With our 10 day Turkey tour itineraries, you will delve into the most fascinating civilizational remnants in Turkey. With Alaturka your 10 day Turkey trip will be cost-effective and take you to all the best must-see spots in the country including some that take you on a cruise where you will have the chance to visit the neighbouring Greek islands. Explore the rich cultural history and natural beauty of Turkey with Alaturka on one of our 10 day Turkey tour packages, including visits to some of the amazing locations listed below:
Istanbul is a city simply drenched in history, having been the capital city of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Istanbul boasts some of the world's finest examples of Turkish and Byzantine architecture, world-class shopping, a kaleidoscope of delightful Turkish and international food options from street food to fine dining. The capital of culture not only for Turkey but for Southeastern Europe, Istanbul masterfully combines old-world charm with modern cosmopolitan vibrancy.
Gallipoli, the famous battleground which witnessed a bloody and tragic battle between Allied and Ottoman forces, now a poignant war memorial, is always a popular destination with visitors from Australia and New Zealand, particularly during the Anzac Day ceremony. Also, a key site for British, French, Indian, Pakistani, South African and Canadian soldiers, a visit to Gallipoli is always a moving and thought-provoking experience. Ephesus was, at one time, the second-largest city in the Roman Empire. Ephesus is home to the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and as such is regarded as one of the world's best archaeological sites.
Cappadocia presents one of the most outlandish and otherworldly landscapes you are likely to ever see. Here, “fairy chimneys” rise out of the ground, rock formations created by millions of years of erosion. Houses, churches and monasteries are carved into the soft Cappadocian rock, and there are vast, complex underground cities – some of them as many as 13 levels deep! The low winds in Cappadocia create ideal conditions for hot-air ballooning, and with the spectacular scenery to take in, Cappadocia is undoubtedly the world's premier hot-air ballooning location.
Pamukkale, which is Turkish for “cotton canyon”, is a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its unusual white cliffs (travertines) and hot springs, which have been used as a spa for over 2000 years. Overlooking the travertines is the 12,000 seats ancient Roman amphitheatre of Hierapolis.
Antalya is a charming and gorgeous town on Turkey's Mediterranean coast. When it comes to ancient Roman sites, there are very few places outside of Italy that have more to offer than Antalya. Key sites include Perge, a city featuring baths, acropolis and a well-preserved stadium, as well as Aspendos, which is the best-preserved ancient Roman theatre in the world. With its fertile location surrounded by mountains and cliffs, Antalya also boasts beautiful national parks and waterfalls.
The Blue Cruise takes in Turkey's delightful Turquoise Coast. Starting in Fethiye, famous for its mud baths and the Amintas Rock Tombs, continuing through to the Oludeniz Blue Lagoon, the town of Kas with its delicious seafood, charming cobblestone streets, artisanal jewellery stores and Roman ruins, the sunken city of Kekova before finishing in Olympos, where you can marvel at the Chimera eternal flame and sleep in a treehouse. Other cruise options on the Turquoise coast offer stunning destinations of bays and islands of Greece and Turkey. With any of our Turkey 10 days tour you will be beyond satisfied and wish to return as soon as you step off of the Gulet. Don't miss this chance to embark on the Turkey 10 day tour of your dreams with Alaturka.