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, 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 seaside flavours in the slow food town of Akyaka, 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. Arrive back in Istanbul, where this adventure into Turkey’s sights, sounds and incredible cuisine comes to an end.
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
On no other Intrepid trip can you taste the tantalising flavours of Akyaka's Wednesday farmers' market, a true local gem in this tiny town dedicated to slow food
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!
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1. ISTANBUL AIRPORTS:
If booking an airport arrival transfer please inform us at the time of booking which of Istanbul's two airports you will be arriving at. Sabiha Gokcen is on the Asian shore while Ataturk Airport is on the European side and much closer to our hotels.
2. SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:
A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information. Please note the overnight train is excluded from the Single Supplement.
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.
Our Turkey Real Food Adventure trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.
Turkish food reflect the diversity of their people, history, religion and geography. It is east and west with focus on meat (no pork), oil and sweet. The Istanblu Spice Market, the Alyaka local market and Cappadocia home cooking are definitely highlight of our trip. I also feel Turkey is as safe as any countries I have visited.
Review submitted 26 May 2017
I really appreciate the concept of responsible tourism that Intrepid incorporates in their operation of tour and in contributing to sustainable development of local communities.
Review submitted 25 May 2017