“Incredible trip to the “cradle of civilization.” Fabulous sights, sounds, and smells – very exotic for the western traveler – would highly recommend it!”– S.
“More Greek & Roman sites here than in the home countries! It is a fabulous place!”- DAVE
“What a fascinating place! Stories of the graciousness and helpfulness of the people as well as the great food were not exaggerations.”– STEPHANIE
Turkey is hot!! And we aren’t talking about temperature! It is sizzling – as a new tourist destination. More tourists now visit Turkey than visit Germany. What is it about Turkey that draws tourists from around the world? [Read More]
The tours listed below are just a few samples of the type of cultural journeys you can take in Turkey – but the possibilities are limitless! We can create a tour around your group’s specific passion and ensure it is enriched by all the unique venues Turkey has to offer!
Choir Performance Tour
As a performance tour destination, Turkey is like no other in Europe. Where else can you perform to 1500 people alongside an ecumenical choir made up of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim singers? The venues range from Catholic Churches to modern concert halls to a village square in Cappadocia surrounded by homes carved from rock formations and inhabited since the first Christians arrived from Palestine in the early 1st century. You might perform at the oldest Christian Church in the world near Antakya or be welcomed in a village by Armenian schoolchildren singing traditional songs. Turkish universities are anxious to welcome visiting American university choirs and some organize annual choir festivals in the spring. Wherever you sing, you will feel the warmth and sincerity for which the Turkish people are known.
Heart of Ancient Greek civilization, the land was later an important Roman province. At the Empire’s demise, Istanbul became New Rome and the center of the vast Byzantine Empire for 1,000 years. It remained a world capital as the seat of the Ottoman Empire for the following 350 years. Turkey has more ancient Greek and Roman sites than Greece and Italy. The world-renowned archaeological sites include Troy, Pergamum, Aphrodisias, Aspendos, and Ephesus. Istanbul boasts Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofya, and several mosques designed by the great architect Mimar Sinan under Suleiman the Magnificent. The Archaeological Museum is one of the best in the world. The most impressive Byzantine mosaics in the world are found in the small Chora Church. Turkey is a goldmine for study tours!
Mediterranean Cruise on a Turkish Yacht
The southwest Mediterranean coast, known as the Turquoise Riviera, is replete with secluded coves bathed by the turquoise waters, where time has done little to spoil the crystal clear waters, pine-clad inlets and uncrowded beaches. The quintessential – and most relaxing – way to visit this exquisite area is to charter a private “gulet,” the traditional wooden Turkish yacht. Two to three yachts may be chartered for larger groups! Land excursions will take you to sites along the Lycian Way where you will explore ruins of spectacular ancient cities such as mountaintop Termessos, Olympos and the extraordinarily intact Roman theater of Aspendos. A 4-day cruise is often combined with a land portion to visit another region of Turkey and the theme of the tour can be study, music, or cooking.