Beat the crowds and visit Turkey in tranquility... No one likes to travel to amazing, awe-inspiring places and swim through seas of oblivious tourists who are taking a million selfies. Our trip has been carefully planned to beat the crowds so that you can actually see and enjoy the bucket list sites in Turkey as well as some unique, off-the-beaten-path things:
• Queen Cleopatra’s ancient pools: Swim underneath the famous Roman temple’s ruins in these warm pools steeped in history just a few hours before closing to avoid crowds and have the place to ourselves!
• Private Bosphorus River cruise: Sail on your own private yacht and explore lesser-known, intimate estates along the riverfront.
• Pamukkale (Cotton Castle): Stay the night for a splendid sunset visit and avoid the hordes of day-trippers.
Welcome to Turkey! Settle into your hotel in Istanbul followed by some free time to walk around and take in the sights, sounds and smells of the former capital of the Ottoman Empire at your leisure. The Old City is chalked full of wondrous Byzantine and Ottoman churches and palaces that will transport you back in time. We suggest dropping by one of the many bazaars and getting lost in the labyrinth of stalls selling spices, fresh produce and homemade Turkish pastries. To fight off jet lag, go for a cup of Turkey’s famous coffee that’ll put an extra pep in your step!