The Hungry Tourist is Proud to Present:

BEST OF ANATOLIA AND ISTANBUL FOOD

TRIP THROUGH THE HEART OF TURKEY’S TERROIR AND TRADITIONS


April 13 – 20, 2025

At A Glance

 

Cities explored:   Urla, Izmir, Tire, Adana, Gaziantep, Istanbul

Length: 7 days

Date: April 13th to 20th, 2025

Availability: Limited to 12 guests

BRIEFLY

From the beaches of the Aegean to the towns along the ancient caravan spice routes, Western Anatolia is where Empires met and swapped recipes. 

You will understand the cuisines of the different peoples who settled the region, including Arab, Greek, Armenian, Circassian, and Ottoman. 

Street food crawls, markets, and mezze, you will taste and learn about the region’s wines, the many different varieties of baklava, and — most importantly, the difference between doner, kebab, and kofte. This is a tour that takes you from the smoky grilled delicious of local inns to some of the very best fine dining restaurants around the Mediterranean and in Istanbul.

Hungry Tourist tours are fun and friendly. Like-minded people from around the world, around the table, sharing stories and experiences and tastes. Couples, singles, family groups — everyone fits right in.

CHECK OUT THE PHOTO GALLERY FROM PREVIOUS TOURS

Sinan

Sinan Hamamsarılar or as many in Turkey know him, Tatdedektifi (The Taste Detective) is the guy you want to have to navigate Anatolian cuisine.

Sinan is one of Turkey’s most serious and popular culinary experts and influencers, a consultant to the food industry and food writer for “Hürriyet”, Turkey’s biggest newspaper and Turkish Airlines’ ’“Skylife” magazine. He knows every grand restaurant and every delicious doner hole in the wall from Sultanahmet to Gaziantep. 

On top of all this, Sinan is a great cook, an encyclopedia of Turkish wine, has a passion for the hundreds of different kinds of Turkish cheese and is a world-class expert on hamburgers.

but as you know, a picture is better than 1000 words,
and a video is better than 100 pictures
so hit play and see for yourself


Highligts

Tour Fees

Per person, shared room: USD 6950

SINGLE OCCUPANCY SUPPLEMENT: USD 1450

Price includes all food, beverages (not wine), taxes, service charges, domestic transportation, and 7 nights of accommodation.

Price does not include airfare to Izmir and from Istanbul, and any travel or medical insurance.

Extra nights: before or after the tour can be booked at the Four Seasons at the Bosphorus hotel in Istanbul at special rates.

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A Note on Set Menus

The menus offered during the tour are selected by The Hungry Tourist with the help of our local partners. We believe they represent the best culinary fare these cities have to offer. Guests may order outside of these menus at their own expense.

Wine: Not offered in most restaurants and not included.

Payment

A non-refundable deposit of USD 1000 per person will be charged upon reservation.

The balance must be paid no later than 60 days prior to the first day of the tour.

Payments are preferred by bank transfer. Payments with Credit Cards will incur a 4% supplement.




Cancellation Policy and Penalties

If cancellation is received up to 30 days before the first day of the tour, the deposit will be forfeited.

If cancellation is received up to 10 days before the first day of the tour, a penalty fee of 50% of the remaining balance will be charged. If a cancellation notice is received within 10 days of the first day of the tour or the guest is a no-show, the entirety of the remaining balance will be charged.