5 DAYS TURKISH COOKING TOUR 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 - Cappadocia Tour
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast, we depart for Istanbul Ataturk Airport for our domestic flight
to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your Cave hotel. Have some rest
at the hotel and depart for Cooking Lesson in Cappadocia. You will learn to cook
the delicious tastes of Turkey, in which the tastes of the Silk Road, Byzantine,
Greek and Ottoman Empire are mixed. During the tour, you will stay in the most
unique place located at the heart of Turkey, Cappadocia, which is composed of
centuries old cave houses. Your hotel has all the modern conveniences, but is
built into these ancient caves, and decorated with traditional Turkish
artifacts. Overnight in Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 4 - Cooking Lesson and Cappadocia Tour
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After having had breakfast, participants will take part in the another cooking
lesson in Cappadocia. You will have the opportunity to taste great food of
Central Turkey, including pancakes and tasting kebab. In the afternoon we visit
Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is
famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ
and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave
Greek houses, visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you
go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. Overnight in
Day 5 - Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Then we depart
for Kayseri airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home.
We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future
in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing
5 DAYS TURKISH COOKING TOUR INCLUDES:
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- 2 different cooking classes
- Domestic flights Istanbul to Cappadocia
- Domestic flights Cappadocia to Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
- 4 breakfasts
- 1 welcome dinner
- 2 dinner
- Guided Istanbul tour
- Guided Cappadocia tour
- 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.