We can help tailor your perfect Turkey holiday experience so you get to see all of the places you want to - and maybe some you haven't thought of. For something a little different why not try a Gulet cruise & stay holiday where you spend time in a resort and on a fabulous gulet cruise.
We know Turkey very well - our Managing Director is himself Turkish. If you are planning to visit Turkey it makes sense to take some expert advice and benefit from our specialist Turkey holiday knowledge in choosing the most interesting sights and planning your route correctly. We can also recommend suitable hotels and design a holiday to Turkey just for you.
Turkey - a land of unique history and heritage
A living museum with over 10,000 years of history, Turkey is vast (three times the size of Great Britain), with a unique cultural heritage. Take a hot-air balloon tour in Cappadocia to view the magical lunar landscape; luxuriate in the waters of the thermal pools at Pamukkale ; walk in the footsteps of St. Paul at Ephesus ; discover the ancient legends of Troy ; pay tribute to the many that lost their lives in Gallipoli and let your head spin whilst watching the whirling Dervishes in Konya.
Cappadocia: Our tailor made Cappadocia holidays take you to a visually stunning region of Turkey; its haunting landscape is best seen from the air. We highly recommend you take a hot-air balloon tour during your tailor-made Cappadocia holiday; it is the most popular way to enjoy the amazing scenery. The area resembles a moonscape with soft volcanic rock which has sculpted caves, clefts and magical 'fairy chimneys'. Talk to us today about your ideas for a tailor made holiday to Cappadocia or take a look at our Cappadocia multi-centre holidays.
Istanbul: With one foot in Europe and the other in Asia, Istanbul is a unique city of contrasts, a unique link between East and West, past and present. Soak up the city's history at the many fascinating sites including Topkapi Palace, the centre of the Ottoman Empire, from where the Sultans ruled their Empire; Sultanahmet Mosque (the Blue Mosque), Hagia Sophia and the incredible Grand Bazaar.
Ephesus: One of the best preserved and most visited ancient Roman cities. It was also here that St Paul preached some of his most famous sermons and where the Virgin Mary spent her final days.
Pamukkale: Literally translated as ‘Cotton Castle’, this unique natural wonder appears from a distance as a shimmering white fairytale castle, or snow-covered mountain. Its limestone-laden thermal spring waters have created a magical landscape of white rocks and thermal pools.
Troy; A World Heritage Site and scene of the famous legend, and surely one of the most famous cities in the world.
Pergamum: Visit the impressive ruins of this ancient city. Its acropolis is set high on a hillside, dominating the surrounding countryside and its Asclepion was once a renowned centre of medicine.
Gallipoli: The battle of Gallipoli was one of the most significant battles during World War I. Visit the profoundly moving site of the battlefields and memorials.
Ankara: The capital of Turkey and home to the fascinating Museum of Anatolian Civilisations and Ataturk’s Mausoleum, the resting place of the founder of the Republic of Turkey and still revered as a great national hero.
Bursa: The first capital of the Ottoman Empire, famous for its tombs and mosques and the fascinating Kozahan, the silk bazaar which was at the heart of the ancient silk trade.
Safranbolu: A wonderfully preserved Ottoman museum town filled with Ottoman houses and artisans working at traditional Turkish crafts.
Konya: Home to the renowned religious of Mevlana, known as the ‘Whirling Dervishes’.
Two Centre Holidays / Multi-centre Holidays / Tailor-Made Holidays
For those who want to make the most of their Turkish holiday, a two or three-centre holiday is the perfect option. Turkey has so much to offer the holiday-maker and is such a diverse destination, boasting an incomparable history, that you may well find that spending all of your time in one place simply isn’t enough.
Diamond Sky’s flexible multi-centre holidays allow you to combine a stay in enchanting Istanbul with a stay in a coastal resort of your choice; or with the unique area of Cappadocia, in Turkey’s fascinating interior. We can even offer a holiday combining a stay in the Turkish resort with a stay on one of the Greek islands. We offer a huge variety of two-centre options as well as three-centre holidays combining Istanbul, Cappadocia and the jewels of Turkey’s Mediterranean coastal resorts. If you can’t find the two or three-centre holiday of your choice, simply fill in the enquiry form and submit it to us, or give our friendly, tailor-made experts a call and we will help you put together the holiday of your choice.
Diamond Sky offers you a range of great opportunities to explore this fascinating country. You can plan your own, unique holiday by picking those places which are of interest and letting us use our local knowledge to create an exclusive tailor-made itinerary just for you. Our sample itineraries give you some inspiration and an idea of the approximate costs involved. Please do bear in mind though that these are only sample itineraries and we are happy to arrange a trip based entirely on your own interests and budget, your final itinerary is limited only by your imagination and designed with our expertise. You may be pleasantly surprised by how cost effective a tailor-made holiday is.