Turkey Tours and Holidays

Journey to where East meets West with our range of tours to Turkey or opt for an exclusive tailor-made holiday with handy travel guides to help you prepare for your trip.

All our tours of Turkey kick off in Ottoman Istanbul - a fascinating city to explore and the only city in the world to straddle two continents. With landmarks such as the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum, the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia and the calcium deposits forming the ‘Cotton Castles’ of Pamukkale, Turkey is an extraordinary holiday destination. Add to that the sparkling coast of Fethiye, the battlefields and memorials of Gallipoli, and you have a host of great reasons to visit this amazing country.

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Whether you want to explore the sights of Turkey on a group tour, with the entire family or at your own pace on a tailor-made holiday, we’re bound to have something that suits you. Alternatively, consider doing something different this festive season and spend Christmas in Turkey.

Top Turkey Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Turkey Unplugged - 10 Days Istanbul, Turkey 01 Jul 2017 USD $1,436 was $1,795 20% off Turkey Unplugged - 10 Days Map
Aegean Explorer - 7 Days Istanbul, Turkey 01 Jul 2017 USD $1,148 was $1,435 20% off Aegean Explorer - 7 Days Map
Prague to Istanbul - 19 Days Prague, Turkey 12 Apr 2017 USD $2,714 was $3,015 10% off Prague to Istanbul - 19 Days Map
Budapest to Istanbul - 15 Days Budapest, Turkey 16 Apr 2017 USD $2,003 was $2,225 10% off Budapest to Istanbul - 15 Days Map
Gallipoli & Troy - 4 days Istanbul, Turkey 03 Mar 2017 USD $795 Gallipoli & Troy - 4 days Map
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Turkey Group Tours

Stay in comfortable 4 star hotels with the services of qualified English-speaking guides for all sightseeing and arrival transfer included in all tours.

Aegean Explorer

7 Days | FROM USD $1,165

Kicking off in the powerhouse of the Ottoman empire - Istanbul, pay at...

Port of Marmaris | TurkeyIstanbul to the Med - 7 days MapExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Istanbul to the Med

7 days | FROM USD $1,435

Following the famed Aegean coastline, we discover Ottoman Istanbul, in...

Turkey Unplugged

10 Days | FROM USD $1,435

Explore all of stunning Istanbul with its bazaars and mosques, wander...

Anzac medals | Anzac Day | TurkeyRemembrance Day - 10 days MapExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Remembrance Day

10 days | FROM USD $1,665

This exciting classical tour of Turkey with great 4 - 5 star hotels,...

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Turkey Sailing Holidays

Cruise the turquoise waters of Turkey and Greece aboard a traditional gulet visiting gorgeous Mediterranean islands along the way.

Traditional gulet | TurkeyCruise the Med - 8 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Cruise the Med

8 days | FROM USD $795

Up anchor at Marmaris on Turkey's spectacular Mediterranean coast for...

Island of Symi | GreeceGreek Island Getaway - 8 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Greek Island Getaway

8 days | FROM USD $1,755

Setting sail from Bodrum spend an idyllic week aboard a gulet, Greek...

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Turkey Private Tours

Discover the best of Turkey and some of its hidden gems on a private tour with your choice of accommodation and departure date.

Sanfranbolu | TurkeyBlack Sea Discovery - 7 days MapTailored To Suit You

Black Sea Discovery

7 days | FROM USD $5,935

Explore the sites of enchanting Istanbul, then get off the beaten and...

Cappadocia | TurkeyClassical Turkey - 10 days MapTailored To Suit You

Classical Turkey

10 days | FROM USD $5,395

A 10 day tour that uncovers the highlights of Turkey. From the of and...

Hagia Sofia | Istanbul | TurkeyJewels of Sultans Crown - 12 days MapTailored To Suit You

Jewels of Sultans Crown

12 days | FROM USD $7,325

From historic and majestic Istanbul to surreal Cappadocia, all the of...

Santorini | Greek Islands | GreeceIstanbul to the Acropolis - 15 days MapTailored To Suit You

Istanbul to the Acropolis

15 days | FROM USD $8,235

From the great capital of the Ottoman Empire to the ancient capital of...

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Turkey Day Tours

Explore some of Turkey's most famous sights with day tours that include return hotel transfers and the private services of a local guide.

Dolmabahce Palace | Istanbul | Turkey | Photo courtesy: Allan_GreyIstanbul's Dolmabahce Palace - 1/2 day MapTailored To Suit You

Istanbul's Dolmabahce Palace

1/2 day | FROM USD $160

Marvel at the grandeur of the Dolmabahce Palace, the last legacy of of...

