Turkey Tour Packages From The United Arab Emirates
Turkey is a land of vast history, the birthplace of many civilisations and the home of some of history's greatest empires. Turkey delights visitors with its dizzying natural scenery, intriguing ruins from throughout human history, exquisite food and unique handicrafts.
Alaturka Turkey offers a wide range of day tours, cruises, and airport-to-airport package tours to help you make the most of your time in Turkey and discover the vast array of wonderful experiences that Turkey holds.
Alaturka package tours operate from airport-to-airport. From the moment you arrive in Turkey until the moment you leave, your every need will be catered for by Turkey tourist services company, however our tours do not include flights to and from Turkey.
Please note that Turkey Travel Service does not provide visa services. You will need to obtain a visa before entering Turkey.
All of Turkey's tours are conducted in English.
To see our full range of single day and package tours, please scroll to the bottom of the page, or click here.
What to see in Turkey
Istanbul is the starting point for most visitors to Turkey, and has been a major cultural hub for nearly 2000 years, and a crucial site of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. The most famous sights in Istanbul include the Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque), the Hagia Sophia Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Basilica Cistern and the Byzantine Wall.
Istanbul offers world-class shopping in its Grand Bazaar, along Istiklal Avenue and the famous Taksim Square, as well as many modern malls.
Alaturka offers a wide selection of tours beginning and ending in Istanbul.
Bursa, as the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, is a city rich in history and grandiose Ottoman architecture. Bursa is the final resting place for many Ottoman sultans, with the Green Tomb of Sultan Mehmed I being the city's most famous attraction. Bursa also boasts some of Turkey's most distinctive and beautiful mosques, such as the Ulucami which is renowned for its striking calligraphy displays, and the Green Mosque which features a fountain in the prayer area. Beside the Green Mosque is a tea area with views of the 2500m peak of Uludag.
Trabzon and the Black Sea Trabzon is the most popular city for exploring Turkey's stunning Black Sea coastline, an area which enjoys mild, pleasant summers and cool winters. In Trabzon you can enjoy delicious Turkish food at Ataturk Alani Square and visit the Aya Sofya museum. You can also visit beautiful natural sites like the Hidirnebi Plateau and charming Uzungol Lake, situated 1000 metres above sea level and surrounded by mountains on all sides. Trabzon is also famous for the Sumela Monastery, carved into the side of a cliff during the times of the Roman Empire. Travelling west along the spectacular coastal highway, you can also discover Amasya with its rock tombs and riverside Ottoman houses, as well as the fort city of Sinop at Turkey's northernmost point where you can enjoy grilled fish.
Ephesus is one of the world's best archaeological sites, at one time being the second-largest city in the Roman Empire and home to the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Here you can also visit the 24,000 seat Great Theatre and the luxurious Terrace Houses with their beautifully preserved wall frescoes and floor mosaics. Many of Turkey's tours include Ephesus in the itinerary, and there are also tours beginning from there
Pamukkale is famous for its unusual white cliffs (travertines) and hot springs, which have been used as a spa for over 2000 years. It also features the ancient Roman ruins of Hierapolis. Turkey Travel Services Company has tours to Pamukkale beginning in Istanbul, Ephesus and Fethiye.
Cappadocia is a stunning region of canyons, amazing rock formations, vast underground cities, with houses, churches, monasteries and even a castle carved into the mountainsides. It is also the world's premier location for hot air ballooning. This surrealistic landscape is the must-see destination of Turkey. Almost all of Turkey's tours visit spectacular Cappadocia.
Antalya is a charming and gorgeous town on Turkey's Mediterranean coast. Antalya offers vast insights into ancient times with a wealth of Roman sites in the surrounding areas, including Perge, a city featuring baths, acropolis and a well preserved stadium, as well as Aspendos, which is the best preserved ancient Roman theatre in the world. With its fertile location surrounded by mountains and cliffs, Antalya also boasts beautiful national parks and waterfalls. Turkey Travel Services Company offers a variety of tour options for Antalya.
Fethiye is a simply stunning town on the Mediterranean coast. Famous for its natural beauty, hiking, sailing, seafood, mud baths and its proximity to the Oludeniz Blue Lagoon. Also near Fethiye is the Saklikent Gorge, which is the longest and deepest gorge in Turkey (20km long). You can visit Fethiye with Turkey travel service, or you may also start your tour there.
