Backpackers Travel, a division of Fatih Seyahat, is
among the oldest and most experienced
travel agencies in Sultanahmet, Istanbul.
They started out serving the young,
adventurous travelers who flocked to
the Sultanahmet district
decades ago, but they've since grown
to serve all sorts of travelers on all
budgets, from modest through
moderate to luxury, specializing in value-for-money travel
They've now expanded to include travel services in all price ranges, principally through the Efendi Travel brand.
The Backpackers/Efendi office location, on Akbıyık
in the very heart of Sultanahmet's
hotel, restaurant and café district,
Backpackers Travel offers
some interesting, unusual and money-saving
tours, such as their half-day and full-day
Istanbul Guided Walking Tour,
and their innovative, high
tours including Bosphorus
& Eminönü, and Süleymaniye, City
Walls & Byzantine
They are also specialist in ANZAC
Tours, with daily tours
to the Gallipoli battlefields,
and special arrangements for tours
Among the agency's other useful services
is an excellent airport
transfer service providing
great comfort and convenience in
at a cost little more than a standard taxi.
here, or ask for Mr Ercan
you have questions.
Backpackers Travel also
operates three comfortable, moderately-priced
hotels and a small apartment building: Sultan's
Wooden House, and Efendi
Unusual among travel agencies, they
also reserve and sell intercity
bus tickets (on Metro Turizm
buses), and Turkish
State Railways train tickets.
If you want a competent Istanbul
travel agency to pick you
up at the airport,
accommodate you in a reasonably-priced
help you to plan your itinerary beyond
reserve your place on a guided
arrange hotel reservations in
other cities, or any other travel agency
service, you should consider Backpackers
Travel. They're good on personal
service, attention, and follow-through.
When you contact
don't forget to mention TTP.
—by Tom Brosnahan