The ancient world of Asia Minor including Ephesus, Aphrodisias, Kusadasi, Hierapolis and Pergamon plus the natural beauty of Pamukkale and the Aegean coast and the bustling regional capital of Izmir
To embark on one of our Turkey tours is to travel through time and experience its amazingly colourful history. With something for everyone, its many influences, staggering scenery, ancient and modern points of interest and unique character and atmosphere make travelling this exotic land a real pleasure.
Turkey is a treasure trove of historic sites and archaeological wonders. On our Grand Tour of Turkey, visitors will marvel at Ephesus, the mystical Cappadocia rock churches, Rumeli castle and the Basilica Cistern, which is the largest of hundreds of ancient cisterns lying beneath the city of Istanbul. Topkapi Palace, residence of the sultans and women of the harem, is sure to be a highlight. The Palace Treasury displays the 86-carat Spoonmaker diamond, the gold-plated Bayram throne and bejewelled aigrettes for the imperial turban. The harem itself is a labyrinth of brilliantly tiled 16th-century chambers.
On our Turkey escorted tours, you’ll experience the true home to exquisite examples of nature at work. The River Menderes leads inland towards Pamukkale where you’ll discover a unique phenomenon of hot springs, pools and calcified waterfalls. Lake Van with its volcanic backdrop, the Araxes River, the shores of the Black Sea, the Anatolian plateau and truly amazing, forested mountains will all also provide incredible photo opportunities, although you’ll never be able to quite capture the majesty of Turkey’s landscape.
Whether you’re chasing the sun or dreaming of holidaying during cooler times, Turkey has a climate for everyone. As it varies wildly from region to region as well as seasonally, each time of the year offers something completely different.
If you’re not comfortable in the heat, book one of our Turkey holidays for the spring and autumn months. These are the most comfortable months for exploring and experiencing all of the incredible history and architecture Turkey has to offer.
With over 40 years of experience, creating some of the most awe-inspiring holidays, your next Turkey holiday will be one to remember. Whether you’re looking to travel solo, as a couple, or with a group of friends, our Turkey escorted tours will open your eyes to the wondrous architecture, cuisine and culture this beautiful country has to offer.
Get in touch with our friendly and experienced team today and embark on your next dream holiday with Jules Verne.
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For all 2023 bookings made by 30 September 2022, deduct £50 per person
Exceptional value for a journey of discovery from Istanbul to Ephesus via Troy, Pergamon and Bursa through ancient, Ottoman and Byzantine Turkey
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For all 2023 bookings made by 30 September 2022, deduct £100 per person
5 November 2022
18 March & 4 November 2023
Explore Turkey’s Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Hittite, Trojan and Seljuk heritage from Ottoman capitals to the natural wonders of Pamukkale and Cappadocia
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Weather & Climate
Turkey's climate varies widely from region to region as well as seasonally.
When to go
For sightseeing, the spring and autumn months are the most comfortable as the weather is milder than the summer months.
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