14 DAYS AUTHENTIC COOKING TOUR TURKEY

Welcome to Turkey! If you've been looking for a memorable destination, with rich history, spectacular landscapes , History, Culture, great beaches, Special culinary Lesson, Belly Dancing and Folklore Class, Ceramics Lesson, leather and textiles that we will see include carpets, kilims, clothing and homewares such as pillow covers then you must come to Turkey. The best tour in Turkey in its genre! Enjoy first class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul, battlefields of Gallipoli, the Trojan Horse of Troy, Pergamon offers one of the Seven Churches of St John from the Bible before reaching the ancient city of Ephesus, the white calcium hot pools of Pamukkale, beautiful views of the Mediterranean coast in Antalya an the underground cities of Cappadocia.

Welcome Drink, 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

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, we visit the grand 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.



 

Breakfast Included

Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for daily 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 Grand Spice Bazaar which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping on many Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. After the Tour, we return to hotel for a rest. In the evening, we depart for your Belly dancing and folklore classes. This will be a very memorable class, learning belly dancing techniques and folkloric 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.

 

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

06:30 am, we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Two hours later, we will give you 20 minutes for relax in a restaurant area. We arrive Gallipoli around 12:00am and we have lunch break, relax a little bit and then depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. After the tour drive to your hotel. Today you will taste the delicious cuisines of Western Turkey. The area is famous for “pide” and “lahmacun” with cheese and vegetables. Dinner and Overnight in Canakkale. 



 

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

We depart at 08:30 and drive 30 minutes for to Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, 3 hour drive to Pergamon. Lunch break around 13:00pm and after the lunch depart for tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political center at that times. Pergamon is a famous city for its jewelry, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewelry center for 30 minutes. Arrival to Kusadasi around 18:00pm. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. 

 

Breakfast and Dinner Included

A fully guided Ephesus Tour starts at 08:30, one of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. A visit to Ephesus - once the commercial center of the ancient world - is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus and the final abode of the Virgin Mary where she spent her last years. On the way to hotel, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving center. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

 

Breakfast and Dinner Included

After breakfast at 08:30, we will depart for Sirince Village. Visit the beautiful village of Sirince and the ruins of 42 churches, the suggested birth place of the Virgin Mary. Today, we will go to Sirince Village to see locals making handmade textiles. The textiles that we will see include carpets, kilims, clothing and homewares such as pillow covers. You will see firsthand the ancient techniques used by the Turkish women to make these intricate styles and patterns that are famous to Turkey and the local region. Sirince is also very famous for its many different varieties of fruit wine. We will have a chance to enjoy some of these wines at the local wineries. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

 

Breakfast and Dinner Included

At 08:00, 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. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.

 

Breakfast and Dinner Included

Today, we travel from Pamukkale to Antalya. We will also have one break on the way after 2,5 hours. Only 5 hours drive to Antalya. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.

 

Breakfast and Dinner Included

After breakfast, we 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. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.

 

Breakfast and Dinner Included

After breakfast, 12:00 hrs 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.

 

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. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

 

Breakfast and Dinner Included

After breakfast, we will depart for our ceramics class. You will be assisted by professional ceramic artists to make your own ceramic piece that you will take home as a memory and souvenir of your trip to Turkey. Ceramic art is the most famous artwork coming from the Cappadocia region. In the afternoon participants will enjoy a guided tour through the spectacular sight of Cappadocia; Derinkuyu Underground City where dwelling was started during the Hittites (2000 BC) and became a big shelter for 12 different nations. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.



 

Breakfast Included

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 us.

 

Tour Includes

  • All Airport transfer mention in site the Itinerary
  • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Guided Istanbul city tour
  • Guided Cappadocia Goreme Open Air Museum Tour
  • Professional English - speaking tour guides
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
  • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise
  • Guided Ephesus tour
  • Guided Pamukkale tour
  • 1 nights hotel in Pamukkale
  • 2 nights hotel in Antalya
  • 3 nights hotel in Kusadasi
  • 1 night hotel in Canakkale
  • Guided Gallipoli tour
  • Guided Acropolis of Pergamon tour
  • Guided Troy tour
  • 3 nights hotel in Cappadocia
  • 3 nights hotel in Istanbul
  • 13 open buffet breakfasts
  • Domestic flight from Antalya to Cappadocia
  • 1 Turkish Cooking Lesson Istanbul
  • 1 Cooking Lesson in Canakkale
  • 1 Cooking Lesson in Antalya
  • 1 Cooking Lesson in Cappadocia
  • 1 Belly Dancing and Folklore Class
  • 1 Textiles and fruit wine tasting
  • 1 Ceramics Lesson
  • 10 dinners


