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Explore Turkey On The Edge of Asia

Joined by the narrowest of margins to Europe, Turkey can justifiably claim to be the point at which Western and Eastern cultures meet. More than simply the destination for a Mediterranean sunshine holiday, Turkey is blessed with a rich history and culture which its friendly inhabitants are always proud to share with visitors.

Discover Turkey with a bespoke itinerary from GRJ independent and explore a wealth of natural beauty, memorable sights, and one of the most unique and exciting native cuisines in Europe.

The first thing that will strike you as you make your way through Turkey by train is the variety and beauty of the country's scenery.

Approximately half of Turkey's area is forested, but the central region, Anatolia, features an almost unearthly terrain of naturally formed rock pillars, caves, and chimneys. This arid but spectacular landscape provides a sharp contrast to the wooded hillsides and verdant olive groves that feature largely elsewhere.

A Tailor Made Adventure in Turkey

Turkey's well-known coastal resorts such as Bodrum, Marmaris and Gumbet have long attracted holidaymakers who are drawn by modern hotels and facilities, hot sunny summers and excellent beaches. Particularly worthy of attention, however, is Kusadasi. This ancient town, set on a sweeping white-sand bay is known as a centre for arts and culture, and is close to the famous ruined Greek city of Ephesus, the best-preserved classical city of its kind in the Mediterranean.

The undoubted jewel in Turkey's crown, however, is Istanbul. This legendary capital city is divided by the Strait of Bosphorous and the bridge which connects the city is also the physical link between mainland Europe and Asia. As a consequence, lively Istanbul is a cosmopolitan fusion of customs, cultures, races and traditions.

Among the highlights that are genuinely unmissable are the magnificent fifteenth-century Topkapi Palace, the centuries-old Grand Bazaar and the Blue Mosque, which is particularly magical when viewed at sunset. Most eclectic and enjoyable of all, perhaps, is İstiklal Caddesi; Independence Street. Always abuzz, this atmospheric thoroughfare is home to some of Istanbul's best independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

Browse our sample itineraries above or call one of our travel advisors to begin creating your tailor made holiday. With options to stay in luxury hotels and enhance your rail and flight classes, you can be sure that your time in Turkey will leave a wonderful and lasting impression on you.

Suggested Turkish Itineraries

The Itineraries shown are intended to give an overview of what is possible and are by no means the only options available, designed to offer an idea of all the places you could visit and give you an overview of each destination. We arrange holidays to suit all tastes and budgets, so you can pick and choose from below or come up with something completely unique.

 

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