Turkey Tours & Itineraries

Explore 63 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Turkey.

Don't stress over planning your trip to Turkey because we've got you covered with our carefully planned itineraries that cater to various interests. If you'd enjoy a 5-day deep dive into İstanbul's Byzantine and Ottoman heritage, choose a trip similar to this explore İstanbul itinerary, where you can see architectural wonders like Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque and enjoy a scenic cruise along the Bosphorus. For those with nine days who want to experience the landscapes of Cappadocia from above in a hot-air balloon and unwind by the mineral-rich waters of Pamukkale, consider something similar to this classic Turkey itinerary from İstanbul to Pamukkale, including a stop at the ancient city of Ephesus. If you want a 14-day journey that combines city sights with coastal relaxation, opt for a trip like this İstanbul to Antalya itinerary, where you'll visit historic battlefields, ancient ruins, and the Turquoise Coast.

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Sail over Cappadocia in a hot-air balloon ride
Map of Explore İstanbul & Cappadocia - 6 Days
Explore İstanbul & Cappadocia - 6 Days

In under a week, you can discover two of Turkey's most popular destinations—the bustling capital of Istanbul and the lunar-like valleys of Cappadocia. Explore the capital's Ottoman and Byzantine sites with guided walking tours, a trip to the Grand Bazaar, and a boat cruise along the Bosporus Strait. Then, fly to Cappadocia to admire its stunning valleys with a hot-air balloon ride over the "fairy chimneys" and visit to the UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum and the underground city of Kaymaklı.

İstanbul's Ortaköy Mosque and Bosphorus Bridge
Map of Highlights of Turkey - 10 Days
Highlights of Turkey - 10 Days

Over 10 packed days, you'll experience the highlights of Turkey, from the Ottoman and Byzantine monuments in Istanbul to the lunar valleys of Cappadocia. It's an itinerary that includes adventurous hot-air balloon rides and explorations of ancient city ruins. Plus, you'll have time to relax in a natural spa between the fun city tours and outdoor excursions.

Famous Hot Air Balloons in Cappadocia
Explore Classic Turkey From Istanbul to Pamukkale - 9 Days

This 9-day tour will explore the diverse regions of Turkey, starting with a guided tour and a boat cruise in the vibrant city of Istanbul, discovering the famous Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman sites. Next head to the lunar-like terrain of Cappadocia where you can take a hot air balloon ride over the stunning valleys, visit a historical caravanserai, and explore the underground city of Kaymakli. After discovering Izmir and the ancient city of Ephesus, end your trip at a spa hotel near the famous white travertine terraces of Pamukkale.

Adorned Fishing Boats in Istanbul
Explore the Sites of Istanbul - 5 Days

Channeling the words of Napoleon, "If the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital", this tour explores the Ottoman and Byzantine sites of the city, including the Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque, and Basilica Cistern. View these grandiose structures by boat by cruising along the Bosphorus Strait and the Sea of Marmara, stopping on the island of Buyukada for a peek into the posh life of the 19th century. Peruse the Spice Market, explore the hip neighborhood of Beyoğlu, and climb the Galata Tower for amazing views of the city.

Hikers on the Lycian Way
Map of Hiking the Lycian Way in Turkey: Kas, Adrasan & Antalya - 9 Days
Hiking the Lycian Way in Turkey: Kas, Adrasan & Antalya - 9 Days

On this 9-day tour, you'll hike the famous Lycian Way, an ancient trade along Turkey's Mediterranean coast. You will be completing the trail from west to east, beginning in Kas, continuing to through Adrasan, and finally ending in Antalya. On the way, you will pass through ancient Lycian cities like Phellos,  Aperlai, Phaselis, and Cirali. You will also tour remote Mediterranean villages by boat, visit sites featured in Greek mythology, and enjoy some of southern Turkey's most beautiful scenery.

Ruins of the ancient city of Perge
Map of Historic Turkey: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya - 9 Days
Historic Turkey: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya - 9 Days

Embark on a trip through Turkey's history and discover why this country was one of the most important forces of the ancient world. Begin in Istanbul, a melting pot of east and west which straddles the European and Asian continental border, and end in Antalya, home of some of the world's best-preserved ancient sites. Along the way, you'll visit the otherworldly landscape of Cappadocia, cruise down the Bosphorus River, and visit the tomb of famed Sufi mystic and poet Rumi.

The Library of Celsus in Ephesus
Map of Wonders of Turkey: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus - 9 Days
Wonders of Turkey: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus - 9 Days

On this nine-day tour you'll experience some of Turkey's greatest natural and cultural attractions. Starting in the atmospheric capital, Istanbul, you'll have plenty of time to explore the mosques, palaces, bazaars, and ancient ruins of this cultural crossroads. Continue to the Cappadocia region, which has to be seen to be believed. Take an optional hot air balloon tour, if you wish. End in the Ephesus area, where you can see some of Turkey's finest ancient ruins.

