Istanbul Cooking and Cultural Tour
If you like cooking or want to learn how to cook, we offer you a special itinerary to learn Turkish cuisines in Istanbul with friendly Turkish experts. Cook, taste and eat. First class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul.
At a Glance
Day 1 Welcome to Istanbul
Day 2 Orientation tour and Turkish Cooking Lesson
Day 3 Visit Old Istanbul. Evening Belly Dance & Folklore Dance
Day 4 Transfer to Istanbul Airport. End of tour
Turkish cuisine, like Turkey itself, channels cultural currents coming in from every direction. Turks, Greeks, Arabs, Persians and countless others have passed through here, leaving an indelible stamp on the cuisine. Resulting in the delicious culinary chaos that is Istanbul.
Historians speak of the “layered” nature of the city. We like to think of Istanbul as a stew. Our culinary walks and cooking classes in Istanbul are designed to lead visitors on an eating binge. Walk through the city’s lesser-seen historic side streets and authentic markets. Taking in countless hard-to-find culinary gems and, in between bites, a select number of unvisited monuments.
In Istanbul’s Old City, two culinary worlds exist side by side- one for tourists and one for locals. While tour buses unload groups for a set menu lunch beside the Egyptian Spice Market, we take the backstreets in search of the shops and small restaurants that local Istanbulites will cross town to visit.
Istanbul’s Bazaar Quarter is one of the world’s biggest open-air commercial centers, crowned by the planet’s largest covered market, the Grand Bazaar. It is not only a sprawling marketplace specializing in everything from knitting yarn to knockoff purses, but a historic center of small craftsmen who still carry on their tradition in the atmospheric caravanserais — Ottoman-era trading posts — that dot this area.