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St Paul's Trail

Walk the highlights of Turkey's second long-distance walking path through the Taurus Mountains with a local guide.

  • Turkey

  • 7 nights
  • Full Board
  • Long Distance Paths

    Landscape

    Mountains

  • Sep

    Oct

  • Average group size: 10-12

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Walking grade

Grade 6

This one-week walking holiday is a grade 6 where you can expect moderate difficulty with full days of walking, up to 5 – 7 hours and between 6-10 miles a day. Paths can sometimes be in remote areas with steep ascents and descents. Some areas have soft ground whilst others will include rough terrain. Your walks will be exhilarating, the terrain will be rocky in many places and uneven under foot, walking poles will be useful. The highest point reached on this holiday where we ascend Sivri Peak at 1750m.

An English speaking local guide will accompany you throughout your holiday. You are in for a treat as your guide has a wealth of knowledge, helping you to follow the footsteps of St Paul through Turkeys second long-distance trail. You will be given an introduction into the intriguing history, fascinating geology, and very unusual architecture of this region. Your guide will accompany you throughout the tour. 

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Thoughtfully designed, meticulously planned, carefully graded, and expertly guided walking tours and hiking holidays along well-loved and off-the-beaten-track footpaths.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Follow the most exciting sections of the wild long-distance trail though dramatic and varied scenery.
  • Explore deep canyons, historic sites, ancient villages and remote, varied landscapes.
  • Walk with a local guide every day who will bring the trail to life and share fascinating details about the flora, fauna, archaeology and history.
  • Follow the course of the dramatic Koprulu River and Canyon, passing deep pools and rocky slopes.

St Paul's Trail is a 500km path from Perge to Yalvaç, near Lake Egirdir. The route starts at sea level at the Mediterranean shore and climbs up to 2200m to Turkey’s mountainous centre. Start your exploration in Perge and Selge, making your way through the Koprulu National Park to Kasimlar, Sagalassos and Egirdir. 

Your local guide will bring the trail to life as you explore the historical city of Selge before following the trail through vast forests and unique rock formations. Follow the course of the Köprülü River and the canyon, passing deep pools and rocky slopes. Visit the Prostanna ruins and walk to the top of Sivri Hill for a fantastic view of the Egirdir lake. 

Immerse yourself in Turkish traditional culture. Stay in local pensions and small family run hotels, and experience traditional and locally sourced Turkish dishes made with fresh ingredients, sometimes from the accommodation's own gardens. Some of your evening dinners will be a typically Turkish where you'll sit on the ground and eat from low tables! 

The small villages dotting the path are remote and accommodation can be challenging to find as options are small, sparse and simplistic, therefore we are extremely lucky to be able to walk this path as a group.

This holiday will leave you wanting to discover more of Turkey and its second long-distance trail.

  • Return flights London to Antalya.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Full board en suite accommodation.
  • All local transport required for the itinerary by private coach/public bus.
  • All entrances as noted in the itinerary.
  • Services of a local guide throughout.
  • Services of a Classic Tour Leader.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Tour Codes

28600

Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to the St Paul's Trail

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Fly from the UK to Antalya airport. On arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation in Antalya's old city centre, known as Kaleici. 

Transfer Time = 30 minutes

Day 2

Perge, Koprulu Canyon and Selge

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Koprulu Canyon

Koprulu Canyon, a 400m deep and 14m long canyon stretching along the Kopru River in the impressive Koprulu National Park.

  • Time

    5-6 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    742/66m

Your exploration of the St Paul’s trail starts in Perge, an important city of ancient Pamphylia and home to ancient ruins including a theatre, temple of Artemis, churches and an acropolis dating back to the Bronze age. 

Explore the ancient ruins before continuing towards Koprulu Canyon, a 400m deep and 14km long canyon stretching along the Kopru River in the impressive Koprulu National Park. Walk through this dramatic canyon and pass unique rock formations, past the vast amount of flora and fauna, including wild olive trees, oak trees, red pine and black pine.

Follow the route to Selge, an ancient site in the city of Pisidia on the southern slope of Mount Taurus on St Paul's trail, home to the ancient remains of an acropolis, theatre, gymnasium, and stadium. 

Day 3

Selge, Koprulu National Park and Caltepe

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    7-8 hours

  • Distance

    8 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    215/675m

Continue through Selge to the beautiful Koprulu National Park. The path leads you through forest of pine and oak, across impressive limestone ridges, past shepherds huts and on to grazing lands where you may see cattle and wild horses. You'll see old roman remains, winding your way through forests to small villages including Oren, Delisarnic and Kestanelik. Travel back to Beskonak for the evening.

