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DID YOU KNOW?

  • The Trojan Wars took place in Turkey
  • St Nicolas – Santa Claus, was born in Patara on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast and he was a bishop of Myra (Demre) where you can still visit the church which contains his tomb
  • The Orient Express traditionally ran from Paris to Istanbul.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci designed a bridge across the Bosphorus, but it was never built
  • Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar has 64 streets and 4,000 shops

Where to stay in Turkey

THE BASICS

Sitting on the banks of the Bosphorus is spectacular Istanbul, divided by the Golden Horn. A colourful and historic city that is great for city breaks and can easily entertain longer stays.

The Turquoise Coast stretches from Dalyan to Antalya and includes the most beautiful coastline in the Mediterranean; crystal clear waters, caves, reefs, sunken cities and ancient artifacts. Inland, there are opprtunities for trekking, mountain biking and touring. Kas and Kalkan are traditional fishing villages, whereas Oludeniz is a sweeping picture-postcard bay and Bodrum a well-established holiday beach resort. Welcome to the blue seas and ancient green lands of Turkey…

TOP THINGS TO DO

Istanbul is one of few places where you can wander between continents without breaking a sweat. The city spans across the Bosphorus, so half of it is in Europe and half in Asia. You can take a ferry across or a sunset cruise up one coastline and down the other.

The Turkish baths – hammams – are one of the must-do experiences when you arrive in this country. Divided into men’s and women’s areas, sit in the heat to open up the pores and sweat out all the bad stuff. After that, you have it all scrubbed off your skin and you can plunge into a cold pool to wake your muscles up.

If you want to get out the city, take a gander at the incredible Sumela Monastery, which is cut out of a cliff face. The Byzantine-era monastery shines orange in the sun as you approach by foot on a winding path.

For those who like the coastline, but don’t want to sit on a beach all day, there’s the Blue Cruise – a three-day boat trip along the Turquoise coast in a traditional Turkish sailing vessel. Along the way you can swim, scuba dive or snorkel to see turtles feeding. Or just lie out on deck and soak up the hot sun.

 

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Istanbul + Cappadocia + Gulet Cruise

Destination: Istanbul, Cappadocia & Mediterranean Cruise
Book your 3 centre Istanbul + Cappadocia + Gulet Cruise with us this summer. 14 Nights from £1829 per person This fantastic trip includes the following: • All flights with Turkish Airlines (including meals and drinks in-flight) • 3 nights at 4* Empire Palace Hotel in Istanbul – centrally located • 4 nights at 4* MDC Cave Hotel Cappadocia • 3 regular Cappadocia day tours with professional guide and with transfers. (Hot air balloon rides are optional from £159 per person) • 7 night’s Deluxe Gulet Cruise on board Semercioglu IV on an all-inclusive basis • Private transfers at all 3 centres Sitting on the banks of the Bosphorus is spectacular Istanbul, divided by the Golden Horn. A colourful and historic city that is great for city breaks and can easily entertain longer stays. Magical Cappadocia’s landscape was formed around 30 million years ago when volcanic activity left the region blanketed with ash. The ash solidified into what is known as ‘volcanic tuff’, this is an easily eroded material and as it wore away over many years, it left the distinctive rock formations seen in Cappadocia today. Gulet Cruises in Turkey are a fabulous experience in a beautiful region of the world. Turkey’s coastline is the longest in the Mediterranean. Taking an authentic Gulet Cruise is the perfect way to explore it, meandering at a slow pace and stopping off en route. This is a great way to explore the region’s many hidden treasures and sleepy backwaters, enjoying perfect serenity at sea and making friends along the way. We offer a range of carefully selected itineraries which visit the most unspoilt parts of the region, allowing you to experience the local culture and explore ancient ruins. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this fabulous trip to Istanbul + Cappadocia + Gulet Cruise and for further information.
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Istanbul + Cappadocia + Gulet Cruise
Destination: Istanbul, Cappadocia & Mediterranean Cruise
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Book your 3 centre Istanbul + Cappadocia + Gulet Cruise with us this summer.

14 Nights from £1829 per person

This fantastic trip includes the following:
• All flights with Turkish Airlines (including meals and drinks in-flight)
• 3 nights at 4* Empire Palace Hotel in Istanbul – centrally located
• 4 nights at 4* MDC Cave Hotel Cappadocia
• 3 regular Cappadocia day tours with professional guide and with transfers. (Hot air balloon rides are optional from £159 per person)
• 7 night’s Deluxe Gulet Cruise on board Semercioglu IV on an all-inclusive basis
• Private transfers at all 3 centres

Sitting on the banks of the Bosphorus is spectacular Istanbul, divided by the Golden Horn. A colourful and historic city that is great for city breaks and can easily entertain longer stays.

Magical Cappadocia’s landscape was formed around 30 million years ago when volcanic activity left the region blanketed with ash. The ash solidified into what is known as ‘volcanic tuff’, this is an easily eroded material and as it wore away over many years, it left the distinctive rock formations seen in Cappadocia today.

Gulet Cruises in Turkey are a fabulous experience in a beautiful region of the world. Turkey’s coastline is the longest in the Mediterranean. Taking an authentic Gulet Cruise is the perfect way to explore it, meandering at a slow pace and stopping off en route. This is a great way to explore the region’s many hidden treasures and sleepy backwaters, enjoying perfect serenity at sea and making friends along the way. We offer a range of carefully selected itineraries which visit the most unspoilt parts of the region, allowing you to experience the local culture and explore ancient ruins.

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this fabulous trip to Istanbul + Cappadocia + Gulet Cruise and for further information.

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