Sojourn Turkey
Sojourn Turkey
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Sojourn Turkey is owned by Americans living in Turkey and working alongside an excellent Turkish staff and the country's best guides. They provide high quality customized tours that combine sightseeing with unique experiences of local customs and arts, and have maintained a great reputation for flexibility, personal service, and trustworthiness.
Antalya, Türkiye

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023
Tours and Tickets by Sojourn Turkey
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jconway01
atlanta29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Sojourn customized a trip for our group of five. They spent time to personally listen to what we wanted to accomplish on the trip and executed FLAWLESSLY.

Some highlights of their service:
1). Provided enough free time/flexibility for us to explore on our own with expert suggestions to help make the most of our time
2). Guide Rabina for Ephesus, Pamukkale and Laodicea was excellent - knowledgable and very personable
3). They watched the weather and noticed that rain was predicted during our time in Antalya - they quickly rearranged our plans to ensure that we were able to take advantage of the one sunny day to enjoy the water.
4). They know good food, wine and coffee which was high on our list!

Thanks Sojourn for a wonderful, memorable trip!
Written November 24, 2020
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Really appreciate your review! Thank you!
Written December 16, 2020
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Phyllis S
Lexington, KY19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Sojourn Tours are very responsive. Elif booked us on Sunset Bosphorus Cruise on a gorgeous yacht. I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to see the sights of both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. The trip was made more enjoyable by our guide Sinan. Delicious snacks were served and we enjoyed a sunset glass of wine.
Written May 7, 2021
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Thank you for this wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed every part of your tour experience from the sites and food to the staff and guides!
Written May 10, 2021
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Mark R
Santa Ana, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Sojourn is the best for conference planning. We are always happy with Yasemin and her helpfulness. And the flexibility that Sojourn has provided during the COVID situation gives us such peace of mind. We have already used Sojourn for one meeting during this time and we are planning a hybrid conference in March. We strongly recommend Sojourn Travel for all your meeting and conference needs.
Written December 22, 2020
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Creakri
London, UK38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We had gone for a custom 7-day tour covering Istanbul, Cappadocia & Antalya and the admin process was sub par. I had expected tour operator to offer a few different options as standard, from which we can choose. But each time it was us who had to ask them for itineraries with the places swapped or the dates changed. Each time we had to chase them for a response. And each time, we received the response to only a selection of our questions.

We were told of a direct flight between Cappadocia and Antalya operating only two days a week, for which we changed our international flight dates. After the international flights were booked, we were told there were no more seats on the direct flight and we had to have a layover at Istanbul.
It transpired during the trip that the direct flight tickets are like gold dust and usually unavailable. If the tour operator knew this, then why recommend a direct flight in the first place, causing us to book international flights for more expensive dates?

We were told to expect a detailed itinerary 10 days before the trip. But we got ours 5 days before.
Note that the Hot Air Balloon Ride optional extra ends before the usual 9am start. They don't tell you to expect a 4am start unless you know to specifically ask for it.

I had requested for a stricter dietary requirement for one of the days. I was told they were happy to help. But given my experience with the Sojourn admin team thus far, I asked the tour guide on field as well. As expected, he said he hadn't received any such advice from the office. But he went out of his way to procure quinoa and hand it over to the restaurant where he'd organised lunch.

Which leads me to the tour guides themselves. All three of them (Sennur, Suleyman & Feray) are total champs. These guides are the ones getting Sojourn the good reviews, since most interaction with the team outside of the guides is a let down.

For the hectic nature of the trip we'd planned, we couldn't have done without a custom tour operator. But there's a long way between providing a service and providing seamless service. If you're still going with Sojourn, do your own research and double-check whatever they say with another source.