Day 4

Kesme, Kasimlar and Koprulu Canyon

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    6 hours

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    253/582m

Transfer to Kesme to start your walk to Kasimlar. Pass rural huts and ancient ruins; you may even meet some goats along the way! Follow the rim of the dramatic Koprulu canyon, down through impressive rock formations before reaching a bridge across the river. Continue up into the village of Kasimlar located on the canyon slopes where you can capture impressive views down the whole length of the canyon.

Day 5

Sarp Dagi Mountain

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    8 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    280/800m

A short transfer takes you to the start of your walk at the Tota Yaylasi pasture where a walk along a dramatic ridge top leads you along a green luscious spot in the forest past massive old pines and rare species of oak and juniper. The trail takes you around Sarp Dagi Mountain and along to the ruins of roman church. You may be able to see colourful wild tulips or wild cyclamen with the backdrop of the impressive Taurus rocky mountain range.

Day 6

Adada, Sipahiler and Egirdir

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    7-8 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    190m

Walk through a rural landscape, through tiny hamlets, alongside wild horses, and between age old trees. Venture through Adada where three major temples are still standing alongside the smallest ancient theatre in Anatolia. Your path leads you along a dramatic rocky gorge to Sipahiler before transferring to Egirdir where you may have some time to explore the town centre, discover the local markets or swim in the tranquil lake!

Day 7

Sivri Hill, Sagalassos and Antalya

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2-3 hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    520m

Explore the impressive Prostanna ruins near Akpinar village during your walk today and venture to the top of Sivri Hill (1750m) for extraordinary panoramic views of Egirdir Lake. Transfer to Sagalassos to visit its intricate ruins spread over the south facing slopes of the dramatic Taurus Mountains. Today the site is known as one of the best preserved ancient cities in Turkey, including Roman baths, library, a theatre and mansion. Expect spectacular views alongside its interesting monuments from Hellenistic and Roman times.

You’ll transfer back to Kaleici where you’ll have some time to explore the cobbled narrow streets of the old city. 

Day 8

Final day

Meals

Breakfast

After a week of walking in the footsteps of St Paul it is time to say goodbye to Turkey. You'll transfer to Antalya airport for your return flight back to the UK.

Departure dates for your selected tour

3rd Sep 2024 - 10th Sep 2024 (7 Nights)

1st Oct 2024 - 8th Oct 2024 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights London to Antalya 
  • Airport transfers by road c.30mins
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Aspen Hotel

Antalya is a large city on a low plateau surrounded by magnificent mountains. It has been an important centre since ancient times and has antiques from various ages including ancient city walls, a roman gate, mosques and churches. The archaeology museum houses a fabulous collection of statues, tombs and other artefacts from the site and other sites in the area. The old town and harbour are charming. There are many places to explore including parks, the small souvenir and handicrafts shops and stalls. There are also many facilities you would expect including restaurants, cafes, shops and banks. 

The Aspen Hotel is located in the centre of Kaleici; also known referred to as Old Antalya, situated in the heart of Antalya's historic old town. The hotel is a former Ottoman house, so has plenty of authentic Turkish character. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, a sauna and a lounge bar. Please note that we cannot guarantee that the swimming pool will be open during your stay.

You stay in standard rooms with views of either Kaleici, the garden, pool or the yacht harbour. Single rooms are usually twin or double for sole use. Room facilities include:

  • Ensuite facilities including a shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini bar

Perge Pension

The Perge Pension is located in Beskonak, on the border of Koprulu Canyon National Park. There is a beautiful natural spring pool and a restaurant. Rooms are twin or double bedded. Single rooms are usually twin or double for sole use. Rooms are located in wooden bungalows and include:

  • Private ensuite facilities
  • WIFI
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini fridge
  • TV
  • Telephone

St Paul Yolu Pension

Abdurrahman and his wife run a friendly pension on the edge of the village of Kasimlar. The rooms are built in wooden bungalow style. Breakfasts and dinners are taken in the communal living room in the traditional Turkish style where you sit on the ground and eat from low tables. All rooms have private en suite bathrooms with showers. Bedrooms in the pensions are very basic with no extra room facilities such as hairdryers or mini fridges, but they are clean and well maintained.

