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Volcanic landscapes, ancient, sunken cities, and 4,000 years of rich culture and traditions, this underrated destination is more than worth the stop. Experience where cultures of two continents collide on our trips to Turkey.

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Grand Tour of Turkey
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What our travelers say about their tours to Turkey

Surprising Turkey
10/11/19 by 20th-time traveler Vickie
Turkey is surprisingly modern, clean, interesting, friendly and safe. They were happy to welcome Americans back as visitors after being absent for several years. It's a big, nice, fascinating museum of Roman ruins, natural beauty, and architectural works of art.
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Fabulous Grand Tour of Turkey
10/11/19 by 2nd-time traveler Mary Ellen
I had been to Istanbul before and found the old city a wonderful place to explore. But Turkey as a whole exceeded my expectations. All in all an experience I will cherish for a very long time. I will definitely recommend to my friends.
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Amazing Experience
11/06/15 by 4th-time traveler Chelsea
Plenty of people thought I was crazy for travelling to Turkey. What is there to do or see in Turkey, everyone asked. The truth is, there is so much you don't even realize it. From Greco-Roman ruins, amazing food experiences, beaches, unreal landscapes and unforgettable sunsets.
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Best tour experience ever!
10/11/19 by 1st-time traveler Kristine
Mehmet was a great tour director and he was knowledgeable about ever excursion. For all the places we visited, it was worth the price! Thank you for a wonderful experience and I would do it again!
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Your tour includes hotels, breakfast daily and other select meals, comfortable transportation, an expert Tour Director, guided sightseeing, and more.

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Your local Tour Director will meet you and your group on the first day, and be your go-to for the best sites, flavors, and stories of the region.

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Travel tips for Turkey trips

When is the best time of year to visit Turkey?

Turkey has seven geographic weather and climatic regions. So, travelers deciding when to plan trips to Turkey should consider where they want to go and what they want to see.

With temperatures typically ranging between the high-60s and the mid-80s, April, May, September, and October are popular months for Turkey tours.

Travelers who want to lounge on the country’s beaches often time their Turkey trips for June through September, when temperatures hover in the mid- to upper-80s.

Late-October through March bring much colder temperatures, and many coastal hotels and resorts close during those months. This is also the time of year when there are fewer crowds in the major cities, making it the perfect time to explore places like Istanbul.

What are some interesting things to do on a trip to Turkey?

Most travelers’ Turkey tours include a visit to Istanbul, the country’s capital city, and with good reason. It’s home to breathtakingly beautiful structures such as the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, plus lively taverns, restaurants, and shopping bazaars. For an itinerary packed with food, scenery, and history, follow our guide to spending 48 hours in Istanbul.

For more to do in Istanbul and beyond (think hot-air-balloon rides and trying local bites), check out 8 can’t-miss moments to cross off your bucket list in Turkey.

What should I pack for a tour to Turkey?

Because of the country’s diverse landscapes, cultural offerings, and topography, many Turkey tours, like our Grand Tour of Turkey, cover a lot of ground. Be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes, plus clothing you can layer.

Many tours to Turkey include visits to mosques and other religious sites, so pack pants, long skirts, and shirts that keep shoulders, upper arms, chests, and legs covered. Women are required to cover their heads when visiting mosques, so a light wrap or shawl will come in handy, too.

What should I know before traveling to Turkey?

Plan to visit the ATM before your guided tour to Turkey begins. Although credit cards are widely accepted in major cities like Istanbul and Ankara, tours of Turkey often include visits to more rural areas, where many vendors only accept cash. Plus, having some Turkish lira and kuruş will come in handy for taxi rides, tips, and using public restrooms.

Cats and dogs roam freely in many places throughout Turkey, but there’s typically no need to fear them. Locals often take care of—even revere—their furry friends, so the animals tend to be friendly.

What are the benefits of taking a guided tour to Turkey?

There’s so much to see and do in Turkey, and traveling on an itinerary designed by our expert travel planners ensures you don’t miss a single highlight or hidden gem. And, because we handle all the planning for you, you don’t have to worry about how to get from place to place. Plus, you’ll meet local guides along the way for a true insider’s perspective.

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