The Neyzen Service

Neyzen Travel & Yachting was established in Bodrum in 1987. Neyzen’s vacations specialize in overland and sea tours with a cultural emphasis and are designed for the discerning traveler. Our company has grown since the early days and now explores the whole of Turkey by land. By sea, we operate an exclusive fleet of 4 boutique gulets, offering luxury yacht charter cruises of the Aegean coastline and Greek Dodecanese Islands. We also run the chauffeur and transfer service Neyzen Car and the all-inclusive Izer Beach Resort in Torba, Bodrum.

Neyzen Travel & Yachting locates accommodation full of character and offering real luxury. We seek out the most distinctive activities and excursions, headhunt the best guides, crews and chefs, always pay attention to the details, and generally dedicate ourselves to providing a completely outstanding travel service.

Neyzen continues as the foremost provider of luxury vacations in Turkey; we are experts in imaginative and unique travel. Our ultimate vision is to share an exceptional insight into and respect for the land and culture of Turkey by custom designing experiences that are enchanting and authentic. Neyzen’s aim is to keep alive that indefinable quality that makes travel truly special, while taking the stress out of route and itinerary planning.




Everything starts with good communication. Prior to booking, you tell us exactly what you’re looking for and Neyzen then works with your specific interests, time allotments and budget to offer a wide range of options before a final itinerary is confirmed. In short, every itinerary is customized.

Neyzen designs itineraries to suit the ages and fitness levels of your group. In the event of a range of ages within a group, we ensure that the interests of each guest are addressed. Since children often have less staying power than adults, Neyzen adjusts tours so that both children and parents are comfortable. If a guest is relatively less agile, Neyzen personnel can help out throughout touring.

Quality Control


By continually revisiting locations and receiving feedback from guests, guides, yacht crews and drivers, Neyzen is able to consistently track which services meet company standards. All comments are taken very seriously, and Neyzen responds quickly in cases of dissatisfaction, no matter how minor. We take great pride in our high level of returning guests, as well as the exposure we get through word of mouth. In fact, the majority of new guests come through recommendations from those who have already traveled with Neyzen.

Travel Agency Services


Neyzen Tours is a destination management company operating from our offices in Bodrum. As travel agents we provide ticketing services for Turkish Airlines, Atlas jet and Pegasus Airlines. We can arrange charter flights connecting clients from all over the world with destinations all over Turkey. For the best deals on both international and domestic flights to, from and within Turkey please contact us here.



Because the Neyzen staff has personally experienced all of the unique accommodations offered, we are expertly prepared to make recommendations and find the right hotel for each guest. Location is always important, but some guests value a spectacular view above all else, want to be located off the beaten track, or need a family friendly environment. Our up-to-date, first-hand knowledge of accommodation facilities means that we can easily satisfy such preferences.

Dining out


We know that the culinary experience for guests is a very important part of their vacation, and each year we compile a list of recommended restaurants. As elsewhere in the world, restaurants in Turkey often change, especially in larger cities like Istanbul. To stay on top of the current restaurant trends and also to ensure that last year’s recommendations are still up to par, Neyzen senior staff dines at all new restaurants and re-visits old favorites regularly.

Restaurant recommendations are given according to budget, food interests and the time of year. Food allergies and special dietary requirements can easily be addressed if Neyzen is informed in advance. For those with young families, most restaurants in Turkey and Greece warmly welcome children.

Museums and Archaeological sites


Senior Neyzen staff has personally visited, inspected and experienced every museum and archaeological site that the company recommends. With this knowledge, we can offer the kind of information so vital for customized itineraries.

While some people are passionate about museums and sites and like to devote as much time as possible to visiting them, others prefer briefer trips to such places. Many want a balance of the two. Keenly aware of this, we encourage guests to let us know in advance how much time to devote to touring in this manner, and what kinds of attractions are of particular interest. Options, for example, include archaeological, ethnological, cultural, and religious destinations, multi media art or crafts exhibits. Neyzen also works flexibly with guests once they are in Turkey, adjusting the daily itinerary according to their wishes.

Special Interests


Neyzen carefully reviews current cultural events, such as international theater, classical and jazz festivals, concerts, art and film festivals, museum and gallery exhibitions and sporting events, helping us to meet each guest’s special interests. From cooking classes on board a yacht and photographic expeditions through central Anatolia, to golfing in Istanbul’s Kemer Country or hiking and hot air ballooning in Cappadocia’s lunar landscapes – almost anything is possible. From Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman architecture to ancient and contemporary art, sculpture and jewelry; from archaeology or religious heritage experiences to hands-on carpet weaving; from quilting or textile hand-work to olive pressing… These are some of the many special interests that can be pursued.

Special Events


With our fantastic network of contacts, Neyzen is able to book historical sites and unique venues for novel events for groups from as few as 10 to up to 500 people or more.

    Exclusive events we have organized lately include:

  • a private Bosphorus cruise aboard a distinguished historical yacht from a by-gone era of elegance
  • a private booking of Istanbul’s grand Byzantine cisterns for a concert

Museum curators, archaeologists, artists, musicians, dancers and other notable and talented folk can be engaged for special private events. Opening ancient sites after hours, complete with private viewing of excavations, followed by dinner and a live classical recital is just another example of what can be arranged by way of unforgettable experiences.

New Destinations


Turkey continues to develop rapidly. Keeping abreast of changes and experiencing what is new ourselves, allows Neyzen to offer much more than the typical touring of Turkey and the Greek Islands. Much has changed in the past 12 years; significantly, in 2001, Turkey opened 72 new airports providing access to areas that had previously been difficult to visit. As remote areas like Antakya or Mardin became more popular, unique accommodations appeared, usually in the form of beautifully restored historical structures, which we delighted - and still do - in sharing with our guests.

Since 2003 many new museums and galleries have opened in Istanbul, in particular addressing the explosion of interest in contemporary art, and placing the city at the forefront of the art world internationally. In 2005, the site of Zeugma underwent new excavations and shortly thereafter, the world’s most important museum of Roman mosaics opened in Gaziantep. The popular motion picture Troy prompted increased funding for the excavation of the actual archaeological site in 2006; consequently another 15% of city was unearthed, and the results considerably altered the historical profile of this ancient site. Opened in 2009, the new and modern Sakirin Mosque on the city’s Asian side is the 1st mosque to have a female architect and interior designers.

The latest exciting developments for us and our guests to Turkey include the site of Gobekli Tepe, the oldest temple in the world dating to the 11th Century, which opened to the public in 2011. In Istanbul, 2 Ottoman-era Turkish baths, Hürem Sultan in the old town, and Ali Paşa in Karaköy, were recently restored to their former glory. As a coastal destination, Alacati has been a long held secret of wind and kitesurfers, but the old town and its beautiful architecture are now protected and the city is fast becoming the the new place to go. Also, a new Lycian Museum, the 1st in the world, is marked to open 4 months from now in Antalya and promises to become a highlight of our Aegean itineraries.

As Turkey increasingly becomes one of the most desirable travel destinations in the world, Neyzen is committed to keeping a finger on the country’s vibrant pulse. We consistently give our guests the best of what’s new, as well as old, and promise an exciting and unique exploratory experience of this fascinating country.

Neyzen Tevfik 1879 - 1953

Neyzen Tevfik, Ney performer Bodrum, Turkey

The well loved Bodrum-born poet, satirist and Ney performer.

“The disbeliever's book has neither beginning nor end. A few pages from its middle is all we ever grasp. For religion's sake and fear of blasphemy we endure woe. Reason cannot perceive where righteousness may go”