Why Us

We are a boutique tour operator based in Sydney, Australia. We organise and run small group tours to Turkey and several other destinations near Turkey. We have been running tours since 2001. During this time, we have run over 60 tours to 9 countries.

Hamit Ozturk (PhD Sheffield), a Turkish-born, English educated Australian, organises and operates OZTURK BOUTIQUE TOURS.

Hamit has travelled extensively in all the destination countries. He has personally designed all the Turkey Tours, the Russia Tour, the Silk Road Tour, the Iran Tour and all the other tours, placing particular emphasis on individuality, originality, flexibility and the particular needs of Australians and other English speaking travellers.

Why Ozturk Tours?

A great deal of thought goes into designing each and every tour to ensure that travellers on our tours experience the essence of the country they visit, not just the glossy brochure hype. Our tours are designed for discerning travellers with emphasis on individuality, originality and flexibility.

On our tours, travellers are accompanied with experienced overseas-born Australian tour leaders. This means you have a constant companion who knows the country, the best attractions, the people and their customs, the restaurants and the food. Your multilingual tour leader will be at hand to help decide what to see and do, and talk with the locals whether it be for business or for pleasure. He/she will help you drive a real bargain on your purchases, be it a colourful Turkish rug in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul or a ‘matrioshka’ (Russian doll) in Moscow.

What We Offer?

Currently, we offer many unique and rewarding tours to fascinating and mostly undiscovered destinations in 7 countries. Our tours are organised in association with independent operators who are specialists on the country in which they operate.

As of March 2014, our current Destination Countries and Scheduled Premium Tours we run to these countries are as follows:


16 Day Grand Sultan Tour READ MORE
1 Day Marvels of the East Tour READ MORE 
10 Day Best of the Black Sea Tour READ MORE 
11 Day Turkey Highlights Tour READ MORE 


13 Day Best of Russia Tour READ MORE


9 Day Ukraine Discovery Tour READ MORE


12 Day Treasures of Persia Tour READ MORE


7 Day Allure of Azerbaijan Tour READ MORE

Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan

14 Day Great Silk Road Tour READ MORE

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As well as the above scheduled tours, we can organise the following.

  • Value Tours of Turkey with weekly departures and of 6 to 16 days duration.
  • Short, tailor-made trips/tours to suit the needs of both Flexible Independent Travellers (FITs) and small groups. These range from one-day city tours and excursions to tours of several weeks in duration.
  • Gullet Cruises of 3, 4 and 7 days in duration along the beautiful Turquoise Coast of Turkey.

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Janet NSW September 2013

"Dear Hamit,

I apologise for not getting in touch with you sooner to say thank you for what was a really great and memorable tour of Turkey. It really was a wonderful trip and a great holiday- so many memories of amazing sights. 

You and Damla (tour guide) introduced us to a special country from so many different angles. Coming back and thinking of the long history of human habitation and the archaeological record of this, the landforms and special landscapes and how the many communities responded to this and had to change over time, as well as the recent history of Turkey, its place in modern history, and its good fortune of having a leader such as Ataturk to modernise the society, makes me realise what a truly special place it is.

You have put together a fascinating tour covering so much in a relatively short time. I could easily have had another week. The hotels, meals, places we visited reflected your careful planning. We were lucky to be part of such a pleasant, easy going and adaptable group of friendly people also. Thank you for your help with small things and your attention to all our needs. 

Thank you very much."