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Cappadocia, Turkey

Luxury Turkey

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

12 Days

Prices Start from

£3,750 ex. flights

This luxury Turkish holiday suggestion combines city, coast and mountains with a mixture of classic sites and some of those less-visited. The perfect introduction to this diverse country, travel in style and stay at some of the countries finest hotels.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey 1

Explore Istanbul, where East meets West

Our resident guide will show you ‘behind the scenes’ Istanbul through our specially curated tours.

Aegean Sea, Turkey 2

Enjoy the Quiet Peninsula of Bozburun

Spend some time relaxing on the coast in the charming waterside village of Bozburun.

Ephesus, Turkey 3

Visit World-Class Ancient Sites

Learn about the Roman city of Ephesus and Aphrodisias, an ancient centre for sculptors and artisans.

Cappadocia, Turkey 4

Discover Cappadocia's Incredible Landscapes

Stay in a luxury cave hotel and take a balloon ride over the remarkable lunar landscapes of Cappadocia.

Why we like it

This holiday idea has been specially prepared for those wishing to visit Turkey for the first time and in total luxury. A perfect introduction to Turkey, we combine city, coast and mountains with a mixture of classic sites and some of those less-visited.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1 -2
    Istanbul
  • Day 3
    Istanbul - Denizli - Bozburun
  • Days 4-5
    Bozburun
  • Day 6
    Bozburun - Sirince
  • Day 7
    Sirince
  • Day 8
    Sirince - Kayseri- Cappadocia
  • Days 9-10
    Cappadocia
  • Day 11
    Kayseri - Istanbul
  • Days 12
    Istanbul
Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Get Under the Skin of Istanbul

Istanbul is a wonderfully eclectic mix of Europe and Asia, all within a short flight from the UK. Accompanied by our resident guide we will show you the highlights of the city (the Blue Mosque, the church of Divine Wisdom and the Topkapi Palace) as well as giving you special insights and access to lesser-known places. We will make sure that we take you to a Turkish Bath to learn about the historical art of bathing and visit Kadikoy, the Asian side of Istanbul. As a particular highlight at the end of the trip, you stay at a palace overlooking the mighty Bosphorus, once the residence of the last Ottoman Sultans.

Deluxe Room, Four Seasons Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Four Seasons Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

Extraordinary Turkey

All the accommodation is luxurious, unique and the best place to stay in each location. Specific rooms are chosen for you by our country specialists who have seen each hotel in person. Our expert guide joins you to explore ancient sites and bring them to life.

Aegean Sea, Turkey
Aegean Sea, Turkey

The Bozburun Peninsula - Peaceful and Picturesque

A short flight from Istanbul takes you to Denizli and on by road to Bozburun. The Bozburun Peninsula is a quiet, unspoilt corner of Western Turkey with traditional villages and pine tree-clad hills rolling down to the water’s edge. This discretely luxurious destination, famous for boat building, is a conservation area with azure bays and sheltered coves, woodland, olive groves and mountains. Spend time here taking leisurely boat trips, eating at sea-view restaurants, swimming in clear, warm waters and walking along the cliff-tops bordering this pretty coastline.

 

 

Ephesus, Turkey
Turkey

Impressive Ancient Sites

From Bozburun we take you to Sirince via Didyma and Priene. Both impressive sites in wonderful locations but the absolute marvel up the coast is the ancient site of Ephesus. Ephesus, famous throughout the ancient world for its Temple of Artemis is also surrounded by other historical remains, some that have only been recently excavated. What really brings this place to life for you will be our specialist guide who is both informative and humourous while he regales stories of Ephesus. It is the guide that will create an indelible memory of this place.

Fairy Towers, Love Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia's Unusual Landscapes

We fly you inland to explore the magical landscape of Cappadocia, a unique moonscape, where erosion has formed caves, clefts, fairy chimney’s and folds in the soft rock and, in turn, shelter, churches and tombs carved out or hidden underground. Stay in the luxurious cave hotel, Anatolian Houses, set amongst these ancient dwellings, and use it as a base from which to explore this amazing area.

Our local guide will take you to visit Kaymakli underground city and Goreme Open Air Museum, with the greatest concentration of rock-cut chapels and monasteries in Cappadocia. During your stay, you experience the Sema Ritual performed by Whirling Dervishes, a mystical and very special experience.

