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.
The coffee was excellent and the tour guide did a fantastic job of describing the city's history. It was an excellent way to see Istanbul.
Great guide - very knowledgeable, friendly! Best tour we took!
We booked this tour as an introduction to Istanbul when we knew we'd be tired after travelling by train all night to get there. Our guide, Sanem, was wonderful. She made the coffee culture come alive as we shared coffee, Turkish Delight, and stories about the city and our travels. The tour was well put together and gave us a very pleasant afternoon.
After a long flight, the coffee tour was just what I needed: a wonderful meandering walk through Istanbul, with lovely chat, hot, thick Turkish coffee, and a friendly, knowledgeable guide. Just be warned: three cups in three hours may lead some who are caffeine-sensitive to be a touch jittery. For me, it was just right.
This tour while somewhat overpriced was definitely fun and very informative. As a barista back in the states gaining this new skill and knowledge was useful. The places within the city we went were also very interesting.
DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR!!! My husband and I went on this tour last week with Ms. Sanem. We had a blast as we learned about the history of Turkish Coffee and processes. As we were led through various cafes, we learned about the importance of Turkish Coffee presentation. We bypassed a huge line and did a tour of the Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi shop where we saw how they grind the coffee. We also went to the best sweets shop to make sure that we had the perfect Turkish Delights for our coffee. Last we made our own coffee and were presented with certificates. This was the most unique experience we had in Turkey.
Leisa J Australia
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.
This tour was excellent. The guide was very friendly and flexible. I learned alot about the culture of Turkey including much more than just the coffee culture.
We had an excellent time! Our guide was very knowledgeable and was fantastic about answering our questions. It was great learning how to make the coffee, really neat! Definitely a highlight of our trip. A must-do for coffee lovers. Plus she showed us the best place to buy coffee in the spice market, so we brought some home!
Although we had a good time and the coffee was good, we felt that it was expensive to just taste 3 different coffees and find out Turkish coffee history. However if you are keen on savouring Turkish coffee like a local in quaint joints off the tourist track then try this tour!
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