Orion-Tour is a full-service travel agency and tour operator in Istanbul that has been in operation, under the same ownership, since 1969. Click here to get a quote from Orion Travel Agency.
Its owner, Mr. Ersan Atsür, has nearly a half-century of experience in Turkish tourism. I’ve known him for decades. I know that he and his staff do their best to satisfy their clients with good value-for-money service.
Orion-Tour offers a variety of fully escorted tours, including specialty tours such as for groups of school and university students; church, synagogue and other religious organizations; business meetings, incentive travel programs; gulet yacht cruises and charters; and of course all of the normal travel agency services such as hotel, plane and train reservations, car rentals, and transfers to/from airports and cruise ship docks.
Whether you need arrangements for a single traveler, a couple, family or group large or small, Orion-Tour can help.
Their fully-escorted tours offer excellent value for money, and many are more creative than standard tours.
Halaskargazi Caddesi, Marmara Ap., No. 166a, 3rd Floor
80220 Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey (map)
Tel +90 (212) 248 8437 or 248 8014
Fax +90 (212) 241 2808
You can make all of your arrangements with Orion-Tour by email, postal mail and/or telephone in English or any of several other languages (including Japanese), but if you’d like to visit their office, here are directions:
Take a taxi to the office, about a mile (1.5 km) north of Taksim Square; or take the Metro from Taksim Square toward Hacıosman, get out at Osmanbey (the first stop) and walk north toward Şişli Square along Halaskargazi Caddesi, the main boulevard, for five minutes, to No. 166a (on a red number plaque). Look for the BEKO shop and, to the right, a Garanti Bankası. The entrance to the office building is between them, and Orion-Tour‘s offices are on the 3rd floor.
—by Tom Brosnahan