Types of Tours Available in Turkey

  • Historical and Cultural Tours:
    • Istanbul City Tours: Explore the rich history and vibrant culture of Istanbul with visits to landmarks like the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar, showcasing the city’s Byzantine and Ottoman heritage.
    • Ephesus Tours: Discover the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved classical cities in the Mediterranean, including the Library of Celsus, the Great Theatre, and the Temple of Artemis.
  • Adventure and Outdoor Tours:
    • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Rides: Experience the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia from above with hot air balloon rides, offering breathtaking views of fairy chimneys, cave dwellings, and valleys.
    • Trekking in the Kaçkar Mountains: Explore the stunning Kaçkar Mountains in northeastern Turkey, with trekking routes that take you through alpine meadows, glacial lakes, and traditional mountain villages.
  • Marine and Coastal Tours:
    • Turquoise Coast Yacht Cruises: Sail along the Turquoise Coast, also known as the Turkish Riviera, with yacht cruises that stop at beautiful bays, hidden coves, and ancient ruins along the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas.
    • Diving in Kaş: Discover the underwater treasures of the Mediterranean with diving tours in Kaş, known for its clear waters, marine life, and submerged ancient ruins.
  • Cultural and Religious Tours:
    • Konya and Whirling Dervish Tours: Visit the city of Konya, home to the Mevlana Museum and the Whirling Dervishes, offering insights into Sufism and the teachings of Rumi.
    • Mount Nemrut Tours: Explore the archaeological site of Mount Nemrut, famous for its giant stone heads and ancient tomb sanctuary, providing a unique glimpse into the history of the Kingdom of Commagene.
  • Nature and Wildlife Tours:
    • Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tours: Visit the natural thermal terraces of Pamukkale, known for their striking white calcium formations, and the ancient city of Hierapolis, with its well-preserved ruins and hot springs.
    • Bird Watching in Lake Manyas: Explore Lake Manyas (Bird Paradise National Park), a haven for bird watchers, home to over 270 species of birds, including pelicans, herons, and storks.
  • Shopping and Market Tours:
    • Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar Tours: Experience the vibrant markets of Istanbul, including the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, and the Spice Bazaar, offering a sensory delight of spices, sweets, and local products.
    • Handicraft Village Tours: Visit traditional handicraft villages in Anatolia, where you can see artisans at work and shop for handmade carpets, ceramics, and textiles.
  • Gastronomic Tours:
    • Turkish Cuisine Tours: Indulge in Turkish culinary delights on guided food tours, sampling dishes like kebabs, mezes, baklava, and Turkish delight in local restaurants and markets.
    • Wine Tours in Thrace and Cappadocia: Explore Turkey’s wine regions, including Thrace and Cappadocia, with vineyard tours and wine tasting sessions showcasing the country’s winemaking traditions.
  • Eco and Wellness Tours:
    • Thermal Spa Tours in Afyon and Yalova: Relax and rejuvenate at thermal spa resorts in Afyon and Yalova, known for their healing mineral waters and wellness treatments.
    • Eco-Lodge Stays in the Taurus Mountains: Experience sustainable tourism with stays at eco-lodges in the Taurus Mountains, engaging in activities like hiking, organic farming, and cultural exchange with local communities.
  • Festival and Event Tours:
    • Istanbul Biennial and International Film Festival Tours: Attend major cultural events in Istanbul, such as the Istanbul Biennial for contemporary art and the International Film Festival, offering a rich program of exhibitions, screenings, and performances.
    • Hıdrellez Festival Tours: Participate in the Hıdrellez Festival, a traditional celebration of spring held in various regions, featuring folk music, dances, and communal gatherings.
  • River and Canal Tours:
  • Bosphorus Cruises: Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, providing views of the city’s iconic skyline, historic waterfront palaces, and bustling harbor.
  • Dalyan River Tours: Explore the Dalyan River with boat tours that take you through reed-lined channels to the ancient city of Kaunos, the rock-cut Lycian tombs, and the famous Iztuzu Beach, a nesting site for loggerhead turtles.

Day 1-3: Istanbul to Bursa – The Thermal Capital Day 1: Begin your wellness journey in Istanbul with a visit to a traditional Turkish Hamam, such as Çemberlitaş Hamamı, for a relaxing bath and massage. Day 2: Travel to Bursa, famous for its thermal baths. Check into a thermal spa hotel where you can enjoy [...]

Day 1-3: Istanbul – The Heartbeat of Turkish Music Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul and explore its musical diversity by visiting the Istanbul Music Museum. In the evening, attend a live performance at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall or another venue showcasing classical Turkish music or modern genres. Day 2: Explore the historic Galata [...]

Day 1-3: Erzurum – A Winter Sports Haven Day 1: Fly to Erzurum, one of Turkey’s premier destinations for winter sports. Check into a ski resort in Palandöken, known for its excellent skiing conditions. Day 2: Spend the day skiing or snowboarding on Palandöken Mountain. The slopes offer a range of difficulties, catering to both [...]

