Tura Turizm was founded in 1966 as an inbound and outbound tour operator based in Istanbul. Over the past 50 years, the company has been dynamically grown to be one of the strongest tour operator in Turkey. Today, Tura Turizm has over 130 employees working at the head office in Istanbul and branch offices in Kusadasi, Antalya. The company has been awarded by Seatrade Insider as the "Supplier of the year" in 2007 abd as the "Innovative Shorex of the year" finalist consecutively between 2008 and 2015. In 2013, Royal Carribean Cruises awarded the company in the categories of "Most innovative tour ideas" and "Shore excursions managers´ choice - best tour operator" and also Norwegian Cruise Lines awarded Tura Turizm as "Most succesful tour operator" in 2012. The company also received awards on the ground handling side, after being finalist in several nominations in various categories "Spotlight award" and "Most improved tour operator" awards were granted to Tura Turizm in 2015.
Our most recent and largest innovation has been the creation and build-out of a large scale visitor´s attraction just a mile from Ephesus called Cittantica. Through a full scale reproduction, guests can experience first-hand the Celsius Library and Roman Forum as it may have looked 3000 years ago.