Culinary Tours

Two Meals, Two Continents (half day walking tour)

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Today we recommend that you join us with an empty stomach as we will start by enjoying a full Turkish breakfast in a picturesque little place on the European side. Afterwards we take a short ferry ride across the Bosphorus to the Asian side. Kadıköy, the ancient Chalcedon, is a joy to explore and we will walk, talk and sample to our hearts’ content. The narrow streets are completely cut off to traffic so we will go in and out of the various little shops without hindrance. With several foodie stops along the way, our walk will conclude several hours later with a restorative glass of çay in one of the traditional Turkish tea gardens overlooking the Sea of Marmara.

Tour Leader

me drinking cay in OdemisHi! My name is Claudia, a longtime resident of Istanbul with a lot to say about my life here! This includes what I do, cook and subsequently eat. Istanbul is great in many ways: it may have way too much traffic, the city is overcrowded and the amount of construction defies belief but yet I can't deny that life is fun on many levels.

You may wonder how long I have lived here and the answer is an amazing 30+ years. It has opened up so many doors above all with wonderful friendships across so many borders. It has forced me to get to grips with social media. I am still learning, that's for sure! And it has developed in me a deep interest in what Turkey is producing and what the markets have to offer. My cooking has improved enormously and I have learned so much about this rich cuisine that is based on the marvelous fresh produce that is available here.

Turkey is a wonderful country with a lot to offer both culinary as well as  historical and archaeological. I hope you enjoy my tours! All I can say at this point is:

Afiyet olsun!

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Things to know

  • The tour is from 9.30 am to approximately 2pm.

Do & Don't in Istanbul

  • +Enjoy a sunday brunch along Bosphorus
  • +Go antique and vintage shopping in Cukurcuma
  • +Take a peek at Princess Islands
  • -Don't wander in the back streets of Beyoğlu after midnight
  • -Do not be shy with locals
  • -Do not forget your passport anywhere

Prices

1 Pax

2 Pax

3 Pax

4 Pax

5 Pax

6-7 Pax

€309

€169

€119

€99

€85

€75

Prices are per person and quoted in Euros.

Note: This is a walking tour and starts from a designated meeting point. If you require transfers between your hotel and the meeting point, please add €150 on top for a round trip.

Prices Include:

  • Full day guiding service by Claudia Turgut
  • Meals and tastings along the way

Prices Do Not Include:

  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Personal expenses

Testimonials

  • I would like to thank you again Gursan, you truly made this a trip of a life time and opened so many doors. Take care my friend.
    David Tallentire


  • Hi Burcu, Your country is amazing. We saw our travel agent the other night and mentioned to him how great you have been. The hotels, transfers, guides.. PERFECT! Jack Tailor Jr.

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