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CULINARY DELIGHTS OF TURKEY ( 10 days / 9 nights)
Istanbul - Cappadocia - Konya - Pamukkale - Aphrodisias - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Sirince - Izmir

BOOK THIS TOUR
Day 1: Arrive in İstanbul, Turkey (D)

  • Arrive in İstanbul
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Included welcome cocktail and presentation
  • Istiklal Street and street food
  • Included welcome dinner
  • Overnight in Istanbul

Day 2: İstanbul (BL)

  • Topkapi Palace
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Underground Cistern
  • Lunch at a local restaurant  (included )
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Break at a coffee house
  • Baklava Factory
  • Dinner ( not included )
  • Overnight in Istanbul

Day 3:Istanbul (BLD)

  • Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Lunch at a local restaurant  (included)
  • Spice Market
  • Cooking Class and Dinner
  • Overnight in Istanbul

Day 4:  İstanbul – Fly to Kayseri (Cappadocia) (BLD)

  • Transfer to the airport
  • Flight to Kayseri (Cappadocia)
  • Full day sightseeing in Cappadocia
  • Lunch at a local restaurant  (included)
  • Göreme open air Museum
  • Local carpet weaving demonstration
  • Whirling Dervishes ritual (included)
  • Dinner (included )
  • Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 5: Cappadocia (BLD)

  • Hot-Air Balloon Ride ( Optional)
  • Full day sightseeing in Cappadocia
  • Underground City
  • Home hosted lunch (included)
  • Avanos Pottery Town
  • Local pottery making demonstration
  • Dinner and wine tasting (included)
  • Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 6: Cappadocia-drive to Konya (BLD)

  • Sultanhan Caravanserai
  • Lunch at a local restaurant  (included)
  • Museum of Whirling Dervishes
  • Rumi (Mevlana)’s mousoleum
  • Dinner (included)
  • Overnight in Konya

Day 7: Konya- drive to Pamukkale (BLD)

  • Beysehir Mosque
  • Lunch at a local restaurant(included)
  • Hierapolis and Pamukkale
  • Dinner ( included)
  • Overnight in Pamukkale

Day 8: Pamukkale-drive to Kusadasi (BL)

  • Aphrodisias
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (included)
  • Dinner (not included)
  • Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 9: Kusadasi-Ephesus-Kusadasi (BLD)

  • Ephesus
  • House of Virgin Mary
  • Lunch at a local Restaurant (included)
  • St. John’s Basilica
  • Dinner and wine tasting (included)
  • Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 10: Kusadasi-Izmir-Flight to Istanbul (BLD)

  • Transfer to Izmir Airport
  • Flight to Istanbul
  • Ferry to the Asian Side
  • Culinary tour of the local market
  • Lunch at a local restaurant  (included)
  • Ferry back to the European side
  • Farewell dinner (included)
  • Overnight in Istanbul

Day 11: Istanbul-Flight back home (B)

  • Transfer to Ataturk Airport
  • End of tour

MEALS

Breakfast   10
Lunch          9
Dinner         8

HOTELS 

4 star deluxe or premium boutique hotels

SERVICES INCLUDED

  1. Accommodation in 4 star deluxe or premium boutique hotels  that will be mentioned in the detailed itinerary.
  2. Airport transfers for arrival and departure
  3. Professional tour guide services in English
  4. Air conditioned deluxe vehicle with a driver all along the tour (1-6 pax minibus- 7/14 pax midibus- 15 pax up coach)
  5. Vehicle expenses (parking, tolls, ferry ride, high ways)
  6. Domestic flights in the itinerary
  7. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as will be stated on detailed itinerary.
  8. All visits stated in the itinerary
  9. All entrance fees to the sites and museums indicated in the itinerary
  10. Tips to the hotels with porter services
  11. Tips to the restaurants for included meals
  12. Local taxes and service charges
  13. Cooking class with dinner in Istanbul
  14. Whirling Dervish ritual
  15. Home hosted lunch in Cappadocia
  16. Wine tasting in Cappadocia
  17. Wine tasting in Kusadasi
  18. All visits stated in the itinerary

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED
1. International flights to/from Turkey
2. Meals not stated in the itinerary
3. Beverages with meals
4. Personal expenses
5. Travel insurance
6. Gratuities for the guide and driver
7. Airport taxes and fees
8. Passport and visa services and fees
9. Items not mentioned above or in the itinerary