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Pide (Turkish Pizza)

Istanbul Culinary Institute

Spice Bazaar

Islim Kebabı (Lamb of Eggplant)
NET LAND TOUR RATES
(in US$)
please ask Double per person
please ask Single supplement
INCLUDING
● Roundtrip International Air from New York
  or Chicago (we may provide air rates
  departing from other US cities)
● Istanbul-Izmir-Istanbul Domestic flights in
  Turkey
● 2 Nights at 4 star Germir Palas Hotel in
  Istanbul
● 5 Nights at Fuar Anemon Hotel in Izmir
● 3 Night at 4 star Surmeli Hotel in Pamucak
● Sightseeing as per the itinerary
● All escorted transfers
● All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
● Transportation by private A/C bus with
  driver throughout the tour
● Car ferry cost, tolls, parking fees, gasoline
● English speaking professional tour guide
  throughout the tour
● Entry fees to the sites & museums
● Service charges & local taxes
● Bottled water at all meals (lunches and
  dinners)
● Local Wine or Soft Drinks at lunches
EXCLUDING
● All drinks
● Turkish Visa fee to be paid at Istanbul
  airport upon arrival-$20 per person for US
  citizens
● Personal expenses
● Tips to tour guides and drivers
● Any other service which is not mentioned
  above

CULINARY TOUR IN TURKEY
Turkish Cuisine is one of the renowned three cuisines of the world. The richness of Turkish cuisine is due to several factors;
the variety of products offered by the lands of Anatolia, interaction with numerous different cultures over a long history, and the
new tastes developed in the palace kitchens of the Seljuk and Ottoman empires. These have all played a part in shaping the character of the Turkish culinary culture. Tutku Tours is ready to show you the traditional tastes of Anatolia.


 

Vegetables, Meat Courses, Breakfast, Desserts, Coffee Ritual, Olive Oil, Pide (Turkish Pizza) and other Turkish Cuisine

Day 1 Arrive Istanbul
Arrive Istanbul Airport. Our representative will meet you after the customs and baggage claim with a “Tutku Tours” sign. Drive to Gelik Meat Restaurant. Lamb Cooking demonstration and lunch (Menu: Lamb with Gelik Rice, Ayran, Künefe). Short orientation tour in the city. Transfer to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the day is free. Welcome dinner at Sea Food Restaurant in Kumkapı district (Menu: Mezes, Calamari, Fish, Fruits)

Day 2 Istanbul
Visit Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, St. Sophia. Lunch at Sultanahmet Köftecisi (Menu: Meatballs, Piyaz-bean salad, semolina pinenuts dessert) Afternoon Bosphorus Boat Tour and Grand Bazaar. Return to the hotel. Dinner at Çiya Restaurant in Asian side (Menu: İçli Köfte-Meatballs stuffed with minced meat and wallnuts, Kısır-Bulgur Salad, Green Salad, Chicken with Chestnuts, Garlic with meat, Baklava-Pistachio with clotted cream, and wallnuts with cream fresh, Zahter tea, Sumak drink)

Day 3 Istanbul – Fly Izmir
Visit Spice Bazaar. Lunch at Darruzziyafe Restaurant (menu by George). Transfer to airport for 4 pm flight to Izmir. Arrive Izmir at 5 pm. Visit Isa Bey vinery. Dinner at Isa Bey Vinery and Wine tasting before and after the dinner (Menu to be advised)

Day 4 Izmir – Gümüldür – Izmir
Cooking demonstration at Fuar Anemon Hotel: Stuffed Grapeleaves, Dolma (Green Pepper) and Börek. Drive to Görece Village to see Evil Eye making process in hot furnaces. Then visit a local house in Gümüldür Viallage to taste Cig Köfte-raw meatballs with spices, and Ekşili Köfte-a kind of meatball soup which citrus brightens the flavor. Also see Ayran making. Baklava and cookies as dessert. Return to the hotel for overnight.

Day 5 Pergamon – Izmir
Visit Acropolis of Pergamon. Visit Cheese making factory to see the grated cheese of Bergama. Lunch at Saglam local restaurant. After lunch, visit a local Yogurt making factory. Return Izmir. Dinner at Altınkapı (Menu: Salad, Döner Kebap, Fruits)

Day 6 Tire – Buca – Izmir
Visit Tire Bazaar. Lunch in Tire. Drive to Buca House. Cooking demonstration and dinner (Menu to be advised)

Day 7 Izmir – Pamucak
Visit Naci Usta Restaurant. Cooking demonstration, puff bread, mezes making, raki tasting. Lunch at Naci Usta. Drive to Selcuk. Visit Ceramic and Leather centers. Continue to Sürmeli Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 Ephesus – Pamucak
Visit Ephesus and Terrace Houses. Lunch at Carpet Weaving School. Cooking demonstration; Special Meatballs of Selcuk, Bread Making, Mantı Making-Turkish Ravioli. Return to hotel. Dinner at Çınar Sea Food Restaurant.

Day 9 Aphrodisias – Pamucak
Visit Aphrodisias. Pide Making-Turkish pizza demonstration at local restaurant; Pide with cheese, grounded lamb meat and tahini. Main course and Fruits will be served for lunch. Dinner and overnight at Surmeli Hotel in Pamucak.

Day 10 Izmir
Visit Lavanta Cooking Class, a final cooking class preparing recipes recommended by the students, and Künefe making.


Day 11 Fly back to USA
Transfer to Izmir airport. Fly back to USA via Istanbul. Arrive USA same day

 
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