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CULINARY TOUR OF TURKEY

Exotic flavours from the Turkish Cuisine, including vegetables, seafood and meat.
You will assist the local chefs and learn how to cook a different Turkish Meal each day, and at the end you will enjoy these meals as your dinner.
Small Groups: Maximum 14 Persons

 


Dolma


Baklava


Manti


Spices


Pide (Turkish Pizza)

NET LAND TOUR RATES
(in US$)

$2,990 Double per person
$540 Single supplement

INCLUDING

• Roundtrip International Air from
  New York or Chicago (we may
  provide air rates departing from
  other US cities)
• Istanbul-Izmir-Istanbul Domestic
  flights in Turkey
• 7 Nights at 4 star Hotel in Turkey
• Sightseeing as per the itinerary
• All escorted transfers
• All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and
  Dinner)
• Transportation by private A/C bus
  with driver throughout the tour
• Car ferry cost, tolls, parking fees,
  gasoline
• English speaking professional tour
  guide throughout the tour
• Entry fees to the sites & museums
• Service charges & local taxes
• Bottled water at all meals

EXCLUDING

• All drinks
• Turkish Visa fee to be paid at
  Istanbul airport upon arrival-$20
  per person for US citizens
• Personal expenses
• Tips to tour guides and drivers
• Any other service which is not
  mentioned above

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TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 01 Depart from USA - Fly Istanbul

Day 02 Arrive Istanbul
Arrive Istanbul Airport. Our representative will meet you after the customs and baggage claim with a sign YOUR NAME on it. Transfer to the hotel. After the check-in, you will have a short orientation tour by bus in Istanbul. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (D)

Day 03 Istanbul
Full day Istanbul tour. Visit the Roman Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia Church in the morning. Lunch and brief Cooking lecture about several vegetable based Turkish meals at Asitane Restaurant. Return to the Old City to visit the Topkapi Palace in the afternoon. Tonight, dinner at outdoor Daruziyafe Restaurant, famous for its Ottoman recipes. (B,L,D)

Day 04 Istanbul – Troy – Ayvalik
Drive to Gallipoli, the site of the World War I. Cross the Dardanelles strait by car ferry. Visit the legendary city of Troy, and see the replica of the Wooden Horse. Then drive South to the Olive Museum. Watch the local olive oil production process and taste local olives of the Aegean region. Continue to Ayvalik for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 05 Pergamon – Izmir
Drive to Pergamon. Visit Acropolis, the steepest theatre of the ancient world and Asklepion, the ancient healing centre where the father of Pharmacy Galenos lived. Lunch at the local Saglam Restaurant offering homecooking Turkish Meals. Continue to Izmir for dinner and overnight. Dinner at outdoor Seafood Restaurant. Seafood of Izmir is famous and served with several cold appetizers called “mezes”. (B,L,D)

Day 06 Izmir
Izmir City Tour in the morning. Visit the Dario Moreno Street, the Old Elevator with a panoramic view of the Izmir Bay, the vivid Kemeralti Bazaar and the authentic Hisaronu Mosque. Retun to the hotel in the afternoon. This evening, we will have a Cooking course by the Chef of the hotel and we will have the dinner after the cooking course. (B,L,D)

Day 07 Sirince – Kusadasi
Drive South to Selcuk. Visit Sirince Village located on a hill. This small village has authentic houses that we will be able to visit. At lunch, we will have Cooking course at the local Artemis Restaurant, mezes, and Turkish home cooking meals will be served for lunch. (B,L,D)

Day 08 Ephesus – Kusadasi
Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, then the famous ancient city of Ephesus. See its marble streets, fountains, temples and more. Lunch and Cooking course at the Boutique Kalehan Hotel Restaurant in Selcuk. Visit a local handicrafts centre where you will observe the handmade Turkish carpet making techniques of the local women. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 09 Departure Back
Transfer to the Izmir Airport for departure. Fly back to USA via Istanbul. End of our services. (B)
 

 

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