Food in Turkey
Turkish cuisine is world famous with a rich blend of TLopean and Asian influences. Indeed Istanbul is one of the best culinary destinations in the world. The most popular dishes are kebap and pide (Turkish pizza), which consists of flat, crusty bread with beef, lamb, chicken, eggs, cheese or vegetables. Don't forget to try the Turkish delight as well!
Almost all food in Turkey is halal, and there are plenty of options available for vegetarians.
When to visit Turkey
Turkey is a large country with many different climatic regions. The north and east of Turkey have cold winters, while the coastal areas of the Aegean Sea boasts a temperate climate with pleasant weather all year round. The Mediterranean region can get very hot in summer.
The most popular time to visit Turkey is in the summer, from April to October. Tulip season in Istanbul is from late March to early May. The Mediterranean coastline is especially nice in spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) with temperatures between 20ºC and 30ºC.
Getting to Turkey from the U.A.E.
From Dubai, there are a host of flight options to Istanbul. Turkish Airlines offers multiple flights daily to Istanbul Ataturk and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airports. Emirates flies daily from Dubai to Istanbul Ataturk airport. Fly Dubai operates daily flights from Dubai to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport, while Pegasus Airlines also offers the same route daily, at discount prices. All of these flights are direct to Istanbul.
Turkish Airlines and Etihad Airways both offer daily direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul Ataturk airport, while Pegasus Airlines runs its discount service from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul Sahiba Gokcen airport 3 times per week.
Air Arabia operates a daily direct route from Sharjah to Istanbul Sahiba Gokcen Airport.
Turkish visa for U.A.E. citizens
Citizens of the United Arab Emirates can obtain a 90 day, multiple entry e-Visa here. Visa conditions can change without notice, so it is best to consult your nearest Turkish embassy or consulate before you travel.
Turkish Embassies and Consulates in the U.A.E.
Turkish Embassy in Abu Dhabi
W59-02 /1 ADNEC, Arkasi, Villa No: 1
P.O. Box 3204
T: +971 2 410 99 99
World Trade Center, 8th Floor
P.O. Box 9221
T: +971 4 331 47 88
Sun-Thurs 08:30 – 14:00
5 day Turkish Delight Tour. Begin your journey exploring the history of Ephesus after a quick flight from Istanbul. Then enjoy the highlights of Pamukkale and two days in Cappadocia before catching your return flight to Istanbul.
with overnight bus to from Pamukkale to Cappadocia
8 day Turkish Delight Tour. Begin your journey with a two day tour of Istanbul, then explore the history of Ephesus and the striking natural beauty of the Pamukkale pools and the unique lanscape of Cappadocia before returning to Istanbul.
with overnight bus from Pamukkale to Cappadocia
13 day Explore Turkey Tour with gulet cruise. Begin and end your journey in Istanbul and make your way through Ephesus, Pamukkale, cruise from Fethiye to Olympos, and see the highlights of Cappadocia.
6 Day Istanbul to Fethiye Tour. Begin your Tour of some of western Turkey’s highlights, travel to the peninsula of Gallipoli where you will visit the remembrance sites before travelling onto the ancient city of Pergamon. Journey onto the ancient coastal city of Ephesus which now sits inland followed by the natural spa of Pammukale before ending in the harbour town of Fethiye.
4 day Istanbul and Cappadocia Highlights Tour. If your time is limited to just 4 days, we have organized a tour that will allow you to see the top highlights of Istanbul and Cappadocia in this short amount of time. Two full day tours and an optional hot air balloon ride make for a perfect 4 day experience.
4 day Istanbul and Cappadocia Highlights Tour. With a limited time frame, this four day tour begins with the highlights of Istanbul and then continues on to Cappadocia where you will see the majority of the highlights and even have the opportunity for a hot air balloon experience!
5 day Istanbul and Cappadocia Highlights Tour. With the convenience of a round trip flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia, there is less time needed for traveling and more time instead for seeing the highlights of these two fascinating places. Two full days touring in Istanbul and another two full days in Cappadocia make for a great experience in Turkey.
6 day Istanbul and Cappadocia Highlights Tour. The six day tour leaves just enough time to see a majority of the highlights in both Istanbul and Cappadocia. With a round trip flight from Istanbul to Keyseri airport in Cappadocia, this tour begins with the best of Cappadocia and later continues with two unique urban tours of the city of Istanbul.
11 day City, Coast, and Cappadocia Tour with gulet cruise. Begin your journey in Istanbul before making your way to the Turkish Riviera where you will cruise from Fethiye to Olympos and then travel to Goreme to explore the incredible landscape of Cappadocia.