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If you would like to experience the famous Ottoman Cuisine this package is the right choice for you. You will learn how to cook delicious Turkish meals and will taste what you cooked. Cooking class and Istanbul sightseeing in one package.
- Gourmet, Turkish Cuisine, Cooking Lesson, Istanbul Old City, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Shopping
(Welcome Dinner included)
Welcome to Turkey. The TSG staff will greet you and transport you to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy a welcome drink and a chat with gourmet experts in Turkish cuisine. You will enjoy a welcome dinner tonight, meet our welcoming staff and other travelers, eat traditional Turkish cuisine, and take in the ethereal atmosphere of Istanbul at night. Overnight 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.
Topkapi Palace Museum is the first stop on our tour. The palace was the home of the Ottoman Sultans and their families from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Today, it is home to an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelains. During our visit, you will have the chance to see all these collections, including the sultan's garments and Islamic holy relics. The Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque, which was built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is one of the stops on the tour. It is also known as the "Blue Mosque" because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. 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 are on our places to visit list. When you reach the other end of the Hippodrome, the Hagia Sophia Mosque will meet you with all its grandeur. After the tour, you will be dropped back at the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Please note: Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, the Bascilica Cistern can be an alternative. Please contact your consultant for both attractions' details. Remember to bring a headscarf when visiting religious sites such as the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia Mosque.
After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and depart for Istanbul Airport for your flight 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.
• 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Istanbul - 5 Star Sofitel Hotel Istanbul
Please Note: If the above hotels are not available then we will provide the similar category hotels.
• Professional English-speaking tour guides
• 2 breakfasts
• 1 lunch
• 1 welcome dinner
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
• Arrival transfer from Istanbul Airport
• Return transfer to Istanbul Airport
• Cooking Lesson
• Guided Istanbul City Tour
• 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 and Domestic Flights
• Insurance: All types
• City tax
• Turkey entry visa
• Personal expenses: Extras at the hotel, additional meals and the hotel vat
• Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers
• Insurance: All types
• Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the "included" section
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- If the booking is canceled 8 weeks to the departure you can get full refund.
- If the booking is canceled 7 weeks to the departure, we will refund 100 EUR only.
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Under any circumstances, there will be no refund for the promoted tours. The balance will be identified as "Future Tour Credits" to use in the future. Please contact [email protected] or your tour operator to change tour dates and other details.
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