Turkey

Turkey

Things to do - general

Turkey is a charter member of the UN, an early member of NATO, and a founding member of the OECD, OSCE, OIC and G-20. After becoming one of the first members of the Council of Europe in 1949, Turkey became an associate member of the EEC in 1963, joined the EU Customs Union in 1995 and started accession negotiations with the European Union in 2005. Turkey’s growing economy and diplomatic initiatives have led to its recognition as a regional power while its location has given it geopolitical and strategic importance throughout history.

Tourism in Turkey has experienced rapid growth in the last twenty years, and constitutes an important part of the economy. The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism currently promotes Turkish tourism under the Turkey Home name. In 2013, 37.8 million foreign visitors arrived in Turkey, which ranked as the 6th most popular tourism destination in the world; they contributed $27.9 billion to Turkey’s revenues.In 2012, 15 percent of the tourists were from Germany, 11 percent from Russia, 8 percent from the United Kingdom, 5 percent from Bulgaria, 4 percent each from Georgia, the Netherlands and Iran, 3 percent from France, 2 percent each from the United States and Syria, and 40 percent from other countries.

 

Country Turkey
Visa requirements

Turkey Tourist Visa Requirements:

1- Original Passport (6 months valid)
2- Photocopy of CNIC card
3- Passport size Three photoghraps with White background
4- Visa Application Form
5- Bank Statement of the last three months (Proof of sufficient funds for the stay)
6- Health report from a hospital or a doctor
7- Hotel booking confirmation
8- Return Air ticket

Supporting documents:

1- Business bank statement of last six months with letter from bank showing your ownership.

2- NTN copy / Tax returns / Tax challan form or payment receipts.

3- Chamber of commerce certificate copy & visa recommendation letter from chamber.

Languages spokenEnglish and Turkish
Currency usedTurkish Lira (TYR)
Area (km2)9,654,545 km

Sports & nature

The country's official language is Turkish, which is spoken by 85.54 percent of the population as a first language. 11.97 percent of the population speaks the Kurmanji dialect of Kurdish as their first language.Arabic and Zaza are the first languages of 2.39 percent of the population, and several other languages are the first languages of smaller parts of the population.Endangered languages in Turkey include Abaza, Abkhaz, Adyghe, Cappadocian Greek, Gagauz, Hértevin, Homshetsma, Kabard-Cherkes, Ladino (Judesmo), Laz, Mlahso, Pontic Greek, Romani, Suret, Turoyo, Ubykh, and Western Armenian.

Nightlife info

Istanbul comes alive at night. It’s young, it's cosmopolitan, and it seems to be getting cooler every second. Here's a guide to some of the city's top nightlife options.

A good place to start is along the Bosphorus, where the city’s most flamboyant nightclubs live, including 1 Reina, 2 Sortie, and 3 Supperclub. These are all very much on the clubbing radar, and celebrity sightings are not rare. To get away from it a bit, we like 4 Suada, which is located on the only island in the Bosphorus (also called Suada). Many of Istanbul’s clubs are open-air, which is great in the summer thanks to spectacular views and cooling breezes, plus most offer good food.

Culture and history info

The country's position between the East and the Mediterranean Sea helped the Turks gain complete control of major trade routes, and an ideal environment allowed plants and animals to flourish. Turkish cuisine was well established by the mid-1400s, the beginning of the Ottoman Empire's six hundred-year reign. Yogurt salads, fish in olive oil, and stuffed and wrapped vegetables became Turkish staples. The empire, eventually spanning from Austria to northern Africa, used its land and water routes to import exotic ingredients from all over the world. By the end of the 16th century, the Ottoman court housed over 1,400 live-in cooks and passed laws regulating the freshness of food. Since the fall of the empire in World War I (1914–1918) and the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923, foreign food such as French hollandaise sauce and western fast food have made their way into the modern Turkish diet.

