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.
Cappadocia to Holy Lands Antioch Tour (6 Days - 5 Nights)
DAY 1: Kayseri - Cappadocia: You will met at the Kayseri (ASR) airport, assistance and transfer to the hotel. There you will have a briefing and Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 2: Cappadocia: Morning departure for the sightseeing of great Cappadocia. We will see fascinating landscape and sites. Visit Pigeons' valley, Uchisar rock Castle, Goreme Open Air Museum , rock churches with frescoes. Pasabagi valley with fairy chimneys. Visit local craftspeople (Rug weavers, doll makers, pottery workshops). Avanos a town famous for pottery making, built on the banks of the Red River of Turkey. Dinner and overnight at your Hotel (B, L)
DAY 3: Mersin: Drive to Adana early morning 07:30 am, through the Cilician Gates in the Taurus mountains to Adana. Enroute visit the underground city at Derinkuyu, and Eski Gumusler Monastery. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Mersin Seaside City. ( B, L)
DAY 4: After Breakfast visit to Tarsus St Paul basilica, St. Paul's Well, an obviously old stone well, may have nothing to do with St. Paul, but it is interesting to see, and perhaps the main reason many travelers stop in Tarsus. The few streets of historic houses near St. Paul's Well are interesting to walk through, a glimpse at what the town looked like for much of its history during the last millennium. Follows depart and arrive to Antioch, (Antakya). Dinner and Overnight. (B,L)
DAY 5: In the early morning we will have an excursion to Samandag, the ancient Seleucia Pieria, from where St. Paul and Barnabas sailed to Cyprus on their first Missionary journey (Acts 13:4). And one of the commanders of Alexander the Great, Seleucus Nicator, established the port city Seleucia Pieria in other words Selefkiye. According to the legend, here is a foundation place of Antakya whose name was taken by Antiochus, father of Nicator. Although, in time Antakya has become a place of importance, Samandag was always the focal point as for as its harbour, military and commercial significance. This region has become so famous with its vegetation, agricultural wealth and people that the old historians called it Fertile New Moon (Crescent). Follows wehave visit to Titus Tunnels: This tunnel is situated in the north of Cevlik village. It had a length of 1380 m., height of 7m and width of 6 m. The tunnel was designed in order to control the water and to prevent flood to the city. There is an inscription and an eye at the exit of the tunnel.Drive back to our hotel in Antakya. Dinner and Overnight. (B,L)
DAY 6: After having our final breakfast. We will visit the Grotto of St. Peter, which is a cave and the first mass was held by St. Peter there. Tour the Museum of Mosaics which houses a rich collection of colorful Roman mosaics. Afternoon, drive to the Adana airport for your flight to Istanbul or Ankara. End of tour. (B)
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 - domestic flight tickets - Drinks on the meals - Self expences in Hotel rooms (Minibar- Laundry-Telephone etc) - Tips to Guide and Driver.
It is time to tell a big thank you for your great servicies in Istanbul. Our group was happy to get a good hotel and perfect excursion, especially the excellent cruise!
Many thanks again. Jelena Dudina
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