Classic Turkey

Romantic
Romantic
10 - 13
days

From the eclectic capital Istanbul, explore some of Turkey's most iconic sites such as Pamukkale's breathtaking terraces, the cobbled streets and great nightlife of Cannakkale, and much more on this classic trip.

In this trip

  • CultureCulture
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • BeachesBeaches

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2

    Eskisehir, Turkey

  • 3

    Pamukkale, Turkey

  • 4

    Izmir, Turkey

  • 5

    Canakkale, Turkey

  • 6

    Bursa, Turkey

  • 7

    Istanbul, 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)
   
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Istanbul

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nights

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 Eskisehir

  • Eskisehir, Turkey 2009-09-27
  • Eskisehir, Turkey 2009-09-27
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  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
  • Barrio otomano. Otoman Houses. Eskisehir.
  • Dancing glass people
  • Eskişehir 2012
  • Eskisehir - Conte de Fées Château
  • 13 October 2007
  • Traditional Ottoman village
   
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Eskisehir

Turkey, Central Anatolia region

Culture1 night

One of Turkey's oldest cities, Eskisehir is rich with historic and archaeological sites, as well as several intriguing museums.

Eskisehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskisehir Province. The city is located on the banks of the Porsuk River, 792m above sea level, where it overlooks the fertile Phrygian Valley. In the nearby hills one can find hot springs. Known as a university town, both Eskisehir Osmangazi University and Anadolu University (which has one of the largest student enrollments in the world) are based in Eskisehir. Its main attractions include the Kursunlu Cami Mosque, Contemporary Glass Art Museum, Sazova Park, Archaeology Museum, and the nearby archaeological site of the ancient Phrygian city of Dorylaeum.
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Things to do in and around Pamukkale

  • PAMUKKALE
  • Crystal Blue
  • Hierapolis
  • Looking over archeological site of Hierapolis from Theatre
  • Aphrodisias
  • På vei ut til Honaz
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Pamukkale

Turkey, Aegean region

NatureActive1 night

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 Izmir

  • Asansor (Elevator) & Izmir, Turkey
  • Dia de la Madre en Kemeralti. Mother´s Day in Kemeralti. Izmir. Turkey.
  • Kibris Sehitleri
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  • Izmir bazaar and mosque
  • Celsus library
  • Alacati
  • Aslanlar (Lions)
  • Borsa
  • A mosque in Izmir
  • Magnificient Arches Still Standing
  • Backlight Forest
  • Foça
   
4

Izmir

Turkey, Aegean region

FoodNight lifeCultureHistoric1 night

Surrounded by sea and mountains, the large port city of Izmir is becoming known for its lively, forward-thinking cultural scene.

Izmir is a metropolitan city in the western extremity of Anatolia and the third most populous city in Turkey. The ancient city was known as Smyrna and the city was generally referred to as Smyrna in English, until the Turkish Postal Service Law made "Izmir" the internationally recognized name. Izmir has almost 4,000 years of recorded urban history and possibly even longer as an advanced human settlement. Its main sights include Agora Open Air Museum, the St. Polycarp Church, the Kus Cenneti bird sanctuary, the Coskun Lunapark, the Hisar and Fatih Mosques, and much more.
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Things to do in and around Canakkale

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  • AB Gökçeada Kampı: Doğu Kumsalı
  • The Trojan horse used in the 2004 film
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  • Sanctuary, Troy
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  • CANAKKALE NAVAL MUSEUM WESTERN TURKEY OCT 2011
  • Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
  • Assos, Kefalonia
  • View of surrounding plains - Troy
  • Port Lligat - Casa de Salvador Dalí i Gala 105
   
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Canakkale

Turkey, West Marmara region

HistoricCulture2 nights

A thriving university town with a fascinating past, Canakkale provides great access to a number of historic military sites.

Canakkale is a city and seaport in Turkey, in Canakkale Province, on the southern (Asian) coast of the Dardanelles at their narrowest point, having territory in both Europe and Asia. Ferries cross there to the northern (European) side of the strait. The city is the nearest major town to the site of ancient Troy. The "wooden horse" from the 2004 movie Troy is exhibited on the seafront. Canakkale is the second city to be situated on two continents after Istanbul. Some points of interest include Military Marine Museum, Cimenlik Castle, Trojan Horse, Canakkale Archaeological Museum, as well as the gorgeous beach.
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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
  • 2007-03-11 03-17 Istanbul 041 Bedeckter Basar
  • Crescent and star on mosque minaret
  • Bursa, Turkey
  • Traditional Ottoman village
  • Uçmaya Hazırlık (Preparing to fly)
   
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Bursa

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 night

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 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
   
7

Istanbul

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 night

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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