Turkey has simply so much to offer, and the more time you spend here, the more of this country's amazing stories will be revealed to you. Rest assured that when you take one of Alaturka's package tours, you are getting the absolute best in local knowledge and experience to ensure that you really do experience the magic that Turkey holds.
On our 16 day Alaturka Explorer tour, you get to explore all of these wonderful spots in Turkey:
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.
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
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
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.