Mediterranean beaches near Kaş
Turkey Adventure: Cappadocia, Antalya, Kaş & Istanbul - 10 Days

Experience Turkey from east to west on this adventurous 10-day itinerary. Starting among the lunar landscapes of Cappadocia, you'll hike through rugged valleys and see the famous "fairy chimneys" by hot air balloon. Then it's on to the glittering Mediterranean coast to explore sandy beaches, ancient ruins, and coastal waterfalls. Your trip ends where Europe meets Asia in the vibrant capital of Istanbul, touring highlights like Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar.

Sunrise over the lunar landscapes of Cappadocia
Cappadocia & Southeastern Turkey - 8 Days

Ancient culture and spectacular scenery are the highlights of this 8-day journey through southeastern and central Turkey. Marvel at the mosaics of Gaziantep, explore the sunken city of Halfeti by boat, and see the archaeological wonders of Sanlıurfa. After a visit to the UNESCO-listed Mount Nemrut, you'll set out across the rugged landscapes of Anatolia to reach the famous, fairytale landscapes of Cappadocia—where you'll tour underground cities and take to the skies in a hot air balloon.

Discover Turkey's Cappadocia
Map of Highlights of Turkey - 14 Days
Highlights of Turkey - 14 Days

See the best of Turkey over two event-filled weeks in which you'll experience the defining characteristics of this bridge between Europe and Asia. It begins with excursions to the mystical valleys and "fairy chimneys" of Cappadocia before turning into a road trip along the gorgeous Mediterranean coast. After bathing in the thermal pools at Pamukkale, you'll finish the trip in Istanbul for a deep dive into a great global metropolis known for its rich culture and long historical legacy.

See Cappadocia from another vantage point, your personal hot air balloon!
Map of Highlights of Cappadocia - 5 Days
Highlights of Cappadocia - 5 Days

See a different side of Turkey on a 5-day visit to Cappadocia, one of the most incredible regions in the country. Located in the plains of Central Anatolia, it's known for beautiful valleys dotted with unique rock formations and cave dwellings. You'll see it all on valley hikes, tours of ancient underground cities, and even a hot-air balloon ride where you can marvel at the entire region stretched out below you.

Temple of Trajan in Pergamon
Map of Ancient Greek & Christian Sites in Turkey - 5 Days
Ancient Greek & Christian Sites in Turkey - 5 Days

History buffs can revel in ancient Greek, Roman, and Christian archeological sites on this 5-day tour through western Turkey. Begin with a relaxing dip in natural hot springs in the Roman baths at Pammukale, then take a road trip to see the locations of the seven churches of the Revelation. Other highlights include walking tours of ancient cities like Pergamon and Ephesus, plus a relaxing night in the Ottoman village of Şirince.

Balloons in flight over Cappadocia
Turkey Family Adventure: Cappadocia & Lycian Way Hiking - 9 Days

Perfect for active families of all ages, this adventurous 9-day itinerary highlights some of Turkey's most stunning natural scenery. Beginning among the famous "fairy chimneys" of Cappadocia, you'll explore the valley with easy hikes and bike rides, discovering ancient fortresses and underground cities. After an unforgettable hot air balloon ride, it's time to transfer west to the Mediterranean coast, where you'll trek some inviting portions of the famous Lycian Way against a backdrop of fragrant pine forests, rugged coastline, and mythical mountains.

Ephesus
Map of Explore Historic Turkey: From Istanbul to Antalya - 14 Days
Explore Historic Turkey: From Istanbul to Antalya - 14 Days

This unforgettable two-week holiday combines the best activities in Turkey with tours of its most incredible historical landmarks. You'll travel to many of the country's regions on this adventure, from World War I battlefields of Gallipoli to the Turquoise Coast of the Mediterranean and finally to the historic city of Istanbul. Along the way, you'll stop at some of the world's most impressive ruins, which run the gamut from ancient Greece, Rome, the Byzantine era, and more.

Turkey's otherworldly Cappadocia landscape
Map of Highlights of Turkey - 5 Days
Highlights of Turkey - 5 Days

Even in as few as five days, you can see two highlights of Turkey in two distinct regions. First, you'll tour the historic streets of Istanbul, visiting Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks and browsing massive covered markets. Then it's off to central Turkey and the lunar valleys of Cappadocia, where you'll walk in underground cities and fly high over the plateaus in a hot-air balloon.

A peek inside the Blue Mosque, İstanbul
Map of Turkey at a Glance: Istanbul, Cappadocia & Şirince - 7 Days
Turkey at a Glance: Istanbul, Cappadocia & Şirince - 7 Days

Hit the highlights of Turkey's diverse landscapes on this well-rounded, weeklong itinerary. Start in the center of it all in Istanbul to see the famous Blue Mosque and cruise down the Bosphorous Strait, then move to the plains of central Anatolia and witness Cappadocia's stunning rock formations from high above in a hot air balloon. After, fly to the Aegean coast to explore Sirince and the archeological sites of Ephesus, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Camlihemsin's tea plantations under a dramatic sky
Map of Discover Turkish Tea in the Black Sea: Istanbul, Trabzon & Camlihemsin - 7 Days
Discover Turkish Tea in the Black Sea: Istanbul, Trabzon & Camlihemsin - 7 Days

Tea lovers rejoice—this seven-day odyssey leads you in search of Turkey's finest brews. Start in Istanbul, where you'll get lost in the famous Grand Bazaar. Head to Trabzon to visit the Hagia Sophia Mosque and marvel at the Black Sea coast, then continue into the lush Firtina Valley to stroll the exquisite tea gardens of Camlihemsin. As you explore a world of fairy-tale villages, emerald valleys, and hidden waterfalls, you'll sample the region's best teas and visit a series of local farms and producers.

