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Take a cruise through the Mediterranean and Black Sea, to the beautiful nation of Turkey: located North of Egypt and East of Greece. The official language in Turkey is Turkish and the currency is the Turkish Lira. Take a tour through the historically significant Suleymaniye Mosque or the Sultanahment District to learn about Turkey's rich culture and history. Or visit the extremely photogenic Pamukkale ("the cotton castle") with spectacular views of the valley below and beautiful blue pools. Consider cruising the Mediterranean & Turkey's scenic turquoise coast on a small ship cruise in order to be able to access smaller reefs, ports, coves, and beaches. Additionally, on a small ship cruise you can visit any number of islands throughout the Mediterranean! Contact our travel specialists to begin planning your ideal trip to Turkey today!
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Top 10 Luxury Tours & Cruises through Turkey for 2024-2025

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Following the Summer Breeze Through the Aegean Sea$63558Jul 17, 2024Fly to Athens and commence an 8-day cruise in the Aegean Sea aboard the luxurious Sea Cloud II. Visit Mycenae, home to the Lion's Gate, one of …
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The Mediterranean: in the Footsteps of Great Civilizations$644011May 9, 2024Explore ancient sites in Turkey, Greece, and Italy on this 11-day Mediterranean cruise aboard L’Austral, including Ephesus, the Meteora …
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Greek Islands & Turkish Coastline$119908Jul 20, 2024Embark on this 8-day cruise aboard Emerald Sakara from Athens to discover the best of Greece and Turkey. Explore Athens, Patmos, Kuşadası, Bodrum, …
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Delightful Dervishes$19308May 25, 2024Experience the beauty of the Eastern Mediterranean on this 8-day cruise from Athens to Istanbul with the Star Clipper. Explore the Greek Island's …
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Athens (Piraeus) To Athens (Piraeus)$56508Jul 25, 2024Embark on an 8-day Mediterranean cruise aboard Silver Whisper, where Athens' Acropolis and Paros' charm await. Rhodes offers medieval allure, Patmos …
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Sporades Highlights$19308Oct 12, 2024Explore the coasts of Greece and Turkey on this 8-day luxury Mediterranean cruise aboard the tall ship Star Flyer. Visit Dikili, Myrina Limnos, …
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Northern Cyclades$19308Aug 10, 2024Embark on this 8-day Northern Cyclades cruise roundtrip to Greece aboard the Star Clipper tall ship and discover the unparalleled splendor of the …
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Sporades Highlights$19308Aug 3, 2024Embark on an 8-day Sporades Highlights Mediterranean cruise aboard Star Clipper, exploring the coasts of Greece and Turkey. Visit Dikili, Myrina …
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Ancient Civilizations by Sea: Israel, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, & Turkey – with Smithsonian Journeys$1241013Apr 2, 2024Join this 13-day Ancient Civilizations of the Eastern Mediterranean cruise from Aqaba to Valletta aboard Le Champlain. Sail along the waters of the …
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Southern Cyclades$19308Aug 17, 2024On this 8-day cruise through the Mediterranean on the Star Clipper, you can enjoy the traditional charm of the Southern Cyclades Islands. Discover …
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The Best Time to Visit Turkey

As the summer season starts to end, between September and November is the best time to travel to Turkey. During these months festivals in Istanbul are extremely popular. Hotels and airline ticket prices will be considerably lower during these months and the temperature is comfortable (although in October and November there will be occasional rain showers).

Between December and February is not a very good time to visit Turkey. Rain is frequent, especially during these months. There may even be snow during some days and the temperature will reflect that throughout these months. The benefit of traveling to Turkey during this time is room rates, crowds, and airfare rates will be at their low point.

Between March and May is also a great time to visit Turkey. Although it won't be hot, it won't be extremely cold or rainy in Turkey (although expect some rain). As these months go on (going in to May) prices will slowly raise along with the temperature in Turkey. Additionally, Istanbul's Film & Music Festivals are during these months.

Between June and August is an okay time to visit Turkey. Prices will be at their height and the temperature will be too with seemingly relentless humidity. The main benefit during this season is it's very unlikely to rain, but the heat and humidity make it hardly worth it.

 

Turkey FAQ

Is Turkey a safe country?
Turkey is a safe country for the most part, but like always, remember to be alert: especially at night.

Is Turkey a rich or poor country?
Turkey is one of the most rich countries in the Mediterranean.

What is Turkey known for?
A lot, but most prominently,
their traditional yet distinctive cuisine, the Assyrian Kingdom was here and there are a lot of relics throughout Turkey, and it is believed that writing was first discovered and applied here.

How do people dress in Turkey?
Usually "Smart Casual" especially in Istanbul. This means a button down shirt and nice pants.

What is the main religion in Turkey?
Islam by a long shot.

What is Turkey's official language?
Turkish but many people speak Farsi.

Is Turkey an Arab Nation?
No Turkey is not an Arab country.

Is Turkey part of the EU?
Turkey is part of the EU, and a big part.

Do I need to wear a hijab in Turkey?
In Istanbul it doesn't matter too much but outside of Istanbul it is recommended that your wear a hijab to respect the Turkish peoples' customs.

Is Uber available in Turkey?
In the more populated cities it is, in Istanbul, Marmaris, Bodrum, and Cesme Uber is avalible. Otherwise you'll have to call a taxi, which shouldn't be much of a price difference.

Should I purchase travel insurance?
You should definitely purchase travel insurance, especially if you're traveling in the rainy winter season. Adventure Life makes it easy through our partner, TravelGuard, on our Once You're Booked page.

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