Turkey Travel Centre is a fully licensed Australian travel agency (with offices in Melbourne, Istanbul and Athens) & the proud winner of Trip Advisor Excellence Award four years in a row. We hand pick our hotels & guides as well as using the latest model tour vehicles for comfort. We operate small group Turkey tours with boutique hotels used. Our tours have been listed and promoted by the official Turkish Tourism Ministry web site Go Turkey. We are also an accredited travel business in Australia, click here to verify.
What our customers say about us
Dear Michael, We thoroughly enjoyed our 13 days stress free Turkey tour arranged by Turkey Travel Centre. We were amazed by the punctuality of all of our pickups, the drivers and guides. We loved the concept of meeting different people from all over the world each day, and when you meet up with someone you met a couple of days prior it was like meeting an old friend. Our accommodation throughout our tour was fantastic and we found all staff to be very friendly and efficient, not to mention the food, delicious. Internal flights all went very smoothly, our drop off and pickups were great, nice knowing you had someone waiting to take you to your accommodation. It was pretty amazing to have our own personal Hamam bathroom at our accommodation in Urgup. We loved our three days in the Cappadocia area, amazing landscape and the Hot Air balloon flight was incredible. It was great to meet TJ at Eceabat and to learn that he lives, for three months of the year in Australia, not far away from our home town, small world. TJ was very knowledgeable about Gallipoli and area and drove us all the way down to Kusadasi via Troy, an Olive Oil Museum, Carpet Co-op and a tour of Permagon, great day. We could have spent three nights in Kusadasi it was just a beautiful coastal city. Makbule, our contact person in Istanbul was fantastic, she confirmed our arrangement each day by email which was reassuring, we had no excuse not to be ready and waiting each day. Travelling for the first time since Covid outbreak didn't bother us at all, we hardly gave it a thought which was a pleasant change, only wore out masks on the flights over and back. We highly recommend Turkey Travel Center to anyone wanting to see Turkey without the stress of having to organise yourself. It was good value for the money spent, we were so pleased we added this experience onto the end of our trip to Italy and Greece. Turkey is a wonderful country has so much to offer. Treasured memories. Thankyou Michael, TJ and Makbule.
Three months ago, I emailed Michael Altan requesting a quote as well as more information about his tour company. Michael replied immediately and gave me different tour options. For two months, I emailed him very frequently and asked an array of questions because I was traveling alone. His prompt responses and great professionalism were what made me book his tour company! He worked with my ideas and booked the locations I wanted to visit at an amazing price! Upon arriving in Istanbul, Turkey, my contact travel advisor was Ihsan Dincel (co-operator of Turkey Travel Centre). Ihsan Dincel welcomed me to Turkey via telephone and provided me with his direct cell phone number to call him should anything arise. During my 13-day stay in Turkey, I did not have to worry about a single thing! All my hotel transfers, hotel stay, tour guides and accommodations were taken care of; I almost felt like family. While many other tour groups had to take long 10-12 hr bus rides to their next location, I enjoyed taking 3 domestic flights between cities in Turkey. Turkey Travel Centre really emphasizes their ability to make their guests comfortable during vacation and they do this every step of the way.
The experience we had in Turkey is beyond unforgettable. Even thou my husband and I have visited Turkey many times before I can truly say that we really had a trip of a lifetime by choosing a tour to really get the most out of the country. We choose a 5 day tour, Ephesus, Pambukalee and Cappodica it was full of adventure, history, religion, culture, art and seeing/hearing the different aspects of human history was very fascinating. All the travel services with flight and busses were professional, prompt and very clean with no hick-ups! The drivers were helpful with our luggage’s, had water in the vans for us and very patient while waiting for us thru out the day. The location and accommodations of the hotels were very good, the best one was in Cappodica our room was in a cave it was unbelievable. In all the restaurants we ate the food was mesmerizing all I can say we were in food “Coma” everyday so much variety, so tasteful! Our tour guides were excellent, friendly, educated, had a passion for history and spoke very good English, spending a day with each of them we got to know a little about each other which was a pleasure.
Turkey Travel Centre delivered a fantastic tour with incredible, knowledgeable, local guides each step of the way—I loved every one of them! Mehmet, Tulip, Bulent, Yusef, Feyzulla, Gonul and Mustafa, wow your expertise is incredible. I feel I was lucky to have each of you as guides!
Feyzulla - I bow to you and your knowledge of the thousands of plant varieties, you added yet another dimension of excellence. Turkey is fantastic, just go there! The people are very kind, the culture and history incredible, the diversity exciting, the scenery stunning.
I am 53 and travelling alone. The tours were great, communication great and the standard excellent. I wish Turkey Travel Centre every success in the future and would recommend them wholeheartedly! Keep giving great service and introducing Turkey to the world guys! What a fantastic country! What a fantastic company!
We have always been interested in visiting Turkey but concerned that our lack of knowledge of the land and people would make planning a trip difficult. We contacted Turkey Travel Centre in Melbourne by chance and are very glad we did so. Michael Altan answered every question and proposed several different itineraries as our ideas developed. Nothing was too difficult and this was shown again and again when in country Turkish colleagues provided support that turned good service into excellent service. Turkey is a great destination and when we plan our next holiday there, we will certainly be asking Turkey Travel Centre to be our travel partners!
Our recent visit to Turkey was delightful: we enjoyed the friendliness of the Turkish people, the delicious, colourful and varied cuisine, ancient historical sites such as Ephesus, and of course the amazing geological formations of Kapadokya and Pamukkale. Our Tour Guides were enthusiastic and so well-informed, and thanks to Turkey Travel Centre, our complicated itinerary ran smoothly. Especially, thank you to Ihsan, who encouraged me to go hot air ballooning and arranged it all at the last minute - the most wonderful experience, not to be missed! Kind regards, Dora
We have finished our wonderful trip to Turkey. Thank u for organising an amazing trip. We love Turkey & hope to return. Ishan was great & sorted out a problem we had with one Hotel other than that everything ran smoothly with guides, pick up & hotels. We appreciated the flexibility of the tour having time to ourselves & tours with small numbers of people. Peri for the walking tour at Istanbul & Batak at Gallipoli from crowded house were the standout guides our stay in Kas was a highlight & the Hideway Hotel our favourite accomodation giving us a family feel, large room & home cooking. I would definitely use your company again. Thanku for a wonderful trip.
Thankyou for the organisation of a superb holiday in Turkey. The accommodation, guides, transfers and pickups were all excellent. We will certainly recommend your company to friends wishing to have a unique, individual and informative tour of Turkey.
Regards, Donna and Rod
I want to write to tell you how much we enjoyed our two weeks travelling in Turkey. It was an eye opener from beginning to end. We must thank our two guides for their kindness towards and consideration of Judy as they walked and transported us around Istanbul and all of the other remarkable places they took us to. Uhr? even went so far as to buy from a market stall, a collapsible seat for Judy so that she might rest more easily as he explained what we were seeing. Also I want to say how much we enjoyed the never ending supply of food when we stopped for lunch and dinner.
Just a quick thank you for a wonderful tour. We really had a great time and everything was well organised and went to plan. Thank you for all your efforts.