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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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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.

 

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10 Best Turkey Cruise, Trip, & Tour Deals for 2020-21

Trip NameSaveFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Aegean Odyssey30%$25908Jun 26, 2020A cruise voyage unraveling the Cycladic and Dodecanese islands and Turkey. Discover much-loved or unknown gems with rich history, incomparable light, …
Southern CycladesSavings$17708May 9, 2020Experience the traditional charm of the Southern Cyclades Islands on this 8-day cruise aboard the Star Flyer luxurious sailing ship. Discover the …
Mamma MiaSavings$17708May 16, 2020Explore the coasts of Greece and Turkey on this 8-day luxury Mediterranean cruise aboard the tall ship Star Flyer. Visit Dikili, Myrina Limnos, …
Grand Voyage: Athens to AthensSavings$293015Aug 15, 2020Join the Star Flyer on an exceptional 15-day sailing expedition to some of the most dazzling destinations in Greece and Turkey.
Grand Voyage: Venice to AthensSavings$239018Sep 9, 2020Join the Star Flyer on an exceptional 18-day sailing expedition to some of the most charming destinations in Greece. Visit Corfu, Katakolon, …
Beyond Bodrum: Rhodes to AntalyaSavings$1929811Oct 24, 2021This immersion into the captivating and complex culture of Turkey features a deep exploration of Bodrum’s elegance and Kuşadasi’s gateway to …
Turquoise Coast Yachting: Antalya to KusadasiSavings$1799811Nov 3, 2021This land of historical treasures and intricacies is revealed during five overnight stays, highlighting the colorful architecture rivaled only by …
Reflections & Reverie: Kusadasi to LarnacaSavings$1799811Nov 13, 2021Where Limassol and Paphos exude energetic boulevards lined with shops, cafes and modern delights among their rich archaeological landscapes, Larnaca …
Cyprus & Greek Isles Discovery: Larnaca to AthensSavings$132988Apr 17, 2022A journey rich in UNESCO treasures and mythology: Paphos where Aphrodite was born; Delos, home to twin gods Apollo and Artemis; and Rhodes with its …
Turquoise Coast to Cyprus: Rhodes to LarnacaSavings$154989Oct 24, 2022Join on a 9-day journey aboard Crystal Esprit and be immersed in history – the Temple of Athena at Lindos, the ruins of Ephesus and the Mausoleum …

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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