3 GENERATIONS &
30 YEARS OF SERVICE EXCELLENCE


A boutique family company based in Istanbul, Danytur is a trusted name with our partners both at home and abroad. Since 1990, Danytur Tourism & Travel has served as a respected Destination Management Company for thousands of happy guests in Turkey. We specialize in designing bespoke trips for anyone who is experiencing the country for the first time, or travelers who want to dive ever deeper into the wonders of Turkey!

 

Danytur is a member of TURSAB (Union of Turkish Travel Agencies – License #1911


 

OUR STORY

 


Danytur Guide Meeting with Bruce Epstein


OUI FAM Trip for Alumni Travel Leaders


Sina Danyal & Mary Bai at ASTA Travel Exhibition


Our company was founded on a passion for meeting people from all over the world, and seeing them return home with a piece of that passion, as ambassadors for Turkey. Our founder Sina Danyal, a graduate of Marmara University English Language and Literature Faculty, developed a love for the travel business after working several years with the largest destination management and bus company in Turkey.
 


Alan Lewis, Guide Gülgün Ercüment, Harriet Lewis, Sina Danyal


Margaret Thoren, Ted's Mom, Diana Santangelo, Ted Nathan


Sina Danyal & Chris Skilling in Antalya - 1997


In 1990, Sina decided to establish his own company, Danytur Tourism & Travel, with his father Ayhan, brother Gökhan and friends Nur Ali Doğan and Sezai Eşfak Vardıoğlu from the university. Today, Danytur still operates as a family business from our main office to partners and friends throughout Turkey, and into the next generation.

 


Susanne Stolte & Sina Danyal at Travel Exhibition - 1992


Frans van de Streek & Sina Danyal - 1992


Mr. Markovic, Sina Danyal, Dragan Alexic


Sina works from the main office in Istanbul, along with his wife Figen and sons Arca and Onur, Sina's brother Gökhan, with a degree in Tourism and Hotel Management from Bilkent University, also helps manage the Istanbul office. Their father Ayhan Danyal, who gave invaluable support to Sina and the company at its foundation, still comes into the office and is happy to spend time with his sons and grandsons.

 


Sina Danyal, Sezai E. Vardıoğlu, Bruce Epstein, Ali Doğan


First meeting with Bruce Epstein and Kate Cooney - 1990


Sina Danyal & Bruce Epstein in Cappadocia


Ali is a professional tour guide himself and is responsible for scheduling the tour guides for our group tours and tailor-made private programs. Sezai is also a professional tour guide and responsible for our Aegean region gulet yacht operations.

 


Ian Scott and Danyal family


Jeffrey Roy, Brigitte Armand, Sezai E. Vardıoğlu, Colombe McCarthy


Vicky King and Sina Danyal


Over the years, we have had the privilege of meeting many valued travel professionals from all over the world. Today, Danytur's main business comes from our professional partners in North America. With our team of travel experts throughout Turkey, we are dedicated to providing the most authentic and unforgettable local experiences for our clients.
 


Svetlana Yakovleva, Marina Levchenko and Sina Danyal


Jen Boyd, Tamara Grivicic and Eric Kareus at Ephesus Site


Jarrod Hobson and Sina Danyal at 25th Anniversary Event