Day 1-3: Istanbul – The Melting Pot of Tradition and Modernity Day 1: Start in Istanbul, exploring the Grand Bazaar and its myriad of traditional crafts, from jewelry to ceramics and textiles. Visit contemporary design shops in Nişantaşı for a modern contrast. Day 2: Attend a workshop on traditional Turkish arts such as Ebru (marbling), [...]

Day 1-3: Bodrum – The Aegean Gem Day 1: Begin in Bodrum, exploring its castle and the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Enjoy a seaside dinner in the harbor, soaking in the Aegean atmosphere. Day 2: Take a boat tour to discover the beautiful bays around Bodrum. Visit the ancient city of Halicarnassus and the Mausoleum [...]

Day 1-3: Istanbul – The Cultural Capital Day 1: Explore Istanbul’s vibrant art scene by visiting the Istanbul Modern and Pera Museum. In the evening, enjoy a literary tour focusing on works by Orhan Pamuk, especially around the area of Cihangir and Galata. Day 2: Visit the Museum of Innocence, created by Orhan Pamuk, and [...]

Day 1-2: Cappadocia Day 1: Start your adventure in Cappadocia with a hot air balloon ride at sunrise, offering stunning views of the fairy chimneys and unique landscapes. Spend the afternoon hiking through the Love Valley. Day 2: Go mountain biking or horseback riding through the valleys. Visit the underground cities of Derinkuyu or Kaymaklı. [...]

Day 1-2: Istanbul Day 1: Begin your culinary journey in Istanbul with a food tour of the historic Beyoğlu district, tasting street foods like börek, simit, and Turkish delight. Dine at a traditional meyhane (tavern) in the evening. Day 2: Take a cooking class focusing on Ottoman cuisine. Visit the Spice Bazaar to learn about [...]

Day 1-3: Antalya Day 1: Begin your journey in Antalya, exploring its historic Old Town (Kaleiçi) and marina. Enjoy a sunset dinner with views of the Mediterranean. Day 2: Spend a day at the beach, choosing from Konyaaltı or Lara Beach. Consider a visit to the Antalya Museum for insights into the region’s history. Day [...]

Day 1-2: Istanbul to Troy Day 1: After arriving in Istanbul, head to the Archaeology Museums, a treasure trove of ancient artifacts. In the evening, take a leisurely walk around the historic Sultanahmet area. Day 2: Travel to Çanakkale and explore the ancient city of Troy, famous for its Trojan War history. Learn about its [...]

Day 1-2: Istanbul Day 1: Explore the religious diversity in Istanbul, visiting the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the historic synagogues and churches in the Galata area. Day 2: Take a Bosphorus cruise to see the Ottoman palaces and fortresses, and visit the Suleymaniye Mosque, a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture. Day 3-4: Konya and the [...]

Day 1-3: Trabzon and the Sumela Monastery Day 1: Fly to Trabzon and explore the city, including the Hagia Sophia of Trabzon and the Boztepe Park for panoramic city views. Day 2: Visit the breathtaking Sumela Monastery, perched on the cliffs of the Altındere Valley National Park. Enjoy the surrounding nature trails. Day 3: Explore [...]

Day 1-2: Kars and Ani Day 1: Fly to Kars and explore its mixture of Russian and Turkish architecture. Sample local cheeses and honey. Day 2: Visit the ancient city of Ani, a UNESCO World Heritage site near the Armenia border. Explore the ruins of churches, mosques, and caravanserais in this once-thriving Silk Road city. [...]

Day 1-3: Istanbul Day 1: Begin with the architectural wonders of Sultanahmet, including Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Explore the Basilica Cistern and its Byzantine engineering. Day 2: Visit the Suleymaniye Mosque and the Chora Church to admire the blend of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture. End the day with a visit to the Galata [...]

Day 1-2: Bodrum Day 1: Begin in Bodrum, enjoying its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife. Visit the Bodrum Castle and the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Day 2: Take a boat tour to explore the surrounding coves and the beautiful Aegean Sea. Relax at one of the many beach clubs. Day 3-4: Marmaris Day 3: Head [...]

Day 1-3: Istanbul Day 1: Delve into the art scene with a visit to Istanbul’s Museum of Modern Art, followed by a stroll through the bohemian neighborhood of Cihangir, famous for its cafes and galleries. Day 2: Join a culinary tour to taste Istanbul’s diverse cuisine, including street food like simit and döner, and visit [...]

Day 1-2: Antalya Day 1: Arrive in Antalya and relax on the beautiful beaches of Konyaaltı or Lara. Explore the old city (Kaleiçi) with its Roman-era harbor. Day 2: Take a day trip to the Düden Waterfalls or go white-water rafting in the Köprülü Canyon. Day 3-4: Fethiye and Ölüdeniz Day 3: Head to Fethiye. [...]

Day 1-3: Istanbul Day 1: Start in Istanbul, the only city in the world straddling two continents. Explore the Sultanahmet District, home to the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace. Enjoy a Turkish tea in Gülhane Park. Day 2: Visit the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market for some shopping, then take a cruise on [...]