Vines and Pearls is your personal travel planner offering Elevated Turkish Holidays by providing carefully curated private experiences in Istanbul, Cappadocia and Turkish Riviera.
Our mission is to bring Turkish wine making culture to the global stage. We focus on exclusive wine tastings in Turkiye, culinary and cultural experiences that are lead by local licensed industry professionals to create authentic and memorable travel experience for you!
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Vines and Pearls is headquartered in the EU. We work with licensed and trusted service providers in Turkiye that share the same vision of authentic and quality travel and a spark for beauty and adventure. We carefully select all our service providers, maintain close and personal relationship with them and treat one another as a community.
Our business is based on sincere relationships within our community of professional guides and experts in their field. Creating the most memorable and carefree experience for our guests is always at the center of our attention.
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Dear Vinesandpearls, What a memory – fabulous food, wine, and friendships! I want to let you know I appreciated all the effort your wonderful team did.. I wish you all the very best with new beginnings and to bring forward a touch of difference to this wonderful ancient city of Istanbul. It bought me new […]
The Vines and Pearls wine tastings at local Istanbul bars were so much fun, the locations were wonderfully chosen! Always enough time to enjoy the various stops – you never feel rushed. I love wine but knew nothing at all about Turkish wine and it was great to learn about the wide variety of Turkish […]
Having reached the 60+ age you have to be more careful about your choices and preferences and thus quite often feel hesitant whether little pains, aces, avoidance of steep places and what not would be compatible with your wish to travel, to see and explore. A couple of private tours with Vines&Pearls (Iconic Istanbul, Haghia […]
I had such a with chef Arzu! Fantastic food and such a cozy place with a unique atmosphere. 10/10 ! The food was delightful, we had an Ottoman menu that felt very special. When Arzu took a break from cooking and started to play her piano so wonderfully I was astounded!
The tour to Hagia Sofia was great! Hagia Sofia is not a museum anymore and functions as a regular mosque therefore it took some time to get in. However, our guide kept us engaged by using waiting time to tell more about the architecture of Hagia Sofia, surrounding area and it’s rich history. Hagia Sofia […]
I had a fabulous afternoon time sailing on the Bosphorous thanks to sweet and professional Goda and her amazing team at Vinesandpearls, all was perfect: we admire the sunset while sipping well-selected Turkish wine, eating delicious food, and listening to live jazz, highly recommended!
I highly recommend the Vines and Pearls Yacht Wine Tasting experience on the Bosphorus. Everything on the tour was seamless, from our initial booking to our hotel drop-off. The yacht was lovely and the staff onboard were extremely professional. Andrea, our wine expert, was very knowledgeable about Turkish wine and led us through a delicious […]
One of the best tours I’ve ever done – in Istanbul or anywhere else! We’d an absolutely fantastic host, a great relaxed atmosphere aboard a very comfortable, clean and cozy boat. All wines were top notch, live jazz music on board, perfect sightseeing of Istanbul and we even caught the sunset, the views and ambiance […]
Goda and her team of experts at Vines and Pearls provide a highly enjoyable and informative alternative to a traffic-spoilt Istanbul holiday. Her private sunset cruise on the beautiful Bosphorus provide a relaxing opportunity to enjoy an exclusive overview of so many top sites of this magnificent city. Accompanying the tour is a highly experienced […]
Wine Tasting on a Private Yacht is by far the best yachting experience in Istanbul! We took a 2 hour private yacht tour. The host gave us 4 different wines to try and explained the origin of the wines and the history of the city and its buildings. I wholeheartedly recommend the wine tour to […]
I really enjoyed our tour to the Hagia Sofia and it is truly a must see when in Istanbul. Be aware that the waiting time in the queue might be a bit longer than you expect. But to our advantage our tour guide used the opportunity to point out some interesting facts about the architecture […]
I cannot say enough about the care and attention we received from Vines and Pearls. We did two tours with with Vines and Pearls on our recent family trip to Istanbul, and they were some our favorite days in Turkey! We loved the walking tour through the historic Jewish, Armenian, and Greek villages. Our tour […]
As a family of lifelong Agatha Christie fans we were thrilled to discover this tour and learn more about her time in Istanbul, visit the grand hotel she stayed in, and of course sample local wines – which were a delightful surprise. Our guide was a fabulous storyteller, patient with our endless questions and gave […]
I had such an amazing time on this tour with Vines and Pearls. If you love history, wine, and architecture it’s definitely the tour for you! Every detail was perfectly thought through, and our guide was super knowledgeable and engaging. I loved being able to see a unique side of Istanbul’s history and architecture, and […]
This was a fantastic introduction into Turkish wines. Andrea was incredibly knowledgeable, passionate and easy to talk to. She offered great recommendations on wines as well as some to travel tips for Istanbul (for the best food, wine and views). The venues visited were great with a good selection of snacks offered throughout the tour. […]
We loved this tour! We tried a wide range of different things that were all yummy. I am a vegetatian and my husband eats meat so it was great that we were both catered for. Ezel was a wonderful host! She is kind, knowledge and really made the experience great. Just don’t forget to wear […]
Our family of four were met by Ahmet Can Gurel at our hotel for our delicious dining experience. We took a taxi to the Sultanahmet District to begin our tour in our first destination within the spice market. The entrance was tucked away and we would not have spotted it if we were not directed […]
The tour surpassed all our expectations. It has brought us back to the world of luxury, elegance, exclusive dwellings with refined and decorative exteriors and interiors. The route as well as the sites we have visited are very well selected. Besides the architecture, facts from the biographies of famous people we have also got a […]