Wonders of Turkey, 10 Days
East meets West in this Turkish extravaganza which reveals the Byzantine and Ottoman past of Istanbul, the fairy-tale landscapes of Cappadocia and some of the world's most revered ancient cities. Get lost in the colourful lanes of the Grand Bazaar, watch the dizzying dance of the Whirling Dervish...
Travel Dates: June 2021 - October 2022
Explore timeless Turkey and soak in the surrounds of one of history's oldest civilisations. Take a tour to explore a melting pot of cultures; where east meets west and no two experiences are alike! You won’t want to miss a second of this fascinating land and its grand history, so a guided tour is the perfect way to experience its magic in one organised package. Whether you’re into food culture or architectural gems, you’re sure to find an experience in Turkey to suit your interests.
Don’t miss these Turkey attractions
- Hot air ballooning over Cappadocia
- Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar and Spice Market
- Underground City of Derinkuyu
- Sun and sand at Kas and Antalya
- Bosphorus Strait Cruise
Boasting the architectural remnants of an ancient Byzantine Empire, an exotic mix of Islamic and western cultures and plenty of spectacular natural sights, there's enough in Turkey to delight even the world-weariest of travellers.
Popular options include multi-day excursions which take in Istanbul, the Gallipoli peninsular and the sites of ancient Olympos and Troy. There are plenty of activities to partake in on the side, including haggling for a bargain in the silk markets and indulging in some tantalising Turkish cuisine. Before you know it, you could soon find yourself facing the mysterious rock-hewn houses of Cappadocia!
If you've only got a short amount of time, you can spend four days touring the old city sights and extant Byzantine relics in Istanbul. Other short tours can include trips to Turkey's bountiful coastlines - bear in mind Turkey is famous for its sparkling coastal waters!
Be sure to include a cruise on the Bosphorus Strait, which separates continental Europe from Asia. Another popular method of exploring Turkey is on a Mediterranean cruise, which can include any combination of trips to nearby Greece, Italy and Egypt along with a stop in Turkey.