ABOUT THIS TRIP
Take your trip to the next level with this luxury 16-day small-group tour of Turkey! Travel to the crossroads between Europe and Asia to enjoy luxurious accommodation in 5-star hotels, wine-tasting excursions in the most beautiful vineyards in Turkey, and sightseeing tours in the most famous cities in the country! Your journey will begin in Istanbul, the cultural heart of Turkey famous for its bustling bazaar, architectural splendors, and vibrant city life. Head on a tour of the Topkapi Palace Museum, the former residence of the Ottoman Sultans, and see the Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest architectural wonders in the world. Spend a night on the shores of Bosphorus in the opulent JW Marriot Bosphorus Hotel, inspired by the Bohemian surroundings of the Karakoy district, bustling with exquisite boutiques, cafes, cocktails bars, and artisanal markets. Head on a trip to Gallipoli, Dardanelles, and Canakkale to learn about the battles that were fought in Turkey throughout the war. Your next stop will be in Troy, the city where the Trojan War took place before you travel to Izmir, known for its extraordinary beaches. Explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus and visit St. Peter’s Castle in Bodrum, a city that is filled with fascinating world wonders and Aegean shorelines. Drive to Pamukkale, home to the Roman spa of Hierapolis, and see the city splendors of Antalya. Experience world-class service at the award-winning Kempinski Hotel The Dome Belek in Antalya, known for its extravagant interior designs, private sandy beach, and luxurious spa center. Visit Perge and Aspendos on your way to Cappadocia, famous for its fascinating rock formations dating back to Roman times. Spend a couple of nights in Cappadocia’s Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge, which is surrounded by wineries and was listed on the 2015 Conde Nast Traveler Hot List! Finally, you will travel to Ankara, the Turkish capital home to legendary ancient artifacts, before you make your way back to Istanbul where your tour of Turkey will come to an end!