Two Markets Two Continents
- A Delicious walking tour with plenty to discover for a "foodie"
- Explore both the European and Asian markets of Istanbul
- Savor the many exotic aromas in the Spice Market
- Be dazzled by the variety of fruit and vegetables in the Kadikoy market, stop, try and buy as often as you like
- Treat yourself to a tasty meal in a reknown traditional Turkish restaurant for lunch
Turkish Flavours invites you to soak up the Turkish culture and cuisine by exploring both the European and Asian food markets of Istanbul, topped with an authentic traditional meal to make your day. You will start your tour from the European side of Istanbul with a walk through the Spice Bazaar, an extensive market which was built in the 17th century to finance the upkeep of the nearby mosque – Yeni Cami.The bazaar is often referred to as the “Egyptian Market” due to the fact that spices used to come to the market from India and Southeast Asia via Egypt. You will then take a ferry ride to the other side of the river that separates the European and Asian parts of Istanbul to explore the famous open-air street market of Kadıkoy. Notice the big difference in atmosphere between the Spice Market and the Kadıkoy which is more in tune with the way most people in Istanbul cook and eat. Indulge yourself in the huge variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, with plenty to discover for the “foodie.” Feel the real bazaar shopping experience with the fishmongers, bakers, butchers and grocers singing out to attract you to their stall. Take your time and explore the many pastry shops, Turkish delight and deli stores and the aromatic spice stands. There is plenty to see and buy, with information and recommendations available. Feeling hungry after all that walking? Want to try some of the things you have seen? One of Istanbul’s best restaurants, is just around the corner. Enjoy an ethnic countryside style dish in a traditional atmosphere . A ferry ride back to the European side ends your delicious walking tour in Istanbul.
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