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Fatih, Turkey
Turkish Coffee Tour and Coffee-Making Class

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icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover traditional techniques to making a perfect cup of Turkish coffee during this small-group coffee tour and coffee-making class in Istanbul. Alongside your professional guide, enjoy learning the craft of coffee production at a shop, plus sip delicious coffee at a few local establishments. Continue your java journey at a spice bazaar, where you will uncover the Ottoman secrets to store coffee and visit several of Istanbul's favorite coffee joints. Numbers are limited to 15 coffee connoisseurs, to maintain a more intimate experience with your guide. 
  • Half-day Turkish coffee tour in Istanbul
  • Receive a certificate after your 30-minute coffee-making workshop
  • Visit a spice bazaar and see where Ottoman coffee is stored
  • Stop at the Kurukahvedji Inn, a historical building
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 ensures a more personalized experience
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Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (Hotels on the European side of Istanbul only)
Turkish Coffee
Gratuities

Departure Point

Eminönü, Rüstem Paşa, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Turkish coffee, renowned for its rich and full body, is a national delight whose tradition has beckoned palates since the era of the Ottoman Empire. Embark on a voyage to taste the perfect cup and even immerse yourself and make some too. Meet your guide at your central hotel and kick-off your small-group tour by engaging in a 30-minute coffee making workshop. 

Prepare a delicious cup of Turkish coffee by heating the brew on a sand stove in a traditional copper vessel. After a short time over a small flame, the coffee becomes frothy and is ready for consumption. Enjoy the yummy taste of your masterful work and collect a course certificate.

Next, listen as your guide explains how prohibition mandates were put forth in 1519 by the Ottoman sultan after coffee beans were initially imported to Istanbul. As you stroll with your guide through an renown coffee passage, hear about the coffee shops that were pioneered in Istanbul's district of Eminönü about 30 years after the mandates. Then, relish tastings at a few coffee shops that embody centuries of coffee making heritage.

From here, continue along corridors and discover how Ottomans stored their coffee, see a fascinating spice bazaar and visit one of oldest coffee businesses in the city, Kurukahvedji Inn. At every turn, enjoy fun commentary from your expert guide who will provide the extra flavor to go with your tastes of coffee.
Itinerary
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Istanbul Walks
Coffee is national drink of Turkey that has a long historical tradition. Its story began in Egypt, where the Ottomans brought the first coffee beans to Istanbul in 1519. The first coffee shops were open some 30 years later in Eminonu district. There were prohibition decrees by some Ottoman Sultans. Our tour begins with “Coffee Route” – where we will have coffee tasting in these historical venues. Tiny streets, historical walkways, intriguing old bazaars, Ottoman coffee storages. On route, we will visit Haci Bekir, Confectioner, specialized in traditional sweets such as Turkish delight, hard candy. Tour finishes with a Turkish coffee making course where participants will get certificate at the end, and a guide that will exhilarate the past and make your day valuable is the event of this day.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Istanbul Walks
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Turkish Coffee Tour and Coffee-Making Class?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Turkish Coffee Tour and Coffee-Making Class?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Turkish Coffee Tour and Coffee-Making Class.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Turkish Coffee Tour and Coffee-Making Class?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Turkish Coffee Tour and Coffee-Making Class.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Turkish Coffee Tour and Coffee-Making Class?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Turkish Coffee Tour and Coffee-Making Class.

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Reviews

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star-5
Coffee with friends
JuanDavid_P
, Nov 2021
Our guide was Diana, and she was really great. She took us to places we wouldn't get there not even by chance. Also gave us an amazing journey to different coffee shops, and at the end, the tour felt like traveling with a friend.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
We are so glad to hear this. Thank you.. Hope to see you again.
star-5
Great tour - highly recommend
John_M
, Oct 2021
A wonderful tour guided by Tuncer, who was really informative about the city, with plenty of stories, insights and jokes along the way! If you like really strong coffee, this is the ideal tour for you! I can highly recommend this tour, as well as the Grand Bazaar tour, for which I also had Tuncer as the guide.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much John, you can't imagine how important your opinion is for us. Sincerely
star-5
Luffing was wonderful!!!...
David_B
, Sep 2021
Luffing was wonderful!!! Fun, humorous, knowledgeable in history, specifically in coffee instructions and a good conversationalist. He anticipated our needs and showed us many new sites of Istanbul. This is a must tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello David, Thank you for such a beautiful review. Sincerely
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A must do Tour into the Coffe Culture and more!
Jithin_V
, Dec 2019
I was picked by my guide Oguzhan. A real fun and informative guy. Since in that day I was the only one to be on that tour, it was more or less Personalized for me. A short introduction to the surrounding places where given on our way to the Grand bazar. A lot of history. We took a tour into the Bazar. Visited the local coffee shops in and out the Bazar. Tried a bit of Turkish coffee reading and finally a Turkish coffee making class including a certificate. As mentioned since I was the only one, Oguzhan was kind enough to include some extras into the tour. Highly recommended rather than walking around and just clicking photos around!!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you for your comment and compliments to our guide Ozi. We would like to see you with one of our tours in İstanbul. Sincerely, Bilal Uğur
star-1
Great they cancelled class 2 hours before the actual time
Sandeep M
, Aug 2019
Class was cancelled couple of hour before the actual time. It would have helped if I was informed earlier, this would have helped me do something else.
star-5
Wonderful tour, visited coffee...
Kris
, Jan 2018
Wonderful tour, visited coffee houses that I would never have found if by myself. Highly recommend!
star-5
I had the most amazing afternoon on...
Nicholas H
, Nov 2017
I had the most amazing afternoon on the Istanbul Coffee tour. The guide Ilker, was just fantastic and made it very special with his vast local knowledge and enthusiasm. The coffee making class was fun too! I would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking for something a bit different to do in Istanbul.
star-5
Abolutely fascinating. Ilker is the...
Alexandra_A
, Sep 2017
Abolutely fascinating. Ilker is the best guide in Turkey.
star-5
Enjoyed this tour learning a lot...
nardia
, Sep 2017
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!
star-4
Very informative walking tour. I...
Edgar_L
, Oct 2016
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.

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