PABLO MATEU / EL-SALVADOR (06.11.03)
Just a short message to let you know that I was quite satisfied with the package which your agency arranged for me and that I truly enjoyed my short stay in Istanbul. It turned out to be a very refreshing introduction to a beatiful country and people. In great part, this was due to Bulent's professional approach, great personality and knowledge about Istanbul and Turkey. As I said to him, I have always been weary of organized tours but this time, it felt like visiting a great city with an old friend.
I will make sure to come back in the very near future, so you will probably be hearing from me again and from some of my friends also.
Mil gracias y un fuerte abrazo.
RAY JOHNSON / UTRAVEL-AUSTRALIA (27.10.03)
Dear Mahmet Semih Sen
We have just had dinner with our clients Mr kevin and Mrs Sue La Fontaine who you toured during September. They have told us of the great service and wonderful time they had during their stay in Turkey. They have spoken so highly of your staff and arrangements we are most impressed They are one of our best clients and can be hard to please but you and your staff have won them over. As a small agent we are most happy to have our clients come back to us with such high praise for a tour
Once again thank you and your staff for looking after our clients so well . Please be assured we will contact you and recommend your services to any client who is considering Turkey
Very best wishes for your continued success
KEVIN AND SUE LA FONTAINE / AUSTRALIA (24.10.03)
Having settled back at work for about a week, I thought I should write to you. I want to tell you the Sue and I had a sensational time while we were in Turkey. We fell in love with the country, but I think this was very much as a result of the wonderful tour provided by your company and, most especially, our marvellous guide, Bulent. His knowledge of all the areas that we visited was comprehensive and we learned a great deal about your history, religion and people that has really caused us to view your country in a different light than we had previously. I also thank him for his patience and kindness throughout the trip.
My brother, Barry is still going to Turkey, but not until October 2004. He will contact you in due course. I am also hoping to send other Australians over to see Turkey (we are really raving about the trip). I will naturally refer them to you.
Any way, thanks again for everything. Hope to catch up with you again. Regards to Bulent and Dada.
Kevin and Sue La Fontaine
JERRY BUCKINGHAM / USA ( 13.10.03)
Barbara and I have just returned home after a magnificent vacation in Turkey. As for our trip, all of your hotel selections were great. Each place had its own character and unique charms which made the trip very special. We visited so many magnificent sites and ate great food and met wonderful people. It was truly a great 10 day trip.
Once again, thank you very much for your assistance with our trip....it was a fabulous success. When we return to visit Cappodoccia and other parts of Turkey that we're not familiar with we will contact you and your company.
OSCAR LADRON DE GUEVARA / MIAMI-USA (10.10.03)
Dear Mr. Mehmet:
Just a few words to thank you for a wonderful tour we had during last September. We hope to spend our future vacation knowing a little more about your beautiful country. All details during the tour were perfect. Your guides, the hotels, the locations, everything was excellent.
Best regards to all of you.
Oscar & Magali L. de Guevara
GERD KORINTHENBERG / GERMANY ( 29.09.03)
Dear Mehmet SEN, Merhaba
Sorry, sorry we didn´t come to your office during our stay in Istanbul. We planned to visit you and to say A VERY BIG THANK YOU on saturday - but a colleague of mine, who works in Istanbul for our company had arranged a Bosporus-Trip as a surprise for us. So - the day was over before returning to the city and on sunday, I was sure you wasn´t at word.
So let me say per mail: Without you - our helping hand - the trip wouldn´t have been so nice and comfortable as it was. I will try my best to distribute your name and mail-adress to as much people as possible intending to come to Turkey.
With our best regards
RACHEL GOLDSTEIN & PAUL STROMBERG / USA (23.09.03)
Dear Bulent and Mehmet,
Thanks again for organising a fabulous trip for Paul and I. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and look forward to meeting you again in İstanbul.
In the meantime, we are distributing your business cards to all of our friends!
With warm regards,
Rachel and Paul
DOUGLAS NORMAN / UK (14.09.03)
Dear Mehmet Semit SEN,
Many thanks for all your arrangements for our recent holiday.
