Turkey’s beauty, culture and cuisine has been attracting visitors for thousands of years. Take a culinary and cultural journey from historic Istanbul – one of the world’s greatest melting pots - to the extraordinary and otherworldly landscapes of Cappadocia, down to Antalya and along Turkey’s beautiful Lycian Coast. Vivid blue waters and spectacular coastlines combine with ancient heritage and delicious local cuisine for an irresistible offering as you take a leisurely three-day cruise on a comfortable gulet.
Over the course of the tour you’ll travel along the ancient crossroads between Asia and Europe and discover how Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Venetians and others brought ingredients from all over the world. Enjoy a wide range of food experiences, including hands-on cooking classes, visits to local farmers and winemakers. Dine in private homes and local restaurants, ranging from traditional BBQ to seafood dinners with the freshest local fish. Along the way you’ll learn about the rich culture and history behind the cuisine.
Lucy Malouf is an award-winning food and travel writer with a particular interest in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean. She believes firmly that food is a delicious way of appreciating and understanding histories and cultures different from our own. Together with her first husband, Michelin-chef Greg Malouf, she is the co-author of 8 best-selling food-travel books, including Turquoise a chef’s travels in Turkey, as well as Saha, New Feast and Arabesque. After twenty-five years in Australia, Lucy is now settled in Kent, the garden of England. She contributes features and reviews to anthologies, newspapers, magazines and restaurant guides, as well as food, wine, travel and tourism books and web sites.
In 2019 Greg and Lucy's latest cookbook, SUQAR: Desserts & Sweets from the modern Middle East won the prestigious James Beard Foundation award for Baking & Desserts.
The cost of the tour is USD $4,995 per person sharing