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Turkey

If one had but a single glance to give the World, one should gaze upon Istanbul (de Lemartine)

Turkey is the home of legends and history taught in classrooms the world over. We invite you to tread the streets of Troy and exotic Constantinople (Istanbul), capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, or travel to the secluded spot where Mark Antony and Cleopatra met and married, or the final home of the Virgin Mary. Travel along the Old Silk Road of Marco Polo, sail the incomparable turquoise waters of the Aegean, and sample food fit for a Sultan. The one thing that is uniform throughout this fascinating country is the unrivalled hospitality of its people.

 

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Istanbul Explorer

Cappadocia Explorer

Essential Turkey

Istanbul, the Black Sea and Cappadocia

Our Istanbul Explorer brings to life Istanbul’s most famous monuments and treasures. Are you ready to discover Istanbul’s treasures, explore different tastes, discover great shopping experiences and learn a little about Turkey’s culture and traditions? Then this is the short break you should choose if time is of the essence. Highlights include Topkapi Palace, Saint Sophia Basilica, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome and the fabulous Grand Bazaar.

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Cappadocia is a region of natural wonders. It not only has a unique natural landscape, but it is also deeply steeped in Turkish tradition and culture. This short itinerary is a great opportunity to appreciate Turkey\'s history and enjoy its hospitality! Highlights include the underground city of Kaymakli, an optional hot-air balloon flight, the open air museum in Goreme and the amazing geography and geology of the region.

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This the journey for those who really want to experience the essential sights of Turkey. The itinerary follows a triangle from Istanbul to Cappadocia to Kusadasi, and really covers the most famous sites and places you need to visit in any Turkish holiday. Highlights include Ephesus, Cappadocia, Kaymakli underground town, the pretty village of Sirince, and Istanbul.

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Beginning in Istanbul this unique journey focuses on northern Turkey and the Black Sea coastal region. Beginning in Istanbul with it\'s magnificent setting and sites you will travel to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Safranbolu which symbolises traditional Turkish culture then visit further sites along the Black Sea coast that represent ancient Turkish settlements and culture. Your tour ends with a visit to the unique landscape of Cappadocia. This journey will be appreciated by those who are interested in experiencing the warmth of Turkish hospitality and want to see the northern coastal regions along the Black Sea.

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Grand Circle Tour

The Cradle of Civilization Tour

Heart of Turkey Tour

Here is an itinerary for those who really want to explore Turkey. We travel from the Bosphorus, down the Western coast via Gallipoli, and then across to central and eastern Turkey before completing our journey back in Istanbul. Highlights include Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Dalyan River, Fethiye, Cappadocia and Safranbolu. A great journey for those with some time.

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Here is a wonderful opportunity to explore the region referred to as the ‘cradle of civilisation’. After exploring Istanbul, you head to Cappadocia before driving in to the heart of Turkey and the mighty Tigris River which rises in Eastern Turkey. Here, Western civilisation began in Mesopotamia. Later we visit 5000 year old Diyarbakir where 26 consecutive civilisations grew. Highlights include Istanbul, Cappadocia, Mt Nemrut, Urfa, Mardin and the Tigris River.

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This journey exposes much of what is central to Turkish history, both modern day as well as ancient. From the battle-fields of Gallipoli to the battle-fields of Troy, from modern Ankara to ancient Ephesus and from Ionians to Greeks to Romans to Ottomans to present day Turks, this is the heart of Turkey. Highlights include Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Ankara, Pamukkale, Kusadasi and Gallipoli.

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