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Discover Turkey By land

experience the extraordinary

Our private tailor-made land tours of Turkey give you adventure, inspiring itineraries, luxury and boutique accommodation, and a unique insight into this beautiful, ancient and diverse country. While we take care of all the details from private transport to special interest activities and experiences, excellent guides, and restaurant reservations at the best spots, all you need to do is explore, take it all in, and be captivated

Transcend ordinary travel

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Our select range of destinations exploring Turkey by land tour can be combined and customised to suit your interests, group and time frame. Whether you’re a group of friends, a family of various ages, honeymooners, adventure seekers, art lovers, or history buffs, we design itineraries and offer an outstanding service just for you. 

Many of our guests opt for the freedom offered by experiencing Turkey by both land tour and yacht cruise during their trip. Before or after your adventure overland exploring ancient cities and geographical wonders, unwind as you cruise the Aegean coastlines of Turkey and the Greek islands by private yacht charter

Explore Istanbul

A mesmerizing trip absorbing the history, culture, and modern allure of Istanbul

This tour of Istanbul promises a fascinating experience of the extraordinary city that bridges the east and west. Our itineraries celebrate Istanbul’s beauty, heritage, cultural depth, cuisine and contemporary ambiance, and will leave you captivated by its’ character and timeless magic.

5 days exploring Istanbul

Over this 5 day (4 night) trip you’ll be staying in one of the carefully selected hotels that we work with. Whether it’s a historic mansion-turned-hotel in the heart of old town Sultanahmet, or a contemporary gem nestled within the vibrant Beyoglu district, each accommodation offers a unique stay, providing you with the perfect base to return to for rest and relaxation after each days’ adventure exploring the city.

 

While your trip includes plenty of walking, on foot being the best way to see Istanbul, we also include private transfers when necessary. At historical and cultural sites our excellent guides enlighten you with their deep knowledge and stories giving you unique insights into the secrets and myths, past and present of the city.

 

Discover Istanbul’s historical marvels including the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the subterranean Basilica Sisterns – to unveil the historical narratives that are so much a part of the city’s people, character and identity. Navigate the labyrinthine lanes of the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar, where the sights, scents, and sounds of a bygone era linger amid a treasure trove of artisanal crafts and specialities, gold, antiques and vibrant colors each way you turn.

 

Our journey through Istanbul isn’t only steeped in the past. Experience the pulse of this modern metropolis with visits to contemporary art galleries, design-led restaurants with panoramic views, and chic boutiques scattered throughout the cities districts.

 

Experience the Turkish culinary universe with unique dining experiences, whether it’s savoring authentic Ottoman cuisine at a historic eatery, sampling the world famous street food, or exploring fusion menus at a stylish rooftop setting.

 

Istanbul’s nightlife can also be irresistible offering diverse energy and entertainment. Enjoy traditional Turkish music, bustling bars spilling onto the streets, or sip cocktails from a roof terrace venue overlooking the Bosphorus and its backdrop of shimmering city lights.

 

On each step of the way, our foresight and personalized attention ensure an immersive and unforgettable journey letting you explore the breathtaking sites and soak up the fusion of old-world charm and modern sophistication that defines this truly remarkable city.

Discover Ephesus

One of the great seven wonders of the ancient world whispering the secrets of civilizations long past

Adorned with temples, theatres, mosaics and grandiose monuments that still speak of its prominence, at its zenith Ephesus stood as one of the largest and most prosperous cities in the Mediterranean world, drawing pilgrims, traders, and thinkers alike.

Ephesus & lunch in vineyards of Sirince

 

This day tour takes you inland from the Aegean coast to explore Ephesus, a once thriving metropolis and jewel of both the Roman and Greek empires. Beyond its architectural splendor and remarkable preservation, the vast ancient site of Ephesus tells stories of resilience and adaptation, having weathered the tides of time, conquests, and change. Its ruins are living chronicles, each stone whispering stories of ambition, innovation, and the human spirit’s enduring legacy.

 

As you wander through the labyrinthine streets, you’re transported through time. The imposing Library of Celsus rises proudly, a testament to the city’s reverence for knowledge and learning. Its intricately carved façade and storied halls echo the pursuit of wisdom that thrived within its walls.

 

The Great Theatre, an architectural marvel carved into the hillside, is ambient with the spirit of performances past. With a seating capacity of 25,000, it hosted the popular dramas and tragedies, music, dance, and philosophical debates that were so much part of both Greek and Roman life and society.

 

The Temple of Artemis, once numbered among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was a sanctuary dedicated to the goddess of hunting. Though now just an outline of its former glory, it stands as a testament to human devotion and architectural prowess.

 

The Marble Street, once bustling with the clamor of merchants and artisans, now invites visitors to stroll and imagine the vibrant tapestry of daily life that once unfolded here. The intricate mosaics and well-preserved frescoes adorning the Terrace Houses offer a glimpse into the lifestyles of Ephesus’ elite.

