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Turkey Gourmet Culinary Cooking Tour

Welcome to Turkey! If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. TravelShop Turkey's cooking tours give you the chance to experience your vacation to the fullest extent possible and introduce you to some of the finest dinings. The best cooking tour package for a short visit to Turkey, including Istanbul, Antalya, and Cappadocia.


  • 3 cooking classes
  • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise
  • Guided Istanbul city, Antalya Duden Waterfalls, and Cappadocia tours
  • Services of professional English-speaking tour guides
  • Daily breakfast and 5 dinners will be provided
  • 6 nights accommodation


7 days with instruction
Group size: Minimum of 6 participants
Airport transfer included: Istanbul Atatürk Airport
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During this tour, there will be two options for accommodations, the silver and gold package. You will stay at the following hotels depending on your chosen package:

Silver tour package

  • Istanbul: Pullman Hotel and Ramada Golden Horn Hotel
  • Antalya: 4-Star Best Western Khan Hotel
  • Cappadocia: Antique Cave House Hotel and Suhan Hotel

Gold tour package

  • Istanbul: The Marmara Pera Hotel
  • Antalya: 5-Star Porto Bello Hotel (All-inclusive)
  • Cappadocia: Luxury Cappadocia Cave Resort Hotel and Wyndham Grand Kayseri Hotel

Please note, if this hotel list is not available at the time of your booking, then TravelShop Turkey will arrange a similar hotel for your group. If you prefer a different category hotel, there might be an additional cost, for more information, please send an inquiry.


Day 1: Istanbul tour - Arrival day and welcome dinner

Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from the airport and check in to your hotel, which offers a welcome drink and a chat with gourmet experts in Turkish cuisine. Tonight, you will have a welcome dinner, be introduced to the friendly crew and other travelers while enjoying traditional Turkish food, and enjoy the mystical atmosphere of Istanbul at night. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2: Turkish cooking lessons in Istanbul

After a morning orientation, sightseeing tour of Istanbul, you'll participate in your first Turkish cooking lesson: during your Istanbul cooking tour, you will taste various flavors of Turkey from different regions, preparing lunch which you will enjoy!

After lunch, you'll visit Topkapi Palace. The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Hippodrome, ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3: Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise - Istanbul fly to Antalya

After breakfast at 8:30 a.m., depart for the Bosphorus Cruise tour. Bosphorous by boat is a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. After the tour, depart for Istanbul airport for a domestic flight to Antalya. Transfer from the airport and check in to your hotel in Antalya. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.

Day 4: Antalya Duden waterfalls tour - Cooking lesson

After breakfast, visit the gorgeous Duden Waterfalls. The Duden Waterfalls make a pleasant side trip from Antalya and its surrounding gardens are a popular picnic spot with locals. The Duden River extends from the Taurus Mountains all the way to the Mediterranean and creates two cascades known as the Upper and Lower Duden Waterfalls. Today, you will taste the Mediterranean flavors of the Mediterranean kitchen that is famous for its salads and mezze. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.

Day 5: Antalya to Cappadocia by flight

After breakfast and by 12 noon, check out and enjoy your free time till departure. Then, depart for Antalya airport for your domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore in Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 6: Cooking lesson and Cappadocia tour

After having had breakfast, participants will take part in another cooking lesson in Cappadocia. You will have the opportunity to taste the great food of Central Turkey, including pancakes and tasting kebabs. In the afternoon, visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to the 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks.

The next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses, visit a pottery workshop, to see how to make potteries. Then go to Pasabagi where you can see three-headed fairy chimneys. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 7: Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of tour

After breakfast, you will have free time for shopping in Cappadocia. Then, depart for Kayseri airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul and then back home. TravelShop Turkey hopes your tour was a memorable one and they would like to see you in the future in one of the tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.

Tour guide

All of the tours include professional and knowledgeable professional tour guides. Guides have all the information that may be requested by yourself whether historically, culturally, or locally with very good English. Although regular tours will have an English-speaking guide, for private tour options, you will have multi-lingual professional tour guides available as you may need.


This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. There are no long bus rides just domestic flights getting you to your destination, comfortable and relaxed. By booking that tour, you will be able to see Istanbul, the Mediterranean region, and Central Anatolia. An ideal tour for those who love history, culture, sea, sand, and parties for their holiday in Turkey!

Tour distances

  • 08:30 - 17:00 Istanbul to Antalya by plane (715 kilometers/445 miles - 1 hour and 10 minutes)
  • 08:30 - 17:00 Antalya to Kayseri by plane (546 kilometers/340 miles - 1 hour)
  • Kayseri Airport to Cappadocia (75 kilometers/47 miles - 1 hour)
  • 08:30 - 17:00 Cappadocia to Istanbul by plane (730 kilometers/479 miles - 1 hour and 10 minutes)


During this tour, you will be served six breakfasts, one welcome dinner, and four dinners. Dinners are usually served in the hotels on a half-board category. Lunches will be served in restaurants on the destination route. Meals are mostly served as a set menu or open buffet style. If you have meal preferences or special diet requirements, please inform TravelShop Turkey beforehand for necessary arrangements during your tour confirmation.