We have already thanked Bulmet and Attilla for all their help in Istanbul. These people are good ambassadors for your Company and also for Turkey. We have also thanked the knowledgeable and helpful guides in Cappadocia and Aydin.
Arrangements for domestic flights, transfers and hotels were all satisfactory.
We have had a very enjoyable holiday in Turkey.
Once again, many thanks.
YOUSAF BASHIR / PAKHISTAN (22.08.03)
Dear Mehmet and Bulent, I wanted to thank you both for arranging such a nice tour for us. My wife and I enjoyed it very much and have been talking about it ever since we came back. We loved Turkey so much we would definitely come back there again. I hope you are doing well. Kind regards, Yousaf.
YEHUDA HOFFMAN / ISRAEL (14.08.03)
On behalf of our small group we would like to thank you for your kind assistance and excellent service.
We greatly enjoyed our visit to Turkey and will certainly return some time.
Ida & Yehuda Hoffman
CHRISTOPHER & RUBY FONG / UK (05.07.03)
Dear Mr Sen,
We are writing to tell you and your staff how much we had enjoyed our "7 churches + a bit extra" holiday in Turkey. The itinerary that we had planned with you together worked very well. The guide who took us around, Mr Bülent Karamanlioglu, certainly did his best to please us and to comply with our wishes, oftentimes going beyond the stated itinerary. Without him, we would certainly have lost a number of opportunities to sample the richness of Turkey and the warmth of its people, simply because he knows the land, language and people and we do not. We write to express our thanks to you, Bülent and other members of staff at Adelphia Travel who had contributed to the very enriching stay we had in Turkey.
Dr Christopher and Mrs Ruby Fong
LISA BLUNDELL / USA ( 09.06.03)
We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful tour your provided in Istanbul. Your agency went beyond our expectations and made our day absolutely wonderfuL!! We can't thank you enough for making our day in Istanbul one of the most memorable of our trip.
Many, many thanks,
Lisa, Sam, Jason and Lynn Blundell
ASSISI MEXICO / CIUDAD JUAREZ-MEXICO ( 25.12.02)
HOLA MEHMET Y TODOS LOS BUENOS AMIGOS EN ADELPHIA Y TURQUIA!!! UN SALUDO MUY ESPECIAL DESDE ASSISI EN JUAREZ, MEXICO. ANTES QUE NADA QUISIERA AGRADECERLES INFINITAMENTE TODO EL APOYO QUE NOS DIERON CON EL GRUPO QUE LES VISITO EL MES DE NOVIEMBRE. TODOS ESTUVIERON MUY CONTENTOS Y FELICES. REALMENTE ESTAMBUL LES IMPRESIONO. TUVE UNA REUNION CON ELLOS EL PASADO DOMINGO Y POR MI CONDUCTO LES ENVIAN LAS MAS CUMPLIDAS GRACIAS.
MEHMET. POR MI PARTE LAMENTO NO HABER ACOMPAÑADO A MI GRUPO EN TURQUIA, PERO SABIA QUE CON USTEDES ESTABAN EN MUY BUENAS MANOS,GRACIAS. YA ESTOY HACIENDO PLANES PARA VISITARLOS NUEVAMENTE EL MES DE NOVIEMBRE PROXIMO. POR HOY QUIERO APROVECHAR LA OCASION PARA REITERARLES NUESTRA INVITACION A QUE NOS VISITEN POR NUESTRO MEXICO. AQUI NOS ENCARGAMOS DE TODO.
NO PUEDO TERMINAR LA PRESENTE SIN EXPRESAR A TI Y A TODO EL BELLO EQUIPO DE ADELPHIA MIS MEJORES DESEOS DE SALUD, PAZ, AMOR Y FELICIDAD EN EL PROXIMO AÑO Y SIEMPRE.
CON CARIÑO TUS AMIGOS DE ASSISI EN CD. JUAREZ.
ARIADNE, NANCY Y MANUEL.
