Turkish Cooking Tour 07 Nts

Tour Start Date:   Available every day

Welcome to Turkey! If you would like to see something different in your life and if you like cooking or want to learn how to cook, we offer you very special itinerary to learn very good Turkish cuisines with smiley and friendly Turkish people. You can cook, taste and eat. First class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul, the Gallipoli Battlefields, and Helen of Troy, the ancient ruins of Ephesus and the beautifull village of Sirince in Turkey, At the same time, you will be travelling traditional Turkish villages, the historical sides of Turkey and you will also make a lot of friends.

 

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
(Welcome dinner included)
Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel, you will have 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.

Day 2 - Turkish Cooking Lesson Istanbul
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After a morning orientation sightseeing tour of Istanbul, you participate in your first Turkish cooking lesson: Preparing lunch which you will enjoy! After the cooking lesson, you will eat what you cooked. After lunch 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.

Day 3 - Gallipoli Tour
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast in Istanbul, we will depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. After checking in to the hotel, having lunch and relaxing a little bit, you will depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Aryburnu Cemetery & Anzac Cove, because these are the places where the war had started. Then The Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. This is the end of the tour for today. Drive back to the hotel. After having dinner, the night is yours. Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 4 - Troy Tour - Cooking Lesson in Kusadasi
(Breakfast and dinner included)
At 08:45 we will depart for Troy Tour and visit the famous archeological and mythological side of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour we will depart for Kusadasi. Have some rest at the hotel and depart for Cooking Lesson. You will learn to cook the delicious tastes of Turkey, including Turkish Pide bread with Meat, Chees, Patato and many other option and also you will cook Turkish Lahmacun for our Dinner. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5 - Ephesus Tour and Making Wine
(Breakfast and dinner included)
At 08:30 departure from hotel. Guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visit the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatreand you will have a Lunch break at a small Turkish restaurant. After Lunch we will visit to Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 6 - Kusadasi to Istanbul
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast at 09:00 am we will depart for Istanbul. On the way we will pass many traditional villages and we will see the farmers. We will have a break at the one of these farms. We will have a lunch break and continue our way to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. 

Day 7 - Istanbul Cooking Lesson
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast we will depart to make Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia, then visit famous Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar, with elaborate displays of herbs, spices, dried fruits, nuts and other snacks and ingredients. We then we will go to one of the city's most famous baklava shops to watch the masters produce this favorite Turkish sweet. This will be a good experience for you. In the afternoon you will go back to the kitchen for another cooking lesson followed by tea, coffee and goodies. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 8 - Istanbul - End of Tour
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your cooking tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Turkey Cooking Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
 

  • Inclusions :

  • - Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport

    - 4 different cooking classes

    - 4 nights at 4 star hotel in Istanbul

    - 1 night at 3 star hotel in Cannakkale

    - 2 nights at 3 star hotel in Selcuk

    - 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners

    - Private guided Istanbul tour

    - Private guided Ephesus tour

    - Private guided Sirince village tour

    - All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

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

    - Professional English-speaking tour guides

    - Return airport transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport

  • Exclusions :

  • - International Flights

    - Insurance: All types

    - Turkey Visa

    - Items of personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, meals other than specified, laundry, etc.

    - Any other extras not mentioned in the above inclusions

Category Validity Price per person sharing room
From To Single Double Triple Child with Bed Child no Bed
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Superior -- Price on Request --
Deluxe -- Price on Request --
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Women Art Tour Turkey 09 Nts

Tour Start Date:   Available everyday

TOUR ROUTE: Istanbul - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Sirince - Pamukkale - Konya - Cappadocia and back to Istanbul


TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir and Cappadocia to Istanbul, 2 different Turkish Cooking Lesson, Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Blue Mosque, Hipppodrome, Belly Dancing and Folklore Class, Hagia Sophia, Spice Market, Ephesus ancient world city, Turkish Village Sirince, Textiles Lesson, Fruit wine tasting, Pamukkale (cotton castle), the ruins of Hierapolis, Mausoleum of Mevlana, Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Castle, Ceramics Lesson and Derinkuyu Underground City

