Efendi Travel, based
Turkey, operates private
tours and makes hotel, guided
car rental, private
guide, flight and
other travel arrangements for
those traveling on moderate
to deluxe budgets.
As a division of the Fatih
Seyahat company (which
includes renowned Backpackers
Travel for budget-to-moderate travel),
Efendi Travel has
decades of experience in Turkish tourism,
and has relationships with correspondent
Turkey and the eastern Mediterranean.
Efendi Travel's office is on Akbıyık
just a block from the Four
Seasons Hotel at Sultanahmet,
in the very heart of Sultanahmet's
hotel, restaurant and café district.
Your trip to Turkey should start with
Efendi Travel's excellent airport
transfer service providing
great comfort and convenience in Mercedes-Benz vehicles
at a cost little more than a standard taxi—and
a lot more safety. The service
also operates to and from Istanbul's Karaköy
Yolcu Salonu and Salıpazar
cruise ship docks,
where taxi hassle is even more of a concern. More...
Tahsin Ünsal, Manager
Travel offers moderate
to luxury hotels, private and small
group tours of Istanbul (from luxury
to budget class), tours
throughout Turkey, gulet yacht
Islands cruises, Jewish and Christian heritage tours, and winter ski
packages to Turkish mountain
A favorite budget-priced tour is their Old Istanbul Walking Tour to show you the prime sights. Another is their half-day Bosphorus Cruise & Eminönü, which includes visits to the Spice Bazaar and Rüstem Pasha Mosque. Finally, their Süleymaniye Mosque, Chora Church & Golden Horn tour makes it easy to get to some difficult-to-find places.
Driving and guiding are different professions in Turkey, with different licenses. It's unusual to find Driver-Guides licensed to do both, but Efendi has found them, and they can save you money on private tours as you won't have to hire two professionals and pay their travel expenses. More...
Efendi offers a variety of guided tours for all parts of Turkey. Favorites are their 8 Day/7 Night tours of Turkey's top destinations in all budget ranges. More...
If you want a highly competent, experienced Istanbul
travel agency to pick you
up at the airport
help you to plan
your itinerary within
and beyond Istanbul, rent
hotel accommodations in
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Mediterranean
resorts and other destinations,
and any other travel agency service,
you should consider Efendi
Travel. They're good on
personal service, attention, and
When you contact
Efendi Travel, don't forget
TTP. Here's why.
Akbıyık Caddesi No: 30 (map)
Tel: +90 (212) 638 6343, or 638 6344,
or 638 3746
Fax: +90 (212) 638 3922
—by Tom Brosnahan