Ishak Pasha Palace in Turkey
Map of Turkey's Eastern Anatolia: Discover the Sacred Spaces of the East - 14 Days
Turkey's Eastern Anatolia: Discover the Sacred Spaces of the East - 14 Days

Follow in the footsteps of ancient civilizations and uncover sacred places of worship on this two-week pilgrimage through Turkey's eastern Anatolia region. Explore some of the world's oldest cities, ruins, and archaeological sites, including Göbekli Tepe, as you discover the Persian, Armenian, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Syriac Orthodox influences. But it's not all ancient monuments. You'll also soak in the beauty of saline Lake Van, look out in wonder over the Mesopotamian plains, and explore the buzz of Istanbul.

Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul
Exploring Ancient and Historic Turkey - 7 Days

Enjoy a week exploring some of Turkey's most historic sites, including the lively city of Istanbul with tours of its Old Town, mosques, and palaces, plus a cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. Then make your way to the famed battlegrounds of Gallipoli and explore the Ancient City of Troy where the Trojan War took place. End your trip with visits to the Orthodox village of Şirince, the ancient site of Pergamum, and the ruins of Ephesus.

Hadrian's Gate in Antalya, Turkey
Map of Turkey Off the Beaten Path: Adrasan, Pamukkale, Urgup & More - 10 Days
Turkey Off the Beaten Path: Adrasan, Pamukkale, Urgup & More - 10 Days

Forgo the major cities and focus on Turkey's natural beauty and historic landmarks. This unforgettable 10-day adventure combines hikes along the famous Lycian Way with tours of ancient ruins and road trips to natural wonders like the thermal pools of Pamukkale and the lunar valleys of Cappadocia. It's an active adventure that showcases a side of Turkey most tourists never get to see.

Incredibly preserved ruins in the ancient city of Ephesus
Turkey's Ancient Wonders: Istanbul, Cappadocia & Kusadasi - 5 Days

The ancient world comes to life on this whirlwind, 5-day journey through Turkey. Starting in Istanbul, you'll visit iconic landmarks like the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, then see where Europe meets Asia on a sunset boat ride down the Bosphorous. Fly east for a day to marvel at the carved cities and "fairy chimneys" of Cappadocia before transferring to the Aegean coast to tour the spectacular ruins of Hierapolis and Ephesus.

Ruins of the Ancient Greek city of Pergamon, Turkey
Map of Historic Turkey: Istanbul to Pamukkale - 9 Days
Historic Turkey: Istanbul to Pamukkale - 9 Days

This nine-day tour starts in the Turkish capital of Istanbul, where you'll visit famous sites like the Blue Mosque by foot and boat. Then it's on to the country's inland regions, where you'll attend a wine tasting, visit an olive oil museum, discover battle locations from World War I, and explore the ruins of Ephesus, Troy, and Assos. Stroll through the ancient city of Pergamon before ending your trip in the historic town of Sirince and the baby-blue mineral waters of Pamukkale, where you'll stay at a spa hotel.

Hike the historic Lycian Way
Map of Turkey Road Trip & Nature Hikes: Cappadocia to the Lycian Way - 14 Days
Turkey Road Trip & Nature Hikes: Cappadocia to the Lycian Way - 14 Days

Experience the best of central and coastal Turkey on a road trip to incredible natural landmarks, historic ruins, and charming resort towns. Then lace up your hiking boots for a few days of trekking on the famous Lycian Way, a scenic route along Turkey's Mediterranean coast. As a bonus, you'll enjoy boat tours to secluded coves and a hot air balloon ride over lunar valleys.

Visit Turkey's Library of Celsus
Map of Explore Historic Turkey - 10 Days
Explore Historic Turkey - 10 Days

Experience the full breadth of Turkey's deep history on a 10-day adventure through multiple regions. It begins in Istanbul, where you'll visit incredible Byzantine and Ottoman monuments. Then, after touring World War I battlefields, you're off on a road trip to see ancient Greek and Roman sites like the city of Troy and Ephesus. The trip finishes at the incredible lunar landscapes and "fairy chimneys" of Cappadocia.

