Istanbul: Half-Day Turkish Coffee Tasting and Tour

4.5 / 5

11 reviews

Istanbul: Half-Day Turkish Coffee Tasting and Tour

From $59.01 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Istanbul. Please wait in the lobby

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
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • Pets
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    • This tour will not run on Sundays.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 11 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Service
      4.3/5
    • Organization
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    I had a great time on this coffee tour of Istanbul. My guide, Tuncer, was fantastic. He not only explained the history of coffee in Istanbul, but also he was a great conversationalist. We easily passed the time talking about Turkish culture, art, and history. Of course, he guided me towards three great coffee shops in the city, and he showed me a few places to buy fresh-roasted coffee beans for use at home, yet it was his kind, friendly, professional nature that was the real highlight. I would highly recommend this adventure in Istanbul.

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    July 3, 2021

    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!

    May 25, 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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    April 10, 2015

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