JANE CAWLEY / US EMBASSY BELGRADE ( 10.12.02)
I just wanted to let you know that I received extremely positive feedback on the Istanbul trip. I'll be sure to recommend you to others and keep you in mind for future trips.
BEN CARLICK / USA ( 05.11.02)
Both Dee and I wanted to say that we really appreciated your efforts on our behalf to book our hotels, and make adjustments during out trip. Our trip went very smoothly, in part because of your assistance. And, we wanted to thank you. A sad thing about the internet is that you do not get to meet people in person. And, it would have been nice to have at least say hello to you.
Our trip to Turkey -- what little we actually saw -- was just terrific. A highlight was Kas, though there were many others. It is interesting that upon return to San Francisco, and discussing our trip with friends, a common question is "how did the Turks treat you as an American?" There is a pervasive feeling in SF that Turks would be pretty mad about the US planning war against Irag, and "forcing" Turkey to allow the US to use the military bases. It is surprising to people when we tell them that Turks were just wonderful in their interaction with us.
JOHN & JOANNA STEVENSON / UK ( 23.10.02)
Thank you for arranging the trip to Istanbul for my wife and myself - all of the arrangements went very well and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Please also pass on our "Best Wishes" to Bulent and thank him for looking after us. We really enjoyed the evening walking tour of Galata and Pera and the fish restaurant, and enjoyed our "Old City Tour" on friday.
All in all it was an extremely good trip, and we did not want to come home on Sunday.
Thanks again for everything.
John and Joanna Stevenson
ELIZABETH SALMON / USA ( 25.09.02)
I just wanted to write and thank you very much for the wonderful service you provided. Everything went so smoothly, we could not believe it. We had a wonderful time, and bought far too many things to bring home. Turkey is truly an incredible country, and we would love to return sometime. The Jockey Club also did a wonderful job of hosting this conference. I think that we saw of much of Turkey as was possible in two weeks.
Thank you very much again for your efficient, friendly care of us.
ALENE STICKLES / USA ( 18.09.02)
My family's trip to Turkey was fantastic, and I want to thank you for all the effort you put into making sure we had a wonderful visit. I really appreciate your attention to detail, your willingness to answer my numerous questions, and the way you tailored our trip specifically for our interests and budget.
This was the first time the other members of my family had traveled overseas. Because all of our travel and hotel arrangements were taken care of we were able to devote our attention to enjoying our exploration of Turkey without the worry of figuring out how to get from place to place and where to stay.
The guides we had were very knowledgeable and eager to share their love of Turkey with us. We were amazed by the diversity of geography and climates in Turkey, and were fascinated by the wealth of history and culture. The trip was a perfect blend of urban and rural, culture and nature, face-paced and leisurely.
We came back to the States and eagerly shared our experiences with anyone who would listen. We highly recommend Turkey as a vacation destination, and highly recommend your firm for those who will be traveling there.
Thank you again for a fabulous time!
Alene J. Stickles
MARK MERRYWEST / UK ( 12.08.02)
A big thankyou from all of us. We had a fantastic holiday in Olu Deniz and
dont now want to be back in England. All of the arrangements went perfectly.
I will definately recommend you to friends and relatives who may wish to
travel to turkey.
ILANA GAFNI / USA ( 17.07.02)
Hello Gurkan and Mehmet,
Just wanted to let you know that we made it back home, safe and sound. Thank you both so much for everything you have done for us. The organization of the trip, the guidance, the personal touch, and attention to details were all superb and exceeded our expectations. We had a most wonderful time in Turkey. You sure have a beautiful country, so full of natural beauty and history. Above all the Turkish people are SO nice. I have never encountered a country with nicer people, Seriously. People everywhere were going out of their way to help and accommodate.
Thank you again. The success of our trip should largely be contributed to your dedicated work. We will be back!
Until next time,
and joining me are Ari, Osnat, Orna, Iris and Adam.
SKYBIRD OKEMOS TRAVEL / OKEMOS, MI - USA ( 16.07.02)
I am thrilled to report the Gafni's had a wonderful time in Turkey. Of course we knew that would happen - right? I just wanted to share what she said and say a BIG thank you.
