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SO wonderful!

We reached out to Gourmet Holidays when we had a 9 hour layover in Istanbul and wanted to see the... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Istanbul Cuisine & Cooking Class

I was fortunate enough to attend this cooking class & lunch in Istanbul which turned out to be one... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2013
Ro R
London, United Kingdom
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10 Mar 2015
“SO wonderful!”
4 Aug 2013
“Istanbul Cuisine & Cooking Class”
Cooking classes introducing Turkey's regional and historic cuisines: Royal Ottoman and Authentic Anatolian. Instructed in English, German.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Mesrutiyet Caddesi Oteller Sokak 1/a, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
+90 533 344 60 38
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

We reached out to Gourmet Holidays when we had a 9 hour layover in Istanbul and wanted to see the city. Gocken responded to my inquiry almost immediately and worked with me to customize our itinerary (to accommodate our travel times and interests) and it...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

I was fortunate enough to attend this cooking class & lunch in Istanbul which turned out to be one the best travel experiences I have had in a long time. Not only did I learn a lot about the history, culture and diversity of food...More

3  Thank Ro R
Reviewed 10 July 2013

This is definitely a great choice as it is a uniquely educational and entertaining experience. The stories and the turkish coffee were just fantastic, and even though I cannot cook well myself, we had a lot of fun in the kitchen too. The guide and...More

2  Thank TrippySys
Reviewed 30 June 2013

I attended Gokcen's "Gourmet Holidays" class with some friends and it was definitely one of the highlights of my week. The class I attended focused on Black Sea cuisine, which is really different than other Turkish cuisine. The chef was hilarious and really good at...More

1  Thank RubyShoes80
Reviewed 29 June 2013

I attended the Royal Ottoman class, the only one of its kind in Istanbul. It was so educational and savoury. Our chef Hakan made the experience very entertaining and took the time to share stories and make the recipes easy to understand. He keeps your...More

Thank guidaturca
Reviewed 28 June 2013

The Black Sea Cooking class was fantastic! The cuisine of Turkey is so amazing that it will be one of the things I miss most when I leave to go home. Going to this class not only gave an opportunity to focus on and learn...More

1  Thank Hunter S
Reviewed 27 June 2013

I had always been interested in Ottoman cuisine but it is not readily available in Istanbul. This tour was exactly what I had hoped it would be. Full of information about the cuisine with unique dishes not on any menu in Istanbul I have ever...More

Thank charbar137
Reviewed 26 June 2013

The experience started with a quick tour of some of the most exciting side streets around Istiklal Cadessi where I saw some amazing ingredients. The guide, Gokcen, told us all about the history of Turkish cooking, the main point being that nobody can cooks better...More

1  Thank MichaelRoxborough
Reviewed 26 June 2013

I had a delightful time at the Ottoman Cooking Class hosted by Gökçen and Hakan. It was in 2 parts. First Gökçen took us on a walk to the kitchen- as we walked, he explained about Turkish cuisine- its origins, history and interesting anecdotes. He...More

1  Thank Bluesky718
Reviewed 26 June 2013

I'm not someone that usually likes tours because my idea of holidays is about discovering new places myself, so it was such a pleasurable surprise to spend time around this beautiful city seeing the everyday culture. This included being taken to the best Turkish coffee...More

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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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Maisaa M
15 September 2017|
Response from GourmetHoliday | Property representative |
Thank you for your message. we do not have scheduled tours but we do tours for private groups. minimum number of people has to be 2. please let us know your dates and we will get back to you. you can contact us on our email... More
Tom U
17 July 2015|
Response from GourmetHoliday | Property representative |
Hi Tom, thank you for your message. tripadvisor unfortunately do not allow us to share email or website info on the messages. please contact us on our website. you can find the details on our tripadvisor page. best
Tom U
15 July 2015|
Response from gokcenceylan | Property representative |
Hi Tom, thank you for contacting Gourmet Holidays. our kitchen is only 2 mins walk away from Pera Palace Hotel. we offer our tours on demand. please contact us from our website and we will send you a offer. best regards