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09 Nıghts / 10 Days Tour
FLAVOURS OF TURKEY

Starting From3,995 
  • CULINARY & FOOD TOURS


FLAVOURS OF TURKEY
09 Nights / 10 Days Istanbul & Cappadocia & Kusadasi
 program:

Day 01 – Arrive IST Airport than Transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 02 – After Breakfast, Full Day Istanbul Byzantine Tour. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 03 – After Breakfast, Full Day Istanbul Ottoman Relics Tour. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 04 – After breakfast, Full Day Istanbul Heritages Tour.  Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 05 – After Breakfast, Flight to Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 06 – After Breakfast, Full Day South Cappadocia Tour. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 07 – After breakfast, Full Day North Cappadocia Tour. Flight to İzmir Overnight in Selçuk.
Day 08 – After breakfast, Full Day Seven Wonders Tour. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 09 – After breakfast, Flight to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 10 – After breakfast, transfer to IST Airport for return flight.

Flavours Of Turkey Tour Programme:

Day 01 – Arrival Day ( Dinner Included)

Welcome to Istanbul, where you will be met by our representative and taken to your hotel. Istanbul, the only city in the world built on two continents, provides a unique link between East and West. The guardian of the treasures of three great empires, Napoleon once said that if the world were a single state then its capital would be Constantinople. Even today, amid the traffic-choked streets of modern Istanbul, among the high-rises, the steep alleys and the glowing ancient churches and mosques, you can still feel exactly what he meant. Welcome dinner at one of Istanbul’s reknown restaurants. Accommodation in Istanbul.

Day 02 – Full Day Byzantine Tour (Breakfast & Lunch, Dinner Included)

* Visited Sights:  Hagia Sophia – St. Savior in Chora Mosque – Thedosius Cistern
Today we will take you on a tour of of Istanbul’s Byzantine iconic monuments. Hagia Sophia, the church of the Divine Wisdom, which was a church (circa 548 AD), then a mosque and now a museum. The 1600-year-old Thedosius Cistern which provided water for the city of Constantinople. It is difficult to describe the beauty and uniqueness of this cistern. Lunch at Asitane restaurant – Ottoman Cuisine at its best. After lunch you will visit the St. Savior in Chora Mosque, known for its magnificent mosaics and frescoes dating from the 11th to the 14th centuries. Rest of the day at leisure or Optional Hamam Experience. Dinner will be at one of Istanbul’s popular kebab restaurants. Transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 03 – Full Day Ottoman Relics Tour (Breakfast & Lunch, Dinner Included)

* Visited Sights: Topkapi Palace – Blue Mosque – The Palace Kitchens, Helvahane and Quarters – Bosphorus Cruise

Today you will visit the Blue Mosque, a famous 17th century mosque that dominates the Istanbul skyline,Topkapı Palace the residence of the sultans for almost three centuries. It is located on the promontory jutting out between the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. This setting provides a magnificent view. The construction of the Topkapı Palace was completed between 1465 and 1478. Being the imperial residence of the sultan, his court and harem, the palace was also the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire. In the Treasury section, you will see the 7th biggest diamond in the world, the “Spoonmaker’s Diamond” and the Harem is a vast labyrinth of rooms and corridors once occupied by the black eunuchs, concubines, the Sultan’s mother and the Sultan himself. The Palace Kitchens comprised of buildings arranged along a 170 metre-long courtyard/street in the 2nd courtyard of the Palace facing the Sea of Marmara appear as a separate neighbourhood with their attachments. You will visit The Palace Kitchens, Helvahane and Quarters and learn about our culinary culture of 400 years. Lunch near sites. Then we will drive to the pier for our cruise on the Bosphorus. Upon disembarkation you will proceed to your host’s home to enjoy a hands- on cooking class learning to cook home-style, family recipes and taste what you have cooked. A truly unique opportunity to experience Turkish hospitality and Istanbul home life. Accomodation in Istanbul.

