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Where the Bosphorus joins Asia and Europe on the Black Sea.


Magical landscapes stun while former empires echo in art and architecture.

Türkiye boasts one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a central plateau surrounded by mountains, and its highest peak is Mount Ararat, in the Eastern Anatolia Region. Ararat a snow-capped and dormant volcano believed to be the final resting place of the biblical Noah’s Ark.

Ankara is the capital of Türkiye and its second largest city. Its history dates back as far as the Hattic civilization of the Bronze Age more than three thousand years ago. Since the establishment of its independence beginning in 1922, Ankara has grown into an international and modern city with the vastness of its history and ancient sites never far away, or far from mind. 

Ataturk Mausoleum, also known as Antikabir (memorial tomb), is a symbol of reverence and national identity. It is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, completed in 1953, fifteen years after his death. Turks have great respect for Ataturk for his role in transforming Turkey from an Ottoman Empire into a modern, secular, and democratic nation. Millions visit every year to witness the collection of memorabilia and artifacts of the founder of modern Türkiye.

A popular cruise on the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul takes you along its narrow waters that act as a continental boundary dividing the city into its European and Asian sides. The thirty-two kilometre cruise brings you past landmarks like the Bosphorus Bridge, the Rumeli Fortress, and Beylerbeyi Palace, the oldest military school in Türkiye. Take the cruise at night to see Istanbul in all its glittering glory. 

In east central Türkiye lies Cappadocia, a magical landscape with homes built into rocks and caves, and formations known as fairy chimneys. These are pointed Earth-pillars that scatter the landscape. The area is a wonder of nature with underground refuges once used by Christians fleeing Roman soldiers. Stay in a cave hotel hewn out of rock, or try an early morning hot-air balloon trip to see the sunrise over this spectacular landscape.

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Where Whirling Dervishes dance and spin to meet God.

Transcontinental Türkiye, straddling both Asia and Europe, offers a glimpse into its ancient past with ruins in Ephesus, Troy, and Gobekli Tepe—the site of some of the oldest farming communities to ever exist. Head to one of many markets and continue your trip into the past—bargain and haggle politely, and come out with olive soap, Turkish delight, spices, gold and silver jewelry, or a handmade Turkish carpet for your foyer back home.

The Culture

Today Istanbul is the cultural centre of Turkiye and stands as a fashionable, stunning, historical city. With a distinct ambience and abundance of architectural wonders, you’ll find art galleries, museums, boulevards for strolling or shopping, and many options for great restaurants, cafes, and bars.

Topkapi Palace is a good place to start to discover aspects of the Ottoman legacy. Once the primary main residence of Ottoman sultans from the 15th - 19th centuries, there is lots to see here. As sultans passed through its walls over several centuries, each built onto and expanded the palace – the result is a palace that truly reflects the cultural and artistic achievements of the Empire over its time in power.

Half a day here wouldn’t be wasted. The rectangular complex, with multiple spires, has four main courtyards and several smaller buildings. The Harem were the private quarters where the sultan’s family, concubines, and eunuch’s lived and vied for influence and power. The Ottomans did not skip out on decor – the palace is filled with opulent pavilions and a treasury filled with jewels, marble hallways, lavish Ottoman sofas and fireplaces, and intricately tiled rooms.

The famous Blue Mosque, and the Hagia Sofia sit next to each other in the Sultanahmet district of Istanbul.

The Blue Mosque, officially known as Sultan Ahmed Mosque, was built in the early 17th century. The enormous and imposing mosque is recognizable for its six minarets and beautiful blue tiles. It features a large central dome, with several smaller and half-domes, intricate tilework, calligraphy, and stained glass. The structure remains an active Mosque and place of worship for Muslims.

Hagia Sofia is an older structure first built as a cathedral by the Roman Emperor Constantius II in 360 AD. This structure also features a massive dome and has been both a Catholic cathedral and a mosque over its existence  – during the time of the Ottomans it was a mosque for 500 years but was turned into a museum in 1935 to promote secularization. In July 2020 the Turkish government turned it back into a mosque, sparking debate.

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