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8 DAYS COOKING AND WINE TASTING TOUR

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Triple Room:  from Euro 1036.00   Single Room:  from Euro 1152.00

TOUR ROUTE:
Istanbul - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Cappadocia - Istanbul

8 DAYS COOKING AND WINE TASTING TOUR SUMMARY:


Welcome to Turkey! If you would like to see something different in your life and if you like cooking or want to learn how to cook, we offer you very special itinerary to learn very good Turkish cuisines with smiley and friendly Turkish people. The best Cooking tour and Wine Tasting in Turkey, including Istanbul - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Pamukkale & Capppadocia. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. There are no long bus rides just domestic flights getting you to your destination comfortable and relaxed.
 
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8 DAYS COOKING AND WINE TASTING TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Istanbul Tour- Arrival Day
(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
(Breakfast included)
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 to Izmir and Kusadasi
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Spice Market Tour starting at 08:30. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including: SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar). BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia.. Lunh break at the Turkish restaurant. After the lunch depart for Istanbul Ataturk airport for domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 4 - Ephesus Tour and Making Wine
(Breakfast and dinner included)
At 08:30 departure from hotel. Guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visit the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatreand you will have a Lunch break at a small Turkish restaurant. After Lunch we will visit to Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way to hotel, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour
(Breakfast and dinner included)
At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. We will check at the hotel around 12.00 and we have a lunch break until 13.30. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 6 - Pamukkale - Denizli to Nevsehir / Kayseri airport and Cappadocia
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast, we depart for Denizli airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your Cave hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Overnight in Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 7 - 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 Cappadocia.

Day 8 - Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Today 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.



8 DAYS COOKING AND WINE TASTING TOUR INCLUDES:
  • Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport
  • Airport transfer to Denizli airport
  • Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
  • Domestic flight from Denizli to Kayseri / Nevsehir
  • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • 2 Cooking Lesson
  • 1 Wine Tasting
  • 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
  • 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
  • 1 night hotel in Pamukkale
  • 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
  • 7 open buffet breakfasts
  • 3 local lunches during the tours
  • 1 Welcome dinners
  • 5 local dinners at hotels
  • Guided Istanbul city tour
  • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise
  • Guided Ephesus tour
  • Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
  • Guided Pamukkale 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

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • 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.



8 DAYS COOKING AND WINE TASTING TOUR
REGULAR SUMMER PRICES IN EURO:
Summer Season: from 10.03. - 10.11.
Room Type Triple Room Shared Double Single Room
4 star hotels €  1165.00 €  1191.00 €  1353.00
5 star hotels €  1325.00 €  1406.00 €  1691.00


8 DAYS COOKING AND WINE TASTING TOUR
REGULAR WINTER PRICES IN EURO:
Winter Season: from 11.11.- 11.03.
Room Type Triple Room Shared Double Single Room
4 star hotels €  1036.00 €  1054.00 €  1152.00
5 star hotels €  1079.00 €  1104.00 €  1259.00


If there are more than 4 travellers, we can provide you a special discounted price. We have special rates for private tours if you are interested in doing your tour on private basis. Please contact us for requests and more information.

If you are a travel agency or tour operator, please register at our agency section for special B2B rates.


4 STAR HOTELS LIST
HOTEL LIST - ISTANBUL:
4 StarFeronya Hotel
HOTEL LIST - KUSADASI:
4 Star Marina Hotel
HOTEL LIST - PAMUKKALE:
4 Star Tripolis Hotel
HOTEL LIST - CAPPADOCIA:
4 Star Tassaray Hotel


5 STAR HOTELS LIST
HOTEL LIST - ISTANBUL:
5 Star Barcelo Eresin Topkapi Hotel
HOTEL LIST - KUSADASI:
5 Star Charisma Hotel
HOTEL LIST - PAMUKKALE:
5 Star Colossae Hotel
HOTEL LIST - CAPPADOCIA:
Gamirasu Cave Hotel

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.

OPTIONAL TOURS
Istanbul
1001 Nights Dinner Show Transfer included
Bosphorus Dinner Cruise Transfer included
Kusadasi
Skydiving Ephesus Transfer included
Daily Turkish Bath Transfer included
Cappadocia
Daily Whirling Dervishes Transfer included
Hot Air Ballooning Transfer included

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.
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