The Republic of Turkey is where ancient history comes to life. Explore Turkey from her past to her present with Ker & Downey’s Turkey vacation packages. Each itinerary is custom designed to explore every nuance of this nation, where a blending of ancient religions, trade, and political power has shaped many of the worlds’ modern cultures of today.

Luxury travel to Turkey isn’t complete without first exploring Istanbul, the ancient capital of the Ottoman Empire. A city that is determined to protect its ancient past, Istanbul makes for a charming introduction to Turkey with its museums, churches, palaces, mosques, bazaars, and natural beauty. Istanbul is a destination in itself and a city that one might easily explore for days.

Explore Cappadocia and discover the wonders of nature like chimney rocks, formed by volcanic activity, winds, and water and used over the centuries by the first Christians who escaped the violent rule of the Roman Empire. There is no other place like it on Earth, and this geologic wonder will leave you spellbound. Climb aboard a private yacht or “gulet” and discover Turkey by ancient waterways. Snorkel and dive into richly preserved underwater cities, where ancient history stands still. Sail in luxury aboard this exclusive and private vessel and explore historic and beautiful cities such as Bodrum, Cokertme, Mersincik Bay, and Ephesus, said to be the last home of the Virgin Mary, where you will find the Basilica of St. John and the romantic ruins of the Temple of Artemis in Ephesia, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.