Our Turkey DMC, since its establishment in 1988, has been one of the leading DMCs and PCOs of Turkey. Our major role and mission for all these years have been mainly to provide you with all the necessary services that would help you convey your messages to your guests in the best possible way so that your mission is accomplished and your guests are satisfied the best.
Our major aim is to bring you the quality of service that you have a right to demand for the successful accomplishment of your own goals.
Turkey DMC aims to be your long term partner that will always bring you original ideas, that will simplify the road ahead of you and will try to get you do best deal suited for your needs.
Turkey DMC has organized everything from private events to incentives, congresses and even entire festivals for some of world's top companies and associations. Our operation spans the entire nation of Turkey, and we offer you the best in every destination.
Bodrum, the magic of crystal bays…
Arrival in Istanbul (AtaturkInternationalAirport). Connection flight directly to Bodrum Airport. Transfer to city center and Aegean dinner & clubbing.
Today, we will visit the Bodrum Castle who was built by the Knights of Rhodes in honor of St. Peter between 1415-1437. There are five maintowers, reflecting the architectural styles of the nations by whom they were constructed, called English Tower, French Tower, Spanish Tower, Italian Tower and German Tower. It was converted into a museum, in which, especially the findings of underwater archeology Mycenaean, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantium artifacts are displayed in different sections in chronological order since 1960. The Museum of Underwater Archaeology in The Bodrum Castle of The Knights of St. John is not just a dusty collection of lifeless relics, it is an original, creative and exiting experience. After the castle, you will visit the city center and see the famous windmills.
You wil lenjoy a full day cruise visiting the most breath taking bays and wonders of Aegeansea. The boat will stop first near Karaada, where you will swim and take pictures. After the delicious lunch,we will go to the Bardakçı bay, called Akvaryum because of the color of the water.
Departure for the flight back.
Antalya, where the green meets the blue…
Arrival in the morning to Antalya airport, have a relax afternoon by the Mediterranean coast at your hotel.
Start the day with the wonderful smell of sea and sail away all day in a wonderful boat. We will have a couple of stops, such as Phaselis. Phaselis is an ancient roman city and has an entrance from the sea. Lunch on the boat at Phaselis. After lunch, our next stop is Olympos. Olympos is nowadays the name of the village but is also the ancient city located at the end of its bay. Return to your hotel after a full day cruise.
Visit of the famous ancient city Perge, the Aspendos theatre and Termessos or relax all day by the Mediterranean coast.
Visit of the modern city center, with its old houses, the traditional shops and the Hadrian’s gate. Transfer to Konyaaltı beach for a beach party.
Transfer to the airport for departure.
Cappadocia, the fairy town!
Arrival in Istanbul (Atatürk International Airport). Connection flight directly to Cappadocia.
Visit of the Kaymakli Underground City. This is where early Christians lived in fear and faith, fleeing their enemies. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. Visit of a wine maker and tasting of Turkish cheeses and wines.
Departure from your hotel to visit Devrent Valley and to see the unique fairy chimneys. Drive to Monk's Valley to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos.
Visit in the morning of the beautiful open air museum at Göreme where the remains of rock-cutchurches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uçhisar.
Optional Hot air Balloonride in the morning. Transfer to the airport for the flight back.
Istanbul, the city of wonders…
Arrival in Istanbul Atatürk International Airport. Meeting and greeting by our Turkey DMC representatives and transfer to the old city. Firs tsteps in Istanbul on your own.
Start the day with a leisurely tour of ancient Byzantium. Visit the Hippodrome, formerly used as the arena forchariot racing by the Romans. The next stop will be the Blue Mosque-the Imperial Mosque of Sultan Ahmet–decorated with six elegant minarets and exquisite blue Iznik tiles. Then discover the mysterious andintriguing lives of the Sultans in the 550 year sold Topkapı Palace. Have lunch at the Hamdi Restaurant, withits incomparable view, situated in the heart of the old city and offering the unique flavors of the east. After lunch experience the mercantile habits of the Turks and one of the more exotic aspects Istanbul in the fragrant Spice Market. Enjoy dinner at the Bosphorus.
Continue exploring ancient Constantinople with the impressive masterpiece of Byzantine architecture–the Hagia Sophia. Then admire the 6th century Basilica Cistern, the largest water supply of the Roman Empire, which is reminiscent of a sunken palace with its inspiring mystical atmosphere. No vacation in Turkey is complete without a visit to a Turkish Bath: experience the ultimate way of relaxation the rapy of the Sultans through the hamam’s famous exfoliating scrub and soap message. At the end of the day visit the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, the most prominent cultural and ethnographical museum in Istanbul, with its unique antique collection of Turkish traditional crafts and fine arts, such as carpets, tiles glassware and woodworks.
