Turkey Istanbul Culture & Historical Tours

Turkey's culture and history are as diverse and captivating as its landscapes and cultural and historical milestones. Throughout cultural heritage tours, you can explore the influences of many civilizations that have settled in Turkey, blending their cultures with the local heritage. The historical and cultural routes in Turkey span from Hellenistic to Oriental art, from myth to reality. Turkey Culture & History Tour Packages offer one of the best ways to discover Turkey and its centuries-old historical and cultural legacy. Explore all these facets of culture and history through day tours in Turkey and Istanbul's history and culture tours as well.

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6 Days Dream of Turkey Vacation Package6 Days Dream of Turkey Vacation Package

6 Days Dream of Turkey Vacation Package

Discover something truly extraordinary and exceptional. Experience the ultimate Turkey tour, which covers Istanbul, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale, and a convenient return to Istanbul through domestic flights. This is a tour designed with utmost sophistication, providing you with all the lavish amenities. Say farewell to extended bus journeys, as you'll relish the ease and comfort of domestic flights that effortlessly convey you to your chosen destinations.

Tour TypeRegular & Private
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DestinationsIstanbulIzmirKusadasiPamukkaleKusadasiIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
6 Days Dream of Turkey Vacation Package
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6 Days, 6 Destinations
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6 Days Magic Line Turkey Escorted Tour6 Days Magic Line Turkey Escorted Tour

6 Days Magic Line Turkey Escorted Tour

Prepare to be amazed by this captivating tour itinerary. It seamlessly weaves together the most renowned destinations and their captivating narratives. From İstanbul, the imperial city, to the transformative Gallipoli, a site that altered the course of history. Experience the legendary Troy, where an epic clash and a tale of love unfolded. Explore Pergamon, counted among the Seven Churches of St. John, and the enchanting ancient realm of Ephesus. Is this not a tour program, but rather a grand celebration of history and culture?

Tour TypeRegular & Private
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DestinationsIstanbulCanakkaleTroyBergamaKusadasiIzmirIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
6 Days Magic Line Turkey Escorted Tour
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6 Days, 7 Destinations
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7 Days Eyes of Turkey Travel Package7 Days Eyes of Turkey Travel Package

7 Days Eyes of Turkey Travel Package

This call is for tireless travelers who will not quit before the end day because the destinations here are the most attractive ones in Turkey. Istanbul; the house of countless attractions and historical monuments, Antalya; the pearl of the Mediterranean, Konya; the capital of peace, and Cappadocia; like a surreal painting that nature did throughout centuries. 

Tour TypeRegular & Private
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DestinationsIstanbulAntalyaKonyaCappadociaIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
7 Days Eyes of Turkey Travel Package
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7 Days, 5 Destinations
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7 Days Turkish Sweet Vacation Package7 Days Turkish Sweet Vacation Package

7 Days Turkish Sweet Vacation Package

Bathe in the hot white pools of Pamukkale, walk, and listen to the magnificent story of Gallipoli Campagne, Troy and Ephesus, Pergamon and Seven Churches of St John will be waiting for you. With the 7 Day Turkish Sweet Vacation you will discover Anatolia’s epic stories while walking in the most visited places.  

Tour TypeRegular & Private
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsIstanbulCanakkaleTroyBergamaKusadasiPamukkaleIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
7 Days Turkish Sweet Vacation Package
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7 Days, 7 Destinations
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8 Days Wonderful Turkey Escorted Tour8 Days Wonderful Turkey Escorted Tour

8 Days Wonderful Turkey Escorted Tour

If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best tour in Turkey, including Istanbul, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Capppadocia. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. There are no long bus rides just domestic flights getting you to your destination comfortable and relaxed.

Tour TypeRegular & Private
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsIstanbulIzmirKusadasiPamukkaleKusadasiIzmirCappadociaIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
8 Days Wonderful Turkey Escorted Tour
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8 Days, 8 Destinations
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9 Days Legendary Turkey Vacation Package9 Days Legendary Turkey Vacation Package

9 Days Legendary Turkey Vacation Package

To truly experience Turkey, you must explore Istanbul, Gallipoli, Pergamon, Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Antalya. Discover them all in a single, comprehensive package, enabling you to wander ancient cities, be captivated by natural wonders, and delight in optional attractions for an immersive adventure.

