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 services.
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 Caddesi(map) in the very heart of Sultanahmet’s hotel, restaurant and café district, is convenient.
Backpackers Travel offers some interesting, unusual and money-saving tours, such as their half-day and full-day Old Istanbul Guided Walking Tour, and their innovative, high value-for-money half-day Istanbul city tours including Bosphorus Cruise & Eminönü, and Süleymaniye, City Walls & Byzantine Mosaics.
They are also specialist in ANZAC Tours, with daily tours to the Gallipoli battlefields, and special arrangements for tours on ANZAC Day (25 April).
Among the agency’s other useful services is an excellent airport transfer service providing great comfort and convenience in Mercedes-Benz vehicles at a cost little more than a standard taxi. Click here, or ask for Mr Ercan Kabadayı if you have questions.
Backpackers Travel also operates three comfortable, moderately-priced hotels and a small apartment building: Sultan’s Inn, Deniz Houses, Naz Wooden House, and Efendi Apartments.
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 hotel or apartment, help you to plan your itinerarybeyond Istanbul, rent a car, reserve your place on a guided tour, 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 Backpackers Travel, don’t forget to mention TTP. Here’s why.
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Fax: +90 (212) 638 3922
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