About Diamond Star Experience (Diamond Sky Holidays)

Dear guest,
Welcome to Diamond Star Experience ( Diamond Sky Holidays).  if you are looking for a quality holiday, something a bit different with personal service, then you are in the right place. Please relax and enjoy browsing through our many interesting holiday ideas.

Diamond Star offers discerning clients the most selective products using the 30 years of knowledge and experience I have gained in the holiday industry. During my 30 years in the travel industry I have experienced many happy moments and received many awards at the Travel Oscars, thanks to our core principle of customer care and our passion and dedication to what we do.
I have personally inspected all of our products, ensuring the quality of the every aspect. At Diamond Star you will find only the finest, unique holiday experiences,  such as Cappadocia , Gulet Cruises . Cappadocia is a very unique place to visit, a fairy-tale like land that offers visitors an unforgettable experience. I would particularly recommend watching the sun rise from a hot-air balloon, enjoying the other worldly landscape from above. Today Cappadocia offers many luxurious, top quality cave hotels, like nowhere else in Turkey. Cappadocia really is a place that you must visit in your life to experience the unique cave hotels and an early morning hot-air balloon ride.

My passion for traditional gulet cruises remains strong and we still offer unforgettable luxury gulet cruise  experiences full of authentic character. This is a great way to explore the region’s many hidden treasures  and sleepy backwaters, enjoying the perfect serenity of the Mediterranean coastline. We are proud to offer more than just classic package holidays. Our Tailor Made option offers you the freedom to design your own holiday - you can chose multi centre holidays to combine history with the natural beauty of the countryside and relaxing beach holidays. Or you can select a cruise and stay option, or even choose an English speaking driver to escort you around places of interest. The options are endless with Diamond Sky just ring us or send us an email with your ideas, then we will do the rest. Don’t worry about the price - we offer all these luxuries at affordable prices.

Our aim is to exceed your expectations and to do this we take care of everything for you. Plus, we offer 100% financial protection for your peace of mind - every  penny you pay will be protected through our secure licencing arrangements.  Please feel free to call me on  0330 390 0999 or email me at akin@diamondstarexperience.com  I am happy to talk to you personally and recommend the ideal holiday to suit your requirements and ensure that you and your companions get the perfect holiday you deserve.

Best Regards,

Founder/ Managing Director
Mr Akin Koc         


We have been nominated for 3 Categories at the British Travel Awards 2020.


Dear Guest,


We are excited to announce that we have been nominated for the below categories at The British Travel Awards 2020. The outcome of these awards depends on you! 

Here at Diamond Sky holidays we are passionate about creating the best holiday experiences for our customers. We would be honored if you would vote for us to win this 'Oscar' of the Travel Industry.  If you have experienced a holiday with us or even just witnessed some of our exceptional customer service, (and are yet to travel), we would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes of your time and vote for us. 

Please click on the below links and you can vote for us under each of the following categories, our company name “Diamond Sky Holidays” appears amongst the other nominees.  

A02 : Best Luxury Holiday Company

A22 : Best Holiday Company to East & Southeast Europe

A13 : Best Special Interest Holiday Company

with best regards 
Akin Koc
Founder/ M.Director 
Diamond Sky Holidays 
Diamond Star Experience Ltd.  


Prestige Awards 2019 Birmingham

Tour Operator of the Year Diamond Sky Holidays (Diamond Star Experience)

Judge Andrew Walsh comments: “Diamond Sky Holidays creates a holiday that is truly unique to the client, but at the same time provides a hands-off planning experience where all aspects of organising the trip are meticulously executed by the company itself.”


Our Charities

We are dedicated to supporting charitable projects around the world, who are helping to improve communities and make the world better place.

We would also like to invite our clients to make their own contributions, please see the links for these charities below:

We specialise:

Gulet Cruises 

We specialise in Luxury Gulet cruises in Turkey and the Greek Islands have a fabulous selection of holidays available throughout 2019 and into 2020. This is a great way to explore these regions' many hidden treasures and sleepy backwaters, enjoying perfect serenity at sea and making friends along the way. We offer a range of carefully selected itineraries which visit the most unspoilt parts of the Aegean and Mediterranean coastlines, allowing you to experience the local culture and explore ancient ruins and historic sites.

