Eastern Anatolia Culinary Tour

The city of Gaziantep is a good example of cultural mosaics where castles, mounds, Turkish baths, covered markets below its citadel, churches, synagogues, mosques are next to ancient sites and settlements 600.000 years old.

In the world of archeological literature, the Gaziantep region is given the name of "The oldest living settlement on earth"

For centuries it has hosted many different civilizations and as a result of this, many archeological sites and artifacts are scattered around the region.
When the culture of many centuries is accompanied by traditional Turkish hospitality, Gaziantep tourism turns out to be unique.

You will love Gaziantep for its human qualities and the warmth and kindness of its people. The cuisine is outstanding. Because of its location on the ancient Silk Road, the food here has become a blend of the best of Turkish, Armenian, Arabic, Jewish and Kurdish cooking.

We are inviting you to a place where you'll feel the ancient history under your feet. Come soon to Gaziantep to be a part of the ancient civilization for a few days and treasure every moment of this exciting experience.

Dazzling days in the World Food Capital: Gaziantep  for the Food Lovers

 

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Day 1
Arrival at the Gaziantep airport, meeting and assistance through passports and customs by the representative of VIP Luxury Travel Center. Transfer to hotel by airconditioned vehicle . Dinner and overnight.
 
Day 2
After a traditional breakfast, an introductory talk of one hour to explain what our guests would see during the day's events from the food lovers viewpoint. It is devoted to explain the role of religion, life style and climate to culinary habits of this marvelous kitchen. After the tour to the biggest mosaic museum of the world : Zeugma Mosaic Museum ,a ceremonial lunch in the world’s famous “Cağdaş Restaurant” .A large , rich , delicious varity of kebaps and desserts will be served and the guide will explain the details of each dish seperately. Free time at the “Elmacı Bazaar” and copper market. Dinner and overnight.
 
Day 3
After a traditional breakfast, departure to Bayazhan and City Heritage Museum, St Pedros Church and St. Mary Church . Depart to Gaziantep Culinary Museum. After a traditional lunch, cooking lesson for the guests in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight
 
Day 4
After a traditional breakfast,departure to Copper Museum , Medusa Glass Artifacts Museum and Gaziantep Castle . Free time in the old city. Have traditional turkish coffee at the Anatolian oldest Kıraathane (Coffee Shop). Dinner and overnight.
 
Day 5
After a traditional breakfast Depart to magical Euphrates.On the way pay homage to the Zeugma Antique Site; land of the spectacular mosaics , which are exhibited now in the Gaziantep Museum . Visit the Bald Ibis sanctuary and depart to Halfeti, on the banks of Euphrates. A traditional lunch will be served for the guests by the shore of the Euphrates river. Depart to Rumkale,the ancient castle city of Hromgla surrounded by an artificial lake that was created by the construction of the dam, by a traditional boat.With its strategic position overlooking the passages of the Euphrates, Rumkale has been inhabited since Assyrian times. It is considered a sacred place of Christianity where St. John the Apostle copied the drafts of the New Testament and hid them among the castle walls. Visit the church of the great Saint Nerses the Graceful, who served the Armenian people as Patriarch from his headquarters in Hromgla in the 12th century. "He was a great man of God, with strong faith and deep love. Saint Nerses had a special gift for reconciling and peace making between different peoples. It is his moral presence, and also the place where his remains were committed, which make this site holy and special for pilgrims". The ancient ruins will shiver you with their awesome look. You will share the feelings that St. John felt in his room at the end of a secret corridor that can be reached through the spiral well.
Back to Gaziantep. Dinner and overnight.
 
Day 6
After breakfast transfer to the airport for departure, assistance through formalities and customs by Vip Luxury Travel Travel Center representative.

Prices

Price in USD 4 Star Hotel 5 Star Hotel
Single 1490 USD 1890 USD
Per person in double 1290  USD 1490 USD
Per person in triple Not available Not available


Price includes:
• Transportation
• Five nights of accomodation
• Breakfasts in the program
• Dinners in the program
• Three lunches in the program
• Professional guidance services


Price excludes;
• All the entrance fees to the historical sites and museums.
• Drinks during the meals
• Tips
• Expences which are not mentioned in the included list.
• The prices are based on minimum 6 guests, pro rata is available.