About Us

Tours For Travelers

Welcome to tours designed for travelers.

Take an American roots road trip to Memphis, Nashville, Oxford and Clarksdale Mississippi.  Visit Istanbul's exotic and storied past and savor it's incredible cuisine and bazaars. Walk the streets of Jerusalem and discover its passion and profound history on both sides of the wall. A drive down the Aegean to Ephesus gives you a look at exceptional antiquity as well as WWl battlefields which gave birth to modern day Turkey. 

Our groups are led by Kevin Sheehy and have a maximum size of 10 people. We spend most of the day together and at times with local guides who are passionate about their subject. Nearly everyday there's a slice of the late afternoon when you're free to do your own thing. We've designed the tours to be affordable by utilizing the natural savings which a small group creates, mainly with accommodation and transportation. We've found that all of the tours are equally suitable for singles, couples or small groups. 

bon voyage!

About Kevin Sheehy
Curator and Tour Conductor

Philosophy

FullSizeRender (4).jpgHello!

I've been a traveler ever since I jumped my first freight train from Minnesota to Montana at 15 years old. From that point on travel guided much of my life and became a true passion to this day. The liberating feeling of being a kid and jumping on a train with only a vague idea of where it was going or when it would arrive taught me firsthand the meaning of the sentiment shared by many travelers - that it's the journey, not the destination which matters most. And yes, we were lost in the right direction. 

After college I began traveling and working abroad as a tour conductor and an importer off and on for the past 35 years; starting in Europe and slowly into North Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East. It never gets old, I guess I'm still searching....

 

group_of_people.jpg

 What can you expect as a traveler on my tours?

A traveler on one my tours can expect to have their own experience as well as a pleasant small group experience. I offer the participant a chance to explore with a thorough itinerary and also the opportunity to do their own thing. I pride myself on the details, and I assure you they've been scrupulously attended to for what I hope will be a smooth, high quality trip fraught with inspiration. As the former owner of Cafe Maude in Minneapolis, meal time is special so I hope you have a great appetite!   

 Tributes 

"We loved the Kybele for its proximity to antiquities, public transport, the water, shopping,
and so much more. It was friendly and had great food. The scheduling and pacing was good.
Better to be on a bit of a sometimes demanding schedule than to have too much time. I
appreciated Togay's knowledge and engaging personality –I appreciated him most at the
Chora Museum, one of the highlights for me! And I was very pleased that we had an unhurried
visit to Rustem Pasha Mosque. Really, our Istanbul time couldn't have been better.  I doubt
that other tours come close to what Kevin has put together."

– Cathy and Bob Iverson

 

"What I find myself telling people is how nimble the tour group is because it is just
12 people. We can walk and take public transportation and that frees up time to see
more of the city. The hotel is small and very convenient to the places you want to visit.
You can quickly get oriented and feel confident about the setting. The Turkish people
are friendly and their food is excellent! Kevin is flexible and always looking for the best
experience for the group.  Turkey has such a long and deep history that you find yourself
grateful that the people of this country have saved so much for visitors to see.

– Ginger Sisco

Dates & Rates

See our upcoming departures and rates.

datesrates.png

 

Book NOW!

Book your tour online -
whenever it's convenient for you.

booknow.png

Still have questions?
Contact Kevin directly at -
kevin@toursfortravelers.com