Gastronomic Turkey: The Culinary Side of Turkey

  • Starting From SGD $ 1,900.08
  • 8D | 7N

Experience the enchanting allure of Istanbul's iconic landmarks, savoring the rich flavors of Turkish cuisine amidst historic settings, before embarking on a culinary journey through the vibrant streets of Ayvalık and Alaçatı, culminating in a tranquil lakeside retreat at Abant Lake. Indulge in leisurely strolls, authentic meals, and optional adventures, immersing yourself in the cultural tapestry of Turkey.

 

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Tour Highlights

Gastronomic Turkey: The Culinary Side of Turkey

Indulge in the flavors of Istanbul's culinary treasures, where savory kebabs, aromatic spices, and sweet delights await to tantalize your taste buds and awaken your senses.

Gastronomic Turkey: The Culinary Side of Turkey

Explore the coastal charm and rich history of Kusadasi, where ancient ruins, vibrant markets, and pristine beaches promise an unforgettable Mediterranean escape.

Gastronomic Turkey: The Culinary Side of Turkey

Discover the beauty and the cultural heritage of Ayvalık's Old Greek District, where cobblestone streets, historic architecture, and authentic local experiences await.

Tour Destinations

(Embarkation)

  • Bursa
  • Istanbul
  • Ayvalık
  • Kuşadası
  • Selçuk
  • Şirince
  • Bodrum
  • Safranbolu
  • Amasra
DESTINATIONS

Best Time for Tours

Best Time to Visit

Spring (April to June)

Experience pleasant weather perfect for outdoor dining and exploring local markets bursting with fresh produce. The colorful spring blooms add to the charm of the culinary journey.

Good Time to Visit

Autumn (September to November)

Enjoy cooler temperatures, making it ideal for sampling hearty Turkish stews and dishes. The autumn foliage creates a picturesque backdrop for your gastronomic adventures.

Average Time to Visit

Summer (July to August)

While the weather can be hot, summer offers vibrant street food scenes and lively festivals showcasing Turkey's rich culinary traditions. It's a great time to savor refreshing drinks like ayran and indulge in delicious kebabs.

Day 01: Arrival - Istanbul
Day 01: Arrival - Istanbul

Upon arrival check in to your hotel, later Explore Istanbul's iconic landmarks: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia (PS), Hippodrome, and Topkapı Palace (PS).

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the historic Pera District. Indulge in a delightful coffee break at the renowned Pera Palace Hotel (included). Optional visit to the Rahmi Koç Museum.

Lunch at Sultanahmet Meatball, a venerable establishment with a 150-year legacy. Dinner at Develi Samatya, offering authentic and traditional Turkish cuisine.

Highlights: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Topkapı Palace, Pera District

Day 02: Istanbul - Bursa - Ayvalık
Day 02: Istanbul - Bursa - Ayvalık

Post breakfast at the hotel depart to explore Istanbul's cultural richness with visits to Kariye Museum and the enchanting Balat Mystic District. Stop by Bursa to sample delights at Munira Turkish Delight Shop and experience the vibrant atmosphere of Kozahan. Journey to Ayvalık and admire panoramic views of Cunda Island from Taksiyarhis Church.
Lunch at İskender Kebap, a revered eatery boasting 130 years of culinary excellence. Dinner at Bay Nihat Seafood Cunda, offering a delectable array of freshly caught seafood.

Highlights: Kariye Museum, Balat Mystic District, Bursa, Kozahan, Taksiyarhis Church

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Ayvalık - Alaçatı - Selçuk Village
Day 03: Ayvalık - Alaçatı - Selçuk Village

Today discover the charm of Ayvalık's Old Greek District. Wander through the picturesque streets of Alaçatı, with an optional windsurfing adventure. Visit the historic Isabey Mosque.

Lunch at Avula Alaçatı, serving mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine. Dinner at Tusan Beach Hotel's sea-view restaurant, enjoying an open buffet menu against the backdrop of the sparkling sea.

Highlights: Ayvalık, Alaçatı, Isabey Mosque

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Selçuk - Şirince - Bodrum
Day 04: Selçuk - Şirince - Bodrum

Explore the vibrant city of Kuşadası, including a visit to a leather shop outlet and optional excursions to Ephesus Ancient City and Sirince Village for a zip line experience. Discover Bodrum's Knight Castle and vibrant Old Town Streets.
Enjoy a traditional village meal at Şirincem Restaurant for lunch. Dinner at Red Dragon, indulging in flavorful Chinese cuisine.

