Istanbul Tours & Holidays

Count the windows in the soaring Blue Mosque, navigate the twisting alleys of the Ottoman-era bazaars and bargain with the local personalities, and uncover the different characters of the city on each side of the mighty Bosphorus strait. These tours from Istanbul will introduce you to the capital of Turkey, a city sitting across continents and cultures. Beginning here is the perfect setup for a journey through a country of contrasts, from the underground cities of Cappadocia to the sunken cities off the southern coast.

Tours to Istanbul

Discover a continent-straddling metropolis packed with treasures and sights with these tours to Istanbul. The capital of Turkey is made for exploration, its streets packed with history, its bazaars full of flavours, each building like the Hagia Sophia holding a different story. From here you can make your way across the country, to the fairy-tale chimneys of Cappadocia, the ruins of Ephesus, the welcoming waters of Fethiye and the coast, or to the pilgrimage sites of Gallipoli.

Tours from Istanbul

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Taste of Istanbul

Marlene · Traveled March 2024
Our Taste of Istanbul Tour was absolutely amazing. Our guide Unsol was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and made our time in Istanbul very special. We had two days in Istanbul after finishing another Intrepid tour in Spain, Portugal and Morocco before joining this Istanbul toùr. We then stayed on for two days after the tour and Unsol made some excellent suggestions for additional activities, which we really enjoyed. This tour also gave us an opportunity to have a break before our long trip home to Australia. Highly recommended.
Review submitted 01 Apr 2024

Six Days in Turkey

Ching Hei · Traveled March 2024
Would not recommend. This trip is like an RyanAir or Jetstar Flight. You'll think it's a good deal and sign up for it, but then you'll find anything that's worth adding to the trip will come out of your pocket and will end up costing a fortune. You won't be doing anything in Antalya and Konya as you'll end up there at night - so forget doing anything there. The Ceramics Workshop section is rip-off - you'll find the things they sell elsewhere for a fraction of the price. They have original piece but those cost as much as the tour. Just plan a trip yourself and start in Cappadocia or Istanbul, you'll probs get more for your money that way.
Review submitted 04 Apr 2024

Six Days in Turkey

Amanda · Traveled March 2024
Amazing trip and unforgettable memories in a country which is full of deep history, with an Intrepid community that was incredibly friendly for a solo traveller! I would like to thank Ata for making this trip memorable evoked through his passionate storytelling of Turkish culture and history. Rather than a tour guide, it felt like we had a friend on board with us!
Review submitted 08 Apr 2024

Turkey Encompassed

Claire · Traveled March 2024
Thoroughly enjoyed Turkey Encompassed. Extremely well organized. Some long days on the bus, the sites/experiences were amazing. Our Tour Guide Can was the best. Knowledgeable, organized, funny. Just a pleasure to be with. He was even able to surprise us with a hot air ride in a second location when the activity was cancelled in Cappadocia. Some of the hotels were disappointing but that didn’t really take away from the enjoyment of the trip. Also, the activity level was a bit sedate for me but it’s rated level 2 so I will know for next time.
Review submitted 07 Apr 2024

Turkey Highlights

Ellena · Traveled March 2024
An incredible tour that has made me fall in love with Turkey. Every location was unique and interesting, with the trips between them equally as fun! Our tour leader was incredibly knowledgeable and really elevated our experience of the country. Amazing food, people, history and views!
Review submitted 01 Apr 2024
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