Straddling Europe and Asia, Turkey blends the exoticism and intrigue of the east with the architectural grandeur of the west, and has emerged as one of the world’s “must-see” destinations. With a coastline that spans more than 2000 kilometers, bordering the Mediterranean, Aegean, Marmaris and Black seas, it has also become a favorite port of call for cruise ship liners. Our Turkey shore excursions encapsulate the essence of this captivating country, allowing you to explore the landscapes, culture and history that have lured conquerors, explorers and travelers throughout the ages.
Turkey’s expansive coastline is dotted with postcard-perfect beaches and hidden coves where sun-worshippers can swim in crystal clear waters and soak up the endless sun. With sunken ruins and a myriad of marine life, it is also an impressive snorkeling and scuba diving destination, with small group shore excursions accessing its remotest corners. Explore captivating ancient cities, such as Ephesus and Pergamum, that dot Turkey’s stunning coast, or wander the cobblestone streets of charming old towns like Kas, set right on the water’s edge. Witness the spectacular beauty of the Turkish coastline from on board your cruise ship, then venture into the heart of the region on a small group Turkey shore excursion.
As the backdrop for countless events of world significance, Turkey’s historical sites are steeped in legend and tales of conquest. In addition to its 11 properties inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, it has also been recognized as the location of 11 Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity elements being carefully preserved for generations to follow. From the ancient mosques and elaborate churches of Istanbul to the underground dwellings of Cappadocia, let Turkey’s historical, religious and cultural heritage intrigue you on a small group adventure to witness its most magnificent man-made wonders.
From rugged mountain ranges to surreal rock formations, the landscapes of Turkey are something to behold. Whether you want to take an easy stroll through its lush forests or soar high above on a parasailing adventure, there is a huge variety of Turkey shore excursions that allow you to experience the country’s landscapes just the way you want. Watch sunrise as you float above the captivating valleys of Cappadocia on a hot air balloon ride, or witness the otherworldly landscape and hot springs of Pamukkale’s chalk terraces. No matter where your cruise ship ports along Turkey’s coastline, the landscapes you encounter during a shore excursion are sure to impress.