"Thank you so much Diane for helping us pull it off. It seemed pretty challenging at times, but you were very patient with us and the result was a most wonderful and well organized trip. If you want to hear details please feel free to call me and I'll be happy to tell you as much as you care to hear. And again, kudos to Adelphia. They did a wonderful job and took care of us above and beyond the call of duty."
We don't usually do a lot of Turkey but if anyone wants a great place to go I will be suggesting it and passing the word.
You have been great to work with and I hope to continue selling Turkey and Adelphia in the near future.
CATHERINE DUGDALE / NEW ZEALAND ( 13.07.02)
Thankyou for the reply to Fiona. Sorry I didn't send one myself earlier as I
also wanted you to know what a wonderful time I had. You certainly have the
right to be very proud of your country. We were shown nothing but kindness
from the Turkish people we met. Always a friendly smile..much appreciated. I
am hoping to talk my parents in to coming next year and so far are very keen
and of course have given them your details.
Thankyou once again for helping us enjoy a wonderful holiday in your
Regards Cathy Dugdale
STEVE WATTS / NEW ZEALAND ( 11.07.02)
I have been somewhat slack in sending this email, but employment events took over somewhat.
The reason for the email is to pass on Margaret and my appreciation for the effort you guy's went too on the tour to Gallipoli in April. Clearly this trip is one of the high-lights of my life and the information that you gave use in regards to the sea and land battles, this filled in some of the gaps in my knowledge and put into perceptive with my grandfathers diary from his time in the Great War.
In regards to the company you work for, I can not praise them enough. This was the first time that I have booked travel over the internet and like most people, had my doubts whether things would work out. Will, every pleased to say that things were will in exceed of my expectations and hope that there may be a opportunity of using the company in the future.
Speak with you sometime in the future.
RACHEL BRYCE / UK ( 27.06.02)
We came back on Tuesday from spending 5 days in Istanbul and Gallipoli, and I wanted to write and thank you for your agency's help in making our trip a very memorable one.We were very surprised to receive your gift of the tickets for the Ancient Music concert on Saturday night, and the concert was wonderful - thank you so much for those.
We had a fantastic time in Gallipoli with Bulent, who was a brilliant guide and a great companion. Gallipoli has a very special place in the hearts of New Zealanders, and even more so to us now after our wonderful trip there.
Not only did Bulent really know his stuff in terms of the places we visited, but he also told us so much about Turkish culture, society and history, that we could never normally have known as visitors to your country. We really enjoyed his company, and were sad to say goodbye to him. Our driver Bulent was also very good and drove very safely.
I have been telling everyone at work today that they must visit Istanbul and that if they do, we know a fantastic agency who will make their trip a great experience. Our entire trip was fascinating and I am dying to come back to Turkey again as soon as I can.
Thanks once again,
MARIA MORCILLO / USA ( 15.05.02)
Mehmet and Gurkan: I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your kind help while I was in Istanbul. Everything turned out fine and your city is beautiful!! I will recommend your agency to my friends! Many thanks. Maria Morcillo
MOHAMMAD YAMIN / USA ( 22.04.02)
Hi. How are you doing? I came back from my trip two weeks ago, and I must say that my trip to Turkey was one of the most memorable trips of my life. I owe it all to your perfect arrangements at Adelphia Travel. The food, culture, and building architectures were magnificent. Your staff were knowledgeable and friendly, and made my visit a breathe of fresh air. Thus, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank them all, and hope to see you again soon.
NADIA PERVEZ / USA ( 14.04.02)
Mehmet and Gurkan
We wanted to thank you for helping us arrange our trip to Turkey. We had a wonderful time (despite the cold and sometimes rainy weather). We really enjoyed the tour of Istanbul and the drive along the Med. Coast was beautiful. All the hotels you suggested were nice and centrally located. We especially enjoyed our time in Bodrum (although it rained the day of our yacht cruise). We hope to return to the country on sunnier days. When we do, we will contact you again.
Hope you both are well.
