• 12 Day Turkish Cooking Tour
  • 12 Day Turkish Cooking Tour
  • 12 Day Turkish Cooking Tour
  • 12 Day Turkish Cooking Tour
  • 12 Day Turkish Cooking Tour
  • 12 Day Turkish Cooking Tour
  • 12 Day Turkish Cooking Tour
  • 12 Day Turkish Cooking Tour
  • 12 Day Turkish Cooking Tour
  • 12 Day Turkish Cooking Tour

Tour overview

If you would like to see something different in your life and if you like gourmet tour or want to learn how to cook, we offer you a very special itinerary to learn how to cook Turkish Cuisine Food with smiling and friendly Turkish people. You can cook, taste and eat. First class service and guided transportation including; Istanbul, Safranbolu, Cappadocia, Egirdir, Kusadasi and Pamukkale.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gourmet, Turkish Cuisine, Cooking Lessons, Istanbul Old City, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Safranbolu, Pamukkale, Ephesus Ancient City, Wine Tasting, Mevlana Museum, Egirdir, Ihlara Valley Trekking, Underground City, Cappadocia, Shopping.

Itinerary

(Welcome Dinner included)

Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Airport. Meet with TravelShop Booking staff and transfer to your hotel & check in. Enjoy 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.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

(Breakfast and Lunch 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! Our professional daily cooking tours expose you to the very best of professional cooking classes Turkey has to offer. TYPICAL COOKING MENU (vegetarian menus available upon request), After the cooking class, we take a break with the meals you prepare. After lunch, we 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.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

08.30 am, we depart for Safranbolu and once we reach it is time for cooking lesson. During the class we will cook & enjoy local food from Safranbolu region and will taste the food we cooked. After that we will start our tour. Safranbolu was an important caravan station on the main East-West trade route from the 13th century to the early 20th century. The Old Mosque, the Old Bath House and Suleyman Pasha Medrese were built in 1322. During its apogee in the 17th century, Safranbolu's architecture influenced urban development throughout much of the Ottoman Empire.) We will walk through the historical Safranbolu Bazaar, continuing on to Cinci Hodja Caravanserai, Cici Hodja Bath House, Kaymakamlar House (Museum). Dinner and overnight in Safranbolu.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul Safranbolu

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

After breakfast, we will depart for Cappadocia which is about 4 hours drive. Once we arrive check in to your hotel. Tonight, we have an optional Activity - The famous traditional Turkish Night, here you will enjoy Whirling Dervishes, Belly Dancing & Traditional Turkish Folklore accompanied by traditional Turkish food and drink. This evening comes highly recommended as it is one of the only places in Turkey to glimpse the Whirling Dervishes. Dinner and overnight Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

VISITED PLACES

Cappadocia Safranbolu

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast, participants will take part in the another cooking lesson in Cappadocia. During the class we will cook & enjoy local food from Cappadocia region and will taste the food we cooked. After that we will depart for our Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum. We will start our tour with Ozkonak Underground City which is a unique example of its kind. After that will 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. Then we will go to Esentepe one of the most fascinating panorama places in the region. After the tour drop back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

VISITED PLACES

Cappadocia

(Breakfast, Lunch 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. Next we will have lunch and will head for Ihlara Valley where you will have a short trekking and will enjoy the beautiful nature. After the tour drop back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

VISITED PLACES

Cappadocia

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

This morning, we drive to Konya and see the imposing green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana & Museum, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). Stop in Egirdir on the southern tip of the most beautiful of the Pisidian lakes. Egirdir is a fine place to stop in the midst of your journey for two days of quiet rest and contemplation. Dinner and overnight in Egirdir.

VISITED PLACES

Cappadocia Eğirdir

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast we will depart for Egirdir Tour. Egirdir is beautiful town which shows another side of Turkey all together. Swimming, boating and hiking can fill a few days if you want to be active. You can also swim in the beautiful natural lake that lies at Egirdir. There are famous fish to be caught here that seem to have no bones, the fish gere is extremely delicious so we will cook fish for ourselves and you can have the famous Turkish drink “Raki”. After the tour drop back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Egirdir.