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
(Welcome dinner included)
Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel where we offer you 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 sampling traditional Turkish food. Enjoy the mystical atmosphere of Istanbul at night. Overnight in Istanbul.‚Äč

Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour - Turkish Cooking Lesson 
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After a morning orientation sightseeing tour of Istanbul, you will participate in your first Turkish cooking lesson: preparing lunch which you will enjoy! After lunch 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. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Istanbul City Tour - Belly Dancing and Folklore Class
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. Visit the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. After the Tour return to hotel for a rest. In the evening we depart for your Belly dancing and folklore class. This will be a very memorable class learning belly dancing techniques and folklore dance. You will learn the special moves and how to get the attention of the audience. We have dinner at the Restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 - Istanbul to Izmir & Kusadasi
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Free Day until the afternoon for your domestic flight to Izmir. Arrive to Izmir and depart for your tour of Ephesus - once the commercial centre of the ancient world - is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5 - Tour of Village Sirince - Textiles and fruit wine tasting
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast at 08:30 we will depart for Sirince Village. Visit the beautifull village of Sirince and the ruins of 42 churches, the suggested birth place of the Virgin Mary. Today we will go to Sirince Village to see locals making handmade textiles. The textiles that we will see include carpets, kilims, clothing and homewares such as pillow covers. You will see firsthand the ancient techniques used by the Turkish women to make these intricate styles and patterns that are famous to Turkey and the local region. Sirince is also very famous for it's many different varieties of fruit wine. We will have a chance to enjoy some of these wines at the local wineries. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 6 - Pamukkale Tour
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
At 08:30am we depart for Pamukkale. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region. We then arrive at Pamukkale for lunch. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 7 - Pamukkale & Cappadocia
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
After breakfast, drive to Konya to visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic figure. After Konya tour drive to Cappadocia. Arrive to Cappadocia and the evening is yours to spend as you wish. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 8 - Cooking Lesson and Cappadocia Tour
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast depart for local markets with stops for tastings of artisanal food and wine for our lunch. Cooking classes with village women using traditional recipes. After lunch visit to Goreme Open Air Museum where rock churches carved by the first christians after the 4th.Century and decorated by frescoes that explain the life of JESUS, is the place where the first religious education was started Climb up Uchisar Castle used as a watch tower and also populated by head of the village. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 9 - Ceramics Lesson and Cappadocia Tour
(Breakfast 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. In the afternoon participants will enjoy a guided tour through the spectacular sight of Cappadocia; Derinkuyu Underground City where dwelling was started during the Hittites (2000 BC) and became a big shelter for 12 different nations. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 10 - Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour
(Breakfast and lunch included)
After breakfast, we depart to Kayseri airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul, from where you will make your way 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 Turkey.

  • Inclusions :

  • 10 DAYS WOMEN ART TOUR INCLUDES:

    - All airport transfer services

    - Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir

    - Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul

    - 3 nights hotel in Istanbul

    - 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi

    - 1 night hotel in Pamukkale

    - 3 nights at boutique cave hotel in Cappadocia

    - 9 breakfasts and 9 dinners

    - 2 different cooking classes

    - Belly dancing and folklore class

    - Ceramics Lesson

    - Textiles and fruit wine tasting

    - Guided Istanbul tour

    - Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping tour

    - Guided Ephesus tour

    - Guided Sirince village tour

    - Guided Pamukkale tour

    - Guided Konya tour

    - Guided Cappadocia tour

    - All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

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

    - Professional English-speaking tour guides

  • Exclusions :

  • - International flights

    - Insurance: All types

    - 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

Category Validity Price per person sharing room
From To Single Double Triple Child with Bed Child no Bed
Standard -- Price on Request --
Superior -- Price on Request --
Deluxe -- Price on Request --