FACTS FOR THE VISITOR
U.S. Citizens are required to obtain
visas for entering Turkey. Visas can be obtained at the
border crossing points (Airports in Turkey) up to three
months. A fee of $100 will be collected not withstanding
the type of the visa issued. Visas can also be issued by
the closest Turkish Consular Offices in the U.S. citizens
are required a valid passport for entering Greece and can
stay up to 3 months without a visa.
WHAT TO BRING
In Turkey, you will dress pretty much
as you would for Europe. Travel light is our best advise
No shorts or sleeveless shirts are
allowed for either men or women when visiting mosques; women
require a headscarf. Please contact us for different dress
codes on cruise trips.
King beds are not commonly found in
Turkey & Greece. Hotels generally offer double beds
(French bed) or 2 twins. In some cases two twins will be
put together to create one double bed. Air-conditioning
where available does not always run 24 hours a day and may
not be as cool as American standards.
The monetary unit is the Turkish Lira
(TL). All banks have exchange counters and many accept travelers
checks and major credit cards. Many ATM's are tied to international
networks such as Cirrus and Plus. Ask your bank whether
your bank card or credit card PIN will need to be reprogrammed
for use in Turkey. The monetary unit in Greece is the Drachma.
In all towns and villages there are public
international telephone boxes. For these telephones you
will need phone cards or tokens which are available from
the post offices. AT&T, MCI and SPRINT have international
services that make calling home relatively affordable and
convenient and let you avoid hotel surcharges. Before you
go call the company of choice to learn the number you must
dial in Turkey to reach its network.
As in Europe, the electrical current in Turkey
and Greece is 220 volts. Some of the cabins in cruise ships
are fitted with American-type outlets and some with European-type
outlets, so bring dual voltage appliances and plug adaptor.
Tipping is customary in Turkey & Greece
and it really depends on your evaluation of the service
provided. It is traditional to tip the waiters, the guides
& their drivers, the boat crew, porters etc. if you
are satisfied with the service.
PRICE CHECK LIST
The price of each program in our
web site includes :
Deluxe, First or Special Class hotel accommodations
Non-smoking, air-conditioned vehicles and experienced drivers
for a safe and enjoyable drive in Turkey & Greece
Meals as indicated
Round-trip airport transfers
Services of a professional tour guide
All admission fees, tax and service charges throughout the
Baggage handling and porterage fees