Tours to Turkey

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Tours to Turkey

It’s so unambiguous to say: go to Turkey for that and that and that is impossible.

Tours to Turkey is one of the most popular areas, choosing tours from Arkhangelsk.

The most popular tourist programs can be divided into two groups: the beach has already become a lady in the tongue of the beach (which, if desired, can be favorably diluted with excursions) and a full -fledged “guide”, a separate line in which Istanbul passes.

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“Sand-Sunny” Turkey is budgetary and youth Kemer and Alanya, a family side and an active Belek, a prestigious Antalya and Barrier Marmaris, a secluded flib and a lot of less known (than attractive) resort places.

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Turkey Historical and Excursion is the legendary Troy (by the way, the visit inside the horse enters the mandatory visit to), ancient ephex with the ruins of libraries, theaters and temples, travertine terraces of Pamukkale and the Bath Cleopatra (where this restless queen did not bathe!), The first In the world of Mausoleum, as follows from the name, Tsar Mavsola, the remains of the Lycian kingdom and much more. And of course, Istanbul, a description of the sights of which even the most chubby guide can not accommodate.

Regions and resorts of Turkey

Tours to Turkey all inclusive

Izmir plays several roles in a Turkish performance at once: it is a popular resort, a modern business center, and a cultural treasury with dozens of museums. The symbol of Adana is the largest Sabanji mosque in the country, the pride of Erzurum is the majestic fortress of the 5th century. And Bursa is a former Ottoman capital, entailing fans of beach holidays in the summer, ski – in winter, and excursion – all year round.

The beach Pearl of Turkey is the Antalya coast.

Antalya coast – a parable of the rest for adherents of rest according to the All -inclusive system. Antalya needs, if not an idea, then in the rehabilitation of its cultural significance: there are not only hotels and bars, but also a scattering of ancient attractions. The same with Kemer, in the vicinity of which are ruins of entire cities. Side is a real open -air museum, there are also in Alanya in Alanya, but the young Belek has not yet overgrown with historical monuments.

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On the Aegean coast of Turkey, the climate of the land, the infrastructure is more compact. The list of the most famous resorts – Marmaris with a European mood, fluid in the place of the ancient port, vigorous – paradise for party -minded people and Kusadas with their provincial charm.

Excessive excursion paths – Ephesus, Troy, Assos, Miletus and other cities from history textbooks.

The Turks themselves prefer to relax on the Black Sea coast. Here is the beautiful nature and ancient ports, some of which are older than the Egyptian pyramids. Trabzon is a city of temples of different faiths, Safranbolo architecture is protected by UNESCO.

Cappadocia is known for multi -level rocky monasteries and other iconic Christian shrines. The most striking impressions will give excursions in Gereme, Neeshekhir, Urgyup and the Valley of Shlar.


The climate of Turkey in different regions is very noticeable. In Istanbul, it is moderate, the average temperature in the winter is +4 ° C, in the summer – +27 ° C. On the Antalya coast, the Mediterranean climate with average temperatures of +9 ° C in winter and +29 ° C dominates in the summer in the summer. The best time to relax in ski resorts is the period from mid -December to mid -April.

Winter resorts in Turkey

Winter resorts in Turkey

Summer resorts in Turkey

Summer resorts in Turkey

Visa and customs

For citizens of Russia there is a visa -free regime if the period of stay in the country does not exceed 60 days. At longer trips, a visa to Turkey is issued at the consulate.

When crossing the Turkish border, it is enough to have a passport with a minimum validity of 4 months and a return ticket (or confirmed reservation at the hotel). In addition, it is worth pre -issuing a medical insurance policy for the entire period of the trip.

The import of any currency is not limited, the amount of 5000 USD must be indicated in the customs declaration. Turkish liras can be imported into the country in unlimited quantities, but exported only in an amount not exceeding the equivalent of 1000 USD. Prices on the page are indicated for October 2018.

