8 DAYS COOKING AND WINE TASTING

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8 DAYS COOKING AND WINE TASTING

8 DAYS COOKING AND WINE TASTING

The best Cooking tour and Wine Tasting in Turkey, including Istanbul - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Pamukkale & Cappadocia. This an exquisite tour for you..

8 DAYS COOKING AND WINE TASTING

The best Cooking tour and Wine Tasting in Turkey, including Istanbul - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Pamukkale & Cappadocia. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. There are no long bus rides just domestic flights getting you to your destination comfortable and relaxed.

Day 1: 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. Overnight in Istanbul

Day 2: Istanbul City Tour - Turkish Cooking Lesson Istanbul
Breakfast 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, we visit the 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: Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise - Istanbul to Izmir and Kusadasi
Breakfast and Dinner Included
After breakfast, we depart for the Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise starting at 08.30. BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. Lunch break at the Turkish restaurant. After lunch, we depart for Istanbul airport for a domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 4: Ephesus Tour and Making Wine
Breakfast and Dinner Included
At 08.30, a departure from the 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 theatre and you will have a lunch break at a small Turkish restaurant. After lunch, we will visit Sirince Village that 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 winemakers. In the evening, you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way to the hotel, we will visit a place that continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving center. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5: Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour
Breakfast and Dinner Included
At 08.30, we depart for Pamukkale. We will check in the hotel around 12.00 and we have a lunch break until 13.30. Afterward, 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 6: Pamukkale - Denizli to Nevsehir / Kayseri airport and Cappadocia
Breakfast and Dinner Included
After breakfast, we depart for Denizli airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your Cave hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore in Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight in a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 7: Cooking Lesson and Cappadocia Tour
Breakfast and Dinner Included
After having had breakfast, participants will take part in another cooking lesson in Cappadocia. You will have the opportunity to taste great food in Central Turkey, including pancakes and tasting kebab. In the afternoon we visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to the 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. The next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses, visit a pottery workshop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three-headed fairy chimneys. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 8: Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour
Breakfast Included
After breakfast, you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back home. 

Includes
- Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
- Guided Istanbul city tour
- Professional English - speaking tour guides
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
- 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
- Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise
- Guided Ephesus tour
- Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
- Guided Pamukkale tour
- 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
- 1 nights hotel in Pamukkale
- Return airport transfer
- Domestic flight from Izmir to Kayseri / Nevsehir
- 7 open buffet very rich continental breakfasts
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul airport
- 5 dinners
 1 Cooking Lesson in Cappadocia
- Guided tour in Cappadocia
- 1 cooking class in Istanbul
- 1 Wine Tasting
- Airport transfer to Denizli airport

Excludes
- 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