Turkey, or the Republic of Türkiye, is where ancient history comes to life. As such, Ker & Downey’s Turkey vacation packages allow discerning travelers to experience the best of Turkey luxury travel. Each of Ker & Downey’s custom itineraries to Turkey explores every nuance of this nation. Discover how the country’s blend 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 a stop in Istanbul, the ancient capital of the Ottoman Empire. A city determined to protect its ancient past, Istanbul makes for a charming introduction to Turkey. Indeed, one could spend days within its museums, churches, palaces, mosques, bazaars, and natural beauty. Istanbul is a destination in itself.
Of course, Cappadocia is also a natural inclusion on any Turkey luxury travel itinerary. In this stunning region, travelers can discover the wonders of nature. Chimney rocks formed by volcanic activity, winds, and water were 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.
Another key region in Turkey is the Aegean coast. Climb aboard a private yacht or “gulet” and discover the coast’s ancient waterways for Turkey luxury travel at its finest. Snorkel and dive into richly preserved underwater cities, where ancient history stands still. Sail in luxury aboard an 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. Here 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.