Tour TypeRegular
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsIstanbulCanakkaleTroyBergamaKusadasiPamukkaleAntalyaIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
9 Days Legendary Turkey Vacation Package
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9 Days, 8 Destinations
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10 Days Turkish Delight Vacation Package10 Days Turkish Delight Vacation Package

10 Days Turkish Delight Vacation Package

Embark on an affordable journey through Turkey with our Istanbul and Turkey Tour Packages. Whether your heart desires to venture into the cave churches of Cappadocia's Goreme, take a dip in the pristine travertine pools of Pamukkale, unwind near Antalya's Duden Waterfall, or find spiritual inspiration at Mevlana, this tour is a gateway to Turkey's captivating wonders, ready for your exploration. 

Tour TypeRegular
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsIstanbulIzmirKusadasiPamukkaleAntalyaKonyaCappadociaIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
10 Days Turkish Delight Vacation Package
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10 Days, 8 Destinations
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11 Days Special Turkey Vacation Package11 Days Special Turkey Vacation Package

11 Days Special Turkey Vacation Package

For those who haven't witnessed the Gallipoli, bathed in the therapeutic waters of Pamukkale, explored the Seven Churches of St. John, or fully beheld the splendor of the ancient city of Ephesus, this tour is tailor-made for you.

Tour TypeRegular
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsIstanbulCanakkaleTroyBergamaKusadasiPamukkaleAntalyaKonyaCappadociaIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
11 Days Special Turkey Vacation Package
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11 Days, 10 Destinations
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5 Days Taste of Turkey Vacation5 Days Taste of Turkey Vacation

5 Days Taste of Turkey Vacation

From the capital of emperors Istanbul to the colorful earth layers and fantastic atmosphere of Cappadocia with Guaranteed Departure Tour Package…

Tour TypeRegular & Private
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsIstanbulCappadociaIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
5 Days Taste of Turkey Vacation
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5 Days, 3 Destinations
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Private Luxury Istanbul City Tour 7 DaysPrivate Luxury Istanbul City Tour 7 Days

Private Luxury Istanbul City Tour 7 Days

Welcome to Turkey for something special! The most comprehensive and leisurely tour of Istanbul including VIP treatment and accommodation in only the finest 5 star deluxe hotels. Enjoy First class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul, including private daily excursions to Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, Istanbul's famous Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Grand Spice Bazaar, the Bosphorus waterway, Princes Island and Dolmabahce Palace. This is an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. We want to offer the best and the most luxurious travel throughout Istanbul whilst maintaining quality of service, quality of life and value for money.

Tour TypePrivate
DepartureScheduled
DestinationsIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
Private Luxury Istanbul City Tour 7 Days
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7 Days, 1 Destination
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Discover Turkey Istanbul Culture & Historical Tours

Booking a historical tour to Istanbul is the best way to explore this modern and authentic blend of East and West cultural legacies. Turkey Istanbul Culture & Historical Tours offer excellent itineraries that list all the unique visiting places in Istanbul, specifically focusing on the old city, Sultanahmet. There are dozens of historical sites in Istanbul, Turkey, which have stood since ancient times.

In addition to its rich history, the culture in Turkey, especially in Istanbul, is a unique blend of modern and traditional destinations. To ensure you don't miss out on experiencing one of the most visited cities globally, with over 11 million visitors, booking a guided Istanbul city tour is essential. While a day tour in Istanbul, Turkey, can be sufficient to explore just the gems of the old city, but the city itself boasts a vibrant nightlife, palaces, natural sites, and museums. Therefore, opting for a few days of long tours is a better way to discover the history and culture of Istanbul. 

Cappadocia, Izmir, Antalya, and Pamukkale are also popular destinations that travelers can visit through various Turkey tour packages from Istanbul.

Tour Istanbul and Cappadocia via the 5 Days Istanbul Cappadocia Tour. Explore the old city, Hagia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque before witnessing the magnificent sunset on fairy chimneys. You can add more destinations, such as the iconic Ephesus ancient city in Kusadasi, via the Ephesus and Pamukkale tour from Istanbul; triple the fun. Visiting Balat is one of the Istanbul travel advices for those who wish to explore one of Istanbul's star destinations on Golden Horn coasts.
 
