Travel Atelier Private Tours

Travel Atelier Private Tours

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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
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Experts on customized tours in Cappadocia and throughout Turkey, flexible itinerary planning, special interest tours with deluxe vehicles, expert guides, and friendly team members and detailed itinerary planning/logistics. Some of our specialty products are wine tours, cooking classes, gastronomy trips, archaeological expeditions, honeymoon travel, and destination weddings. All the hotels we recommend and the services offered are personally inspected. We also extend our assistance 24/7 during your travel time in Turkey.
Urgup, Türkiye

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Nabiha
6 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
So so good! Beyhan at the agency was so sweet and accommodating. The airline misplaced our luggage and we missed our connecting international flight due to delays and therefore the domestic flights she had booked. However, she was able to turn our not-so-great start into an amazing trip. She was really quick to manage everything and despite our airline challenges, she made sure we still did everything in the original itinerary. She was in touch with me throughout the trip and was always a call away. Everything went absolutely smoothly. We did pamukkale, ephesus and cappadocia with travel atelier. Special mention to Goncha Yocel, our guide in Pamukkale. She was so much fun and made the entire experience so interesting.
Written July 11, 2022
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naresh134
Dallas, TX29 contributions
Feb 2020
Ismail at Travel Atelier is very honest, considerate, and knowledgeable about his business. Travel Atelier organized for us a private tour in Istanbul and stay at Pera Palace hotel with our daughter, granddaughter and son-in-law. Later just my wife and I flew to Cappadocia (where Ismail was also our guide) and Izmir. In each place our reception at the airport and departure was handled very well. All the guides and drivers were very professional and cars were in excellent condition. Some of our pick up times were very early in the morning (5:30am and 6:30am) but their drivers were there early and cheerful. Their prices were competitive with other tour agencies and we believe that we got a very good value for our money.
Will recommend them without hesitation for any tour planning in Turkey.
Written February 22, 2020
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Dear Naresh134, We are very happy to read your wonderful review and happy to see you had a family meet up while in Turkey. We pride ourselves as the way we provide our services and your comments prove that we are on the right track. Yes please keep recommending us as our business is really built on recommendations. Sending you warmest regards from sunny Cappadocia and hope to be at your service again. Murat
Written March 2, 2020
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Jean C
Miami Beach, FL35 contributions
Oct 2020
We traveled in October to Turkey when Americans were allowed, and had a smooth trip thanks to Orsan! There was an earthquake in Turkey when we were on vacation and he was able to assist us the whole duration of the trip when we had to make some changes to our itinerary. Orsan was super reliable, responsive, professional, and quick to take action at all times. We appreciated the customer service of this travel agency, as we felt he went above and beyond! Highly recommend Travel Atelier for your travel needs. It was a pleasure being abroad and being able to have the best experiences due to Orsan's recommendations. We will be using this travel agency for our next trip to Turkey in the future for other cities.
Written November 3, 2020
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Dear M395TTjeanc; Thank you very much for traveling with us and Great review on Travel Atelier. By the way Americans are still allowed to travel to Turkey :-) Tailoring travel itineraries is not just about booking a hotel, tours and transfers, which clearly shows from your comments, we closely monitor everything domesticly and internationally so our guests can enjoy their time with us and feel safe and sound throughout. We love to be available for them should they need any assistance and Orsan clearly knows our business ethics and guests first motto in the office. Hhe is a great travel consultant as he got all his travel experiences in the company and he demonstrates all very well. We hope to be at your service for your future travels to Turkey and beyond. Sending you warm regards from snow white & sunny Cappadocia, Murat
Written February 18, 2021
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navya_sk
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
Oct 2022
I used this agency for my trip to Turkey in October 2022. I took their assistance only for hotel and domestic flight bookings, airport transfers, and one tour in Cappadocia. This part they did quite well and were accommodating of any change in dates.
However, I do not think they went above and beyond for anything. Most of their tours/activities are very expensive.

On the occasion of my sister's birthday, we were supposed to go on a hot air balloon ride that we booked with the agency, but unfortunately, we could not, due to bad weather. I had to find alternative activities for the day and had to persistently ask them what else we could do. All the options they gave us were extremely expensive including a pottery class for EUR 300 per person! A quick online search gave me a great option for EUR 14 per person. Some proactive action would have been appreciated especially considering we were celebrating a birthday in an unknown place.

The next day we had a private guided tour of Cappadocia. The tour itself was excellent and the guide Ertan was extraordinary. However, he was given a different itinerary from the agency than the one shared with us. We were happy with the tour, but it was not the one promised to us.

