A trip to Turkey is comparable to a visit to the largest open-air museum in the world. Turkey seduces you with its splendid architecture, a beautiful mix of the East and the West, a delightful culture that has been vastly influenced by the Romans and the Ottomans and some ...
Explore the continent-straddling metropolis of Istanbul, and step back in time to when it was Constantinople with the backstreets of the Grand Bazaar, the majestic Blue Mosque, and in the taste of real Turkish Delight..
Reflect on battles fought and lives lost with a moving visit to the Gallipoli Peninsula, a serene stretch of coastline where it's now hard to picture the horrors of war..
Hike into the Valley of Love in Cappadocia and be wowed by the fantastical natural sculptures of spires, domes, and pinnacles..
Visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Anzac Cove and the poignant War Cemeteries at Gallipoli, the ruins of the ancient city at Troy, the Asclepion Medical Centre at Pergamon, the Virgin Mary's House at Ephesus, the ruins of the Roman health spa at Hierapolis, the Cotton Castle Springs in Pamukkale, the Archaeological Museum in Antalya, the Roman cities at Perge and Aspendos, the home of the Whirling Dervishes at Konya, a caravansary on the Ancient Silk Road, the underground city of Saratli, Göreme Open Air Museum and the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation at Ankara.
“We set our expectations quite high for this trip but these were exceeded in every way from start to finish after meeting our superb tour guide - Fatih Develi - in Istanbul. His organization and communication skills were outstanding as he guided us smoothly throughout the fantastic highlights of this great country, imparting his considerable knowledge of all aspects of Turkey from religions to history ancient and modern, wildlife, industries, politics etc. etc. Fatih was the highlight of our trip.”
“Hi All, We had a great tour, small party because of the time we travelled (Christmas) but we experienced a lot, our driver was an expert in the conditions, It was a leisurely time, Saw an amazing amount of Turkey in a short time frame.”
“This was a tour of an amazing country. Turkey is an amalgam of people that have arrived over the centuries, leaving behind a wonderful heritage; there are so many ancient sites that the local population have lived alongside and only recently begun to appreciate. And yet it is amazingly self-sufficient in the modern climate of globalization.”
“We are seasoned Exodus travellers with about ten previous trips under our belts so were prepared for another adventure of a lifetime and were not disappointed! Turkey is so diverse with amazing cities, mountains, coast and scenery and our guide made sure out time was fully utilised and every opportunity seized, from sunrises to sunsets. We travelled with friends and allowed ourselves a couple of extra days in Istanbul - a wonderful, buzzing city with plenty to see and do - before joining our group. Our time was packed with an excellent and informative tour of the city, with extensive information provided by Zafer not only on the buildings and sites, but on people's way of life and great dining experiences.”
“Wow - what a holiday! I really felt that I saw and learned a huge amount about Turkey in just 2 weeks, and though it was busy with quite a bit of time in the bus some days, there was enough down time to relax. It helps that the tour guide was fantastic and the group were a great bunch too.”
A trip to Turkey is comparable to a visit to the largest open-air museum in the world. Turkey seduces you with its splendid architecture, a beautiful mix of the East and the West, a delightful culture that has been vastly influenced by the Romans and the Ottomans and some of the most delicious cuisines you’ll ever taste in your life.
The Turks are immensely proud of their rich history and culture. Turkey’s vantage point between Europe and Asia leaves it in a position to take in the best from both continents and present an immersive culture that always presents exceptional experiences. Soaking in an ancient hammam, exploring the legendary Silk Road, visiting historic ruins, tasting century-old cuisines and roaming around the streets of Istanbul can offer great insights into the culture of Turkey. Every day in Turkey makes you fall in love with something new. After all, what else would you expect from a land that is brimming with ancient bazaars, some of the greatest architectural wonders in the world, majestic mountains and silky beaches!
Take the Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul and appreciate the city skyline dotted with spires of countless mosques.
Tour the Historic Peninsula of Istanbul, which abounds with Byzantine and Turkish structures.
Visit the Topkapi Sarayi in Istanbul, a longtime residence of the Ottoman sultans.
Lay eyes on rich Christian and Islamic artwork in the splendid Hagia Sophia, Istanbul.
Discover Goreme in Cappadocia on foot and from the balloon. The region is an open-air museum renowned for interesting rock formations and Christian churches in cavities of large rocks.
Enjoy calcium-filled waters that flow over white travertine terraces in Pamukkale, the mineral-bath spa. Pamukkale is the UNESCO site, located next to ancient Hierapolis, the Greco-Roman spa town.
In the Turkish capital of Ankara, take a look at items and artifacts exhibited in the Anatolian Civilizations Museum.
Visit spectacular and peaceful Oludeniz Beach and enjoy scuba diving, jet skiing and paragliding that reveals marvelous vistas.
Turks are great hosts and you will be welcomed regardless of your background.
Just pay attention not to show disrespect to national symbols and local customs and you shouldn’t have problems.
Same sex relationships are still not fully accepted in Turkey. Try to avoid same sex PDA.
ATMs are available in most cities. You won’t have trouble to use your credit and debit cards in the tourist resorts and cities.
Traffic in Istanbul tends to be chaotic, so pay close attention when you cross the street.
Turkey has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Turkey before planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Turkey, do check out our Turkey Travel Guide for more information.