  • Day 1: Welcome dinner included
  • Day 2: Breakfast included
  • Day 3: Breakfast and dinner included
  • Day 4: Breakfast and dinner included
  • Day 5: Breakfast and dinner included
  • Day 6: Breakfast and dinner included
  • Day 7: Breakfast included

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Most of the major sightseeing and museums are included within the tour prices. However, some of the activities and excursions that are not favored by everyone, are not included. Such as hot-air ballooning, paragliding, dinner cruise, Turkish night shows, whirling dervishes ceremony and Turkish bath visits may be extra upon requests.

The prices for such exclusions are available on the website. TravelShop Turkey recommends that you book before the booking of your tour to make sure of the availability. You may not find space for some of these activities at the last minute or once you have arrived.

Optional tours special prices until 15 March 2022


  • 1001 Nights Dinner Show - 45 EUR per person
  • Bosphorus Dinner Cruise - 45 EUR per person
  • Indian Dinner at Restaurant - 15 EUR per person
  • Traditional Turkish Bath - 45 EUR per person


  • Daily Turkish Night Show - 35 EUR per person
  • Daily Whirling Dervishes - 35 EUR per person
  • Hot Air Ballooning Cappadocia - 160 EUR per person
  • Indian Dinner at Bollywood Restaurant - 25 EUR per person


Turkey is a great destination for shopping opportunities especially Turkish rugs/carpets, jewelry, leather, textile, ceramics, and many other handmade artifacts. During the tours, TravelShop Turkey recommends some of the reliable and reasonable shopping venues to be visited. The shopping stops consist of trustworthy, guaranteed vendors.

The guide will direct you to such stores during the tours. You may get informed by the guide in regards to shopping matters while on the tour. Some of the shopping venues may apply a group discount that you may want to take advantage of.

What's included

  • 1 cooking class in Istanbul
  • 1 cooking class in Antalya
  • 1 cooking class in Cappadocia
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 welcome dinner, and 4 dinners
  • Guided tours in Istanbul, Antalya Duden Waterfalls, and Cappadocia
  • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • All airport transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • Hotel room taxes

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Domestic flight from Istanbul to Antalya
  • Domestic flight from Antalya to Cappadocia
  • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, etc.
  • City tax
  • Insurance: All types
  • Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the included section

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

TravelShop Turkey provides your airport transfers for arrival and returns. Please, provide them of your the flight details when purchasing the tour for proper arrangements with flight code, destination, date, and arrival timing. The airport officer will be present to welcome you after you pass the customs, luggage claim, and greet you with a name board outside the gates.

Coach transfer

TravelShop Turkey's vehicles differ in line with group sizes. For eight pax, they have a Mercedes Vito, for over 14 pax, they provide Sprinter, for over 29 pax, they have midibuses, and finally, for up to 45 pax, they have coaches available. Taking into consideration guests’ luggage, they make an arrangement as below:

  • For 8 pax van: Maximum 5 persons
  • For 14 pax van: Maximum 10 persons
  • For 29 pax van: Maximum 24 persons
  • For 45 pax coach: Maximum 40 persons

The vehicles are fully equipped with A/C, refrigeration, clean, comfortable, and brand new or latest models. For long bus rides, you will have regular breaks in rest points on highways for a quick coffee and food, restroom breaks, and such necessities.

Domestic flights

Many of TravelShop Turkey's tours include domestic flights. These flights have a limitation of 15 to 20 kilograms of luggage with 8 kilograms of in-cabin weight depending on the airlines. Please abide by these in-flight regulations. You should be present at the airport an hour prior to flight times.

TravelShop Turkey reserves and books your flight tickets a week before the travel dates with the names provided by yourselves. If there is a typo or a lettering mistake on the names, the company holds no responsibility for any inconvenience that may be experienced so it is best to have a copy of the passport provided to your representative.

Airport: Istanbul Atatürk Airport Airport transfer included: Istanbul Atatürk Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Tour information

The domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately 50 EUR for one way and for children under 2 years old, approximately 20 EUR, as an insurance policy.

Special discounts

Children will have discounts as follows:

  • 0 - 2 years: Free of Charge
  • 3 - 6 years of age: Charged at 35% of a full adult priced in a Double Room
  • 7 - 11 years of age: Charged at 50% of a full adult priced in a Double Room
  • Children above 11 years will be charged full-priced adult fares

PLEASE NOTE: If you are 6 pax or more, the private tour rates are more reasonable for you than the regular tour prices. So please compare the private rates against the regular rates. The private tours are available up to 40 pax. For more information, please send an inquiry.

Season information
Low Season
  • April 5, 2020 - March 31, 2021
High Season
  • April 1, 2021 - October 15, 2021
Mid Season
  • October 16, 2021 - March 31, 2022
Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants

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