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$97.50 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Cappadocia Food and Culture Tour: Ayvali Village, Turkish Cooking Class and Wine Caves

Meet your private guide at your centrally located Cappadocia hotel and board your comfortable private vehicle. Then, with your guide serving as driver, travel to the remote village of Ayvali in Turkey’s Central Anatolia to meet its friendly people, join in age-old customs and sample its distinctive cuisine and wines.Start with a leisurely walk around the local food market, checking out the most interesting stalls and chatting to traders with your guide. On days when the market is closed, either walk to the village orchard to pick your own organic fruit, or visit one of the cool storage caves, to see where the villagers hoard their citrus fruits and potatoes throughout the year.Stroll through Ayvali’s tiny streets with your guide, and pass houses where locals may invite you in for tea or to try homemade desserts from their kitchens. Stop at the kiraathane, a bustling little place that loosely translates as ‘reading room,’ but is in fact a meeting place for village men. Try a traditional Turkish coffee here and find out about the male villager’s lifestyle from your guide.You’ll then be invited into a villager’s home to meet their family and chat about their daily lives. After checking out their garden to see the crops of fruit and vegetables, help create a typical Anatolian ‘small-plate’ meal under the watchful eye of your guide.While traditional bulgur soup bubbles away on the stove, you can help prepare a portion of yaprak sarmasi — a delicate starter of seasoned rice wrapped in grape leaves — and then roll out the manti dough needed to make Turkish ravioli. Fill a börek pastry with a local cheese that’s been ripened in an earthenware jug, and then mix ingredients for the dolaz — a delicious fried dessert served with local honey.Sit down with the family and your guide to eat, chatting about the local delicacies and cooking techniques. Finish your meal with a strong Turkish coffee and then bid your friendly hosts goodbye. To walk off your Turkish feast, take a stroll through one the village’s secluded valleys before heading off in your private vehicle with your guide to a wine cave. Here, you’ll spend roughly half an hour exploring the caves, learning about Cappadocian wines, and sampling a few glasses of the wine yourself.Then, hop into your private vehicle for your return journey, and finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.

$135 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cappadocia Cooking Class by the Local Chef

We pick you from your hotel and drive to a very lovely small village of Cappadocia called Ayvali. This local family who has a lovely terrace and a great view using their house also as a cooking class attelier given by the mother of the house. Our guide will translate all the words of her to you and you will be given the printed recipies. You will prepare all the food together like Turkish Ravioli, Yogurt Soup,  Wine leaves, dolmadis, Cheese pastry, salad and the apprict dessert.  Having lunch with the local family will be a privilige. We will drive you back to your hotel. En route we can stop at the local spice and food shops. It is not an easy experince to live to get in to areal home and cook with the real people while you are travelling. We provide you this service with real people. You will enjoy the all food your prepared and cooked.

$95 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cooking Class in Istanbul

MORNING PROGRAM 09:30 – 10:00 Pick up from the Hotel and transfer to Deraliye Restaurant located in the heart of Old City 10:30 – 12:30 Cooking Class  12:30 – 13:30 Lunch   AFTERNOON PROGRAM  16:00 – 16:30 Pick up from the Hotel 16:30 – 18:30 Cooking Class  18:30 – 19:30 Dinner APPETIZERS Stuffed Vine Leaves with Sour Cherries Sailor’s Roll - Rolled pastry with cheese and peas served with honey Main Courses Kirde Kebabı Diced beef and vegetables on flat bread croutons with yoghurt Dessert: Traditional Turkish dessert We pick you from your hotel and drive to a very lovely small village of Cappadocia called Ayvali. This local family who has a lovely terrace and a great view using their house also as a cooking class attelier given by the mother of the house. Our guide will translate all the words of her to you and you will be given the printed recipies. You will prepare all the food together like Turkish Ravioli, Yogurt Soup,  Wine leaves, dolmadis, Cheese pastry, salad and the apprict dessert.  Having lunch with the local family will be a privilige. We will drive you back to your hotel. En route we can stop at the local spice and food shops.

$25.32 Transfers & Ground Transport

Kayseri Airport to Cappadocia Hotels Shuttle Transfer

Kayseri Erkilet Airport (ASR) is located in Kayseri which is one of the nearest provinces to Cappadocia region. Your driver will meet you personally at your terminal arrival gate or platform with a board with your name written on. Experienced English speaking drivers are used who specialize in the door-to-door transport of passengers and who know their way around Cappadocia.Destinations in All Cappadocia: Nevsehir, Urgup, Avanos, Goreme, Uchisar, Ortahisar, Mustafapasa, Cavusin and Ayvali. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Point to point transfers to any location in Cappadocia are also available. No waiting for cabs or spending a fortune on transfers. Here to serve you!

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