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Antalya City Tour & 3 Waterfalls + Lunch

Antalya City Tour & 3 Waterfalls + Lunch

Antalya
This tour starts around 8:30 am in the morning. You will drive about 1 hour to get to the Duden Wate More info
Antalya River Rafting + Lunch

Antalya River Rafting + Lunch

Antalya
Come with us for a day of adventure away from the beach. Away from the coast, this part of Turkey is More info
Aqualand 1-Day Pass + Drinks & Lunch

Aqualand 1-Day Pass + Drinks & Lunch

Antalya
Aqualand water park invites adults and kids of all ages to spend a memorable day. Experience open an More info
Archaeology Museum of Istanbul (Pickup Service Only)

Archaeology Museum of Istanbul (Pickup Service Only)

Istanbul
Archaeological Ephesus Tour from Istanbul . The tour is included visit to Ephesus Ancient City, Hous More info
Asian Side & Beylerbeyi Palace (Afternoon)

Asian Side & Beylerbeyi Palace (Afternoon)

Istanbul
Enjoy a half day guided group tour of the Asian Side of Istanbul which is the most charming part of More info
Boat Trip in Antalya + Lunch

Boat Trip in Antalya + Lunch

Antalya
Relax on a boat and swim in aquamarine waters on this full-day Green Canyon cruise from Antalya. Tra More info
Bodrum City Tour + Lunch

Bodrum City Tour + Lunch

Turkey
A full-day tour sight-seeing some of Bodrum’s attractions, including the amphitheatre, Myndos Gate, More info
Bodrum to Pamukkale Trip + Lunch

Bodrum to Pamukkale Trip + Lunch

Turkey
Discover one of Turkey’s natural treasures and take home with you some incredible pictures and unfor More info
Bosphorous & Two Continents Tour (Arabic Guide Available)

Bosphorous & Two Continents Tour (Arabic Guide Available)

Istanbul
Live and breathe all aspects of vibrant Istanbul as you soak up its sights, sounds and aromas on thi More info
Bosphorous Cruise (Morning)

Bosphorous Cruise (Morning)

Istanbul
Explore the most awe-inspiring areas of Istanbul, one of the single most beautiful cities in both Eu More info
Bosphorous Cruise & Cable Car (Afternoon)

Bosphorous Cruise & Cable Car (Afternoon)

Istanbul
In this afternoon tour you can discover Istanbul from the sea as well as from above as you take an i More info
Bosphorous Cruise & Dolmabahce Palace + Cable Car + Lunch

Bosphorous Cruise & Dolmabahce Palace + Cable Car + Lunch

Istanbul
Travel in style through Istanbul on an exclusive full-day private tour that includes a Bosphorous Ri More info
Bosphorous Cruise & Golden Horn Boat Tour

Bosphorous Cruise & Golden Horn Boat Tour

Istanbul
Live the very essence of Istanbul, the city that bonds and conciliates the East and the West. This t More info
Bosphorous Dinner & Show Cruise + Unlimited Alcoholic Drinks

Bosphorous Dinner & Show Cruise + Unlimited Alcoholic Drinks

Istanbul
Bosphorus Cruise The best way to see the Bosphorus in all its beauty is to take a boat trip. This is More info
Bosphorous Dinner & Show Cruise + Unlimited Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Bosphorous Dinner & Show Cruise + Unlimited Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Istanbul
Bosphorus Cruise The best way to see the Bosphorus in all its beauty is to take a boat trip. This is More info
Bosphorous Tour + Asian Side & Beylerbeyi Palace

Bosphorous Tour + Asian Side & Beylerbeyi Palace

Istanbul
Explore the most awe-inspiring areas of Istanbul, one of the single most beautiful cities in both Eu More info
Bursa City Tour (Night)

Bursa City Tour (Night)

Bursa
Turkey’s fourth most populous city, Bursa, was Turkey’s first most important city and la More info
Byzantine Monastries of Istanbul + Lunch

Byzantine Monastries of Istanbul + Lunch

Istanbul
Become a true expert on the thrilling history of the Byzantine Empire. What nowadays is Turkey and, More info
Cable Car to Tahtali Mountain + Lunch

Cable Car to Tahtali Mountain + Lunch

Antalya
Take the longest cable car ride in Europe from sea level all the way to the top of Mount Tahtali in More info
Cappadocia City Tour + Lunch

