Gourmet Tour of Turkey with Şerif Yenen April 28 – May 8

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Gourmet Tour of Turkey (April 28 – May 8, 2015)

Day 1; April 28th, Tuesday: Arrive in İstanbul, Turkey

  • Arrive in İstanbul
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Included welcome cocktail and presentation by Şerif Yenen
  • Included welcome dinner
  • Overnight at Richmond Hotel (İstanbul)

Day 2; April 29th, Wednesday: İstanbul

  • Topkapı Palace
  • Walk in Süleymaniye neighborhood
  • Included Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Süleymaniye Mosque
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Break at a local coffee house
  • Tahtakale neighborhood
  • Baklava experience
  • Included dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight at Richmond Hotel (İstanbul)

Day 3; April 30st, Thursday: İstanbul

  • Hippodrome
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Included lunch at a local restaurant
  • Egyptian – Spice Market
  • Cooking Class and Dinner
  • Overnight at Richmond Hotel (İstanbul)

Day 4; May 1st, Friday: İstanbul – Fly to Kayseri ✈- Cappadocia

  • Transfer to the airport
  • Flight to Kayseri (Cappadocia) with Turkish Airlines at 06.55 AM, arrive in Kayseri at 08.10 AM.
  • Full day sightseeing in Cappadocia with valleys and rock-cut churches
  • Included lunch at a local restaurant
  • Göreme open air Museum
  • Local craft demonstration
  • Whirling Dervishes ritual (included)
  • Included dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight at Yunak Evleri (Cappadocia)

Mosaics of the Hagia Sophia


A variety of Turkish Delight in the market

A variety of Turkish Delight in the market


Sun-dried Apricots

Sun-dried Apricots


Shish Kebap

Shish Kebap


Ali Nazik Kebap with mashed eggplant and garlic yoghurt

Ali Nazik Kebap with mashed eggplant and garlic yoghurt


Barbecue

Barbecue

gourmet tour map

Day 5; May 2nd, Saturday: Cappadocia

  • Optional Hot-Air Balloon Ride
  • Full day sightseeing in Cappadocia
  • Included lunch at a local restaurant
  • Avanos Pottery Village
  • Local craft demonstration (pottery)
  • A visit to an underground city
  • Included wine tasting and dinner
  • Overnight at Yunak Evleri (Cappadocia)

Day 6; May 3rd, Sunday: Cappadocia – Konya

  • Sightseeing in Cappadocia
  • Departure for Konya around 10.00 AM
  • Sultanhan Caravansary
  • Included lunch at a local restaurant
  • Rumi (Mevlana) Museum of Whirling Dervishes in Konya (Iconium)
  • Dinner and overnight at Hilton Garden Inn (Konya)

Day 7; May 4th, Monday: Konya – Pamukkale

  • Beyşehir: Lake and Mosque
  • Included lunch at a local restaurant
  • Hierapolis in Pamukkale
  • Dinner and overnight at Doğa Thermal Hotel (Pamukkale)

Day 8; May 5th, Tuesday: Pamukkale – Kuşadası

  • Aphrodisias near Pamukkale
  • Included lunch at a local restaurant
  • Dinner and overnight at 7 Bilgeler Hotel (Şirince)

Day 9; May 6th, Wednesday: Kuşadası – Ephesus – Kuşadası

  • Ephesus with Terrace Houses
  • The house of the Virgin Mary
  • Included lunch at a local restaurant
  • The Basilica of St. John
  • Included wine tasting and dinner at a local winery
  • Overnight at 7 Bilgeler Hotel (Şirince)

Day 10; May 7th, Thursday: Kuşadası – İzmir – Fly to İstanbul ✈

  • Transfer to the airport
  • Flight to İstanbul with Turkish Airlines at 10.00 AM, arrive in İstanbul at 11.05 AM.
  • Chora Church
  • Included street food lunch
  • Included conclusion dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight at Richmond Hotel (İstanbul)

Day 11; May 8th, Friday: İstanbul & Departure

  • Transfer to the airport

* Price:
Price per person in double occupancy: $3,250 + Tax
Price per person in single occupancy: $3,975 + Tax

* Included Services:

  • Accommodation for 10 nights in above mentioned hotels or similar,
  • Airport transfers for arrival and departure in Turkey,
  • Professional tour guide services in English by Şerif Yenen,
  • Air conditioned deluxe vehicle with a driver all along the tour,
  • Vehicle expenses (i.e. parking, tolls, highways),
  • Domestic flight tickets from İstanbul to Kayseri (Cappadocia) and from İzmir to İstanbul,
  • Welcome cocktail and presentation by Şerif Yenen,
  • 10 breakfasts at the hotels,
  • 9 lunches at local restaurants,
  • 8 dinners at local restaurants and 2 dinners at hotels,
  • 2 wine tastings,
  • A cooking class,
  • All visits stated in the itinerary,
  • All stated entrance fees to the sites, museums and religious places indicated in the itinerary,
  • Bosphorus Cruise,
  • Tips to the hotels with porter services,
  • Tips to the restaurants for included meals,
  • Complimentary copies of some of Şerif Yenen’s publications,
  • Local taxes and service charges.

* Services not included:

  • International Flights to/from Turkey
  • Meals not stated,
  • Beverages with meals,
  • One hour hot-air balloon ride in Cappadocia (optional),
  • Personal expenses,
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver,
  • Insurance,
  • Any airfare unless specified above,
  • Departure and airport taxes and fees (No similar taxes or fees are required for Turkey),
  • Passport and visa services and fees.

* Hotels:

* Depending on availability there may be hotel changes. C.I.P Travel assures to accommodate you at the hotels with same standards.

 

 

Important notes:

  • Travel on an intimate, expert-led luxury small group journey.
  • Almost all of the meals will be notable local dishes at special restaurants.
  • Pre or post trip extensions can be tailor made upon request.
  • Ladies should bring scarves with them to cover their heads when visiting religious sites and mosques.
  • All foreigners must obtain their Turkish visas from Turkish missions abroad or from the e-visa application system, depending on eligibility. Please note, e-visas are easier to get.Information regarding Turkish e-visas and the application process can be found at: www.evisa.gov.tr/enGeneral information on Turkish visas can be found at:www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa
  • CIP Travel has always the right to modify the program according to the upmost satisfaction of the guests.
  • We will disclaim any responsibility and shall not pay any indemnity or reimbursement in the event of certain museums or monuments included in the program could not be visited with any reason beyond our control.

* This tour is organized by Acacia Exclusive Travel (TÜRSAB No: 7851) for C.I.P Travel Services

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia


Spices in the Egyptian Bazaar

Spices in the Egyptian Bazaar


Chora Church, Kariye Museum

Chora Church, Kariye Museum


Sufi Museum of Mevlana Rumi, Konya

Sufi Museum of Mevlana Rumi, Konya


Making Dolmas

Making Dolmas


From the Topkapi Palace

From the Topkapi Palace


Basilica Cistern, Yerebatan

Basilica Cistern, Yerebatan


Keshkek

Keshkek


Pomegranate

Pomegranate


Tea time, in the traditional tulip-shaped glasses

Tea time, in the traditional tulip-shaped glasses


Kokorec

Kokorec


Cag Kebap

Cag Kebap


Pide Bread

Pide Bread


Topkapi Palace Museum

Topkapi Palace Museum


Mezes

Mezes


Roasted Chestnuts

Roasted Chestnuts

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info@serifyenen.com