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Holidays to Turkey
Beautiful, exotic and home to the most welcoming people in the world, few countries can match Turkey for its rich history, gorgeous coastline and spectacular scenery. Istanbul fuses western and Islamic culture, food and traditions while the honeycombed hills and caves of Cappadocia boast landscapes that even Tolkien couldn't have imagined. Further south, pine forested slopes swoop down to sparkling beaches; brochure-cover perfect and blissfully clean.
Two decades after my first trip to Turkey, it's still my summer holiday destination of choice. For me, it offers the perfect mix of lazy beach days and time exploring; walking the beautiful Lycian way, drifting between islands on a gulet, and the ultimate guilty pleasure - bartering in the markets for fake handbags! Early evening, with the call to prayer echoing in the mountains, a cold Efes to hand and the sun starting to set, there's nowhere in the world I'd rather be.
Istanbul Through History
Byzantium- Constantinople-Istanbul from CICERONI Travel, A fascinating exploration of Istanbul.Wonderful mix of Greek, Roman, Christian and Islamic heritage. Potent mix of site visits supported by specialist museums
Special concentration on Islam’s greatest architect, Sinan & a rare day visit to Edirne.Magical boat trip down the Bosphorus.
- Holiday duration: 7 days
- Price from: £2,885
- Operator: CICERONI Travel
Trek the High Taurus Mountains a
IERRT: Istanbul to Istanbul
Historically rich with its medieval Ottoman period and chronicle of Gallipoli, and fashionably chic with the cosmopolitan buzz of Istanbul and celebrity getaway of Antalya, Turkey is an unmissable country that overflows with character
- Holiday duration: 18 days
- Price from: £828
- Operator: Imaginative Traveller
On Foot Holidays - Lycia
The Silk Road
This ultimate itinerary follows the dramatic path of the famous Silk Road. Traverse Imperial China from capital Beijing to the nation’s barren western limits then through the secretive central Asian countries of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Your trip will finish with a half day sightseeing in the Sultanhamet area of Istanbul, Turkey.
- Holiday duration: 34 days
- Price from: £9,900
- Operator: Pettitts Travel