Bonus: Istanbul Bosphorus boat tours are also one of the most unique things to do in Istanbul and one of the best Istanbul travel advices.

Top visiting sights in Istanbul 

  1. Sultanahmet tourist attractions; Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Basilica Cistern, Sultan Ahmed Square, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, Hippodrome of Constantinople.
  2. Taksim  tourist attractions: Taksim Square, Istiklal Avenue, Gezi Park, Ataturk Cultural Center, Madame Tussauds Istanbul, Taksim Republic Monument, Tunel, Atlas Passge, Franch or Algiers Street.
  3. Kadikoy tourist attractions: Bagdat Avenue, Kadikoy Moda Park, Haydarpasa Terminal, Kadikoy Bull Statue, Kadikoy Fish Market, Bahariye Street, Kadikoy SALT Galata.
  4. Karakoy tourist attractions: Galata Tower, Karakoy Pier, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Kılıç Ali Pasha Complex, Galata Bridge, Neve Shalom Synagogue, Karakoy Lokantasi.
  5. Balat tourist attractions: Chora Church (Kariye Museum), Fener Greek Patriarchate, Balat Rum School, Ahrida Synagogue, Church of St. George, Iron Church (St. Stephen of the Bulgars), Balat Houses.

FAQ Istanbul

What to do in 3 days in Istanbul?

Travelers can visit the old city and the Sultanahmet tourist attractions on the first day and spend the night in Taksim, exploring restaurants in Cicek Passage or Tunel. On the second day, going for a boat tour on the Bosphorus or a dinner cruise for the night is essential. However, visiting Balat attractions or Pierre Loti Hill is an alternative. For the third day, having breakfast in Kadikoy and exploring the center can be good before heading back home.

What is Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with dinner and entertainment?

The Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with dinner stands out as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul. Typically, visitors embark on a Bosphorus trip around 8 PM, indulging in a captivating journey along the Bosphorus accompanied by a delightful dinner. The experience is heightened with live music and captivating performances, featuring a blend of both traditional and modern dance shows. The Bosphorus dinner cruise tour ends around midnight, providing a memorable and enchanting evening for all. Check the Bosphorus dinner cruise itinerary. 

What is the best time to visit Basilica Cistern Istanbul? 

The Basilica Cistern in Istanbul has recently undergone restoration and is now open for visits. Various art events unfold in its dramatic atmosphere, with the site boasting incredible acoustics. Inside, the lighting enhances the ambiance, making it a stunning venue for all kinds of music events. Therefore, it can be asserted that the best time to visit the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul is during a music event. Nevertheless, even in the absence of such events, the site remains captivating and worthy of exploration. 

Is Topkapi Palace worth visiting? & What to see in Topkapi Palace?

Topkapi Palace served as the main layout and government center for nearly 400 years, housing renowned Sultans and their families. Additionally, it witnessed numerous dramatic incidents throughout its history. Spanning an expansive 80,000 square meters, the palace is home to one-of-a-kind artifacts. Topkapi Palace architecture features various remarkable styles.. 

Visitors can see various sections in Topkapi Palace, including the harem, Divan-e Humayun (a kind of parliament), Adalet Kulesi (the Justice Tower symbolizing the eternal justice of the Ottoman Sultans), the treasure room, and other buildings. The Baghdad Pavilion in Topkapi Palace stands as one of the last and finest examples of classical palace architecture.

The palace showcases a rich and diverse collection comprising Chinese and Japanese porcelains, sacred relics, Sultan garments, portraits, miniatures, weapons, and more. It stands as one of the largest museum-palaces globally.

Best Things to do in Istanbul

  • Visit the Hagia Sophia 
  • Wander around the Blue Mosque also called Sultan Ahmed Mosque
  • Explore the Topkapi Palace
  • Shop at the Grand Bazaar
  • Take a Bosphorus Cruise
  • Visit the Spice Bazaar
  • Walk through the historic Sultanahmet Square
  • Discover the Istanbul Archaeological Museums
  • Visit the Chora Church (Kariye Museum)
  • Relax in Turkish Bath (Hamam)
  • Explore the Asian Side of Istanbul- Kadikoy and Moda

The best Istanbul culture and history tour packages

  • 6 Days Dream of Turkey Vacation Package/   Best Istanbul Culture and History Tour Packages
The package includes visits to popular Turkey destinations, including Istanbul, where you can explore the Hippodrome, the German Fountain, the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpent Column, and the Column of Constantine. The tour also includes a visit to the Blue Mosque. After a Bosphorus Boat tour, you'll fly to Izmir to explore Kuşadası's treasures Sirince Village and Ephesus ancient city. The tour concludes with a visit to Turkey's famed white travertines in Pamukkale. See the tour.

