A stunning and romantic honeymoon destination, boasting countless characteristics such as rich history and culture, delicious cuisine and breathtaking natural beauty, Turkey presents a unique and diverse melting pot of identities, ensuring that any honeymoon spent here will be both adventurous and memorable. Starting in Istanbul, Turkey’s most populous city, this vibrant, colourful and culture-rich city has a history dating back to the ancient Roman colony of Byzantium, and its atmospheric streets, wonderful food and exciting nightlife will have you instantly captivated.
- Roam the Sultanahmet district to discover the historical side of Istanbul, home to landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
- Take a romantic cruise along the waters of the Bosphorus, passing iconic landmarks of Istanbul as you go.
- Wander Istanbul’s famous Grand Bazaar, picking up a gift or two for your loved one.
- Explore Turkey’s dining scene, from kebabs and meze to kofte and fresh seafood.
- Be charmed by the effortlessly romantic and attractive streets of charming Alacati.
- Take an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the unique and striking landscapes of Cappadocia, perhaps with a glass of champagne in hand?
- Treat yourself to some relaxation with a dose of sun, sand, and sea around the Bodrum Peninsula’s rewarding coastline.
While Istanbul is likely to serve as a fascinating point of entry for those heading to Turkey on their honeymoon, beyond this majestic city, you’ll discover plenty more romantic destinations, from those with a pristine coastline and mountainous landscapes to those blessed by ancient ruins and heritage towns. Whether you opt to relax along the Turkish Riviera’s range of beaches and bays, float above the cone-shaped rock formations of Cappadocia in a hot air balloon, or explore ancient and authentic Turkey with a visit to the ruins of Ephesus or the charming streets of Alacati, Turkey will ensure you’re kept spellbound throughout your honeymoon.
We can arrange private tours with expert local guides to help you fully experience all of the wonders this fascinating country has to offer. Speak to one of our expert Travel Designers about your interests and let us create your perfect luxury trip.
Need to Know
When to go
Turkey is a great destination year-round for a honeymoon, 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, low season sees much of the tourism infrastructure close, meaning that April - October tends to cover the most rewarding period for honeymoons to Turkey.