From the volcanic slopes of Cappadocia to the ‘frozen waterfall’ at Pamukkale, Turkey is a country of contrasting landscapes and immense cultural riches. We visit the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, explore the ancient site of Troy and white marble streets of Greco-Roman Ephesus. Our journey also takes us along the ‘Turquoise Coast’ of Lycia and to the beautiful golden sands of Iztuzu Beach.
What we say
Staff Member Philippa Baines travelled on this tour in 2012.
"Combining ancient ruins, a rich culture, stunning history and varied landscapes including beach, river and volcanic formations plus the mosques,wildlife, cities and bazaars, this Turkish trip has so many delights and I truly feel I have at last discovered the ‘real’ Turkey."
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