Engin Kadaster


Travel + Leisure A-List Travel Agent Engin Kadaster
Photo: Courtesy of the agent

Kadaster has been in the business for over 40 years, organizing trips that include visits to artisan workshops in Cappadocia and cruises aboard traditional gulets. Near the Black Sea, she works with a women's cooperative that makes some of the country's best cheese. She also likes to suggest smaller villages in the Soğanli Valley to see Roman baths and rock-cut churches.

"We are very knowledgeable about Turkish history, geography, people, and customs," Kadaster says. She and her team prepare hundreds of trips to this favorite destination every year, among them honeymoons, family vacations, culinary and wine explorations, religious tours, and adventure itineraries. "Our clients aren't limited to history and archaeology," she says. "They want to get close to the real culture and learn about local life."

It's also been a boom time for major hotel openings, with the Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul debuting in August 2021 and the Peninsula Istanbul set to open in 2022.

Languages Spoken: English, German, and Turkish

Minimum Daily Spend: From $400

Trip Planning Fees: None

Contact Info

engin@turkeyatitsbest.net | 949-717-6784 | Newport Beach, Calif.






"Engin Kadaster's passion for Turkey is contagious. Her unique, exciting itineraries included parts of the country simply not on my travel radar – our trip to Southeastern Turkey was thrilling. Combined with her deep knowledge, and the personal touch of her in-country team, you have all the makings for an unforgettable journey." - Matt D

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