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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 9 Luxury Tours & Cruises through Turkey for 2023-2024

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Aegean Reflections$641511Feb 4, 2023Your 11-day Aegean cruise aboard the luxurious Emerald Azzurra takes you from Athens to the Greek island of Ermoupolis and then the coastal port of …
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Greek Islands & Turkish Coastline$47658May 20, 2023Board the Emerald Azzurra on this 8-day cruise of the southeastern Aegean Sea, exploring a number of the stunning Greek, Dodecanese and surrounding …
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The jewels of the Aegean$43308Oct 18, 2023Board Le Bougainville to join this 8-day cruise exploring highlights of the Aegean sea, roundtrip from Athens. Visit some of the most beloved ports …
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Aegean Gems$738012May 9, 2023Discover the Aegean Sea's treasures on a 12-day adventure onboard the Emerald Azzurra that begins and ends in Greece. Sail to Istanbul and its Old …
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The Cyclades and Ancient Treasures: Athens to Istanbul$48008Aug 2, 2023Fall under the spell of the Mediterranean’s key sites during an 8-day cruise from Athens to Istanbul aboard Le Jacques Cartier. History comes alive …
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From Sublime Istanbul to Venice the Serenissima$488010Aug 4, 2023Sail the Mediterranean between Turkey, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, and Italy onboard Le Lyrial for ten days. Be charmed by an extraordinary cruise …
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Wonders of the Orient$557010Nov 3, 2023Discover the splendours of the Orient. This brand new itinerary taking you from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, from Antalya to Aqaba, has many a …
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From the French Riviera to the Turkish Riviera$528011Oct 24, 2023This 11-day cruise aboard Le Jacques-Cartier combines stunning scenery and cultural discoveries between the French Riviera and the Turkish Riviera. …
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Istanbul & Enchantment of Eastern Europe$429512Sep 13, 2023Board the Emerald Star for a 12-day journey from Istanbul to Budapest. Discover how enchanting Eastern Europe and Istanbul are while immersing …
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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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