Culinary Backstreet of Istanbul

Culinary Backstreet of Istanbul

Join your knowledgeable local guide on a culinary adventure discovering the spice, farmer and gourmet markets of Istanbul.

Your first stop will be the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar. Built in 1663 and it is still the second largest covered bazaar in Turkey and it is still the best place to buy Turkish delight, dried fruit, exotic herbs and all the spices of the East including cardamom, turmeric, saffron, rose water and much more.

Then, drive to the modern side of the city; Taksim Square and Istiklal Street. Walk down Istiklal Street through the Beyoglu Farmer Market. Istiklal Street is a pedestrian street formerly known as the Grand Rue de Pera, today the heart of the city's cultural life with various caf├ęs, restaurants, shops, and cinemas.

Next, you will visit Namli, a gourmet shop and restaurant carrying quality varieties of olive oils, international sauces, cheeses, helva, dried fruit and nuts, meze and other delicacies, as well as deli meats such as pastirma and sucuk. You may enjoy tasting some specialties that are in high demand by locals in the shop.

Your last stop will be at a baklava shop to indulge in what most locals believe to be the best baklava in all of Turkey. Enjoy dessert of baklava and a Turkish tea tasting before returning to the yacht at the port.

Notes: A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board. Order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion.

Port: Istanbul

Duration: 4.5 hours

Current Price: 149 USD