Fulya Pension

Our pension in Egirdir is located on the shores of Lake Egirdir where you enjoy breakfast and dinner overlooking the vast lake. Rooms are spread over several neighbouring buildings. This pension consists of several buildings; Charly’s pension, Lale pension and Fulya pension; all unique and varying in style. All rooms have private en suite bathrooms with showers. Bedrooms in the pensions are very basic with no extra room facilities such as hairdryers or mini fridges, but they are clean and well maintained.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This one-week walking holiday is a grade 6 where you can expect moderate difficulty with full days of walking, up to 5 – 7 hours and between 6-10 miles a day. Paths can sometimes be in remote areas with steep ascents and descents. Some areas have soft ground whilst others will include rough terrain. Your walks will be exhilarating, the terrain will be rocky in many places and uneven under foot, walking poles will be useful. The highest point reached on this holiday where we ascend Sivri Peak at 1750m.

An English speaking local guide will accompany you throughout your holiday. You are in for a treat as your guide has a wealth of knowledge, helping you to follow the footsteps of St Paul through Turkeys second long-distance trail. You will be given an introduction into the intriguing history, fascinating geology, and very unusual architecture of this region. Your guide will accompany you throughout the tour. 

Walks & Excursions

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity programme for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Currency in Turkey

The main currency is Turkish Lire. Euros are sometimes accepted in shops and hotels. 

Turkish Lire is more convenient for for entrance fees, food, tips, drinks etc. They can be obtained from ATMS in larger resorts but not so available in smaller rural resorts. Please note that ATMs may charge a fee. Euros, pounds or dollars in cash are more difficult to change. Some restaurants, cafes, shops and hotels may not accept card so please have the option of cash and card for payments.

Tipping

In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organised they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organised group programme, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Local Guides

To enhance your experience, as well as your tour leader, each holiday will be accompanied by a well qualified and knowledgeable English-speaking local guide.

Your Travel Details

Fly from London to Antalya. The transfer from Antalya Airport to Antalya will be by private coach and will take approximately 30 minutes.

Travel during the week will be by private transport. Transfers to and from the walks can vary each day, some transfers will be 20 - 30 minutes whereas others could be up to an hour.

If you intend joining and leaving the party in Kaleci, we assume, unless you have advised us otherwise, that you will meet and leave the party at hotel. If this is not your intention, please let us know in writing at least 5 weeks before departure.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Meals

Breakfast, lunches and dinners are included in the holiday price. 

Breakfasts and three course evening dinners will be taken in your accommodation. You will experience traditional and locally sourced Turkish dishes made with fresh ingredients, sometimes from the accommodations own gardens. Evening meals are usually homemade and typically consist of soups or salad, a main course which may include fish, meat or vegetarian options, with rice or pasta, and dessert. Some of your evening dinners in pensions will be a typically Turkish experience where you sit on the ground and eat from low tables! 

Lunches will be taken as picnics along the way.

Drinking or cleaning teeth in unboiled water is not recommended.  While bottled water is available to purchase locally, you may wish to consider an alternative to single-use plastic bottles such as a refillable bottle with its own water filtration system. Water-to-Go offers re-usable bottles that use a 3-in-1 filter system that you can fill up from any source. Each filter gives you the equivalent of 260 – 400 plastic water bottles.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Turkey

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at  https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWW15 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

There are a number of TV programmes, books, guides, journals and maps for the St Paul Trail and the Taurus Mountains. Please see an example of a few below.

Turkey with Simon Reeves - Series 1 see's Simon Reeves stay with descendant of the original Turks in the Taurus Mountains. Available on BBC Iplayer

David Suchet: In the footsteps of St Paul - A two part documentary series where David Suchet explores the Mediterranean inspired by the life and travels of St Paul. 

The St Paul Trail: Turkeys second long distance walk by Kate Clow

www.cultureroutesinturkey.com/st-paul-trail/

www.turkeytravelplanner.com/go/med/Perge/st_paul_trail.html

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for Turkey

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Turkey. You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus, Hepatitus A, Hepatitus B and Rabies. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), is not valid in Turkey. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation. Malaria risk is low and from May to October in all areas including the province of Mardin. Sporadic cases were reported in 2013. There is no malaria in the main tourist areas, including the places we visit. 

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.

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Turkey

  • Capital

    Ankara

  • Currency

    Turkish Lira

  • Language

    Turkish

  • Time Difference

    UTC +03:00

  • Flight duration

    5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    3°C

    Avg. Rain: 91mm

  • February

    4°C

    Avg. Rain: 73mm

  • March

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 66mm

  • April

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 59mm

  • May

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 49mm

  • June

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 31mm

  • July

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 16mm

  • August

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 16mm

  • September

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 24mm

  • October

    14°C

    Avg. Rain: 52mm

  • November

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 73mm

  • December

    5°C

    Avg. Rain: 99mm

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