Harmed import of 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars, or 200 g of ordinary tobacco, or 50 g of chewing; 1 kg of coffee and tea; 2 liters of alcohol with alcohol content up to 22 %, 1 liter – more than 22 %; Cosmetics, perfumes and food – within personal needs. Items worth more than 15,000 USD must be registered. The import and removal of drugs, drug-containing drugs, weapons is prohibited (members of sports and hunting clubs with relevant documents can be transported by one smooth-bore gun and 100 rounds to it). Jewelry for the amount of 15,000 USD when leaving should be accompanied by checks

Tax Free

In order for shopping in Turkey it does not hit the wallet too much, we recommend that you boil in stores with Tax Free Shopping or Global Refund signs. VAT in the amount of up to 15-18 % returns with one-time purchases for the amount of 120 try (except for books, tobacco products and food products). The seller must issue a special check (in triplicate) indicating the data on the store and the buyer, the list of goods, prices and tax amounts. On the border of the checks, along with unspoken goods and a passport, they are presented to the customs officer (he will put a mandatory stamp), and then – to the Cash Refund Office for a refund.

How to get to Turkey

Flights to Istanbul are carried out daily – both regular and charter (during the winter holidays) flights.From the end of December to the end of March, charters to Erzurum are also launched. Regular flights of “Turkish airlines” with mandatory docking in Istanbul are performed in almost all major cities of the country. Travel time is 2.5-4 hours, depending on the direction. For example, the regular direct flight of Moscow – Ankara “Turkish Airlines” is executed several times a week (tickets – from 184 USD one way, the duration of flights is 3 hours). “Pegasus Eirines” fly more often: tickets – from 135 USD one way, docking in Istanbul, travel time – from 5 hours.

The nuance of Istanbul transplants: part of the Flights of Turkish Airlines arrive at Sabihi Hekchen Airport, part to Ataturk. By booking the docking flight, it is important to correctly calculate the time, taking into account the fact that from Sabiha to Ataturk to go for about an hour (if without traffic jams). Airlines, as a rule, provide a free transfer between airports.

In the summer season, many regular and charter flights are sent to Turkey. Moscow -Antalya aircraft (Tickets for Turkish Airlines – 178 USD, Aeroflot – 190 USD in one direction) and Moscow – Istanbul (140 USD one way at Pegasus Eirines, 150 USD – at Aeroflot) Fly every day. From the “Pegasus Eirines” from the Russian capital, you can get to Dalaman (from 90 USD in one direction), vigorum (from 100 USD) and Izmir (from 120 USD), all flights – with joints in Istanbul.

Before Antalya, Kemer, Belek, Side and Alanya fly to resorts. Before Dalaman – in Marmaris, Ichmler, Fethiya and Bodrum (transfer to the last – about 4 hours, therefore it is better to fly there directly). They go to Izmir to relax in Kusadas.

You can also get to Turkey by water: ferries to the uzguldak (tickets from 100 USD), from Sevastopol – to Istanbul (from 250 USD), from Sochi to Trabzon (from 130 USD) are regularly circulated from Yevpatoriya.


It is most convenient to move between the cities of Turkey on buses – large tourist, air conditioned, or compact Dolmush. The former go on a schedule and offer the level of service up to luxury, it is recommended to reserve tickets in advance in popular areas. The latter resemble our minibuses and move on the road when all places are filled; There is no need to talk about any comfort except seats. But Dolmushi runs even between very small settlements, where there are no large buses.

On trains of Turkish railways, it makes sense to move along several popular routes. For example, to get from Istanbul to Ankara: tickets – 71 try, time on the road – from 4 hours. In other cases, the traveler will face uncomfortable docks and the need to make a solid hook to get to the destination.

Finally, the long distances within the country can be overcome by plane: the flights of “Turkish airlines”, “Onur Air”, “Pegasus Eirines” and “Atlasjet” are connected by all large cities of the country, and tickets are sold at quite reasonable prices.The flight from Istanbul to Ankara will cost from 300 try (in the air – about an hour), to Antalya – from 120 try (1 hour 15 minutes), in vigor – from 150 try (1.5 hours).

