The Hungry Tourist is Proud to Present:



October 6 – 11, 2019

At A Glance


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

Length: 5 days

Date: October 6th to – 11th, 2019

Availability: Limited to 12 guests



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, Arab and Greek, Armenian, Circassian and Ottoman. 

Street food crawls, markets and mezze, you will taste and learn about the wines of the region, 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.

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.


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.


6 october 2019 Sunday

16:00 Meeting at Istanbul Airport


17:00 TK2332 Istanbul to Izmir


Transfer to Od Urla from İzmir Airport


Dinner at Od Urla


Hotel Swissotel İzmir

7 October 2019 Monday



Street food crawl for all day long in İzmir


Dinner at Adabeyi Balık


Hotel Swissotel İzmir

8 October 2019 Tuesday

Drive to Tire
Tire farmers market opening ceremony
Breakfast at Babaoğlu Kebap
Tire market tour
Private chef lunch at GastroTire
From Tire to İzmir airport
İzmir to Adana with Pegasus Airlines
Dinner at Kazancılar Çarşısı
Börekçi Rıza
Hotel Adana Divan

9 October 2019 Wednesday

Pre-breakfast with lamb liver


Street food crawl for 3 hours






Fermented black carrot juice


Local Banana Milkshake


Local Kadayıf shop


Lunch at Onbaşılar
Road trip from Adana to Gaziantep


Zeki İnal “şöbiyet” tasting


Dinner at Küşleme Kebaphan


Hotel Gaziantep Divan

10 October 2019 Thursday


Metanet Beyran
Metanet Katmer
Güllüoğlu “Baklava” tasting
Elmacıpazarı local market tour
Lunch at Halil Usta
Dukat Beyran
Gaziantep Museum
Baklava crawl
Dinner at Bayazhan
Hotel Gaziantep Divan

11 October 2019 Friday

Check out and transfer to the airport
Gaziantep to İstanbul with TK2225

Tour Fees

Per person, shared room: Euro 2790


Price includes all food, beverages (not wine), taxes, service charges, domestic transportation and 5 nights of accommodation.

Price does not include airfare 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.


A non-refundable deposit of Euro 800 per person will be charged upon reservation.

The balance will be charged to your credit card 60 days prior to the first day of the tour.

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 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.