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"Travel is not reward for working.  It's education for living." - Anthony Bourdain

Turkey Real Food Adventure

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Turkey Real Food Adventure

Get up close and personal with Turkey's age-old culinary traditions on this authentic food adventure. From ancient recipes with modern twists to Asian-inspired feasts with European influences, take a tongue-tingling journey beyond the cookbook and discover the secrets behind delicious Turkish dishes. Enjoy a cooking class in the caves of Cappadocia, learn from a celebrated local chef in Selcuk, and explore the impressive ruins of Ephesus. Whether you’re wandering through the passageways of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar or flying high in a balloon above the fairy chimneys of Goreme, embark on an experience that goes above and beyond what you think you know about Turkish cuisine.

Activities
  • Istanbul - Welcome Dinner
  • Istanbul - Spice Market tour
  • Istanbul - Kadikoy visit and street food tour
  • Istanbul - City Tour
  • Gallipoli - Battlefields visit
  • Canakkale - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Canakkale - Cheese Halva tasting
  • Havran - Olive Oil Farm
  • Adatepe - Altar of Zeus
  • Ephesus - Archaeological site visit
  • Selcuk - Sultankoy Village Carpet Weaving
  • Selcuk - Cooking class
  • Sirince - wine tasting in a wine house
  • Selcuk - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Izmir - Street eats and city tour
  • Cappadocia - Derinkuyu Underground City
  • Goreme - Sunset wine tasting
  • Goreme - Red Valley walk
  • Goreme - Soganli Valley walk
  • Mustafapasa - Coffeehouse visit and tasting
  • Goreme - Cooking Class
  • Cappadocia - Pottery demonstration
  • Istanbul - Balik ekmek (fish sandwich)
Highlights
  • Discover the secrets behind Turkish dishes during a cooking class with a celebrated local chef in Selcuk, and learn how to make central Anatolian dishes with a local chef in her cave home.
  • Meet the people behind the dishes, from the market vendors serving up sizzling street food in Izmir and Istanbul, to the owners of a local olive farm in a rural village.
  • Explore bustling Istanbul, walk among the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, hear the wartime stories of Gallipoli and wander through the ancient ruins of Ephesus.
  • Taste the country’s most cherished dishes, from iconic kebabs and world-famous Turkish delight to local favourites like baklava, pide, gozleme and fish sandwiches.
  • Get to know the artisans behind local crafts when you visit a social enterprise that trains local women in carpet weaving, and visit a family-run pottery studio that’s been in business for six generations.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, CYDD (Çagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi). Donations help them provide scholarships and educational programs for economically disadvantaged youth in Turkey.
Interests
  • Culinary and Cooking
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Jun 01, 2024 through
Aug 31, 2024
Aug 27, 2024 7:00 PM
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$2,132.00 (USD)
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May 14, 2024 7:00 PM
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Istanbul
2 Istanbul
3 Canakkale
4 Selcuk
5 Selcuk
6 Overnight train to Goreme
7 Goreme
8 Goreme
9 Goreme
10 Istanbul
11 Istanbul
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.