TURKEY DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Turkey in a way like no other. Spilling across the border of Asia and Europe, few countries in the world hold the remarkable blend of cultures found here. Our tours through Turkey take you on a voyage of connection and discovery, as we learn the secrets of the spice markets and visiting religious sites with beauty to rival the Eiffel Tower. We'll move beyond the lively city of Istanbul to find otherworldly landscapes that will stir the soul. In Pamukkale, we'll soak in mineral-dense hot springs that cascade over white limestone pool, while in Cappadocia, a sky of hot air balloons drift above an arid valley of peculiar shapes and caves. From the Archaeology Museum to an encounter with belly dancers, the culture we connect with in Turkey is as alluring as a slice of baklava. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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"It is always my pleasure to introduce my country to our guests. Trafalgar trips in Turkey, the cradle of civilisations, offer not only deep history, wonderful museums, great cities, amazing architecture but breathtaking natural beauty as well"

Barcin, Travel Director
Turkey at a glance
Learn the secrets of the spice markets, visit stunning religious sites, wander lively Instanbul, then discover otherworldly landscapes of hot springs and hot air balloons. From belly dancers to baklava, our expert Trafalgar Travel Directors will take you on a remarkable voyage through Turkey.
Currency
Swiss franc
Winter avg
2°C
Summer avg
20°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Capital City
Bern
Language
French, German, Italian
Good morning
Bonjour
Good evening
Bonsoir

What to pack for Turkey

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A thirst for adventure

A Turkish Hammam scrub is a ritual you need to enjoy when visiting this country. Often teamed with communal bathing and occasionally requiring full nudity, pack your confidence to enjoy this tradition that is truly doing as the locals do.

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Modest clothing

Turkey is a religious and somewhat traditional country. Pack modest full-length clothing so you can respectfully enjoy momentous religious sights.

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A good camera

A smartphone won't suffice when trying to capture a peculiar desert framing a sky of hot air balloons. Pack a good camera so you can snap Turkey to its full beauty.

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Old swimwear

Dense in minerals, Turkey's Pamukkale's Cotton Castle Springs may aggravate your swimming clothes should you take a dip. Pack something old and submerge until your heart is content.

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Spare suitcase space

Baklava, tea, carpets and jewellery are just some of the goods that will entice you when shopping in Turkey. Leave space for the many treats and trinkets you will want to take home.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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