Blue Mosque | Istanbul | TurkeyIstanbul: The Ottoman Empire - 1/2 day MapTailored To Suit You

Istanbul: The Ottoman Empire

1/2 day | FROM USD $160

Explore Istanbul and discover the legacy left behind by the Ottoman to...

Library of Celsus | Ephesus | Turkey Izmir: The Ancient City of Ephesus - 1 day MapTailored To Suit You

Izmir: The Ancient City of Ephesus

1 day | FROM USD $390

Gain insight into the Roman way of life at the vast classical site of...

Pergamum | Turkey | Photo courtesy: Alaskan DudeIzmir: Roman Ruins of Pergamum - 1 day MapTailored To Suit You

Izmir: Roman Ruins of Pergamum

1 day | FROM USD $440

Explore the archaeological site of Pergamum, set on a hilltop near the...

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Turkey Short Stays

Spend time exploring Istanbul, Gallipoli and Troy with our Short Stay packages that include accommodation, transfers and guided sightseeing.

The Bosphorus | Istanbul | TurkeyCity of Sultans - 4 days MapTailored To Suit You

City of Sultans

4 days | FROM USD $795

Visit Istanbul - the only city that spans two continents. See the Blue...

ANZAC Cove | Gallipolli | TurkeyGallipoli & Troy - 4 days MapTailored To Suit You

Gallipoli & Troy

4 days | FROM USD $795

Head away on a short break with a difference. Pay your respects at and...

The Bosphorus and Blue Mosque | Istanbul | TurkeyIstanbul & Gallipoli - 5 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Istanbul & Gallipoli

5 days | FROM USD $1,345

Head to Turkey for a short break with a difference. Explore Istanbul,...

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Tailor-made Holidays

Tour Turkey your way with a bespoke tailor-made holiday where you get to set the pace. Whatever your interest, our team will handpick unique sites to see, things to do and places to stay to ensure your tailor-made holiday in Turkey is just right for you. Brimming with archaeological treasures and stunning landscapes, top of our list for Turkey are the surreal fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, the Roman remains of Ephesus and otherworldly calcium pools of Pamukkale.

Turkey tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.79 out of 5 based on 90 recent reviews — See All Turkey Reviews

Emrah was a very knowledgeable guide who managed to cater his approach for the different people on the tour. He was very supportive and always available.”  

cCatherine Cripps • Submitted 24 Jan 2017

We picked this tour because of the name Christmas Turkey. Neither of us had been to Turkey before and were interested to find out about the country that is often in the news for the wrong reasons. We were very pleasantly surprised as despite there being a bombing just before we left we felt perfectly safe in the country and everybody we met was very helpful. Turkey is really suffering because of bad press. Tourism is down 80%. Turkey is a fascinating country so rich in culture and history. Having travelled around a large part of it we could see why so many nations wanted to invade it. For us Ephesus, Pamakkale and Cappadoccia ( and our snowman built on Xmas Day ) were the highlights and we felt we only scratched the surface and so intend to return. We both came home feeling thoroughly enriched by the experience and empowered.

The government is investing hugely in the economy building big highways to link the west to the east , tunnels under the Bosphorus, a huge water pipeline under the Mediterranean sea sharing water from Turkey with Northern Cyprus.Recep was an excellent guide and prepared to answer any question the group posed. He made sure the whole group was catered for and consequently everyone gelled very well. It was a very special way to spend Christmas 2016”  

Caroline and David Worth • Submitted 17 Jan 2017

This tour was fantastic, exactly what I wanted to get in terms of learning some history and culture of Turkey. Recep was very knowledgeable, he provided enough information and background for us to understand what we were looking and needed to look. The driver worked hard and often had to drive a long time to reach the sites. I really enjoyed this holiday. ”  

Kitty Ko • Submitted 4 Jan 2017

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Turkey and beyond
Combine Turkey with Eastern Europe and more

See the best of Turkey on a standalone group tour covering the exotic cities, ancient Roman ruins, beautiful coastline and amazing natural formations or mix it up with a multi-country tour through Eastern Europe to end at the intoxicating city of Istanbul or head west across the Aegean Sea and the Greek islands to Athens or south to the spectacular archaeological sites of Egypt.

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Recommended places to visit in Turkey

Turkey has more architectural wonders than you can shake a Fez hat at from Roman ruins to grand Ottoman palaces with a healthy does of gorgeous coastline and natural wonders. To get you started here's some of the top sites we recommend in Turkey.

