Western Turkey for Friends

Friends
Friends
14 - 17
days

This route offers a fusion of past and present history, picture-perfect nature and vibrant metropolises, all promising a superb experience for you and your friends.

In this trip

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

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2

    Ankara, Turkey

  • 3

    Konya, Turkey

  • 4

    Antalya, Turkey

  • 5

    Fethiye, Turkey

  • 6

    Izmir, Turkey

  • 7

    Canakkale, Turkey

  • 8

    Bursa, Turkey

  • 9

    Istanbul, Turkey

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Things to do in and around Istanbul

  • Urban Density
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Dolmabahce Palace @ Istanbul
  • Topkapi Palace @ Istanbul
  • Istiklal caddesi
  • Street, Prince Islands
  • Floodplain Forest
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) view
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
  • ortakoy
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
  • Small town outside of Istanbul, Turkey
  • Sunken Palace Cistern in Istanbul
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  • Süleymaniye Camii Suleiman Mosque
  • Istanbul :: Yenicami
  • Bridges
  • Iznik
  • Morning in Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Istanbul Archeological Museum
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  • Miniaturk, Istanbul, Turkey
   
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Istanbul

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 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 Ankara

  • Ankara's Citadel
  • cer modern
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
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  • Mausoleum
  • Kocatepe Mosque 3
  • Hamamönü
  • Museum of T.C. Ziraat Bankası
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  • Ankara: Dikmen Vadisi
  • Ankara
  • Fountains 2
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Ankara

Turkey, Central Anatolia region

FoodCultureHistoricNight life2 nights

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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Things to do in and around Konya

  • Konya Night Scene
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  • Roman Sarcophagus
  • 32 Konya - Aladdin Hill
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  • Lake Beysehir
  • Globe
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  • Turkey: Konya: Mevlana Museum and Shrine - 2
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  • Medrese Karatay - Dôme
  • Atatürk schoolroom
  • Alaaddin mosque 4, Konya
  • Aziziye Camii
   
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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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Things to do in and around Antalya

  • Antalya Old Town
  • 2009 Antalya
  • Duden Waterfall
  • Kaputaş
  • İspanya İmparatorluğu
  • Kekova Kaleden
  • Köprülü Kanyon'un Köprüsü
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  • Model of Blue Mosque
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  • The Ruins at Olympos
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  • Road to Kekova
  • Antalya Müzesi - Antalya Museum
  • Antalya, Turkey
  • The View from Ancient Phaselis.
  • Amphitheatre, Termessos
   
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Antalya

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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Things to do in and around Fethiye

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  • hillside beach club
  • King Amyntas's Tomb
  • Rock-carved tombs at Kaunos
  • Oludeniz, Turkey
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  • Fethiye museum coins Lycian classical period
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  • Köyceğiz Lake boat trip
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  • Patara Turkey 32
   
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Fethiye

Turkey, Mediterranean region

BeachesSmall townsNatureActiveHistoric2 nights

A slice of paradise, Fethiye has stunning blue waters, pine-covered hills, beautiful bays and a laid back feel.

Fethiye is a city and district of Mugla Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. It is one of Turkey's well-known tourist centers and is especially popular during the summer. In the last ten years Fethiye has become a magnet for British citizens. Apart from its climate and natural beauty, the Britons are attracted by its less expensive lifestyle and the hospitality of the local people. The Fethiye Museum, which is very rich in ancient and more recent artifacts, displays and testifies to the successive chain of civilizations that existed in the area, starting with the ancient Lycians. Fethiye is also home to the Tomb of Amyntas, a large and beautiful tomb built in 350 BC by the Lycians. What makes this tomb unique is its massive size and beautiful carvings.
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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
  • Borsa
  • Aslanlar (Lions)
  • Celsus library
  • ZEUS CAVE
  • Funfair in Izmir, Turkey
  • Izmir bazaar and mosque
  • Magnificient Arches Still Standing
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  • Aqua Castle
  • Backlight Forest
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  • A mosque in Izmir
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  • Izmir, Konak Square
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  • View on the forum and the basilica B with Pangaion Hills in the background, Philippi
   
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Izmir

Turkey, Aegean region

FoodNight lifeCultureHistoric2 nights

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
  • CANAKKALE NAVAL MUSEUM WESTERN TURKEY OCT 2011
  • View of surrounding plains - Troy
  • Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
  • The Trojan horse used in the 2004 film
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  • Port Lligat - Casa de Salvador Dalí i Gala 105
  • ANZAC Cove 1
  • Assos, Kefalonia
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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)
  • Turkey Toss Day, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA, 11/22/2008
  • who dropped the pepper?
  • Bursa - Mausolée Vert
  • 13 October 2007
  • Traditional Ottoman village
  • Ulu Cami skylight
  • Muradiye Tombs in Bursa
  • 2007-03-11 03-17 Istanbul 041 Bedeckter Basar
  • Bursa - Koza Hani, Cour intérieure
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
  • Uçmaya Hazırlık (Preparing to fly)
  • Constantinople city wall
  • Crescent and star on mosque minaret
  • Bursa, Turkey
  • 38, Yesil Camii-n Madraza, gaur egun -Museo de Arte Turco e Islamico-, Bursa
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  • Eskisehir, Turkey 2009-09-27
   
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Bursa

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nights

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
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Dolmabahce Palace @ Istanbul
  • Topkapi Palace @ Istanbul
  • Istiklal caddesi
  • Street, Prince Islands
  • Floodplain Forest
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) view
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
  • ortakoy
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
  • Small town outside of Istanbul, Turkey
   
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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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