TRAVEL TO TURKEY FROM U.S.
Turkey is a great country to travel and learn about history! It always amazes its visitors with its history, culture, and local experiences! In this blog post, we will focus to provide useful information like ‘how to Travel to Turkey from the United States and where you may explore in Turkey’!
U.S Market for Turkey Tourism Industry!
Turkey is a country that receives millions of visitors from all around the World! And, the United States is one of the most important markets of Turkey Tourism. Every year we accommodate thousands of Americans in Turkey and proudly we show the beauties of our Country during their Vacation in Turkey! Let’s see the table in which we can see the numbers of visitors Turkey receives each year (backed by the Turkish Statistical Institute);
In this table, we see that the United States is the number 15th Country in which we receive the most travelers to Turkey! The table says to us that 2015 is the peak year as the number of travelers from the United States. And, this number decreased in 2016 and 2017 as the total number of visitors decreased too! Remember, Turkey had many political, chaotic, and terrorism based problems in 2016 and 2017. So, this explains why the total number of visitors went down! When we look at 2018 and 2019, we see that it gets better and better by the years!
General Informations about Turkey and most Visited Destinations!
Turkey is a bridge between Europe and Asia. Our population is 85 to 90 million in 2020. Against most foreigners think that Istanbul is the capital city of Turkey, that is not correct information. Istanbul was a capital once upon a time during the Ottoman Empire.
As a result of the relentless struggle of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades in arms and the tremendous civil organization which lasts for many years, in 1923 the Modern Turkish Republic was founded. Then, he has moved the Capital city from Istanbul to Ankara. So, Istanbul was the capital of the Ottoman Empire. And, Ankara is the capital city of the Modern Turkish Republic.
However, still today, Istanbul is the heart of Turkey! It is the most important commercial center, heart of Finance, and the most crowded metropole of Turkey which accommodates many historical and cultural beauties from the Eastern Roman Empire, Ottoman Empire, and the Modern Turkish Republic! The population of Istanbul, Turkey is around 16 to 20 million. The reason we do not know a certain number is the refugees that started receiving in recent years.
Ankara is the second largest city of Turkey with about 5 million population in 2020. And, Izmir is the third one with about 3 million population in 2020.
Is these cities the only you may see in Turkey? Of course, no! Turkey is such a colorful country where gush out the history, culture, and natural beauties from all around! It is the country where you may explore the Ancient Greek Cities (E.G. Ephesus Ancient City). It is the country where you may explore the treasures left from Eastern Roman Empire (E.G. Hagia Sophia).
It is the country where you may explore & experience one of the most famous and unique destinations all around the World (E.G. Cappadocia). It is the country where you may have sea, sand, and sun Tourism and blue cruise tours (E.G. Antalya – Fethiye – Bodrum – Marmaris). It is the country where you may learn about the newly found Göbekli Tepe; where believed the first settlement of all human history. It is the country where Christianity has spread; where St. John, St. Paul, and Mother Mary has lived and left some artifacts to today!
So, on your possible Turkey Travel, you do not only explore & discover Turkey! You do also learn about the Ancient Greeks, Eastern Roman Empire(Byzantium), Early Christianity, and many more!
Turkey Travel Advisory for Americans in 2020!
Unfortunately, Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel situation around the world is changing dramatically. Almost all governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. And the current Travel Advisory given by the United States Government is level 4 (do not travel)! We will all see how this will change by the time! For the most up to date information, please click to link below and see the advisory on the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs!
How to Get Turkey Visa for US Citizens?
All types off passport holders need a visa for their possible Travel to Turkey from US. It is very easy to apply to it. You do not need to go to the consulate and wait in the long queues. From the official website, the link shared below, you may apply for your Turkey Visa only in 5 minutes; https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/
Note: Please re-check the last updates on this, this can be updated according to your travel year!
Who We Are, What We Do, and What We Provide to You?