Nadia and Bilal
YOKO MIYAZAKI / JAPAN ( 19.08.01)
Dear Mehmet and Bulent
How are you doing in Turkey. Suppose it is still very very hot there. So thank you very much for taking care of us so well while we were traveling in Turkey. Thanks to your assistance, it turned out a fantastic trip! Not only in Istanbul, we really enjoyed in other cities. Frankly, I found out Turkey is such a wonderful place that I love food there and I feel familiarity with the culture which very Turkish and Muslim culture has been mixed with Western and Christian culture in an interesting way. Especially I appreciate the kindness of Turkish people. I definitely would like to visit again in some time. Please give my best regards to your co-workers and also friends in other cities in Turkey. We really appreciated Ahmet and his co-workers in Cappadocia.
Thanks again and hope see you again.
CLIFF & ANNA O’HANLON / IRELAND (10.11.06)
Well as you can see we are now back in Ireland after our wonderful holiday in Turkey, the highlight being the lovely tour we had with Bulent. Our thanks to you for arranging the tour, all the hotels were very good and Bulent as ever took great care of us. We like to think that he too enjoyed our company.
One of the reasons that I am writing today is that it is Bulents birthday so would you wish him a very happy birthday from us both.
Whilst with him we discussed a tour to Cappadoccia for hopefully some time next year, possibly around the same time as this year but we are not sure of that and will be in touch with you later so that you can make all the arrangements. We would want to go by car from Istanbul, Bulent would be able to tell you what we discussed. All best wishes to you and Bulent,
Cliff and Anna O'Hanlon.
MARGARET & KEN OSBORN / U.S.A (08.10.06)
Here we are home again after a fabulous trip to Turkey. Every time we go we always think that this trip couldn't be better than the last--but it always is. This trip was absolutely everything that we had hoped and dreamed about--primarily because of Bulent. He did a fabulous job seeing to our every need and desire. He is such a fine young man; you are very lucky to have him for a friend.
There are just not words to express to you the honor you showed us by having your family invite us into their home. Asra and her family were just delightful--beside being a great cook!. I do hope we get to see all of them again sometime. I have written her hoping that I can help her with her English. Ibo is such a bright young boy--he reminded us of you.
Thank you again for all of your concern and help in making this trip so memorable.
Margaret and Ken Osborn
VAL & BILL BOYD / AUSTRALIA (08.10.06)
Thank you for our trip to Gallipolli and Troy. Our guide Okan was brilliant and our driver Mustafa was excellent. We could not have received better service. We felt very safe during our trip and were well looked after by Okan & Mustafa. We have recommended your company to our travel agent in Australia and hope this leads to more business for your organisation.
Val & Bill Boyd.
DAVE & LOU ELLEN RUESINK / U.S.A (29.10.06)
We were extremely impressed with your travel company and the services you provided.
Bulent was knowledgeable, accommodating, and fun. He showed a great deal of interest, energy, and enthusiasm in helping us find people and sites associated with our grandfather who was a medical missionary. He was very patient teaching us about your country.
Our driver, Hakim, was most accommodating and also a very good driver.
We liked the small hotels with some local flavor even though at times we would have liked a little larger room, a little more light in the room, and
better plumbing! The breakfasts were adequate, but our group would have
liked some type of cereal each morning.
Anyway, all of us liked the itinerary you planned for us and would certainly recommend your company to anyone who would like an interesting, educational tour of Turkey.
Thank you for your attention to detail and for a wonderful trip.
Lou Ellen Ruesink
ERICH MEZA / COSTA RICA (19.08.06)
Quisiera darte un poco de feedback de mi experiencia, lo cual creo siempre es importante.
Agradezco toda la colaboracion y te he de manifestar que el viaje a tu pais nos gusto muchisimo a mi esposa y a mi.
