TURKEY PACKAGE TOURS FROM RUSSIA

Turkey is a land of vast history, the birthplace of many civilisations and the home of some of history's greatest empires and kingdoms. Turkey delights visitors with its dizzying natural scenery, intriguing ruins from throughout human history, exquisite food and unique handicrafts.

Alaturka Turkey offers a wide range of day tours, cruises, and airport-to-airport package tours to help you make the most of your holiday package time in Turkey and discover the vast array of wonderful experiences that Turkey holds. Alaturka’s Turkey travel packages offer an easy was to explore and experience this land filled with culture, religion and history.

  • 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.

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.

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.

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

Bodrum is a quaint harbour town on the west coast of Turkey, famed for its beautiful traditional styled buildings. Come the night time it becomes a popular destination for nightclubs, boasting on of the largest open-air club and dancefloors. The towns stunning harbour makes for a great place to catch a ferry or boat cruise to the nearby Greek islands of the Dodecanes island chain.

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.

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.

Travel from Russia to Turkey

Direct flights from Moscow are available daily, provided by Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, and Aeroflot. Aegean, Azal, Turkish Airlines, and Air France also offer one stop flights daily from Moscow international airport.

Turkish airlines offer direct flights from St Petersburg to Istanbul daily. With Aero Flot, Lufthasa and KLM offering one stop flights daily.

Turkish visa for Visitors from Russia

Holders of a standard Russian Passport are exempt from a visa for up to 60 days of travel and stay, those with service passports require a visa to entre Turkey. Visa conditions can change without notice, so it is best to consult your nearest Turkish embassy or consulate before you travel.

Turkish Embassies and Consulates in Russia

Turkish Embassy in Moscow
7 Rostovskiy pereuloc 12
191121
Moscow

T: +7 495 9944 808

Turkish General Consulate in St. Petersburg
7-ya Sovetskaya Ulitsa 24
191036
St. Petersburg

T: +8 812 5771 812

Turkish General Consulate in Kazan
Gorkova street 23/27
P.O. BOX:141
420015
St. Petersburg

T: +7 843 2995 310

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