I'm giving a 3-star rating because the guides outdid themselves. It was an absolute pleasure travelling with them!
Written August 21, 2022
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We appreciate hearing your experience and will look into the correspondence and details of what transpired while planning with you so we can understand where it needs to improve. It is great to hear that you enjoyed all our guides.
Written August 24, 2022
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Paul78746
Austin, TX11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
We found Sojourn to be a highly professional tour business. There were four of us traveling together and we were able to tailor our first trip to Turkey to the highlights we wanted to see. Two days in Istanbul, two in Cappadocia, three in Ephesus, and a few days on our own back in Istanbul. Sojourn had guides for us in each of the three destinations. They arranged travel to all points destinations within Turkey. Met us and dropped us off at airports. Arranged Covid tests at our hotel for our return to the US. This part of the world is such a significant source of so much human history. Our guides were steeped in history, geology, the environment, and most anything in which we had an interest (or in many cases didn’t know we had an interest).

The Turkish language is extremely difficult for those who may be well schooled in Latin-based languages. One of our group is fluent in most of them, but Turkish had him stumped. Even though many in the tourist industry speak some English, a guide is well worth the money in Turkey. Also, there is just so much to learn. Sojourn was easy to work with, their tour guides were exceptionally knowledgeable and flexible. It made our first visit to Turkey a hassle-free, delightful experience. Go Turkey!
Written June 9, 2022
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We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful experience in Turkey! The history here truly is incredible. Thank you for your review and recommendation!
Written June 14, 2022
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Rhonda S
Las Vegas, NV34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We highly recommend Sojourn for your top quality travel needs for an amazing experience in Turkey. They were all very professional and went above and beyond to make our trip fun, relaxing, exciting and yearning for more. From the agent, guides and drivers, we were impressed with their service. Don't hesitate to reach out to them and plan your next vacation!
Written November 20, 2021
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We are so happy you had a great experience here! It was our pleasure to be a part of it.
Written December 9, 2021
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John K
Aiken3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Sojourn handled our 25th Anniversary Trip for us from start to finish. They helped us pick local special interest hotels, arranged door-door transportation, and local guides who made each day special. If you are looking for someone with local knowledge who loves their country and sharing it with you, I can't recommend Sojourn highly enough.
Written February 16, 2021
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Thank you! We loved having you here and appreciate your kind words and recommendation!
Written February 22, 2021
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klgdvm
North Carolina862 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We had a wonderful trip to Türkiye with Sojourn tours. They were very responsive and professional helping us plan a personalized itinerary for Istanbul and Cappadocia. And when we had to make changes, especially numbers in our group, they were very efficient updating the tour and costs. The hotel accommodations offered were superb! Our local guides were brilliant, professional, hospitable, and obviously love sharing their country's history and treasures. The tours planned for us included all the areas' highlights, as well as some less known sites/excursions. They even arranged for me to attend a cooking class in Istanbul which was one of the highlight's of the trip for me. All the planning was perfect, except one error getting us to the airport for a domestic flight. But the problem was promptly resolved. An amazing 9 day trip all around!
Written May 16, 2024
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We are so happy to hear about your time here in our beautiful country and glad that you enjoyed the company and expertise of our wonderful guides. Thank you very much for your kind review and recommendation, we look forward to your return!
Written May 21, 2024
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Dayn B
Ann Arbor, MI14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Sojourn managed a multi-national convention for our network of businesses. It was the best convention experience that I have ever had (I attend about 5 conferences per year). The staff took care of details that our staff had not even thought of from picking venues to getting the right food and equipment. I highly recommend working with the Sojourn team as early in your planning process as possible.
Written December 22, 2020
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Joan C
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We experienced a private three-day guided tour of Istanbul with our exceptional guide, Elif. Her knowledge and her ability to share it with us was spectacular! Elif was able to show us all the sights, but she added such color and context creating a most unforgettable trip!

In addition, Sojourn proved to be a most wonderful company to deal with. We experienced some difficulties that completely upended our plans. Sojourn (Elf Daysal, in particular) was able to adeptly handle all our confusing changes and make it so we did not miss a thing. All communications were clear and helpful, and our worries were all put to rest because of such professional and caring handling of details. Great company, great guide, and great experience!
Written June 6, 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind review and recommendation! We are so glad that we were able to help you still have an unforgettable time in Istanbul despite the difficulties!
Written June 7, 2022
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