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The ancient city of Ephesus

Turkey tours

The ancient city of Ephesus

Travelling to Turkey with Audley allows you to see more than just beaches and well-known historical sites. Our specialists have ventured further afield to uncover unique, local experiences that will enrich your stay, such as wine tasting in a vineyard or cookery lessons at a family home.

Our itinerary ideas can all be tailored to your preferences for a bespoke tour that includes the sites and activities that interest you most. Together with our private local guides and drivers we can arrange for you to visit major sights at the least crowded times and plan the most convenient journeys so that you can make the most of your time.

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Our recommended tours in Turkey

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Turkey, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • Hagia Sophia

    Istanbul & Cappadocia

    • Explore Istanbul's highlights, such as the Blue Mosque and Spice Market.

    • Take a leisurely cruise along the Bosphorus admiring Europe on one side and Asia on the other.

    • Fly high above Cappadocia on a sunrise hot air balloon ride.

    • Try your hand at mastering Turkish cuisine on a cooking class with a local family.

    8 days from £2,730pp

  • Hagia Sophia

    Istanbul to Kalkan

    • Marvel at the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

    • Experience the delights of Turkish cuisine.

    • See the limestone terraces of Pamukkale.

    • Take a boat trip out to the sunken city of Kekova.

    8 days from £2,780pp

  • Pergamon Acropolis

    Ancient Wonders of Turkey

    • Visit the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.

    • Travel along the Gallipoli Peninsula, past historic battlefields and World War I memorials.

    • Visit the Acropolis and Asclepion of ancient Pergamon.

    • Enjoy local wine from the terrace of your boutique hotel in pretty Şirince.

    • Explore the spectacular ruined city of Ephesus.

    • Spend time exploring the ancient sites around Antalya.

    12 days from £4,130pp

  • Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, Bodrum

    Luxury Turkey tour

    • Stay in the luxurious Shangri-La on the Bosphorus in the heart of Istanbul.

    • Explore highlights such as the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar.

    • Sleep in a deluxe cave hotel with glorious views in Cappadocia.

    • Relax in style on the Turquoise Coast in the Kempinski Barbaros Bay.

    • Go hot air ballooning over the striking Cappadocian landscape.

    12 days from £5,880pp

  • Ballooning in Cappadocia

    Grand Tour of Turkey

    • See the impressive limestone terraces of Pamukkale.

    • Explore the pretty village of Alaçati.

    • Visit the home of the Whirling Dervishes in Konya.

    • Travel to ancient Termessos in the Taurus Mountains.

    18 days from £6,605pp

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Hagia Sophia

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Bridging Asia and Europe, Istanbul effortlessly mingles modern commerce and ancient cultures. One-time resident Ninwa introduces you to the city she loves, from the big-name sights like the Grand Bazaar to the best place to buy fish sandwiches right off the boat.

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