Cooking Clases Tour 2

5 Days

Our Itinerary:

Duration: 5 Days

Day 1 Travel from Istanbul to Izmir (Ephesus)
After breakfast we will transfer you to the Istanbul airport for your flight to İzmir. Upon arrival in Izmir, you will be met by an English-speaking guide for a full day tour of Ephesus and the surrounding areas including the Virgin Mary’s House. On the way to Ephesus we will stop att the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Then we proceed to the Ancient City of Ephesus where you will explore some of the best preserved theatres, fountains and residences of the Roman era. From Ephesus we will proceed to the House of the Virgin Mary nestled in a beautiful and picturesque setting. This shrine is a pilgrimage site for many people of all denominations. Lunch is included in the tour. After our full tour day ends, we will drive to our hotel at Kusadasi, a rustic town located in the pesticide-free region of Kirazlı .Enjoy a relaxed dinner at the Ephesus Boutique Hotel. Before dinner enjoy a cocktail and be introduced to our host Mustafa and learn about the hotel, surrounding areas and the concepts behind Turkish family cooking.

Over-night at Ephesus Boutique Hotel

Day 2: Priene, Miletos & Didyma
Breakfast is served at the hotel. After breakfast, depart for the first ancient city; Priene which in its time was one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Ionians cities. Then travel on to Miletus with its magnificent theatre and the Byzantine fortress on the acropolis towering above. Last, but not least, visit Didyma. Here we will find the largest Ionic Temple in the world, that of Apollo. Also in Didyma lies the huge, cracked head of Medusa. Lunch is included in our tour. Upon returning to the hotel get a tour of the garden where much of the vegetables we enjoy are grown. Dinner will be at the hotel. After dinner we will discuss the history of the region and how the events of the time influenced the food we now call Turkish Cuisine.

Over-night at Ephesus Boutique Hotel

Day 3: Day of Food
After breakfast we will have an introduction to the day which includes an overview of the market we will visit to shop (fish and meat) for the afternoon’s cooking classs. We will return to the hotel around noon for a light lunch ( Gözleme, Omlet, local salad)

Than we will visit our vegetable garden and pick up our fresh vagetables for cooking class then we will start cooking. The food we prepare will be served in the evening.

Over-night at Ephesus Boutique Hotel

Day 4: Food, wine and the great outdoors
In the morning we have a small cooking class about Turkish breakfast.

After breakfast we will visit local winery, olive oil press and şirince village and have lunch at şirince. Depending on the weather (and time of year) after lunch we will visit the national park – hike or enjoy free time for swimming. We return tired and hungry in time for our final dinner (a barbeque) at the hotel.

Over-night at Ephesus Boutique Hotel

Day 5 Day
After Breakfast, transfer to Izmir Airport for flighst to İstanbul

Rates & Includes:

Price: for 5 Days

899 EURO per person (when group size is 2 persons)
799 EURO per person (when group size is 3 persons)
730 EURO per person (when group size is 4 persons)
699 EURO per person (when group size is 5 & + persons)

Tour prices include:

  • Return Airport transfers in Istanbul.
  • 2 fullday Ephesus.Priene,Pamukkale
  • Return Flight tickets; Istanbul- Izmir,Izmir -Istanbul
  • All local taxes, there is no hidden cost


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