De mi estadia en Estambul, te comento: el transporte fue excelente, el carro estaba en perfectas condiciones y en verdad era de lujo. El hotel esta convenientemente ubicado y creo es adecuado a su precio, la atencion alli esta adecuada, el desayuno bien y la vista muy bonita. En cuanto al guia, Isaac es una persona muy muy amable, muy respetuoso y muy considerado. En estos aspectos le doy un 10 y tal vez mas que eso, sin embargo su nivel de conocimiento o al menos la cantidad y calidad de informacion es limitada. Me explico mejor, si bien nos daba informacion, cuando se le hacian preguntas especificas en muchas ocasiones no supo responder o agregar mayor cosa. Comprenderas que en un tour privado, se da la situacion que uno quiere saber mas en detalle sobre lo que visita o ve. No obstante esto, quiero insistirte en la calidad de persona que es Isaac y que en todo momento fue muy amable lo cual una aprecia en un tour privado. Las comidas estuvieron bastante bien los tres dias y lo visto en los tour muy interesante y provechoso.
En cuanto a la segunda parte, el transporte adecuado, los hoteles bien en Kusadasi y por supuesto que en Bodrum el Hotel nos encanto, caro pero excelente decoracion, muy buen trato, increible vista, fenomenal desayuno, en fin todo de primera. En cuanto al guia es una persona con mucho conocimiento general, cualquier cosa que se le pregunta tiene criterio, aunque a veces un poco "Yo soy el unico que se", pero en verdad es una persona muy estudiada. Su amabilidad la basica, en cambio el chofer fue otra de las personas que se mostro muy muy amable con nosotros en todo momento. El tour muy interesante, a pesar del fuerte calor lo disfrutamos. Las comidas fueron un poco mas basicas aca, pero bien.
Debo indicar que la senora que atiende en tu agencia, tambien es muy amable.
Bueno, mi intencion es como te indicaba darte un poco de feedback, espero te sirva en algun sentido.
Lamento toda la complicacion de la tarjeta de credito y la confusion del tema del almuerzo. Pero te agradecemos a ti y a la agencia la atencion y ayuda en nuestro inolvidable viaje a Turquia que nos dejo con el fuerte deseo de regresar ojala pronto.
NAHEED JIVANI / U.S.A (09.08.06)
Mehmet and Tijen,
Thank you for setting up the trip. The planning and itinerary was perfect. We were able to do exactly what we wanted given our time frame. Next year I think we will try and make Cappadocia and Greece.
The tours were quite professional and much history was given. We were able to enjoy the nightlife in Bodrom as well as Istanbul and see a fair amount of history within Turkey.
I do appreciate your professionalism and would definitely recommend your services.
Hope all is well...
Thank you again,
FEROZE & MOHSINA DEANE / PAKHISTAN (02.06.06)
Dear Tijen and Mehmet,
Thank you for making excellent arrangements for our tour to Cappadocia and Konya. We enjoyed Cappacodia very much and the hotel Elkep Evi was most interesting. We also enjoyed Han Sultan hotel in Istanbul and were given the honeymoon room.
We hope to contact you once again when we come to Turkey.
JUDY & STEVE HAGEN / U.S.A (25.04.06)
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank Bulent Karamanhoglu for such an enjoyable time in Istanbul. He was an excellent guide - so passionate about Turkish history. He was able to bring that history to life for us - which made for an unforgettable trip. We learned so much about your culture thanks to Bulent.
Thank you for your help in arranging our tours.
Judy and Steve Hagen
Hats off to our driver as well!
YKE BAKKER / THE NETHERLANDS (31.01.06)
Greetings from Holland
We would like to thank you for the perfect organised trip for that week it was very nice for all of us. We all would like to visit Istanbul again in the summer period (impossible as a group because we all have to work)
Greetings to Bulent and Ali the driver
vr gr Yke Bakker
PERSONAL BRASIL TOUR OPERATOR / BRASIL (24.01.06)
Saludos cordiales desde Curitiba - Parana / Brasil
Queremos agradecerles el excelente servicio proporcionado a nuestros pasajeros, esperamos poder continuar recibiendo sus promociones y noticias para promover vuestro pais
Pedro Vega Falcón
Personal Brasil Tour Operator / Delta Vacations
IATA 57-5 1272 2
Curitiba, PR - Brasil
TOM & LINDA BOOTH / U.S.A (29.12.05)
It has been just over a year since we landed in Istanbul. We miss Turkey very much. Linda & I have been talking about you, Bulent and Orhan and our trip for the whole year! We really had a wonderful vacation thanks to your efforts. We are wanting to come back to Turkey this summer and we think we could like to do the Blue Voyage. I don’t have the dates yet but I will let you know as soon as I can.
