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Cappadocia Culinary – Ready to cook – village style? (full day)

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A day of learning, tasting, relaxing, shopping and breathtaking sightseeing blended together. Upon pick up, we will drive to a small village near Uchisar, where we will be visiting a local village house. We will spend quite a time here today as we will be learning to cook some of the most special dishes in Turkish cuisine. The method of cooking used in these villages is “tandir– a special clay oven which is perfect for slow cooking. The ingredients – all organic village produce – will be waiting for us and you will start preparing your own lunch with your tutor who is a local village lady. After preparing our lunch, we will place it in the oven where it will be cooking for the next 3-4 hours. Time for sightseeing.. Our first stop is the famous Goreme Open Air Museum, where you will be amazed by the houses and churches carved in caves. A good piece of early Christian art survived until today insight the dim caves. After a peak at the Uchisar Castle and surroundings, we will drive back to the village house the to taste the fruits of our labor. Enjoy a long and relaxed lunch accompanied with local bread, organic tomatoes, olives, herbs and followed by a nice dessert.

Afternoon is a relaxed tour of panoramic stops like Devrent Valley, Pasabag Valley and we will also stop by the small town of Avanos to learn about famous pottery art of the region.

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Do & Don't in Cappadocia

  • +Stay in a Cave Hotel
  • +Fly over magical landscape of Cappadocia with a hot air balloon
  • +Taste the quality Cappadocian wines
  • -don't be shy with locals
  • -don't walk alone after dark
  • -don’t try to visit Cappadocia without a guide (there is so much to learn)

Prices

Period 1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
01.01.2016 31.12.2016 € 409 € 269 € 189 € 129 € 109 € 89
             

Tour Includes:

Pick-up & drop-off

Entrance fees as per itinerary

Air-conditioned vehicle

Cooking class and lunch in a village house

Professional English speaking tour guide, fully licensed under the Tourism Ministry

Testimonials

  • A huge thank you to Ozgen and Burcu!! The whole package of bellydance and sightseeing in Istanbul was fantastic. I can't believe how much we packed in to one week, no time wasted, very well organised, and flexible according to people's needs or the weather (or another shopping trip to the Grand Bazaar)! It was an amazing experience that touched my heart, and I'm so happy to have made new friends, it was a pleasure to share the week with you, we will stay in touch. Love, - Rachel Hislop

  • When we mentioned to longtime friends we were visiting Istanbul they told us our enjoyment would be increased substantially if we hired Trici as our guide.They told us the truth.When we contacted Trici she told us that she emphasized the art of Istanbul and we said we approved.She also told us the truth.What neither friends nor Trici told us was that she is a worldclass artist who devotes her art to capturing the obvious and the offbeat sides of that mysterious city.And that’s the truth.

    Ian D. Lanoff 

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    I have never been to Istanbul, but I do have extremely vivid, colorful and imaginative images of Istanbul in my mind through the stunning art that Ms. Venola has drawn and the imaginative prose she has written during the years that she has lived there. She is a wonderful ambassador for your city.I can only say that I wish I -could- have the opportunity to have her lead me on a tour of Istanbul: I know it would be magical, thrilling, awe-inspiring. Truly a never-to-be-forgotten experience!

    Charles Richard Lester

    Los Angeles

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    I can think of no better tour guide when visiting Istanbul than Trici Venola. Her passion for the city is only exceeded by her knowledge of it's history. The fact that she is an artist and an avid urban sketcher makes her insights that much more astute.

    Her warmth, compassion and humor make her a wonderful guide and  teacher. Trici knows Istanbul -- its nooks and crannies as well as its majestic sites-- better than most natives, much better!! I recommend her highly.

    Peter Hristoff

    Fine Artist and BFA Faculty, School of Visual Arts, NY, NY

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    From "commando santas" rappelling down buildings around the city, to colorful mannikins, to workshops and alleys and a million cats, Trici Venola has an insiders awareness of a wonderful assortment of "off the tourist trail" discoveries to share.

    Ken Brown  NYC.

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    Spending a day with Trici is like your best Indiana Jones fantasy come true! You duck behind a coke machine in a hole in the wall food store and there you have it, the OTHER cistern (that no one ever sees!) A guide will real passion and joy. The best knowledge I have found so far on Byzantium, Turkey and Istanbul. Not only that she is great fun!

    John D S Kelly NYC

     

  • Dear Gursan & Nazan Thank you and Nazan for all you did for us well beyond the call of duty. I want you both to know how much your care was appreciated and all of the extras.
    Sara Williams - University of Saskatchewan
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    I would like to thank you again Gursan, you truly made this a trip of a life time and opened so many doors. Take care my friend.
    David Tallentire
     

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