opportunity to personalize your day and have a personal touch and without blocking the entrances we protect the normal daily incomes of local foodie spots.
- Tour guide gratuities are graciously accepted.
- Except private and corporate tours, tour doesn’t offer pick-ups or drop-offs from/to hotel. It’s kindly required to be at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before the starting hour.
- Our tour is designed and run by a local licensed travel agency.

- Please kindly be informed that some Turkish food includes varieties of nuts and onion and garlic, and gluten will be always be on table.
- If you have any allergies or intolerances or diets, please kindly inform us while booking the tours.
- Our bites and bazaars tour is not suitable for pescetarian or vegan friends. We kindly recommend our vegetarian guests to take a look at our other tours to find more options for bites.

Departs with minimum 2 people
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- Licensed Professional
Tour Guide

- All food and beverage expenses mentioned by the guide


- All personal expenses are excluded
- This tour doesnt offer alcoholic beverages.

Mail us for group/private reservations, learn about our group prices after 4people.

Our tours are departing only with reservation of minimum 2 persons.

Please inform us with any of your food intolerances or allergies in advance.
Our tours are not suitable for our vegan friends but vegetarian options can be planned if informed earlier.
Available in English and Turkish languages. For your language option, please get in touch with us.

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