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Tour Overview

Experience a unique change in your life with a special culinary journey. Our itinerary offers you the opportunity to learn the art of cooking traditional Turkish cuisine while enjoying the hospitality of smiling, friendly Turkish hosts. Join us as we explore the culinary delights of Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Antalya, and Cappadocia. You'll not only get to cook and taste the delicious dishes but also receive first-class service and guided transportation.


  • Gourmet, Turkish Cuisine, Cooking Lessons, Istanbul Old City, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, Belly Dancing and Folklore Class, Gallipoli Battlefields, Troy, Acropolis of Pergamon, Olive Oil Factory Visit, Ancient City Ephesus, Wine Tasting, Pamukkale, Antalya Old City, Waterfalls, Ihlara Valley Trekking, Underground City, Cappadocia, Shopping.


(Welcome Dinner included)

The TSG team will greet you at Istanbul Airport and escort you to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy a warm welcome beverage while having a lively discussion with our culinary experts. This evening, a welcome dinner awaits you, providing a chance to meet our hospitable crew, fellow travelers and savor the flavors of traditional Turkish food. Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Istanbul by night. A comfortable overnight stay in Istanbul.


(Breakfast and Lunch included)

After breakfast, you will have an orientation and participate in your first Turkish cooking lesson. Our professional daily cooking tours expose you to the very best professional cooking classes Turkey can offer. The menu will be typical, but vegetarian menus are available upon request. We have lunch with the dishes we prepare to get some energy before the old city tour. 

After the cooking class, the tour will depart for a gorgeous Istanbul City Tour. The first stop is the Topkapi Palace; the great palace of the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. At the same time, it houses 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, and the holy mantle, enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

The second stop of the tour is Sultanahmet Square, where the Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque salutes the Hagia Sophia. The Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, which was built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Next, the tour will explore the Hippodrome; the site of ancient chariot races, and the home of three ancient monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine. When you reach the other end of the Hippodrome, the Hagia Sophia Mosque will meet you with all its grandeur.  Overnight in Istanbul.

Please note: Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, the Bascilica Cistern can be an alternative. Please contact your consultant for details. Remember to bring a headscarf when visiting religious sites such as the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia Mosque.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Early in the morning, you will be picked-up from your hotel for the Bosphorus by Boat & Shopping Tour and dancing tour. The TSG team will pick you up from the hotel after breakfast around 8:00 a.m. for "Bosphorus by Boat,". a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shoreline is home to dozens of old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. You will have the opportunity to see the 19th-century Ottoman masterpiece Dolmabahce Palace, Yildiz Palace, one of the unique samples of the last period of Ottoman architecture, and Ciragan Palace with its amazing marble facades from the boat. Additionally, during the boat tour, visitors can see the Rumeli Fortress, one of the most exquisite examples of Ottoman military architecture, the Beylerbeyi Palace's harmonious fusion of eastern and western architectural styles, the well-known Ortakoy view, and more.

After a delectable lunch break, TSG will take you to the bazaar, where you can find exotic spices and herbs, Turkish Baklava, delicious Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, hand made souvenirs, and more. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

The belly dancing and folklore class will be held in the evening. This will be a memorable class where you will learn belly dancing techniques as well as folklore dance. You will learn the special dance figures and how to get the attention of the audience. We have dinner at the restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Early in the morning, the tour will move to Gallipoli. With breaks, the tour will arrive there at about noon. Kabatepe Museum is the first place that will be visited, which has a rich weapon, photograph, and garment collection that was used by soldiers during the Gallipoli Campaign. 

Ari Burnu Cemetery will be next, which was built for the soldiers from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, India, and Malta that lost their lives during WWI in the Gallipoli Campaign. Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Lone Pine, Shrapnel Valley, Plugges Plateau, and Chunuck Bair are on the list where the most intense struggles have occurred. While listening to their sad stories, you may feel the cruelty of the war again. Overnight in Canakkale.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

At about 9:00, after a delicious breakfast, Troy will be seen on the horizon. The famous archeological and mythological site was the setting for both the Trojan War and Helen and Paris' enduring love. The lunch break will be around 13:00 in Bergama. On the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon, temples and libraries that were the riches of their time will be visited. Did you know that Marcus Antonius gave all the parchments in this library to Cleopatra as a gift? You will learn more on the tour. There will be a 30-minute shopping break in Bergama because it is famous for its jewelry, stones, and silver goods. On the way, we will also visit a local olive oil factory and see the oil extraction process from olives. Overnight in Kusadasi. 

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

The departure to visit Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world, will be early in the morning. In Ephesus, you will visit the Temple of Artemis, Curetes Street, the famous Roman Baths, the Celsus Library, the Grand Theatre, and have a lunch break at a small Turkish restaurant. After the tour, on the way to the hotel, we will visit a place that continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey: carpet weaving. Overnight in Kusadasi.

