A boat tour to the impressive Lycian rock graves of Dalyan |  <i>Erin Williams</i> Boat moored at the ruins of 'Cleopatra's baths' on our Turkey Walk & Sail |  <i>Kate Baker</i> Taking in the view from Cape Gelidonia on the Lycian Way in Turkey |  <i>Lilly Donkers</i> Hiker enjoying the view of Cape Gelidonia lighthouse and the 'Five Islands' |  <i>Lilly Donkers</i> Coastal walk in the Cirali region of Turkey Exploring the ruins of Kaunos |  <i>Erin Williams</i> Hiker taking in the view of the Lycian Coast |  <i>Kate Baker</i> Hiker looking at Mt Olympos on the Lycian Way |  <i>Lilly Donkers</i>

Guided Walking Holidays in Turkey

Discover Turkey's Lycian Coast on a guided small group walk and sail holiday

Turkey is an incredibly diverse country with so much to offer: ancient ruins and magnificent architecture, dazzling natural beauty, world-class cuisine, one of the world's greatest cities and a unique culture combining European, Asian and Middle Eastern influences. It's also safe, affordable and remarkably family friendly.

Head to Istanbul, truly one of the world's greatest cities, for breathtaking mosques, bustling bazaars and intriguing history. Admire the magnificent architecture of the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofya, head to a hammam for a relaxing soak and scrub, savour Turkish cuisine and culture in a local meyhane, and bargain for exquisite carpets, textiles and leatherwork in the famous Grand Bazaar.

Visit Gallipoli's moving war memorials and monuments, marvel at the ancient Greco-Roman ruins of Ephesus and head to Konya to watch the Whirling Dervishes perform their hypnotic prayer-dance.

Sail along Turkey's spectacular coast, bathe in Pamukkale's turquoise terraced hot springs and take a hot-air balloon over Cappadocia's surreal Fairy Chimneys. Lace up your boots and hike stunning mountains and coastal trails, tackle a summit of Turkey's highest peak, Mt Ararat, or simply unwind on endless perfect beaches.

No matter your interests or fitness level, Turkey is an outstanding travel destination that should be high on your wish list!

 


Walking Specialists in Turkey

We have been operating walking holidays in the United Kingdom and Europe for over 45 years. We handle all the necessary logistics so that you can focus on exploring Turkey by foot.

Great Value & Quality Trips in Turkey

Our well priced trips offer great value for money. Included in your package is an experienced professional guide, bag transfers and locally run accommodation. We take the stress out of organising your walking holiday in Turkey.

Personal Experiences

We've been walking and cycling the planet for over four decades and are passionate about delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of Europe, and are eager to share the many benefits of travelling on foot.


Walkers' Britain is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. We take travellers to many countries which are home to challenging wilderness, rich biodiversity, and fragile environments. It is the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously. View our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook here.


Turkish Gulet

Due to the shape of a ship's hull the size of cabins vary from boat to boat. Boat based trips include below deck berths however you can upgrade to above deck for an additional cost. Berths contain simple but functional equipment and are furnished with beds and a small wardrobe or an open shelf. There is enough space for sleeping and storing your travel bag. The crew includes an onboard cook.



Currency

Turkish Lire

The most widely accepted currencies are USD and Euro.

ATM machines are widely available throughout Turkey and exchange rates are usually better.

Most large purchases can be paid for on credit card.

International Dialing Code

+90

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Turkey is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

A visa is required for passport holders from the following countries*:

Australia

Canada

USA

United Kingdom

Visas for Turkey (sticker) are no longer available upon arrival at the airport in Turkey. Travellers should obtain a visa online, prior to travel to Turkey through the Turkish government website:

https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

Applicants just need to log on to https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en, provide the requested information, (after the application is approved) make online payment and download their e-Visa.

This visa is valid for 6 months from issue, for a stay of up to 90 days. Please note we have known people to have trouble obtaining a visa 6 months in advance, if you experience this perhaps wait a while and try again. Further details of obtaining visas are provided in your confirmation kit.

For New Zealand passport holders, visa for tourism purposes is not required for a stay of up to 90 days per 180 days starting from the first entry date. The traveller must:

Hold a machine readable passport valid for 150 days on entry with two blank visa pages

Hold proof of sufficient funds, onward/return airline tickets, purpose of trip

Hold a visa (if required) and all documents required for the next destination

Confirm with the airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa as these conditions are subject to change

*All other nationalities should check with your nearest embassy or consulate.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.