Your questions answered for our Turkey Trip

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  • Guided walking tour of Istanbul
  • Explore the fairy chimneys and castles of Cappadocia
  • Experience the ruins at Ephesus
  • Relax on the beaches of Bodrum
  • Cruise the Aegean Sea on a Turkish sailboat
Straddling the two continents of Europe and Asia, Turkey is complete with historic ruins, a gorgeous coastline, incredible scenery, and amazing cuisine. It’s no wonder why Turkey is a must-visit destination!

Experience the best of Turkey, from the bustling city of Istanbul to the unique rock formations at Cappadocia to the beautiful beaches of Bodrum. Along the way, you will discover one-of-a-kind sights and experiences with the help of locals who know their homeland best.

Have a question about the Over30Experiences Turkey trip?

What is the currency in Turkey?

The Turkish Lira (TL).

Do I need a visa to travel to Turkey?

A visa is required when traveling to Turkey for US Passport holders and Canadian Passport holders.
Applicable travelers can apply for an E-Visa. The cost is $60 USD.

When is the best time to visit Turkey?

The best time to visit Turkey is during the Spring and Fall months. During April, May, September, and October, temperatures in Turkey are warm and pleasant, and you will experience fewer crowds than in the peak summer season.

What is the official language spoken in Turkey?

Turkey’s official language is Turkish. This is spoken by roughly 90% of the population. Kurdish and Arabic are two common minority languages spoken in Turkey. English is less commonly spoken among the Turkish population. However, those working in the tourist industry do speak English, especially in bigger cities such as Istanbul.

What type of luggage is best?

The lighter, the better! If you only have a rolling suitcase, that will work, but if you can get your hands on a more mobile bag, like a large backpack, that would be better. We take private and public transportation, including two domestic flights. We move often on this trip, changing locations every 2-3 days. Loading your suitcase on and off all these modes of transportation can be challenging.

What type of weather should I expect?

Considering the size and landmass of Turkey, one can find a variety of climates no matter what time of year. Here is what you can expect in the regions we operate:
Istanbul: In the months of May and June, temperatures range from the upper-60s to mid-70s Fahrenheit (20-25 Celsius). You may experience some rainfall during these months. From September to October, the weather remains warm, with average temperatures in the upper-70’s Fahrenheit (25-28 Celsius).
Cappadocia: In the months of May and June, you can expect warm days and chilly nights. Average temperature ranges in the 60s Fahrenheit (15-20 Celsius). From September to October, the weather in Cappadocia begins to cool down, and you should pack warm clothes, especially for the evening time. Temperatures range from the upper-40s to low-60s Fahrenheit (9-15 Celsius).
Selcuk/Bodrum: In the months of May and June, this region of Turkey experiences little rainfall and has warmer temperatures. Average temperatures range from the upper 70s to the 80’s Fahrenheit (25-30 Celsius). From September to October, the daytime temperatures also range from the upper-70s to the 80’s Fahrenheit (25-30 Celsius), though the evenings can begin to get a little bit cooler.

Can I drink the water in Turkey?

Tap water is generally safe to consume and is pretreated to make it safe for consumption. However, the locals widely prefer to drink bottled water versus tap water due to the hardness and taste of tap water, especially in urban areas of the country. Please bring a reusable water bottle and a reusable straw. We’d love you to join us in our efforts to be environmentally friendly and keep Turkey beautiful.

What type of luggage is best? 

The lighter the better! If you only have a rolling suitcase that will work, but if you can get your hands on a more mobile bag, like a large backpack, that would be better. We take all forms of transportation and some accommodations don’t have elevators.  You'll also want a daypack for your personal gear, food, and drinks for the day. 

I noticed the trip begins in Istanbul and ends in Bodrum. How do you recommend I arrange my flights?

We suggest booking a round-trip ticket arriving and departing from Istanbul Airport (IST). Then book a separate domestic flight from Milas-Bodrum (BJV) to Istanbul Airport (IST).  Turkish Airlines offers multiple flights per day for this route. 

Do I need a power adapter?

Yes. In Turkey there are two associated plug types, types C and F. Plug type C is the plug that has two round pins, and plug type F is the plug that has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Turkey operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.You can order a European travel adaptor here.

How much should I budget for food and activities?

We suggest bringing $400 USD in cash to be used at establishments that do not accept credit cards. 
There are six lunches not included. On average, you should expect to spend $15 for lunch. However, you can also find meals for as little as $5 when eating at street food vendors. There will be four dinners that are not included.
On average, you should expect to spend $20-25 USD for dinner at a sit-down dining establishment. Optional activities range from $10 to enter museums to $60 for a Turkish Hamman experience.
Additionally, if you opt for the hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, you should budget $300 USD. This price varies depending on the time of year and the particular vendor.

Will there be opportunities to go swimming?

Yes. There is an included private boat trip on the final full day in Bodrum (Day 8). You will also have an opportunity to visit the beaches near Selcuk.

Do you have last-minute deals?

Yes! When travelers take advantage of our “Switch Your Trip” program, last-minute slots open up on sold-out trips. Sign up to the list to be notified. 

Have a question that's not on this list?

Feel free to reach out to our all-star customer service team at bookings@over30experiences.com or by calling 1 (888) 839-2086.


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