Turkey Luxury Travel
Explore the land where East meets West when you travel to Turkey with Cox & Kings. Enjoy insider experiences, otherworldly landscapes, iconic monuments, unique cultural interactions and a host of extraordinary moments on one of our Turkey luxury tours.
Your Turkish journey begins at the crossroads of continents in the great city of Istanbul on the banks of the Bosphorus. Join your expert local guide for an in-depth exploration of the city that begins in Sultanahmet Square. Spend a morning on Seraglio Point, marveling at the 4th-century reliefs on the obelisk of Theodosius in the ancient Hippodrome. Then, stroll over to one of the city’s iconic monuments — the 17th-century Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque).
Nearby, examine the superb mosaics of the great church of Hagia Sofia, built in 360 by Emperor Justinian, as well as the Basilica Cistern, one of the first and largest cisterns in the city. Don’t miss the legendary Topkapi Sarayi, the palace of the Ottoman sultans for over 300 years. And be sure to leave some time to browse the exotic wares in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s oldest markets and destination of travelers for hundreds of years.
Head east to the fascinating region of Cappadocia, where deep valleys and towering rock formations have been slowly eroding to create the unique “fairy chimneys,” which in turn have been hollowed out by people to create homes, tombs and churches in the rock. Discover the extensive subterranean city of Kaymakli. Ascend to the top of Uchisar Castle for stunning, panoramic views of this unique landscape. Embark on an exploration of Goreme National Park with its cave churches and monasteries. In the Ihlara Valley, visit the Selime Monastery, the largest monastery in Cappadocia.
Indulge your taste for the simple pleasures of Turkish country life with a relaxing night in the hill city of Sirince. Stroll the pleasant streets, stop for a snack at a café, and make some new friends over a glass of raki. In the nearby Greco-Roman site of Ephesus, walk along the 4th-century, white marble Royal Road, home to the two-story Library of Celsus, which was once the second largest library in the world. As you continue your visit, your expert Cox & Kings guide illuminates the history behind some of the ancient city’s major buildings, including the Ephesus Theater and the House of the Virgin Mary.
Wherever you travel in Turkey, we’ll be right there with you, making sure your journey is authentic, innovative and utterly unforgettable.