10 Day Gastronomical Ecological & Historical Tour To Istanbul, Tokat, Sivas & Cappadocia Turkey

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Highlights
Amazing tour is starting with sight-seeing of the Ottoman Empire heritages such Topkapi Palace, Imperial Mosque in Sultanahmet followed by Byzantine structure Ancient Hippodrome in Istanbul; A visit to Tokat City that is geographically located at the intersection of the Black Sea and the Eastern Region all the way to Central Anatolia and has a lot to offer as far as Ecological & Gastronomical aspects. We continue to Sivas that has been declared as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005. Later on, we will visit the historically unique fair chimneys and underground cities in Cappadocia. In Cappadocia, we will be staying in Cappadocia Cave Resort that is the most luxurious hotel of the region.We will pick fresh produce from the field within the hotel grounds, have cooking classes and wine tasting from in-house Winery. You also have a great opportunity to enjoy a breath taking Hot Air Balloon Trip. With this FAM Trip, you will discover and feel a destination that you never get to experience before.
Day 1 : Istanbul - Arrival Day
Dinner Included

Welcome to Turkey! Meet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Dinner and Overnight in Istanbul.Please note that; Our arrival airport transfer services will be available between 07:00am to 22:00pm from Airport.

Day 2 : Istanbul Half day City Tour - Tokat
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

After breakfast, at 09:00 am depart for Istanbul City Tour at 10:00. Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St.

Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.Lunch at restaurant After the lunch, we will visit the unique Leather Factory‘s leather fashion show. We will then take you to the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.We depart for Sivas Airport to Istanbul Airport upon completion of the Tour; After arrival to Sivas Airport we get transferred to Tokat for dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 3 : Tokat City Tour
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Today, we have a City Tour, visiting the historical places of Tokat such as historical lodging and dwelling points , forums and religious educational centers, Tokat Museum, Ethnography Museum, world renowned Turkish Baths as well as Clock Tower in downtown. While sightseeing in the city, you will notice the sincere hospitality and honest warmth of the local people. You will also get a chance to visit local shops with very affordable prices for shopping souvenirs. At noon, we will taste the most delicious Tokat Kebaps for lunch that of the reputation has exceeded its borders. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel in Tokat.

Day 4 : Farm Visit and Gastronomical Activities
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Today we will take you to farm to pick onions, lettuce and such greenery and then to make pancakes with a Turkish touch. We eat what we cook with villagers and we will depart for cherry orchard and the fields. Picking fruits and eating them from their branch along with the local people that is surely not to be forgotten easily.



 

Day 5 : A traditional Village Visit & Peach Picking, Village Dinner and Turkish Bath
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Today, we will see Lake Almus that is one of the biggest lake of Turkey that we will witness the variety of fishes as walking by and visit a village to enjoy all natural & organic food along with villagers and take a part in Folkloric and traditional dances, depart for Peach and seasonal veggie-fruit Picking at its source. You will feel the nature at the palm of your hands and that empathize the sense of being part of the soil. Eating the peaches fresh off the branch appreciating the greatness and witness the earth truly. Afterwards, we will be having Turkish style pizza (“pide”) for dinner and you are cooking! Today, we will see the honored and hospitable villagers’ working conditions and cooking methods, witnessing their farm life. We will see the domestic animals such as donkey, cow and such all around us.Perfect finish with a SPA experience at a classical Turkish Bath

Day 6 : Tokat to Sivas and Sivas City Tour
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