Day 04 –  Full Day Istanbul Heritages Tour  (Breakfast & Lunch Included)

* Visited Sights: Süleyman the Magnificent Mosque – Grand Bazaar – Rustem Pasha Mosque  – Spice Bazaar

Today you will explore Süleyman the Magnificent Mosque and the famous Grand Bazaar. Before lunch visit the Rustem Pasha Mosque with best Iznik tiles ever produced. Lunch will be served at Istanbul’s iconic Pandeli Restaurant. After lunch you will walk through the Spice Bazaar, an extensive market which was built in the 17th century to finance the upkeep of the nearby mosque – Yeni Cami. The bazaar is often referred to as the “Egyptian Market” due to the fact that spices used to come to the market from India and Southeast Asia via Egypt. You will stop for a spice tasting session in a Spice shop that has been there since 5 generations. A baklava tasting stop will be your last stop for the day. Dinner will be on your own. Accomodation in Istanbul.

Day 05 – Istanbul to Cappadocia (Breakfast, Lunch Included)

* Visited Sights: Kadıkoy – Cappadocia

Morning at leisure. Take a ferry ride to the other side of the river that separates the European and Asian parts of Istanbul to explore the famous open-air street market of Kadıkoy. Notice the big difference in atmosphere between the Spice Market and the Kadıkoy which is more in tune with the way most people in Istanbul cook and eat. Indulge yourself in the huge variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, with plenty to discover for the “foodie.” Feel the real bazaar shopping experience with the fishmongers, bakers, butchers and grocers singing out to attract you to their stall. Take your time and explore the many pastry shops, Turkish delight and deli stores and the aromatic spice stands. There is plenty to see and buy, with information and recommendations available. Lunch will be at reknown Ciya Restaurant where you will taste best samples of Anatolian Cuisine. After lunch we will head to the airport for our flight to Cappadocia. You will be transferred to our cave hotel upon arrival. A light dinner will be served. Accomodation in Cappadocia.

Day 06 – Full Day South Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner Included)

* Visited Sights: Dervent Valley – Zelve Open Air Museum – Underground city of Kaymakli – Pasabag Fairy Chimneys Valley

In Cappadocia we will focus on the very particular culture and foods of Anatolia. After walking through a local farmers market you will proceed to a village where you will be cooking lunch in a village home with a local family. They will show you how to make manti, a traditional dish whose heritage stretches back in to the Central Asian origins of modern Turkey. You will taste what you have cooked for lunch. After lunch we will introduce you to the lunar landscape of Cappadocia at Dervent Valley, and then head to the Zelve Open Air Museum, which is one of the earliest inhabited and latest abandoned monastic settlements of Cappadocia. Seeing the best examples of the fairy chimneys at Pasabag Fairy Chimneys Valley, we drive further to Kaymaklı. You will explore the underground city of Kaymakli, one of the largest and deepest of Cappadocia’s many such settlements. Before dinner we will stop at a winery. This is the biggest and oldest winery (since 1943) in Cappadocia. We will tour the winery while tasting their local wines. The Okuzgozu- Bogazkere combinations (grapes native to Turkey) are quite promising. The family-operated winery is located underground, carved in natural rock. This natural cellar also provides excellent storage conditions for the wine. Dinner will be at a popular Cappadocia restaurant.

Day 07 – Full Day North Cappadocia Tour  (Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner Included)

* Visited Sights: Balloon Ride * (optional extra tour) – Avanos – Red Valley –  Goreme Open Air Museum –

Early morning optional balloon ride– transfer to the balloon launching site to meet the balloon crew. The gentle and stable wind conditions are ideal during the first few hours of the day in Cappadocia. It is also the ideal time for photography, with splendid colours and contrasts. The deep canyons and gentle winds carry you over places that could never be reached except by balloon. After flying over Cappadocia for about one hour, you will land to a champagne celebration! Proceed to Avanos, a centre of terracotta art since 2,000 BC, you will see a demonstration of pottery making in a traditional workshop, where the family has been making pottery for many generations. Then we will try our hands at it under the supervision of a master potter. This is also a great spot to shop for pottery. Lunch at local restaurant. We will then drive to a village where they will show us how they produce grape molasses (depending on the season) and homemade baklava. After lunch you will continue your day with a hike in the picturesque Red Valley. Then make your way back to the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. These are found in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings dating from as early as the 10th century. Then while sipping your wine you will enjoy a demonstration and explanation of Turkish carpet making techniques, symbols and different types of carpets, and get the chance to buy some of these works of art. After dinner we will take an evening flight to Izmir and drive to Selçuk.

