Istanbul is truly a world city, a city which everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. It is an enchanting blend of Eastern and Western culture, a vibrant, modern city, with a unique identity. Its rich past coexists alongside its youthful exuberance. Although no longer the capital of Turkey, Istanbul still remains the country's cultural and business centre.
It is a city of contrasts, bustling with the cacophony of 21st century life, and is yet achingly beautiful. It is set in a stunning location, surrounded by water, which is the narrow strait of the Bosphorus and the serene sea of Marmara separating Europe from Asia. Istanbul has a foot in each, celebrating the best of both heritages. As Byzantium, Constantinople and finally, Istanbul, it has been the capital of three Empires, each leaving their mark in the form of stunning palaces, castles, mosques, churches and monuments. The legacy of its chequered past can be seen on every turn of the modern city.
…the first capital of the Ottoman Empire
Standing alongside Turkey’s “Great Mountain” (Mount Uludag), the city of Bursa may offer a rather modern appearance, but it was actually the 14th – century capital of the historic Ottoman Empire. Therefore, for many locals, Bursa really does serve as the origin of Turkish culture and remains a city with an extremely important past, which dates back more than 2.200 years. Bursa is very rich in religious monuments, mosques and a centre for silk trade. To make a day off, it is possible to visit Mount Uludag by cable cars, which is a ski resort as well as a national park. Something you will also enjoy in Bursa is the warm mineral-rich springs; indeed most of the hotels in this province have thermal bath facilities. The worldly –known Turkish Baths (Hamam) are great places that should be visited in Bursa.
Cappadocia is a masterpiece of the nature with its interesting landscape. Nature, time and people create the features of this interesting region. Cave churches (oldest ones date back to late 3rd or early 4th centuries, with colorful frescoes), underground cities, valleys, fairy chimneys have an effect on daily life.
Cave-hotels are one of the best examples of it. Especially, the first luxury unique cave hotel, Museum Hotel, which is the sister company of Travel Club, will make a great difference in your holiday with unforgettable moments…
Cappadocia is the new destination of tourism. It provides different things than the guests used to have in different parts of the world. Different history, landscape and art concept are just remarkable. Travel Club is originally from Cappadocia and we will be more than glad to host you in our land. The best hotel suggestions with different facilities and special tour programs created by Travel Club will be at your service.
ANTALYA & MEDITERRANEAN
A blessed city with turquoise colored coasts which has an hypnotic power.. Visitors forget all the daily rush and get rid of the city life stress. For that reason, even it has great antique ruins as well, Antalya is mainly the favourite resort area in Turkey with many luxury resort hotels. City history in fact dates back to 20th century BC. All districts of the city have different taste and facilities. Travel Club suggests to travel the city between May to October. With our private programs, you may pass a relaxing holiday season also combining with one or two daily excursions around the old city.
BLACK SEA REGION
The region is a real heaven for nature lovers and botanists with its oceanic climate and full of green areas, forests, rivers and waterfalls. It’s also the only one of the seven regions of Turkey in which more people live in rural rather than urban areas.
Agriculture is the primary way of living. Tea and hazelnut are the main products identified with the region. Tranquility, refreshment, anti-aging are the keywords of this amazing region with fresh climate, organic products and mountain smell.
It’s difficult to meet a high luxury hotels as in other regions of Turkey because of the structure of the region; but instead nice boutique hotel complexes with great scenery the region offers you. We guarantee that you will see the best open countryside you have ever seen. Summer is the best time to visit the legendary greens and summer camping grounds of Black sea.
“Oriental” will be your first thought when you see the buildings and the historical places. Even though the vibrant atmosphere, this section will give a great mysterious feeling to you. These lands were called as “garden of Aden” and you must have more than four gigabyte memory.
A remote but impressive part of Turkey. Churches, mosques and madrasahs of the cities are monumental because of their well developed stonework. All of them have a great architecture and story behind them. Soil seems to be dry but will flourish in autumn. Spring and summer are the best times to see these precious items.