Turkey is on the up, and it’s easy to see why. A fantastic climate, a huge wealth of historic sites, plenty of active pursuits – and all at great value. Here are six of our Turkey trips, with something for every type of traveller.
Best for… culture vultures
Take in Turkey through the ages on our Turkey in Depth tour. Discover the locations of some of history’s most epic tales amid magical landscapes - from Cappadocia’s fairy towers, to the ancient stone waterfalls in Pamukkale and Homer’s fabled Troy. There are many places to capture the imagination, whether you’re an avid photographer or a history buff.
Best for… taking the less-trodden path
Discover traditional Turkey, walking along the spectacular Lycian Way. Wander through the streets of ancient ruins and ghost towns from the last century, taking in the varied cultures that have influenced this beautiful and diverse country. Scenic mountain paths and winding pine forest trails will lead you down to the sea, where you can cool off after a week’s walking.
Best for… feeling the wind in your hair
Cycling through Turkey takes you through a variety of landscapes and experiences, from white sand beaches and meandering rivers to mountain passes. Visit turtle sanctuaries, bubbling mud baths, quaint cobbled-stone towns and try local Turkish cuisine. Riding a bike is the perfect way to take in Turkey’s diversity.
Best for…. families
Whether kayaking over the sunken ruins of Kekova, discovering Saint Nicholas’ (Father Christmas!) church in Myra or looking for giant loggerhead turtles on Patara beach, there’s plenty for the family to get stuck into on our Family Legends of Lycia trip. This trip offers the perfect mix of organised group activities and the opportunity to explore as a family. Get the most out of Turkey’s culture, food, scenery and activities with the family in 2019.
Best for… active adventurers
Get a new perspective on Turkey and cycle, walk, kayak, dive or swim on our Active Turkey! trip. You can cycle through the Taurus Mountains, refuelling on home-cooked delicacies along the way, or walk through the ancient ruins of Xanthos, once ransacked by Brutus’ hoards and rebuilt by Mark Anthony. There’s plenty of free time built in too, so you can swim in the clear blue waters of the Turquoise Coast and sample traditional Turkish cuisine.
Best for… foodies
Experience Turkey’s delicious national cuisine on our week-long Highlights of Turkey trip. Turkish food is a hearty mix of Middle Eastern, Asian and Balkan style dishes that range from barbecued meat kebabs to vine-leaf-wrapped vegetable and rice parcels. Enjoy delicious dishes like Pide, Mehemen and Doner in the vibrant city of Istanbul, which straddles two continents and where culinary traditions of east and west meet.
Want to discover more? See all the trips we offer and make 2019 the year you explore Turkey.