If you start with bazaars and the Ottomans, you haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of fascinating Turkey. Of course, we’re hitting up Istanbul, the Acropolis of Pergamon and the city of Troy for some horsing around. Walking through ancient ruins, salt lakes and underground cities is gonna work up your appetite, but this country has got you covered. From Turkish delight and coffee to mouth-watering mezze recipes, Turkey’s foodie scene is second to none.
Want to test out your sea legs? We’ve got a ship ready to set sail. Swim, scuba and paraglide along the sundrenched coastline on an epic Topdeck Turkey sailing trip.
You’ll need your shades for more than just looking cool in this bright, white wonderland. Get your shot list ready because this is the ultimate blank canvas. Making salt angels... check. Turkey’s famous Salt Lake is not to be missed!
Ottoman architecture doesn’t get any more impressive than this! Step inside the shining icon of Istanbul to discover why it was named the Blue Mosque in the 17th century (hint: it has something to do with its 260 stained glass windows and 20,000 blue tiles). With awe-inspiring views of its six minarets, domes and courtyard, your visit to this sacred mosque will be unforgettable.
When you’re in the heart of an empire that spanned most of the Mediterranean, your hit list of must-see-sights is gonna blow out a bit. First stop in Turkey? An Istanbul city tour! Keep the fuel tanks filled with coffee and gözleme (Turkish flatbread) while your guide gets you up to speed on the Ottoman empire. Don’t miss the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern!