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.
Foot Steps on St. Paul Tour Turkey with Patmos Isle Greece (14 Days - 13 Nights)
John ... was on the Island call Patmos, because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. I was in the Sprit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet, saying, "Wright in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches."" Rev.1:9-11
DAY 01: Istanbul: Arrive Istanbul. We welcome and meet you at International Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon orientation tour in Istanbul, if time permits (according to the arriving time). Welcoming cocktail and briefing. Overnight in Istanbul. (D)
DAY 02: Istanbul: 09.00am visits to Istanbul Classical; starts to visit from St. Sophia Museum, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, St. Irene and St. Chora Museum. Overnight in Istanbul. (B,L)
DAY 03: Istanbul - Bursa: Leave from Istanbul. Drive to Iznik (Nicea) 2 hours drive time, follows visit the site of the First and Seventh Ecumenical Councils. Drive to Bursa, visit the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum. Overnight at hotel in Bursa. (B,L)
DAY 04: Bursa - Troy - Ayvalik: (3 hours drive) Continue to Canakkale, visit Troy (Wooden made Trojan Horse), Troy Museum, and a visit to Alexandra Troas where St. Paul met Luke. Overnight in Ayvalik. (B,D)
DAY 05: Pergamon - Thyatira - Izmir (Smyrna): Leave hotel from Canakkale. (2 hours drive) Depart to Pergamon, visit the Asclepion, the ancient hospital, the Acropolis, the Church at the site of ancient Serapium (7C) and the Red Court dedicated to St. John. Then visit Akhisar, the site of ancient Thyatira (7C). Overnight in Izmir. (B,L)
DAY 06: Sardis - Philadelphia - Izmir: Visit Sardis, the capital city of the ancient Kingdom of Lydia, visit the Church built on the foundations of the Temple of Artemis (7C). Continue to Alasehir ancient Philadelphia (7C). Return to Izmir, visit St. Policarp Church (7C). Overnight in Izmir. (B,L)
DAY 07: Ephesus - Kusadasi : Drive to Ephesus where St. Paul stayed a while, visit the ancient city, House of the Virgin Mary, the Basilica of St. John (7C), continue to Miletus where St. Paul gave a speech to spread Christianity. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B,D)
DAY 08: Kusadasi - Patmos - (Greek Island) - Kusadasi: Early leave from Hotel. Arrive to Kusadasi marina and port, Custom formalities etc. We have a daily tour to the Greek Island of Patmos by private boat (4 hours sails). Arrival to Patmos and transfer to Hill of Visit the Cave of Revelation and St. John's Monastery. aftetnoon boat depart back to Kusadasi port. Return to Kusadasi for overnight. (B,D)
DAY 09: Aphrodisias - Laodicea - Pamukkale: (3 hours drive time) Leave from Kusadasi and todays visits to Aphrodisias, Laodicea (7C) and Hierapolis, overnight and dinner at your thermal hotel in Pamukkale. (B,D)
DAY 10: Psidian Antioch - Iconium - Cappadocia: (5 hours drive time), Visit Psidian Antioch, Konya (Iconium), Mevlana Mosque and Mausoleum, proceed to Cappadocia for overnight. (B,D)
DAY 11: Cappadocia: Full day exploring Cappadocia, the land of saints and early Christians (Five churches in Goreme open air museum - Uchisar Castle, Avanos, Red Valley, Kaymakli Underground city, (B,D)
DAY 12: Cappadocia - Tarsus - Antioch: (3 hours drive time) Depart to Tarsus, the birthplace of St. Paul , continue to Antakya (Biblical city of Antioch) where St. Paul, and St. Barnabas stayed. Overnight in Antakya. (B,D)
DAY 13: Antioch - Fly Istanbul: Visit the Museum of Antioch with its famous mosaics and St. Peter's Grotto, the Cave Church where early Christians met in secret. Drive to Adana airport for late afternoon flight to Istanbul. Transfer to hotel, overnight in Istanbul. (B,L)
DAY 14: Istanbul - End of Tour: After breakfast, transfer to the Istanbul Ataturk Airport for your flight home. (B)
Tour Duration: 14 days - 13 Nights. Tour Starts: Tour will be start from istanbul - Bursa - Ephesus - Sardes - Thiyatira - Laodicea - Patmos/Greece - Pamukkale - Aphrodisias - Philadelphia - Cappadocia - Antioch - Tarsus - Adana and local flight back to Istanbul.
Tour Dates: Tour can be organise from April to October in a year. Must be booked minimum 45 days ago. (Land Only)
Accommodation and stays in 4 stars hotels - a professional licenced tour Guide - Mentioned meals above in the tour program - A comfortable Bus, car or minivan - All entrance fees where necessary.
On arrival airport visa fee -taxes on custom - International flight tickets -Additionally Port taxes and boat fees between Kusadasi - Patmos - Kusadasi - Local flight ticket from Adana airport to Istanbul - Drinks on the meals - Self expences in Hotel rooms (Minibar- Laundry-Telephone etc) - Tips to Guide and Driver.
Did you know that According to the Legend of Great Flood told in both the Koran and the Old Testament, after the withdrawal of the waters, Noah's Ark landed on Mount Ararat (Mt. Agrı) in eastern Anatolia. Throughout centuries, the scientists have conducted expeditions on the slopes of Ararat with the hope of finding the remains of Noah's Ark.
Thank you very much for the wonderful tour that your company have given us last week in Turkey. We sincerely would like to thanks the tour guide, Serkan and the driver. They are really very professional in their rights.
We hope to visit Turkey in future and also hope to use your services again.
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