• Tokat Workshop
  • City of Tokat (Farm & Village Visits for Gastronomical activities, Turkish Bath and Almus Lake), Sivas City ( chosen as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO) Divrigi, Hot Natural Springs, unique fair chimneys and underground cities of Cappadocia


8 DAYS TOKAT – SIVAS – CAPPADOCIA ECOLOGICAL & HISTORICAL FAM TRIP

Summary : This is one of the best itineraries in Turkey that is if you want to feel genuine Central Anatolia with Ecological, Gastronomical and Historical sights of Turkey. A visit to Tokat City that is geographically located at the intersection of the Black Sea and the Eastern Region all the way to Central Anatolia and has a lot to offer as far as Ecological & Gastronomical aspects. We continue to Sivas that has been declared as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005. Later on, we will visit the historically unique fair chimneys and underground cities in Cappadocia. With this FAM Trip, you will discover and feel a destination that you never get to experience before.

Route : City of Tokat (Farm & Village Visits for Gastronomical activities, Turkish Bath and Almus Lake), Sivas City ( chosen as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO) Divrigi, Hot Natural Springs, unique fair chimneys and underground cities of Cappadocia

Day 1: Tokat Arrival Day (20th June, 2019, Thursday)
Dinner included

Today is your arrival day at Tokat for Ecological and Gastronomical Workshop event. Check-in to the Hotel. City sight-seeing on your own. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel. Closest Airport to Tokat is in Sivas that is 80 minute by drive. If you are planning to come over by Airplane then please book through Sivas Airport. There is coach service available from all cities in Turkey for Tokat city.


Day 2: Tokat City Tour & B2B Workshop (21st June, 2019, Friday)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Today, we have a city tour visiting the famous Tokat Castle, the downtown area. Lunch at the restaurant and back to the hotel. 14.00, we have Ecological & Gastronomical B2B Workshop event starting until 18.00. By 19.00, we have Gala Dinner served. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 3: Farm Visit and Gastronomical Activities (22nd June, 2019, Saturday)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Today we will take to farm to pick onions, lettuce and such greenery and then to make pancakes with a Turkish touch. We eat what we cooked with villagers and we will depart for cherry orchard and the fields. Picking fruits and eating them from tehir branch along with the local people that is surely not to be forgotten easily.


Day 4: A traditional Village Visit & Peach Picking and Village Dinner (23rd June, 2019, Sunday)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Today, we will see Lake Almus that is one of the biggest lake of Turkey that we will witness the variety of fishes as walking by and visit a village to enjoy all natural & organic food along with villagers and take a part in Folkloric and traditional dances, depart for Peach and seasonal veggie-fruit Picking at its source. You will feel the nature at the palm of your hands and that empathize the sense of being part of the soil. Eating the peaches fresh off the branch appreciating the greatness and witness the earth truly. Afterwards, we will be having Turkish style pizza (“pide”) for dinner and you are cooking! Today, we will see the honored and hospitable villagers’ working conditions and cooking methods, witnessing their farm life. We will see the domestic animals such as donkey, cow and such all around us.


Day 5: Tokat to Sivas and Sivas City Tour (24th June, 2019, Monday)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

After the Breakfast in the Hotel, we will depart to Sivas. Situated at an altitude of 1275 m, Sivas is the highest city of the Central Anatolian Region, and the most mountainous one with the numerous peaks. This uneven land has been the shelter of many tribes, from the earliest ages to more recent periods from which remain many notable monuments. We start exploring the respectively Arkeology Museum, Sifaiye Madrasah, The Double Minaret Madrasah, Buruciye Madrasah, Castle Mosque, Gendarme House, Government House, Great Mosque, Broken and Curved Bridge. Later we will give a break for local lunch. After lunch we will go on with visiting Ottoman highlights; Meydan Mosque and Şems-i Sivasî Tomb, İhramcızade Cultural and Art House, Subaşı Karavanserai, Taşhan Karavanserai. Before Dinner we will visit Susamıslar Mansion for Whirling Derwish Ceremony with Sema. The sema ceremony is one of the most important heritage of Turkish Culture as a tradition of 800 years old . This unique traditional ritual had been proclaimed as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005.We complete the day after dinner in Lover’ s Coffee House wtih drinking our Turkish coffee and listening local music done by lovers who are famous with playing a stringed instrument called ‘’ SAZ’’. Overnight in Sivas.


Day 6: Sivas - Divriği - Kangal Tour - Cappadocia by drive (25th June, 2019, Tuesday)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

After the Breakfast in the Hotel, we will drive for Divrigi district about 170 km from the centre.We start with the Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği which is a remarkable building combining a monumental hypostyle mosque with a two storey hospital, includes a tomb.The Mosgue has the unique features of this masterpiece of Islamic architecture. We will go on with Divrigi Castle and historical Mansions until lunch break. After Lunch we will depart for Kangal town and while our visit to Hot Spring Water Pools we will have chance to see the The Kangal dogs (pronounced, khan-ghahl) is a breed of large livestock guardian dog originated in and named after this town. You will have time to spend some time in the pools for relax. After lunch we depart for Cappadocia for 3 hours drive. Transfer and check in to your hotel in Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia..


Day 7: Cappadocia Underground City & Goreme Open Air Museum - (26th June, 2019, Wednesday)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

You will be picked up approximately 09:30 We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. Than visit to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia..


Day 8: Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour - (27th June, 2019, Thursday)
Breakfast included

After breakfast you will have free time in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope you have a memorable time in Turkey and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another B2B WorkShopTravelShop organisation. Have a safe trip back home and thank you for choosing WorkShopTravelShop.


INCLUDES

  • 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Tokat
  • 1 Night hotel accommodation in Sivas
  • 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Cappadocia
  • 7 Open Buffet Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
  • 1 Gala Dinner
  • Guided Tokat City Tour
  • Guided Turkish Bath visit
  • Guided Village & Farm Visits
  • B2B Workshop Participation
  • Guided Sivas City Tour
  • Guided Divrigi - Kangal Tour
  • Guided Cappadocia Tour
  • Professional English speaking tour guides

EXCLUDES

  • Domestic flights from Istanbul to Sivas
  • Domestic flights from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • International flights
  • Insurance of all types
  • Country entry Visa
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, cold drinks, laundry
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned within the included section

TERMS and CONDITIONS

  • Abide by the expo calendar.
  • Act in line with departure times.
  • Minimum 20 pre-appointments taken per Hosted Buyers that to be signed by the appointee.
  • Hosted Buyers not to promote their own “incoming” services to the participants and if detected, would be disqualified and charged for the full fee.
  • Accommodations assigned should be taken into consideration and may not be altered during the trip in Turkey.
  • Flight details to be registered on the system and we are not responsible for the ones that are not.
  • Your absence at your desk may cause a disqualification. So, please stay at your desk during the operation hours.
  • Please check your appointments and business cards.
  • Only registered parties can enrol in Hosted Buyer Program. No one else can be invited without prior permission. Only the officially invited ones may stay through the event.
  • We are expecting all Hosted Buyers to pay necessary attention and care for this event.
  • You can ask for help of our team to be located in Hosted Buyer area throughout the event.



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