Turkey is a bridge between Europe and Asia: Istanbul is sophisticated and lively, shopping is great, beaches are terrific but the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia are best of all, so be sure to browse their sites. They will provide you with hard copy brochures of their Turkish tours for your offline consideration via their brochure request pages should you need them. See our Turkey map.
Imagine basking in the Mediterranean sun on a boat surrounded by crystal clear water, walking the ruined marble streets of Ephesus, once capital of the Roman Empire and exploring the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. This is the land where the Trojan War was fought and Cleopatra got married. The Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans forged their empires here, but the most lasting impression will be of the people, with their warm smiles and a genuine eagerness to make you feel at home.
Encounters Travel operate great value, small group adventure tours to various exotic and interesting destinations including Turkey. All tours through Encounters are financially protected through ATOL, ABTA and IPP; see Encounters insurance details.
Tours of Turkey from Encounters Travel
Are you ready to take on Turkey? We have put together five exhilarating tours of Turkey 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 Turkey as we journey back through time.
Highlights: Istanbul Old City, Gallipoli Battlefields, Troy, Pergamum, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines, Hieropolis.
This 8 day tour is the perfect introduction to Turkey. We begin by exploring cosmopolitan and fascinating Istanbul before visiting the memorials at Gallipoli and the ancient sites of Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus.
Highlights: Istanbul, Gallipoli battlefields, ruins at Troy, Pergamum, Hieropolis and Ephesus, Pamukkale calcium terraces, Sultanhani Caravansary, Cappadocia.
Discover the wonders of Turkey on this 10 day tour. Starting in cosmopolitan Istanbul we travel to the ancient sites of Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus. We also explore the unique landscape of Cappadocia and Turkey's modern day capital city Ankara.
Highlights: Gallipoli Battlefields, ruins of the ancient city of Troy, Calcium Terraces of Pamukkale, Hieropolis, traditional Gulet Cruise, Olympos.
A great way to experience all that Turkey has to offer, this 12 day tour explores cosmopolitan Istanbul and the ancient sites of Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus before ending with a 3 night cruise on board a traditional Turkish gulet.
Highlights: Gallipoli Battlefields, Roman ruins of Ephesus, Mevlana Museum, Sultanhani Caravansary, Cappadocia, sunrise from Mt. Nemrut and Birecik.
Explore the mystical sites of Turkey on this 15 day tour. Starting in Istanbul we travel along ancient trade routes visiting Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus and Pamukkale before arriving in the incredible landscape of Cappadocia.