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Enjoy foodie experiences and a hot air balloon ride

  • 3-9 May (1050 euro)
  • 12-18 May (1150 euro)
  • 12-18 Jun (1150 euro)
  • 3-9 Jul (1180 euro)
  • 12-18 Jul (1180 euro)
  • 3-9 Aug (1210 euro)
  • 12-18 Aug (1210 euro)
  • 3-9 Sep (1100 euro)
  • 12-18 Sep (1090 euro)

Your romantic foodie experience: Antakya – Cappadocia

Highlights:

Enjoy foodie experiences with UNESCO recognized dishes in Antakya
Find out how history influenced the diversity of dishes
Prepare your own dish – homemade cooking classes
Visit the single Armenian village in Turkey and taste their homemade products
Wonder yourself by the views of Cappadocia
Fly over Cappadocia while seeing the most beautiful sunrise you will ever see

Itinerary:

Day 1

After airport pick up we will delight ourselves with a Turkish tea or coffee and have some good time together to just better know each other.
First meeting with Turkish gastronomy will take place in a very natural environment, Dafne waterfalls but not after taking the pulse of Antakya Old City.

Day 2

After hotel breakfast our historical stories will be told in Hatay Archeology Museum where we will discover what beautiful Hittites artifacts were found in the area and what wonderful mosaic collections was left behind by the Roman Empire.
All hungry and curious we will start our foodie experience with a meze cooking class. We will first understand the purpose of meze in Turkish culture so we can better cook it.
Happy and full after this brunch we will visit Antakya bazar, to enjoy the flavors and colors of a Turkish bazar, take a walk on first gas lighted street in the world and visit a small olive oil soap store.
In the evening we will just try a light dinner, if this is possible in Turkish culture, taste the famous Hatay Kunefe and have a walk in Ataturk Park.

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Day 3

Already having more knowledge about Turkish culture and gastronomy we will have today a rich and healthy breakfast followed by a visit to Vafliki village – the single Armenian village left in Turkey.
Here you will get the chance to buy their own homemade produced goods (jams, wine, liquors,) as this small community is making a living out of this and then we will even try to prepare our jam with the help of an old lady.
This culinary day will finish with a visit of a tunnel build in the first century AD, Vespasiannus Titus Tunnel and with a beautiful dinner by the sea.

Day 4

After breakfast we will head to Adana – 2.30 hours driving with wonderful landscapes.
How can we better start our day in Adana if not with a famous Adana kebab.
After lunch we will just relax in the city center, have a shopping experience in the bazar and get ready for a cooking contest. Just before dinner we will have our third cooking class to experience the differences between Antakya and Adana. In the end the best tasting dish will receive a special traditional prize.

Day 5

Another ride will take us to impressive Cappadocia where will arrive just in time for a 5 hours tour to discover Kaymakli Underground City and Goreme open air museum.
In the evening we will have a short walk into the city, a local dinner and prepare ourselves for a spectacular sunrise.

Day 6

Even though a little too early we will start our day before sunrise. You will be able to choose how to enjoy the beginning of the day, either by having a balloon ride over Cappadocia either by having your coffee on a terrace watching the colorful view of dozens of balloons while the sun will make its appearance.

After sunrise we will enjoy also a good breakfast and take the road back to Antakya – lunch will be accommodated on the way. In Antakya you will enjoy free time for shopping and a last dinner in Turkey. We are here also for free time suggestions like visiting Habbibi Neccar Mosque, first Anatolia mosque, few hours in a SPA or a short visit to an olive oil soap factory.

Day 7

We will enjoy our last breakfast together and share impressions of your last 6 days before the transfer to the airport.

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Important Information

Price Includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All meals; 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
  • 3 cooking classes
  • Expert guide – English speaker
  • Local transportation with private car
  • All touristic entrances
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • Local assistance – English and Turkish speaker

Price Excludes:

  • Flight to Hatay
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal shopping
  • Cappadocia baloon ride

Important:

  • Even though prices don’t include flights and medical insurance we can offer you a full package based on request.
  • All groups will have max 6 tourists as our purpose is to make you better understand this culture, we want you to speak up and ask questions and last we want you to have the experience of your life in Turkey.

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