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TASTE OF ALATURCA FOOD & WINE TOUR

7 Days/6 Nights
Departure: Every Monday
Istanbul - Cappadocia - Istanbul
Enjoy taste of local wines in Turkey
Starting from 2450 $
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Tour Summary
Day 1 - Arrive in Istanbul where East meets West
Day 2 - Enjoy Turkish cooking class.
Day 3 - Visit world famous museums in historical peninsula.
Day 4 - Fly to Cappadocia in the morning.
Day 5 - Visits in the Northern Cappadocia.
Day 6 - Enjoy to visit historical peninsula.
Day 7 - Fly to Istanbul and end of our services.
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Join our gourmet experience in Turkey, combines life’s great pleasures, food and travel. Design your own weekly experience in Istanbul and Cappadocia. Enjoy a unique and unforgettable day of shopping in the local food markets like a true Turkish and cooking a feast with village women in a local home. Discover the best food in the country with your personalized food itinerary. After a day of tasting your way through magical Cappadocia, sleep in a luxury boutique hotel and be seduced by the most romantic land in the world.

Day 1: Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul Ataturk Airport and after visa and luggage claim, meet your driver and private car, for your transfer to your first class hotel in the heart of Istanbul. A welcome package with tour vouchers, map, and other touristic information will be waiting for you upon arrival. In the evening, attend a delicious welcome dinner in a famous restaurant of the city.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Istanbul

In the morning, visit the Spice Market, where locals still shop for herbs and spices from all over the world. Next, it is time to roll up your sleeves and put on a cooking apron. No food lover’s visit to Istanbul is complete without the enriching culinary adventure of a hands-on Turkish cooking class. After the presentation of recipes and their history, prepare your lunch menu and sit down to enjoy the result. After class, return to your hotel or enjoy dinner with at one of our recommended restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3: Istanbul

Visit the magnificent St Sophia Museum, pride of Byzantine architecture, the Hippodrome, where once chariot races were held; the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue Iznik tiles; and enjoy shopping in 4000 shops, known as the Grand Bazaar. After lunch, visit Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Sultans (The Harem section is not included in the tour) and see the treasury, royal gardens, sultan’s kitchen and sacred relics.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4: Cappadocia

After breakfast, transfer to the airport with your private car and driver, to take a direct flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia that is about 1 hour. Upon arrival, check in at your authentic cave hotel. Before dinner, meet your local guide and go to Turasan Winery, rated highly by the most influential International wine publications. Taste the wine; learn how it is made and how to distinguish the characteristics of the main grape varieties. Have your dinner in Somine (from the French cheminée, "fireplace"), one of the popular restaurants of Cappadocia.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Cappadocia

The day will begin with an outdoor market tour, to shop for fruits and vegetables, meat, bread, cheese and poultry. We will take the ingredients and drive to a village house in Goreme that also serves as a traditional homemade cooking restaurant. Learn to cook local dishes and enjoy a delicious lunch including wines and cheeses from small quality producers throughout Cappadocia. After some leisure time, see the whirling dervishes’ ceremony held in an old caravanserai. Enjoy dinner at your hotel, served in a medieval atmosphere with antique candlesticks, silverware, and chevalier tables.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 6: Cappadocia

Book our optional hot air balloon tour for a bird’s eye view of Cappadocia. Otherwise, visit the scenic Devrent and Pasabagi valleys, pottery town of Avanos, Goreme Open Air Museum (cave churches), and Uchisar castle.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 7: Istanbul

After breakfast, enjoy your private transfer to the airport. Take a flight to Istanbul that will last about an hour. This is the end of the tour. 

Meals: Breakfast

Bed and breakfast accommodationTransfers in deluxe A/C vehiclesCooking classes and meal preparationDomestic flight ticketsAll tours as per itinerary, including entrance fees where mentionedServices of qualified local guideMeals as indicated in the itineraryLocal taxation and VAT.
International airfare to the trip start pointDrinks, and other personal itemsEntrance Visa (if required)Tips for guides, drivers and hotel staffOptional tours, dinners and entrance fees to any sights not mentioned on itinerary.
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Can I book my trip online, or must I do it over the phone?
We do not have an online booking system because most of our services are personalized and different conditions may apply for specific requests. You can call us, send an email, or complete a tour request form so that our Turkey travel specialists can help you to select the best tour for your travel needs. When you submit our tour contact form, one of our specialists will contact you within 24 hours to confirm availability.
 
