Turkey tours in May 2025

Experience the best of Turkey before the summer crowds arrive

With summer just a stone's throw away, warmer temperatures and upbeat spring vibes are in the air in May. Explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus or Cappadocia's remarkable fairy chimneys sans the summer heat. Uncover thousands of years of history as you hike along the stunning Lycian Way. Or embark on a food-filled adventure to discover the secrets of Turkey's most beloved dishes. If you're here in early May, you may also get to experience Hidirellez – an annual spring festival with lively folk music, traditional fire-jumping and lamb feasts.

May reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 217 reviews submitted.
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Best of Turkey

Mary · Traveled May 2024
The best of Turkey trip exceeded our expectations.. The combination of history, experiences and scenery were exceptional and having a guide who was knowledgeable, considerate and friendly made the trip one to remember ..
Review submitted 13 Jun 2024

Turkey Explored

Danny · Traveled May 2024
A diverse itinerary that provides a wide range of experiences. The schedule is fast-paced at times with a series of tiring connections on some travel days. The lodging and breakfasts ranged in quality and were generally quite basic.
Review submitted 17 Jun 2024

Best of Turkey

Jacalyn · Traveled May 2024
Fabulous trip beautiful companions terrific leader with loads of local knowledge. Do it and just book it!
Review submitted 09 Jun 2024

Turkey Uncovered

Peter · Traveled May 2024
Our tour leader was excellent, so the tour worked very well, despite Turkiye’s new tourist-only mega price hikes everywhere. The information provided by Intrepid doesn’t explain a Basic tour involves stuff like wheeling luggage to bus stations. 70% inflation makes eg hiring taxis dangerously expensive. However, overall a great tour.
Review submitted 13 Jun 2024

Six Days in Turkey

Ashley · Traveled May 2024
This trip was the perfect introduction to Turkey. Our guide Beykan was also very knowledgeable and approachable. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a nominal, authentic, and culturally driven tour to Turkey.
Review submitted 31 May 2024
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