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True Turkey Suggestions

Turkey Tour Travel to Istanbul Ephesus Pamukkale Antalya

True Antiquity True Antiquity

Istanbul - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Antalya

We recommend our True Antiquity itinerary to guests who want to experience a different side of Turkey - exploring authentic small villages and magnificent ancient ruins. From the charismatic city of Istanbul, to magnificent Ephesus, to unique Pamukkale, to luxurious Antalya, this Turkey holiday delivers an extraordinary journey through Turkey. You will visit unique small villages and towns, explore dramatic settings, and get a first-hand feel for some of the most spectacular sites embodying the rich history of this part of the world.

    Welcome to Turkey

  • Istanbul

    3 Nights

    Arriving at the Istanbul airport today, you'll be met by your True Turkey representative, who will assist you with transportation to your first night's hotel. Once you're settled, begin your vacation by taking advantage of our customized recommendations and head out to explore this historic and dynamic city.

    Get your first taste of buzzing Istanbul wandering through areas such as upscale Nisantasi, colorful Taksim, and charming Sultanahmet. Enjoy a guided tour of all the main historic sites in the city, among them Aya Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi, the Roman Hippodrome and Cistern. Learn about this region’s impressive history and how it has contributed to today’s modern culture of Istanbul. Be sure to visit the exciting and world famous covered market of the Grand Bazaar, as well as the charming Spice Market full of wonderful scents. For the adventurous who want to explore more of the city, we recommend enjoying an enchanting boat cruise along the Bosphorus, venturing to the Prince Islands, or visiting one of the city’s many suburbs, perhaps Ortakoy or Bebek. By the end of your stay in Istanbul, we are sure that you will come to love this diverse, exciting, and truly unique city!

  • Ephesus

    3 Nights

    Arrive at your authentic boutique hotel in the quaint village of Sirince - meaning “pretty” - and once you’ve checked-in to your hotel take a leisurely walk to explore this traditional town and its landscape of vineyards and peach trees. During your first full day in the area, enjoy a guided tour and begin your discovery of one of the world’s most well-preserved ancient sites. Together with your guide you will have the opportunity to learn about the Temple of Artemis - one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – or visit the famous Library of Celsus, the Gate of Augustus, and the Basilica of Saint John…just to name a few. Learn about this ancient city’s incredible history, the rise and fall of some of the world’s most influential empires, and how Ephesus played a particularly important role in the history of Christianity. We definitely recommend a day trip to the cosmopolitan city of Kusadasi to explore the many shops, restaurants, and cafés. Take advantage of our True Turkey Recommendations Guides to learn about the history of this fascinating region and the unique travel experience it offers to its visitors. We are sure that you will truly enjoy learning about this area of Turkey – it is quite incredible!

  • Pamukkale

    1 Night

    Arrive at one of the most photographed places of Turkey – the incredible Pamukkale. Once you have checked-in at your resort, head out to discover the unique beauty of the landscape. During your visit of this area, explore the ancient city of Hierapolis that stands atop the white travertine terraces of Pamukkale and see why these sites have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The mineral forests, petrified waterfalls, and terraced basins of Pamukkale perfectly complement the ruins of ancient baths and temples of Hierapolis, forming a truly distinct setting that will captivate any visitor of this remarkable area.

  • Antalya

    3 Nights

    Once you have arrived and settled in at your hotel, we recommend enjoying a simple and relaxed evening at your own pace - perhaps a quiet dinner or leisurely walk along the coast. Rested and ready for your first day of exploration, we recommend discovering the town of Antalya with its palm lined boulevards and charming old town. Be sure to see sights such as the Old Harbor, the Truncated Minaret, and Hadrian’s Gate. Having won an award for its attractive setting and use of resources, Antalya’s new harbor is a great way to end your city discovery. Enjoy lunch or dinner while people-watching at the city’s new Yacht Harbor. During your second day, enjoy a full-day guided tour of the area and visit some of the world’s most well preserved ancient sites including perhaps Termessos, Perge, Selge, and Aspendos. Together with your guide learn about the incredible and diverse history that this land has experienced. Having explored the city and discovered the rich history of the area, take some time for yourself and relax at one of Antalya’s sandy beaches or enjoy a game of golf – the perfect end to an incredible experience in Turkey!

  • Istanbul

    1 Night

    Having already explored the city of Istanbul, after checking-in to your hotel head out to your favorite part of the city or discover another area that you missed during your first stay. We highly recommend enjoying a leisurely stroll through one of the coastal suburbs or use our Istanbul restaurant recommendations list to enjoy a farewell dinner at one of the best restaurants in the city. You are sure to leave Turkey full of wonderful memories!

  • We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

The featured destinations, activities and tours in the above itinerary are only a small selection of the alternatives offered.

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