CUSTOM TRIPS TO TURKEY
PRIVATE TRAVEL FOR YOU, YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS
Custom isn't complicated: in fact over 70% of our travelers go to Turkey on a Custom Journey. And here's the beauty—the trip departs on dates of your choosing and you travel only in the company of loved ones to destinations entirely up to you. You determine your Turkey luxury tour, trip length and focus. The type of Turkey lodging is up to you, as are included meals. All Turkey Custom Journeys are accompanied by expert private local guides and drivers, all for about the price of a group departure (or if you choose, the sky is of course the limit).
View our Turkey sample itinerary below or customize one of our signature Small Group Trips to suit your travel dates.
Your Journey, Your Way
Contact a Turkey Travel Expert or call 1-800-642-2742 to begin creating your unique Turkey journey.
HERE ARE SOME IDEAS
- Stay in gorgeous, culturally authentic hotels
- Enjoy tour leadership by an expert on Turkish culture
- Haggle in some of the 4,000 shops that make up Istanbul's Grand Bazaar
- Cross the Bosporus Bridge from Europe to Asia
- Explore—and sleep in—the other-worldly rock formations of Cappadocia
- See the mystical spin of Whirling Dervishes in a 13th century fortress
- Follow in the footsteps of Achilles, Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, Marc Antony, Julius Caesar, St. Paul and the Virgin Mary
- Ponder the legacy of Anaxagoras, the first to give a scientific explanation of celestial bodies
ICONIC TURKEY | 14 DAYS
This is a sketch of what your Custom Journey to Turkey might look like. Keep in mind these are merely suggestions. We can create a custom Turkey tour package entirely from scratch, based on your available time, interests, budget, and preferred pace.
En Route/Istanbul. Fly U.S. to Istanbul. Afternoon cruise on the Bosporus. Overnight Istanbul.
Istanbul. Explore Istanbul. Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern Topkapi Palace. This afternoon Grand Covered Bazaar. Overnight Istanbul.
Istanbul/Bursa. Drive to Bursa. See the Green Mosque and Tomb; the Grand Mosque, Silk Market and the Covered Bazaar. Overnight Bursa.
Bursa/Ankara. Drive to Cumalikizik, explore charming cobblestone alleys in the old town. Visit Gordian. Continue on to the capital, Ankara. Overnight Ankara.
Ankara/Cappadocia. Explore Ankara. Visit Memorial of Ataturk and the world-class Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Drive to Cappadocia. Overnight Cappadocia.
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PERSONALIZED TRIP PLANNING
Tell us your vision. We'll pull together a dazzling, totally personalized itinerary that reflects all of your interests. We charge no upfront fees for this outstanding service.
We go beyond just preparing a day-by-day itinerary with watertight logistics. Our personal connections and in-depth knowledge mean the possibilities are endless and the experiences extraordinary. Is avant-garde art your passion? We can get you inside an artists' colony in Beijing, with a contemporary-art museum curator as your guide. Do you dream of seeing tigers in the wild? We can arrange for a private safari in search of the Bengal tiger with a biologist from the World Wildlife Fund in China.
THE FINE DETAILS
Custom Journeys also include internal airfare, daily activities and entry fees, ground transportation, private airport transfers and a customized Travel Guide, specific to your journey. We also provide comprehensive Emergency Evacuation and Emergency Medical travel insurance.
PRIVATE LOCAL GUIDES & DRIVERS
You will have your own private, local guide in each destination. Our guides are the best in the region–educated, friendly individuals who offer insights you can only get from a local. Your own private driver is also included for all tours and transfers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & CUISINE
Boutique and often very luxurious accommodations are included in a Custom Journey. From exquisite, restored maharajahs' palaces in China to a nomadic ger camp in Mongolia, we emphasize authentic local style–it's as much a door into a culture as any visit to a museum. Our dining picks likewise reflect our true-to-the-land obsession and appreciation of all things excellent.