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
Room Type 3 Star Hotel Single 3 Star Hotel Double 3 Star Hotel Triple 4 Star Hotel Single 4 Star Hotel Double 4 Star Hotel Triple 5 Star Hotel Single 5 Star Hotel Double 5 Star Hotel Triple
Regular 3,915.00 3,695.00 3,619.00 4,009.00 3,785.00 3,709.00 4,755.00 4,095.00 4,035.00
Tour period: 2019-10-16 to 2020-10-15
Room Type 3 Star Hotel Single 3 Star Hotel Double 3 Star Hotel Triple 4 Star Hotel Single 4 Star Hotel Double 4 Star Hotel Triple 5 Star Hotel Single 5 Star Hotel Double 5 Star Hotel Triple
1-1 Pax 5,629.00 5,359.00 5,275.00 5,739.00 5,469.00 5,379.00 6,635.00 5,849.00 5,775.00
2-2 Pax 3,585.00 3,315.00 3,225.00 3,695.00 3,425.00 3,329.00 4,589.00 3,805.00 3,725.00
3-4 Pax 2,899.00 2,629.00 2,545.00 3,009.00 2,735.00 2,655.00 3,905.00 3,115.00 3,045.00
5-7 Pax 2,355.00 2,089.00 1,995.00 2,459.00 2,195.00 2,099.00 3,359.00 2,575.00 2,495.00
8-10 Pax 2,045.00 1,779.00 1,685.00 2,159.00 1,885.00 1,795.00 3,055.00 2,259.00 2,195.00
11-14 Pax 1,945.00 1,675.00 1,585.00 2,045.00 1,779.00 1,689.00 2,945.00 2,159.00 2,089.00
15-19 Pax 1,835.00 1,565.00 1,475.00 1,939.00 1,675.00 1,585.00 2,835.00 2,045.00 1,979.00
20-24 Pax 1,759.00 1,489.00 1,399.00 1,869.00 1,599.00 1,505.00 2,765.00 1,975.00 1,905.00
25-29 Pax 1,755.00 1,485.00 1,395.00 1,859.00 1,595.00 1,505.00 2,755.00 1,965.00 1,895.00
30-34 Pax 1,719.00 1,455.00 1,365.00 1,829.00 1,559.00 1,475.00 2,725.00 1,939.00 1,869.00
35-40 Pax 1,699.00 1,425.00 1,339.00 1,805.00 1,535.00 1,445.00 2,705.00 1,915.00 1,839.00
Tour period: 2019-10-16 to 2020-10-15
Room Type 3 Star Hotel Single 3 Star Hotel Double 3 Star Hotel Triple 4 Star Hotel Single 4 Star Hotel Double 4 Star Hotel Triple 5 Star Hotel Single 5 Star Hotel Double 5 Star Hotel Triple
Regular 3,655.00 3,425.00 3,355.00 3,739.00 3,515.00 3,439.00 4,415.00 3,815.00 3,755.00
Tour period: 2020-10-16 to 2021-03-15
Room Type 3 Star Hotel Single 3 Star Hotel Double 3 Star Hotel Triple 4 Star Hotel Single 4 Star Hotel Double 4 Star Hotel Triple 5 Star Hotel Single 5 Star Hotel Double 5 Star Hotel Triple
1-1 Pax 5,319.00 5,049.00 4,955.00 5,425.00 5,159.00 5,065.00 6,235.00 5,515.00 5,445.00
2-2 Pax 3,369.00 3,099.00 3,015.00 3,479.00 3,209.00 3,125.00 4,285.00 3,575.00 3,495.00
3-4 Pax 2,719.00 2,455.00 2,365.00 2,829.00 2,559.00 2,475.00 3,639.00 2,919.00 2,849.00
5-7 Pax 2,205.00 1,939.00 1,845.00 2,315.00 2,045.00 1,949.00 3,115.00 2,399.00 2,329.00
8-10 Pax 1,915.00 1,645.00 1,555.00 2,019.00 1,749.00 1,665.00 2,825.00 2,115.00 2,035.00
11-14 Pax 1,815.00 1,539.00 1,455.00 1,919.00 1,655.00 1,559.00 2,725.00 2,009.00 1,939.00
15-19 Pax 1,709.00 1,445.00 1,355.00 1,815.00 1,549.00 1,455.00 2,625.00 1,905.00 1,835.00
20-24 Pax 1,639.00 1,369.00 1,285.00 1,749.00 1,479.00 1,385.00 2,555.00 1,835.00 1,765.00
25-29 Pax 1,635.00 1,365.00 1,275.00 1,745.00 1,475.00 1,379.00 2,549.00 1,829.00 1,755.00
30-34 Pax 1,605.00 1,335.00 1,249.00 1,715.00 1,445.00 1,355.00 2,519.00 1,799.00 1,735.00
35-40 Pax 1,585.00 1,309.00 1,219.00 1,685.00 1,425.00 1,329.00 2,495.00 1,779.00 1,709.00
Tour period: 2020-10-16 to 2021-03-15
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 at full priced adult fare

 

Please check the information below before your departure

  1. International Flight Tickets
  2. Tour itinenary
  3. Confirmation received from us to include Hotel reservations etc.
  4. Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly)
  5. Passport Validation Terms
  6. Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa )
  7. If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process
  8. Flight details for on time Airport transfer services
  9. Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights ifa ny
  10. Obtain emergency contact details from our office 

Many of our Tours include domestic flights. These flights have a limitation of 15 to 20 kg of luggage with 8 kg of in-cabin weight depending on the Airlines. Please abide by these in-flight regulations. You should be present at the Airport an hour prior to flight times. We reserve and book your flight Tickets a week before the travel dates with the names provided by yourselves. If there is a typo or a lettering mistake on the names, our company holds no responsibility of any incovenience thay may be experienced so it is best to have a copy of the passport provided to your reprsentative.

