Ancient mysteries and culture abound in the stunning land of Turkey. Your Newmarket Holidays escorted tour to Turkey and Istanbul offers a view into the strange mixture of exotic and familiar, ancient and modern. Explore the nation’s captivating Roman, Greek and Byzantine history as you tour Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus and Pergamon. Relax on stunning beaches, and go for a dip in warm seas. No matter how much time you have to spend in this alluring land, it will never be enough to discover all of its secrets. Book your tour today, and prepare to be exhilarated.
One of the most richly layered cities on the globe, the colourful cultural melting-pot that is Istanbul makes this expansive metropolis a place you simply must see. Dig in to the Treasury Room and the Harem at Topkapi Palace, home to some of the most colourful stories in history. Visit the 17th-century Sultan Ahmed Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the stunning blue tiles blanketing its interior. The tour takes you on a memorable cruise through the Bosphorus, the straight that delineates the boundary between Europe and Asia. Before leaving to tour the Gallipoli peninsula, be sure to visit the colourful spice market for a few trinkets and culinary delights.
Start with a visit to Anzac Cove, taking in the cemeteries and memorials commemorating World War I losses. Experience the emotion in the memorial engraved with the Turkish President’s 1934 message: “Those heroes that shed their blood, and lost their lives … rest in peace”. The archaeological site of Troy, with its 4,000 years of extraordinary history, is a site not to be missed. Experience the thrill of gazing across the Troad from Troy’s ancient walls, climb around the ruins, and learn about the giant wooden horse that is the famous icon of the first Trojan War.
A Holiday to Remember
Turkey is truly a place of wonder, home to ancient civilisations and cultures. Istanbul is a city of phenomenal beauty, entirely modern and hip, while keeping in touch with its fascinating cultural-historic side. The travel professionals of Newmarket Holidays have put together fascinating, fun and informative tours to this beguiling country, offering comfortable accommodation and quality entertainment at great value to its customers. Browse through all of Newmarket Holidays’ enticing European tours on its website, then turn to the friendly and helpful Customer Service Team to take care of every detail of your next favourite holiday.