After exploring the site you will head for lunch to the picturesque nearby village of Sirince, a former Greek settlement nestled on hillsides lush with vineyards and. orchards. The community in the idyllic setting is renowned for its culinary treats and special mastery in winemaking, particularly for its apple wine—a local delicacy that tantalizes the taste buds with every sip.

 

explore Cappadocia

a journey beyond - cappadocia unveiled

In the heart of Turkey lies a land that defies imagination—a realm where time weaves tales through ancient valleys, cave cities, epic landscapes and towering rock formations. Welcome to Cappadocia, where each day promises a series of natural wonders, stories, monuments and ethereal vistas that can only awaken your inner explorer.

3-5 days immersed in Cappadocia's enchanting landscapes

Where boutique hotel comfort pairs beautifully with the allure of Cappadocia’s mystery and your sense of adventure, picture yourself as a modern-day explorer stepping into these otherworldly landscapes, where the very earth beneath your feet seems to breathe history. Rise to a view that defies description—a panorama of rolling hills and ancient rock formations greeting you at dawn, setting the stage for an extraordinary day ahead.

 

Awaken your inner thrill-seeker with an exhilarating mountain biking expedition, traversing through valleys adorned with the whimsical silhouettes of fairy chimneys—an awe-inspiring encounter with nature’s artistry.

 

A legendary highlight of visiting Cappadocia is an exclusive hot air balloon flight, a unique experience and fantastic photo opportunity giving you incredible views of the vast and curious surrounding landscapes. Sip cocktails as you glide silently over the Saruhan Caravanserai and the remarkable fairy chimneys.

 

Venture into the Underground City of Kaymakli—a subterranean cave complex that is testament to human ingenuity and resilience across ages. Ascend to the heights of Uchisar Rock-Castle, where the ancient rock formations reveal tales of bygone eras and unparalleled vistas unfolding like chapters in a living history book.

Sample exceptional cuisine throughout your trip at a selection of Cappadocia’s restaurants including one of our favourites, Old Greek House, in Mustafapasa, savoring dishes steeped in tradition and local flavors.

 

Attend a talk and demonstration of traditional handcraft pottery making at Avanos, witnessing the unique approaches and styles of locals artists and learning about their heritage and role in the art and crafts of the region.

 

Goreme Open Air Museum is testament to Cappadocia’s rich history and centuries of spiritual life. Here explore the rock-cut churches adorned with spectacular frescoes that narrate stories of devotion as well as artistic brilliance.

Discover bodrum

The historical and cosmopolitan beating heart of summer on Turkey's glittering Aegean coast

This buzzing and now internationally popular Aegean town, historically the ancient Halicarnassus, retains its magnetic charm with stunning natural beauty, laid-back atmosphere, pretty harbours and countless turquoise beaches. 

1 or 2 days exploring charismatic bodrum

Sometimes referred to as the St. Tropez of Turkey, until 2 decades ago, Bodrum was a sleepy fishing village with a traditional wooden boat building trade that attracted an elite international jetset in the summer, and artists seeking its laid back Mediterranean lifestyle away from the city. 


Today this lively Aegean town offers the same natural beauty, turquoise blue waters, and charming white-washed and bougainvillea-covered houses that attracted those first visitors. Add to that 5 star marinas, a sophisticated restaurant and night-life, and Bodrum has grown in popularity to become a favorite of the editors of leading international travel magazines. Bodrum’s traditional wooden Gulet boat building trade still thrives today, while life in the harbours has developed placing Bodrum’s marinas now on the  international stage for yacht sailing races year round. 


​The central town of Bodrum itself on the south of the peninsula offers a perfect day mixing ancient history with cafe culture, shopping and dining. Explore the Crusader Castle of Saint Peter which overlooks the natural double crescent harbour and the Greek island of Kos on the horizon. With it’s five imposing towers and seven gates, much of the masonry of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, located a 10 minute walk away, was used in the construction of this wonderfully preserved castle. From here head to the Museum of Underwater Archeology, to see an intriguing collection of glassware, pottery and other artifacts retrieved locally from ancient and medieval shipwrecks. Set in the hill above the town you can also visit the ancient Halicarnassus Amphitheatre which still hosts sell out performances of music, theatre and dance staged by Turkish and international companies and performers.


The pretty coastal village of Gumusluk, the ancient site of Myndos, is well known for its incredible fish restaurants and is the perfect destination for a shady lunch of outstanding meze and seafood overlooking the bay and ancient ruins.


The colourful weekly village farmers and textile markets have long been a highlight of Bodrum for shopping. Wander the busy stalls discovering the bounty of local vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices, and other delicacies that give such character to the  healthful and delicious cuisine of the Aegean region. Today Bodrum’s retail experience further extends to design-led boutiques and leading brands located in the smart marinas scattered across the peninsula, now hubs of activity, bar and cafe culture, high-end dining, and commerce.


Experience a remarkably different atmosphere, by travelling to a local village further inland for a traditional breakfast feast and to meet with carpet weaving communities. Watch them the artists work, skills that have been passed down over generations, and learn about the dyes and some of the symbolism that gives the carpet designs their narrative and meaning
. You will be able to purchase carpets directly from the artists, and don’t forget to pick up some delicious locally produced olive oil too. 


