Turkey is literally brimming with archaeological treasures, ancient ruins and stunning landscapes. At the top of our list of are the surreal fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, the Roman remains of Ephesus, the bustling city of Istanbul or stunning Akdamar Island in Eastern Turkey. And to top your tour of Turkey's historic sites, consider a few days by the crystal waters of Oludeniz, Kalkan and Kas on Turkey's Aegean coast.
Whatever your interest, our team will handpick unique sites to see, things to do and places to stay to ensure your tailor made holiday in Turkey is just right for you.
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Turkey – a nation that straddles both Europe and Asia is a bigger country than many people think. Admittedly most of the must-see places like Istanbul, ancient Ephesus and Pergamum, the cotton castles of Pamukkale and many of the idyllic beach spots are in the western portion of the country – however a journey further east to the delights of Cappadocia, Mount Nemrut and Akdamar Island is certainly worth the extra effort. Below are some of our most recommended sites and experiences.
The diverse region of Central Anatolia and its arid highlands are the heartland of Turkey, offering a plethora of sights from UNESCO listed Safranbolu to the treasure trove of Amasya. Konya, home to the iconic Whirling Dervishes is considered Turkey’s religious soul whilst Cappadocia’s surreal landscape and underground villages are without doubt one of the region’s most spectacular sights!< p>
Travel in style around Turkey with so many interesting and unique things to see and do. Here's some of our favourite little gems of special things to do whilst on a tailor made holiday to Turkey.
The highlight of visiting most countries is the new and delicious foods and Turkey is no different. Learn how to cook and of course taste, the delicious delicacies Turkey has to offer. Enjoy preparing and learning how to cook a traditional four course meal which concludes with eating what you made in the fantastic rooftop restaurant.
Fancy a tipple overlooking the Bosphorus and Golden Horn after a long days sightseeing? The Marmara Pera is one of many rooftop restaurants that afford stunning views over Istanbul. The perfect place to relax and take in the sight of one of the world’s most picturesque harbours and where you can see bot Europe and Asia!
There are few better ways to see the beauty of Cappadocia than from the air. An early morning start is well worth the effort for the spectacular sight of the surreal landscape of eroded rock of Cappadocia. As you cruise over and through the famous fairy chimneys you’ll have lots of time to take photos and absorb this stunning natural wonder
Cappadocia is home to many of Turkey’s finest, weirdest and wackiest hotels. Home to some of the countrys most unique scenery it is unsurprising that there are a number of cave hotels, all as unique as the next. If you’re wanting the ultimate Cappadocia experience then a night in a cave hotel is just for you!
Very few visitors to Turkey ever see further east than Cappadocia and this is a shame. Akdamar Island near the city of Van is a sight to behold. This picturesque island sat on Lake Van is home to a fully restored 10th century Armenian church and the views of the lake are legendary.
No holiday evening is complete without a beautiful sunset right? The citadel in Van in eastern Turkey is the perfect location for this nightly ritual. With beautiful views of the city as well as nearby Mount Nemrut and Lake Van – it is the perfect place to end the day.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
Offering a thorough insight into the history, mythology and culture of Turkey’s greatest civilisations, the mighty ancient city of Ephesus is amazingly well-preserved and tells us much about what life is like under Roman rule. The resorts of Kusadasi, and Fethiye on the Mediterranean, make for a great beach break with a number of ancient sites of their own worth visiting, whilst the quieter towns of Sirince and Kas combine attractive settings with charming architecture.