Cappadocia - Lunar Landscape

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Hot air ballooning | Cappadocia | Turkey

Every trip to Turkey really should include Cappadocia. The bizarre rock formations of Turkey’s Central Anatolia are famous the world over. Fairy-like chimneys tower over the special landscape and the Goreme Open Air Museum is a must see. The site is particularly spectacular first thing in the morning when you can opt to take an unforgettable balloon ride over the area.

Konya - Whirling Dervishes

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Konya is a mystical city, home to the magical whirling dervishes, a member of the Sufi faith who wear a long white dress and spin in circles for 15 minutes at a time. The town is deeply historical, the site of a number of ancient settlements and civilisations though nowadays, Konya is recognised for its strong economy and respected university, giving the town a unique blend of history and modernity.

Kusadasi - Coastal Resort

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Kusadasi waterfront

With around 300 days of sunshine per year, it’s little surprise that Kusadasi is such a popular beach holiday destination. There are a number of wonderful restaurants and bars all over the city as well as stunning beaches making it a fantastic place for those seeking a mix of relaxation and excitement. It is also well situated for those seeking to explore the incredible, ancient city of Ephesus, which was built by the Greeks in 10th century BC.

Oludeniz - Blue Lagoon

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Oludeniz beach

Blended with turquoise and aqua marine, it is easy to see why Oludeniz, a stunning secluded bay on a beautiful blue lagoon is one of the most photographed beaches in Turkey. Construction is prohibited here and it is also a national nature reserve so it is one of Turkey’s best beaches to visit. Paragliding is a big thing here and it gives you a fantastic view of the bay from the air.

Pamukkale - Cotton Castles

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Pamukkale | Turkey

One of Turkey’s most famous sites, Pamukkale is another wonder of nature. Calcium rich mineral waters have cascaded over the cliff’s edge creating these amazing travertines. A quick dip in the warm soothing waters is a must – most hotels in the area take advantage of this geothermal wonderland and have naturally heated pools as wonderful spa facilities.

Istanbul - Ottoman Capital

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Hagia Sofia | Istanbul | Turkey

The gateway to the east and most people’s starting point in Turkey. Istanbul is a city that needs little introduction – spanning both Europe and Asia it is one of the world’s most fascinating cities with one of the most beautiful harbours. With minarets gleaming in the sunshine and the sound of the call to prayer ringing across the city – it is a place not to be missed.

Turkey Travel Guide

Know before you go and prepare for your trip with our useful planning points for travel to Turkey.

Explore the Hagia Sofia on our range of 2017 Turkey tours

Best Places to Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Turkey

Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Turkey

Top Travel Tips

Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Turkey and info on getting your visa

Panoramic view of Cappadocia with purple flowers | Turkey

Turkey Video Lounge

Travel videos from Turkey

Travel Advice and Updates

Know before you go. Safety advice for travel to Turkey

Ephesus | Turkey

Traveller Reviews

Trip reviews from our travellers to Turkey

Get to know Turkey

Recommended Reading

  • Birds Without Wings
    by Louis de Bernieres
  • Istanbul: Poetry by Place
    by Ates Orga
  • Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds
    by Stephen Kinzer
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Facts about Turkey

  • The first church to be built by man is situated in Antakya and Turkey is also home to the oldest known human settlement.
  • The trojan horse made for the 2004 film Troy now sits in the city of Canakkale.
  • The longest single word in Turkish has 70 letters and loosely translates as "to make unsuccessful ones"!

Turkey Travel Advice:

We keep a close eye on the latest travel updates to Turkey and follow the advice of the British Foreign Office. The safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country prior to travel.

Due to ongoing conflict in the Middle East region, travel advice to Turkey does change from time to time. The FCO has recently placed travel restrictions to Eastern Turkey, specifically the region bordering Syria, and due to this travel advice we are no longer offering touring arrangements to this area of Turkey. Our standard tours to Turkey remain unaffected and the main tourist sites of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and the Aegean coastline are considered safe to visit.

Online travel resources for Turkey:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Turkey Tourist Organisation site and the latest Turkey Weather Updates from the BBC.

TURKEY TRAVEL BLOGS: Here's a few blogs on travelling to Turkey that we love - Turkish Travel Blog, Istanbul Eats and Turkey From The Inside.

Travelling to Turkey with us

We offer a range of tours and holidays in Turkey, including city breaks, group tours, family holidays, private tours, tailormade holidays and our annual ANZAC Day tours. In addition we also have tours which combine the highlights of Turkey with some of its neighbouring nations such as Greece, home to breathtaking islands and fascinating ancient ruins, Georgia, a fantasy land of magnificent castles and stunning high valleys and Armenia, home to rocky highlands and shimmering lakes - making for that perfect twin or triple centre holiday.

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