If you are not able to set sail for a full week’s cruise this trip, a supremely relaxing private daily yacht charter exploring the crystal-clear bays in the coastline around Bodrum is an absolute must. This exclusive day swimming, sunbathing, dining, and relaxing on board is truly unforgettable. After this taste of the famous Bodrum blue cruise, you’ll be dreaming to come back for more.

explore Pamukkale

Pamukkale & Aphrodisias

Experience for yourself the healing powers of the ancient thermal springs at Pamukkale, and explore the UNESCO world heritage site of Aphrodisias with its awe-inspiring temple and the famous Baths of Hadrian.

Day tour of pamukkale thermal springs & ancient hierapolis

Pamukkale, meaning cotton castle in Turkish, refers to the surface of the shimmering white limestone of the thermal baths, shaped over millennia by calcite-rich springs. The local region also happens to be the main cotton growing area in Turkey. Pamukkale’s stunning snow-white terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock composed of calcium carbonate deposited and crystalised by mineral water from the hot springs. Cascading down the mountainside, the mineral-rich waters fill the terraces, where visitors can bathe in the ancient healing pools.


History of this site dates back to the first half of 7th century BCE when a Phrygian temple is known to have stood here. Now it is best known for the later city that flourished here, Heirapolis. The baths at Hierapolis were established as a thermal spa in the 2nd century BCE during the Seleucid Empire and became a much travelled-to healing centre where doctors used the thermal springs as a treatment for their patients.


Ruins of Hierapolis, its ancient baths, gymnasium and library, can be seen here not far from the thermal springs while the Heirapolis Museum displays artifacts recovered during local excavations, as well as others brought from further afield attributed to the Carian, Psidian, Lydian civilisations, and sites including Colossae and Tripolis. The museums earliest finds on display date back to the Bronze Age.

 

designing journeys that transcend ordinary travel.

Why not combine your land tour adventure with a week cruising the incredible turquoise blue Aegean coastlines by private yacht charter

combination holidays by land & sea

land tour adventures & private yacht charter

Our land – cruise combination concept fuses the very best of both worlds, giving you both the myriad of adventures of Turkey by land, and the timeless bliss of a private yacht cruise.

turkey by land, or by sea, or why not do both...

For guests seeking something beyond the hotel or single destination holiday experience, our itinerary design approach of mixing overland adventure exploring Turkey with the time-stopping relaxation of a private yacht charter offers you something really special.

Extended Exploration For travelers visiting Turkey from overseas, our combination land-cruise itineraries offer an extended and diverse experience that maximises your precious time away. You can incorporate multiple destinations with varied activities, different modes of travel, and accommodation styles. Dive deep into the heart of Turkey‘s historical wonders; Istanbul’s bustling streets, Cappadocia‘s surreal landscapes, Ephesus‘ ancient ruins, or Bodrum‘s laid back coastal charm. Immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of culture and experiences, and then set sail on the yacht cruise odyssey of a lifetime.

Private Yacht Charter Continue your adventure by transitioning from exciting overland exploration to the exclusivity of a yacht charter cruise; a private floating retreat that goes far beyond the usual cruise experience. Select your ideal yacht from our portfolio and we custom design an itinerary just for you. Relax into the seabound rhythm cruising the Aegean and Mediterranean from bay to bay. Indulge in fantastic cuisine on board, a fully crewed and personalized service, and throughout your trip be at one with the seascapes of this beautiful region.

Diverse Experiences Blend the thrill of adventure with moments of unparalleled luxury. From hot air balloon rides over Cappadocia’s surreal landscapes, to snorkeling to explore the underwater world of the Turkish Riviera, our journeys cater to diverse tastes. Explore ancient ruins in the morning, dive into azure waters in the afternoon, and later dine al fresco under starlit skies. Discover mouthwatering Ottoman delicacies in cosmopolitan Istanbul while overlooking the majestic Golden Horn, then find yourself transported to a feast of meze and Aegean seafood served aboard your private yacht anchored in the still waters of a secluded Aegean inlet. The choice of experiences and destinations, together with the magic of the unexpected is all yours.

Tailored Perfection We custom design your dream itinerary to cater to your group’s interests. Whether you’re looking for an immersive city discovery combined with an exploration of coastal ancient sites, or an itinerary designed to bring together Turkey’s best gourmet experiences with a private yacht cruise, our team are great communicators and work with you to curate your ideal travel experience. For all extra logistics, event organisation and special requests, our Conceirge service has the solutions.

Elevating Travel Escapes Our holidays transcend ordinary travel. These are the highlights of your life shared with your family or friends and set against the backdrop of one of the world’s most beautiful and historic regions. It’s the laughter shared on the deck of your private yacht, the awe of exploring ancient ruins, the first taste of an excotic new wine, and the sensation of warm, Mediterranean breezes—elevating and special moments creating an extraordinary chapter in your travel story.

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