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11 Days Chef Driven Culinary Holiday in Istanbul, Turkey
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(No availability) 11 Days Chef Driven Culinary Holiday in Istanbul, Turkey

Sultanahmet Villa, Terbiyik Street, Istanbul, Turkey

Delicious Cooking Holiday in Turkey

With the international chef, as well as a local Turkish foodie guide, CCCHolidays will give you a once in a lifetime culinary experience that you would never achieve on a normal food tour. A great deal of research has gone into giving you a culinary holiday experience as if you were a chef researching new ingredients and cooking styles, bearing in mind that you are on holiday and still want to relax and enjoy your time. Learning all culinary ranges from rural to fine dining, all centered around local ingredients, is one of the unique features of this holiday.

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  • Market and ingredients tours
  • Street food tours and cooking classes
  • Experienced professional chef to guide you
  • Learn the secrets of Turkish cuisine from the best masters
  • Day trip to the ancient city of Bursa and a private boat ride on the Bosphorus
  • Uncrowded, local-only restaurants and fine dining restaurants
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Delicious meals


10 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Turkish
Group size: Maximum of 16 participants
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You will be accommodated in Sultanahmet villa. There are three triple rooms and nine double rooms with nine bathrooms in the villa, which is suitable for small groups or big families. The villa has an elevator and an amazing view of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, The Marmara Sea, and Bosphorus which can be admired from the terrace. You can have your meals and beverages on the terrace, taking in the view.


During this holiday, you will be experimenting with all ranges of cooking from very rural to fine dining, all centered around local ingredients of the best quality. Having street food tours during breakfast, noon, and at night will be an important part of the program, so you can see all the different street fares available. Market tours including learning about ingredients, then master classes about Turkish dishes taught by locals and your chef guide will give you a detailed insight into Turkish cuisine.

You will have day trips to culinary places of interest a normal tourist would never have access to and learn all you can about ingredients and techniques. Also, a part of your experience will be visiting local-only restaurants to see how Turkish people eat.

Day 1

  • Welcome snack and debriefing
  • Sundown cocktails
  • Dinner at a local-only restaurant

Day 2

  • Street food tour
  • Free time during the evening

Day 3

  • Spice market and farmer's market tour
  • Night street food cooking lesson

Day 4

  • Baklava production and tasting after demo
  • Street meal on the side of the road
  • Turkish sweets tour to see how they're done and then make your own
  • Turkish sweets cooking class

Day 5

  • Bosphorus boat trip for the day with a break to do street food
  • Lunch
  • Free time during the evening

Day 6

  • Down time to relax and explore the city

Day 7

  • Day trip to Bursa which is preceded as the capital of the Ottoman Empire. This is a city rich in history. For those who have never tried it before, İskender kebap is a rich, heavy dish of sliced döner with browned butter, yogurt, and tomato sauce.

Day 8

  • Early street food breakfast from seven to nine in the morning
  • Mid morning to yourself
  • Kabab store tour
  • Kabab cooking class

Day 9

  • Free time during the day
  • Night market tour and night street food

Day 10

  • Lunch at a local-only restaurant
  • Dinner at a fine dining restaurant

Included excursions

Baklava production and tasting after demo

Bosphorus boat trip

Breakfast street food tour

Day trip to Bursa

Night market

Spice bazaar and Asian side food market tour

Street food tour (including tastings)

Turkish Mezze

Turkish sweets tour




This holiday will take you to Istanbul, Turkey.



  • Boating
  • Cooking classes


  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • River
  • Terrace


  • Local market
  • Tour assistance


During this holiday you will be provided with all the breakfasts, four lunches, and five dinners included in the price. A snack during the debriefing and sundown cocktails on the first day will also be offered.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transport for each tour and airport transfers
  • International chef to answer questions and teach all cooking classes
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • All meals listed
  • Local guide

What's not included

  • Activities not listed
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Transport outside group activities

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Airport transfers are included in the price. In order to be picked up from the airport, please supply CCCHolidays with the details of your flight.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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