Small Ship Cruising Holidays

Our small ship cruise holidays cover Croatia, Turkey, The Greek Islands, Spain, Portugal and the Seychelles as well as many more unique destinations. Our vessels are carefully selected to give you maximum comfort, whether you choose to cruise in Croatia on one of our small ships with 20 cabins, or one of our gulets in Turkey and the Greek islands (wooden vessels with only 7 to 10 cabins). From large to small, all offer 4* to 5*  standards of comfort, personal service and a selection of the best local cuisine. All itineraries have been carefully designed to explore the finest parts of the country giving you a taste of the best scenery, culture and history which each country has to offer.

Tailor-Made Holidays and Multi-Centre Holidays

Our aim is to offer you more than just sun and sea. For some holidaymakers experiencing the local culture, cuisine and history is at the heart of the experience. We are able to design your holiday to match your requirements and create a truly unique experience that will exceed your expectations. Each of our destinations has its own unique highlights but by using our expert local knowledge we are able to suggest the best way of combining the different aspects of your chosen destination; this could be relaxing in a fishing village or coastal resort, sampling the amazing landscapes or discovering the fascinating local history.  Each country offers different ways to be discovered - some are fantastic for cruise and stay, others will make perfect 3 centre holidays. We can custom make your itinerary with pre-booked hotels and a car and an English-speaking driver/guide for you to explore the country at your own leisure.  Alternatively you can join one of our guaranteed departures tours to explore as part of a small group.

Relaxing Beach Holidays

We offer a fine selection of relaxing beach holidays for couples, as well as active holidays for families. We offer a range of hotels which are ideal for couples wanting to get away from everything, relax with a few books in complete peace and tranquillity, whilst taking their time to explore some local culture and history. With this in mind, we have handpicked only the best hotels and best locations. On the other hand, we also cater for active families who are looking for great facilities and activities for their kids and we have an excellent selection of quality family hotels. We also offer smaller family hotels which place less emphasis on activity and more on relaxation with the finest beaches.  

Villa Holidays

Villa holidays are a great choice and offer a different experience to staying in a hotel. if you're looking for peace , quiet, and more safer holidays private villa is the best option. Whether you are travelling as a family or with a group of friends, they make an excellent alternative to a package holiday. Holiday villas offer a home from home, whether you're looking for a property with its own pool, a luxury villa or a stunning sea view...They let you set your own holiday pace, include a private pool and give you the freedom to do what you want whenever you want to do it. It’s like having your own holiday home – a recipe for a truly relaxing trip.

Whatever holiday you are looking for please do not hesitate to call us and discuss your exact requirements with us. We will listen carefully and I am confident that we will exceed your expectations and deliver your perfect holiday.

How do Diamond Star Experience and the Travel Trust Association provide 100% financial protection for me?

Every Travel Trust Association member deposits your money into the Trust Account. A Trust Account is a bank account designated to hold the customer's money. Your money remains in the Trust Account and is supervised by an appointed trustee who is either a banker, chartered or certified accountant or a solicitor. Both the Travel Trust Association members and the trustee are required to authorise payments from the trust account. In addition to being held in trust, you also have a financial guarantee from the Travel Trust Association. Diamond Sky Travel Ltd is acting as an agent for TTAFS Ltd, ATOL 10300.

TTA will guarantee the financial obligation of its members up to a maximum any one passenger of £11,000. So if you paid £2,000 we guarantee we will reimburse the loss of the £2,000, where it is not available for you from the Trust Account.  Therefore, the Trust Account plus the guarantee will ensure that all the money which you have paid is safely protected and available to reimburse the money paid. When you make a booking, you will be supplied with a guarantee certificate – you can see the terms of our guarantee here. 

Should the TTA member become insolvent, in most instances your money will still be held within the TTA member’s Trust Account by the designated Trustee, and available to pay for your holiday. If because of fraud or dishonesty the money is not there, then the guarantee is available to reimburse your loss. In some cases your holiday may continue as the providers or suppliers have already been paid. Where you have only paid a deposit and still have an outstanding balance, your holiday may be unaffected and by paying the balance your holiday will continue as planned. Where possible, attempts will be made to ensure that you can carry on with your original holiday arrangements.

Read more about the Travel Trust Association

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