Brimming with ancient history, natural beauty and mouth-watering cuisine, a holiday to Turkey needs to be on the top of your bucket list! We have a wide selection of small group Turkey tours including flights or just land-only. Visit the thermal spa terraces at Pamukkale, float above incredible Cappadocia in a hot air balloon, pay your respects at the Gallipoli Battlefields, Immerse yourself in the culture of Istanbul and sun yourself on one of the many beaches. Turkey is becoming one of our best selling destinations so don’t miss out on our awesome deals below!
Everybody loves a few travel facts and our Turkey Travel Snapshot gives you a brief idea of what to expect when planning a holiday to Turkey. Read on below as we expand on our travel bites…
Best Time To Travel – Turkey is a year-round destination with hot and dry summers and – great for the beach worshipper or an island hopper. Generally, the best times to visit are spring (April-May) and autumn (September-November) as the temperature is pleasant but not overbearing.
Capital City – The capital of Turkey is Ankara located in central Anatolia – the city has a population of 4.5 million residents.
Currency – The national currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira. The approximate exchange is $1 = 4.9 Turkish Lira. Mastercard and Visa are widely accepted and withdrawals from ATM’s are recommended so you can makes purchases in the local currency.
Approximate Travel Time – The approximate flight time to Turkey from Australia is 16 hours. Flights are available with an assortment of the larger carriers including Etihad, Qatar, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qantas and Malaysian Airlines. There are no direct flights.
Religion – 98% of people living in Turkey are muslim. In 1982 the constitution established Turkey as a secular state providing freedom of belief, freedom of worship and the private dissemination of religious ideas.
Famous Dish – Turkey is famous for its Baklava – a rich, sweet dessert pastry made with layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey.
Visa Required – Yes. when travelling to Turkey, Australian citizens will require a tourist visa. You can apply online prior to your departure.
Fitness Level – We recommend a moderate level of fitness for all our Turkey tours. Travellers need to be fully mobile in order to walk around sightseeing monuments and getting on and off transport.