With the Aegean Sea to the west, Black Sea to the north, and Mediterranean to the south, Turkish culture is an eclectic tapestry woven with threads of European and Asian influence. Ottoman, Byzantine, Greek, and Roman ruins can still be found throughout Turkish villages, each site holding a unique story to be told. Mountains meet the crystal blue seas on the coast, forming secret rock coves begging to be explored.
With Adventures Unbound, explore remote bays from the intimate perspective of your kayak, swim, or relax along a deserted beach beneath the shade of pine trees. In town, we visit locally-owned restaurants and cafes, mingle with friendly locals, and stroll along tranquil waterfronts. Swirl and savor renowned Turkish wine alongside a traditional meal of fresh fruit, vegetables, lamb, and seafood. The warm summer nights in Turkey make for a delightful evening stroll to watch the sun go down and unwind before another day of exploration and discovery!
Custom Tours in Turkey
With Adventures Unbound, discover Turkey’s magnificent culture by foot, sail, or paddle led by expert local guides who know the country’s landscapes and history like the back of their hand. Explore the picturesque cities and coastlines of Turkey in a more customized and intimate travel style.
Working closely with local partners and affiliates in Turkey, let us curate a private tour that reflects your interests, whether it’s scaling mountains, relaxing sea side or discovering new cultures. All of our customized tours in Turkey include delicious local cuisine and comfortable accommodations.
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Spring and fall tend to be the best times to plan a trip to Turkey. In the spring and fall the tempretures are moderate and pleasant. In the fall (September and October) the summer warmth continues and popular tourist spots become less busy, making it a great time of year to sightsee.
As long as we are informed in advance of any food allergies or dietary needs, we can mostly accommodate for it. In some rare instances, where substitutions may not be locally available in Turkey, we may ask that you bring your own substitutions.
If you are a U.S. passport holder, you are eligible to apply for an e-visa at www.evisa.gov.tr.
Turkey uses the Europlug type C and type F plugs. If you are coming from outside of Europe, you will want to purchase and bring along a power outlet adapter.
What you bring to Turkey will depend on the kind of tour and activities you will be doing. It is essential that you bring along a passport that will be valid for at least six (6) months after the date of your arrival. See our related blog above on other essential items we recommend bringing to Turkey.
If you are prone to sea sickness, make sure to talk to your physician before travelling for suggestions as to what will help. A natural and inexpensive way to combat sea sickness is ginger chews and acupressure bands.
The current currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira. We recommend you exchange currency and always travel with cash for taxis, souvenirs, tipping, etc. Please see here for the most up to date exchange rates.
Turkish is the most widely spoken language. We recommend learning a few greeting words as it can be polite to use to locals. In big cities like Istanbul English is also widely spoken.
Contact your service provider for the best options for taking your cell phone to a different country. If you have international coverage, you are likely to get good service in Instabul and other large cities. WiFi is available at most hotels throughout our tours.
There are no required vaccinations for visiting Turkey. However, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that travelers should be up-to-date on their routine vaccinations, including measles, chickenpox, diptheria, tetanus, and polio. It’s also recommended that you are protected against hepatitis A and hepatitis B, as well as rabies if you plan on being in close contact with animals.
Our Turkey Gulet Sailing trip has a single supplement yachting fee of $975 and single supplement hotel fee of $375.
We will arrange and buy the domestic flights within Turkey from Istabul to Izmir and from Dalaman to Istanbul, or as noted in your itinerary. The cost is $170 (subject to change) and will be billed with your trip invoice. Flights to and from Turkey from international destinations from the beginning or end of your trip is not included.
It’s not compulsory to have travel insurance when visiting Turkey but it is highly recommended. It will protect you against any financial loss from injury, illness, or theft, as well as covering the costs of any transport cancellations or delays. Before purchasing any travel insurance policy, you should carefully check what is covered and what is not, so you aren’t left with any surprises later on.
Tipping around 10% of your bill is customary. Big cities in Turkey are used to American tourists tipping bigger, so it is not unpolite or against the ettiquite to tip more than that for good service. It is customary to tip in cash throughout Turkey so be sure to exchange your currency.
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