Welcome to a place of immense beauty, where continents and cultures collide. From one of the greatest cities in the world to seascapes that rival any tropical destination, Türkiye is home to a kaleidoscope of shifting scenery. Walk in the shadow of ancient empires, merchants, and pilgrims, below towering mosques and impossible mountains. Revel in heavenly cuisine and incredible history while discovering a world between east and west.
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Türkiye might seem like a faraway destination, but our tour packages make it easy to reach. Browse our Greece island hopping packages for options that include a Bosphorus cruise to Istanbul or cruises to Kusadasi, on the country’s Aegean coast. Things to do in Türkiye: visit the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, travel to the ancient city of Ephesus (Efes), and enjoy the beaches near Kusadasi.
TÜRKIYE TRAVEL GUIDE
What to eat
Meze for breakfast (imagine a table covered in small plates, served with tea), popular street food like simit (crisp circular bread covered in sesame) or balik-ekmek (a fish sandwich), unique cheeses like ezine or kars kasari, Turkish sausage, kebabs, baklava, and unlimited amounts of delights we can’t all name here!
What to bring back
Anything food-related (spices, olive oil, tea, wine, Turkish delights or coffee), hand-made ceramics, handmade carpets or rugs, mosaic lamps or Turkish tea cups.
Many empires influenced this incomparable country and their legacies can be spotted at UNESCO World Heritage Sites across Turkey. One of these is the ancient city of Ephesus, near the cruise port of Kusadasi. Built around the 6th century BCE, it was once considered the most important port city in ancient Greece. The ruins include the incredible Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.