Turkey is a melting pot of amazing beaches, Euro-Asian culinary and cultural fusion and rich multi-ethnicity captured in Istanbul. Luggage Mule can ship your luggage to Turkey at reasonable and reliable rates.
Customs: Turkey has strict border controls, and it is forbidden to bring almost all fruit, vegetables and meat products into the country. Check the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Customs and Trade website for full details.
Price: One way shipping from £64.99!
Shipping times: 8 working days
Flights: Flights to Turkey take just over 4 hours. Major gateways include Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara, and İzmir.
Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY)
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports are eligible for stays of up to three months. If you intend to stay for longer or work in Turkey, you will need an alternative visa. Use the official eVisa website to find out which visa you require.
Time difference: GMT+3.
Packing for Turkey
Turkish summers are hot. Therefore pack for intense heat particularly if you’re visiting the Marmara, Aegean and Mediterranean coastal regions. Suncream, sunglasses and a hat are essentials, and it’s also worth having some long-sleeved shirts to keep those arms covered. Remember your swimming gear if you’re beach-bound, and check whether your accommodation provides beach towels – you may need to bring your own. There is little rainfall but do prepare for cold nights, particularly in central Turkey and in the mountainous east where there may even be snowfall.
Ship your bike to Turkey
The best mountain bike trail in Turkey is in the Cappadocia region beneath the Aladaglar Mountains. The single-track route travels through the Ihlara Canyon and the Soganli Valley, traversing the rocky roads from Mustafapasa to Goreme. For those seeking an easier ride, the Aegean Coast Road can be picked up at various points and takes in the turtle beaches and blue lagoons of the Bozburun and Dilek Peninsulas. Luggage Mule can ship your bike to the Cappadocia region at reasonable rates, giving you the chance to enjoy Turkey on your own wheels.
Ship your golfing gear to Turkey
Some of Turkey’s best golfing is in the Belek-Antalya region with its stretch of coastline and pine forests a perfect backdrop to a round or two. The stand out clubs and courses are the 15-year old National, the oldest course in Belek, Colin Montgomerie’s first European designed course at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club, and the links course at Lykia, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Luggage Mule can ship your golf kit to Turkey at reasonable rates, giving you the chance to enjoy these amazing courses with your own clubs. If you’re keen to try multiple courses in the region, ship your clubs to Antalya and hire a car to get around – many courses are within 1 – 2 hours’ drive of the city.
What to ship home from Turkey
Popular souvenirs in Turkey include Turkish carpet or kilim, blue Iznik pottery from the city south of the Marmara Sea, and the Evil Eye talisman from the Grand Bazaar, which ward off evil spirits in your home. Foodies will want to have their fill of Turkish delight. With a generous 30kg allowance, our luggage shipping service allows you to buy your favourite Turkish items and have them delivered to your door.