  • 7 Days Eyes of Turkey Travel Package /  Best Istanbul Culture and History Tour Packages
This package will take you on a memorable journey to some of Turkey's most renowned places. Begin your tour in Istanbul's Old City, where you may see the beautiful Blue Mosque and browse at colorful local markets. Next, take a scenic Bosphorus Cruise to enjoy spectacular views of the city's cityscape and historic buildings.

Continue your adventure by traveling to Antalya, where flowing waterfalls and the picturesque Old City await you. Before seeing Cappadocia's surreal landscapes, visit the famed Tomb of Mevlana in Konya. Discover the wonders of an underground city and fascinate at the Goreme Open Air Museum. With every attraction boasting its own distinct charm and cultural riches, this trip offers an enlightening and fascinating journey across Turkey's diverse landscapes and rich legacy. Check the tour.

  • 8 Days Wonderful Turkey Escorted Tour /  Best Istanbul Culture and History Tour Packages
Embark on an enriching journey through Turkey's most captivating destinations with our immersive tour package. Begin your exploration in the vibrant heart of Istanbul's Old City, where ancient history and modern charm converge. Sail along the iconic Bosphorus Strait, witnessing the majestic skyline of Istanbul and its historic landmarks from the water's edge. Continue your adventure with a visit to the ancient city of Ephesus, renowned for its well-preserved ruins and fascinating archaeological sites. Marvel at the surreal beauty of Pamukkale's terraces, formed by mineral-rich thermal waters cascading down the mountainside. Journey to the otherworldly landscapes of Cappadocia, where you'll uncover the secrets of an Underground City and immerse yourself in the rich history showcased at the Goreme Open Air Museum. Each destination offers a unique glimpse into Turkey's diverse culture and heritage, promising an unforgettable experience for all travelers. All of these destinations will be visited conveniently through the use of domestic flights. Visit the tour.

  • 9 Days Legendary Turkey Vacation Package /  Best Istanbul Culture and History Tour Packages
Go on an extraordinary journey through Turkey's rich historical and natural wonders with our comprehensive tour itinerary. Begin your adventure in the captivating Istanbul Old City, where ancient marvels await around every corner. Pay tribute to the fallen soldiers at the poignant battlefields of Gallipoli before delving into the legendary tales of the Trojan Horse at Troy. Explore the majestic Acropolis of Pergamon and uncover the secrets of the ancient city of Ephesus, where time seems to stand still amidst its remarkable ruins. Marvel at the surreal beauty of Pamukkale's cascading terraces, formed by the mineral-rich thermal waters. Wander through the charming Antalya Old City and immerse yourself in its rich history, before being captivated by the breathtaking waterfalls that grace its surroundings. This unforgettable journey promises to leave you enthralled by the wonders of Turkey's past and present. See the itinerary.

  • 10 Days Turkish Delight Vacation Package /  Best Istanbul Culture and History Tour Packages
With this detailed tour schedule, you can go on an amazing trip through Turkey's many historical and natural sights. Start your trip in the beautiful Old City of Istanbul, where old wonders are waiting for you around every turn. On a scenic cruise along the famous Bosphorus Strait, you can take in the stunning views of Istanbul's skyline. Visit the ruins of Ephesus, which is one of the best-preserved old towns. The mineral-rich hot waters that made Pamukkale's flowing slopes have a strangely beautiful look. Take your time to look around Antalya's Old City and learn about its long past. Check out the beautiful streams that dot the scenery. First, honor the Tomb of Mevlana, which is very important, before going into an Underground City. Finally, visit the Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia to see the interesting objects and paintings. The amazing sights of Turkey will charm you on this trip you will never forget. Check the itinerary.