Experience a wonderland of unbelievably varied landscapes with a manifold of activities to match in a luxury family holiday to Turkey.

This remarkably diverse destination of dreamy coastal scenes, golden shorelines, embraced by glittering waters and mountainous landscapes, swathed in stretches of olive groves, further embellished with ancient ruins, has more than enough to appease and entice a family, irrespective of wide-ranging ages and interests.

From the get-go, Turkey’s tremendously welcoming and hospitable locals will set the tone for the rest of an extraordinary stay – where every day is an entirely incomparable adventure, distinguished by experiences so spectacular that they’ll be treasured for the rest of your lives. This mixed with the country’s ideally predictable weather and an unshakeable air of enchantment, that will follow you throughout your travels, serve as the perfect recipe for a family holiday – one which will truly transcend your expectations.

Istanbul, a cultural crossroads of historical magnitude, is best explored from the breezy waters of the Bosphorus, particularly for little explorers, with less leg power. Although not necessarily appealing to all ages, the city’s prominent sights, such as the majestic Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace are definite must-sees, and it’s hard not to be in awe of their architectural beauty. The lively bazaars, brimming with trinkets and Turkish delicacies are excellent for entertainment and refuelling the team’s energy.

Far from city life, and sure to awe even the tetchiest members of the group, Cappadocia, with its epic rock formations, soaring into the sky dappled with hot air balloons, is an absolute for families. Picturesque hiking trails for every level, underground tunnels leading to abandoned cities and enigmatic open-air museums are just some of the potential activities, and of course, an early morning hot air balloon ride is a classic Cappadocia excursion.

Turkey’s coastline offers a refreshing retreat post-inland exploring, but not before visiting the ancient city of Ephesus, with its striking Library of Celsus and The Great Theatre, structures which will intrigue curious travellers of all ages. More mature members can then put their feet up and fully recline on the sublime beaches of Bodrum, overlooking the Aegean Sea. The enthusiastic can fill their time with ticking off the assortment of water sports and seek out hidden coves in a gulet, a traditional wooden sailing boat.

Our expert travel designers can assist you in creating a customised itinerary, which will delight every member of your family. We know the most suitable hotels, locations and activities for families, and based on your preferences and temperaments, we can promise that your journey will rival anything that you’ve ever experienced before.

Need to Know

  • is the local time
  • New Turkish Lira is the local currency
  • Ankara is the capital city
  • Döner is Turkey's national dish
  • Istanbul is the country's largest city

When to go

Turkey is a great destination year-round for families, even in winter, there are rewarding destinations to visit, such as Cappadocia with its beautiful snow-covered landscapes. The heat can become stifling during July and August, especially in Istanbul and inland. In some coastal areas, such as Bodrum, the low season sees much of the tourism infrastructure close, meaning that April - October tends to cover the most rewarding period for the ultimate family holiday to Turkey.