Become an expert on Turkish coffee and not just its history, on this enlightening Turkish coffee tour, you will even learn to prepare it yourself.
Become an expert on Turkish coffee and not just its history, on this enlightening Turkish coffee tour, you will even learn to prepare it yourself. Despite being internationally recognized as a national symbol of Turkey nowadays, the history of Turkish coffee actually began quite late in time. The Ottomans imported the very first coffee beans into what now is Turkey from Egypt in 1519. It then took 30 more years of business struggles for the first coffee shops to open in the district of Eminonu. After that, coffee had to still wait a very long before sinking into the Ottoman zeitgeist many sultans issued prohibition decrees against the bean but, as time went by, they proved to be of no avail. Eventually, coffee rose to its current status of national beverage.
This tour begins with a course where you will learn how to make Turkish coffee. Once you have mastered the technique, you will even be presented with a certificate to show your friends back home. Afterwards, continue the trip on a historical Coffee Route which, of course, contains plenty of coffee breaks. Explore some historical venues that let you enjoy a taste of Turkish delight. Let the ancient atmosphere of the labyrinthine streets, historical walkways and mysterious old bazaars enchant you. Alongside your guide, well-versed in the history of the city, the stories behind each and every building you encounter will seem to come to life before your eyes.
- Master the technique of making Turkish coffee and get a certificate
- Explore some historical venues that let you enjoy a taste of Turkish delight
- See labyrinthine streets, historical walkways and mysterious old bazaars
- Learn the history of the city, the stories behind each and every building through the guide
Tour Start Time: 13:00hrs
Duration: 3 Hours
What You Get
- What to bring: The voucher and valid photo ID.
- Infants 0-2 years carried free of charge.
- Child Price: 3-7 years
- Restrictions: Pregnant women, people with heart problems and other sensitive illnesses cannot participate in this tour.
- Pick-up Service is available only in hotels located in Sultanahmet, Aksaray, Sirkeci, Beyazt and Taksim areas. Outside these areas pick-up service is unavailable.
- Guests will be picked up from their hotel lobby between 12:30 to 13:30. The customers must be at the meeting point 15 min before the start of the tour. Guests will be dropped back to their hotel.
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