Turkey Events General information

General Informations


Alaturka Festival

Alaturka Festival Istanbul

Seventh night’s accommodation in the wonderful three star Erboy hotel in the historic Sultanahmet section of old Istanbul. Hotel includes modern amenities such as a bar lounge, rooftop restaurant, internet café, 24 hour room service, laundry service, currency exchange, cozy lobby area and more In addition our hotel also features a wonderful restaurant styled in the old Ottoman fashion with delicious authentic Turkish cuisine.The rooms include satellite color TVs, air conditioning, heating, private bath or shower and comfortable accommodations.

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Three star hotels or similar accommodations for all our packages in unique and lovely hotels with two persons sharing twin-bedded accommodations. Private bath/shower. If you are traveling alone, we will do our best to arrange for you to share a twin-bedded room with someone of the same sex (you save the single supplement). If you have a preference about your roommate, please put their name on your registration form. Single supplement is also available for travelers who want private accommodations for an additional charge of $60 per day.

hotel accomatations

Hotel Erboy

Ebusuud Street No: 32, 34210 Eminonu - Istanbul/Turkey

Telephone: +90 212 513 3750  |  +90 212 513 3751

 Fax: +90 212 513 3759        http://www.erboyhotel.com/en/

 Transportation : All ground transportation included

VISA Information


USA Citizens Only

A visa is required for all U.S. citizens entering Turkey. US citizens may get their visas at the international airport upon arrival. It is located next to the passport control section of the airport.

As of 2/2006 the cost of a visa for a US citizen is $26. U.S. citizens may also obtain their visas in advance from one of the Turkish Consulates around the U.S. The tourist visa is valid for a year starting from the issue date.

Visas given at entry points are valid only for three months. Therefore, visas must be obtained in advance for visits lasting longer stays and for study, research or employment purposes. The passengers who do not leave the international airports do not need any visas.

Non U.S. Citizens

Non-US Citizens need to apply for their tourist visas in advance BEFORE going to Turkey. Applicants should directly contact a Turkish Consulate in person, by mail or by a courier service.


Canadian Citizens can obtain a multiple-entry sticker visa at the Turkish International Border Gates to stay in Turkey for a maximum period of three months.

Turkish Tourist Offices in USA


logo-bellydance smal.jpgNew York

821 United Nations Plaza

New York, NY 10017

Tel: (212) 687-2194

Fax: (212) 599-7568

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logo-bellydance smal.jpgWashington

2525 Massachusetts Ave.

Washington, DC 20008

Tel: (202) 612-6800

Fax: (202) 319-7446

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logo-bellydance smal.jpgLos Angeles

5055 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 850

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tel: (323) 937-8066

Fax: (323) 937-1271

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Items you may want to include as you pack

It is advisable when you travel overseas to make a photocopy of your passport and keep it packed
in a separate place in case of loss
Wash cloth and beach towels (hand and bath towels are provided)
Sun protection sunscreen and/or wide primed hat
Travel alarm clock
A scarf for visiting mosques
Hair dryer and/or curling iron
If you use electrical products or recharge batteries, the electricity in Turkey is 220 volts , you will want to bring a converter and a plug that accommodates Turkish outlets (which you can buy at travel stores)
Lots and lots of film, blank videotapes and CD's and/or cassette tapes, cameras, video cameras and batteries for your equipment.
Hand held calculator to help with converting money
Medications, motion sickness medicine (if you need it), vitamins, birth control, feminine products and ear plugs
Small amount of laundry detergent for hand washing of clothes
Stopper for sink or tub
Comfortable shoes for walking and dance class
Casual clothes, a few dressy outfits or nice shirt and slacks, light sweater or shawls. In the cities, people dress in a similar way as in the United States
Mosquito repellent (if you go on the optional tours
Item for music and dance class: musical instruments, finger cymbals, hip scarves, dance class attire (as are applicable), note pad and pens
A costume if you want to perform
Applicable sewing supplies


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