Cappadocia City Tour + Lunch

Cappadocia
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Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour + Breakfast

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Tour + Breakfast

Cappadocia
(Riding over a most spectacular area of the world.). Transfers from/to take off and landing area by More info
Day Trip to Ephesus & Virgin Mary House + Lunch

Day Trip to Ephesus & Virgin Mary House + Lunch

Turkey
Discover one of the most outstanding cities of antiquity, and one which played a very important role More info
Day Trip to Pamukkale & Hierapolis + Lunch

Day Trip to Pamukkale & Hierapolis + Lunch

Turkey
For thousands of years humans have been making their way to Pamukkale and Hierapolis to take it in t More info
Dolmabahce Palace (Skip The Line) Tour

Dolmabahce Palace (Skip The Line) Tour

Istanbul
We will start the program in Beşiktaş area to visit Dolmabahçe palace and our guide will explain and More info
Dolmabahce Palace & Asian Side Tour (Afternoon)

Dolmabahce Palace & Asian Side Tour (Afternoon)

Istanbul10 / 10
We will start the program in Beşiktaş area to visit Dolmabahçe palace and our guide will explain and More info
Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary + Breakfast & Lunch

Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary + Breakfast & Lunch

Turkey
Step into antiquity on a full-day trip from Bodrum to the Ancient City of Ephesus that explores the More info
Full Day Bosphorous Cruise & Jewish Heritage Tour + Lunch (Pickup Service Only)

Full Day Bosphorous Cruise & Jewish Heritage Tour + Lunch (Pickup Service Only)

Istanbul
Join us for a day combining two fascinating sides of Istanbul with a walk through the Jewish distric More info
Full Day Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys & Goreme + Lunch

Full Day Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys & Goreme + Lunch

Cappadocia
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Full Day Istanbul Luxury Imperial Tour + Lunch

Full Day Istanbul Luxury Imperial Tour + Lunch

Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel, we move towards the ferry pier to get aboard the boat by our vehicles More info
Full Day Tour to Pamukkale + Lunch

Full Day Tour to Pamukkale + Lunch

Antalya
The journey to Pamukkale goes through the beautiful Taurus Mountains and passes varying intriguing T More info
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Full Day Tour to Perge Aspendos Side & Waterfalls + Lunch

Antalya
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Full Day Tour to Rose Valley Hike & Kaymakali Underground City + Lunch

Full Day Tour to Rose Valley Hike & Kaymakali Underground City + Lunch

Cappadocia
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Full Day Trip to Bursa + Lunch

Full Day Trip to Bursa + Lunch

Istanbul
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Full Day Trip to Kekova, Myra & St. Nicholas Church + Lunch

Full Day Trip to Kekova, Myra & St. Nicholas Church + Lunch

Antalya
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Full Day Trip to Sapanca & Masukiye + Lunch (Arabic Guide Available)

Full Day Trip to Sapanca & Masukiye + Lunch (Arabic Guide Available)

Istanbul
Discover Turkey’s stunning countryside and scenery on a full-day tour to Sapanca Lake, Masukiye and More info
Galata & Genose Walking Tour (Afternoon)

Galata & Genose Walking Tour (Afternoon)

Istanbul
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Gallipoli Day Trip + Breakfast + Lunch

Gallipoli Day Trip + Breakfast + Lunch

Istanbul
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Half Day Cappadocia Goreme & Uchisar + Lunch (Afternoon)

Half Day Cappadocia Goreme & Uchisar + Lunch (Afternoon)

Cappadocia
Enjoy a half day afternoon tour of northern part of Cappadocia which is the most beautiful part of T More info
Half Day Cappadocia Kaymakali Underground Tour + Lunch

Half Day Cappadocia Kaymakali Underground Tour + Lunch

Cappadocia
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Half Day Cappadocia Rose Valley Hike & Cavusin + Lunch (Morning)

Half Day Cappadocia Rose Valley Hike & Cavusin + Lunch (Morning)

Cappadocia
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Half Day Cooking in Istanbul + Dinner (Pickup Service Only)

