The success of any tour depends on logistics. These basic, behind the scenes, practical arrangements are the very necessary nuts and bolts of making a trip a success – from making sure a vehicle arrives at the right location, to the crucial matter of timing.
Meticulous planning is all very well, but actually making it happen is key. We depend on our local partners to ensure our escorted trips run smoothly.
In Turkey we work with Travel Atelier, a travel agency run by Murat Özgüç and his wife Pinar. We have worked with them for many years and rate them very highly. Murat organises hotels, transfers, and all other travel arrangements for our guests. He helps us both with our scheduled tours and our custom created tours. Cem Yücesoy is our logistics co-ordinator and tour manager extraordinaire. He has organised all our Turkey tours to date, from choosing minibus drivers to booking local guides.
In Greece we work with Dolphin Hellas, a travel agency of long standing offering a complete range of travel services. Our point person there, Aliki Hamosfakidou, assists us in shaping and then coordinating perfect itineraries for our cultural tours throughout Greece.
In mainland Italy we work with King DMC for all our land tour services and Plaghia Charter, a family-run company led by Alberto Esposito, which owns a select number of Turkish gulets refitted with Italian panache.
In Sicily we work with Agave Travel Creative, run by Marcello Baglioni who specialises in slow travel, an in-depth exploration of Sicily’s culture and cuisine. All our Italian tour logistics are coordinated through a team of local companies committed to outstanding customer service.
In Croatia we work with Ventula, who are responsible for organising the logistics of all our tours there, and our number one recommendation for add-on arrangements throughout the whole country. They are a relatively small company with a team of designated and experienced experts. Their specialities are tailor-made trips and highly personal service.
Come cruising, or exploring with us, and see some of the very finest temples and tombs, baths and aqueducts, theatres and castles. Discover an archaeological paradise full of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman treasures!
A recent traveller told us after a gulet cruise: “The hospitality aboard was exceptional, we felt like guests rather than customers.” This is very much what we strive for in all our holidays in Turkey, Greece, and Sicily.
If you have any questions, please get in touch. We look forward to helping you in any way we can.