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Istanbul: Half-Day Turkish Coffee Tasting and Tour

Product ID: 46784
Learn the art of making the perfect Turkish coffee on a 3-hour guided tour in Istanbul. Visit a unique museum to see exhibits related to the history of Turkish coffee, then taste the finest coffees in some of the city’s most historic venues.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 1:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Istanbul. Please wait in the lobby
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn how to make the perfect Turkish coffee in an old coffee shop
  • Taste delicious coffees in historic coffee houses and bazaars
  • See the old coffee storages of the Ottomans
  • Sample some authentic Turkish Delight in Kurukahvedji Inn
  • Go to the oldest coffee shop in Istanbul
Full description
Discover the secrets to the national drink of Turkey, on a half-day coffee tasting tour and lesson in Istanbul.

Your coffee adventure begins at a museum with exhibits dedicated to the history of Turkish coffee. Learn why it became Turkey’s national drink after the Ottomans brought the 1st beans from Egypt in 1519. Hear about the 1st coffee shops that opened in the Eminönü district just a few years later, and the prohibiton decrees set by some of the Ottoman sultans.

Next, learn how to make the perfect Turkish coffee in an historic coffee shop. Follow the “Coffee Route” of the city center, going down tiny streets to interesting old bazaars and storage buildings. Pop into some of the most historic coffee shops en route to get your caffeine fix.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from centrally located hotels
  • Transportation
  • Guide in English
  • Coffee tasting and Turkish Delight tasting
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
This tour will not run on Sundays.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Highly recommend it!

The tour was very informative and a cultural experience. I had a chance to taste different types of Turkish coffees, and even made my own which was fun. My tour guide was punctual, friendly, and personable. It's not just about the coffee but the culture and tradition of Turkey. Highly recommend it!

25 May 2015

Great and authentic!

The tour was great and educational! It wasn't just about coffee, but the guide talked about the history about mosques, markets, and universities. He even walked us to the place where local people get their stuff! It is the real part of Istanbul, not anything like other tour guide. Highly recommended, if any of my friend want to visit Istanbul, I'd definately recommend this tour!

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10 April 2015

Yasemin was fantastic! I had the privilege to be single person for that day tour, so I had, I think, special treatment, as we completed the programme while at the same time she gave me more interesting facts about the city and also gave me some nice recommendations for buying presents to my family and friends. I also enjoyed the driving of our chofer, he was very professional and managed us to arrive to starting point wonderfully. Super recommended activity! Specially on Mondays as museums and mosques are closed so you can improve the day with this tour!

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25 February 2020

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Product ID: 46784