Real Food Adventure - Turkey

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.

Holiday 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
  • Watch the Sufi Dervishes in their spinning meditation
  • Walk the ancient streets of Ephesus
  • Enjoy a ridiculously fresh balik ekmek (fish sandwich) at the wharf in Instanbul
  • Delve deep into Cappadocia in an incredible underground city
  • Encounter the draw-dropping beauty of Goreme’s Open-Air Museum on an optional tour
  • Munch on super fresh balik ekmek (fish sandwich) straight off the wharf
  • Sample freshly made cheese and forage for wild greens in Ayvalik
  • Savour the sweetness of Gaziantep’s famed emerald-green pistachio baklava
  • Experience central Anatolian flavours and tandir cooking in Goreme

Holiday Provided By

Organised by Paul

Paul Maharaj, Senior Travel Consultant

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Please call our sales team on 353 1 6111031 to book this tour.