The transport network inside the Turkish cities is quite developed: there are taxis, buses, Dolmushi, in Ankara and Istanbul – also the metro. Buses are private and municipal: in the first you can pay in cash, the passage in the second-according to the tickets purchased in advance (1.95-4 try). Standard work time-8: 00-0: 00. In Dolmush, only cash is taken, the cost of the trip depends on the distance (on average-3-7 try). The metro in Istanbul and the capital is both the usual subway and a light metro line connecting the main tourist areas. Trams also run along Istanbul – an excellent vehicle in attractions.

Travel tickets

Istanbulcard – a real find for rational tourists. You can purchase it in special kiosks and machine guns at stops, stations, metro stations and airports. A 6 Try card is replenished for any amount and allows you to get solid discounts for travel in public transport. For example, a disposable bus trip will cost 2.60 TRY, during transplants, a progressive discount is provided for 2 hours.

Car rental in Turkey

To rent a car in Turkey, you need to have a driver’s license, a security deposit or a credit card (though the vast majority of services do not accept them), and also to be older than 21 years. The car can be taken at a price of 30 USD per day, the rental price includes its delivery to the hotel and insurance. The car is issued with a full tank, in the same condition it must be returned.

You can’t talk on a mobile phone without Handsfree. Safety belts are required for all passengers. The maximum allowable amount of alcohol in the blood is 0.05 g/l.

Communication and Wi-Fi

Mobile phones work throughout Turkey, you can only be related to communication in mountainous areas in the east of the country. The most popular cellular operators are Avea, Turkcell and Vodafone. SIM cards are sold in specialized salons, communication departments and large supermarkets, accounts are replenished using payment cards. The cost of SIMES-from 20-50 TRY, conversations with Russia-0.50-3 Try per minute depending on the tariff.

The more funds on the balance, the cheaper the calls.

On the streets of Turkish cities there are many taxophones taking telephones with a face value of 30, 60 and 120 units. They are sold in stores, newspaper kiosks and post offices. In some telephone booths, you can pay with bank cards, all taxophones are equipped with instructions in Turkish and English.

Free Internet can be found in hotels: in some places there are wireless access points, but there are also old tables with computers. In large cities, Wi-Fi provide some catering establishments. Paid alternative-Internet cafe: The average connection cost is 5-6 try per hour.


Currency can be exchanged in hotels, exchange points, banks and mail. In exchangers – more convenient: the course is more profitable, and the people are much less. However, it is worth considering that the exchange certificates that may be needed at customs are given only by banks. You can buy a local currency in the post offices with PTT signs: the course there is always profitable, but there may not be large amounts at the checkout.

In resort areas, exchange offices work daily, in the remaining regions Saturday and Sunday – weekends. Most banks are open from 8:30 to 17:30 with a lunch break, but it is not worth coming in the evening: half an hour before the end of the working day, in exchange of currencies, they may refuse.

The course indicated on the scoreboard often acts only in operations with large amounts (more than 1000 USD). Do not try to convict cashiers in fraud: real numbers are usually spelled out with small beads under the sign. We do not recommend changing all the cash at once: currency courses in Turkey vary significantly.

Dollars and euros are accepted almost everywhere, and prices in foreign currency may even be slightly lower than in Turkish lies. Credit cards are permissible for payment, ATMs are at every step. There will be no problems with the owners of road maps: in large cities they are cashed everywhere.

Turkish hotels

Turkish hotels are an extensive and very versatile topic: when choosing a destination for your rest in the country, you must always consider specific options, not relying only on the number of “stars” on the facade. Two fours, located at a distance of 200 m, can be very different from each other.

Almost all sockets in Turkish hotels – the European standard (type C and F), voltage in the mains – 230 V.

In winter, all the “five” with covered pools, as well as hotels specializing in thalassotherapy and hotels with their golf fields, work on the Mediterranean coast. As for the winter resorts, in the Paladoxen of the hotels is mainly 4-5*, power from half-board to Ultra All inclusive. Uludag hotels are relatively small, maximum 80 rooms. In the medical Kangale and Yalov, placement is offered in hotels such as sanatoriums: there is no need to wait for special comfort and service in them.

The quality of Istanbul hotels and the level of service in them are strongly dependent on the area where they are located. For example, in the trading area of ​​Laleli (Chopnikov district), it is slightly lower than in other places of the city.

