We offer a tailor-made tours service to Groups and individual travellers.  Whether you represent a humanitarian organization,  sports team,  retirement organisation, special interest group, fine arts society, church group or just a group of friends&family we will arrange a bespoke tour to satisfy your specific requirements. 

ACCOMMODATION

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IDEE works with a variety of hotels ranging from deluxe-, hip-, boutique, eco-friendly, to family-run 3-4 star hotels in Turkey. Thanks to our high business volume, we are able to offer hotel accommodations at incredibly affordable rates that are hard to beat.

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CRUISE HANDLING

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We offer clients of the world’s leading cruise companies the most varied choice of shore excursions, turnaround services and pre and post programs. We coordinate and execute seamless land operations tailor-made to each cruise lines’ unique specifications. We give our clients a level of flexibility and certainty in both planning and operations, wherever in Turkey they may be. We make sure cruise passengers have a memorable and unique experience in Turkey.

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TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

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We provide Transportation Services for individuals and groups throughout Turkey.

  • Airport transfers
  • Custom signage
  • Manifest management
  • Shuttle services

Unique transportation solutions, powered by IDEE:

  • Charter Services: Cruise Ship, Airplane, Seaplane, Helicopter
  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Executive Lounge Coach
  • Custom-designed van with on-board services
  • Limousine
  • Vintage car
  • Private Motorboat

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CITY TOURS

CITY TOURS

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ASIA
( Daily Afternoon Tour )

Length: Half day
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 35 € (per person) 
Operated: Everyday except Monday & Thursday

Guide in: English, German, Italian, Spanish, French

What is Included?

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Lunch daily (excluding beverages)
  • Guide and air-conditioned vehicle 
  • V.A.T. (%18 sales tax)

Highlights of This Tour:
We begin by driving across the first Bosphorus Bridge and head for the summit of Camlica Hill, which affords panoramic views of Istanbul, the Sea of Marmara and the Princes’ Islands. From here a short brings us to the Palace of Beylerbeyi on the shore of the Bosphorus. Perhaps the most elegant of the late Ottoman palaces, Beylerbeyi boasts six sumptuously furnished reception halls (every day except Mondays and Thursdays)

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AFTERNOON BOSPHORUS CRUISE
( Daily Afternoon Tour )

Length: Half day
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 30 € (per person) 
Operated: Everyday except Monday & Thursday

Guide in: English, German, Italian, Spanish, French

What is Included?

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Guide and air-conditioned vehicle 
  • V.A.T. (%18 sales tax)

Highlights of This Tour:
We cruise the Bosphorus and from the deck of our cruise boat take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway, that is lined with historic villages , grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, like Anadolu Hisari and the Baroque palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After our cruise, we visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colors, sounds and the rich smells of exotic spices.


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THE PRINCES’ ISLANDS
( Daily Full-day )

OTTOMAN SPLENDOURS
( Daily Afternoon Tour )

Length: Full day
Duration: 7 hours
Price: 65 € (per person) 
Operated: Daily between 15 April-15 Nov.
Guide in: English, German, Italian, Spanish, French

What is Included?

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Lunch daily (excluding beverages) 
  • Guide and air-conditioned vehicle 
  • Horse carriage & ferry boat fees 
  • V.A.T. (%18 sales tax)

Highlights of This Tour:
If you feel the need to escape from the bustle of Istanbul for a day, nothing could be easier. You simply join us aboard a ferry bound for the charming Princes’ Islands. Our destination is Büyükada, the largest of the island chain, but we will pass by four other islands on the way. All are famous for their mild climates, lush vegetation and ornate Ottoman houses, and on all of them cars are banned. The preferred means of transportation is the charming horse-drawn carriage known as the phaeton, which we will use on our circular tour of Büyükada, passing elegant mansions draped in brilliant purple bougainvillea. You will feel as though you have stepped back into a more leisured and gracious age, almost expecting grand 19th century ladies and gentlemen to come strolling down to the waterfront on an afternoon promenade. Lunch will be at one of the many excellent traditional fish-restaurants on the waterfront, gazing across the water at the Asian shore of Istanbul, so close though it feels worlds away.

 

 

 

 

 

Length: Half day
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 35 € (per person) 
Operated: Everyday except Tuesday
Guide in: English, German, Italian, Spanish, French

What is Included?

