As the meeting point of Europe and the Middle East, Turkey contains a striking diversity of cultures and experiences. In Istanbul, history is palpable in the mosque-spiked skyline — you can tour centuries-old monuments such as the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, before sipping Turkish coffee in the city’s Grand Bazaar. Out in the countryside, tour vineyards and olive groves in the hillside village of Sirince, tasting some of the region’s finest wines. Our specialists have each traversed the country to pick out the best places to visit, activities and hotels, and can share their suggestions when planning your trip.
You could visit Greco-Roman Ephesus, perhaps the best-preserved classical city in the Mediterranean. We also recommend venturing to Cappadocia, in the heart of the country. Here, you can explore an otherworldly landscape of conical rock formations and hills riddled with caves, hiking to hidden monasteries before spending the night in a hotel carved out of the rock.
End your trip on the idyllic Turquoise Coast, swimming in warm, azure waters. Or, balance relaxation in Bodrum’s sheltered coves and pine-clad hills with time exploring the city’s ancient Greek ruins.
Suggested itineraries for Turkey
These itineraries give you a starting point for what your trip to Turkey could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Our expert guides to travelling in Turkey
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Turkey. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Turkey at its best.
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From the stately minarets of the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, to the preserved Greco-Roman amphitheatre at Ephesus and the glimmering lantern stalls at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, our video gives you just a taste of Turkey.
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