Currency in Turkey

I would be interested in hearing from someone who has been to Turkey lately as to which currency is the best to take other than some of the loal currency, euros or American dollars?


  • Hi Cantraveller,

    Turkey's currency is the the Turkish Lira, US dollars are widely accepted. While it is not necessary to exchange currency prior to joining your tour, we do suggest having a small amount of local currency when traveling in foreign countries. Currency exchange is generally available at most major airports. Many hotels can also exchange money as you travel and your Tauck Director can suggest convenient exchange points. Many foreign banks are able to provide local currency using a credit card or travelers checks. For the best exchange rate, we suggest using major credit cards. ATM machines are also readily available.

    Contact your bank in advance of departure to determine wheter or not you will be able to use your credit card or ATM card in Turkey. We also recommend that you carry some cash in U.S. dollars, in $1, $5, and $10 denominations, for miscellaneous use when only a small amount of currency is required. Should you have any questions, your Tauck Director will be happy to assist you.

    Hope this helps,
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