Highlights: Kuşadası, Ephesus, Sirince Village, Bodrum's Knight Castle

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Bodrum - Pamukkale
Day 05: Bodrum - Pamukkale

Embark on a journey through Pamukkale, exploring the surreal landscapes of Cotton Castle and the ancient ruins of Hierapolis.

Savor a lunch of Turkish classics at Kısmet Pide. Dinner at Colossea Hotel, relishing a sumptuous open buffet spread.

Highlights: Cotton Castle, Hierapolis,

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Pamukkale - Göynük (Bolu)
Day 06: Pamukkale - Göynük (Bolu)

You can indulge in an optional hot air balloon ride over Pamukkale's breathtaking scenery. Visit a local cotton textile shop. Explore Günyük, including Akshamsaddin’s Tomb and the town's charming old streets. Enjoy a romantic lakeside stroll at Abant Lake.
Lunch at Antre Gurme Kitchen Restaurant, indulging in gourmet delights. Dinner at Abant Palace Hotel's open buffet, with picturesque views of the surrounding nature.

Highlights: Pamukkale, Akshamsaddin’s Tomb, Abant Lake

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Abant Lake - Amasra - Safranbolu
Day 07: Abant Lake - Amasra - Safranbolu

Discover the coastal beauty of Amasra with a guided tour of the Old Town and Black Sea views. Explore Safranbolu's cultural heritage sites, including Cinci Han, Hıdırlık Hill, Old Bazaar, and Historical Clock Tower.
Lunch at Uncle Mustafa’s Place, feasting on fresh seafood specialties. Dinner at Tuzcuhan Restaurant Safranbolu, renowned for its delectable lamb kebabs.

Highlights: Amasra Old Town, Black Sea, Cinci Han, Hıdırlık Hill, Old Bazaar, and Historical Clock Tower.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 08: Safranbolu - Istanbul Airport
Day 08: Safranbolu - Istanbul Airport

Enjoy a final meal at Islama Meatball Mustafa, renowned for its succulent meatballs.

Depart for your return flight bidding goodbye to this amazing gastronomical safari and transfer to Istanbul Airport.

Meals: Breakfast, and Lunch

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Tour Prices

Discover our competitive tour package prices per person (per pax) in the table below.

These prices vary based on your chosen hotel type and room type, ensuring flexibility to meet your needs.

However, we understand that your travel preferences may go beyond the options provided. That's why we encourage you to reach out to our dedicated team. Whether you have specific inquiries, desire alternative room types, or seek a customised package, we're here to assist you.

Hotel Type Room Type No. of Pax Price Per Pax
4 ★ Double Sharing 2 SGD $ 1,900.08
Single Add-on 1 SGD $ 1,828.71
Double sharing = 2 pax in one room Single add on = Addition for 3rd person to join the double sharing room
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  •  Accommodations in a 4* boutique hotels
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinners 
  • Return airport transfers
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary .
  • HISTORIC AND MYSTICAL, PERA PALACE HOTEL TEA BREAK
  • GOURMET FOOD EXPERIENCE/ EXCLUSIVE HISTORIC RESTAURANTS
  • HIERAPOLIS ENTRY TICKET
  • COFFEE BREAK AND ZIPPLINE EXPERIENCE OVER THE BEAUTIFUL VALLEY

  • Assistance and porter service as per itinerary mentioned.
  • Tips: Guide 2Pax 45$ pp, 4Pax 20$ pp,  6Pax 15$,   10Pax 9$ pp and Driver 2Pax 10$ pp,  4Pax 5$ pp,   6Pax  4$ pp,  10Pax 2 pp
  • Tıps for group: Guide 3$pp/per day, Driver 2$pp/per day
  • Domestic or International flight tickets
  • Visa Expenses if required
  • Personal Expenses
  • Optional tours 

CHILD POLICY 

  • 3 to 7 years will be considered child with bed and 25% less than adult

  • 8 to 12 years of age will be considered a adult and adult cost shall apply.

  • 0-2 will be considered a infant and 100% free

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