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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.

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Best Places to Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Turkey from Istanbul to Cappadocia

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Best Time to Visit

Information on the seasons, weather conditions and festivals happening in Turkey


Top Travel Tips

Plenty of useful info on everything from the local currency and cuisine to WiFi and more


Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Turkey and information on getting your visa

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Turkey Video Lounge

Start getting excited about all that Turkey has to offer with our favourite videos

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Travel Advice and Updates

Know before you go - safety & security advice for travel to Turkey


Traveller Reviews

What our travellers love about the country, our tours and our local guides


ANZAC Travel Tips

Learn all about our ANZAC Day tours


Beginner's Guide to ANZAC

Discover what happened at Gallipoli back in 1915


The Gallipoli Campaign

Learn more about the Gallipoli Campaign and the battalions

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War Graves Commission

About the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


ANZAC Traveller Reviews

Trip reviews from our ANZAC day travellers

Get to know Turkey

Recommended Reading

  • Birds Without Wings
    by Louis de Bernieres
  • Istanbul: Poetry by Place
    by Ates Orga
  • Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds
    by Stephen Kinzer
Did you know...?

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 Travelers from USA

The safety of our travelers is vital and we closely monitor the latest travel advice to Turkey. We recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs 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 the US:

Turkey is roughly a 10 hour direct flight from the east coast and a 13 hour direct flight from the west coast. Our group tours start in Istanbul, the international travel hub of Turkey, and Turkish Airlines fly direct from both New York and Los Angeles. If you don't mind a short transit in Europe en route, there's plenty of flight options with airlines such as Lufthansa, Air France and British Airways.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Turkey Tourist Organisation site with an office in New York and Los Angeles, and the latest Turkey Weather Updates from the BBC.