Citizens from most countries need a visa and should obtain online before coming to Turkey. For online visa applications and fees, please visit the following link : https://www.evisa.gov.tr/tr/
No visa fee currently applied for New Zealand, South Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Colombia, Singapore, passport holders. Applications are very simple and only take a few minutes. Passport validity entry requirements, you are kindly advised to have a travel document/passport valid for at least 6 months as from the date of your arrival in Turkey.
All passengers traveling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in the tour. Your travel insurance information will be noted by your leader before your tour. Travel insurance is particularly important as it protects what happens during travel against sudden and unforeseen events that occur during travel.
The best time to visit Turkey ; Turkey is a year-round destination with warm and dry summers, with beautiful beaches perfect to top up your tan. The weather in autumn (September-November) and spring-summer (April-August) tends to remain moderate throughout the country and the days are long, temperatures are warm and pleasant and relatively dry. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts have a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers, so beach resorts are popular places most of the year. Winter season in Turkey (December, January, February) can be chill, rainy and snowy, with occasional cold but sunny days. Most Turkish cities and resorts carry on as normal during Ramadan. After sunset, slow-paced Istanbul gets back into full swing with a carnival like atmosphere. Festive coloured lights are switched on, and mosques are illuminated. Restaurants will be packed with locals to break the fast. Most restaurants offer special Ramazan menus or banquets. Tourists and non-Muslims are welcome to join the festivities.
WiFi is available in most Turkish hotels, cafes and restaurants, most in the common area and at the airport. Although the internet is very popular and free Wifi is mostly easy to access in Turkey, connections are not always reliable.
Turkey has three major mobile phone companies with excellent coverage throughout the country. You’ll rarely be far from a mobile phone signal. During your trip to Turkey you'll want to communicate with the folks at home using your mobile. You may enter Turkey with one personal mobile device and use it for up to 120 days via international roaming or with a Turkish SIM card If your mobile phone is unlocked, without having to register it.
The Turkish Lira is the currency of Turkey. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Turkish Lira exchange rate is the USD to TRY rate. A few examples of approximate prices; Coffee 0,50 USD & Tea 0,30 USD Sandwiches 0,50 - 1,75USD A bottle of beer 2.50 USD An average meal at a modest cafe will cost about 5-10 USD Turkish bath, hamam, experience 15-20 USD
It is usually not recommended to drink tap water in Turkey. In some small cities, it may be clean enough to drink tap water, but usually large cities are excluded. Therefore, bottled water should be preferred and as an simple alternative you can buy bottled water & use the bottle to refill.
Using credit cards and debit cards in Turkey; credit and debit cards are widely used in Turkey. Visa and MasterCard are accepted in most places.
Automatic cash bank (cashpoints) are everywhere in Turkish cities, airports, and even most small towns, but not every small shop accepts cards, so you may need cash for smaller expenses.
Same-sex relationships are not against the law in Turkey, and Turkey is a secular country, but in this respect Turkey is also a very conservative country, displays of affection by LGBTQ+ couples may attract a negative response, especially in smaller towns. If you are traveling alone on a Travel Talk group tour, you will share your accommodation with a same-gender passenger. Please kindly inform us when booking, ıf you do not identify with the gender stated in your passport. We will adjust the room configuration accordingly. For travellers who do not want to share a room, some tours have a single supplement option.
4 and 4+ day Anzac tours include arrival airport transfer if your flight lands to Istanbul on the first day of your tour from 5am to 11:30pm. You must inform our call center or firstname.lastname@example.org of your flight details (date of flight, flight number, arrival time and name of travelers) at least 15 days prior to your arrival for the confirmed arrangement of your transfer. You will be picked up by a Travel Talk representative holding a Travel Talk sign at the airport.
- Departure airport transfer is not available on Anzac Day tours.
Depending on the duration of your tour the meeting point may vary, if your tour is for 12/11/10/9/8/6/5/4 days, your group meeting will be around 6-7 pm in the lobby of your arrival hotel. The groups participating in the Anzac tour 2 and 3 days must be at the meeting point at the scheduled time at the latest 12:30. You can view your arrival information from the link below. If there is any change in your arrival hotel, we will send you an e-mail with the information before your trip; https://www.traveltalktours.com/anzac-arrival-hotels/
There is no pre & post tour accommodation available for Anzac Day tours.
There are always solo travelers & like-minded passengers on our tours & we always work to provide our passengers a relaxed & sociable environment, allowing them to easily meet people & make friends.
There are always solo travelers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveler of same gender, then you do not need to pay the supplement. Single supplement is for travelers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour.
You can contact our agents with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly. For all requests you can contact email@example.com or 0208 099 9596.
Travel Talk specializes in giving you the best tours from around the world, unfortunately the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking airfare to meet with the group at the starting city.
If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options may be limited in the country.
The Turkish lira is the accepted currency in Turkey, and although you can pay with usd and euros in some places, you’ll always get a better deal paying in the local currency. You can get lira from ATM's using your debit card or travel card — withdrawing cash on credit is not advised. Visa and MasterCard cards are widely accepted, especially in the big cities.Avoid changing the bulk of your money at the airport as the exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city. Your tour leader will be pleased to help you if you need any assistance.
Good news, there isn’t any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re able to carry your own luggage!
Tips are a common reward for service staff in Turkey. Your tour guide and crew will be especially appreciative and honoured with this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your tour.
If the duration of your tour is 12/11/10/9/8/6/5/4 days, you can arrive at any time on the first day, you will just miss the group meeting that is around 6-7 pm and then you can catch up with your tour leader later. The groups participating in the Anzac tour 2 and 3 days must be at the meeting point at the scheduled time at the latest 12:30.
Ramadan is the Holy Month of the Islamic calendar and a time when Muslims fast from sun rise until sunset. Fasting means 'nil by mouth' including food, water and cigarettes. Many local cafes and restaurants remain closed during the day however tourists are not expected to fast, and there are cafes and restaurants that stay open to cater for you. During Ramadan you are encouraged to show your respect by not walking around in public eating, chewing gum, smoking or drinking. It is fine to do so in your hotel or in a cafe/restaurant recommended by your tour leader. Your tour leader will organise lunches and dinners which will make Ramadan easier for you. During the month you will find that tourist sites often close early to allow staff to return home in time to break their fast and shops often open late and close early.
- Ramadan Calendar 2021: From April 13th to May 12th
If the duration of your tour is 12/11/10 days and weather conditions are favorable, you can participate in the Hot Air Balloon activity.
We wish you to remind that all passengers attending an Anzac Day tour must register at the following link to attend the Anzac Day service by the 25th of March 2021. Applications made online are advised as opposed to on-site on the day of the commemoration, as no passes will be issued once site capacity has been reached. This also helps to streamline the arrival of visitors.To confirm your identity, you will need to provide your current passport number and will be required to give this information as soon as you complete your application. Your name and passport will be printed on your attendance pass and will be checked as identification when you enter the commemorative site. Please note, it is your responsibility to ensure these details are correct. https://overseascommemorations.ticketek.com.au
You need to bring a sleeping bag and warm clothing with you for the night before the dawn service.
Your luggage will be kept on the bus. You can bring a smaller backpack with you for the night to be spent there.