Grand Tour of Turkey

Romantic
Romantic
12 - 15
days

Starting in the magical capital, make your way around Turkey stopping in major cities such as the bustling industrial Bursa, the ancient ruins of Asklepion and Acropolis in Bergama, the other-worldly terraces of Pamukkale, and more on this grand tour of Turkey.

In this trip

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

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2

    Bursa, Turkey

  • 3

    Bergama, Turkey

  • 4

    Pamukkale, Turkey

  • 5

    Konya, Turkey

  • 6

    Urgup, Turkey

  • 7

    Ankara, Turkey

  • 8

    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
  • Untitled
  • 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
  • Church of the Holy Savior in Chora
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  • IMG_0765
  • Miniaturk, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Iznik
   
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Istanbul

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life4 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 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)
   
2

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 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
   
3

Bergama

Turkey, Aegean region

HistoricSmall towns1 night

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

  • 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
   
4

Pamukkale

Turkey, Aegean region

NatureActive2 nights

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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Things to do in and around Konya

  • Konya Night Scene
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  • Roman Sarcophagus
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  • Turkey: Konya: Mevlana Museum and Shrine - 2
  • Lake Beysehir
  • Globe
  • Turkey Konya 11
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  • Medrese Karatay - Dôme
  • 32 Konya - Aladdin Hill
  • Alaaddin mosque 4, Konya
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  • Atatürk schoolroom
  • Aziziye Camii
   
5

Konya

Turkey, Central Anatolia region

HistoricCultureFood2 nights

The perfect mix of old and new, this busy city boasts ancient architecture and culture, along with a thriving modern university.

Konya is a city in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. It is the seventh most populous city in Turkey. Konya is an economically and industrially developed city and the capital of Konya Province. Major landmarks include the Mevlana Museum, Aladdin Mosque, Ince Minaret Medrese-Museum, Karatay Medrese-Museum, Aziziye Mosque, Konya Ethnography Museum, İzzet Koyunoglu City Museum, and the St. Paul's Catholic Church at Alaeddin Hill.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Things to do in and around Urgup

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  • Urgup
  • Pasabag (Monk's Valley)
  • Vue sur le site de Göreme
  • Cave Houses & Extensions
  • Uçhisar - Vue sur la forteresse
  • Underground city in Derinkuyu
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6

Urgup

Turkey, Central Anatolia region

NatureSmall townsFoodHistoricActive2 nights

Favored by travelers, the town boasts boutique hotels and great nightlife along with cave dwellings and quaint handicraft shops.

Urgup is a town and district of Nevsehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. It is located in the historical region of Cappadocia, and near the cave Churches of Goreme. According to 2010 census, the population of the district is 34,372 of which 18,631 live in the town of Ürgup. The district covers an area of 563km, and the town lies at an average elevation of 1,043m.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Things to do in and around Ankara

  • Ankara's Citadel
  • cer modern
  • Kocatepe Mosque 3
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
  • hamamönü
  • Hamamönü
  • Museum of T.C. Ziraat Bankası
  • Mausoleum
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Ankara

Turkey, Central Anatolia region

FoodCultureHistoricNight life1 night

Often overlooked, Turkey's second largest city and capital is dynamic, cultured and teeming with lively spots to explore.

Ankara is the capital of Turkey, located in Central Anatolia, and is Turkey's second largest city behind Istanbul. The city replaced Istanbul as the capital following the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Giving its name to the Angora wool shorn from rabbits, goats, and cats, Ankara is also known for its pears, honey, and muscat grapes. It is a virtual treasure trove of various archaeological sites, as well as home to nearly 50 museums, many parks, and beautiful mosques.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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
   
8

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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