Turkey has always been one of the most dynamic and exotic destinations. Travelling in Turkey is like a voyage in time, passing from one scene, legend or world to another. The ruins of more than ten ancient civilisations make the country the world?s largest open-air museum.
A private tour of Turkey is a tour that is tailor-made just for you, your own group of friends, affiliates, religious or special interest group, with no other passengers. We are experts at creating private tour itineraries for both individuals and large groups wanting to visit Turkey both winter and summer.
There is a lot of history and pleasure around the coastal resorts, but there is also a lot more to Turkey than cruising around Antalya, Alanya, Bodrum, Izmir and Marmaris.
FACTS of Turkey
- Full name: Republic of Turkey
- Population: 75.8 million (UN, 2008)
- Capital: Ankara
- Largest city: Istanbul
- Area: 779,452 sq km (300,948 sq miles)
- Major language: Turkish
- Major religion: Islam
- Monetary unit: Turkish lira
- Main exports: Clothing and textiles, fruit and vegetables, iron and steel, motor vehicles and machinery, fuels and oils
- GNI per capita: US $8,020 (World Bank, 2007)
- Internet domain: .tr
- International dialling code: +90
Airports & Airlines
Turkey?s national carrier is Turkish Airlines, which has direct flights from İstanbul to most capital cities around the world. Turkey?s busiest international airport is Istanbul?s Atatürk International Airport (code IST; 0212-465 3000; www.dhmiata.gov.tr), 23km west of Sultanahmet (the heart of Old Istanbul).
Throughout the year, but especially during the busy summer months, you can also catch international flights to/from Antalya (AYT; 0242-330 3221; www.aytport.com), Bodrum (BJV; 0252-523 0101), Dalaman (DLM; 0252-692 5899) and the rapidly expanding Izmir (ADB; 0232-274 2424). From Turkey?s other airports, including Ankara, you usually have to transit Istanbul.