How to avoid problems

Ataturka, the first president of Turkey, cannot be insulted. It should not be disrespectful about relics and things that have state value: for example, to money and flag. At the entrance to the mosque, you need to remove the shoes, the dress code for women is a covered head and a long skirt, otherwise they may not be allowed. You should not take pictures of Turkish in black clothes, and the Turks – without their consent.Drinking alcohol (even beer) on the street and in public places can be frowned upon.

The fine for smoking in unauthorized areas is 91 TRY, for a cigarette butt thrown past the bin – 55 TRY.

It is not recommended to drink water from street fountains, and even more so from the tap: you should limit yourself to proven, bottled water. Too sweet prices for alcohol in clubs and restaurants are often a dangerous trick: cases of poisoning with low-quality alcohol are not uncommon in the country.

In cheap buffet hotels, they often serve yesterday's dishes for lunch or dinner, half-eaten by guests and cooked anew. If you find extraneous aromas or an alarming abundance of spices, it is better to refrain from gluttony.

The Turkish fauna also poses some danger. Poisonous snakes are found in the humid forests on the Black Sea coast, and scorpions are found in the south of the country. Wild boars, bears and wolves live in the mountainous areas, and there are many stray dogs on the outskirts of the city. In case of a bite, you should immediately disinfect the wound, or better, consult a doctor.

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Istanbul: Beyoglu, Istiklal cad., 219-225a; tel. (212) 292-51-01, 292-51-02, 292-51-03;

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Antalya: Yenikapi, Park sok., 30; tel. (242) 248-32-02, 248-42-81;

Police: 155, ambulance: 112, fire brigade: 110, information (phones): 118, traffic police: 154

Turkish beaches

Turkish beaches do not need advertising: they are the main tourist magnet here. In the country of four seas – Black, Marmara, Aegean and Mediterranean – it cannot be otherwise. The coast of Belek and Side is covered with sand, in Bodrum – pebbles, in Antalya and Kemer – picturesque bays. It remains only to choose the option to your liking and enjoy the classic beach relaxation.

You can sunbathe and swim plenty even in Istanbul. Dahlia Beach Club by the Black Sea is famous for its excellent service: on a spacious protected area there are secluded recreation areas, sports grounds, snack bars and an excellent fish restaurant. Solar Beach Club is the largest private beach in Istanbul. There is everything from sun loungers, umbrellas and showers to bars, restaurants, a kids club, a beauty salon and even a private medical clinic. For a relaxing holiday, it is better to go to the beaches of the Princes' Islands: most of them are paid, but very pretty.

The pride of True Blue Beach on the Sea of ​​Marmara is a bar with live performances: stars like Katy Perry often shine on the local scene.

The Antalya coast is always crowded with vacationers: the sea is clean here, the beaches (sandy and pebble) are well-groomed. Cleopatra in Alanya is famous for its perfectly smooth, smooth entry into the water, a cozy bay in the town of Olympos is the best choice for those who dream of being alone with beautiful nature. The village of Kadriye near Belek is a democratic resort, and Tekirova near Kemer is an elite one.

There are also pearls on the Aegean coast. Covered with dark sand, Pamucak Beach is wild, but very picturesque.The sea in the vicinity of the surroundings is always warm and calm. Turtles nest on the beach of Dalvan, although to observe them a lot of luck. And the Akjarlar near Bodrum is an ideal place to relax with the whole family.


Resting in winter in Turkey is almost more pleasant than in the summer. Firstly, it’s not so hot (and this is important on excursions in sultry cities and towns). Secondly, the season in ski resorts is in full swing: to combine, for example, an inspection of the Cappadocian wealth and riding on snowy slopes is simple. Thirdly, in the winter, numerous hotels are still open on the coast, offering guests excellent cuisine, golf, tennis, thalassotherapy, closed pools and clean sea air. Oh yes! All this is much cheaper than a week in the Alps or any European capital.

The tracks in Turkish ski resorts are simple, without extreme, but fans of high -quality service and picturesque landscapes will definitely like it here. The season lasts from December to March. One of the most popular resorts is Uludag: the descents in the framing of coniferous forests are wide and well -groomed, almost every hotel has its own lifts.

