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Overview

Turkey has multiple identities, poised on two continents between East and West. Although in some respects Western, Turkey retains its contradictions: mosques co-exist with churches, and Roman remnants crumble alongside ancient Hittite sites. It's a vast country and a great place to travel, not least because of the people, whose reputation for friendliness and hospitality is richly deserved.

Turkey's rich history has left an indelible mark and is abounds with historic sites and archaeological ...

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Turkey: From The Black Sea to The Golden Horn

Travel from the shores of the Black Sea along the Silk Road via the UNESCO Great Mosque of Divriği and the volcanic landscapes of Cappadocia towards Ankara and finally Istanbul, a city truly like no other.
11 days from $2,793
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North-East Turkey: Walking In the Kaçkar Mountains

Visit haunting Armenian ruins, the iconic cliff-hanging Sumela Monastery, experience traditional Turkish hospitality and food, and hike amidst the spectacular scenery of the Kaçkar Mountains.
9 days from $1,750
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Turkey: World Nomad Games

Take in Cappadocia, the Soganli Valley, the tombs of Mevlana, Atatürk and King Midas and spend 2 days enjoying archery, horse games and more at the World Nomad Games.
11 days from $3,283
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The Great Silk Road Adventure: Xi'an to Istanbul

Travel the full length of the Silk Road from Xian to Istanbul on this once-in-a-lifetime trip, taking in iconic sights like Xi’an’s Terracotta Army, Samarkand’s Registan Square and Istanbul’s Blue Mosque.
48 days from $16,373

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NORTH-EAST TURKEY: WALKING IN THE KAÇKAR MOUNTAINS | WILD FRONTIERS

Far from the resorts and beaches of Turkey’s tourist haunts lies another Turkey, where remote mountain monasteries and ancient Armenian churches cling precariously to landscapes that have lain unchan…

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Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Turkey though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and may consider boosters for Diphtheria and Hepatitis A. Please note we are not medical professionals and so we highly recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.  

Currency 

In Turkey the official unit of currency is the Turkish Lira.  

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

In the churches and cathedrals women should cover their heads with a scarf or hat, while men should take their hats off. If you tour visits rural and traditional areas, everyone should wear conservative clothing which cover their shoulders and legs.   

Language & Religion 

Turkish is the national language of Turkey, spoken by about 75% of the population.  The remaining 25% is mainly comprised of Kurdish speakers and other local languages or dialects. The national language of Turkish is spoken by over 83 million people worldwide.   

Turkey is a secular state with no official state religion although roughly 97% of the population are Muslim. The predominant religion of Turkey is Sunni Muslim, but in south-eastern Turkey there are several Assyrian Orthodox churches. 

Time 

Turkey is 2 hours ahead of GMT.  

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

Turkish food is more than the ubiquitous kebab. Some specialties include pide, or Turkish pizza – flat bread with various toppings – kofte (meatballs), dolma (peppers or vine leaves stuffed with rice).  Fish and seafood are also good and include freshly grilled sardines and mackerel. Another great option is the mezes – an extensive array of cold appetizers – as well as grilled kebabs and fish.