I had a fantastic time!! 2 weeks went by so fast because we were having such a good time, everyone on my tour (bus C) was friendly, on time, and easy to get along with. Loved all the sights we saw & felt very well looked after by tour guide & driver - had not travelled with on the go before, was very impressed with every aspect.”
excellent trip and the sights were amazing. The majority of the hotels were great (Dinler @ Cappadocia was appalling).
The tour needs at least one day where nothing is organized - even optional tours. The tour is so jam packed and a day just to explore a town is needed. Many days our itinerary said we'd be at a hotel by 3 or 4 pm and it never happened so don't say you're can explore at your own leisure.
Murat has amazing knowledge and is the consummate host who went out of his away to ensure we were all happy and fed.”
My husband and I were on bus "V" with Ilker Avci as our guide. Ilker was an incredibly knowledgeable guide, he was warm, friendly and caring; he spoke with great passion about his country and its history. We learned so much from him and are keen to return to Turkey to visit more of this wonderful country. I cannot commend him highly enough - a credit to himself and his profession. The tour went very smoothly and met all our expectations. The group of people on the tour were friendly and we had a lovely time in their company and were pleased that some of the group later travelled to Egypt with us. They too were very very happy with Ilker as our guide. However there was one couple who complained about everything with absolutely no reason to do so - even things that had nothing to do with the trip such as Turkey's education system!. From the very first day they were late to meet up points, if the guide said to go left they went to the right, if they were meant to be at a certain meet up point they would be 100 yds away and Ilker had to look for them - very very annoying! At one point when Ilker was explaining what would happen on the way to Gallipoli the woman verbally attacked Ilker (she did not listen properly to what he was saying nor his clarification for her benefit - most of what he said was in our information book - but still carried on about it). He handled her professionally and diplomatically. I feel sorry for the people sitting near her on the bus as they had to listen to her continual rubbish throughout the trip. I do not know their names as I didn't bother to find out - I think their surnames were Brown and Silvine (sp ?). Most people avoided them at meal times etc. Despite this small annoyance the trip was wonderful and I wish Ilker and family all the best.”