On the slopes of Uludag there are zones for both children and experienced skiers, the possibilities for slalom, racing and biathlon have been created.

Paladdox is young, but advanced: there are a lot of hotels working on the All -inclusive system, a children's school, a couple of black tracks and slopes for entering skiing. By the way, the Turkish skiing team trains here. Sarykamysh, with a cozy, relaxed atmosphere, often choose beginners and families with children, and the card with a professional snow park is suitable for athletes with any level of skill.

Treatment in Turkey

Hospitable Turkey gives tourists the opportunity to recover shattered health through Talasso, the use of mineral waters and bathing in hot springs. The main therapeutic and preventive resorts-Kangal, Yalov and Pamukkale. The first rises 1650 m above sea level, so even air is healing here. But the “chip” of Cangal is flocks of “fish-bunkers” living in hot thermal pools. Their massage with sharp teeth is favorable for skin diseases (eczema, neurodermatitis, vitiligo, psoriasis, etc.) and neurological ailments (relaxes perfectly). Symptoms of gastritis and ulcers softens the use of mineral water with a high content of zinc and selenium.

Among the winter Turkish bonuses is a rare pleasure to wander around the melancholy Istanbul under the circling snowflakes, warm up in tea Uskudar and listen to how the steamboats in the morning fog echoes the golden horn.

The Pamukkale symbol is the snow-white cascades of water bodies formed from travertine stone. Here 17 geothermal sources are beaten, water from which rejuvenates the entire body and heals gastrointestinal, skin, cardiovascular and other diseases.You can also take care of your health in Yalova, which is in the vicinity of Istanbul: swimming pools, hammams, mineral baths and massage are effective tools in the fight against metabolic disorders, neuralgia, obesity and other common ailments.


Shopping in Turkey is not idle walks through fashionable malls, but gambling in the markets, treasure hunts in souvenir shops, fashion experiments in the boutiques of local designers. The most popular among tourists are unique Turkish handmade carpets, jewelry and all kinds of leather goods: sheepskin coats, raincoats and jackets. A nice little gift for loved ones is the “eye of Fatima” in pendants, earrings, key chains and bracelets: the famous amulet will save you from damage and complement the image. A more expensive souvenir is a Turkish hookah: the inhalation of fragrant vapors is almost a cult here.

It is most profitable to shop at sales: in summer (from July to August) and in winter (from January to February), discounts in Turkish stores reach 70%.

Cappadocia is famous for its earthenware, Marmaris for rich-tasting honey. In Bursa, you should definitely buy a branded chestnut dessert, in the resorts of the Aegean coast – natural soap based on olive oil. Gourmets are unlikely to leave without a box or two of famous Turkish sweets, and fans of stronger drinks – without a bottle of local raki vodka.

Most retail outlets are open from 10:00 to 22:00, from 13:30 there is a half-hour lunch break, Sunday is a day off. Shops in resort areas are open until late in the evening, large shopping centers in metropolitan areas are waiting for customers all week.

Turkish Cuisine and Restaurants

Pillars of Turkish cuisine: beef (rarely lamb), legumes, vegetables (tomatoes, onions, garlic, eggplant), a wide variety of spices, rice and bread as main side dishes. Popular dishes are made mainly from minced meat – these are variations of kebabs and kyufta, grilled or stewed in sauce. An indispensable component of the meal is “meze”: a bunch of caps with tiny portions of all kinds of cold appetizers (if you do not restrain your appetite, you can fill up with meze alone).

It is worth trying Turkish sweets – endless varieties of baklava and Turkish delight. Of the drinks, as elsewhere in the East, coffee and tea are the most popular. Among the local highlights, one can single out “boza” – a mixture of water, flour and sugar, and “sakhlep” – sweet milk with orchid root and cinnamon. Famous alcoholic drinks: raki (strong anise flavored liquor), many varieties of good local wine and beer (Efes, Tekel Birasi).

