Group & Escorted Tours Turkey
When people talk about visiting Turkey, in all probability they are talking about the beach resorts and a ‘fly and flop’ holiday. Now Turkey is perfect for this type of holiday but there is so much more to discover in the country. Turkey bridges Europe with Asia and is often described as the place where ‘east meets west'. It shares its borders with Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria. Each country influences Turkey’s culture in its own way, so that each corner of the country feels completely different to the others, making Turkey a great country to explore.
For most travellers coming to explore Turkey, Istanbul is the first point of call. Formerly called Constantinople, Istanbul is the only city in the world to straddle two continents. It is really worth sending time in the city which is a wonderful western and eastern influence. Istanbul is packed with history and some of the places that you must see include the impressive Blue Mosque, the opulent Topkapi Palace, the historic hub of Sultanahmet Square, and the great Hagia Sophia.
Another of the ‘must sees’ when travelling in Turkey is Cappadocia. This semi-arid region in central Turkey, is known for its distinctive “fairy chimneys,” tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley, Göreme and elsewhere. Other notables sites include Bronze Age homes carved into the valley walls by troglodytes (cave dwellers) and later used as refuges by early Christians.