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.Read More
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.
Upcoming Turkey Trips
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Gallipoli & Troy - 4 days||Istanbul, Turkey||16 Dec 2016||USD $795|||
|Christmas Turkey - 12 days||Istanbul, Turkey||18 Dec 2016||USD $2,295|||
|Istanbul to the Med - 7 days||Istanbul, Turkey||24 Dec 2016||USD $1,435|||
|Turkey Discovered - 14 Days||Istanbul, Turkey||24 Dec 2016||USD $2,425|||
|Prague to Istanbul - 19 Days||Prague, Turkey||12 Apr 2017||USD $3,015|||
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.
Turkey Sailing Holidays
Cruise the turquoise waters of Turkey and Greece aboard a traditional gulet visiting gorgeous Mediterranean islands along the way.
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.
Turkey Short Stays
Spend time exploring Istanbul, Gallipoli and Troy with our Short Stay packages that include accommodation, transfers and guided sightseeing.
Turkey is literally brimming with archaeological treasures, ancient ruins and stunning landscapes. At the top of our list are the surreal fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, the Roman remains of Ephesus, the bustling city of Istanbul. And to top your tour of Turkey's historic sites, consider a few days by the crystal waters of Oludeniz, Kalkan and Kas on Turkey's Aegean coast. 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.
Check out our handy Best Time to Visit Turkey page for information on the weather, festivals and events taking place in 2017 and site closures to help plan your trip.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Places on our must-see list of any visit to Turkey
Information on climatic and weather conditions in Turkey
Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more
Visa requirements for Turkey and info on getting your visa
Travel videos from Turkey
Know before you go. Safety advice for travel to Turkey
Trip reviews from our travellers to Turkey
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- Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds
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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.
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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.