enjoying and taking part in the night show, one of the optional extras, whilst enjoying a very enjoyable dinner
Great tour leader, very knowlageable with the histry of the country. good interaction with the group, resourceful and helpful, one of the best leaders i have had to date
go for the extras, they’re well worth it and enjoyabe, if you don’t, wou’ll wish you had!
Reviewed by Daniel Sellers who travelled in September 2004
Cappadocia and Baloon ride Really unique landscape
Name: Memis Buyukata We had wonderful tour leader and guide, amazing driver too (Asim). Memis was very experienced and knowledgable. Thus although it was a tourist season, he had great planning that enable us to get to places at ease and never having to beat with the crowd. Give us more positive understanding of Turkey at end of the trip.
Just go & enjoy! Well developed and very convenient country in everyway. So pack light, since plenty of shopping opportunities too.
Reviewed by Siri-On Jaruratanaporn who travelled in August 2012
Enthusiastic, funny guy
Travel with minimum luggage and bring comfortable hiking shoes
Reviewed by Robert Te Brake who travelled in June 2012
There were a lot of really exciting and memerorable parts of the holiday for me but the four that stand out were Ephysus, Troy, Pamaukale and the Goreme Open Air Museum.
Sellen was absolutel brilliant, she realy made the trip for me. She was friendly, funny and informative with out ever being overbaring. She was just a joy.
Be prepared for bad coffee! The Turkish coffee is lovely but generally the coffee that you order will be Nescafe!
Reviewed by Lara Nelemans who travelled in October 2011
Ephesus, specially the size of the old city. Archaeological museum in Ankara. Cappadokia and the ballon-trip Kas and the whole day at the boat. Istanbul of course
He had lots of knowledge about the whole country, sights etc. But sometimes he spoke to much and often repeated the topic. Specially in Cappodokia he gave us many good experiences, dinner in private home, the hamman (bath), walking in the mountains. Too little time to be social in the group in the evening.
Take this tour. You learn so much about the start of Europes people and the beginning of life. Take some extra days in Istanbul. If you buy carpets, buy in small private shops in the small towns, not in the big factories.
Reviewed by Nina Sissel Klaeboe who travelled in April 2011
Very knowledgeable. Good organisational ability. Friendly and approachable.
Yes, as well as possible in the time available.
Travel light. Book this trip – very comprehensive, but with sufficient free time.
Reviewed by Rodney Buttle who travelled in September 2010
Sleeping under the stars in the desert at Wadi Rum and sunset at the ruins in Palmyra
Bashar was excellent – very enthusiastic, organised and personable. I particularly enjoyed his cultural talks in the evenings. Faisal was less so – he gave confusing instructions and was not as approachable as Bashar. He had excellent historical knowledge though.
More so in Syria where tourism was less obvious than in Jordan.
More so in Syria as Bashar was very good at answering questions and explaining the culture of his country. I felt less in touch with local life in Jordan.
Research the appropriate clothing to wear and don’t let little mishaps bother you!
Reviewed by Helen Babington who travelled in September 2010
Ephesos, Capadocia, Istanbul, …
Bayram, is a very good tour leader. As native, he has given us a lots of information about Turkish life. He’s very skilled.
Yes, certainly with a local tour leader.
Just book the trip!
Reviewed by Willy Foblets who travelled in July 2010
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