After the Breakfast in the Hotel, we will depart to Sivas. Situated at an altitude of 1275 m, Sivas is the highest city of the Central Anatolian Region, and the most mountainous one with the numerous peaks. This uneven land has been the shelter of many tribes, from the earliest ages to more recent periods from which remain many notable monuments. We start exploring respectively Archaeological Museum, Sifaiye Madrasah, The Double Minaret Madrasah, Buruciye Madrasah, Castle Mosque, Gendarme House, Government House, Great Mosque, Broken and Curved Bridge. Later, we will give a break for local lunch. After lunch we will go on with visiting Ottoman highlights; Meydan Mosque and Şems-i Sivasî Tomb, İhramcızade Cultural and Art House, Subaşı Kervansarayı, Taşhan Kervansarayı. Before Dinner we will visit Susamıslar Mansion for Whirling Derwish Ceremony with Sema. The sema ceremony is one of the most important heritage of Turkish Culture as a tradition of 800 years old. This unique traditional ritual had been proclaimedas Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005.We complete the day after dinner in Lover’ s Coffee House with drinking our Turkish coffee and listening local music made by lovers who are famous with playing a stringed instrument called ‘’ SAZ’’. Overnight in Sivas.

Day 7 : Sivas - Cappadocia by drive
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

After breakfast, we depart for Cappadocia for a ride that is approxiametly 4 hours. We will stay in Cappadocia Cave Resort with world renowned luxury. We will get to view great scenery of Cappadocian Fairy Chimney off the terrace of Roof Bar in the hotel. A morning surprise of hundreds of Hot Air Balloons Decorating the Skies through your room. If you want to Experience this first hand,please contact us for Hot Air Balloon ride and reserve your spot in the sky.Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 8 : Cappadocia Underground City & Goreme Open Air Museum
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

You will be picked up approximately 09:30 We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. Than visit to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys.

After Pasabagi you visit another tour to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately at 18.00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia..



 

Day 9 : Cappadocia Legendary Activities
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Cappadocia the most popular touristic destination of the world. Cappadocia is also known for its Gastronomical and Ecological aspect to it. The luxurious hotel that we are to stay Cappadocia Cave Resort has a farm in it for such Activities that we will get a chance to experience the nature. The vegetables and fruits are ready to be picked by you and get cooked for turning them into a meal. An in-house Wine Cellar will also be at your service for a great wine tasting. We will have an opportunity to take a walk around “Love Valley” for a dramatic experience as well. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 10 : Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour
Breakfast Included

After breakfast you will have free time in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope you have enjoyed our Ecological & Gastronomical, Historical Tour of Tokat. We hope this was a memorable tour for you and looking forward to see you again on another tour of ours. Thank you for joining us.

Includes

  • Professional English - speaking tour guides
  • 8 dinners
  • All Airport transfer mention in site the Itinerary
  • Traditional Turkish Bath
  • 1 night hotel in Istanbul
  • 3 nights hotel in Cappadocia
  • Guided tour in Cappadocia
  • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • 9 open buffet very rich continental breakfasts
  • Guided Tokat City Tour
  • 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Tokat
  • Guided Village & Farm Visits
  • Domestic flight from Istanbul to Sivas
  • Guided Sivas Tour
  • 8 local lunches
  • Guided Cappadocia Legendary Tour


Excludes

  • International flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
  • Country entry Visa

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Ecology and gastronomy are two terms that complete one another. For example; if we pick vegetables from the field it is ecological and if you cook that you picked becomes the matter of gastronomy. Another example can be given by fruits that if we pick the fruit from its branches it is ecology and if we can it then it is gastronomy. We have also added Historical and Cultural themed tours onto our program that will not overwhelm you.

1st May and 1st November are the best period for such trip but if you want to see most, June and August are the most favorable dates.

May and June period has the fruits of Cherries, Prunes, Peaches and veggies such as herbs and green leafs are available.Period of July, August and Midst of September is the right time of fruits such as Apples, Pears, Peaches, Prunes, Apricots and Grapes. As for veggies; all veggies such as Tomato, Peppers, Eggplant, Cucumber, Carrot, Green beans, Onion, Lettuce, Parsley, Mint, and Garlic produced in Tokat can be seen and tasted. As for the Legumes, the harvest times are the best throughout the season. In September and October, fruits such as Apple, Pears, Quince, Walnuts, and Hazelnuts are at its most. Veggies are available as listed above for the last appearing of the fields put to rest.

