Combination of Dining Out In A Turkish Way & Turkish Coffee Trail

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Day 1:

Highlights: Ocakbaşı, Meyhane, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street, Turkish Coffee, Kebab, Turkish Tea, İşkembe (Tripe) Soup, Kokoreç (Sheep Intensense)

No touristic places - but you will see much more than that! We will take you where ‘real people’ go to dine in a ‘Turkish Way’. You will see and have a chance to meet local people having fun with their friends. We start the evening in a traditional ‘Simit Bakery’. Simit is a bread roll, which is covered with grape molasses and sesame seeds. We take our simits and visit one of the local kıraathane’- which literally means reading rooms-but-in reality is a coffee shop with lots of men with mustaches playing cards or backgammon! After having traditional Turkish tea in a traditional tea glasses we visit another traditional place: Ocakbaşı-which is a traditional self-service barbecue restaurant where you sit by the fire and grill your kebabs, along with glass of Turkish Raki of course! We continue our gourmet journey passing, seeing and sniffing by some Turkish Restaurants. Finally, we end up in a Meyhane – a traditional Tavern where you taste ‘Meze’, drink ‘Rakı’ and listen to live Turkish Music performed by Gipsy Musicians. Well if you think that is it for the night, you are wrong! We will offer you a traditional ‘İşkembe Çorbası’, which is a ‘Tripe Soup’- the same way Turks complete their evening after being sated with ‘Turkish Rakı’… And of course no Turkish Night is ‘a complete’ without tasting the ‘Türk Kahvesi’-Turkish Coffee. Sounds tasty huh! And to give it quality, you will be escorted by a Professional guide who will explain to you everything that you will need to know.

Day 2:

Highlights: Coffee Making Course(With Certificate) in a Coffee Shop, Coffee Tasting in Oldest Coffee House of Istanbul, Spice Bazaar, Ottoman Coffee Storage, Oldest Coffee Shop of Istanbul, Turkish Delight Tasting in Oldest Historical Delight Shop (Hacıbekir), Kurukahvedji inn.

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 Eminönü district. There were prohibiton decrees by some Ottoman Sultans. Our tour begins with a Turkish coffee making course where participants will get certificate et the end. Afterwards the tour will continue with the historical “Coffee Route” – where we will have coffee and some Turkish delight tasting in this historical venues.Tiny streets, historical walkways, intriguing old bazaars, Ottoman coffee storages. And a guide that will exhilarate the past and make your day valuable is the event of this day!

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