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Peter Wybrow
Peter Wybrow
One of our favourite holidays in Turkey is on a gullet cruise. Cruising is in traditional hand-made wooden sailing vessels known as “gullets” and these sail around the lovely unspoilt coves and bays of the southern Turkish coast. Daily duration of cruising is usually not longer than 3-4 hours and the rest of the day can be spent in beautiful secluded bays with pine forests reaching into the crystal waters. Please contact me for details of these cruises.
Sultanahmet Mosque in Istanbul
 

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Istanbul spans two continents and the Bosphorus divides this hectic city. Dress conservatively to visit the Blue Mosque and allow enough time to admire Topkapi Palace, once home to the Ottoman rulers. Don't miss a visit to the Grand Bazaar and be prepared to haggle for carpets and souvenirs. Wander along fashionable Istiklal Caddesi, crammed with shops and galleries and relax in a traditional hammam being scrubbed from top to toe.

Treat yourself to fresh fish or a meze at a waterfront cafe in Ortakay and then enjoy a classical or gypsy music performance or dance to live music on the outdoor terraces in the summer.

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For unparalleled views of the Golden Horn, take the new cable car from Eyup to the summit of the Hill of Pierre Loti. Up here, stop for a bite to eat at the old Pierre Loti Café while admiring the marvellous panorama of this beautiful estuary, watching Bosphorous-bound  vessels coming and going . Eyup can be reached via boat from the Galata Bridge, and while there, make time for a visit to the ancient Sultan Mosque - one of Istanbul’s holiest sites.

Istanbul is jam-packed with unique events all year round. Those who like to indulge in some retail therapy on their travels might enjoy the Istanbul Shopping Festival which takes place over March and April and includes fashion shows and parties, as well as discounts and duty-free deals for overseas visitors. For something a bit more cultural, June’s International Istanbul Music Festival involves more than 500 artists performing in historic venues such as the Topkapi Palace.

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Istanbul City Breaks
TurkeyTurkey
For those seeking a taste of the exotic without the long haul fl ight, Istanbul captivates with an intoxicating mix of fragrant...
  • City Breaks
  • Tailor-Made
From £385 per adult
4 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
Cappadocia Short Break
TurkeyTurkey
Once the heart of the Hittite Empire, the bizarre landscape, rock-hewn churches and underground cities of Cappadocia are a wonder...
  • Short Breaks
From £965 per adult
5 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Highlights of Turkey Group Tour
TurkeyTurkey
Turkey has played a unique part in the devlopment of the western world, starting with the ancient Anatolian civilisations and...
  • Group Tours
From £1175 per adult
10 Day Tour
Flights included
Aegean Short Break
TurkeyTurkey
Uncover 4,000 years of history on this 5-day short break through Turkey’s North Aegean region with private driver-guide....
  • Short Breaks
From £1195 per adult
5 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Explore Eastern Turkey Group Tour
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Discover a region of Eastern Turkey largely untouched by tourism and quite literally scattered with relics from the ancient...
  • Group Tours
From £1899 per adult
11 Day Tour
Departs: 06 Sep 2014
Flights included
3 Night City Break: Hotel Centrum Istanbul
TurkeyIstanbul, Turkey
Located at the heart of the historical Sikerci peninsula, this hotel is perfectly located for many of Istanbul’s most...
  • City Breaks
From £385 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included
3 Night City Break: Taksim Life Hotel
TurkeyIstanbul, Turkey
Situated next to Taksim Square, the Taksim Life Hotel features elegant rooms with an LCD TV and 24-hour room service. Guests can...
  • City Breaks
From £445 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included
3 Night City Break: Hotel Arena
TurkeyIstanbul, Turkey
Located in the old district of Istanbul in Sultanahmet, the Arena Hotel Istanbul is a restored 19th-Century Ottoman stone house...
  • City Breaks
From £455 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included
3 Night City Break: Celal Sultan Hotel
TurkeyIstanbul, Turkey
Right at the heart of the city, the popular Celal Sultan Hotel is within walking distance of the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and...
  • City Breaks
From £465 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included
3 Night City Break: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi Hotel
TurkeyIstanbul, Turkey
The 5-star Barceló Eresin Topkapi is an elegant Barceló Premium hotel offering spacious, light-filled rooms, as...
  • City Breaks
From £505 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included
3 Night City Break: Eresin Crown Hotel
TurkeyIstanbul, Turkey
Its location in the historical Sultanahmet area makes the lovely boutique Eresin Crown Hotel perfect for exploring vibrant...
  • City Breaks
From £605 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included