Turkey is one of the hottest destinations in Europe to visit right now, and with Virgin Vacations you can experience it in style, comfort and at an unbeatable value! Virgin's wide selection of Turkey vacations offer breathtaking scenery, historic ancient sites, and a remarkable range of cultures, both past and present.
Choose from one of Virgin Vacations' six to 13-day Turkey vacations, and you'll discover the Ottoman splendor of Istanbul, the monastic cave cities of Cappadocia, the intact marble antiquities of the ruins of Ephesus, exquisite Aegean cuisine and much more. Along the way, stay in some of Turkey's top hotels that have been hand-picked by Virgin Vacations for their quality service and ideal locations. Whether your group is large or small, this extraordinary travel experience can be tailored to meet your every need. You may also choose to combine your Turkish vacation with a visit to Athens, Greece.
In Istanbul, enjoy an escorted tour of all of the city's must-see sites, from the famed Blue Mosque to the soothing Turkish baths. History buffs will delight in a visit to stunning Topkapi Palace, a symbol of the opulence and military strength of the Ottoman Empire for hundreds of years. Stroll for bargains in the renowned Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest markets in the world.
Virgin's optional excursions in Turkey include a full day Bosphorus cruise. While visiting both Europe and Asia, enjoy stops along the way to photograph the 15th century Rumelihisari Fortress, as well as various summer palaces. Continue on to visit the famous Mosque of Süleyman the Magnificent, built in the 16th century, and regarded today as one of the greatest buildings in the world.
Cappadocia is a city like no other with temples, homes and entire underground cities cut directly out of the region's rock formations. Virgin Vacations' optional tours in Cappadocia include a balloon ride that provides outstanding views of the surreal landscape.
Another unforgettable look into the past is found at the ruins of Ephesus, regarded as one of the best-preserved cities of the ancient world. Explore the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Nearby, also visit the house of the Virgin Mary, where she is believed to have spent the last years of her life.
Turkey is the place where East meets West, and the results are a magnificent mélange of culture, architecture and cuisine. Don't miss the chance to discover all this country has to offer one of Virgin Vacations escorted or independent Turkey vacations!