We would like to offer you the opportunity of a holiday of a lifetime, let your imagination run free and then contact us to help tailor make your holiday, completely catered to your needs and desires.
You can plan your own, unique holiday by choosing the places and/or activities which are of interest to you, and let us use our in-depth local knowledge to create & put together an exclusive tailor-made itinerary just for you.
You can combine any of the programs we offer on our website in any way you choose.
If you would prefer to discover Turkey escorted by a professional guide then we have a choice of tours to choose from, the guides who usually lead these tours are knowledgeable and open-minded people who know and love their country and the routes they are traveling. A number of them have been working in this sector for more than a decade, and they have helped to assemble these programs.
We also arrange hotels, holiday cottages and villas for you for any number of nights. For example; this could be a night or two in a hotel in the Sultan Ahmet area of Istanbul, before your connecting flight to Bodrum where you are to meet your private gulet chartered for a weeks blue cruise. Or perhaps you have chosen to take a hiking tour in Cappadocia followed by a stay in a traditional cottage in the midst of the Mandarin groves in Bitez.
We can assist with all areas of your holiday, including flights, transfers, coach tours, accommodation, guides and gulets.
We hope that we can have the pleasure of accompanying you as you visit Turkey.
ARYA YACHTING GULET SERVICES
At Arya we endevour to make your holiday as relaxing as possible. Here we offer some services that may help with this !
MEALS & CATERING
A yacht's galley is always well equipped and the cook takes pride in creating tempting dishes of Turkish and international cuisine. On board of our yachts we hope to prove to you that the Turkish cuisine is one of the best in the world.
If you have enough time at the beginning of your trip, you can buy your provisions yourself or you can leave this to us. In this case you will be expected to fill in the "provision sheet" which we will email you upon request.
Please let us know if you have any special dietry requirements.
TRANSFERS BY ARYA
We offer our clients a private transfer service, aiming to give a reliable and efficent service getting you to your destination comfortably and on time!
Our vehicles are all comfortable, air-conditionned and have plenty of space for your luggage. The drivers are reliable, smartly dressed and careful ,they will help with your luggage and contact us should you need assistance.
BODRUM & DALAMAN REGION
|Bodrum Airport||Bodrum *||40 min.|
|Bodrum Airport||Bodrum - Peninsula *||50-60 min.|
|İzmir Airport||Bodrum||3 h|
|Dalaman Airport||Bodrum||3 h|
|Dalaman Havalimanı||Marmaris||1:30 h|
|Dalaman Airport||Karacasögüt||1:45 h|
|Dalaman Airport||Göcek||30 min.|
|Dalaman Airport||Fethiye||1:30 h|
* Bodrum: Bodrum-City, Torba, Gümbet, Bitez
* Bodrum Peninsula: Türkbükü, Yalıkavak, Turgutreis, Gümüşlük
** Times based on transfers by Mini-Van.
Our car hire is provided through local agents using reputable and professional suppliers in each area. Please check with us at the time of booking if you wish to know the name of the car hire companies we use, as they differ across all our destinations in Turkey
Let us know if you would like to arrange for us to arrange something special, such as:
• A bottle of good champagne, chilled, and waiting for you on your arrival
• A birthday/celebration cake
• Bouquet of flowers
• Restaurant reservation
• A special dinner on board
If you have a special event, a wedding, anniversary or special birthday to celebrate then the nature of our gulets and accommodation can make many of them particularly suitable for these occasions. We can also suggest different itineraries or combinations of villas, hotels and boat to help you celebrate your special event. We have many ideas and suggestions as to how you can make them memorable by celebrating in Turkey with us, please don't hesitate to contact us with your enquiry!
ARYA TAILOR-MADE CLASSICAL TOURS
You can combine any of the programs we offer below in any way you choose.
ON THE WAY TO THE COAST
This tour is intended for our guests who want to visit Istanbul and the classical sights of Western Turkey before or after their gulet cruise. Normally this tour is carried out with one of our licensed guides; but you can also follow this program on you own, driving a rented car.
WEST ANATOLIA & CAPPADOCIA
A tour combining Western and Central Anatolia. We have operated both of these tours frequently in recent years, and we would be glad to send you the detailed program on request.
