A Food, Wine & Wine History Walking Tour in Istanbul with a Researcher and Sommelier Guide

The lands that are now Turkey were the earliest to cultivate vineyards and produce wines, dating back to the Neolithic Age (Çayönü-Nevalı Çori, 7000 B.C.).

The Hittites, Bronze Age people, were the first to make laws and regulations about viticulture and wine making, thus establishing a true Empire of Wine on Anatolian lands.


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Today Turkey is home to the largest of the temples dedicated to Dionysus, God of wine.

How about a day of tasting delicious Turkish wines, paired with Turkish food, and learning about the 9000-year-old Anatolian wine culture? Food and wine archaeology has increasingly become an interesting field of study.  We invite you to take part in these discoveries!



  • Visit the Archaeological Museums of Istanbul and see wine related exhibits
  • Receive detailed information on the history of wine, given by our researcher and sommelier guide
  • Enjoy a wine tasting session with our wine expert during lunch, with wines produced from native grapes of Turkey
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch consisting of specialty dishes from Turkish cuisine paired with Turkish wines
  • Take a walking tour and continue your wine tasting in the Galata neighborhood.


What is Included?

  • Services of researcher and sommelier guide
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Wine Tastings

What is not Included?

  • Transportation
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuity to the guide (optional)


Meeting Point and Time?

  • 10:00 a.m. at the entrance to the Archaeological Museums of Istanbul

Duration of the tour: 6-7 hours

Where will the tour end: Karaköy neighborhood

Price: $195.00 USD per person

Capacity: Minimum 2, maximum 6 guests

Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policy

This tour is operated by A-group Travel Agency “Serif Yenen Travel” licensed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism (License number: 8860)