Happy New Year!
Tom & Linda
ALASTAIR MACPHAIL / AUSTRALIA (15.11.05)
We had a wonderful time in Turkey. The Turkoman Hotel was perfect. Bülent was perfect. Orhan, our captain was perfect too. The trip was excellent and we all loved the hamam at the Kervansaray Hotel in Bursa. Istanbul of course was out of this world. We will definitely be back and we will definitely be in touch with you when we do.
Thank you very much for your help and hard work
GARY G. WALL / TEXAS-USA (07.12.99)
In 30 years of extensive world travels, I have rarely had a travel
agent meet my expectations. On my recent trip to Istanbul and Cappadocia,
you and the service you provided far exceeded my expectations. Never
before have I experienced the immediate responsiveness, attention
to details, knowledgeable and personalized service that you gave
me. The many suggestions and recommendations from you were not only
accurate but extremely beneficial. Due to the tremendous amount
of information you provided me, I felt as though I had my own personal
guide during my journey. Obviously your concerns were directed toward
my wants and needs. You were totally motivated by the desire for
me to have the most enjoyable experience possible while in your
wonderful country. A a result, my trip was far more gratifying than
it would have been had I booked through another agent. I can never
thank you enough for your dedication in making my travel experience
the very best it could possibly be. I whole heartily and without
hesitation endorse you as Istanbul's "preferred travel agent". Please
feel free to have anyone contact me regarding your service. Thank
you for being an exceptional agent.
Gary G. Wall
Sr. Vice President of Global Broadcasting Corporation
DALLAS / ALBANY-USA (01.11.98)
I would like to thank you and commend you for the service you provided
to our group when we traveled to Turkey in October 98. All of my
clients were most satisfied with your choice of hotels, transportation
and for your personal guidance. They were truly impressed with your
knowledge of the several areas we visited and your response to all
their needs whenever a request was made. Mehmet, please feel free
to use my name as a reference whenever the need arises. You know
how to contact me by e-mail or fax. Thank you once again for making
our trip to Turkey a memorable one. You can be sure that I will
return again with other groups that want to travel there.
Rosemary Dallas, Fort Orange Travel Albany-New York
PEGGY COHEN / SUNTREADER TRAVEL-USA (06.02.01)
We have all gotten together and still talking about our wonderful
trip to Turkey and certainly you and all the guides helped make
the trip so special. I am working with some people who would like
to travel this fall if they go, you certainly will hear from me.
Peggy Cohen, Suntreader Travel
BRUCE FANE / USA (06.12.01)
We returned from our cruise yesterday
and wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the tours in Turkey.
It was certainly fortunate for us to have found you on the Internet.
The guides were wonderful. They were not only very knowledgeable,
but very friendly and helpful. We also appreciate the change you
made for us for Kusadasi on short notice. We loved seeing your country
even though it was a very short visit. We hope to come back someday
to see more. I would also not hesitate to refer friends to you in
the future who might travel to your country. Thank you for the wonderful
job that you did.
MARTIN LEWAK / ISRAEL (16.10.01)
I just want to advise you that Toby and I arrived safely back in
Tel Aviv. I want to thank you very much for your excellent organization
and all the care you took in making our vacation in Istanbul very
pleasurable. We will certainly be telling all our friends about
your company. A special word about Bulent- he was outstanding. Very
knowledgeable and always very considerate to all our needs. We couldn't
have had a better guide. Özcan was also very dependable and a safe
/ MIAMI-USA (07.01.01)
only did I enjoy in May the most wonderful and personalized service
I have received in my 30 years of international travels, my sister
and her family did too. They stayed three days in July, in a packed
itinerary including private yacht cruise on the Bosphorus. This
was prior to cruising out of Istanbul, staying at the Kempinski
Ciragan Palace. In my case, it was a three week trip throughout
Turkey, on a more modest basis. Additionally, being a retired former
Vice President for American Express TRS Co. Travel Division for
Latin America, I know a few things about tour operating. This was
also my fourth trip to Turkey, so I am in a good position to compare
operators. These guys are simply the best. I can as well vouch personally
for their representatives in the Aegean, Cappadocia, Kas and Antalya.
