Real Food Adventure - Turkey

From £874 for 10 days
Trip Overview
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.
Essential Info
Starts: Istanbul
Ends: Istanbul
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Food
Trip Code: IERZZ
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Turkey
What's Included

Meals

7 Breakfasts included
3 Lunches included
3 Dinners included

Transport

Dolmus,Train

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights),Pension (3 nights),Overnight sleeper train (1 night),Overnight bus (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   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

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Direction
Price GBP
Availability
7th May 2017
16th May 2017
Istanbul - Istanbul
£874pp 
G
Good
6th May 2018
15th May 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
£1,175pp 
Good
17th June 2018
26th June 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
£1,175pp 
Good
15th July 2018
24th July 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
£1,175pp 
Good
19th August 2018
28th August 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
£1,175pp 
Good
16th September 2018
25th September 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
£1,175pp 
Good
14th October 2018
23rd October 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
£1,175pp 
Good
Itinerary & Notes
Hosgeldinz! Welcome to Turkey. There will be an important welcome meeting at 6 pm on Day 1. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. Istanbul is the only city in the world to straddle two continents, so when you explore the streets you'll see a great clash of east and west. A 'kebab crawl' kicks off your food adventure today. Learn to tell your shish from your iskender as you sample this signature Turkish dish in its many varieties. The perfect way to cap it off is with a baklava tasting.

Additional Activities

Istanbul - Kebab Crawl
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