The Best Historical Tours in Turkey

Journey Through Time: Unforgettable Historical Tours

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Get ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure through time and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history and culture of Turkey. In order to find the absolute best historical tours to Turkey, we've carefully analyzed each tour based on key criteria such as price, comfort, guest ratings, service, and activities to ensure an unforgettable journey. Whether you're a history buff, a lover of art and architecture, or a curious traveler seeking new experiences, these top-rated organized tours provide the perfect blend of adventure and cultural immersion. So, let's find that perfect tour for your next trip below.


The Top 3:

  • 1 Days, $38.52

  • 14 Days, $1650.00

  • 16 Days, $3715.00

What are the historical tour options in Turkey?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 89 trip options analyzed
  • $218 average price per day (USD)
  • 1 to 20 days in length
  • 4.69 of 5 average rating
  • 25 people or less on average

You'll be surprised at the array of historical tours in Turkey, as there is something for everyone. It's no wonder that visitors can't get enough of these tours, boasting an impressive average guest rating of 4.69 out of 5 stars. Picture yourself joining a group of like-minded adventurers, with an average maximum size of 25 people, ensuring a fantastic blend of social and personalized experiences. The average tour length spans 10 days, with tours ranging from 1 to 20 days long. For physical activity, you'll find tours classified as easy and moderate, with most of them being easy. And for transportation, you can choose between coach / bus and ocean cruise, with most of them being coach / bus. With our thorough analysis of 89 historical tours, we've found the best. So rest assured that Turkey has something to captivate every kind of traveler.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Historical Tours in Turkey
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by TravelShop Turkey



1 Days Start/End in Istanbul 1 Destinations 99 People at Most Ages 1 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional voyage that has garnered a 5 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 1 days, this jouney will have 99 participants, and it warmly welcomes guests of all ages. Expertly organized by TravelShop Turkey, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $39 per day.

  • Historical
  • Family
$39
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Intrepid Travel



14 Days Istanbul to Cappadocia 9 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 15 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This memorable journey is offered by Intrepid Travel which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 5 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $100 per day. Discover a journey that spans 9 destinations, with notable stops in Fethiye, Kekova, Antalya, and Konya. Your journey will begin in Istanbul and end in Cappadocia. The maximum group size is 16 people, welcoming guests age 15 and older.

  • Sailing
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
$1,402
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 20% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by On The Go Tours



16 Days Istanbul to Cairo 16 Destinations through Turkey, Egypt 24 People at Most Ages 18 to 80 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey, visiting Turkey and Egypt, that has been awarded a 5 out of 5 stars by previous guests. With an emphasis on museums, religious sites, temples, and sailing, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. With a duration of 16 days, this trip offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 24 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to guests age 18 to 80. This trip takes you on an adventure to 16 destinations, including Selcuk, Pamukkale, Cairo, and Aswan. Begin your trip in Istanbul and complete it with a memorable finale in Cairo. Brought to you by On The Go Tours, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $186 per day. Act fast to take advantage of the current sale.

  • Sightseeing
  • Historical
  • Museum
  • Shopping
  • Local Guide
  • Religious Sites
  • Temples
  • Sailboat
$3,715 $2,972
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Contiki



11 Days Start/End in Istanbul 9 Destinations 26 People at Most Ages 18 to 35 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled trip for 11 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 26 participants at most. With 9 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Konya, Cappadocia, Çanakkale, and Troy, and more. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Istanbul. Contiki, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests guests age 18 to 35. And since the priority is on local culture, museums, and temples, this tour is a great choice. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $153 per day.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Museum
  • Temples
$1,679
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 20% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
by G Adventures



15 Days Start/End in Istanbul 11 Destinations 15 People at Most Ages 12 to 90 Guest Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

This fantastic voyage has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars. Along the way, this journey encompasses 11 destinations, including Konya, Antalya, Kas, and Pamukkale. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Istanbul. Lasting 15 days, the maximum group size is 15 people, and it's good for guests age 12 to 90. Organized by G Adventures, this is a great deal because it's only $107 per day. It's also on sale right now!

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
$1,999 $1,599
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 10% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by City of Sultans



9 Days Start/End in Istanbul 7 Destinations 25 People at Most Ages 1 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 5 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary journey is the perfect choice. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around local culture and family-friendly activities. This itinerary covers 7 captivating destinations, with stops in Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Antalya, and Konya, among others. Istanbul kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. Spanning across 9 days, the journey accommodates 25 individuals, and is suitable for guests of all ages. Offered by City of Sultans, this remarkable journey is priced at just $122 per day. Take advantage of the current sale and secure your spot today! Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Family
$1,220 $1,098
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Globus



8 Days Start/End in Istanbul 9 Destinations 46 People at Most Ages 5 to 80 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by Globus has received a 5 out of 5 rating. On this 8-day journey you can unwind while also making new memories. Immerse yourself in a travel experience that includes 9 destinations, featuring Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi, and Ephesus Archaeological Museum. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Istanbul. With a group size of 46 people, it's suitable for guests age 5 to 80. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $125 per day.

  • Coach / Bus
  • Sightseeing
  • Historical
  • Family
$999
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 20% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by On The Go Tours



16 Days Istanbul to Cairo 14 Destinations through Turkey, Egypt 24 People at Most Ages 18 to 80 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Check out this journey that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 5 out of 5 rating, visiting Turkey and Egypt. Uncover the beauty of 14 destinations on this itinerary, with highlights such as Luxor, Gallipoli, Troy, and Kusadasi. Your journey will begin in Istanbul and end in Cairo. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on museums, religious sites, temples, and sailing. Spanning across 16 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 24 participants, and it's great for guests age 18 to 80. Brought to you by the renowned On The Go Tours, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $216 per day - an unbeatable value. Don't miss out on this limited-time sale.

  • Sightseeing
  • Historical
  • Museum
  • Local Guide
  • Religious Sites
  • Temples
  • Sailboat
$4,325 $3,460
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 25% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Guide of Ephesus



4 Days Start/End in Istanbul 2 Destinations 45 People at Most Ages 1 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This 4-day journey is ideal for guests of all ages. And priced at only $111 per day, it's a great value, too. Your adventure starts and ends in Istanbul. It's offered by Guide of Ephesus, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides. It's also on sale right now!

  • Historical
  • Family
$590 $443
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 10% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by City of Sultans



12 Days Start/End in Istanbul 6 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 1 to 98 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $140 per day, this terrific 12-day trip is ideal for guests age 1 to 98. This trip visits 6 destinations, including Antalya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, and Cappadocia along the way. Istanbul will be the beginning and end of your trip. Organized by the reputable City of Sultans, this is one of the best tours on this list. Take advantage of the current sale and secure your spot today!

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Family
$1,860 $1,674
TourRadar

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Also, if you're departing from a specific destination, see The Best 3-Day Tours from Istanbul, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Istanbul, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Fethiye, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Bodrum, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Antalya, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Kas, The Best 10-Day Tours from Istanbul, or The Best 2-Week Tours from Istanbul for more package tour options.

How much do historical tours in Turkey cost?

Average Daily Price Historical Tours
$218

After analyzing 89 historical tours in Turkey, we found the average price to be a remarkably economical $218 per day. Naturally, this region has many fantastic options for historical tours with a variety of prices. The individual costs will vary by the destinations, travel style, available dates, and other factors. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in Turkey.

And for more information on Turkey, see Turkey Travel Costs and Turkey Hotel Costs.


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