Turkey is known for its rich culinary heritage which has been influenced for decades by European, Mediterranean and Asian cuisines, forming a unique melting pot. Experience both the traditional side as well as the modern, thriving metropolis of Istanbul which links between Europe and Asia. In addition to discovering the unique Turkish cuisine, visit Istanbul’s bustling spice bazaar and enchanting historical sites.

Taste some of the traditional dishes ;“borek”, Turkish raviolis, and “shawarmas” and experience traditional tea ceremonies and meals which are considered as social events and an important part of daily life.

Continue to the Goreme Valley located in the heart of Cappadocia, where you will witness the incredible landscape, shaped by natural erosion in addition to manmade caves and tunnel complexes dug into the mountains. This lush valley boasts fertile lands that facilitate the cultivation of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Learn the secrets of the indigenous dishes from local families and enjoy both their delicious cooking and generous, Turkish hospitality.

Drive north to Safranbolu and get ready to experience true Ottoman life style and cuisine.

Istanbul

Discover the city of Istanbul with a visit to the bustling aromatic Spice Bazaar and famous Grand Bazaar. Next, visit the Hagia Sofia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque, two of the most famous historical sites in Turkey.

Istanbul

Following breakfast at the hotel, drive to Kadikoy to experience the true “Turkish Flavours” experience in a local cooking class. These Turkish cooking classes are held in a Turkish home by a native home chef.

Istanbul

Meet your guide and head to the “Istanbul Culinary Institute”, for a cooking class that will allow you to explore the history of the Turkish Cuisine through four local dishes.“Istanbul Culinary Institute” is an educational centre dedicated to the research, teaching and promotion of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisines.

Goreme Valley

Have breakfast on the hotel terrace, overlooking the breath-taking Goreme valley. Then head over to visit a local family in their home and learn the secrets of the local delicacies from Chorba, stuffed grape leaves and borek, to Turkish tea and Baklawa.

Goreme Valley

Drive to Goreme Natural Park and experience this UNESCO site’s incredible views. After touring the park, drive to Nevesahir airport fly to Ankara, where a private chauffer will drive you to the small Authentic Ottoman Town of Safranbolu.

Safranbolu

Your day will begin with Gul, the hotel owner and culinary enthusiast who will treat you to a mouth-watering breakfast, followed by a short drive to the local Turkish Delight Factory where you will get to try an assortment of these traditional sweets.

Safranbolu

Explore the town of Safranbolu, where the local specialty are Saffron products. For lunch, head to the town of Bulak, where you will taste the famous local stews.





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