Turkey Real Food Adventure

06/21/2023 through 10/02/2024
06/21/2023 through 10/15/2024
Intrepid Travel

Turkey Real Food Adventure

Get up close and personal with Turkey’s age-old culinary traditions on this authentic food adventure. From ancient recipes with modern twists to Asian-inspired feasts with European influences, take a tongue-tingling journey beyond the cookbook and discover the secrets behind delicious Turkish dishes. Enjoy a cooking class in the caves of Cappadocia, learn from a celebrated local chef in Selcuk, and explore the impressive ruins of Ephesus. Whether you’re wandering through the passageways of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar or flying high in a balloon above the fairy chimneys of Goreme, embark on an experience that goes above and beyond what you think you know about Turkish cuisine.


  • Istanbul – Welcome Dinner
  • Istanbul – Spice Market tour
  • Istanbul – Kadikoy visit and street food tour
  • Istanbul – City Tour
  • Gallipoli – Battlefields visit
  • Canakkale – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Canakkale – Cheese and jam tasting
  • Havran – Olive Oil Farm
  • Adatepe – Altar of Zeus
  • Ephesus – Archaeological site visit
  • Selcuk – Sultankoy Village Carpet Weaving
  • Selcuk – Cooking class
  • Selcuk – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Izmir – Street eats and city tour
  • Cappadocia – Derinkuyu Underground City
  • Goreme – Sunset wine tasting
  • Goreme – Red Valley walk
  • Goreme – Soganli Valley walk
  • Mustafapasa – Coffeehouse visit and tasting
  • Goreme – Cooking Class
  • Cappadocia – Pottery demonstration
  • Istanbul – Balik ekmek (fish sandwich)


  • Discover the secrets behind Turkish dishes during a cooking class with a celebrated local chef in Selcuk, and learn how to make central Anatolian dishes with a local chef in her cave home.
  • Meet the people behind the dishes, from the market vendors serving up sizzling street food in Izmir and Istanbul, to the owners of a local olive farm in a rural village.
  • Explore bustling Istanbul, walk among the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, hear the wartime stories of Gallipoli and wander through the ancient ruins of Ephesus.
  • Taste the country’s most cherished dishes, from iconic kebabs and world-famous Turkish delight to local favourites like baklava, pide, gozleme and fish sandwiches.
  • Get to know the artisans behind local crafts when you visit a social enterprise that trains local women in carpet weaving, and visit a family-run pottery studio that’s been in business for six generations.


Day 1 Istanbul
Day 2 Istanbul
Day 3 Canakkale
Day 4 Selcuk
Day 5 Selcuk
Day 6 Overnight train to Goreme
Day 7 Goreme
Day 8 Goreme
Day 9 Goreme
Day 10 Istanbul
Day 11 Istanbul

Terms and Conditions

Looking for more information?

We're here to help!

Click on the buttons below to request a quote on this deal or contact us directly with further questions or comments.

Request A Quote Send To A Friend Have A Question? Contact Us