Assos overlooking the Aegean
Map of Turkey's Aegean Antiquities: Istanbul, Çanakkale, Behramkale, Bergama & Şirince - 7 Days
Turkey's Aegean Antiquities: Istanbul, Çanakkale, Behramkale, Bergama & Şirince - 7 Days

The ancient world comes to life on this week-long journey down Turkey's Aegean coast. Start in the exhilarating city of Istanbul and overwhelm your senses with colors, sounds, and smells. Feel living history on the tranquil beaches of Gallipoli, then make your way along the glittering coastline to discover the archaeological wonders of Troy, Pergamon, Assos, and Ephesus.

Cruise along the Turkish coastline known as the Turkish Coast
Map of Explore Turkey's Turquoise Coast by Land & Water - 6 Days
Explore Turkey's Turquoise Coast by Land & Water - 6 Days

Embark on a scenic six-day journey along Turkey's Mediterranean coast. Begin your adventure in the picturesque port city of Fethiye, then board a traditional Turkish yacht to start your four-day sailing cruise down the Turquoise Coast. Visit islands and beaches, scuba dive through wrecks, and walk through ruins. Before you fly home, explore on land by visiting Antalya and the ancient sites of Perge and Aspendos.

Admire the Turquoise Coast from a traditional Turkish yacht or gulet in Fethiye
Map of Explore Turkey's Turquoise Coast By Land & Water - 9 Days
Explore Turkey's Turquoise Coast By Land & Water - 9 Days

This memorable nine-day Turkish adventure starts in vibrant Istanbul and ends along the sparkling Turquoise Coast. Enjoy an action-packed day visiting Istanbul's UNESCO World Heritage sites and bazaars, then fly to the picturesque port city of Fethiye on the Mediterranean coast. Here you'll set off on a four-day cruise by traditional wooden yacht, visiting untouched islands, serene beaches, and ancient ruins. End your trip back on dry land in Antalya, exploring the Greco-Roman wonders of Perge and Aspendos.

Visit Turkey's Thrace region and sample local varietals
Map of Wine Tour & Highlights of Istanbul - 5 Days
Wine Tour & Highlights of Istanbul - 5 Days

Do Turkey a little different when you discover its less-heralded yet world-class wine region of Thrace. This sweet spot in the northwest of the country, bordering Europe, has been known for wine-making for thousands of years, and you'll get to taste the top varietals borne of this fertile terroir. In addition, you'll wind down the trip to Istanbul with tours of its historic Byzantine and Ottoman monuments.

Sail the Turkish coastline in a traditional yacht
Map of Explore Turkey's Turquoise Coast By Land & Water - 8 Days
Explore Turkey's Turquoise Coast By Land & Water - 8 Days

Discover Turkey's Turquoise Coast in style on this eight-day journey by land and sea. After a day exploring the bustling energy and UNESCO landmarks of Istanbul, fly to the picturesque Mediterranean port city of Fethiye. Here you'll set sail on a gulet (wooden yacht) as you seek out the coast's loveliest islands, beaches, and villages. Your relaxed itinerary of swimming, scuba diving, and sunbathing ends in Antalya, where you'll tour Greco-Roman ruins and dine alongside a scenic waterfall.

Spend a night in Pamukkale to visit its dramatic terraced hot springs and nearby ancient ruins
Map of Turkey's Top Landmarks Tour: Cappadocia, Pamukkale & İstanbul - 8 Days
Turkey's Top Landmarks Tour: Cappadocia, Pamukkale & İstanbul - 8 Days

From the "fairy castles" of Cappadocia to the Ottoman wonders of Istanbul, eight days in Turkey gives you enough time to check off a few of its greatest highlights. Start in the valleys of Cappadocia, where you'll watch the sunrise by hot-air balloon and explore underground cities and rock-cut fortresses. Stop over at the travertine cliffs of Pamukkale and ancient Hierapolis, then end in the city that spans two continents—cruising along the Bosphorus Strait and getting lost in the raucous bazaars of Istanbul.

Start your trip in Istanbul visiting landmark mosques, bazaars, and palaces
Map of Turkey at a Glance: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus & Pamukkale - 9 Days
Turkey at a Glance: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus & Pamukkale - 9 Days

Get a perfect overview of Turkey's wonders in just one week, from Istanbul's iconic sites like the Hagia Sophia and Grand Bazaar to the valleys and underground cities of Cappadocia and the archaeological treasures of Ephesus. You'll also join an Anatolian cooking class, relax in Pamukkale's thermal waters, and haggle for souvenirs in one of the many markets, all while getting to know the country's people, culture, and history.

Catch the sunset over the famous rock-hewn towns of Cappadocia
Map of Journey Through Turkey's Old Silk Road - 12 Days
Journey Through Turkey's Old Silk Road - 12 Days

Experience gems along the old Silk Road on this exciting 12-day tour of Turkey. Starting in Istanbul, you'll step inside iconic mosques and take a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait. Next is Cappadocia, where you can join a sunrise hot-air balloon ride above the jaw-dropping landscapes and see a whirling dervish performance. The journey continues to the mineral-rich hot springs of Pamukkale and the ruins of Ephesus before heading to a scenic winery to celebrate the end of your Turkish adventure.