We are a licensed Turkish Travel Agency based in Turkey and our legal name is IGLESIAS TOUR TURKEY, the brand name is Best Turkey Tour. We mainly operate Small-Group Turkey Tours, Private & Customized Turkey Tours, 7 Churches of Revelation Tours, and Private Transportations! In summary, we do operate and provide all the travel services you need during your visit Turkey!
On our official website, you may see all our Turkey Tour Packages which have been created according to the preferences of our valued travelers. Our packages are created by our team very carefully to meet the expectations and needs of all American Travelers. Those include; Domestic Flights, Guided Tours, Hotel Accommodations, Bus Tickets, and Museum entrance fees. Once you booked one of our packages, you do not need to pay penny extra apart from your personal expenses.
The Turkey Tour Packages published on our website includes the most important destinations we have in Turkey with taking consideration of the many different algorithms which can make your Turkey Trip easier! The major places that you can interest; Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus Ancient City, Pamukkale Terraces with filled by the Natural Hot Springs, Pergamum Ancient City, Seven Churches Trail, Fethiye and Antalya City. You may customize your own package, or choose one of our pre-created Turkey Travel Packages includes the places of your interest.
All the tours that we offer include a licensed tour guide since we believe that the most important way to understand the new destinations goes through that with a local guide. Turkey is a very serious country that supports that to protect all the historical and cultural wonders we have. On this hand, we take serious about guiding and representing/showing the wonders of our country. About the article ‘How to Become a Tour Guide in Turkey’, you may click the link and read more!
Quick information for you; taking a Tour in Turkey without a LICENSED Tour Guide which is approved by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism is illegal. Just keep on your mind; this can turn to a real problem for you and can cause to broke all your travel schedule!
On this hand, we guarantee that all our Tour Guide are Licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Turkish government. All carefully chosen to provide the best possible service to our valued guests; knowledgeable, friendly, and experienced!
Besides, all the vehicles that we use during transportation have all the legal documents that we must have. And, all are new model vehicles that are designed for Turkey Tourism conditions. We do not use more than 3 to 4 years of old vehicles to provide today’s comfort to our valued travelers.
Our Small-Group Tours are operated with a maximum of 15 persons in order to provide enough personal care to all our guests. We do not do like Big Tour Operators which operate the tours with 45 people only in one bus! This is one of our strongest sides. Fewer traveler on our Group Tours which ensures more personalized travel experience!
To those who look for something more special and who do not want to limit themselves with Group Tours, we do offer Private Turkey Tours. All our packages published on our website can be converted to a Private Tour due to your request. Or, you may visit our CustomizedTurkeyTours.com website which is specially created and includes only Customized & Private Turkey Tours! On our Private Tours, you have maximum flexibility, no need to follow fixed schedules created according to the interest of many people. You can customize your own dream Turkey Vacation, and take your time!
In a final, the most important difference of us that we offer to you is we have personal assistant service during your entire Turkey Trip. To the all who has booked our Travel Packages, one of assistant from our office contacts you and share the fast contact details. This will be your personal assistant who will be at your service for 7/24. Like the many Big Operators do; you will not need to wait at the long phone calls to ask your question, or no need to send several e-mails to be responded.
We know that you are miles away from your home, in a new country that you have paid money and time to explore and have a nice time. During your Travel in Turkey, you may need urgent help, question or assistance; so, on that point, our personal assistant is a message or call away to you! He or she will be in touch to you all the time until you leave Turkey. This will make your trip to Turkey very easy and smooth!
We hope that this text will find you well! If you have any further assistance or question on your mind which you could not get an answer from this text, please contact our team! They will work on your question and will respond to you as soon as possible.
We hope to welcome and accommodate you in this Lovely Country!
Note: If you are thinking to Travel to Turkey from the United States of America and would like to see Turkey Travel Packages, here is the menu where you may see all of our Turkey Tour Packages and categories!