Parasol Tours
that owns and operates TURKEY SPECIALIST, is a fully licensed tour operator (TURSAB ID: A-2664), who excels in providing custom-tailored luxury & cost-effective travel within Turkey. Since the company’s founding in 1994, it has been an independent and privately owned tour operator.  Parasol Tours manages its high-quality travel operations and services from its own corporate offices in Istanbul, Ankara and representative office in South Riding, Virginia (USA). It also has many representatives throughout Turkey along with an affiliated office in Cappadocia.

Parasol Tours’ main objective is to “encourage and maintain the highest ethical standards of honesty and professionalism in all of its business and tourism activities”.  The professional staff is committed to providing the best possible services to international guests visiting Turkey. Thus, the company makes every effort to provide memorable journeys that differ from the mainstream “whistle stop coach tour” approach. All tours focus on a highly ‘personal approach.’ The customized services emphasize the arts, history and culture of Turkey, which can be modified in order to meet the expectations of the guests. We make every effort to see that those expectations are fulfilled with personalized services in harmony with the sterling reputation of the company.

A primary advantage for Parasol Tours is that we have been in the tourism sector since 1984, first as a professional tour guide and then a tour operator. Therefore, our company has close business relationships throughout Turkey that enable us to implement the services in the best possible manner and with competitive prices. In addition, all assigned guides are government licensed professional ones. The average employment time for the associates, including the office staff, guides and drivers, is around 20 years. The important benefits of our long-term staff are their “confidence, security, and safety standards” that comply with all official and ethical commitments.

Parasol Tours has a proud history of providing the highest-quality travel services to all guests visiting Turkey. These satisfied clients, largely through ‘word-of-mouth’ testimonies, have introduced the company to esteemed international travel companies, universities and religious groups that organize cultural, educational and recreational trips to Turkey. Our guests arrive from many parts of the world, but especially from the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, China, Japan and Chile.

The Parasol Tours family welcomes travelers to Turkey, a “four season paradise” with her sun, sea, sandy beaches, mountains and lakes along with her cities, charming rural villages and historical treasures. The Turkey travel experience is a multi-colored mosaic of cultures, natural beauty and historical heritage of thousands of years, that offers the guests a complete change from the anxieties and routine of daily life. Often our guests find that one tour is not enough, and they will come back again and again to discover one extraordinary place after another. Parasol Tours is committed to making all Turkey vacations memorable and unforgettable experiences