Frontier Formalities, Passport and Visas: Nationals of the following countries can enter Turkey with a valid passport; a visa is required: Up to 3 Months Germany, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Morocco, Fiji, Finland, France, Granada, Iran, Switzerland, Iceland, Jamaica, Japan, Canada, Qatar, Kenya, Kuwait, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Norway, Oman, St. Lucia, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Trinidad, Tobago, Tunisia, Vatican City, New Zealand, Greece, Ecuador, Sweden, Israel, South Korea, Uruguay. Up to 2 Months The Republic of Croatia, The Republic of Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rumania, Macedonia, Indonesia. Up to 1 Month Bolivia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, The Republic of South Africa. For the countries mentioned above and Bulgaria, a transit visa is not required. Nationals of the following countries require a visa: U.S.A., Austria, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Holland, and Portugal can obtain a sticker visa at border gates (Up to 3 Months). Azerbaijan, White Russia, Armenia, Moldavia, Uzbekistan, Russia, Tadzhikistan Ukraine, Hungary, Poland, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Taiwan can obtain a sticker visa at border gates (Up to 1 Month). Nationals of Guatemala can obtain a visa for up to 15 days at border gates. Nationals of Jordan, up to 30 days. Nationals of all other countries require a visa, which can be obtained from the nearest Turkish embassy or consulate.
Note: Citizens of Germany, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Malta, Switzerland, and Greece may enter Turkey with the proper identity cards in lieu of a passport.
While you were having your holiday in Istanbul we strongly recommend you that take some more days before leaving from Istanbul. A stay in Istanbul is not complete without the traditional and unforgettable excursion by boat along the Istanbul Bogazi (Bosphorus), the winding strait separating Europe and Asia. Along its shores is a delightfully surprising mixture of past and present, grand splendor and simple beauty. The shore is lined with modern hotels, 'yali' (old wooden Villas), palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. The best way to see the Bosphorus is to board one of the cruise boat that departs as a zigzag lines along the shores. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Palace of Dolmabahce, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the edge of this park, on the coast, is Ciragan Palace, now restored as a grand Hotel (Ciragan Palace Kempinski). This palace was refurnished in 1874 by Sultan Abdulaziz is one of the Bosphorus most beautiful palaces. Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries. At Ortaköy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street.
We are finally home. Thank you for your generosity and your gift, it will hold a place of honor in our home. Ezel was a perfect choice & thanks to you and her we had a wonderful time seeing all the sights.
Thanks again for all your help.
Best wishes for future success! Warm regards, David & Jean.
David H. Juedes, President
Fox World Travel, USA