What do you need from me to begin a proposal for a customized Turkey tour?
Fill out a customized tour request form that provides us with useful insight on how to design a trip that will suit your travel needs. If you are interested in customizing one of our tour packages, you can email us the name of the tour package and estimated date you have chosen to start the tour.
 
Can TSC design a customized trip for our group’s interests?
We will gladly work with you to offer a Turkey tour package tailored to your group’s interests. For this, you need to provide us your group details, interests, and travel needs.
 
Is airfare included in programs? Can I book my international flight through you?
Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point. You can purchase your airfare tickets through the internet or a wholesaler. By booking your own flight, you have more flexibility and control of your choices - in real time.
 
What type of accommodation do we use?
TSC Travel use hotels situated at excellent locations and close to all amenities. Room types range from double rooms to junior suites, depending on the package of choice. Amenities and facilities may differ from those in South America, North America, Australia or Malaysia.
 
What type of transportation is used on tours?
TSC Travel utilize a variety of transportation methods including public and private minivans, cars, coaches, trains, flights, ferries, boats, etc. We use whichever method provides travellers with the safest and most efficient transportation option.
 
Do you cooperate with travel agents?
If you are a registered travel agency with a wish to co-operate in business, please fill out our contact form.
Perfect experience
My husband and I traveled to Turkey in February 2014. We went through TSC to experience Turkey the right way. It was perfectly laid out and everything went exactly according to the itinerary. Amazing experience. Truly amazing. Definitely want to return to Turkey. And use TSC to make everything perfect!
 
Visited February 2014
Booking Conditions

Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We require a deposit payment at time of booking to secure your reservation. The deposit payment is payable by credit card or bank transfer.
 
Credit Card: For your protection, we need you to sign the credit card payment form upon receipt and return it with verification of legal identification (e.g. copy of your passport or driver’s license) after your credit card has been charged. We will inform you in advance of purchase of any credit card fees that may apply.
 
Bank transfer: Payment can be sent to our company bank accounts. Our representative will send you detailed information for the booking process including bank transfer details.  Please note our rates do not include the transfer costs of your bank or their agents. Please be sure that all costs paid additionally!
 
What is your cancellation policy?
All cancellations must be made in writing directly to TSC Travel. No responsibility is taken for cancellations of airfare, hotel bookings, or any other extra services which have been made directly by the client.The following scale of charges will apply when cancellation is notified for all land packages, tours and programs;
 
Prior to arrival:
Charge 60 days or more: 10% of selling price (Administrative Fee)
59-46 days: non-refundable deposit 35% of selling price
45-21 days: 50% of selling price
20-0 days: 100% of selling price
* Special conditions apply for canceling of tailor-made tour programs.
 
The following scale of charges will apply when cancellation is notified for tours that include a Cruise program:
 
Prior to arrival:
Charge 60 days or more: 10% of selling price (Administrative Fee)
59-46 days: 35% of selling price
45-21 days: 50% of selling price
20-8 days: 75% of selling price.
7-0 days: 100% of selling price.
* Special conditions apply for cancellation.
 
If you have to withdraw from a tour after it has begun for reasons such as illness, be sure to obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. We are unable to make refunds for absences from a tour, including but not limited to missed meals or entrance tickets.
 
Flight/ferry/train/bus tickets are not included in the above cancellation policy. Once your program is confirmed and the tickets are purchased, any changes to the dates of the program will incur a change fee or in case of cancellation, (this is additional to the service fee), 100% cancellation fee for the tickets will be incurred regardless of the above cancellation policy. For further information, please read our Terms and Conditions page.
 
When and How I will receive my tour documents?
Travel documents and electronic flight tickets are usually sent 21 days prior to departure. However, you will receive tour vouchers, maps, ferry, bus or train tickets and other required information upon arrival in Turkey. This will be included in a welcome package waiting for you upon arrival at your hotel.


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