There was no further communication from anyone from the agency to check on anything. My recommendation would be to go for this agency only if you are booking all private guided tours with them or if you don't care where your money goes.
Written October 28, 2022
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tcxgarcia
Miami, FL39 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
We booked our first trip to Turkey to celebrate my wife’s birthday and our anniversary as well. I always contact multiple agencies especially when traveling somewhere for the first time. The first answer from Orsan at Travel Atelier was actually a series of questions to gauge our interests and preferred style of travel. This says it all. They hand-tailored our itinerary and accommodated and changed it based on ongoing requests during our trip. Their vehicles, drivers and guides were also top notch. Nothing bad to say, really. I can recommend travel atelier to anyone going to Turkey.
Written November 19, 2020
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Dear TcxGarcia, Thank you for for choosing us for your first trip to Turkey and great review on us. Eversince we started Trav el Atelier 15 years ago we only offered tailored services to all our guests and we developed our expertise and built our reputation based on tailored services. We especially value your business as you had a reason for coming to Turkey - a Birthday celebration and anniversary. This says already a lot and once again thank you for your trust on us. We hope to see you again on board for another trip to Turkey or beyond. Sending warm regards from Snowy White & Sunny Cappadocia, Murat
Written February 18, 2021
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Erin Batting
1 contribution
Sep 2019
We had a wonderful trip planned through Travel Atelier for 4 couples this Fall, but in light of this years pandemic we had to cancel all of our plans. (Sound familiar?).
Travel Atelier was absolutely amazing in dealing with the refund of our deposits for our tours etc that we had booked. They went above and beyond in dealing with our group in light of all the chaos they were going through at this time. We thank them and are very grateful and should we be able to plan another trip to Turkey in the future we would not hesitate to use Travel Ateleier.
Erin and Bob Batting
Written July 1, 2020
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Dear Eabatting1, Unfortunately pandemic hit everyone one way or another and we were so sorry not be able to at your service this time. It was a very scary and diffucult period when cancellations were pooring on us but thanks to our established business model and ethics we did not upset any of our gusts booked with us. Having said that Hope in the near future we would be able to see you in Turkey and utilize the itinerary you were all looking forward for. Kindest regards from Wgite & Sunny Cappadocia, Murat
Written February 18, 2021
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nmgarewal
New Delhi, India70 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
It can't get better than this!!!! We booked our tour from an Indian Company called Travel and Tours for our family group of 11. When we arrived at the Yunak Hotel in Cappadocia where we met Mr. Murat (the owner) of TA (Travel Atelier).He was warm, informative and funny and we knew we were in great hands. We were upgraded to suites from Deluxe rooms and a lovely bowl of dry fruit awaited in each of our 6 rooms, all this complimentary, courtesy Mr. Murat. Since it was a private and customised tour we had all the freedom to change things around confidently if required. Cemal our driver was great and Gonca our tour guide was just top of the line. She was one of best guides we have ever had, infact the best!!! She was professional, punctual, pretty and perfect! Orsan was in touch with us almost everyday to find out if all was well with our group. We were looked after by TA through out our stay of 9 days in Turkey. In Istanbul too, our driver Ersoy was great and had the sweetest smile. Maksut our local guide shared some very interesting facts with us. He is well versed with a gentle disposition.
I don't know how to put it.....but we felt we were being looked after brilliantly and were allowed to take certain liberties time wise and travel wise which we haven't really experienced with other companies. This I say with some experience as we travel a lot. Wish there were more of TA's around the world for us to enjoy! Thank you Mr. Murat and Mr. Orsan and all the people associated with this superb company for having made our holiday simply marvellous. :)
Written June 27, 2015
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Tedstravelblogs
Vancouver, Canada378 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
Having just undertaken an extensive journey through Turkey which was orchestrated by Travel Atelier's experts we have nothing but the highest praise for them. Ismail and his associates were exceptionally helpful and thoroughly professional not only during the planning of our mission but also throughout its course. Their itinerary and accommodation recommendations were well thought out and of the highest standard.

The etymology of the word travel is travail and almost any of the former includes at least some of the latter. Where there were any glitches (and they were both few and minor) they were very quickly and painlessly rectified. Indeed, they went out of their way to ensure that any foreseeable problems were dealt with well before they could occur. Their gracious hospitality and generosity during our time in Cappadocia were beyond our expectations and warmly appreciated.

Our only regret is that Travel Atelier’s services are limited to Turkey otherwise they would be our default travel service for the rest of the world
Written November 12, 2015
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Bill R
Ottawa, Canada32 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
We booked a tour of both Ephesus and Cappadocia through Travel Atelier and we couldn't be happier that we did. Murat and Ismail at the head office were amazing in laying out an itinerary for us and we were on private tours all of the time. Our drivers were always on time, pleasant and courteous. Our accommodations were excellent (Kale Konak in Cappadocia) and the itineraries were interesting and complete. Our guide in Ephesus, Denis Ozkan, was knowledgeable, thoughtful and considerate and did an expert job in moving us through the sites on what had to be one of the hottest days of the year. Our guide in Cappadocia, Yasin, was also a real treat. His choices of family run establishments for lunch exposed us to some of the best in local, traditional Turkish dishes. He was very flexible in the organization of our daily tours, taking into account our fatigue and level of interest. The balloon ride was with one of the safest and best established companies in the area. If you Google balloon safety in Cappadocia, you'll realize how important this is..We always had access to Travel Atelier with any questions we had, a true concierge service. I must add one thing on side tours, which has no reflection on the quality of this company's service. You will be offered the opportunity to visit leather, rug or ceramic factories. I f you decide to go, realize that they can be quite informative but that you will also get a fairly intense sales pitch at the end. If you are looking to buy one of these items as a souvenir of your travels, do some research on prices and quality in advance so your in a position of knowledge. Bottom line? We highly recommend Travel Atelier!
Written August 8, 2015
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Carole2011
Sydney, Australia53 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
Travel Atelier was recommended to us. From the first email contact the service was outstanding, Orsan understood our needs, put together a personal itinerary for us, suggested things we had never thought of. Never at any time during the planning process did we have any problems, Orsan was professional, knowledgable making the whole process very easy.The internal flight was organised efficiently. He also was very aware of the time zone difference. We always use personal guides and drivers on most of our travels. From the moment we arrived and met our guide for the first part of the holiday we relaxed and knew we would have a wonderful 2 week trip with Travel Atelier. Each guide in the 3 different parts of the country we visited was knowledgeable, professional, a wide knowledge of many subjects relating to the area we were in. The hotels were superb for our needs, Orsan judged it perfectly. the cars were always first class, not once were the guide and driver late to pick us up, the lunch time stops were not in the tourist bus places, but small local restaurants. Travel Atelier made our trip to Turkey memorable. We can highly recommend Atelier travel, we have already to two friends. The service by Orsan was way beyond any expectation we had.
Written June 27, 2015
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