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off 
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary 
  • Guide and air-conditioned vehicle 
  • V.A.T. (%18 sales tax)

Highlights of This Tour:
We begin our tour at Topkapi Palace, which, from the 15th to the 19th century, was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans. We will visit the fabolous Imperial Treasury and the Baghdad Kiosk. Topkapi Palace is now a museum and has unrivaled collections of jewelry, including the Spoonmaker’s Diamond, the 3rd largest in the world, Ottoman court costumes and ceramics, notably one of the world’s finest collection of early Chinese ceramics, much of it gifts from other rulers. Interestingly, some of the ceramics have a special glaze that was said to change color in the presence of poison. We also visit the Imperial Armory, displaying centuries of Ottoman weaponry. But perhaps the loveliest features of Topkapi Palace are its courtyards with their ancient trees, and it is easy to imagine the sultan strolling here far from the cares of state and empire. The Süleymaniye Mosque is the largest and grandest of Istanbul’s imperial mosques. It dates from the 16th century heyday of the Ottoman Empire, and was designed by Sinan, the greatest architect of his day and originator of the Classical Ottoman style of architecture. Of the 2,000 structures Sinan designed, Süleymaniye Mosque and its complex of charitable institutions rank among the most important. (every day except Tuesdays / Some sections are under renovation)


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THE IMPERIAL TOUR
( Daily Morning Tour )

BOSPHORUS CRUISE
( Daily Morning Tour )

Length: Half day
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 35 € (per person) 
Operated: Daily
Guide in: English, German, Italian, Spanish, French

What is Included?

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off 
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary 
  • Guide and air-conditioned vehicle 
  • V.A.T. (%18 sales tax)

Highlights of This Tour:
We begin our tour of the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul, at Hagia Sophia*. Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD, this church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses. Next we visit the Blue Mosque**, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial mosque with six minarets.The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. Of these, an Egyptian obelisk and a bronze sculpture of three entwined serpents from Delphi survive. The Grand Bazaar***, was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4,000 shops are full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar, indulge in some shopping, Ottoman style. (also available on Tuesday afternoons)
*On Mondays, when Hagia Sophia is closed, we visit the Chora Church, famed for its mosaics and frescoes.

**Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays

***Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays

 

Length: Half day
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 30 € (per person) 
Operated: Daily
Guide in: English, German, Italian, Spanish, French

What is Included?

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Private boat or ferry boat 
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Guide and air-conditioned vehicle 
  • V.A.T. (%18 sales tax)

Highlights of This Tour:
We begin with a brief visit to the 17th century  Spice Bazaar one of  Istanbul’s most colorful and bustling attractions. Next, we take an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the majestic strait that runs through Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia.From our cruise boat, we view the dramatic sights lining the Bosphorus’ wooded shores: mosques, a bridge that for a time was the world’s longest and the massive Rumeli Hisari , a fortress built by Fatih the Conqueror in just three months as he prepared to take Istanbul. Also noteworthy are the 19th century mansions of the Ottoman elite and the Sultan’s fanciful gingerbread palaces and hunting lodges.


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TROY AND GALLIPOLI
( Full day; upon request )

BURSA & CUMALIKIZIK VILLAGE
( Full day )

Length: Full day
Duration: 12 hours
Price: 195 € (per person) 
Operated: Daily (min. 2 persons)
Guide in: English, German, Italian, Spanish, French

What is Included?

  • Hotel Pick-up & drop-off 
  • Guide and Air-conditioned transport. 
  • Ferryboat fees 
  • Lunch (Beverages excluded) 
  • Entrances and parking 
  • V.A.T. (%18 sales tax)

Highlights of This Tour:
Early departure for Troy, scene of Homer’s Illiad, the story of the Trojan War and the first great work of Western literature. Here Achilles, Hector and Agamemnon performed their heroic exploits in their attempts to recapture Helen, whose face launched 1,000 ships. Today, Troy is the subject for a major Hollywood film, starring Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom. The site dates back to the very early Bronze Age (2500 BC) and was discovered by the German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in the late 19th century. The city was destroyed and rebuilt many times, with the result that the site consists of many layers, one city atop the other. To the layman, perhaps the most impressive feature is the massive ramparts. After visiting the site, we then drive to Canakkale and cross the Hellespont to explore the First World War battlefields of the Gallipoli peninsula. This was the scene of the world’s first modern amphibious landing, planned by Winston Churchill, and one of Turkey’s greatest military victories of modern times, but it was won at the cost of enormous losses on both sides, particularly among the heroic ANZAC troops.

