Turkey Real Food Adventure

From £1060 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


9 Breakfasts included
3 Lunches included
4 Dinners included


Plane,Dolmus,Train,Public Bus,Overnight Train


Hotel (5 nights),Pension (3 Nights),Overnight Sleeper Train (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
Departing: 15th April 2018
Returning: 24th April 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
Availability: Good
Departing: 6th May 2018
Returning: 15th May 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
Availability: Good
Departing: 1st July 2018
Returning: 10th July 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
3 spaces
Departing: 2nd September 2018
Returning: 11th September 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
£1,175pp £1,060pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 30th September 2018
Returning: 9th October 2018
Istanbul - Istanbul
£1,175pp £1,060pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 14th April 2019
Returning: 23rd April 2019
Istanbul - Istanbul
Availability: Good
Departing: 5th May 2019
Returning: 14th May 2019
Istanbul - Istanbul
Availability: Good
Departing: 30th June 2019
Returning: 9th July 2019
Istanbul - Istanbul
Availability: Good
Departing: 1st September 2019
Returning: 10th September 2019
Istanbul - Istanbul
Availability: 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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