LAND TOURS | Experience Fabulous Turkey by Land and Sea

Why not combine your gulet holiday vacation with a land tour in Turkey! From a 1 or 2 day guided tour of Istanbul, to a 25 day tailor made grand tour of Turkey, SJ Travel & Yachting prepare customized itineraries for the discerning traveller offering a rich cultural and historical taste of this diverse country. We have first hand experience in leading small group tours in Turkey, and travel extensively ourselves to search for unusual accommodation and aspects of Turkish life rarely seen by visitors on organized tours.

Our private land tours for individuals or small groups can also be customised to focus on special interests which include hiking, history, rural farming, traditional Turkish arts and crafts, and Turkish cuisine. Our guides, carefully selected to match the age, profile and interests of your group, are well educated and qualified in Turkish history and archaeology. They also have a thorough knowledge of the country's culture and traditions. When possible our routes venture off the beaten track to give an insight into Turkish traditional and rural customs. We don't believe in racing through a ream of historical sites; our tours are balanced and designed to give you time to soak in the whole experience.

Our preference is for smaller boutique hotels with character. With no compromise to comfort or quality, unique accommodations that we have arranged include a Pasha's bedroom complete with private Turkish bath, cave dwellings in Central Anatolia, and an Ottoman mansion overlooking the Mediterranean.

As well as domestic flights, we offer overland transport in comfortable air conditioned vehicles with plenty of space for luggage, and spare seats to spread out. We take as much care in selecting our experienced, personable and considerate drivers, as we do our guides.

Let us know how many days you wish to travel, and the particular interests of your group, and we will create the ideal land tour and an experience of a lifetime in Turkey.


A hot air balloon flight over the surreal 'fairy chimney' landscape of Cappadocia

Climb Nemrut Dag to watch the sun set behind colossal statues of ancient gods

Have a body scrub and massage at a 550 year old Istanbul Turkish Bath

Visit the ghost village of Kayakoy immortalised in Louis de Berniere's best selling novel, Birds Without Wings

Walk up to the eternal flame of the Chimera that burns in the mountains above Olympos

A hike on the Lycian Way staying in a luxury hillside grass-covered tent overlooking the Mediterranean

Guided tour of the largest and best preserved stadium in the Mediterranean at Aphrodisias

View the spectacular skylines of both Europe and Asia from a boat on Istanbul's famous Bosphorus

Swim in the sea near Antalya while the surrounding mountains are still covered in snow


    This 5 day overland tour in Turkey takes in Istanbul, Gallipoli, Bergama, Sirince, Ephesus, Lake Bafa and Bodrum.

  • GOCEK TO ISTANBUL - 7 days

    This 7 day tour takes in Aphrodisias, Pamukkale, Kula, Birgi, Sirince, Ephesus, Pergamon, Camlibel village, Assos, Gallipoli & Istanbul.

  • CAPPADOCIA - 3 days

    A 3 day tour of Cappadocia captures all the highlights of the region, as well as unique experiences off the beaten track.


    These daily tours of Istanbul capture the highlights of this awe-inspiring city both on foot and from the water.

  • EASTERN TURKEY - 9 days

    This 9 day tour from Istanbul includes Sivas, Nemrut Dag, Gaziantep, Haran, Gobeklitepe, Merdin, Lake Van, Kars and Erzurum.

  • GOCEK TO ANTALYA - 3 days

    This 3 day overland tour in Turkey takes in Gocek, Xanthos, Patara, Kalkan, Kekova, Simena, Demre, Olympos and Antalya


With 30 years experience in the travel industry and a real insight into the land, sea and culture of Turkey we are ideally placed to offer real quality gulet and touring holidays

  • The prime pick of gulet yachts in Bodrum
  • Professional and experienced private charter gulet crews & guides
  • Smooth running and well organised gulet cruising & land tour itineraries
  • Assistance with all aspects of your gulet, or land tour holiday

SJ is expert at identifying the specific needs of each guest and custom designing just the right kind of holiday for each particular group.

  • Combination holidays - gulet cruise, holiday & land tour
  • Tailor made itineraries incorporating your Turkey wish-list locations
  • Holidays customised to suit all ages whether families, couples or groups of friends

Relaxing and fun holidays that offer as much adventure as you like!

  • Explore Turkey by land, sea, or both!
  • Child and family friendly gulet yacht holidays
  • World famous Turkish cuisine
  • Wonderful climate and a long season of sunshine from April to end of October
  • From economic to luxury tastes & budgets