Discover the roots of contemporary civilization and myriad artistic and architectural treasures on luxury tours of Turkey. Countless centuries have blessed Turkey with an incredible array of temples, palaces and religious iconography with underground citadels and sprawling open-air bazaars adding to a heady blend of cultural experiences. Luxury vacations enable travelers to immerse themselves inthe world’s third largest city, Istanbul. It is alive with remnants of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires which are still relevant today.. Venture deeper into central Turkey on luxury journeys and you’re transported to a world of fairy chimneys, hermit caves and cities carved from rock, with hot-air balloon rides presenting the land below from a totally unique perspective.
Travel through time as you explore Turkey’s history through a series of fascinating ruins, from Bronze Age kingdoms to wonderfully intact medieval mosques and Ottoman palaces. Few destinations in the world capture one’s imagination quite like Cappadocia, a 50-square-mile area where surreal tufa spires, pinnacles, and fairy chimneys rise up to five stories above the valley floor.
Journey Pace: Active
- Enjoy Istanbul’s top sites, including Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar
- Explore the magical Cappadocia region with its otherworldly landscapes and underground cities
- Admire the Ishak Pasha Palace, a meticulously maintained example of Ottoman architecture
Tour the opulent Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, and the Hagia Sophia.
- Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul
Visit Van Castle. Take a boat trip around Lake Van, and visit the Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross.
- Elite World Van Hotel, Van
Tour Ishak Pasha Palace, a striking example of 18th-century Ottoman architecture.
- Dogubeyazit Simer Hotel, Dogubeyazit
Visit Ani, capital of ancient Armenia and the “city of a thousand and one churches,” which reached its height in the 11th century.
- Kar’s Hotel
Fly to Ankara and tour the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Visit nearby Phrygia.
- Swissotel Ankara, Ankara
Explore Kaymakli, Pigeon Valley, and Uchisar Castle. The next day, visit Pashabag, or Monks Valley, then continue to Zelve, Mustafapasa, and Goreme.
- Cappadocia Cave Resort and Spa, Uchisar
Day 13+14Kanesh & Sivas
Drive to the Bronze Age city to Kanesh. In Sivas, visit the 11th century Great Mosque of Divrigi, as well as the Gok and Buruciye medreses.
- Revag Palace, Sivas
Day 15Tokat & Amasya
In Tokat, tour Gok Medrese, then drive to Amasya.
- Amasya Emin Efendi Mansion, Amasya
En route to Ankara, view the ruins at Hattusa. Travel to the airport for your flight home or on to your next destination.
- Esenboga Airport Hotel, Ankara
Meeting PointIstanbul, TurkeyDeparture PointAnkara, TurkeyTour Includes
- Deluxe rooms in the best available hotels
- A professional Travel Director as your personal concierge
- Active participation and up-close encounters to experience the cultures of your journey
- Bottled water, soft drinks, coffee and tea included with meals; bottled water during sightseeing excursions
- All gratuities to hotel and restaurant staff and local guides and drivers
- Group or individual airport transfers on arrival and departure flights
Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Land, air, and governmental/park taxes are subject to change based on date of departure. International airfare is additional. Other restrictions may apply. Contact us for complete journey details.
Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul
Overlooking the magnificent Golden Horn and the historical old city, within walking distance to the Bosphorus, Galata Tower and the famous shopping street of Istiklal, Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah boasts the best location in Istanbul. Since the hotel first opened its doors in 1892, its elegant interior and exterior has drawn visitors to Istanbul from all over the world. The well-appointed rooms and suites retain the classic characteristics of the 19th century, with many suites inspired by the iconic guests who made this hotel their home. Additionally, Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah was designated with “museum-hotel” status in 1981 when, as a tribute to the founder of modern Turkey, Room 101 was converted into the Atatürk Museum. Today Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah the hotel maintains the elegant style that made it famous with genuine Turkish hospitality.
Elite World Van Hotel, Van
Elite World Van Hotel is a five-star accommodation in Van where comfort meets style. Upon entering the rooms, guests will be embraced by the harmonious combination of neoclassical and palace architecture surrounding Elite World Van Hotel. The hotel offers over two hundred twenty rooms and suites for guests to refresh themselves. Attentive staff caters to every need so that guests can sit back and enjoy the many attractions that wait in Van.
Dogubeyazit Simer Hotel, Dogubeyazit
Simer Hotel has 300 beds. Also available a Lobby-bar, sauna or salon.
Kar’s Hotel, which is entitled in the top 10 hotels of Turkey, is an old Russian building. The design of the hotel is built up by a neat, smart and luxurious design. It is completed as a result of a detailed work from the lobbies to the rooms, from bathrooms to the name of the rooms.
When the guests enter from the door with curtains, they will be convinced to stay in. Kar’s Hotel is determined to make you have an unforgettable holiday especially physically, visually and psychologically.
Swissotel Ankara, Ankara
Swissotel Ankara is a boutique-style five star hotel located in Çankaya. Only a 45-minute drive from Esenboğa airport and five minutes from the city center and central business district, the deluxe hotel offers guest rooms and luxury suites. The restaurant, bar and gourmet deli serve everything from quick & refreshing snacks to elegant formal dining, with Swiss and Turkish specialties highlighting the international cuisine. Swissotel Ankara’s exceptional hospitality and accommodations offer a restful sanctuary for discerning travelers.
Cappadocia Cave Resort and Spa, Uchisar
Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa is located on the peak of Cappadocia, also known as the Land of Beautiful Horses. It is 4km from Göreme, the greatest outdoor museum of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cappadocia Cave Resort artfully combines modern facilities with the natural surroundings of Cappadocia, resulting in a unique “cave room.” The resort’s personal service and one-of-a-kind accommodations will leave guests with an unforgettable experience.
Revag Palace, Sivas
All the furniture in our room prepared with suitable decoration of the modern era, comfort with quiet operation central heating system. Floors covered with a special carpet, telephone, mini bar, electronic safe (Safe box), computer speed communication (wireless), internet connection (unlimited), satellite broadcasts smoke sensors, are non-smoking rooms and a hospitality tray in our room.
Amasya Emin Efendi Mansion, Amasya
The pearl of Yeşilırmak River, Emin Efendi Mansion welcomes many foreign and domestic tourists coming to Amasya. From the windows of the mansion which is itself an icon of scenery, you can view the scenery of the King Rock Tombs from the window to street. Emin Efendi Mansion presents its guests an elite and unique environment where authentic and modern structures blend.
Esenboga Airport Hotel, Ankara
Esenboğa Airport Hotel, in service since 2003, has five-star service. It is one of the most requested hotels for seminars and meetings because of its convenient conference rooms, and it is a mere 6 km from Esenboğa Airport. With the hotel’s experienced staff and excellent amenities, your stay here will be a delight.