Wine Tasting Tour in Istanbul
Our Wine Tasting tour in Istanbul is run by professional tourist guides who also are wine experts who bear diplomas and certificates.
Wine Tasting in Istanbul Turkey - Turkish wine and history in Istanbul
Turkish Wine which extends on territories of Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria is also birthplace of Dionysos, God of Wine according to Greek Mythology. Therefore the Istanbul region is extremely rich for historical testimonies and evidences which remind this heritage as well as the ongoing wine production for thousands of years. In our Wine Tasting in Istanbul Turkey we explore Turkish Wine, not only wineries but also historical sites with our experienced guides who also are wine experts.
Wine Tasting in Istanbul Turkey - About our guide – Wine tasting certificates and diplomas
Our guide in the Wine Tasting in Istanbul Turkey bear following diplomas and certificates about wine:
- AIS (Association of Italian Sommeliers) Golden Diploma
- WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) Advanced Certificate
- Plumpton College – Brighton / England – Certificate of Viticulture
Wine Tasting in Istanbul Turkey – General information
- Half Day Tour
- Approximate duration: 4 hours
- Included: All wine tastings, specialized guiding service, local drinks included
- To taste: Turkish anisee drink Raki with some mezes in a tavern, appropriate to the spirit of ancient times.
Wine Tasting in Istanbul Turkey - Route
In this tour we will explore ancient port area of Istanbul, from Tophane to Galata district, this latter was founded by Genovese merchants from Italy, one of Maritime Republics of Middle Ages. 16th century Mosque of Kılıc Ali Paşa which is the smaller size model of Saint Sophia, 19th century Nusretiye Mosque of European Barocco style, the ancient churches and narrow streets of Karakoy District or Galata with the ancient name. We will extend our walking from the shores of Bosphorus to Golden Horn.
- From Tophane to Karakoy, a harbor story in pursuit of Historical taverns
- To see: Nusretiye Mosque, Imperial Cannon Factory, Ahmet 3rd Fountain, Kılıc Ali Pasa Mosque, Mumhane Street where wine and raki factories were located, Armenian Church of Kirkor Luksarovic, Ancient Greek Churches of Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist. Traces of Genovese Walls.