Enjoy all the best food and drink Turkey has to offer on this eight-day experience
Map of Turkish Food & Culture Tour: İstanbul & Cappadocia - 8 Days
Turkish Food & Culture Tour: İstanbul & Cappadocia - 8 Days

Turkish cuisine is a delicious melting pot of flavors, spices, and influences from Asia, Europe, and beyond. Enjoy the very best dishes and desserts the nation has to offer with this eight-day culinary tour that focuses on Istanbul and Cappadocia. You'll visit leading restaurants and street food areas (tasting everything from traditional meze and baklava to spicy stews, seafood, and steaks) while witnessing some of Turkey's most famous landmarks and natural wonders along the way.

Start your trip by spending three nights in the historic Cappadocia region
Map of Historic Turkey Highlights: Cappadocia, Antalya, Kas, Pamukkale & Istanbul - 13 Days
Historic Turkey Highlights: Cappadocia, Antalya, Kas, Pamukkale & Istanbul - 13 Days

This 13-day tour highlights the best of Turkey's historical sites and distinct landscapes. It starts in the Cappadocia region, where you can explore underground cities and ride in a hot-air balloon. Take a scenic road trip to the Turquoise Coast next to explore the seaside city of Antalya and the village of Kas by e-bike, foot, and boat. Experience the thermal waters of Pamukkale before flying to Istanbul, where you'll visit the city's many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and relax in a hammam to finish the trip.

Discover Turkish culture through its cuisine in Istanbul
Map of Turkish Food & Culture Tour of İstanbul - 6 Days
Turkish Food & Culture Tour of İstanbul - 6 Days

This six-day itinerary is perfect for food lovers, as you'll explore Istanbul's many markets, dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant, and join a street food tour to taste delectable dishes and local ingredients. Take a break from eating by visiting popular landmarks like the Blue Mosque, hopping on a boat tour of the Bosphorus Strait, and sailing to the charming island of Büyükada. There's also time to relax in a traditional hammam to rest your feet and feel rejuvenated.

A cat in front of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ephesus, an important city through different historical periods
Map of From Istanbul to the Aegean: Discover Turkey's Greco-Roman Sites & Splendors - 8 Days
From Istanbul to the Aegean: Discover Turkey's Greco-Roman Sites & Splendors - 8 Days

This eight-day expedition through Turkey begins in Istanbul, where you'll get acquainted with the city's mosques and bazaars and take a boat ride down the Bosphorus. Next, head south down the Aegean coast to tour some of the most important archaeological sites of the ancient world, from the myth-laden ruins of Troy and Assos to the Greco-Roman wonders of Pergamon and Ephesus. Your trip ends in the village of Sirince, with wine tasting, souvenir-haggling, and plenty of Turkish coffee.

Choose between paragliding or relaxing on the beach at Ölüdeniz
Map of Explore Turkey's Turquoise Coast by Land & Water - 12 Days
Explore Turkey's Turquoise Coast by Land & Water - 12 Days

From the hectic bazaars of Istanbul to the ancient ruins of Ephesus—and on to the coastal charms of Bodrum and Fethiye—this 12-day itinerary showcases Turkey's spectacular Aegean shores. You'll wander through Roman landmarks, explore vibrant markets, and embark on a multiday sailing cruise to hidden paradises on the Turquoise Coast. Along the way, savor Turkish food and wine, participate in thrilling activities like paragliding and scuba diving, and unwind with plenty of beach time.

Head to the Mesopotamian plains to visit the ancient city of Mardin
Map of Explore Turkey's Ancient Wonders - 16 Days
Explore Turkey's Ancient Wonders - 16 Days

Discover Turkey's many ancient attractions on this 16-day itinerary across the country. The adventure begins in Istanbul with a boat tour along the Bosphorus Strait before you explore the ancient ruins of Troy, Assos, and Pergamon on your way to Sirince. From there, fly to Cappadocia's otherworldly landscape, then transfer to Gaziantep to see the partially submerged city of Halfeti. In Sanliurfa, visit the ancient sites of Gobekli Tepe and Harran before ending your tour along the Turquoise Coast.

A view of the Hagia Sophia in İstanbul and the Golden Horn of Turkey
Map of Turkey's Top Landmarks Tour: Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Istanbul - 11 Days
Turkey's Top Landmarks Tour: Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Istanbul - 11 Days

Embark on a remarkable Turkish adventure that takes you from the otherworldly landscapes of Cappadocia to the vibrant streets of Istanbul in 11 days. Along the way, you'll explore underground cities and archaeological wonders at Kaymakli and Ephesus, savor the flavors of Turkish cuisine, and unwind in the thermal waters of Pamukkale. This journey promises a captivating blend of natural wonders, cultural treasures, and culinary delights.

