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Destination: Turkey

Our list of articles tagged with "Turkey."

June 15, 2021

Private Yacht Charters in the Mediterranean

Artisans of Leisure can arrange private, full-day and half-day luxury yacht and catamaran excursions in favorite destinations such as the Amalfi Coast in Italy, the Cote d’Azur in France, the Greek Islands and the coasts of Turkey, Croatia and Spain.

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April 7, 2021

Top 10 Favorite Attractions and Things To Do in Istanbul

Istanbul is one of our favorite cities. Artisans of Leisure arranges private luxury Turkey tours that include Istanbul’s best attractions, shops, bazaars, restaurants and more. Read about some of our top favorite experiences and sites in this legendary city on the Bosphorus.

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October 3, 2013

Hiking on the Lycian Way

The Lycian Way is a renowned hiking trail that skirts the dramatic Turquoise Coast in southwestern Turkey. Walking along portions of the trail is an exceptional way to experience the beauty and culture of a less-visited part of Turkey. Highlights include rugged mountains, picturesque villages, ancient ruins and endless views of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. […]

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April 9, 2013

An Interview with Ashley Isaacs Ganz on Greece & Turkey

Artisans of Leisure founder and CEO Ashley Isaacs Ganz has spent the past few summers touring in the Mediterranean region, including Greece and Turkey. Here are a few of her favorite places and experiences. Q: What’s the one place in Turkey that every visitor should see? I never tire of Istanbul. It’s one of the great […]

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September 21, 2012

Flying in a Hot-Air Balloon over Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia is one of the most unusual and atmospheric destinations in Turkey. A rural region in Central Anatolia, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site of ancient underground cities, fresco-filled cave churches and fantastical rock formations. In addition to excellent cultural touring, Cappadocia’s dramatic landscapes and sunny climate make it one of the best places in […]

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May 15, 2012

An interview with one of our birding and travel experts

Artisans of Leisure travel specialist, Stephanie Dosch, tells us how she has been lucky to be able to combine her twin passions–birding and travel–since she was a child. Q: When and how did you become interested in birding? A: My mom has been birding forever, and she would take me along with her when I […]

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August 15, 2011

Private shopping tours in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is one of our favorite shopping destinations, and we love arranging private shopping tours in Turkey’s dynamic capital. Many first-time visitors want us to incorporate stops at the city’s best shops and bazaars into their private cultural touring, which includes highlights such as the Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya), Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, […]

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May 24, 2011

Private Shore Excursions the Artisans of Leisure Way

When taking a luxury cruise, a great way to make the most of your time in ports of call is with private shore excursions and private overland tours. Artisans of Leisure has a vast network of expert guides and drivers in cruise destinations around the world, and we work with sophisticated travelers to customize private […]

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October 6, 2009

Top 5: Quick getaways over the Christmas and New Year holidays

Looking for great options for a short international trip over the Christmas and New Year holidays? Our luxury travel experts have selected five of their favorite destinations. 1.) Marrakesh A week in Marrakesh promises over-the-top luxury, thriving traditional culture, great shopping and dining, and plenty of outdoor options. We recommend using Marrakesh as base for five or […]

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March 24, 2009

Private Jewish Heritage Tours

Many travelers ask us to incorporate people, places and activities of Jewish significance when they are traveling internationally with us. We can incorporate Jewish touring into any of our tours around the world, from Sydney to Shanghai and most places in between. Many travelers simply want us to incorporate some Jewish-related sightseeing in Europe, Asia, […]

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February 12, 2009

Shopping in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

Istanbul’s Grand Covered Bazaar is a perfect spot for one-stop-shopping for traditional Turkish goods. There is something for everyone in its thousands of shops, including jewelry and kilim (traditional Turkish rugs). Lamps and tea sets made of colored glass are plentiful and recall the glittering jewels of the spectacular treasury at Topkapi Palace. The bazaar […]

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February 6, 2009

The 5 Best Ancient Ruins in Turkey

We recently returned from a private luxury tour of Turkey that featured the some of the best ancient ruins in the country. Read about some of our favorite sites we visited, including Ephesus, Cappadocia, Aphrodisias and more.

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