Ancient and historic, dynamic and multicultural, Turkey is a unique blend of unspoilt beaches, valleys and mountains, diverse bustling cities and illustrious mosques. Our Turkish escorted tour will introduce you to the incredible sights of Istanbul. Once seat of the Byzantine empire, history seeps out from every corner, be it the grandiose architecture of the Roman Hippodrome, the 17th-century Blue Mosque, the 6th-century Hagia Sophia mosque and Istanbul’s famous Grand Bazaar.

You’re never far from a UNESCO-listed site in Turkey, the most famous probably being the 4,000-year-old archaeological site at Troy, which Homer immortalised in his epic poem, The Iliad. Also on the list are the thermal rockpools of Pamukkale and the spa city of Hierapolis; ancient Ephesus, home to the Temple of Artemis – one of the Seven Wonders of the World; and the historic rural village of Iznik, which is filled with astonishing examples of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture.

Fascinating sites, beautiful scenery and ancient history – a coach holiday in Turkey offers it all.