Turkey, which straddles two continents, represents a fusion of influences, all of which are represented in its beautiful architecture and delectable cuisine. Surrounded by a coastline of sun-washed sandy beaches and rugged cliffs; experience Turkey on our exclusive Discover Recover™ holiday and discover the secrets of Istanbul, visit an authentic bath house, be dazzled by the whirling dervishes’ performance, enjoy a traditional Turkish dining experience, explore the walls of Antalya or spend a day rafting. Then recover on one of our wellness holidays where you can harmonise your body’s energy with various spa treatments, daily yoga, exercise classes and activities so you end your trip feeling renewed and restored.
We will tailor-make your Discover Recover™ holiday to suit your exact requirements to make this a memorable trip for you.
10 Day Discover Recover
Choose from a variety of our different excursions and tours to Discover Turkey
► Best of Istanbul guided Tour
Enjoy a mix of history and culture with a tour to some of the most magnificent structures of the Ottoman Empire. You will get a chance to walk around the colourful Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome.
► Two Continents Tour
Experience both Europe and Asia in one day, beginning at the Spice Bazaar, embark on the relaxed Bosphorus cruise, which offers excellent views of traditional Ottoman architecture. After lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant, a trip across to the city’s Asian side promises panoramic views of Istanbul and the Bosphorus.
► Traditional Turkish Dining Experience
Learn from the locals during this unique and authentic experience. A local guide will take you to the traditional local ‘best eats’ to give you a real taste of Turkey. Start at a simit bakery then a kiraathane (coffee shop), then head to an ocakbasi where you will have the chance to cook your own barbeque over a fire and end up at a Meyhane, a traditional Turkish Tavern.
► Whirling Dervishes Traditional Evening Show
Experience the wonders of the sema ritual, a form of Sufi dance where whirling dervishes whirl to reflect universal truths. The evening begins with a classical Turkish music concert and then the ceremony begins under the mystic atmosphere of Hodjapasha. Complimentary beverages and Turkish delight are available before the performance.
► Traditional Hamman experience
Treat yourself to some serious relaxation at an authentic Turkish bath, a steam cleanse for your body that will leave you feeling fresh and incredible clean. Choose from a range of treatments designed to pamper and relax you including traditional body scrubs, skin refining peels and the Elixir of Life, with all the treatments alongside fresh fruit and traditional tea!
► Discover Antalya Tour
See one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Antalya, the Duden, up close and then discover the history of Turkey in Minicity with miniatures of architectural work that take you on a journey from ancient times until today. Explore the charming old-town district of Kaleici and visit the excellent collection of statuary at Antalya Museum, one of the best museums in Turkey.
► Pamukkale Day Tour
Come face to face with one of Mother Nature’s most dramatic creations with this fascinating full day tour to Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Be prepared to take lots of snap photos as you wander about the site’s amazing winter-like geological formations and explore the well-preserved Roman theatre, ancient thermal baths and other ruins in the city of Hierapolis.
Experience something of an adventure playground at the riverside village of Beskonak, famous for its craggy peaks, fragrant pine and cedar forests and impenetrable river canyons. After driving into the mountains and having a short safety brief, you will take a seat with your guide and enjoy a thrilling ride on the waters that rush through the Koprulu canyon.
Recover and rejuvenate after your adventure in Istanbul with a wellness holiday in Bodrum. Unwind with a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments to purify your body and re-energise your mind. Recharge with daily holistic activities including yoga and Pilates, along with various exercise workouts. Depending on your personal goals; choose from a detox retreat with a raw food or alkaline diet to a fitness programme or simply a pampering spa break to relax so you end your trip feeling healthy in mind and body.
For more information, view our wellness holidays in Turkey
3+ nights accommodation at a hotel of your choice in Istanbul or Antalya
7+ nights accommodation on breakfast, half or full-board basis depending on your destination
|Return transfers (included, but optional)|
|Return flights from UK (included, but optional)|
(This is our suggestion but nights and tours are flexible, prices based on a 10 night stay)
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- Location: Turkey
- Flight duration from the UK: 4 hrs
- Splendid sandy beaches and the amazing Aegean coastline
- Home to unparalleled archaeological sites and the birthplace of many civilisations
- Tasty cuisine, a fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes
- Birthplace of the Hammam, a perfect place to relax and restore
- Unique Mediterranean climate with 6 months of summertime in southern areas
Delve into the breath-taking natural beauty, colourful traditions and unique history of this culturally diverse destination. Boasting hot springs, healing muds and therapeutic waters, Turkey is the perfect destination for a healthy and rejuvenating holiday.
Relax whilst gazing out onto the sparkling Aegean Sea and recover with specialised spa treatments like Shiatsu massage, hot stone therapy and the traditional Turkish hammam. Meet your fitness goals with personal training and daily fitness classes and refuel with delicious authentic cuisine.
After a luxury holiday in Turkey, you will feel culturally enriched, re-energised and thoroughly pampered.
Flights from London to Istanbul take approximately 3 hours 50 minutes, and to Antalya they last 4 hours 10 minutes. Upon arrival at the airport, you will take a private transfer to your Discover hotel, approximately 30 minutes away.
An untouched part of a peninsula is home to Kempinski Barbaros Bay which is set on a picturesque land on the shores of Gokova Bay. To get to your recover destination from Antalaya, you can either take a flight via Istanbul which takes between 3-6 hours or get a private transfer which takes 6 hours. From Instanbul you can take a flight to Bodrum, which takes an hour. From the airport we will then arrange a private transfer to the resort, which lasts approximately 50 minutes, allowing you to experience the pristine cliffs and unique towns of this unique destination.
Once you have discovered Turkey, now it’s time to recover on our healthy holidays in Bodrum. Choose from a detox retreat with a raw food or alkaline diet along with daily yoga or Pilates classes, or simply relax on a spa or fitness break so you leave Turkey feeling rejuvenated.