We have the pleasure to present you our web site for Turkey. We have been serving the numerous visitors all over the world since 1963.  Transbalkan, one of the most experienced and reputable companies is differentiated with her personalized touch and the quality service. Based in Istanbul and have a liaison in Ephesus (Kusadasi). A specialist in Turkey on Shore Excursions, Private and Group Tours, Biblical Tours, Study Tours...

There are many reasons why you may like to select Turkey as a destination.  Turkey is a country where history and culture blends into nature harmoniously.
A few of the treasures Turkey offers to visitors are:
* The Homeric Troy is in Turkey as well Mount Ararat is.
* St. Paul was born and had his missionary journeys in Turkey.
* St. Jean and St. Philip have their tombs here in these lands whereas Virgin Mary has spent her last days in Ephesus.
* Alexander the Great marched through Asia Minor for his victories against Persians.
* Turkey houses two of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, the Seven Churches of Apocalypse and the Grotto of Seven Sleepers.
* The sufist Whirling Dervishes rooted from middle Anatolia.
* King Midas, King Croesus, St. Nicholas, Diogenes the philosopher, Herodotus the historian and many other prominent names of ancient times had lived in or set foot Turkey.

What a choice for one to consider in following the footsteps when visiting Turkey.  Turkey is rich in historical, cultural and natural resources offering vast opportunities of leisure and travel.  As well Turkey is a shopping paradise.

Being among the first travel agencies in Turkey, Transbalkan Travel Service has been a pioneer in Turkey Travel. Founded by Mr. Sadrettin Pekoz, a retired Colonel of Turkish Army in 1963. Has been in service to many travellers and world famous tour operators all around the world. Transbalkan, success lies in details and hard work. An experienced, well trained team of professionals will be pleased to assist you and/or your valued guests in the following services:

In the following pages you will find description of our services, itineraries, tour programs and many more. There are infinite array of tours for every taste and choice.  Transbalkan will be pleased to receive inquiries for tailor made programs and certainly you will be assisted in the most efficient style.

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Past Guest Comments :

"We contracted for Izmir Private Tour, Option 3 on 12 Sep 2007.  We had limited time ashore and requested to be met as early as possible.  It was with great joy that we were greeted by “Dennis” of Kusadasi holding a sign having our name.  In a short time we were under way in a very clean, comfortable van that easily accommodated the five of us with a smooth, cool ride and large windows to see sights.   Dennis spoke English very well. We had an outstanding tour of Ephesus and places along the way.  This private tour was everything we had hoped for and a superb introduction to Turkey.   Dennis was extremely knowledgeable, polite, on time, organized and eager to please.   He knew exactly where to take us so we could avoid time-consuming conflicts with other groups.  The driver was outstanding too.  He got us in and out of very tight areas and returned us to the NCL Jewel exactly on schedule.   The tour was a truly memorable highlight of our entire cruise and we would highly recommend this private tour to anyone!" Harold B., Mount Calvary, WI September 2007

"We enjoyed the tours that Transbalkan Travel Service provided in Turkey.  Our guides were very knowledgeable and met all of our expectations.  We will certainly use Transbalkan again and would be happy to recommend your services to our friends." Pat L., Toronto, ON Canada, July 2007

"In Istanbul we once again had an abolutely wonderful guide.  We spent a nice day in the City and the guide joined us for lunch so we were able to get some real insight into Turkey.  He was great." Pam N., Indialantic FL, July 2007

“Our trip was amazing and both guides were wonderful.  We have friends leaving on the exact same cruise this Saturday.  I know that they have booked their excursions thru you because of my recommendations. 

Kamil (Istanbul) and Ester (Kusadasi) were both outstanding.  They were prompt, which is always key for me.   Additionally, their knowledge was outstanding.  We had excellent tours on both stops.  The only regret is that we did not have enough time! Thanks again for your help and we will certainly continue to use and recommend you.” LuAnn R, Norcross GA May 2007

“Our trip to Greece and Turkey was great. The guides and transportation booked through your company were excellent. Thank you for your follow-up. I will definitely recommend your services to my friends and associates.” Bob B, Ashburn ON Canada, May 2007