8 DAYS COOKING & WINE TASTING TOUR TURKEY 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.

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day


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.

8 DAYS COOKING & WINE TASTING TOUR TURKEY Photos

TOPKAPI PALACE EPHESUS PAMUKKALE GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM

Tour Includes

Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airportAirport transfer to Denizli airportDomestic flight from Istanbul to IzmirDomestic flight from Denizli to Kayseri / NevsehirDomestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul2 Cooking Lesson1 Wine Tasting2 nights hotel in Istanbul2 nights hotel in Kusadasi1 night hotel in Pamukkale2 nights hotel in Cappadocia7 open buffet breakfasts3 local lunches during to tous 1 Welcome dinners5 local dinners at hotels Guided Istanbul city tourGuided Istanbul Bosphorus cruiseGuided Ephesus tourGuided Sirince village tour and wine tastingGuided Pamukkale tourGuided Cappadocia tourAll entrance fees mentioned in the itineraryTransportation in a fully air
conditioned, non
smoking coachProfessional English
speaking tour guidesReturn airport transfer

Tour Not Includes

International flightsInsurance: All typesTurkey entry visaItems of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundryAny others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

Tour Highlights

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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