Day 01 - Istanbul Tour- Arrival Day
Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel, offers 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
There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer rates.
Day 02 - Turkish Cooking Lesson 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! 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 03 - Istanbul - Cappadocia Tour
Breakfast and Dinner Included
After breakfast, we depart for Istanbul Ataturk Airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your Cave hotel. Have some rest at the hotel and depart for Cooking Lesson in Cappadocia. You will learn to cook the delicious tastes of Turkey, in which the tastes of the Silk Road, Byzantine, Greek and Ottoman Empire are mixed. During the tour, you will stay in the most unique place located at the heart of Turkey, Cappadocia, which is composed of centuries old cave houses. Your hotel has all the modern conveniences, but is built into these ancient caves, and decorated with traditional Turkish artifacts. Overnight in Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 04 - Cooking Lesson and Cappadocia Tour
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
After having had breakfast, participants will take part in the another cooking lesson in Cappadocia. You will have the opportunity to taste great food of Central Turkey, including pancakes and tasting kebab. In the afternoon 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, visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 05 - Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Then we depart for Kayseri 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 .
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 underground cities of Cappadocia.. 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. There is no long bus journey because you will travel by domestic flight to Cappadocia and return.
Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
2 different cooking classes
Domestic flights Istanbul to Cappadocia
Domestic flights Cappadocia to Istanbul
2 nights hotel in Istanbul
2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
2 Lunches (with cooking classes)
1 welcome dinner
Guided Istanbul 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
Return airport transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Tour Does Not Include
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