8 Day Cooking and Wine Tasting Tour Turkey

In Istanbul, 8 days

Tour Overview

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Group Size:
1 - 100
Suitable Ages:
1 - 90
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A fascinating, 8 Day Cooking and Wine Tasting Tour Turkey Package, is waiting for you. Turkish Cooking classes, learning about regional tastes, wine tasting in a local village, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale all in one package. An epic 8 Days gourme and wine tasting vacation in Turkey.

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Gourmet, Turkish Cuisine, Cooking Lessons, Istanbul Old City, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Bosphorus Cruise, Ephesus Ancient City, Wine Tasting, Calcium Terraces of Pamukkale, Underground City, Goreme Open Air Museum, Cappadocia, Shopping.


(Welcome Dinner included)

Welcome to Turkey! The TSG team will accompany you to the hotel. Tonight, you'll be treated to a warm welcome dinner where you'll meet our friendly crew and fellow travelers. Savor traditional Turkish cuisine while taking in the enchanting nighttime atmosphere of Istanbul. 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. 

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 and Dinner included)

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, the Rumeli Fortress, one of the most exquisite examples of Ottoman military architecture, the harmony of eastern and western architectural styles at the Beylerbeyi Palace, the iconic view of Ortakoy, and more can be seen during the boat tour.


Lunch will be at a Turkish restaurant before we fly to Istanbul for our domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from the airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and 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 lunch, we will visit Sirince Village, which also has a fantastic reputation for local wine production in Turkey, especially fruit wines. Here you will have the opportunity to taste and learn how to make fruit wines.In the evening, you will be tested on your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way back to the hotel, we will stop at a carpet weaving center where the traditional Turkish art is still practiced. Overnight in Kusadasi.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

At 8:00, we depart for Pamukkale. Once we arrive, it is time for cooking class. During the class, we will cook and eat local cuisine from the Pamukkale region, as well as taste the food we prepared. We will then tour this natural wonder and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs after visiting the Pamukkale calcium terraces (cotton castle/travertine pool) and the ruins of Hierapolis. After the tour, transfer to your hotel in Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.


(Breakfast and Dinner included)

After breakfast, we depart for Izmir Airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Then you will be transferred to your cave hotel in Cappadocia. The rest of the day is free. Dinner and overnight in a cave hotel in Cappadocia.

Please remember that you can spend the night with one of TSG's optional tours: the whirling dervish ceremonyTurkish night show, or Turkish bath.

Please Note: 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, we have another cooking lesson in which we will cook and enjoy local food from Cappadocia and the center of Anatolia and taste the food we cooked. Then proceed to the Cappadocia tour. 

After breakfast, participants will take part in another cooking lesson in Cappadocia. After that, we will depart for our Cappadocia tour. The Goreme Open Air Museum, "the heart of Cappadocia," in other words, will be our first stop. The frescoes in the Goreme Open Air Museum, which date to the 10th century and depict the lives of Jesus, and monks, are famous. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. Ozkonak Underground City is on our list before the pottery workshop. Pottery production is one of the oldest crafts in the region. Hence, the tour will visit a pottery workshop, to see how to make pottery. Then we will go to Esentepe, which is one of the best panorama view points in the region. Before the tour ends, you will have the chance to taste local wines. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

(Breakfast included

After breakfast, you will have free time to shop in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul. 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

• 3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Kusadasi -5 Star Charisma De Luxe Hotel

• 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia -Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa

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

• Professional English - speaking tour guides

• 7 breakfasts

• 4 lunches

• 5 dinners

• 1 Welcome Dinner 

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

• Arrival transfer from Istanbul airport

• Transfer to Istanbul Airport after Bosphorus Cruise Tour

• Arrival transfer from Izmir Airport

• Return transfer to Izmir Airport

• Arrival transfer from Nevsehir / Kayseri Airport

• Return transfer to Nevsehir / Kayseri Airport

• Guided Istanbul City Tour 

• 1 cooking lesson in Istanbul

• Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour

• Guided Ephesus Tour and Sirince village wine tasting

• 1 cooking lesson in Pamukkale

• Guided Pamukkale Tour 

• 1 cooking lesson in Cappadocia

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

• 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 Istanbul to Izmir

• Domestic flight from Izmir to Nevsehir / Kayseri 

• Domestic flight from Nevsehir / Kayseri 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: All types

• City tax

• Turkey entry visa

• Personal expenses: Extras at hotel & hotel vat or additional meals

• Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

• Insurance: All types

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



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