Turkey Travel Guide
Be prepared and arm yourself with all the information you'll need before travelling. Here you'll find an assortment of travel guide resources that cover all manner of topics from when best to visit Turkey and what attractions you should see, to what visas you'll need and the latest security updates. In our Top Travel Tips section you'll also find details on food, shopping, money, WiFi and much more plus we also have a video lounge where you can discover a number of short films that are bound to have your travel bug biting once again. You can also see what our customers say about our tours to help you decide the right one for you.
Plenty of useful info on everything from the local currency and cuisine to WiFi and more
Start getting excited about all that Turkey has to offer with our favourite videos
- Birds Without Wings
by Louis de Bernieres
- Istanbul: Poetry by Place
by Ates Orga
- Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds
by Stephen Kinzer
Facts about Turkey
- The first church to be built by man is situated in Antakya and Turkey is also home to the oldest known human settlement.
- The trojan horse made for the 2004 film Troy now sits in the city of Canakkale.
- The longest single word in Turkish has 70 letters and loosely translates as "to make unsuccessful ones"!
Turkey Travel Advice for Travellers from New Zealand
The safety of our travellers is vital to us and we closely monitor the latest travel advice to Turkey. We recommend that you check the latest travel advice from Safe Travel New Zealand when planning your trip.
Due to ongoing conflict in the Middle East region, travel advice to Turkey does change from time to time. The FCO has recently placed travel restrictions to Eastern Turkey, specifically the region bordering Syria, and due to this travel advice we are no longer offering touring arrangements to this area of Turkey. Our standard tours to Turkey remain unaffected and the main tourist sites of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and the Aegean coastline are considered safe to visit.
Flying to Turkey from New Zealand:
The flight time from New Zealand to Istanbul is anywhere between 25-30 hours depending on which city you depart from. From Auckland the quickest flight options are with Thai Airways via Bangkok and Singapore Airlines via Singapore. Many airlines will codeshare with Turkish Airlines on the leg between the transit point and Istanbul. Other airlines such as Lufthansa, Etihad and Emirates operate the route with an additional transit stop in Australia en route. Check out Kayak for airfares from New Zealand to Turkey.