Half Day Cooking in Istanbul + Dinner (Pickup Service Only)

Istanbul
Cooking in Turkey is proud to be Istanbul’s most popular cooking class. Located in the iconic Istanb More info
Half Day Jewish Heritage Tour (Pickup Service Only)

Half Day Jewish Heritage Tour (Pickup Service Only)

Istanbul
This tour enables you to experience the Jewish culture in Istanbul. Exiled from Spain in 1492, their More info
Half Day Tour of Armenian Heritage of Istanbul, Samatya

Half Day Tour of Armenian Heritage of Istanbul, Samatya

Istanbul
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Ihlara Valley & Derinkuyu Underground City + Lunch

Ihlara Valley & Derinkuyu Underground City + Lunch

Cappadocia
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Istanbul City Tour + Lunch

Istanbul City Tour + Lunch

Istanbul
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Istiklal Street Walk in Beyoglu (Pickup Service Only)

Istiklal Street Walk in Beyoglu (Pickup Service Only)

Istanbul
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Istiklal Street, Galata & Genose Heritage Walking Tour + Lunch (Pickup Service Only)

Istiklal Street, Galata & Genose Heritage Walking Tour + Lunch (Pickup Service Only)

Istanbul
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Jeep Safari Antalya + Lunch

Jeep Safari Antalya + Lunch

Antalya
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Oylat Cave & Thermal Baths Tour + Lunch

Oylat Cave & Thermal Baths Tour + Lunch

Bursa
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Princess Island tour + Lunch

Princess Island tour + Lunch

Istanbul
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Pvt 1-Day Istanbul City Tour From/To Airport

Pvt 1-Day Istanbul City Tour From/To Airport

Istanbul
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Pvt Bursa City Tour with Cable Car

Pvt Bursa City Tour with Cable Car

Bursa
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Pvt Full Day Tour to Demre, Myra, Kekova + Lunch

Pvt Full Day Tour to Demre, Myra, Kekova + Lunch

Antalya
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Pvt Half Day Izmir City Tour

Pvt Half Day Izmir City Tour

Izmir, Turkey
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Pvt Istanbul Aquarium & Aqua Florya Shopping Mall Tour

Pvt Istanbul Aquarium & Aqua Florya Shopping Mall Tour

Istanbul
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Pvt Tour of Istanbul + Lunch

Pvt Tour of Istanbul + Lunch

Istanbul
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Pvt Tour to Cumalizik & Waterfall

Pvt Tour to Cumalizik & Waterfall

Bursa
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Pvt Tour to Jewish Heritage & Sardis + Lunch

Pvt Tour to Jewish Heritage & Sardis + Lunch

Bursa, Turkey
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Pvt Tour to Kilyos

Pvt Tour to Kilyos

Istanbul
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Quad Safari Antalya

Quad Safari Antalya

Antalya
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Termessos & Duden Waterfalls + Lunch

Termessos & Duden Waterfalls + Lunch

Antalya
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Topkapi Palace & Grand Bazaar Tour (Afternoon)

Topkapi Palace & Grand Bazaar Tour (Afternoon)

Istanbul
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Tour of Istanbul (Morning)

Tour of Istanbul (Morning)

Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel, we move towards the ferry pier to get aboard the boat by our vehicles More info
Tour to Bodrum Gulet + Lunch

Tour to Bodrum Gulet + Lunch

Turkey
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Turkish Hamam Experience

Turkish Hamam Experience

Antalya
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Turkish Night Show in Cappadocia + Dinner & Drinks

Turkish Night Show in Cappadocia + Dinner & Drinks

Cappadocia10 / 10
Transfer to Cave Restaurant for a Dinner & Turkish Show. The Turkish Night Show is organized not More info
Turkish Night Show in Cappadocia + Drinks

Turkish Night Show in Cappadocia + Drinks

Cappadocia
Transfer to Cave Restaurant for a Dinner & Turkish Show. The Turkish Night Show is organized not More info
Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Cappadocia

Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Cappadocia

Cappadocia
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Yalova Tour from Bursa Incl Lunch

Yalova Tour from Bursa Incl Lunch

Bursa
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