Alaturka's selection of 9-day tour packages is the perfect option for a deeper look into the rich cultural and historical fabric of amazing Turkey.
Read more about some of the amazing destinations we visit, and see our selection of available tours below.
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.
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.