Turkey


 

Our all inclusive approach

Our range of Turkey itineraries offer great value for money, featuring comfortable accommodation and fully supported camping. Additionally, we aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the tour cost such as most meals, entry fees, excursions and private transportation.

Innovative itineraries

From discovering the wonders of Istanbul and walking amongst the unique fairy chimneys of Cappadocia to taking in the Gallipoli memorials and exploring the ancient ruins of Ephesus and Troy, our itineraries have been carefully designed to reveal all of the highlights Turkey has to offer.

Experienced local guides

Our professional and passionate local guides will take you off the beaten track to reveal a genuine insight into their homeland. Their friendly, helpful nature and willingness to share their extensive knowledge of the incredible culture, scenery and history ensure your experience is memorable.


Hotels

In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star, twin share properties that are centrally located, comfortable and reliable.

Boats

Due to the shape of a ship's hull the size of cabins vary from boat to boat. Boat based trips include below deck berths however you can upgrade to above deck for an additional cost. Berths contain simple but functional equipment and are furnished with beds and a small wardrobe or an open shelf. There is enough space for sleeping and storing your travel bag. The crew includes an onboard cook.



Currency

Turkish Lire

The most widely accepted currencies are USD and Euro.

ATM machines are widely available throughout Turkey and exchange rates are usually better.

Most large purchases can be paid for on credit card.

International Dialing Code

+90

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Turkey is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

A visa is required for passport holders from the following countries*:

Australia

Canada

New Zealand

USA

United Kingdom

Visas for Turkey (sticker) are no longer available upon arrival at the airport in Turkey. Travellers should obtain a visa online, prior to travel to Turkey through the Turkish government website:

https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

Applicants just need to log on to https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en, provide the requested information, (after the application is approved) make online payment and download their e-Visa.

This visa is valid for 6 months from issue, for a stay of up to 90 days. Please note we have known people to have trouble obtaining a visa 6 months in advance, if you experience this perhaps wait a while and try again. Further details of obtaining visas are provided in your confirmation kit.

*All other nationalities should check with your nearest embassy or consulate.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

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