7 DAYS GOURMET TOUR TURKEY 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 - Istanbul City Tour - 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 Bosphorus Cruise - Istanbul fly to Antalya
(Breakfast, local dinner included)
After breakfast at 08:30 depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy the array of
sites you can see from the boat including: SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar).
BOSPHORUS BY BOAT is a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway
separating Europe and Asia. After Tour we depart for Istanbul Ataturk airport
for domestic flight to Antalya. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel
in Antalya. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.
Day 4 - Antalya Duden waterfalls Tour - Cooking Lesson
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast visit the Duden Waterfalls. The Duden Waterfalls make a pleasant
side trip from Antalya and its surrounding gardens are a popular picnic spot
with locals. The Duden River extends from the Taurus Mountains all the way to
the Mediterranean and creates two cascades known as the Upper and Lower Duden
Waterfalls. Today we will taste the Mediterranean flavors, Mediterranean kitchen
is famous for its salads and mezzes. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 5 - Antalya to Cappadocia by flight
(Breakfast and local dinner included)
After breakfast at 12:00 check out and free time till departure. Then we depart
for Antalya airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri
airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia.
Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6 - 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 7 - Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast you will have free time for 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 TravelShop Turkey.
7 DAYS GOURMET TOUR TURKEY INCLUDES:
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- All Airport transfers mentioned in the itinerary
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Antalya
- Domestic flight from Antalya to Cappadocia
- Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
- 3 different cooking classes
- 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Antalya
- 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
- 7 open buffet breakfasts
- 2 local lunches at restaurants during the tours
- 4 local dinners at the hotel
- Guided Istanbul city tour
- Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
- Guided Antalya Duden Waterfalls 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
- 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.