Hike to coastal vistas and mythical ancient sites near Adrasan
Map of Turkey Active Adventure: Cappadocia, Antalya & Adrasan - 6 Days
Turkey Active Adventure: Cappadocia, Antalya & Adrasan - 6 Days

This short but action-packed adventure takes you from Turkey's arid valleys to its sparkling Mediterranean shores. Cycle among Cappadocia's famous rock formations, then float above them with a sunrise hot-air balloon ride. It's off to the coast next for an e-bike exploration of Antalya and a rugged hike along the Lycian Way to the pine forests and ancient ruins around Adrasan. Wind down with a cruise to nearby Saluada, where you can swim around the island's turquoise bays and sun-soaked beaches.

Explore ancient wonders like the Celsus Library in Ephesus on your Turkey journey
Map of Tranquil Turkey: Ancient Ruins, Modern Cities & Relaxing Spas - 12 Days
Tranquil Turkey: Ancient Ruins, Modern Cities & Relaxing Spas - 12 Days

On this exciting—yet rejuvenating—tour of Turkey, you'll get to know many regions of the country in just 12 days. From the bustling streets of Istanbul to the ancient sites at Ephesus, Troy, and Aspendos, you'll explore cities old and new during in-depth tours. When you're not busy sightseeing, you'll relax in a hammam, soak in the thermal baths at Pamukkale, hike in a national park, and stroll through quaint Aegean villages.

Check off some of the richest sites in antiquity, like the Greco-Roman ruins of Pergamon
Map of Turkey's Greco-Roman Wonders: Istanbul to Antalya - 11 Days
Turkey's Greco-Roman Wonders: Istanbul to Antalya - 11 Days

This 11-day adventure takes you from Istanbul all the way down to the Aegean Sea. Explore iconic sites like the Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar, then, set out on a guided road trip through Turkey's Greco-Roman marvels, from the ancient ruins of Troy to the Celsus Library in Ephesus and the Roman theater in Aspendos. Sip wines at a local vineyard, warm up with Turkish coffee, and relax in Pamukkale's hot springs before ending your trip in the coastal city of Antalya.

End your trip in Antalya, the largest city on the Turquoise Coast
Map of Explore Turkey's Turquoise Coast by Land & Water - 15 Days
Explore Turkey's Turquoise Coast by Land & Water - 15 Days

Travel from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the turquoise waters of Antalya on this fast-paced adventure across Turkey. Spend one day exploring the bazaars and landmarks in Istanbul, then head out on a road trip to the World War I memorials across the Gallipoli Peninsula. Continue down the peninsula to the Turquoise Coast to cruise across the pristine waters aboard a gulet, visit ancient ruins, and sample wine and local ingredients at a vineyard and artisanal farm.

Stand among the second-century Hellenistic theater of Pergamon
Map of Ancient History & Heritage in Turkey: İstanbul, Çanakkale, Bergama & Şirince - 6 Days
Ancient History & Heritage in Turkey: İstanbul, Çanakkale, Bergama & Şirince - 6 Days

This action-packed itinerary introduces you to Istanbul and the ancient ruins of Troy, Pergamon, and Ephesus in just six days. Embark on guided tours of the city, including a food and boat tour, stopping at markets, food stalls, and UNESCO World Heritage sites along the way. Transfer to Çanakkale next to see the storied site of Troy before heading to Bergama to visit the ruins of Pergamon. Your last destination is Sirince, home to the ancient city of Ephesus.

Try a variety of delicious Turkish dishes like "pide," also known as "Turkish pizza"
Map of Turkish Food & Culture Tour - 12 Days
Turkish Food & Culture Tour - 12 Days

Embark on a tasty 12-day trip across Turkey, sampling the delicious dishes each region has to offer. Start in Istanbul, visiting top sights, like the Blue Mosque, as well as popular restaurants and street food vendors. Fly to Cappadocia next, learning how to cook in a village home and enjoying a traditional whirling dervish performance. Then, visit Urlice Vineyards to sample local wines, followed by the ruins of Ephesus and the hot springs of Pamukkale, before flying back to Istanbul for a hammam experience.

Hike to the eternal flames of Yanartaş or "Chimera Mountain"
Map of Turkey Active Adventure: Cappadocia, Antalya & Adrasan - 8 Days
Turkey Active Adventure: Cappadocia, Antalya & Adrasan - 8 Days

There's never a dull moment on this active, eight-day adventure through two of Turkey's most spectacular natural landscapes. Start by diving into the surreal valleys of Cappadocia with an itinerary of biking, horseback riding, and a scenic hot-air balloon flight. Then it's on to the Mediterranean coast, where you'll hike to legendary peaks, discover mythical sites and ancient ruins, and save a little time on your final day for swimming in the turquoise waters off an uninhabited island.

Try traditional Turkish dishes like pide or kebabs
Map of Turkish Food & Culture Tour: İstanbul & Cappadocia - 9 Days
Turkish Food & Culture Tour: İstanbul & Cappadocia - 9 Days

Foodies will savor this nine-day introduction to two of Turkey's most popular destinations. Dine at world-renowned restaurants and embark on a street food tour of Istanbul's Asian and European sides, then fly to Cappadocia to learn how to cook traditional dishes and dine on local fare. Take to the skies to see the scenic region by hot-air balloon before descending to an ancient underground city to discover the treasures below. End back in Istanbul with a farewell meal of Turkish classics.

