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Day tours

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Lonely Planet Experiences Private Istanbul Tour: Picnic On Two Continents

Starting at$76

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Picnic On Two Continents

Starting at$51

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Lonely Planet Experience

Istanbul Conquered

Starting at$112

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Champagne Breakfast

Starting at$120

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

Starting at$175

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Paragliding Oludeniz, Fethiye, Turkey

Starting at$111

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloons by Butterfly Balloons

Starting at$120

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Tickets & Passes

The Land of Legends Theme Park Admission Ticket

Starting at$26

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Multi-day adventures

Lonely Planet Experience

Gallipoli Pilgrimage Upgraded

Starting at$125

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Lonely Planet Experience

Discover Georgia & Turkey

Starting at$3,445

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Lonely Planet Experience

Turkey Uncovered

Starting at$1,007

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Lonely Planet Experience

Turkey Explored

Starting at$1,394

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Lonely Planet Experience

Turkey Backroads

Starting at$437

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Lonely Planet Experience

Discover Classic Turkey & Northern Cyprus

Starting at$2,670

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Highlights of Turkey & the Greek Islands

Starting at$3,755

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Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Cappadocia 3 days tour package from Istanbul By Plane

Starting at$465

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Recent stories

Art and culture

The most incredible ancient sites in Turkey

5 min readPublished Aug 19, 2021

From classical cities to archaeological marvels, Turkey bears witness to every stage on the human journey. These are Turkey's best ancient sites.

Celsus library in Ephesus, Turkey
Food and drink

How to drink Turkish coffee like a local

5 min readPublished Mar 11, 2020

Turkish coffee is a unique style of preparation with its own history, preparation and flavor. Here's how to experience it at the source.

How to drink Turkish coffee like a local
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Here's what you can expect on a Lonely Planet Experiences tour of Turkey

6 min readPublished Mar 9, 2020

There are a dazzling array of delights awaiting you in Turkey. Make your visit fun without being overwhelming with a Lonely Planet Experiences tour led by a local guide.

With fascinating cultural heritage, stunning scenery and bustling cities, Turkey has something for every kind of traveller
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Turkey by train: a guide to travelling on the Dogu Express

5 min readPublished Oct 23, 2019

The Dogu – or Eastern – Express train runs almost a thousand miles from the east to the west of Turkey. Here's our guide to this scenic journey.

The Dogu Express train © Robbie Griffiths / Lonely Planet
Art and culture

This region of eastern Turkey is the ancestral home of the Kardashians

5 min readPublished Oct 16, 2019

Reality stars the Kardashians can trace their roots to an Armenian kingdom deep in the heart of eastern Turkey. Find out how to explore this exotic land.

The majestic İshak Paşa Palace © muratart / Shutterstock