In the morning, observe the flamboyant lifestyle of the last Sultan in their final residence, Dolmabahçe Palace. Then continue to the Imperial Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent. The Chora Church, a fantastic museum of Byzantine mosaics, depicted Biblical and Apocryphal scenes, is the next attraction. Finish the day by strolling through the labyrinth streets of the unique Grand Bazaar, which houses 4000 shops.
Enjoy the truly unique experience of traveling between two continents, one that can only be found in Istanbul, on a cruise of the Bosphorous. After your cruise, you will get off board in Ataköy, the closest port to the Airport. Flight back home.
Kusadasi, meeting of Civilizations…
Arrival in Istanbul (Ataturk International Airport). Connection flight directly to Izmir. Transfer to Kuşadası and dinner.
Today’s visits concentrate on the Selcuk region with its ancient ruins and seaside resorts. Before arrival at Ephesus, visit the remains of the Artemision, one of the ancient world’s Seven Wonders. Visit the ancient city of Ephesus. Highlights will be the Odeon, the famous Celsus Library, the Hadrian’s Temple, theTrajan’s Fountain, the Agora, the Scholastic Baths, the Marble Street, the Amphi theater with its 25.000 seating capacity and the Arcadian Way leading down to the port which is now silted up.Our last stop to day will be the House of Mary located on Mount Nightingale, a pilgrimage site where Mary is believed to have spent her last days.
Enjoy a full day tour to Pamukkale, where warm calcium- laden mineral waters spring from the earth to cascade over a steep cliff, forming gleaming white travertine pools. The Romans built the health spa of Hierapolis here. Nearby visit the ruins of Biblical Laodicea, one of the Seven Churches of Asia, and also Aphrodisias, the famous city of Aphrodite.
Departure to Ionian antique cities of Didyma, Priene and Miletus. Start your tour with Priene, an ancient Greek city of Ionia and Miletus, an ancient city on the western coast of Anatolia. Continue exploring the antique cities with Didyma an ancient Ionian sanctuary containing a temple and oracle of Apollo.
Visit in the morning of the Şirince Town, lunch at one of the local restaurants and departure for the flight home.
General Information about Turkey
Turkey is located at a crossroads, linking East and West, bridging the gap between Europe and Asia. As travel professionals, we as a Tukey DMC have a special role to play. We serve as ambassadors, welcoming visitors to our country.
Guests feel this when they receive a warm and even lavish welcome of the kind that only traditional hospitality can provide. But when they experience the efficiency and professionalism of our tours, transfers, conferences, incentives or shore excursions, they will know that Western values of organization, punctuality and precision are equally a part of the Turkish character.
This twinned spirit also breeds a special empathy and understanding of visitors' needs. Our approach is always tailor-made. We create original and creative itineraries and refine them through constant communication with our clients. What is born is a partnership and friendship that embodies the true spirit of travel: People from different cultures learning from one another, enriching themselves and making the world a better place. However serious and high minded this may sound, our Mediterranean nature and amateur spirit pervade everything we do.
Airline flights and connections
DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM NORTH AMERICA (USA AND CANADA) TO ISTANBUL, AS WELL AS EASY CONNECTİONS THROUGH OTHER EUROPEAN CAPITAL CITIES TO ISTANBUL, ANKARA AND IZMIR, TURKISH AIRLINES, KLM, LUFTHANSA, BRITISH AIRWAYS, AIR FRANCE
Major Airport Cities ISTANBUL, ANKARA, IZMIR, ANTALYA
Average flying time
NEW YORK to ISTANBUL: 8½ to 9 hrs
TORONTO to ISTANBUL: 8½ to 9 hrs
CHICAGO to ISTANBUL: 10 hrs
BERLİN to ANTALYA: 2½hrs
PARIS to ISTANBUL: 3 hrs
AND IN ABSENCE OF DIRECT FLIGHTS, THERE ARE EASY CONNECTIONS VIA OTHER MAJOR EUROPEAN CITIES
Time difference from the US, Canada and Europe
NEW YORK to TURKEY – 7 HOURS
SAN FRANCİSCO to TURKEY – 10 HOURS
TORONTO to TURKEY – 7 HOURS
MOST OF EUROPE to TURKEY – 1 HOUR
The most important transportation network inside Turkey is the buses. But a fast train network is under construction and will be opening soon. There is also a big ferry network going to destinations close to sea like Izmir. In big cities like Istanbul and Ankara, tram’s and metro lines are available alongside buses but in smaller cities, you can find “dolmuş”, yellow or blue little buses allowing you to travel almost everywhere and pay as much as you travel.