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Turkish Coffee Trail Small-Group Tour

by Istanbul Walks Duration 4h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $57

On this guided tour, get a taste of Turkish Delight and learn about the history of coffee—a popular national drink in Turkey with a long historical tradition. With a small group of 15 people, see small streets, take a coffee making course, and taste renowned Turkish coffee.

The Turkish coffee story began in Egypt, where the Ottomans brought the first coffee beans to Istanbul in 1519. The first coffee shops opened some 30 years later in Eminonu district. Your tour begins with a Coffee Route, where you have a coffee tasting in historical venues. Along the way, see tiny streets, historical walkways, intriguing old bazaars, and Ottoman coffee storages.

Then, you visit Haci Bekir, a confectioner specializing in traditional sweets such as Turkish Delight and hard candy. Your tour finishes with a Turkish coffee making course where participants get a certificate at the end. And a guide provides exhilarating and valuable commentary to bring the past to life.

On this guided tour, get a taste of Turkish Delight and learn about the history of coffee—a popular national drink in Turkey with a long historical tradition. With a small group of 15 people, see small streets, take a coffee making course, and taste renowned Turkish coffee.

The Turkish coffee story began in Egypt, where the Ottomans brought the first coffee beans to Istanbul in 1519. The first coffee shops opened some 30 years later in Eminonu district. Your tour begins with a Coffee Route, where you have a coffee tasting in historical venues. Along the way, see tiny streets, historical walkways, intriguing old bazaars, and Ottoman coffee storages.

Then, you visit Haci Bekir, a confectioner specializing in traditional sweets such as Turkish Delight and hard candy. Your tour finishes with a Turkish coffee making course where participants get a certificate at the end. And a guide provides exhilarating and valuable commentary to bring the past to life.

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1:00 PM, Tour in English, includes Drinks Only

Duration 4h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$56.14

Total price is $56.14, taxes included

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Turkish Coffee Trail Small-Group Tour

Activity Location

Istanbul

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Istanbul City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Istanbul


Highlights

  • Discovery of history of Turkish coffee & its ancient storage

  • Traditional coffee making course at a local coffee shop

  • Taste of traditional Turkish Delight & hotel pickup

  • Labyrinthine alleys & historical walkways full of history

  • Limited capacity with maximum of 15 people per group


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Istanbul's coffee trail

  • Coffee and Turkish Delight tasting

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Istanbul city center hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Lunch


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Maximum group size is 15 people.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Istanbul hotels and old city hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Turkish Coffee Trail Small-Group Tour ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

3.3 out of 5

Oct 18, 2017

Dreadful choice, would not recommend this unless you get a good tour guide. She was absolutely terrible, she was late, had no knowledge, unfriendly, rude, pushy, no conversation, on her phone constantly, and not even willing to teach me how to say coffee in Turkish. The only good thing was getting a taste of Turkish coffee on my first day, otherwise absolutely awful. We stopped for coffee every 2 shops with no information about why we were stopping. Hoping to get some cultural and historical background to Turkey’s relationship with coffee, but nothing - My mum practically gave me the tour, knowing more about the coffee trail than her. This tour could have been so much better if only we had a decent guide. Dreadful, too expensive for the amount of money paid, would not recommend. I really should have asked for a refund!

Jun 06, 2017

Yasmin the Guide was knowledgeable & this tour greatly added joy to my first time visit to Istanbul a definite recommendation.

Stanley H

United States