You can spend the night on one of TSG's optional tours: the Turkish Bath or Turkish Night Show

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

Today, it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish winemakers. Sirince's construction style today belongs to the 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 architectural features, houses, 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 on 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. After the tour, drop back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

Our Pamukkale tour begins at 8:00 am with our departure. After arriving, we'll have lunch, then start the tour by visiting the famous calcium terraces and the Hierapolis ruins. Pamukkale is a natural site located in southwestern Turkey, famous for its stunning white terraces made of calcium carbonate deposits that resemble a cotton castle. These terraces were formed over thousands of years as mineral-rich hot springs flowed down the hillside, leaving behind deposits of calcium carbonate. The result is a unique and beautiful landscape that attracts thousands of visitors each year. We'll take a stroll around the stunning natural phenomenon and have the opportunity to soak in the waters of the natural springs. 

Next, we will see the Hierapolis ruins, which are the remains of an ancient Roman city that was built on top of the hot springs. The ruins include the remains of a theater, bathhouses, temples, and other public buildings, and provide a fascinating glimpse into life in the ancient world. Visitors can experience the unique combination of natural beauty and historical significance that makes Pamukkale and Hierapolis such special places. The tour concludes with dinner and an overnight stay in Pamukkale.

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

After breakfast, we will depart for Antalya, which will take 3 to 4 hours of driving, including a coffee break. Once we arrive, we check into the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Antalya. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.

Please remember that you can spend the night with one of TSG's optional tours: the Turkish Night Tour, the Troy Dance Show Tour, or the Turkish Bath Tour

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Our Antalya tour begins with breakfast, followed by a visit to the breathtaking Duden Waterfalls. Next, we'll embark on a tour of the Old City of Antalya, including stops at the Historical Marina, Old City Walls, Hadrian's Gate, charming local streets, the Broken Minaret, Hidirlik Tower, and more. We'll then take part in a cooking class, where we'll have the chance to cook and savor local cuisine from the Antalya region. The tour will end with a drop-off at our hotel, followed by dinner and an overnight stay in Antalya.

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

Following a delicious breakfast, we will depart for Antalya Airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Upon landing, we will be transported from either Nevsehir or Kayseri airports to your hotel, where you can check in and receive your room key. The rest of the day is free for you to discover the wonders of Cappadocia at your leisure. We will dine and spend the night in Cappadocia.

TSG advises: Turkish Bath, a Whirling Dervish Ceremony, or a Turkish Night Show can be inspiring alternatives for those who do not want to wait until tomorrow to explore the city.

Please remember that our guests who are wishing to experience the Hot Air Balloon Tour will be picked up from the hotel at about 05:30 by sunrise. On the Hot Air Balloon, the sunrise over splendid fairy chimneys and valleys can be watched. The flight will last about an hour and end with a champagne celebration on the ground. 

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast, participants will take part in another cooking lesson in Cappadocia. During the class, we will cook and eat local Cappadocian cuisine as well as taste the food we cooked. After that, we will depart for our Cappadocia tour. We will start the tour with Ozkonak Underground City, which is a unique example of its kind. Following that, we will visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, also known as the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to the 10th century describing the lives 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.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast, we will depart for our ceramics class. Professional ceramic artists will work with you to create your own ceramic piece, which you will take home as a reminder and memento of your trip to Turkey. Ceramic art is the most famous artwork coming from the Cappadocia region. Next, we will have lunch and head for Ihlara Valley, where you will have a short trek and enjoy the beautiful nature. After the tour, drop back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast, we will depart for Nevsehir / Kayseri airports for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back home. One of TSG's adventures comes to an end. However, you can sign up to take advantage of TSG credits, and this is the best way to snag credits and use them for your next trips as a discount, as well as to hear about the hot deals according to your interests.

Trip includes


• 3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Istanbul The Marmara Sisli

• 1 night hotel accommodation in Canakkale 4 Star Troia Tusan Hotel

• 3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Kusadasi 5 Star Ramada Hotel & Suite

• 1 night hotel accommodation in Pamukkale 5 Star Pam Thermal Hotel

• 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Antalya Best Western Khan Hotel

• 3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Cappadocia El Puente Cave Hotel

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

• Professional English - speaking tour guides

• 13 breakfasts

• 8 lunches 

• 11 dinners

• 1 Welcome Dinner

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

• Arrival transfer from Istanbul Airport

• Hotel to Airport transfer in Antalya

• Arrival transfer from Nevsehir / Kayseri Airport

• Return transfer to Nevsehir / Kayseri Airport

• Guided Istanbul City tour

• 1 Cooking Lesson in Istanbul

• Guided Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque & Shopping Tour

• 1 Belly Dancing and Folklore Class

• Guided Gallipoli tour

• Guided Troy Your

• Guided Pergamon Tour and Olive Oil Factory Visit

• Guided Ephesus Tour

• Guided Sirince Village Tour and Wine Tasting

• Guided Pamukkale Tour

• Guided Antalya Old City Tour

• 1 Cooking Lesson in Antalya

• Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Air Museum 

• 1 Cooking Lesson in Cappadocia

• Guided Cappadocia Tour with Ihlara Valley Trekking

• 1 Ceramics Lesson in Cappadocia

• 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


• International flights

• Domestic flight from Antalya to Cappadocia

• Domestic flight from Cappadocia 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

• City tax

• Turkey entry visa

• Personal expenses: Extras at hotel, additional meals, hotel vat

• Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

• Insurance: All types

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



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