Turkey Tours: East Meets West
11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS
This highlights tour of Turkey showcases historic Roman relics, 7th century cave dwellings, roman baths, bustling cities, and iconic ruins along with delightful accommodation, delectable local cuisine, and more!
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
Explore Turkey’s most iconic sites on this journey through Istanbul, Izmir, Ephesus and Cappadocia whilst staying in deluxe and charming accommodation.
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Marvel at the contrasts of Istanbul on this city stay itinerary where you can see the remains of ancient civilizations, stroll through bustling bazaars, see historic palaces, and cruise along the Bosphorus.
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
Explore the many cave dwellings, underground cities, and oddly shaped rock formations located in the Anatolian peninsula on this short stay while staying in your choice of stunning cave hotel or city hotel.
The Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Bosphorus, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet neighbourhood, the list goes on. Istanbul is a cornucopia of the old & new and your one-stop shop for Turkey in a nutshell. Once known as Constantinople, Istanbul has had many visitors over the years, many whom have left their mark. Turkish cuisine is popular the world over, and Istanbul offers the best of the best with regional variations, a fusion of the international touch, and a growing culinary scene. Historic neighbourhoods, numerous attractions, and great food, expect Istanbul to floor you.
A surreal landscape of caves, mountains, valleys and the famed ‘fairy chimney’s, Cappadocia is Turkey’s geographic wonder and historic marvel. The topography is unique and human history fascinating with cave dwellings, rock-cut churches, and the modern addition of troglodyte accommodation. With lots of potential for hiking, one of the most unique landscapes in the country, and a fascinating look at distinct village life, Cappadocia is among the most memorable places you’ll visit on a tour of Turkey. Don’t miss the early morning hot-air balloon ride, the panoramas are remarkable.
At once the Roman capital of Asia Minor, the ruins of the ancient Ionian city of Ephesus give great insight to the city and its inhabitants. Known to be the best preserved Greco-Roman city in the Mediterranean region, the discoveries, many to be unearthed, bring this once vibrant city back to life. See Roman Baths, the spectacular library, fountains, temples, theatres, graceful columns, frescoes, mosaics, and more as you explore this wonder of the ancient world.
The travertines of the white calcite terraces in Pamukkale overlook the town in this uniquely picturesque World Heritage Site where mineral-rich waters flow gracefully creating a calcium-laden fortress of wellness. The Romans built the spa city of Hierapolis around the spring, and the Cotton Castle has been used as a wellness center ever since. Nearby, explore the extensive Roman ruins at Hierapolis and climb around the theatre before settling in to one of the spas and hot baths at your hotel.
With over 1500km of Mediterranean coastline, the coastal towns and cities are among the countries most charming and inviting. Spend time frolicking at the beach and staying out into the wee hours, cruise on a Turkish Gulet (sail boat) and navigate the turquoise waters, or just stroll through the quaint streets of ancient cities exploring at your leisure.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Turkey's climate varies greatly from season to season in the country's different regions. The northern regions of Turkey have an oceanic climate whereas the southern areas are affected by a temperate Mediterranean climate. The continental climate reigning in the internal regions makes one experience four seasons in one day. Istanbul and Cappadocia experience very cold winters, often with light snow. Between July & September is summer and considered the peak tourist season. The best time to visit Turkey is generalized as Spring & Autumn where it is still nice, somewhat hot, and comfortable.