TURKEY TOUR PACKAGES FROM KARACHI

Turkey is a land of vast history, the birthplace of many civilisations and the home of some of history's greatest empires. Turkey delights visitors with its dizzying natural scenery, intriguing ruins from throughout human history, exquisite food and unique handicrafts. Pakistanis represent one of the largest groups of visitors to Turkey, and the Turkish people are renowned for their warmth and hospitality towards Pakistanis.

  • Alaturka package tours operate from airport-to-airport. From the moment you arrive in Turkey until the moment you leave, your every need will be catered for by Alaturka, however our tours do not include flights to and from Turkey.

  • Please note that Alaturka does not provide visa services. You will need to obtain a visa before entering Turkey.

  • All of Alaturka's tours are conducted in English.

  • To see our full range of single day and package tours, please scroll to the bottom of the page, or click here.

  • All Tour and trip costs can be found in the details section of each package.

  • Please beware that medical care is done on an Insurance basis, visitors will need to organise their own travel insurance for Turkey.

What to see in Turkey

Istanbul is the starting point for most visitors to Turkey, and has been a major cultural hub for nearly 2000 years, and a crucial site of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. The most famous sights in Istanbul include the Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque), the Hagia Sophia Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Basilica Cistern and the Byzantine Wall.

Istanbul offers world-class shopping in its Grand Bazaar, along Istiklal Avenue and the famous Taksim Square, as well as many modern malls.

Alaturka offers a wide selection of tours beginning and ending in Istanbul.

Ephesus is one of the world's best archaeological sites, at one time being the second-largest city in the Roman Empire and home to the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Here you can also visit the 24,000 seat Great Theatre and the luxurious Terrace Houses with their beautifully preserved wall frescoes and floor mosaics. Many of Alaturka's tours include Ephesus in the itinerary, and there are also tours beginning from there

Pamukkale is famous for its unusual white cliffs (travertines) and hot springs, which have been used as a spa for over 2000 years. It also features the ancient Roman ruins of Hierapolis. Alaturka has tours to Pamukkale beginning in Istanbul, Ephesus and Fethiye.

Cappadocia is a stunning region of canyons, amazing rock formations, vast underground cities, with houses, churches, monasteries and even a castle carved into the mountainsides. It is also the world's premier location for hot air ballooning. This surrealistic landscape is the must-see destination of Turkey. Almost all of Alaturka's tours visit spectacular Cappadocia.

Antalya is a charming and gorgeous town on Turkey's Mediterranean coast. Antalya offers vast insights into ancient times with a wealth of Roman sites in the surrounding areas, including 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. Alaturka offers a variety of tour options for Antalya.

Fethiye is a simply stunning town on the Mediterranean coast. Famous for its natural beauty, hiking, sailing, seafood, mud baths and its proximity to the Oludeniz Blue Lagoon. Also near Fethiye is the Saklikent Gorge, which is the longest and deepest gorge in Turkey (20km long). You can visit Fethiye with Alaturka, or you may also start your tour there.

Food in Turkey

Turkish cuisine is world famous with a rich blend of European and Asian influences. Indeed Istanbul is one of the best culinary destinations in the world. The most popular dishes are kebap and pide (Turkish pizza), which consists of flat, crusty bread with beef, lamb, chicken, eggs, cheese or vegetables. Don't forget to try the Turkish delight as well!

Almost all food in Turkey is halal, and there are plenty of options available for vegetarians.

When to visit Turkey

Turkey is a large country with many different climatic regions. The north and east of Turkey have cold winters, while the coastal areas of the Aegean Sea boasts a temperate climate with pleasant weather all year round. The Mediterranean region can get very hot in summer.

The most popular time to visit Turkey is in the summer, from April to October. Tulip season in Istanbul is from late March to early May. The Mediterranean coastline is especially nice in spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) with temperatures between 20ºC and 30ºC.

Getting to Turkey from Karachi

Turkish Airlines and PIA offer direct flights to Istanbul every day from Karachi. Direct flight time from Karachi to Istanbul is 6 hours.

Flights from Karachi to other airports in Turkey, including Ankara, Izmir and Antalya, operate indirect, stopping in Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh or Kuwait City.

From Istanbul to other cities in Turkey, such as Antalya and Kayseri (Cappadocia), Turkish Airlines operates many cheap, direct flights daily.

Travel to Turkey via road trip from Pakistan takes between 26- and 70-hours dependant on departure point and destination. This type of journey is undertaken by passing through countries such as Iran and others in the region, all border crossing regulations and documents should be checked.

Turkish visa for Pakistani citizens

Pakistani passport holders must obtain a visa to enter Turkey. It is advised that you apply for your visa 4 weeks before your intended date of arrival in Turkey. As visa conditions can change without notice, it's best to contact a Turkish embassy or consulate in Pakistan for the most current information.

Turkish Embassies and Consulates in Pakistan

Turkish Consulate General in Karachi

29-A Khayaban-e Hafiz
Phase V, Defence Housing Authority
Karachi

T: +92 21 3587 4334

Mon-Fri 09:30 – 17:00

Turkish Embassy in Islamabad 

Street 1, Diplomatic Enclave
Islamabad

T:+92 51 8319810

Mon-Fri 09:00 – 18:00
Consular Section Reception 09:30 – 12:30

Turkish Delight

Istanbul Ephesus Pamukkale Cappadocia Istanbul

Turkey Adventure

Istanbul Gallipoli Ephesus Pamukkale Cappadocia Istanbul

Historical Highlights

Istanbul Cappadocia Pamukkale Ephesus Istanbul

Istanbul And Cappadocia Highlights

Istanbul Cappadocia Istanbul

Istanbul & West Highlights

Istanbul Ephesus Pamukkale Istanbul

Istanbul To Cappadocia And Antalya

Istanbul Cappadocia Antalya Istanbul (Optional)

Turkey Unlimited

Istanbul Gallipoli Troy Pergamon Ephesus Pamukkale Fethiye Kas Olympos Antalya Konya Cappadocia Istanbul

Alaturka Explorer

Istanbul Gallipoli Ephesus Pamukkale Fethiye Olympos Cappadocia Istanbul

Explore Turkey

Istanbul Ephesus Pamukkale Fethiye Kas Olympos Cappadocia Istanbul

City, Coast And Cappadocia

Istanbul Fethiye Olympos Cappadocia Istanbul

Istanbul, Blue Cruise & Olympos

Istanbul Fethiye Kas Olympos Istanbul

Eastern Turkey Explorer

Istanbul Trabzon Erzurum Ishak Pasha Palace Mount Ararat Ani Cathedral Van Akhtamar Island Hasankeyf Mardin Mount Nemrut Sanliurfa Gobekli Tepe Gaziantep Istanbul (Optional)

Treasures Of Eastern Turkey

Istanbul Kayseri Mount Nemrut Sanliurfa Gobekli Tepe Hasankeyf Akhtamar Island Van Mount Ararat Ishak Pasha Palace Ani Cathedral Erzurum Trabzon Istanbul (Optional)

Istanbul To Blacksea & Trabzon

Istanbul Trabzon Istanbul (Optional)

Biblical Ephesus And Seven Churches

Istanbul Ephesus Istanbul