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

From: $195

  • 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.

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.

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!

    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 (Licence number: 8860)