Welcome to Turkey

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Linking Europe and the Middle East, suspended between the new and the long-established, Turkey retains a balance of both east and west. Modern city boutiques and exotic bazaars clamour for customers. The different regions of Turkey offer an assortment of landscapes, activities and characters, and whether one is a history or archaeology enthusiast or city-lover keen on shopping, there is something for everyone!

Turkish Highlights

Turkey is an action-packed destination with plenty to see and do for the adventurous visitor. The largest city, Istanbul, features some unique and world-class sights such as the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, not to mention the shopping paradise of the Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered market in the world. Further afield you can find the ancient attractions of Ephesus, Troy and Augustus' Temple. Turkey is a year-round destination although at its hottest during the peak summer month of July and August (don't forget the sun block!). Getting around the country is a simple of matter of hopping on a short-haul flight or scheduled bus service while in Istanbul you can negotiate the services of a taxi driver.

Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)
The Sultan Ahmet Camii, commonly known as the Blue Mosque, with its tiers of magnificent domes and six graceful minarets is one of the most striking and immediately distinguishable structures on Istanbul’s skyline.

Topkapi Palace Museum
The Topkapi Sarayi, built by Mehmet the Conqueror as a Sultan's Palace, consists of a sprawling collection of buildings arranged around several interconnecting courtyards.

Covered Bazaar (Kapali Çarsi)
The oldest and biggest enclosed bazaar in the world, also known as the Grand Bazaar, is one of the most enticing and mesmerizing attractions in Istanbul.

Ephesus is the biggest and best-preserved ancient city in the country and is one of the world's spectacular historical sites.

Ancient Troy
For about 3,000 years the fascinating story involving the destruction of the prosperous city of Troy in a long war fought over the legendary beauty, Helen, was thought to be fiction.

The small town of Goreme is situated in the middle of the Valley of Fairy Chimneys, surrounded by the eerie shapes and fantastic rock formations that have made the region famous.

Temple of Augustus
The Roman Temple of Augustus was built by the Romans in the 2nd century AD, and contains the best-preserved copy of Emperor Augustus' last will and testament, inscribed on the vestibule walls.

Map of Turkey

Map of Turkey

1Turkish Escorted Coach Tours
These tours are created with special care, choosing the most scenic routes for you. The itinerary is designed to show as much as possible but at a leisurely pace which still allows you time to explore on your own. Travel in a modern, comfortable deluxe air-conditioned motor coach. Accommodation is provided at selected hotels, which are the best in their categories.

2Istanbul City Stay Packages
Enjoy the best of the Istanbul cities with these great value 
city-stay packages. Choose from our range of Istanbul City Stay Packages to find what suits you. There are many options and we can tailor your city stay to suit you.

3Turkish Day Touring
Experience the best of Turkey on these memorable day tours departing from Istanbul. Choose from our range of Turkish Day Tours to find what suits you. There are many options.