Turkish Coffee Tour And Coffee-Making Class - Istanbul

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Overview

Perfect the art of pouring a delicious cup of Turkish coffee on a 3.5-hour coffee tour that includes a coffee-making class! Practice preparation techniques at a local coffee shop and stop at several venues for coffee tastings. Youll learn about the long tradition of making Turkeys national drink as you visit the spice bazaar, Ottoman coffee storage sites and some of the oldest coffee houses in Istanbul. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 coffee lovers.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local

Know More about this tour

Coffee, considered Turkey’s national drink, has a long historical tradition that harkens back to the Ottoman Empire. Continue the custom as you delight in making that perfect cup – or at least tasting one!

After your guide picks you up at your hotel, start your small-group tour with a 30-minute workshop learning to prepare a delectable cup of authentic Turkish coffee. Prepared in a special copper pot on a heated sand furnace, the beverage is brewed slowly over a low fire, resulting in a foamy texture and fine taste. Afterward, you’ll even receive a course certificate!

Your guide will tell you about the sultans' prohibition decrees after the Ottomans brought the first coffee beans to Istanbul in 1519. Learn about the first coffee shops that opened some 30 years later in Istanbul’s Eminönü district. Then, follow your guide on a historical route where you’ll have the opportunity to taste Turkish coffee at several venues.

Traveling along narrow streets, visit Ottoman coffee storages, an intriguing old spice bazaar and the Kurukahvedji Inn, one of the oldest coffee-trading company buildings. Along the way, your guide will exhilarate you with stories from the past as you sip each tasty glass!

Inclusions for Turkish Coffee Tour And Coffee-Making Class

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Hotels on the European side of Istanbul only)
  • Turkish Coffee

Exclusions for Turkish Coffee Tour And Coffee-Making Class

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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18 reviews by the users

  • Abolutely fascinating. Ilker is the best guide in Turkey.

  • waste of time

  • istanbulwalks.com was VERY rude and unhelpful to us .. they refused to believe our credit card weren't accepted and assumed we were lying !!! and when i finally convinced them that we tried several cards but our banks did not allow us to book your tour online from ANY SITE( tripadvisor -viator - expidia and this ) even tho we have booked othertours online before but this tour istanbulwalks weren't accepted by all of our banks we asked them to pay on arrival if we send them an email with our info we did ... but they responded saying we have no booking !! OFC i mentioned that information in my email IF THEY readit they would'nt have wasted our time !!! my husband heard the phone call with me he was very upset and we couldn't review on trip advisor or viator so i found this site and HOPE who ever is dealing with them dont they are stupid for not reading the whole email they could have took my info as soon as i was finally able to find their number and call them why didnt they take my info

  • Enjoyed this tour learning a lot about the history of coffee, and getting to make our own Turkish Coffee. Our tour guide Yasmin was great!

  • Very informative walking tour. I learned many things about Turkish coffee and was able to try out tree types of turkish coffee. My tour guide was very knowledgeable.

  • Serhat took my husband and I on a coffee tour and coffee making class. I don't even drink coffee I drank chai and I still thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the class. Getting to meet, chat and drink coffee with the local people in the coffee shop was fantastic. Interesting and fun tour.

  • Excellent...my tour guide went beyond any tour I could imagine. His knowledge was so informative.
    The experience left me breathless. and I saw where they filmed the James Bond movie. Thanks

  • I do not typically review tours but this company and tour must have a high recommendation. It was necessary for me to change my date and they accommodated me with a simple phone call request. The tour guide was outstanding and this tour is a wonderful way to experience Istanbul from a different perspective - while enjoying exceptional coffee along the way!

  • Although we got off to a late start, our guide did not rush us. The tour introduced us to a good range of Turkish coffees and coffee-drinking venues.

  • Super fun, interesting and informative!

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