Turkey tours give you a great opportunity to explore this special country properly.
Traveling to Turkey and discovering this amazing country is a brilliant idea for everyone. Every man and woman should see Turkey at least once in their lifetimes. Turkey has so much to offer to the world. Seeing Turkey and its people will definitely contribute something valuable to your life!
There are many ways and style to travel through Turkey. The first one is, of course, taking a tour. This can be done through a local travel agency that offers Turkey tours in your own country or through an international company that organizes tours with cheaper prices because they have a bigger volume. With both these options, you need to book your trip before you come to Turkey. And that’s a good idea actually, that way, you know exactly what you will be doing, how you’ll do them and when… There are some disadvantages to this, too, of course, but we’ll come to that later.
You can also book your trip while you are in Turkey. You can come and spend a couple of days in any of the major cities and you’ll find some local Turkish travel agencies that can organize your trip while you are here. And then, your trip can start from the city you’ll be in at that certain time.
Tours in Turkey generally get mixed reviews. The reason for that is the fact that there hasn’t been a quality standard when it comes to tour operators in Turkey yet. There are some very good tour operators and there are some very bad ones. You should definitely check the background and the reviews of the company you consider purchasing a service from and should not go with the unknown, never-heard-of tour companies that you won’t be able to find again once everything goes down the hill.
Things you should be careful about when you buy Turkey tours
– Make sure you have got enough information about the destination in the tour itineraries.
– Make sure the tour guides are licensed guides from the Republic of Turkey Culture and Tourism Ministry
– Compare prices with other companies prices
– Make sure the itineraries are detailed enough, so there are no hidden costs when you go on the tours.
– Make sure you don’t just know the names of the hotels you’ll be staying in and you know exactly what type of rooms you are getting.
– Make sure what kind of a transportation vehicle is going to be used.
– Make sure you bargain.
Turkey tours can be investigated in two different styles. One is group tours and the other is tailor-made tours.
Group tours have a definite and precise date of start and finish. You join the tour group at a designated meeting point and start going to the places in the itinerary with the group and tour guide. This gives you a great chance to interact with the fellow travelers and share your experiences with them instantly. But on the other side, there is a tour itinerary you can’t change and you have to follow through the entire duration of the tour dates. This is kind of what I have a program with. I mean, if you feel like changing something while you are on the tour, that’s never going to happen. Because there is an itinerary that was decided upon and the tour operators have to stick with it. Another thing is about accommodation with the group tours. When you go on a group tour, you almost always have to stay in a huge hotel with a lot of standard rooms. What if you I wanted a boutique hotel with something special? Unfortunately, group tours can’t provide that. Moving to the next option:
Tailor-Made tours give you much more freedom and flexibility. Turkey has a great intercity transportation system and you can easily go around different cities with local buses or cheap flights or even with trains. Accommodation options are also very good in most of the cities. And you can join local tours in the regions that you need them. There you go. Those are the three main elements of a tailor-made tour. This way, you can yourself; where to go, how long to stay there, when to leave, how kind of hotel you want, what kind of transportation you want and most importantly, you can change them! Even when you are on the tour. Now, that’s something I like.
As I mentioned above, Turkey has a very convenient transportation system. Land, sea, rail, and air; in all aspects! There you have it. Transportation can easily be arranged by yourselves. Accommodation? That might be the easiest and the most fun part. With the advanced technology and easy access to information today, there is about a billion websites where you can do your online hotel bookings. Local tours? Local tours are always going to be there for you decide if you’ll join them or not while you are actually in the region.
On the other hand though, in this option, you have to organize everything by yourself and if something goes wrong, you’ll have to deal with it yourself. There is not going to be a travel agency that you can ask for reimbursement. So, it’s kind of up to you to decide I guess…