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.
DAY 1: Meet at Ataturk airport, transfer to hotel. ON.
DAY 2: After breakfast we have tours to the city's imperial history by driving around the Golden Horn and the great city walls of Constantinople. Hippodrome: The former centre of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. During the visit you will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Wilhelm II. St. Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times, one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world. Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from the 17th century, famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. Follows a visit to Grand Covered Bazaar. Transfer to Hotel. (B)
DAY 3: After breakfast we have visits to famous Topkapi Palace: The former imperial residence from where the great Ottoman Empire was once ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family. Follows we have a visit to Byzantian Cistern and drive to Suleymaniye Mosque: The mosque of Sultan Suleyman 'The Magnificent' was built in the 16th century by Sinan, the famous architect of all times. Transfer to private boat for your Bosphorus cruises. Zigzagging between Europe and Asia continents we have lovely 2 hours on the cruise hours. The cruise takes you along the largest palaces of Ottomans, the Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi, as well as 19th and 20th century beautiful wooden Kiosks, mansions and modern villas which from the elegant section of the city. Disembark at Büyükdere, near the Black sea and visiting Rumeli Fortress.Transfer to hotel. (B)
DAY 4: Breakfast, follows we have tours at Dolmabahce Palace just facing to Bosphorus. Come and see why this magnificent 19th century palace is called incomparable among the others with 14 tons of pure gold used for its interior decoration. Its priceless paintings furniture, a rich collection of Bohemian crystal in addition to its famous Harem section. Follows we have a tour to Galata Tower. After lunch drive to along the bank of the Golden Horn are as an open-air museum of the past. In Fener, you can see whole streets with houses and churches from the Byzantine times. Eyup is another important district, which looks very Ottoman, with its old cemeteries and tombs of holy people. Visit the Church St. Saviour in Chora very famous for its mosaics showing Virgin Mary's and Jesus Christ's life's. From the hills above Eyüp you have a wonderful view on the Golden Horn. Enjoy this view with a cup of coffee in the traditional Pierre Loti Cafe (the most famous French author.) Transfer to hotel. Evening optionally we have Turkish nite show with dinner. (B)
DAY 5: After breakfast at your hotel your transfer to Ataturk airport, End of Tour. (B)
Accommodation (5 Days - 4 Nights) in 4 stars hotels, Transfers from airport - hotel airport, a professional licenced tour Guide, Mentioned meals above in the tour program, A comfortable Bus, car or minivan.
Entrance fees on spots - Drinks on the meals - Self expences in Hotel rooms (Minibar- Laundry-Telephone etc) - Tips to Guide and Driver.