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Holidays in Turkey

Celebrated for its exotic blend of East and West, Asia and Europe, classic and contemporary, Turkey showcases the best of all worlds, with a flourish of gregarious hospitality. 

Discover world famous highlights and hidden gems of Turkey on a Titan escorted tour or cruise, such as the sublime historical city of Istanbul, so prominent in the history of western civilization, the spectacular ruins of Ephesus, the ‘fairy chimneys’ of Cappadocia or the enthralling ancient sites of Perge and Aspendos.

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Language

Turkish

Tipping

Tipping is customary for obtaining good service. For service in restaurants etc. 10% is usual.

Currency

Lira (TRY) 1 TRY= 100 kurus

Culture

Dishes are mainly cooked with lamb, chicken or beef and vegetables. Pork is not eaten. Rice, macaroni, local specialities made from flour, and sweets (such as baklava) are all widely

Phrases

Good morning- Günaydin

Good evening- Iyi aksamlar
Please- Lüften
Thank you- Tesekkür
Yes- Evet
No- Hayir

Timezone

GMT + 2 hours

Electricity

230 volts, 50 Hz, 2 round pins

Climate

From April to June, Turkey is warm, with a cooling north-westerly breeze. From October to November temperatures are still warm; however, occasional light showers may occur.

Health

When travelling to a country within Europe you can apply for a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK. This entitles you to state provided medical treatment but is not a substitue for travel insurance

Passports and visas

You will need to obtain an entry visa for Turkey prior to departure. This must be purchased online via the Turkish Government website - wwwevisa.gov.tr/ en/ - prior to travel. A standard 10 year British passport is required for all holidays, which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned date of return travel.

Flight time

From London to Istanbul is approx. 3 hours 35 mins



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