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ARYA TAILOR-MADE BIBLICAL TOURS
Asia Minor has served as a bridge between the East and the West and has a rich legacy in Christian history. After Israel, the lands of the present day Turkish Republic host the greatest number of the most frequented locations in the Old and New Testaments.Saint Paul of Tarsus has accomplished most of his missionary work within the geographical boundaries of Turkey. Asia Minor has been the center of the growing and spreading of the Christian faith during the first millenium, and after 1000 AD the inhabitants of this land have gradually turned to the Muslim faith with the increasing number of Turkish settlements in Anatolia. During this period Islamic mystic philosophies such as those of the Bektashi and Mevlevi orders have flourished in Asia Minor as well.
Here are some possible combinations for expeditions to these locations and accompanying sights from these regions. If you contact us we can design a program best suited to your areas of interest and budget.
2000 YEARS OF CHRISTIANITY
Departing from Ankara, this 14-day program takes you to the famous rock churches of Cappadocia, Tarsus the birthplace of St. Paul, Konya and centers such as Perge, Derbe, Lystra, Kolosse, Laodiceia, Milet, Ephesus, izmir (Simyrna), Pergamon, Thyatira, Philadelphia, Sardes in Western Anatolia, and the tour terminates in Istanbul. The program may be shortened to 10-12 days depending on your group's time limitations.
CHURCHES IN THE MOSAIC OF CULTURES IN ISTANBUL
A stroll of 3 to 7 days walking the paths of the Christian faith in Istanbul with a combination of Greek Orthodox, Armenian, Syrian, Bulgarian and even Turkish Orthodox churches along with Roman Catholic and Protestant churches of the Levantines.
In addition, we will of course visit the essential spots of the city like the Topkapi Palace, Mosques, The Covered Bazar and a cruise on the Bosphorus.
7 CHURCHES & CHRISTIAN SITES OF WEST ANATOLIA
A week-long tour which covers the seven cities of Laodiceia, Milet, Ephesus, Izmir (Simyrna), Pergamon, Thyatira, Philadelphia, Sardes in St. John's letters.
TUR ABDIN MONASTERIES & CHRISTIAN SITES OF EAST ANATOLIA
A journey from Antiochien (Antakya) to Van in 7-10 days. Highlights are: Antiochien, one of the most essential Christian centers in the establishing centuries of Christianity, the Nemrud mountain, Tur Abdin, that is the area around Mardin-Midyat, Urfa, Diyarbakir and Van.
THE GEORGIAN ATHOS & ALONG THE BLACK SEA COAST
7 to 10 days in the North Eastern Turkey (Trabzon - Artvin - Erzurum) with hikes in a marvelous landscape. Mainly Georgian churches and monasteries are visited, but also examples of the Armenian and Greek Orthodox faith in the nearby surroundings can be added to the program.
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ARYA TAILOR-MADE SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS
SPECIAL TOURS FOR DRAWERS, PAINTERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS
Sights like the extraordinary silhouette of Istanbul or the amazing natural formations in Cappadocia invite the perceptive onlooker to capture those visions in some form such as drawing, painting or photography.
However the pace of normal tours are designed to cover a lot of ground in as short a time as possible not allowing such leisurely artistic endeavors. By a slower rhythm and lengthened stops at places of interest for your party we hope to offer you a more flexible program and the opportunity to record what you see in whichever technique you choose.
Below is a tour that maybe of interest.
MEVLANA, THE WHIRLING DERVISHES AND ANATOLIAN MYSTICISM
This is a one-week tour in central Anatolia to the strongholds of the Islamic mystics. Main points are Konya with the monastery of Mevlevi; the Whirling Dervishes and Hacibektas with the monastery of the Bektasi / Alevi tradition.
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ARYA YACHTING TAILOR-MADE BUSINESS TOURS
In the past years we have organized several tours for professional groups who wanted to learn more about Turkey in their related career fields. Most of these groups were composed of judges, attorneys of state, lawyers and legal advisors. We have also prepared a few tours for groups of architects, stonemasons and labor unionists.
In such tours, our guests have both visited the places in Turkey in which they operate and have formed new contacts among their Turkish colleagues.