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A heady mix of Europe & Asia

Brimming with tradition, spectacular architecture and mind-boggling landscapes, a tryst with Turkey is an experience one must have. Straddling Asia on one side and Europe on the other, some of Turkey’s cities have managed to soak in both the cultures with no trouble. Cruise across the Bosphorous to see both these sides, visit the glorious Hagia Sophia Church, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern and the Blue Mosque, spend an evening strolling across and partying at Taksim Square and end your Istanbul stay by shopping at Spice Market and Grand Bazaar. Be blown away by the diverse beauty of Pamukkale and Cappadocia. Learn all about the Trojan horse in Troy. Drive through the scenic Taurus Mountains. Visit the ‘Machu Picchu’ of Turkey - the Termessos National Park to enjoy a hike to the magnificent, ancient Pisidian site at the foot of GüllükDagi. Soak in the beaches of Antalya. And that’s just one fourth of the things you could see and do! Turkey is so diverse that one trip may not be enough.

Destination: Turkey
Duration: 13 nights – 14 days
Activity Level: Moderate
Best season: April – May and September - October