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For anyone wishing to explore the wonders of human history and culture, Europe has so much to offer, and Turkey vacation packages are a great option. Although many North American tourists tend to experience sun destination travel to the Caribbean as an introduction to travel and tourism, seasoned and adventurous travellers of all ages make travel to Europe a top priority in order to experience first hand the roots of western culture and civilization. Vacation packages in Turkey are truly unique – perfect for the adventurous tourist in search of something a little different. European and Asian history and cultural influence becomes apparent on a Turkey package vacation, where sights, sounds, and tastes are something special. In addition to the region's rich history, the local people are friendly, and the food is great, making a Turkey package holiday a well-rounded vacation experience not to be missed.
The official currency of Turkey is the Euro, and shoppers may be tempted to part with a few as they shop for great works of art, silk rugs, gold jewellery, shoes, purses, and more. For those wishing to round out a Turkey vacation package with a bit of beach time, Bodrum is a gorgeous town that offers a good, wide beach that is well-appreciated by both locals and tourists. For those who wish to explore more than one location – experience the rich culture and history of Istanbul while still taking in the coast, for example – Turkey vacation packages are available in many configurations to suit the most adventurous needs. For those in search of a memorable honeymoon experience, package vacations in Turkey are also a great option.
Highlights of a Turkey Vacation Package
Turkey vacation packages have so much to offer for explorers of all ages. Having a foot in both Europe and Asia, in Turkey, there are numerous points of interest, cultural sites and ancient wonders waiting to be discovered. Turkey's largest city, Istanbul, is home to many great cultural and historical sites that must be experienced as part of any Turkey vacation package. Home to Ottoman Sultans through centuries of Ottoman rule, Topkapi Palace is a wonderful structure, appreciated for its historical significance as much as its riches. Hagia Sophia, another significant point of interest in Istanbul, is both a former mosque and a former church that draws many tourists. Blue Mosque, adorned with beautiful blue tiles, is a wonderful monument to Ottoman religious expression. And how better to see the beauty of the Istanbul cityscape than from the water, cruising on the Bosphorus.
Istanbul is definitely a required stop on any Turkey vacation package holiday, but Turkey has much more to offer. Cappadocia, a region in central Turkey, offers even more natural, historical and cultural wonders. The Underground City offers a view of truly amazing construction that penetrates deep within rock to form dwellings for various peoples throughout history. Also carved of rock, the Open Air Museum provides tourists with the opportunity to explore a monastic complex of several Orthodox churches. The Fairy Chimneys, natural rock formations, are also a wonderful sight. Kusadasi, situated along Turkey's Aegean coast, is one of the great cities of the Greeks, and a sacred Christian site worth exploring. Also, Turkey's main seaside resort town, Antalya, is well-known for its natural beauty, historical points of interest, and great hotels that enhance many Turkey vacation packages. Konya, the former capital of the Seljuk Empire, is home of the Whirling Dervish (Mevlevi) Order, well-known for their practice of whirling as a form of praise to God. Turkey vacation packages are loaded with opportunities to explore great history and Turkish culture. Speak with one of our tripcentral agents to find the vacation package that suits your needs.