Kayak, sail, and dive off Turkey's Turquoise Coast
Map of Ancient Wonders & Adventure on Turkey's Turquoise Coast - 11 Days
Ancient Wonders & Adventure on Turkey's Turquoise Coast - 11 Days

Dive into the beauty and history of Aegean Turkey on this adventurous 11-day itinerary. After a day of sightseeing in Istanbul, fly to Izmir to kick off an epic journey down the famed Turquoise Coast. Go wine tasting in local vineyards, stroll among the ruins of Ephesus, cruise to hidden caves and golden beaches, and kayak over submerged Lycian cities as you make your way south to Antalya. The truly intrepid can even opt for scuba diving and paragliding excursions en route.

Cycle across the distinctive windswept valleys of Cappadocia
Map of Turkey Active Adventure: Cappadocia, Antalya & Adrasan - 9 Days
Turkey Active Adventure: Cappadocia, Antalya & Adrasan - 9 Days

Outdoor adventurers will thrive on this action-packed nine-day tour of Turkey's natural and cultural highlights. See Cappadocia by bike, foot, and hot-air balloon, then fly to the Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya to sightsee via e-bike. Head south to Adrasan to traverse mythical lava fields, hike Mount Musa, explore ancient ruins, and relax on the idyllic island of Suluada. End your action-packed tour with one final adventure by hiking part of the famed Lycian Way to Cape Gelidonya.

Take a guided tour of İzmir, including it's clock tower in Konak Square
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Discover Turkey's History, Culture & Natural Beauty - 16 Days

This epic 16-day cultural and historical journey through Turkey kicks off with a glass of local wine overlooking Cappadocia's wind-carved landscapes. Next, you'll visit nearby Ottoman-Greek villages to learn about their rich heritage before taking a thermal dip in the Travertines of Pamukkale. From here, discover the ancient coastal gems of Izmir and Bursa, and then finish with a tasty street food tour and optional hammam experience in Turkey's largest city, Istanbul.

Enjoy panoramic views of the Turquoise Coast from the fishing village of Kaş
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Explore Turkey's Turquoise Coast by Land & Water - 16 Days

Journey along Turkey's Turquoise Coast by land and water—the latter of which you'll experience during a four-day cruise on a traditional wooden yacht. First, fly into Istanbul for a night before setting off to the Aegean Sea, stopping at the ruins of Troy and Pergamon. Along the coast, enjoy a historic tour of Bodrum, soak in hot springs on Black Island, and relax on beaches. Last but not least is Antalya, where you'll see a Roman theater and waterfall cascading into the Mediterranean to finish the trip.

Trek a portion of the Lycian Way along Turkey's Mediterranean coast
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Turkey Active Adventure: Cappadocia, Antalya, Adrasan & Istanbul - 11 Days

Mix ancient history with stunning scenery and plenty of active adventure on this 11-day exploration of Turkey. Hike, bike, and horseback ride your way through the rocky valleys of Cappadocia, then head for the Mediterranean coast for more cycling and trekking excursions among the myth-steeped landscapes of Mount Olympos and the Lycian Way. End in Istanbul, where you'll explore the city on an off-the-beaten-path urban hike, then soothe your muscles at a traditional hammam.

Try different Turkish dishes, like dolma or pide
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Turkish Food & Culture Tour - 11 Days

Discover the culture and cuisine of three distinct Turkish regions with this 11-day food-focused tour. It starts in Istanbul, hopping between the city's European and Asian sides as you sample street food and dine at world-renowned restaurants. Fly deep into Central Anatolia to learn to cook local dishes amid the windswept valleys and fantastical rock formations of Cappadocia, then it's off to the Aegean coast for ancient ruins, bustling fish markets, natural hot springs, and mountain villages.

Sample delicious Turkish food on this 13-day itinerary
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Turkish Food & Culture Tour: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Alacati, Sirince & Bodrum - 13 Days

Taste your way across Turkey on this fun 13-day itinerary, which takes you from the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul to the coastal town of Bodrum. In addition to notable restaurant reservations, you'll join a guided street food tour, learn how to bake in Cappadocia, and sample local wines at a vineyard. Take breaks from all the eating and drinking to hop in a hot-air balloon, walk among ancient Greco-Roman ruins, see a whirling dervish show, and relax in a hammam to finish the trip.

Explore the ancient ruins of Termessos on foot and look for Hadrian's Gate
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Historic Highlights of Turkey: Cappadocia, Antalya, Kas, Pamukkale & Istanbul - 15 Days

Experience the best of Turkey's history, natural wonders, and vibrant culture on this 15-day itinerary. Start by exploring the valleys and underground cities of Cappadocia before heading to the Turquoise Coast to hike, see ancient ruins, and cruise across the Mediterranean Sea. Next, you'll swim in the thermal waters of Pamukkale to unwind, then end in the bustling city of Istanbul, where you can discover the city's many landmarks, relax in a hammam, and take a day trip to nearby Buyukada Island.

