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Real Food Adventure - Turkey Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Discover Turkey’s diverse food traditions in Istanbul, Goreme, Gaziantep and Ayvalik
Take a culinary journey through Turkey, a country steeped in history and tradition, where east meets west and the ancient bleeds into the modern day. Begin in astonishing Istanbul, eating meze in a traditional meyhane, being awed by the Aya Sofia and Blue Mosque and exploring the well-trod passageways of the Grand Bazaar. Soak in the history and beauty of Bursa while discovering the out-of-this-world Iskender kebabs and drink in the tranquillity and traditions of the seaside village of Ayvalik, where fresh seafood and olive oil are the order of the day. Visit the impressive ruins of Ephesus near Selcuk and marvel at the astonishing underground cities of Cappadocia. Spend time with a local Goreme family and learn the secrets behind central Anatolian cuisine in a cooking class. Famous for its emerald-green pistachios, Gaziantep is the perfect place to see Turkey’s renowned south-eastern food traditions come alive. Arrive back in Istanbul, where this adventure into Turkey’s sights, sounds and incredible cuisine comes to an end.
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Adorned with treasure from all periods of human history, Istanbul is not only one of the world's most fascinating places, it's also one of its most mesmerising.
Once the capital of the Ottoman State, Bursa has a rich architectural heritage. It's also famous for being the home of the Iskander (doner) kebab.
With a picturesque harbour facing the Aegean Sea, relaxed waterside cafes, hills of olive groves and nearby idyllic islands, Ayvalik exudes Turkish charm.
Selcuk's claim to fame is its proximity to the amazing ruins of Ephesus, although it has its own charm with its orchards, forests and strong cultural roots.
Sculptured by millenniums of erosion and centuries of human craftsmanship, Goreme is a truly magical place with fairy chimneys, rock-hewn churches and underground cities.
One of the oldest continually settled cities in the world, Gaziantep is considered by many to be the gastronomic capital of Turkey thanks to its rich and varied cuisine.
The wonderful city of Istanbul has an incredibly rich history, amazing array of architectural styles, a delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, fascinating culture and oodles of style.
Real Food Adventure - Turkey Reviews
Our Real Food Adventure - Turkey trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews in the last year.
Real Food Adventure - Turkey , April 2014
Ozan and Aynur were both great. They really made sure we had a full and varied experience. Overall the trip met my expectations with the exception of the hotel in Gaziantep which was beyond awful. Worst hotel I've ever stayed at in my life. If not for that hotel I would have given the trip a 5.
Review submitted 18/04/2014
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