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Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Four Seasons Sultanahmet £££££

  • Turkey
  • City

The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is a luxury hotel in the old quarter of Istanbul, a short walk from the Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque. Once a Turkish prison, this striking mustard-coloured building is now a three-story neoclassical hotel with 65 rooms and suites set around a landscaped courtyard garden. Comfortable and well equipped, the rooms all overlook either the central courtyard or outwards to the Blue Mosque.

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Argos Hotel £££££

  • Turkey
  • Boutique

Located in the heart of Cappadocia, on the site of an ancient monastery in Old Uçhisar Village, Argos Hotel offers unique accommodation in converted historical dwellings, underground tunnels and caves. Scattered throughout six different buildings the 53 rooms all differ in size, layout, and style but all have been sympathetically decorated in a traditional yet comfortable style using exposed brickwork, Turkish furnishings, and contemporary touches. Plant-filled gardens and sunny terraces offer the perfect place to soak up the wonderful views while dining al fresco or drinking a glass of local wine from the hotel’s extensive wine cellar.

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Museum Hotel £££££

  • Turkey
  • Boutique

Museum Hotel can be found in the small unique town of Uchisar in Cappadocia. Carved into the cliff-face, the hotel offers panoramic views over the magical Cappadocia landscapes which are viewed from the Roman infinity swimming pool or from the award-winning Lil’a restaurant, which serves international and Turkish cuisine as well as a lovely selection of Cappadocian home-cooked dishes. This award-winning boutique cave hotel offers 30 beautifully decorated rooms and suites and is one of the best hotels in Cappadocia.

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Ciragan Palace Kempinski £££££

  • Turkey
  • City

The Çiragan Palace Kempinski is a 5* luxury hotel on the shores of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. Between the districts of Besiktas and Ortakoy, it offers a great base from which to explore Istanbul. Once the residence of the last Ottoman Sultans, the Ciragan Palace was bought and restored by the Kempinski group and opened its doors as a luxurious hotel in 1991. Today it has 351 rooms and 11 suites, all with balconies and most with partial or full views of the Bosphorus. Additional facilities include a heated outdoor infinity pool, spa, fitness centre and indoor pool, as well as four excellent restaurants, each one with a balcony or terrace overlooking the Bosphorus.

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A note on price

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When to travel

Turkey in January

Temperatures can be as low as -9.C in some regions of Turkey, with snowfall likely. During the months of January and February, the country can be less crowded, although visiting the cities is a more popular option than coastal regions.

Turkey in February

February will be marginally warmer than January, with the climate varying according to the region, due to the country’s sheer size. Some regions of Turkey will experience temperatures as low as 3.C, whereas other areas can see temperatures averaging 14.C.

Turkey in March

Certain regions of Turkey will experience many days of rainfall, particularly on the south west coast. During springtime in Turkey, temperatures will be ideal for sightseeing in the big cities and with less crowds than in the months to come.

Turkey in April

Springtime is an excellent month to travel to Turkey with temperatures in their low 20s on the south coast and longer days of sunshine, however it should be noted that in northern regions during April, they may experience more rainfall and cooler temperatures.

Turkey in May

As spring draws to a close and the signs of summer begin, temperatures will continue to rise and yet be quieter than July and August, when many choose to visit on their summer holidays both to coastal destinations and the country’s top cities, including Istanbul.

Turkey in June

On the Mediterranean coast, June will experience higher levels of humidity with warmer, temperatures and long days of sunshine. It will start to get busier at coastal resorts as the temperatures start to rise.

Turkey in July

During the summer months, temperatures are high and most of Turkey’s regions will experience long, dry days of very little rain. The cities, including Istanbul, will be quieter as the summer is a popular time to visit coastal resorts.

Turkey in August

Like any Mediterranean destination during the summer, Turkey will experience high temperatures, ideal for a summer holiday by the coast. If sightseeing in Turkey’s cities however, it may be less comfortable for some.

Turkey in September

The Autumn months in Turkey will experience marginally cooler temperatures than those of July and August, however, will still be in the mid to high 20s, with minimal rainfall.

Turkey in October

Whilst during the day, temperatures will be in the mid-20s, the evenings will be much cooler. Humidity levels will be much lower than the peak summer months but as Autumn continues, rainfall will be more frequent.

Turkey in November

With the cooler climate throughout Turkey, it means that there will be fewer tourists travelling to the country. Winter will have begun in Eastern regions, even experiencing the first signs of snow, yet some coastal destinations will still see highs of 25°C.

Turkey in December

In certain regions of Turkey during the winter months, particularly in mountainous areas and Eastern Turkey, temperatures can fall below zero and snowfall is likely.

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