4 DAYS TURKISH COOKING TOUR ISTANBUL ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Istanbul Tour- Arrival Day - Welcome Dinner
(Welcome dinner included)
Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport and check in to
your hotel, offers a welcome drink and a chat with gourmet experts in Turkish
cuisine. Tonight you will have a welcome dinner, be introduced to our friendly
crew and other travelers while enjoying traditional Turkish food and enjoy the
mystical atmosphere of Istanbul at night. Overnight in Istanbul.
There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from
city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer
from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen
airport please contact us for transfer rates.
Day 2 - Turkish Cooking Lesson Istanbul
After a morning orientation sightseeing tour of Istanbul, you participate in
your first Turkish cooking lesson: During our Istanbul cooking tour, you will
taste various flavors of Turkey from different regions. preparing lunch which
you will enjoy!
After lunch visit to TOPKAPI PALACE. The great palace of the Ottoman sultans
from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal,
silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the
famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining
relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE: Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by
the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent
interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
HIPPODROME: Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three
monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the
Column of Constantine. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Istanbul City Tour - Belly Dancing and Folklore Class
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to
ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th
century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the
architectural marvels of all time. Visit the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The
air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint,
thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. After the Tour return to hotel
for a rest. In the evening we depart for your Belly dancing and folklore class.
This will be a very memorable class learning belly dancing techniques and
folklore dance. You will learn the special moves and how to get the attention of
the audience. We have dinner at the Restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 - Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your cooking tour was a
memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another
TravelShop Turkey Cooking Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for
choosing TravelShop Turkey.
4 DAYS TURKISH COOKING TOUR ISTANBUL INCLUDES:
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- 1 cooking class
- 1 Belly Dancing and Folklore Class
- 3 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 3 breakfasts and 1 welcome dinner
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- Return airport transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- International flights
- Insurance: All types
- Turkey entry visa
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
Please Note: Hagia Sophia is open on every day, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays.
If this hotel list is not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange similar hotels. If you prefer a different category hotel, there might be an additional cost.
What are the discounts for children?
Under 2 years of age, your child will travel free of charge by land. Flight ticket insurance cost will be 20 Euro only.
Children under 6 years of age are charged at 50% of a full priced adult tour in Istanbul.
Children 7-11 years of age are charged at 75% of a full priced adult tour in Istanbul.
Children above 11 years are full priced adult fares.