Day 08 – Full Day Seven Wonders Tour (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

* Visited Sights: Ruins of Ephesus –  Temple of Artemis – the Oleatrium, an Olive and Olive Oil Museum 
After breakfast we will proceed to visit the ancient archaeological ruins of Ephesus, featuring the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of ancient world. We will then proceed for lunch in an ecological farm that houses the best restaurant in the area and visit the Oleatrium, an Olive and Olive Oil Museum where we will be travelling 2500 years in time. After having a delectable feast, we will take you around the farm so you will see how they dry their vegetables under the sun, how they make tomato, pepper paste, pomegranate molasses and the making of many different organic jams. The farm tour will end at the museum where you will see how mankind first discovered that olives were edible and how olive oil was used from the beginning of time until today. Dinner will be served at a meze and fish restaurant in Kuşadası. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 09 – Cappadocia to Istanbul (Breakfast Included)

Morning at leisure. Lunch on own. Then proceed to the airport to take flight to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 10 – Departure Day (Breakfast Included)

You will be picked up from your hotel depending on your flight time and transferred to the airport directly for your departure flight.

Inclusions:

  •  Total 9 Nights  Hotel Accommodations
  • All tours mentioned above (including entrance fees, taxes & professional guiding) – SIC
  • All transfers required to complete the program (in good model luxury vehicles) – PRIVATE
  • Accommodation in prestigious luxury boutique hotels
  • Cooking classes by local Turkish culinary experts
  • Local home visits in Istanbul, Cappadocia
  • Discover the rock cut churches and fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, visit Ephesus
  • Tours of food markets and bazaars
  • Guided visits to the iconic monuments of Istanbul
  • Boat journeys down the Bosphorus
  • Sumptuous meals at the best restaurants throughout the itinerary.
  • All breakfast & lunches & dinners that are mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Domestic flights ISTANBUL- KAYSERI/IZMIR / IZMIR- ISTANBUL ( Economy class)
  • All arrival and departure transfers
  • Transportation by airconditioned vehicle

Not Included:

  • International airfare
  • Visa fee on arrival to Turkey
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Non mandatory but customary tips
  • Optional balooning in Cappadocia
  • Alcoholic drinks where not included in menu

Important Notes :

  • Minimum group size is 4 Pers.
  • Group size limited with 12 Participants
  • This tour can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements .
  • We are running this trip privately also for individuals this year.
  • Pre or post trip extensions can be arranged on tailor made, upon request.
  • If you have 2 or more children, please contact us.
  • Please note that higher prices may apply during peak periods. (Eid period, Easter and New years etc.)
PACKAGE PRICE WITH 4* HOTELS
1 person  Euro person rate / For Single Room
2 person  Euro per person rate / For 1 Double Room
3 person  Euro per person rate / For 1 Triple Room
4 person  Euro per person rate / For 2 Double Rooms
5 person  Euro per person rate / For 1 Double Room and 1 Triple Room
PACKAGE PRICE WITH 5* HOTELS
1 person  Euro person rate / For Single Room
2 person  Euro per person rate / For 1 Double Room
3 person  Euro per person rate / For 1 Triple Room
4 person  Euro per person rate / For 2 Double Rooms
5 person  Euro per person rate / For 1 Double Room and 1 Triple Room

Schedule

Guaranteed Departured Seat-In-Coach  Tour

*This tour can be operated as private tour on request.


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