Join this exclusive and unique 7 days food retreat to discover and enjoy one of the richest and most diverse gastronomies in the world !

Christelle Aquereburu Xtelthefoodie


Imagine waking up in a comfortable bed, located in a boutique hotel that has very unique surroundings. Every day, you participate in exclusive culinary activities with other foodies and share delicious dishes as well as memorable moments. It’s so much fun that you leave wanting for more !

What is the Foodie trip to Istanbul ?

This group retreat to Istanbul (the cultural capital of Turkey) will immerse you in unique and authentic culinary experiences handpicked by the host Christelle.

Dates : 18/09/22 - 25/09/22

Host : Christelle

Group Size : 10

Type of travel : Food

On a typical day in this foodie trip to Istanbul, splurge into the mosaic of colors, shapes, scents, and aromas on a bazaar tour. You will discover new ingredients like Sumak or white mulberries.

Then, you will try out your cooking skills by preparing some local dishes like Mantis.

Why should you join the trip ?

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Time saved

It’s an all-inclusive trip (accommodation and activities), all you have to do is arrive in Istanbul

Food beyond taste

During each activity, we will focus on understanding the local gastronomy and how it defines the country’s identity

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Meet other foodies

Get the chance to meet and exchange with like-minded foodies,

A safe trip

Istanbul is as safe as most capitals in the region, and all required local safety measures will be applied.

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What will we do ?

This trip is perfect for you if :

You are stressed from work or the current context and really wish you could travel to reset, relax and learn new things.

Travel and food are your passions but you do not have the time to plan proper trips that will give you new countries’ cultural overview

You haven’t had the opportunity to travel to Turkey because you don’t know anyone or you don’t have any references but wish you could learn about it

You would like to learn more about Turkish gastronomy and feel you haven’t learned enough about the cultural and historical influences

Meet the host

 Christelle is an African travel foodie that built her passion and her knowledge through her numerous travels these last 5 years. Her love for food was born at home by watching her mother cook and cater for big clients. As for her eagerness to discover more international gastronomies, it came later as she was traveling to new countries, tasting new flavors and dishes. These delicious memories shaped her to become the curious and opened minded person she is today. Her dream is to propose culinary trips that will transform travelers into world foodies and mark their memories forever.

What others are saying about traveling with me



“Traveling with Christelle is a whole experience, from the food to the accommodation you will be surprised in a good way.

She pays attention to details, and will always pick the thing to do. She always takes into account your needs and expectations during the trip, and she makes sure everyone is having fun and enjoying the journey.

She is such a cool person and she always has something fun to say.

On top of that, she has a great culinary culture and knows well about food, either street food or a more sophisticated menu.

Something is for sure, traveling with Christelle is an adventure for your body and your spirit that you will never forget, and as soon as you are back you can’t wait to book the next one with her of course.”

What others are saying about traveling to Istanbul with me


I had an amazing time in Istanbul – genuinely enjoyed and loved testing all the different foods and the variety that the trip offered from street food to gastronomic or trendy restaurants, as well as food experiences.

Save your spot now !

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Save your spot now with a 200€ deposit


  • Accommodation
  • Transport (from and to activities)
  • 2 meals per day
  • 1 activity per day

*- Other packages are available for more comfort

Payment plan available 

FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

They are many airline companies that land in Istanbul, the main airline is Turkish AIrlines.

All activities are planned in such a way that you would have some free time to do some tourism or just relax.

Istanbul is very safe. But just like most big cities we will stay cautious and make sure to always stay in a group.

Yes, payment plans can be arranged directly with the host. There is a 200€ deposit to secure the spot and the rest can be spread.

Yes, for each activity, the focus will offer plant-based options. There will also be vegan options at seated experiences.

Contact me for more details