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Turkey Real Food Adventure

From £954 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, 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. 
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
5 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
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Departing: 1st Sep 2019
Returning: 10th Sep 2019
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Departing: 22nd Sep 2019
Returning: 1st Oct 2019
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Departing: 29th Sep 2019
Returning: 8th Oct 2019
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Departing: 15th Mar 2020
Returning: 24th Mar 2020
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Departing: 12th Apr 2020
Returning: 21st Apr 2020
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Departing: 19th Apr 2020
Returning: 28th Apr 2020
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Departing: 3rd May 2020
Returning: 12th May 2020
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Returning: 19th May 2020
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Departing: 14th Jun 2020
Returning: 23rd Jun 2020
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Itinerary & Notes
Hosgeldinz! Welcome to Turkey. 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. Before you dive in there will be an important welcome meeting at 6 pm today. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. Make sure you have your next of kin and insurance details on hand for this meeting, and let your travel agent or hotel reception know if you are going to be late. Following the meeting, head out for your first taste of Turkey with a classic – a kebab. While you might be familiar with the shaved meats and pita bread sensation, nothing beats the kind they wrap up in Istanbul. Please let your leader know beforehand if you will be requiring a vegetarian option (the eggplant kebab is also a winner, so don’t worry)!
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