VISITED PLACES

Eğirdir

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast at 08.30, we depart for Pamukkale. We shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, walking around this natural phenomenon gives you the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs that flow down the calcium terraces. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.

VISITED PLACES

Pamukkale Eğirdir

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

At 08.30, we will depart from the hotel for Ephesus Tour. Once we reach we will have lunch and next w will start our tour. Ephesus is one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world and here we will see Curetes street, Roman baths, world famous Celsus Library, Grand theatre and many more interesting places in the city. After the tour on the way to the 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.

VISITED PLACES

Pamukkale Kusadasi

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

Today, it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. Sirince's construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all original with their white paint. There is a fascinating view at the entrance of the village and its streets are also wonderful. Sirince is very popular for its building style, house, streets and apple wine made by the villagers. In 1922 the Anatolian Greeks immigrated back to Greece and Turks coming from Greece settled there. In the evening, you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. After the tour on the way back to the hotel, we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

Kusadasi

(Breakfast included)

Today, we depart for Izmir 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 Booking.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul Izmir Kusadasi

Routes

Included

• 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Istanbul Pullman Hotel or Ramada Golden Horn Hotel

• 1 night at authentic wooden house accommodation in Safranbolu Karauzumler Konagı Hotel

• 3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Cappadocia Antique Cave House Hotel

• 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Egirdir Altingol Hotel

• 1 night hotel accommodation in Pamukkale Pam Thermal Hotel Hotel

• 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Kusadasi Comfort Ada Class Hotel

Please Note: If the above hotels are not available then we will provide the similar category hotels.

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• Professional English-speaking tour guides

• 11 breakfasts

• 7 lunches

• 9 dinners

• 1 Welcome Dinner

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

• Arrival transfer from Istanbul Airport

• Hotel to Airport transfer in Kusadasi

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• Guided Istanbul City Tour 

• 1 cooking lesson in Istanbul

• Guided Safranbolu Tour

• 1 cooking lesson in Safranbolu

• Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum

• 1 cooking lesson in Cappadocia

• Guided Cappadocia Tour with Ihlara Valley Trekking

• 1 Ceramics Lesson in Cappadocia

• Guided Konya Tour

• Guided Egirdir Tour

• 1 cooking lesson in Egirdir

• Guided Pamukkale Tour

• Guided Ephesus Tour

• Guided Sirince Village Tour and Wine Tasting

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Please check the information below before your departure 1- International & Domestic Flight Tickets 2- Covid-19 PCR Test 3- Tour Itinerary 4- Confirmed Documents are sent by us to include Hotel reservations etc. 5- Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly) 6- Passport Validation Terms 7- Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa) 8- If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process 9- Flight details for on time Airport transfer services 10- Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights if any 11- Obtain emergency contact details from our office

Excluded

• International flights 

• Domestic flight from Izmir to Istanbul

Please Note: Domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately Euros: 50,00 for one way and for under 2 years old, approximately Euros: 20,00 as an insurance policy

• Insurance

Istanbul

• 1001 Nights Dinner Show

• Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

• Whirling Dervishes Show

• Isfanbul (Vialand) Tour

• Turkish Bath Tour 

• Istanbul Aquarium Tour

• Guided Istanbul Prince's Island Tour

• Guided Istanbul Miniaturk Museum and Shopping Tour

• Guided Istanbul Dolmabahce Palace Tour

Pamukkale

• Hot Air Ballooning

• Paragliding

• Rafting

• Whirling Dervishes Show

• Turkish Bath Tour 

Kusadasi

• Boat Tour

• Turkish Bath Tour 

Cappadocia

• Hot Air Ballooning

• Turkish Night Show

• Whirling Dervishes Show

• Turkish Bath Tour 

• ATV Safari

• SUV Safari

• Horse Riding

• City tax

• Turkey entry visa

• Personal expenses: Extras at hotel or additional meals

• Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

• Insurance: All types

• Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the "included" section

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