When you chart your vacation with IBMT Tours for one of their amazing tours to Turkey, you should know that you are at the intersection of Europe and Asia. Tours to Turkey will encompass a great deal of old world history that will educate and entertain the most experienced world traveler. Turkey is unique, it sits at the intersection of many cultures that have left an imprint on the country – from the Greeks, the Persians, the Romans, the Byzantines, and the Ottomans – have all left their indelible mark on the country. With the deep historical ties too much of the ancient world, Turkey is a must-visit destination for the historian in you. When visiting the country, Turkey tours can be a thrill of a lifetime. One thing that all visitors should know when taking one of the many tours of Turkey offered by IBMT is that the country contains not one but two of the Seven Wonders of the World. Complementing Sophia and Hagia and the Temple of Artemis is the designation that Turkey is one of the most beautiful destinations in the Middle East and that doesn't come by accident. Picturesque, the panorama that provides the vistas you can visit in Turkey makes it the most Instagrammed countries in the entire world for its rich scenery and cultural accommodations. Ancient ruins abound in Turkey from early Roman and Persian settlements to the oldest known settlement in the world in the Catalhoyuk region. Grand designs speak to the power and culture of the country from ancient times and the structures that were built during the heyday of Constantinople have endured and are a spectacle for the eye to behold. Turkey isn’t just a destination; no it is more of a trip back in time that connects the traveler with ancient culture and lifestyle in the 21st-century backdrop of luxury and recreation.
Tours of Turkey can provide a visitor with many options, so much so that you won't fit everything in that you wanted to see and will be left wanting more from the country that will steal your heart. With so much to see and do, IBMT Tours has taken the guesswork out of your vacation of a lifetime and set up tours to help travelers the best of the country in what time they have available.
• When you touch down in Turkey, know that Istanbul will be a logical destination that will be at the top of the list for travelers. The Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, and Topkapi Palace will be must-see, old city staples that date back well over 1000 years. The mosque is well known for the blue tiles that adorn the centre of worship, the Hippodrome is the Turkish version of the Roman Coliseum, where sports and politics intersected, and the palace was home to the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire. Last, but by no means least is the Grand Bazaar, the biggest covered market in the world, with over 4000 vendors selling everything under the sun and then some.
• Next stop in the tours of Turkey is Ankara, the capital of the country and its the second largest city with over four million people calling it home. While the city dates back to the time of Alexander the Great and the Roman Empire is a contemporary, the cosmopolitan city that has lots of activities to occupy the short time you will spend there. In Ankara, two featured destinations to see are the Hittite Museum and the Mausoleum of Ataturk. There are many ancient artifacts on display at the museum and for a history buff, it is the only place to go. If you aren’t a history buff but enjoy sculpture, and art, you will find it a place that is appealing to the eye. The mausoleum is a tribute to the first president of the Turkish Republic and sits high atop a hill just west of Ankara looming like the jewel it is over the city.
• Using the town of Izmir as home base, you can travel short distances to the ruins of the Necropolis Graveyard, the Roman Baths, the Basilica and the calcium cliffs that are unique to the area. A trip the area wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary or a stop at the former Roman capital of Asia Minor, Ephesus. The Temple of Hadrian, the ruins of Odeon, the Hercules gate, and Agora await the traveler and they are steeped in the history of the country that shows off the pristine beauty and imagination of the architects who designed these splendid monuments.
When booking your amazing tours of Portugal, you will be pleasantly surprised by the number of activities that the country holds out for you. More than 600 miles of coastline provides a backdrop for vacationers who seek sun and fun at the beach. Home to some of the best vines that have ever been distilled, Portugal is rich in culture and history and was a seafaring nation that explored many far-flung regions and the evidence is on display in the many museums that you can visit while seeing the country. A vibrant Jewish culture still flourishes in Portugal and you can the see the remnants of the old Jewish Quarter while taking in the sites like San Francisco Church and the Roman Temple of Evora that dates back to the first century. The highlights of amazing tours of Portugal are too numerous to mention, but when you contact our team of travel advisors at IBMT Tours we can help you set your itinerary. To get the advice you need when you want a tour of Turkey or Portugal, that comes with over 30 years experiences in the travel industry, contact us at IBMT Tours at 1.877.977.4268.
We recently returned from a IBMT Tour for our son’s Bar Mitzvah and we all agree that it was the best vacation that we have taken to date. The tour was well organized and the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable. The events that they include in the tour include everything “must see” in Israel and activities that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between. The tour allows for activities for all ages and accommodates anyone who wants to do more or less than they have planned. It is ...
To Ornan and IBMT Tours staff,
We just got back from tour with IBMT for our Bat Mitzvah Tour in Israel.
We are so glad we have chosen the right company for our tour as I can’t express my words of how wonderful this tour company was, starting before we left, the personal service they showed here back home and later the service in Israel with our great tour guide Natalie who was so informative on every place we went and what we saw. It was so wonderful to listen to a ...
The visit to Israel was better than advertised. All of us had an awesome and inspiring vacation or as I call it, an education. Danny is one of the nicest and smartest men I have had the pleasure of meeting. He made the trip so special and I cannot imagine any other person showing us Israel but Danny.
Hotels were great but for Eilat, but no big deal. Food in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv restaurants were delicious. Sheila in Tel Aviv was extraordinary. Dinners at hotels just “so so”. Loved Mitzpe ...
Thank you very much for the IBMT Bat Mitzvah tour we just completed. We had a fabulous time & there were lots of special little parts from the tour that contributed to that. The different experiences for dinner were very special, and I liked the variety of different types of sites/attractions. Our tour guide Natalie was excellent, and I heard good things from the other group about their guide Liat.
9 Days Holyland Tour
Sara / Ornan,
I had a fabulous time on this tour and highly recommend it to anyone interested. We had an especially knowledgeable guide with us Doron Hoffman who as a history major added so much more information and had a great demeanor. I was part of an international group and made some new friends.
"Opting to celebrate our son's bar mitzvah this summer with IBMT is one of the best decisions we've ever made. The itinerary took us to places around the country that I've never experienced on previous trips to Israel. Experiencing our son's bar mitzvah atop Masada as opposed to a more rushed, crowded experience at the wall truly sets IBMT apart from other tour companies. The professionalism of the IBMT staff both in North America and Israel was superb...everything was incredibly well organized and we were heartened ...
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