Enjoy a gourmet adventure of Turkey from Istanbul to Bodrum, Selcuk and Goreme
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, discovering the real Turkish kebab, being awed by the Aya Sofia and Blue Mosque and exploring the well-trod passageways of the Grand Bazaar. Soak in seaside flavours of Bodrum and forage for local produce, try your hand a making gozleme and meet a family passionate about wine making. Be astonished by the fairy chimneys for Cappadocia and walk through valleys of rock cut churches. Spend time with a local Goreme family and learn the secrets behind central Anatolian cuisine in a cooking class with a local legend.
Istanbul is brimming with delectable dishes, and the options can be dizzying. But your expert local guide will have you headed straight for the best spots
Forage in the field around Bodrum for local produce and learn how to make gozleme like a pro
With hands-on cooking classes, you'll get up close and personal with Turkey's age-old culinary traditions, preparing specialties like manti and tatli
Experience the warmth of Turkish hospitality as a local family takes you into their beautiful home nestled in the hills of Ortahisar
Taste the renowned home cooking of Nuray and try your hand at Central Anatolian cuisine under her tutelage
If you like real food served to your plate with a dose of famous Turkish Hospitality and you want to experience local food made in local kitchens then this trip is right for you. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. Please be aware that in many countries dietary restrictions are not common or well understood. If you have dietary requirements, simply contact your agent at the time of booking for further information on how this may impact on your ability to take part in included activities and meals. Come with an open mind and open mouth, and you won’t be disappointed!
The itinerary includes a long overnight train trip from Izmir to Konya. In your first-class cabin, however, the trip may not feel as long as twelve hours!
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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1. ISTANBUL AIRPORTS:
Ataturk International airport is situated 25 km west of Istanbul's city centre. The airport has several banks and ATMs open 24hrs for either withdrawals or cash advance. The quickest and easiest way to the hotel is by taxi - there are ranks outside the arrivals terminal. Insist they use the meter. The fare during the day should be approx 60TRY but expect to more in the evening hours. There is a metro service available; better to take the Metro to Zeytinburnu station and then change to the Tramway to Gulhane, the hotel is a short walk from the tram station. Vending machines at the airport metro will have Istanbul karts available which can be used on the transport network in the city.
If you have pre-booked a transfer, please look for your name on the transfer barrier when exiting the customs area. A representative will be there to collect you.
There are often large crowds here so please look carefully for your transfer representative. If you cannot immediately find your transfer driver please proceed to the information counter and wait at this location. If you still cannot find your driver kindly ask the information counter to call the emergency contact number listed below.
Office: +90 212 512 7144
Mob: +90 532 641 2822
2. SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:
A single supplement is available on this trip with exception of Day 6 (Overnight Train).
3. FINAL DAY
Please note we fly to Istanbul on the morning of Day 10. Depending on flight time and scheduled changes, expect to arrive back into Ataturk Airport between 1pm and 4pm however this could change. Please ensure you leave enough time for any connections. If you are flying out on the final day, we recommend not to book an onward flight prior to 4pm.
Our Turkey Real Food Adventure trips score an average of 4.82 out of 5 based on 11 reviews in the last year.
This was an amazing trip and the small group was perfect. Everyone was incredible and we have all become friends for life! We are hoping to do a reunion tour in a couple of years. Don't hesitate to do any tour Intrepid offers. Top notch!
Review submitted 07 Aug 2018
This trip was a totally enjoyable experience. Turkey was a fabulous country and the kindness of its people was impressive. I would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone. Highlights were numerous including the food, the cultural and physical landscape and the people. The balloon ride was magnificent. Our Tour Leader, Suleyman, was absolutely excellent!
Review submitted 25 Jul 2018