Turkey Cultural Tours

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Turkey is where East meets West, and its history is written all over the landscape. Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Troy, Mardin, Konya, and the list goes on! So many amazing places, each offering distinctly different historical and cultural treasures. Experience this amazing melting-pot of cultures on a luxury trip with your own private guide and driver. Our Turkey Destination Specialists are absolutely the best; request a custom-designed cultural tour of Turkey. Go on an adventure you’ll never forget!


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Istanbul

The Blue Mosque Istanbul Turkey

Istanbul is a city like no other, a blend of east and west where ancient mosques stand alongside modern skyscrapers. It’s a place where you can haggle for trinkets in the Grand Bazaar, then go designer-shopping in its posh neighborhoods. There’s so much to explore in Istanbul. Many of the Ottoman and Byzantine landmarks are located in Sultanahmet area in Old Istanbul. You can see the stunning Hagia Sophia and the graceful Blue Mosque right across each other, competing in beauty and grandeur. Cistern Basilica and Hippodrome are other Byzantine treasures to see. After getting delightfully lost in the Spice Market, relax with a Turkish Coffee in one of the small traditional coffeehouses in the Grand Bazaar. Cruise along the Bosphorus watching the city’s skyline and the waterfront mansions, called yali, from the deck of a ferry. Istanbul is sure to enchant you, as it has enchanted the world for millennia!

Cappadocia

Baloon Ride Cappadocia Turkey

Cappadocia has one of the most unique landscapes on earth. Rock formations, called ‘fairy chimneys’ give the region an alien-like atmosphere, which is especially breathtaking when cruising on a hot-air balloon at dawn. Cultural experiences in Cappadocia include visiting the underground cities of Derinkuyu and Kaymakli, and the Goreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which houses cave-churches from the early Christianity period.

Ephesus

Ephesus Greek Theater Turkey

Ephesus was once one of the most beautiful and prosperous harbor cities in the ancient world. Today, it is an awe-inspiring archaeological site, with some of the most impressive Greco-Roman ruins in existence. The Library of Celsus and its Great Amphitheatre are the highlights of Ephesus, but there are many other structures from houses to public baths that can be seen. This region is also home to Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, though little has remained from this monument.

Pamukkale

Pamukkale Sintered Lime Terraces UNESCO Side Turkey

Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a natural wonder with its thermal pools overflowing snow-white cascading travertine terraces. The thermal pools which are open to public are said to have therapeutic properties. The area is also home to the ruins of Hierapolis, and ancient spa city in the Roman and Byzantine periods, now in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. A cultural tour is not complete without visiting another UNESCO site nearby, Aphrodisias, the ancient city dedicated to the Goddess of Love.



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