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About Ciconia Exclusive Journeys

Ciconia Travel are simply dedicated to creating lifelong travel memories through unforgettable authentic – but never artificial – experiences.

Specialising in a select group of exotic destinations, Ciconia allows you to immerse in the local culture in premium comfort and style while travelling with a small group of 12 travellers at ....more

Reasons to tour with Ciconia Exclusive Journeys

Small group travel

Expert local tour managers

Sightseeing, entrance fees and transport included

Luxurious 5-star accomodation

Focused-approach on six destinations

Transportation with more space & comfort

Covid Policies

For any tour departing from February 1st, 2023, we won’t be requiring travelers to be vaccinated. However, we strongly recommend that all travelers and staff are vaccinated to protect other tour members as well as the communities visited. Some countries and airlines may still request travelers to be vaccinated, so ....more

Responsible Tourism

Ciconia Exclusive Journeys recognizes the impact of travel on climate change and ecology. We strive to reduce our carbon footprint wherever possible through efficient vehicles and transportation, sustainability and waste management policies across our destinations and offices. We condemn any practices of animal abuse and related touristic activities. On our ....more

Social Responsibility

Ciconia Exclusive Journeys guests are not just tourists, but avid travellers, always respecting the local culture, traditions and customs; encouraging respectful and meaningful cross-cultural exchange. As you delve into a culture on tour, your local guide will inform you on the cultural and social norms. We are glad to share ....more

Environmental Sustainability

At Ciconia Exclusive Journeys, we believe that travel is a force for good and show our support through various initiatives and charity organizations, as well as keeping the principals of responsible and sustainable travel at the core of our ethos. These values are engrained in our business culture and the ....more

What We Offer

How do we manage more inclusions for a better price?

Ciconia is a specialist tour operator, focusing all efforts on 6 marvellous destinations. This expertise brings unparalleled advantages not only in terms of price, but all aspects of service quality. Closely controlling all operations in these destinations allows us to completely ....more

Our Story

Ciconia Exclusive Journeys are simply dedicated to creating lifelong travel memories through unforgettable authentic but never artificial experiences.

Specialising in a select group of exotic destinations, Ciconia trips allow you to immerse in the local culture in premium comfort and style while travelling with a small group of 20 travellers on ....more

Accreditations and Associations

ABTA and ASTA

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Economic Impact

We have been working with local companies, organizations, destination operators, guides and drivers since the beginning. All parts of our operation employ local residents totalling to more than 150, supporting local economies, especially where other industries are undeveloped.

On a mission to contribute to social progress, we support several organizations at ....more

Awards

British Travel Awards 21/22

Ciconia Exclusive Journeys Reviews

Dexter Dunworth  

The tour was exceptional!

07-Nov-2022

The tour was exceptional! And the guide exceed expectations with his vast and in depth knowledge of local culture and Anatolia history . Coupled with his exceptional good looks and personality. With the driver we felt safe and the coach was comfortable.

Linda T.  

The tour of Turkey was amazing

07-Nov-2022

The tour of Turkey was amazing. The itinerary was well thought out with lots of great sites visited and very comfortable accommodation at the end of the day. We always felt very comfortable with our bus driver Oral and were able to spread out on the bus with our small tour. Very important for busy days. Our tour guide Aykut was brilliant. He has great information to share about the sites and Turkey in general, was always cheerful and worked hard to ensure everyone’s needs were met. 5 star :))

Adam Hannant  

Our tour guide was outstanding

13-Nov-2022

Our tour guide, Mohammad Shaarawy, was outstanding. He made us feel safe and kept us informed throughout our trip to Egypt. He taught us so much about Egypt and its history. We feel blessed to have met him and for having him as our guide. Thank you Mohammed. We hope to see you again.🙏🏻🇪🇬 Adam & Laura

Linda Hockton  

What a wonderful experience

26-Oct-2022

What a wonderful experience we have had with Ciconia. Such amazing sights and Turkish experiences - truly unforgettable. And thank goodness for Aykut. Best guide EVER!!! So knowledgeable, patient, thoughtful and absolutely hilarious. We loved every minute with Aykut and the long bus rides would have been very difficult without him on board. BRAVO Aykut

Elaine Chan  

The 11 day Turkey tour is amazing

25-Oct-2022

The 11 day Turkey tour is amazing. Our tour guide looked after us so well, the stories he told of the history and places we visited were the highlights of the tour. The next time I return to Turkey I want him to be the tour guide!!!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I arrange accommodation before or after my tour?

Pre and post-tour accommodation is available on most of our tours with our improved rates, depending on the availability. You can add pre or post accommodation during the booking process online

Do I need to get a visa in advance or can I get it on arrival at the destination?

You are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Please consult your travel agent or the relevant consulate in advance to determine if or which visas are required and how to obtain them. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could result in your rejection to enter the destination, and could result in considerable expenses and inconvenience. More information about visas is also available on the pre-departure files of each tour.

Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

Most of our guests are seasoned travellers with years of experience, looking to discover a culture in exquisite style. They are passionate to explore new things, connect with the local fabric and spend quality time on a comfortable adventure. The majority of our guests are from the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and Europe.

What are the optional experiences?

Optional experiences are activities that you can do on your own or are provided by third parties. These activities are not part of the itinerary or tour price, but suggested to you as popular attractions at your destination.

How am I protected when booking a tour with Ciconia?

We are a member of ABTA, Association of British Travel Agents, Travel Talk Adventures Membership number Y600X. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. ABTA also offers you an arbitration scheme for the resolution of disputes arising out of this contract. The scheme is arranged by ABTA and administered independently. It is a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you for cost. We also reflect our customer-oriented values to our policies, assisting all our guests to our utmost ability in case of changes. Our website is secured via 128-bit encryption, safeguarding your holiday is important to us.

Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

There are always solo travellers on our tours. If you don’t mind staying with another single traveller of the same gender, then you do not need to pay the single supplement. The single supplement is for guests who would like to stay in a private room for the duration of their tour. You can arrange a single room when booking online or by contacting us. Please note this option is not always available for certain tours.

What does the tour price include?

Ciconia tours generally cover top quality accommodation and premium transportation, all breakfasts and most dinners, services of expert Travel Director and local guides at some sites, all entrance fees to all sites on tour, airport transfers, and all taxes, tips and porterage fees.

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  • Low Deposit

    Ciconia Exclusive Journeys requires a minimum deposit of 125 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of Ciconia Exclusive Journeys charges.

    Up to 100 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit
    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of tour cost
  • Secure payments

    All payments are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.

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