In mid-range restaurants, you can tip 10% of the bill. In more expensive places, it is customary to leave about 5% personally to the waiter, even if the service fee (10-15%) is already included in the bill. Taxi drivers are usually given change, and tour bus drivers, porters and maids are given 1-2 USD.

Many restaurants in Turkish cities specialize in a single type of food. For example, “kebapchi” offer to taste dozens of varieties of kebab, “keftedzhi” treat them with branded kyufta (you can have a tight bite for 15-20 TRY). “Balyk locantasy” are common in seaside towns: the culinary ball here is ruled by fish (lunch – from 20 TRY). Chefs at Ishkembeji skillfully prepare offal soup (5 TRY), at Dener Saloon — shawarma (from 8-10 TRY), at Pideji — local pizza: pancakes with minced meat, cheese and tomatoes (from 15 TRY) .

“Tatlydzhi” is a dream of a sweet tooth: the abundance of desserts makes your eyes run wide, your wallet is empty for 10 TRY.

In “meykhana” people come to drink and chat, the cost of pleasure is from 30-100 TRY. And locants are restaurants with traditional dishes typical for each particular region (average check – from 25 TRY). Dinner in a good Istanbul restaurant will cost from 100 TRY per person, in a similar establishment in Antalya – from 70 TRY.

Entertainment and attractions

Most of the attractions in Istanbul are in the Sultanahmet district: Topkapi Palace (the first palace of the sultans, the former residence of the Ottoman Empire), Hagia Sophia (Church of the Holy Wisdom), Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet, the world's first mosque with six minarets), Basilica Cistern ( Yerebatan-saray, underground water storage), Ahmediye square. In the New Town area, you should definitely see the Dolmabahce Palace and the famous Bosphorus Bridge.

Cappadocia is a region in Central Anatolia, one of the most visited places in Turkey. Nevsehir is the administrative center of Cappadocia, its main attractions belong to the Seljuk and Ottoman periods: the citadel, mosques, a religious school and a museum. 8 km from Nevsehir is the town of Chad with ancient dwellings carved in soft tufa and long labyrinths. Or, finally, the amazing Lake Van, where only 1 species of fish lives.

10 things to do in Turkey

  1. Walk the streets of Ankara and understand why it deserved the title of the Turkish capital.
  2. Of all the palaces, mosques and museums in Istanbul, find and choose your favorites.
  3. Trust the tempting offers of hoteliers and find out if the notorious all-inclusive vacation is so good.
  4. Break the mold and go to Turkey not in summer, but in winter, changing your bathing suit for ski equipment.
  5. Taste the best kebab in kebapchi or delicious sweets in tatlydzhi.
  6. Bargain at noisy bazaars and take away a new leather thing with you.
  7. Make time for your health: take a steam bath in a real hammam or venture into a fish massage in Kangal.
  8. Go to the rock monasteries of Cappadocia and admire the joint creations of nature and man.
  9. Visit inside the Trojan horse (albeit a copy, but still) and see how Troy lives in peacetime.
  10. Listen to the silence in Kayakoy, an abandoned ghost town near Fethiye, the largest in the entire Mediterranean.

Holidays and events

The main religious holiday is Kurban Bayramy.

April 23 is the Day of Children, who are loved and pampered here. This is a public holiday with seminars, olympiads and parades of schoolchildren on smartly decorated streets, and also an extra reason to give your children sweets and toys. May 19 is the Day of Youth and Sports, also elevated to the rank of a national celebration. On August 30, Victory Day is celebrated in memory of the liberation of Izmir from the Greek troops.

The end of the month of Ramadan is marked by Sheker Bayrami – the holiday of Conversation: the Turks visit their elders, ask for forgiveness from their loved ones and regale themselves with sweets after a strict 30-day fast. October 29 – Republic Day with demonstrations, fireworks and concerts by local stars. And the main religious holiday is Kurban Bayramy: 4 days off (and in practice – a whole week) with meals in the family circle and obligatory sacrifices.

Mid-April – International Istanbul Film Festival, end of May – Tourism Festival in Anamur, the first week of October – International Jazz Festival in Istanbul, from November 1 to 6 – International Regatta in Marmaris. Read more about all the significant events in the country on the page Holidays and events in Turkey.