ISTANBUL FOR THE GOURMETS

5 Days / 4 Nights

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Mr. Ali Cakar

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Tour Rates

MAY – JUNE - OCTOBER

Type

In Double Room

Single Suppl.

Price

 730 USD

170 USD

JULY - AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

Type

In Double Room

Single Suppl.

Price

 920 USD

290 USD

This tour is only available with at least 4 participants

                                             Tour and Tour Information are subject to change.

Day 1 - Istanbul (D)

Arrival at Istanbul airport, where your representative will meet and transfer you to your hotel after our complimentary Orientation Tour of Istanbul. Rest of the day is at leisure. This evening meet your local guide for a " Welcome Dinner at Doga or Nevizade Street Restaurants. We are starting our Gourmet programme with Aegean Seafood Cuisine. Selected wine: Red: Bogazkere, White: Narince 

Day 2 - Istanbul ( B - L - D)

After an open buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will discover Istanbul with the highlights of the Byzantine and Ottoman treasures. Visit in the morning the Hippodrome where athletic events took place during the Roman period. Then continue to the Blue Mosque famous for its blue Iznik tiles. Visit the royal residence of Ottoman Sultans Topkapi Palace. Today museum, the In the afternoon visit the royal residence of Ottoman Sultans, The Topkapi Palace. A large collection of porcelains awaits you here. The treasury section, the highlight in the museum, presents one of the richest collections of jewels and precious stones and gold objects. For lunch we will drive you to Beyti Restaurant to enjoy a typical Turkish kebab and meat feast. First, service will begin with various appetizers such as yoghurt and various cheese samples and pastries from Anatolia. As for the famous kebabs you will taste from a large variety dish: Beef and lamb shis kebabs and of course Beyti special kebap and chicken menus are only a few of what is in the menu. Selected wine: Red: Yakut, White: Cankaya. On the way back we are going to stop at the Kumkapi Fish Market to take a look at some of the local fish. Visit the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture St.Sophia Museum later. Return to the hotel for a short rest. Dinner will be held at Feriye Restaurant in Ortakoy. Tonight we taste the Ottoman Cuisine. Overnight at the hotel. Selected wine: Red: Okuzgozu, White: Sarafin 

Day 3- Istanbul ( B - L - D)

After the open buffet breakfast at the hotel we will go to the Spice Market. This is where you can find hundreds of types of various spices, Turkish delight and food. We will start our Bosphorus Cruise from here. A nice sail between the Asian and European sides is a great experience. We will disembark the boat in Sariyer, a town near the Black Sea entrance and proceed to see the Fish Market here again to take a look at some of the local fish. Tens of types of fish and seafood are on display here. Sarıyer Borekcisi is another place to stop by here. This is where the famous Turkish pastry, borek is made. They generally come in with cheese, minced meat or plain. Lunch will be served at Korfez restaurant, a famous fish restaurant along the Bosphorus. Selected wine: Red: Doluca Ozel Kav, White: Kavaklıdere Muscat. In the afternoon we will continue with our exploration of the Asian side. Highlights of this part of Istanbul such as Uskudar, Salacak, Camlica and Bagdat Street will be visited. Free time at Bagdat Street for a coffee break. We will return to the hotel afterwards. Our second dinner will be held Tike or Kosebasi Restaurant. Tonight we are going to taste The Turkish Southeastern Kitchen. Selected wine: Red: Kavaklıdere Selection, White: Kavaklıdere Selection 

Day 4- Istanbul ( B - L - D)

Today, we are starting with Soleman's Mosque. Soleman is the magnificent Sultan of the Empire during the reign of whom the Ottomans have reached their largest borders. Passing by the City walls of Byzantium along the Golden Horn we are going to visit the Grand Bazaar. Then we move to an Ottoman Cuisine restaurant: Haci Abdullah. A unique taste of Turkish dips and kebabs along with serbets, fruit juices, will be presented here. Later we are going to visit the famous Beyoglu Street and the markets and food stores along it. Inci Profiterol, Saray Pudding Shop, Beyoglu Fish & Fruit Market, famous Cicek Pasaji (Flowers Market) is just a few. Our final dinner will be at Divan Restaurant. Selected wine: Red: Kalecik Karası, White: Doluca ,Ozel Kav 

Day 5- Istanbul (B - L - D)

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your homebound flight. 

What is Included:  

What is not Included:

  • 4 nights accomodation in hotels.

  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) .

  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Professional guidance on each activity.

  • Comprehensive sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.

  • Local taxes & service charges.

  • Luggage and Port rage tips.

  • Entry fees to sites and museums.

  • Tips to restaurants and hotels.

  • Travel documents kit.

  • International flights.

  • Tips to bus driver & tour guide.

  • Expenses of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, phone calls at the hotels.

  • All services which are not specifically mentioned.

  • Airport taxes or visa fees.

City First Class Hotel Deluxe Hotel
Istanbul