For 8 pax van: Maximum 5 persons.
For 14 pax van: Maximum 10 persons
For 29 pax van: Maximum 24 persons
For 45 pax Coach: Maximum 40 persons

Our vehicles are fully equipped with A/C, refrigeration, clean, comfortable and brand new or latest models. For long bus rides, we will have regular breaks in rest points on highways fora quick coffee and food, rest room breaks and such neccesities.   

All of our Tours include Professional and knowledgeable Professional Tour Guides. Our guides have all the information that may be requested by yourself whether historically, culturally or locally with very good English spoken. Although Regular Tours will have an English Speaking guide, for private Tour Options, we will have multi-lingual Professional Tour guides available as you may need.

 

We use mostly 4 star, 5 star or boutique hotels for your convenience and comfort. For example, in Istanbul and other regions we have 4-5 star hotel where for Cappadocia and such areas, we use classy cave resorts. On guaranteed tours, we declare the accommodation venues but it may differ for private ones within the same category, with good reviews. 

Dinners usually served in the hotels on half board category. Lunches will be served in restaurants on the destination route.  Meals are mostly served as Set Menu or Open Buffet Style. If you have meal preferences or special diet requirements, please inform us beforehand for necessary arrangements during your tour confirmation.    

On our Tour Routes, we include all the “must see” museums and sight-seeing venues in our itinenary. This service is included within the Tour price. Some museums have different operation days and times but we will have similar sites to fill in for them.  

Turkey is a great destination for shopping opportunities especially Trukish rugs/carpets, jewelry, leather, textile, ceramics and many other hand made artifacts. During the tours, we recommend some of the reliable and reasonable shopping venues to be visited. Our shopping stops are consisted of trustworthy, guaranteed vendors. Our guide will direct you to such stores during the tours. You may get informed by our guide in regards to shopping mattters while on the tour. Some of our shopping venues may apply group discount that you may want to take advantage of.

It is not a  -must- to tip on our tours. However, if you are satisfied with the services provided by driver and the guide, you may consider tipping them accordingly as 2 EUROS for the guide and 1 EUROS for the driver. It is customary in Tourism industry in line with customer expectations and we inform our personnel to provide the best of our services whether or not tip is given.

 

Most of major sight seeings, museums included within the tour prices. However, some of the activities and excursions that are not favoured everyone, are not included. Such as Hot-Air Ballooning, Paragliding, Dinner Cruise, Turkish Night Shows, Whirling Dervishes Ceremony and Turkish Bath visits may be extra upon requests.

The prices for such exclusions are available on our website. We recommend that you book before the booking of your tour to make sure the Availability. You may not find space for some of these activities on the last minute or once you have arrived.  

We provide your airport transfers for arrival and returns. Please, provide us the flight details when purchasing the tour for proper arrangements with flight code, destination, date and arrival timing. Our airport officer will be present to Welcome you after you pass the customs,luggage claim and greet you with a name board outside the gates.

Winter Season: Between the months of December, January, February as the weather is around 10 degrees celsius

Spring: Between the months of March, April and May as the weather is around 22 degrees celsius

Summer: June, July and August are summer time with approx 30 degrees celsius.

Autumn: September through November is considered to be Autumn month with a National average of 20 degrees celsius.

Have your attire accordingly and dress with proper clothing as per the guidance above.

Turkey is a very modern Islamic country. You may just have fun and go around as in any European country when you are in Turkey. Only a few things to pay attention for such as entering into a Mosque with an alcoholic beverage in hand. Women should be carefully head-covered when in a holy environment. Rest is Pretty much the same as in any western city. Bars, cafes and restaurants are open until late nights and People get entertained safely.  We suggest for you have the items listed below.

  1. Travel Insurance that covers Health as well. Globally recognized credit cards
  2. Cash needed for small purchases where cards are not accepted. It is best to use an official Exchange office for Turkish currency transactions.
  3. Clothing in line with seasonal standarts as indicated above.
  4. Camera
  5. Universal adaptor and charger equipments for electronical devices.
  6. Comfortable trekking shoes for walking around as the tours most likely to have walking distances
  7. International Telephone Communication checked
  8. Have a copy of your flight ticket with you
  9. Have a personal identification on you at all times

Available On Dates

16 October, 2019 - 15 March, 2021 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Book Now
Istanbul - Gallipoli
Gallipoli - Troy
Troy - Pergamon
Pergamon - Kusadasi
Kusadasi - Ephesus
Ephesus - Pamukkale
Pamukkale - Antalya
Antalya - Cappadocia
Cappadocia - Istanbul
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