Two Continents Plus
Food & City Tour
The richest two continents tour in Istanbul offer you a food adventure through the culinary hotspots around Goldenhorn and Bosphorus. This is the tour to take if you want to taste and discover on one day as much as possible.
A simple search on the net and you will come across to several other tours by the name Two Continents food tour, culinary tour, sightseeing tour whatever…The idea is tempting. You are in a city upon two continents and you get to see some part of the other continent as well: As a rule the Kadıköy market quarter, which has its own suburban charm with a more contemporary touch then its oriental counterpart on the European shore, the Spice Bazaar or Egyptian Bazaar quarter.
We love guiding through two picturesque bazaar/market areas separated by the mighty Bosphorus, but have our reservations to call a food sampling tour containing only these two areas the “two continents tour”. We believe that a tour named two continents should reflect a greater part of the cultural and culinary diversity in a city, which, bridging two world cultures, is characterized by unrivalled diversity and striking contrasts. Therefore the “two continents plus” we aimed at exposing you to some part of the cities’ striking diversity by extending the tour and pushing it a little more out of the tourist zone.
What will make two continents plus, the most exciting experience during your Istanbul stay is the characters of the areas we are going to be visiting, which are words apart. But as you stroll in the oriental or modern, suburban or hip, affluent or decaying streets of the city you are going to realize that they have one thing in common: They all have one or two establishments ,which produce absolutely the best of its kind food. And this is exactly why we created this tour: We don’t know a better way of making an experience unforgettable than offering heavenly tastes in unique settings..
- To start the day with a legendary Turkish breakfast
- To sample the oriental tastes in and around Spice Basaar
- To stroll through the most interesting open bazaar street of Istanbul
- To admire the astonishing tile work of Newsweek’s favourite mosque
- To sample amazing street and home food from the trendy streets across the Goldenhorn
- To try the best baklavas, you are going to have in your entire life
- To take a tranquil ferry ride across Bosphorus to the Asian side
- To stroll through the market and bazaar streets of the of the Asian side
- To be introduced to the exquisite specialities of lovely Kadikoy market
- To be guided back to your hotel or to different parts of the city to continue discovery
- To have great smile and a big satisfied belly at the end of the day
|Tour days:||Every week day except Sunday & Wednesday|
|Meeting Time:||10:00 AM|
|Estimated finish time:||15:30|
|Meeting point:||Courtyard of Yeni Camii(New Mosque) next to Spice Bazaar. Find directions and map below.|
|Good to know:
*Remarking dietary restrictions, should there be any, during booking can help us modify the tour as much as possible according to your specific needs.
*Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as the tour includes moderate amounts of walking.
*This information table will be e-mailed to you the day before the confirmed tour date latest at 10 pm along with the contact information and a photo of your tour guide.
From Taksim or districts further north of the city: Take the metro, leave at “Halic” station on the metro bridge over Goldenhorn. Walking from metro bridge to the New Mosque takes about 10-15 minutes.
From Sultanahmet: Take the tram to the Kabatas direction. Leave at “Eminonu” station. New Mosque is across the tram station.
From Karakoy/Kabatas: Take the tram to the Sultanahmet direction. Leave at “Eminonu” station. New Mosque is across the tram station.
From The Asian side: Take Marmaray(Subway system that crosses Bosphorus strait). Leave at “Sirkeci” station. Use the exit within the train station. Take the street across the train station (Hamidiye caddesi), walk for five minutes..