Across Turkey

9 - 11

From the enchanting capital of Istanbul, make your way down to the Mediterranean coastal Antalya, with stops at the stunning terraces of Pamukkale, the peaks around Bursa, and more on this cross-Turkey adventure.

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  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2

    Bursa, Turkey

  • 3

    Bergama, Turkey

  • 4

    Pamukkale, Turkey

  • 5

    Antalya, Turkey

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Things to do in and around Istanbul

  • Urban Density
  • Dolmabahce Palace @ Istanbul
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) view
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Topkapi Palace @ Istanbul
  • Street, Prince Islands
  • Small town outside of Istanbul, Turkey
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
  • Istanbul Modern
  • Istiklal caddesi
  • 13 October 2007
  • Traditional Ottoman village
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  • Süleymaniye Camii Suleiman Mosque
  • Sunken Palace Cistern in Istanbul
  • ortakoy
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
  • Uçmaya Hazırlık (Preparing to fly)
  • Tombeau d'Eyüp Sultan
  • Istanbul :: Yenicami
  • Istanbul Archeological Museum
  • Abandoned winter garden glasshouse
  • Floodplain Forest
  • Bridges


Turkey, Marmara region

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East meets West in a vibrant crescendo of history, culture, and cuisine, making Istanbul an unmissable destination.

Istanbul, once known as Constantinople and Byzantium before that, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities and ranks as world's 5th-largest city proper and the largest European city. It's main attractions include Aya Sofya Basilica, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Grand Bazaar, several museums, and more.
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Things to do in and around Bursa

  • Bursa Rainbow
  • Bursa Tramline (IB24)
  • Muradiye Tombs in Bursa
  • who dropped the pepper?
  • Bursa - Mausolée Vert
  • 13 October 2007
  • Street, Prince Islands
  • Ulu Cami skylight
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  • Crescent and star on mosque minaret
  • Bursa, Turkey
  • Traditional Ottoman village
  • Uçmaya Hazırlık (Preparing to fly)


Turkey, Marmara region

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Now a bustling industrial metropolis, the Ottoman empire's first major capital is full of history, markets, parks and attractions.

Bursa is a large city in Turkey, located in northwestern Anatolia, within the Marmara Region. It is the fourth most populous city in Turkey and one of the most industrialized metropolitan centers in the country. It has become proliferated with parks and gardens located across its urban fabric, as well as to the vast and richly varied forests of the surrounding region. Bursa has rather orderly urban growth and borders a fertile plain. The mausoleums of the early Ottoman sultans are located in Bursa and the city's main landmarks include numerous edifices built throughout the Ottoman period. Bursa also has thermal baths and several museums, including a museum of archaeology.
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Things to do in and around Bergama

  • Pergame - Herôon et vue sur Bergama
  • Bergama
  • Pergamon Asklepion, theater
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  • The remains of the Temple of Trajan in the Acropolis, Bergama (Pergamum), Turkey
  • Asansor (Elevator) & Izmir, Turkey
  • Celsus library
  • pergamon museum
  • Turkish Baths in Bergama
  • Foça
  • Assos, Kefalonia


Turkey, Aegean region

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A UNESCO-listed town, known for its easy-going atmosphere and significant ancient ruins.

Bergama is a populous district, as well as the center city of the same district, in Izmir Province in western Turkey, and the second largest district in the province. Its main attractions include the Selcuk Minaret, Cukurhan caravanserai, Great Mosque of Bergama, and the Acropolis, among others. Bergama is also known for its historic quarter, where old Ottoman houses in the traditional style are found.
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Things to do in and around Pamukkale

  • Crystal Blue
  • Hierapolis
  • Looking over archeological site of Hierapolis from Theatre
  • Aphrodisias
  • På vei ut til Honaz
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  • View on the forum and the basilica B with Pangaion Hills in the background, Philippi
  • Celsus library


Turkey, Aegean region

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A city famous for its archaeological sites and unique natural attractions, including hot springs and mineral water terraces.

Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year. Tourism is and has been a major industry. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. When the area was declared a World Heritage Site, the hotels on the site were demolished and the road leading here removed and replaced with artificial pools. Wearing shoes in the water is prohibited to protect the deposits.
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Things to do in and around Antalya

  • Antalya Old Town
  • 2009 Antalya
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  • İspanya İmparatorluğu
  • Duden Waterfall
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  • Amphitheatre, Termessos
  • Kaputaş
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  • Antalya Müzesi - Antalya Museum
  • Kekova Kaleden
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  • Hidirlik Tower
  • Model of Blue Mosque
  • Road to Kekova
  • The View from Ancient Phaselis.
  • Perga's agora


Turkey, Mediterranean region

BeachesNight lifeFoodHistoricCulture2 nights

Turkey's largest Mediterranean coastal city is home to some of the country's finest beaches, and is dotted with historic sites.

Antalya is the eighth most populous city in Turkey and the capital of its eponymous province. Located on Anatolia's flourishing southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast. Roman rule saw Antalya thrive, including the construction of new monuments, such as Hadrian's Gate. Kaleici, with its narrow cobbled streets of historic Ottoman era houses, is the old center of Antalya. With its hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants, and shopping, it has been restored to retain much of its historical character. There are also archaeological sites with traces of Lycian, Pamphylian, Roman, and Byzantine architecture and cultures.
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