Are you ready to take on Turkey? We have put together exhilarating Turkey tours that are guaranteed to please.
Straddling both Asia and Europe, the wonders of the Orient and the history of the classical period collide in Turkey to create a truly unique and inspirational travel destination. Home to ancient cultures, brilliant blue seas, vibrant cities and a remarkable history dating back over thousands of years, Turkey has long been an attraction for travellers the world over.
Discover the beauty of this majestic country on one of our Turkey tours as we journey back through time - starting in cosmopolitan Istanbul, we travel to the WWII memorials of Gallipoli, visit Troy as well as the classical temples and roman ruins of Pergamum before heading along the Silk Route to gaze upon the incredible dreamlike landscape and rock formations of Cappadocia.
We'll also visit the popular Blue Mosque - which was built in the early 1600s and Hagia Sophia - the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, which was also once an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum.
You can also finish off your trip to Turkey in style by enjoying three relaxing nights onboard a traditional Mediterranean gulet boat.
If you want to experience Turkey, it doesn't have to cost a fortune. At Encounters Travel, we take pride in offering value for money on Turkey tour packages.
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This is our first travel through Encounters Travel and so far the arrangement is working very well. Our travel is not until April 2017 so I am more than hopeful all will continue to run as smoothly as it has so far.
Everything about the trip was thought through, fine-tuned , and marvelous. From Ant Horribin helping us arrange the trip, to rep Waled Ali, and our guide Big Mo, we could not have asked for a better team. Our sincere thanks to them.
Anthony has been a pleasure to work with and when he is not available, other members of the team respond in a timely manner. I have booked a total of 6 trips since December 2013 and plan to book more to fill my bucket list.
I have dealt with Anthony Horrobin on a number of occasions and it is like talking to an old friend on the phone. Anthony is super-efficient and will always go the extra mile to create the perfect trip.
Conscientious in early communication; knowledgeable, humorous and caring tour guides; an exemplary itinerary that was well organized yet flexible; an overall extraordinary experience. I'd recommend them enthusiastically.
Dial Code: +90
Area: 783,562 km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Turkey is the Mediterranean Sea at 0m | The highest point in Turkey is Mount Ararat at 5,166m (16,949 ft.)
Population: 81,916,871 (2018)
Government: Parliamentary representative democratic republic
Turkey, officially known as the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country positioned in mainly Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries; Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Syria and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan. It is also encircled by seas on three sides, with the Aegean Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Ankara is the capital and Istanbul is the largest city in the country as well as the culture and commercial centre. It is also classified as a leading global city. Around 70-80% of Turkey's citizens identify themselves as ethnic Turks and Kurds are the largest minority at about 20% of the population. The official language is Turkish, which is the most widely spoken Turkic language in the world. Minority languages that are spoken include Arabic and Bosnian. Turkey is a secular state with no official state religion.
This country has a unique ecosystem and habitat diversity that has produced substantial species diversity. The coastal areas of Turkey bordering the Aegean and the Mediterranean Seas have a temperature Mediterranean climate while the coastal area bordering the Black Sea have an oceanic climate. Turkey has 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is home to two of the Seven Worlds of the Ancient World and the world's oldest religious site. The country also has the world's 13th largest GDP by PP and the 17th largest nominal GDP.
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