For vegetables, March and April are the best time for seedling. For fruits, between February and March. The trimming and care of trees done again on February and March.

You can bring comfortable field shoes, clothing that would be worn in farms and fields, your Camera, sun glasses, gloves. It is not cold but for cool evenings, you may pack a warm outerwear.

You will be visiting farms and villages. Try not to climb on the trees. Stay off the river and the dams if you do not swim as we will be strolling around the Water. The vegetable and fruits may be treated so please do not consume without washing and consult with your guide prior.Tokat and its People are very warm and friendly so you may get a hug or a personal touch that should be considered normal.

We will be doing this tour in the city of Tokat with its rivers going through the city, with its dams, evergreen nature, with its grains, fruits & vegetables, Cultural cuisine, history may be with the best hospitality and friendly smiling Faces,  most suitable city in Turkey for this Gastronomical & Ecological event. Most important thing about Tokat is that whichever home you go visiting, you will be welcomed by sincere People and food & drink without asking. This tradition comes through ages and continue to be done so.

The local weather conditions known to be mild. It changes from period to periods with no severity. Daytime the temperature average is 25-30 and at night around 15-20 Celsius.

First of all, we would like to raise awareness that %65 of the People on earth doesn’t feel what is it to pick fruits and vegetables from their branches. Our purpose is to let People enjoy vegetables and fruits of their branches and cook them in the traditional way. With ecological and gastronomical event, we would like to bring different cultures and tell them about the local and regional cultures, show and experience the local lifestyle in its source and see Tokay with hundred years of history, people’s Authentic life Style reflected onto its cuisine. Tokat also is the best agricultural city of Turkey that is famous with its produce around the world. With this event, we believe that the produce Tokat offers, will reach even farther around the world.

Variety of fruits produced right at the source and you will get to pick Peach, Cherry, Plum, Pear, Apple, Apricot, Walnut, Hazelnut, Grapes, Mulberries, Watermelon, Melon and many other fruits that can be found in Tokat. You will have a chance to pick fruits from their branches such as these.

The city of Tokat exports most amount of vegetables abroad. Tomato, Peppers, Eggplant, Cucumber, and Carrot, Green beans, Onion, Lettuce, Parsley, Mint, Garlic and many other vegetables can be found in Tokat. You will get a chance to pick some of these vegetables during the event.

The city of Tokat being an agriculture city as a whole has all the varieties Turkey has to offer. You may find, Wheat, Lentil, Chickpeas, Beans, Rootbeet, Shamrock, Sunflower, Corn and many other grains can be found in Tokat that are Export through the country and abroad.

The city of Tokat has animals such as Cow, Buffalo, Goat, Sheep, Donkey, Horse, Chicken and Hen, Turkey, Cat & Dog, Goose and many other domestic animals.

We will cook in during the tour. More likely local and traditional dishes. For example, famous grapevine wraps, Turkish Style pancake, rice, soup, Turkish Style pizza (Pide) and similar regional cuisine taht we will cook and eat together.

The city of Tokat is known to be very traditional and sticks by its Culture. There is traditional wedding ceremonies, rituals and such. We will try to come across with one and will witness the Turkish way of doing social gatherings along with Turkish hospitality. We will be part of Cultural and socializing event and witness their strong bond to its values.

Yes, we will go around the villages and sing& play with authentic tunes and folkloric dances.

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Istanbul	                   Ramada Hotel & Suites Golden Horn
Tokat	                           Dedeman Hotel or Ali’n Hotel
Sivas	                           Sivas Thermal Hotel
Cappadocia	           Luxury Cappadocia Cave Resort and Spa Hotel
Istanbul - Tokat
Tokat - Sivas
Sivas - Cappadocia
Cappadocia - Istanbul
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