DK Travel

Shore Excursions in Turkey


We offer private shore excursions for cruise line passengers who visit some major ports in Turkey. Our main goal is to provide services that meet highest expectations of the traveler who are in search of different cultures, people and adventures.

Our tour guides are all licensed, have good knowledge of the sites visited, local culture, history and people of the country.

DK Tours tries to accomodate all requests to allow travellers have an experience about Turkish culture and lifestyle. Let you hook up with the locals for a more authentic experience based on guest interests, such as having a traditional Turkish shave experience, shopping at the local food market and cooking experience or having a tea at the traditional Turkish tea house. You will experience the country like a local, as much possible.


Ephesus is one of the finest open air museums in Turkey, which is considered to be the showpiece among all antique cities of the world.

Famous for its Celsus library, great theatre, marble streets, temples and baths, Ephesus is situated in the fertile Ionian landscape and has been known throughout history for it’s Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.


Where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

St. Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture constructed as a basilica in 536 by Emperor Justinian. Blue Mosque, facing St.Sophia, famous with its more than 20.000 blue Iznik tiles and unique with its 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet in the 17th century.

One of the best examples of classical Turkish art; Hippodrome, the scene of Byzantine chariot races, athletic events, victory celebrations, and political activities of the old city where one can also see today the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi, the Fountain of Wilhelm II and the Colossus.

The marvelous Underground Cistern; after lunch proceed to Topkapi Palace, built in 1468 by Mehmet the Conqueror, the imperial residence of Ottoman sultans housing the souvenirs of 600 years and exhibiting imperial treasury, Chinese porcelains, weapons, calligraphy section, etc.

Grand Covered Bazaar, the most attractive shopping center in the world with nearly 4000 shops.

And much more…


The white marvel, enlisted as a world heritage by UNESCO.

The unique calcium terrace and pools with hot spring water will amaze you during the tour on endless white path.

Pamukkale is quite unique in the world. Thermal spring waters still used today have been used since Roman times.

Pamukkale (meaning Cotton Castle in Turkish) is famous for it’s beautiful white travertine terraces and antique city of Hierapolis and with it’s thermal water springs.

In Hierapolis antique city, there’s a lot history to see and appreciate. Amphitheater, Necropolis, The Apollon Temple and Kleopatra poll.


A town to be explored in every step of the way

Kusadasi lies within walking distance of the port. Fruits, fresh vegetables, wine and olive oil are the pride of Kusadasi’s local cusine.

Kusadasi is a tourist destination with it’s historical character. The streets are covered with old houses, a castle, old Turkish baths and old mosques. Kuşadası is a natural paradise blending nature and history along the blue shore.


A once in a lifetime experience

Pick up from the hotel roughly one hour before the sunrise and transfer to the base.

Serving tea, coffee and cookies while waiting for the other participants. Then proceed to the take-off field designated for that day.

After a safety briefing delivered by the pilot, climb in to the baskets and take off. Rise to the altitudes of several hundred meters to have a good view of the area and drift through the valleys and canyons for some 60 minutes.

On landing, have a traditional celebration party with champagne and cakes.