Tastes of Turkey: Eastern Route


Gaziantep | Hatay (4 Days)

This is a great trip extension for foodies! Discover the spice-laden, exotic dishes of Eastern Turkey, in two of UNESCO’s Creative Cities of Gastronomy.

Highlights
  • Discover Gaziantep and Hatay, both named as ‘Creative City of Gastronomy’ by UNESCO
  • Experience authentic meals at cozy local establishments
  • Watch coppersmiths and other craftsmen at work in Gaziantep’s old bazaar
  • Meet the mysterious ‘Gypsy Girl’ of Zeugma
  • Delight in sugary sweets featuring pistachio
  • Tour the ancient district of Antakya (biblical Antioch), where early Christianity was founded
  • Get your camera ready for colorful, overflowing street markets
  • Visit the impressive collection of mosaics and ancient finds at Hatay’s museum
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Brief Itinerary
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Domestic flight to Gaziantep. Private walking tour of the old town, bazaars and spice markets, including a coffee stop. Evening dinner of Gaziantep’s famous kebab and baklava. Gaziantep
Day 2 Half-day private tour including the Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Emine Göğüş Culinary Museum, and lunch at a well-known local restaurant. Gaziantep
Day 3 Private transfer to visit Yesemek Quarry en route to your hotel in Hatay. Private tour of old town Hatay, including a lunch of local kebab and kunefe specialties. Hatay
Day 4 Morning private tour of Hatay Archaeology Museum. Private transfer to the airport for departure.  

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