12 Day Ecological & Gastronomical Historical Tour

In Istanbul, 12 days

Tour Overview

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1 - 45
Suitable Ages:
0 - 99
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An amazing 12 day ecological & gastronomical Turkey tour including Istanbul & Central Anatolia. This tour has a lot of appealing activities such as fruit picking, wine tasting, cooking classes as well as historical sightseeing. For sure, the package includes the highlight of Central Anatolia, the breathtaking Cappadocia and its unique land, beautiful fairy chimneys and underground cities.

Tour route map


Istanbul Old City, Blue Mosque, Izmit, SUV Off Road Tour, Ankara, Mausoleum of Ataturk, Hattusa, Tokat, Farm Visits, Fruit Picking, Sivas, Ecological & Gastronomical Activities, Cappadocia, Fairy Chimneys, Underground Cities, Cooking Lesson.


(Dinner included)

Meet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast, at 09:00 am depart for Istanbul City Tour at 10:00. Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, 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.Lunch at restaurant After the lunch, we will visit the unique Leather Factory‘s leather fashion show. Murti’s Tour will then take you to the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. Upon completion of our tour, we depart for Izmıt that is 115 km away from Istanbul to have dinner and stay overnight at hotel. 

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast we will check out and depart for SUV Off Road Tour in Yuvacik, Izmit. After checking out from the hotel and within 30 minutes we will reach the SUV area and at the city center with All Terrain Vehicles to go into the heart of the nature of the Izmit plateaus. Lunch at noon and then we depart for Ankara. Dinner and overnight in Ankara.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast we will depart for a visit to modern Turkey's founder's (Mustafa Kemal ATATURK) final resting place called Anitkabir, the mausoleum. We depart for Hattusa afterwards. Located in the region of Alacahoyuk. Hattusa, a true historical heaven, in UNESCO World Heritage List as well as World Memory List with the hieroglyphics archives found as of 2001, having housing all 4 civilization periods from bronze ages on. Being a Hittites’ cultural and religious center, these grounds have witnessed 1500 years of humanity’s development along with Anatolian Heritage that is also world famous with its roasted chickpeas, gourmet rice varieties. After visiting this historical marvel, we take our lunch at Corum and continue sightseeing with clock tower, the old mosque and other historical structures in the city then a short coach voyage to Tokat to have dinner and stay overnight in Tokat. You will have a chance to view some of the important cultural & war history remnants. Learn the history of this vibrant and cosmopolitan city like a local, as your discover more about its culture and traditions of the locals. Dinner and overnight in Tokat. 

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Today, we have a City Tour, visiting the historical places of Tokat such as historical lodging and dwelling points, forums and religious educational centers, Tokat Museum, Ethnography Museum, world renowned Turkish Baths as well as Clock Tower in downtown. While sightseeing in the city, you will notice the sincere hospitality and honest warmth of the local people. You will also get a chance to visit local shops with very affordable prices for shopping souvenirs. At noon, we will taste the most delicious Tokat Kebaps for lunch that of the reputation has exceeded its borders. Dinner and Overnight in Tokat.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Today we will take to farm to pick onions, lettuce and such greenery and then to make pancakes with a Turkish touch. We eat what we cooked with villagers and we will depart for cherry orchard and the fields. Picking fruits and eating them from their branch along with the local people that is surely not to be forgotten easily. Overnight in Tokat.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Today, we will see Lake Almus that is one of the biggest lake of Turkey that we will witness the variety of fishes as walking by and visit a village to enjoy all natural & organic food along with villagers and take a part in Folkloric and traditional dances, depart for Peach and seasonal veggie-fruit Picking at its source. You will feel the nature at the palm of your hands and that empathize the sense of being part of the soil. Eating the peaches fresh off the branch appreciating the greatness and witness the earth truly. Afterwards, we will be having Turkish style pizza (“pide”) for dinner and you are cooking! Today, we will see the honored and hospitable villagers’ working conditions and cooking methods, witnessing their farm life. We will see the domestic animals such as donkey, cow and such all around us. After the tour transfer to hotel. Overnight in Tokat.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After the breakfast we will depart to Sivas. Situated at an altitude of 1275 m, Sivas is the highest city of the Central Anatolian Region, and the most mountainous one with the numerous peaks. This uneven land has been the shelter of many tribes, from the earliest ages to more recent periods from which remain many notable monuments. We start exploring the respectively Arkeology Museum, Sifaiye Madrasah, The Double Minaret Madrasah, Buruciye Madrasah, Castle Mosque, Gendarme House, Government House, Great Mosque, Broken and Curved Bridge. Later we will give a break for local lunch. After lunch we will go on with visiting Ottoman highlights; Meydan Mosque and Sems-i Sivasi Tomb, İhramcizade Cultural and Art House, Subaşı Karavanserai, Taşhan Karavanserai. Dinner and overnight in Sivas.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast, we travel to Cappadocia for a trip of approximately 4 hours. On the way you will see the beautiful nature of Turkey. Upon arrival in Cappadocia, you will check into a hotel and you will have free time to relax and time at the hotel or you can take a walk. Overnight in Cappadocia.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick-ups from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant.

We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. Than visit to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you 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. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go to Love Valley. Love Valley Cappadocia is a hidden valley with scenic formations to say the least. Despite the resemblance to man hood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. After Love Valley you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately at 18.00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Cappadocia is the most popular tourist destination in the world. Cappadocia is also known for its gastronomic and environmental aspects. If you arrive in the harvest season, you will have time to go to the farm to get acquainted with nature. Vegetables and fruits are ready to be picked by you and cooked to turn them into food. At your service will also be a wine tour where you can taste the wines. Overnight in Cappadocia.

(Breakfast included)

Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope this was a memorable tour for you and looking forward to see you again on another tour of ours. Thank you for joining us.


1 night hotel in Istanbul - Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel Golden Horn

1 night hotel in Izmit - 4 Star Izmit Hotel

1 night hotel in Ankara - 4 Star Ankara Hotel

4 nights hotel in Tokat - 4 Star Tokat Hotel

1 night hotel in Sivas -  Sivas Büyük Hotel

3 nights hotel in Cappadocia - Antique Cave House Hotel or 5 Star Suhan Hotel

PS: If This hotel list not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange similar other hotel for your group. If you prefer a Different category hotel, there might be an additional cost

Professional English-speaking tour guides 

11 breakfasts

10 lunchs

11 dinners

Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Airport

Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach

Return airport transfer to Kayseri/Cappadocia Airport

Guided Istanbul City Tour

Guided SUV Off Road Tour

Guided Half Day Ankara City Tour & Hattusa Tour

Guided Tokat City Tour

Guided Farm Visit and Gastronomical Activities Tour

Guided A Traditional Village Visit & Peach Picking Tour

Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum

Guided Cooking Lesson Tour

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary


International or Domestic flights

Insurance: All types

International flights

City Tax

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

Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers



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