Length: Full day
Duration: 12 hours
Price: 90 € (per person) 
Operated: Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Guide in: English, German, Italian, Spanish, French

What is Included?

  • Hotel Pick-up & drop-off 
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary 
  • Lunch daily (Excluding beverages) 
  • Guide and Air-conditioned Vehicle 
  • Cable car & Ferry boat fees 
  • V.A.T. (%18 sales tax)

Highlights of This Tour:
We travel by ferry to Yalova, then by luxury coach to Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire and one of the great treasure houses of Islamic architecture. We will visit the Green Mosque and the neighboring Green Mausoleum, both world-renowned for their superb tile decoration, as well as the late 14th century Great Mosque and the Koza Han, which for centuries was the center of the silk trade. After enjoying a cable car ride up the slopes of Mount Olympus ( Turkish Uludag ), we drive to the village of Cumalikizik. This is one of the best preserved Ottoman villages in Turkey with scores of picturesque houses built in the traditional style. Lunch is at one of Bursa’s finest Turkish restaurants, the Darüzziyafe, where we will enjoy the finest Ottoman cuisine in a historic setting where Sultan Murat the Second once dined.
 


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EPHESUS
( Full day )

CAPPADOCIA
( Two days )

Length: Full day
Duration: 9 hours
Price: 450 € (per person) 
Operated: Daily
Guide in: 
English, German, Italian, Spanish, French

What is Included?

  • All transfers 
  • Guide and air-conditioned transport 
  • Roundtrip flight ticket 
  • Lunch at a local restaurant 
  • Entrances and parking 
  • V.A.T. (%18 sales tax)

Highlights of This Tour:
On our way to Cappadocia, we fly to Ankara or Kayseri and drive south to Uchisar in the midst of Cappadocian heartland, where we will be staying at one of Cappadocia’s unique boutique cave hotels. Cappadocia is a region unlike any other. Its extraordinary landscape is composed of soft volcanic stone that wind and rain have sculpted into fantastic clusters of multicolored spires and pinnacles. What is more, the softness of the stone encouraged the medieval Christian inhabitants of the region to carve out of the living rock literally hundreds of churches, monasteries towns and villages. A trip to Cappadocia is a magical experience you will never forget. On our way to Uchisar we will stop off at the magnificent 13th century Selcuk Caravanserai known as Agzikarahan, at one of the region’s famous ‘ underground cities’. These go down many storeys into the earth and are among the marvels of medieval engineering. Once in Uchisar, we will visit the great rock-hewn citadel that looms over the town. On our second day we will visit the open-air museum of the Göreme Valley, which contains the region’s highest concentration of painted churches. The frescoes are among the masterpieces of Byzantine art. A short distance beyond Göreme lie the villages of Avcilar and Cavusin, both of which have many cave-dwellings, and the dramatic Zelve Valley.

Length: Full day
Duration: 9 hours
Price: 350 € (per person) 
Operated: Daily
Guide in: 
English, German, Italian, Spanish, French

What is Included?

  • All transfers 
  • Guide and air-conditioned transport 
  • Return flight ticket 
  • Lunch at a local restaurant 
  • Entrances and parking 
  • V.A.T. (%18 sales tax)

Highlights of This Tour:
We catch an early flight to the city of İzmir on the Aegean coast, then drive south to the antique city of Ephesus. This is one of the world’s richest and most rewarding archaeological sites with impressive ruins dating from the Classical Greek, Hellenistic, Roman and early Byzantine period. It is also closely associated with the beginnings of the Christian faith. In addition to being the city to which the Letters to the Ephesians were written, St. John and St. Paul both visited the city and the Virgin Mary herself is said to have spent her last days nearby. Among the highlights of our tour of Ephesus will be the antique theatre, the famed Library of Celcius, the brothel, the vast Basilica of St. John, the Mosque of İsabey, the Temple of Artemis ( one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World ) and a group of recently excavated early Byzantine mansions that feature incredibly well-preserved floor mosaics and frescoes. At Ephesus, the past comes to life in a pageantry of architectural and artistic marvels the like of which can be found almost nowhere else in the world. Finally we will make a short pilgrimage to the House of the Virgin Mary, which stands high on a mountainside overlooking the Aegean Sea the Greek island of Samos.

 

 

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