Kick things off in Cappadocia, where you'll explore the famous fairy chimneys on horseback
Map of Turkey Active Adventure: Cappadocia, Antalya, Adrasan & Istanbul - 12 Days
Turkey Active Adventure: Cappadocia, Antalya, Adrasan & Istanbul - 12 Days

Unveil the treasures of Turkey on this 12-day trip that introduces you to the country's diverse landscapes in an adventurous fashion. Begin by biking through the distinctive rock formations of Cappadocia, then drift above the terrain in a hot-air balloon and explore more on horseback. Head to the Turquoise Coast to hike parts of the Lycian Way and zoom around Antalya by e-bike, then end your trip in Istanbul, getting to know the city on an active urban hike before rejuvenating at an authentic hammam.

Take a four-day cruise along Turkey's sparkling coastline
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Explore Turkey's Turquoise Coast by Land & Water - 13 Days

Experience sprawling Istanbul and the pristine Turquoise Coast by land and water on this fast-paced 13-day journey across Turkey. After a quick day exploring the city on two continents, head inland for a few days to visit a vineyard and the ancient ruins of Ephesus. When you arrive at the coast, enjoy a four-day cruise aboard a gulet (wooden yacht) and choose activities, like paragliding over the Blue Lagoon, trekking to the eternal flames, or joining a Jeep safari through Olympos National Park.

Discover the well-preserved theater in the ruins of Termessos
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Ancient History & Heritage in Turkey: From Istanbul to Antalya - 13 Days

Explore the best ancient ruins and cultural landmarks across Turkey on this 13-day tour, starting in Istanbul. Discover the city by foot and boat before heading to the ruins of Troy, Assos, and Pergamon. Then, tour a vineyard to try local wine and relax in the thermal waters of Pamukkale before continuing to more ancient sites outside the largest city on the Turquoise Coast: Antalya. Here, you'll visit Perge and Termessos and see artifacts from many of these sites at the Antalya Archaeological Museum.

Explore the Ancient Ruins of Ephesus, including the central Library of Celsus
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Ancient History & Heritage in Turkey: From Istanbul to Antalya - 15 Days

Discover Turkey's captivating ancient history and rich heritage on this 15-day itinerary, starting in the bustling city of Istanbul and ending on the sun-kissed shores of Antalya. Explore ancient mosques and markets in the city that straddles two continents, traverse the ruins of Troy and Pergamon, and savor local wines in Sirince. Take a break from the ruins to spend a day relaxing on one of the pristine beaches along the Turkish Riviera, or opt for paragliding to get your adrenaline pumping.

Try delicious Turkish dishes and traditional Turkish coffee on this 15-day itinerary
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Turkish Food & Culture Tour - 15 Days

Get ready to sample delicious Turkish food and drink across the country on this 15-day itinerary. Start in the bustling streets of Istanbul to dine at Michelin-star restaurants and explore its many markets. Then, fly to Cappadocia, where you can learn how to bake Turkish treats and watch a whirling dervish show. You'll also sample wine in Izmir, explore Greco-Roman ruins, choose the freshest dinner at Kusadasi Fish Market, and dine with farmers at Selia Artisanal Farm before ending your trip back to Istanbul.

Look for historic sites and sunken cities as you kayak off the Turquoise Coast
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Active Exploration of Turkey's Cultural & Natural Marvels - 16 Days

Explore the best of Turkey's cultural landmarks and natural landscapes on this 16-day active adventure. Start by discovering the bustling cities of Istanbul and Ankara, then continue to the otherworldly valleys of Cappadocia to hike, ride a horse, and float in a hot-air balloon. Set off for the Turquoise Coast next, where you can cycle across Antalya, ride the rapids in Koprulu Canyon, and kayak to Kekova Island. End in the thermal waters of Pamukkale before returning to Istanbul for your flight home.

Hike different parts of the Lycian Way
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Turkey Active Adventure: Cappadocia, Antalya, Kas & Adrasan - 13 Days

Pack your hiking gear and fly to Turkey for this active, 13-day adventure across Cappadocia and the Turquoise Coast. Explore the lunar-like landscapes of Cappadocia on foot and in a hot-air balloon before heading to Antalya, your starting point for hiking a section of the 310-mile (500 km) Lycian Way. Hiking isn't the only highlight of this trip, as you get to visit ancient ruins, admire eternal flames, and sail across the Mediterranean Sea to sunken cities.

Hike along the Lycian Way to follow the ancient trade route of the Lycians
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Turkey Active Adventure: Cappadocia, Antalya, Kas & Adrasan - 15 Days

Lace up your best hiking shoes and set off on this 15-day active adventure to Cappadocia and Turkey's Turquoise Coast. Start in the lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia, where you can visit underground cities, see towering fairy chimneys, and hike across lush valleys. From here, enjoy a road trip to the coastline to explore Antalya, Kas, and Adrasan. You'll also hike different parts of the Lycian Way, taking in views of the Mediterranean Sea, ancient ruins, and the tallest lighthouse in the country.