Turkey sits at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and is a fascinating blend of cultures. From the bustling city of Istanbul, to the beautiful beaches of the Aegean Sea, incredible ancient buildings and ruins, the unforgettable caves of Goreme, and much more!

Istanbul is well served by airlines from around the world making it the perfect starting or ending place for an exploration of the ancient Silk Road on our trips between Istanbul and Beijing.

Highlights of Turkey


Explore the iconic landmarks of the city, from the majestic Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofia), the intricate Blue Mosque and the Basilica Cisterns to the bustling Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaars. Enjoy a fish sandwich served off a boat on the Bosphorus, or a traditional Turkish meal served in one of the city’s many great restaurants. It’s a city you can come back to time and time again, always offering more to explore.


Goreme, nestled in Turkey’s Cappadocia region, is a haven of ancient wonders and surreal landscapes. From the bizarre-looking fairy chimneys to the ancient cave dwellings and Byzantine-era churches, Goreme is an otherworldly experience. Hot air ballooning above the landscape at dawn is truly unforgettable.


Wander through the well-preserved ruins of this once-thriving Greco-Roman city, where grand theatres, towering columns, and ornate temples offer a glimpse into the past glory of this ancient metropolis.

Journeys Featuring Turkey

A epic 59-day guided adventure from Istanbul to Beijing via Turkey, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Gallery: Turkey

Travel Journal: Turkey


Exploring Cappadocia

The region of Cappadocia (including the town of Goreme) is nestled in the heart of Turkey. Its unique combination of history and otherworldly landscapes means

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Beijing to Istanbul 2013

Turkish reflections

Group travels through Turkey including hot air ballooning and quad biking in Goreme, and visiting the magnificent Sumela Monastery.

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