The hotel owners I met along the way ran excellent establishments,
and interestingly, also spoke very highly of Adelphia Travel, including
highly personal remarks like their amazing punctuality in prepayment
of the guests' accommodation. Some went on to complain how the large
companies withheld payment for several months, taking advantage
of their "high status". But the guys at Adelphia Travel actually
paid in advance when possible. So, in addition to the laurels given
to Adelphia Travel as a quality operator, these establishment owners
insisted they often gave preferential treatment to their guests.
I wish everyone a trip as pleasant, educational, and highly personalized,
as tailored to your specifications, as my trip was. And in my case,
I can assure Adelphia Travel made all the difference in this, my
fourth trip there.
Bon Voyage, Gonzalo Melendez
NEAL MCCALL / PATRICK JANSEN / USA (26.10.01)
I wanted to make sure and send you a thank you for arranging all
the details of mine and Patrick Jansen's tour through Istanbul,
Cappadocia and the west coast of Turkey last month. We especially
wanted to send a huge Thank You to Gürkan, who we really enjoyed
having as our guide through Istanbul. He was knowledgeable, friendly
and a hell of a lot of fun to hang out with. Please pass on our
Many warm regards,
Neal McCall & Patrick Jansen
OSCAR ARIAS Y JUAN ARAUZ / SAN JOSE-COSTA
RICA (Septiembre de 1999) Hace
pocas semanas regresamos de un maravilloso e inolvidable viaje a
Turquia. Cuando lo planeabamos, nos embargaban muchos tempres, producto
de la distancia y la poca informacion que tenemos de ese pais: como
seria la gente, el pais, la comida, sus costumbres, las ciudades,
el transporte, eran nuestras preguntas entre muchas otras mas. Aun
asi y con poca la informacion que logramos conseguir, nos arriesgamos
en una aventura, la cual nunca la olvidaremos, pus logramos descubrir
un pais bellisimo, y un pueblo amable y carinoso, siempre dispuesto
a ayudar al turista. Nuestra estadia fue aun mejor, gracias a Mehmet
, quien con sus consejos y guia, supo orientarnos para descubrir
su pais y traernos de ella muchos buenos recuerdos y experiencias
inolvidables. Desde que regresamos hemos recomendado a todos nuestros
amigos que viajan a Turquia, para que puedan aprender a querer a
esa pais, y puedan vivir tantas experiencias lindas que ofrece ese
pais magico. Y nosotros ya hacemos planes para regresar pronto,
Oscar Arias & Juan Arauz
WENDY WINDEBANK / CALIFORNIA-USA (02.07.01)
Richard and I are back home after our 10 days in Turkey. I am sure
you have seen and spoken to Gurkan since we had the pleasure of
his company for two days in Istanbul, thanks to your wonderful arrangements.
We enjoyed every minute with him. He was very informative, helpful
and great company. His ideas for getting us to see all the sights
were incredibly well organized. He moved us around with great ease
and speed, a skill we admired tremendously. He was able to cover
everything we wanted to see-and more-in the two days, and nothing
was too much trouble for him. His English is excellent and he really
put himself out to accommodate our wishes and help us in every way
possible. He exemplified the Turkish characteristic of amazing hospitality
and we felt very welcome in your city. Thank you again for organizing
him to come to our hotel and to be our guide. We will not hesitate
to recommend Adelphia and Gurkan. I will be putting together a slide
show and marketing an article about our trip so we will send you
copies of any publications.
All the best, Wendy
GORDON BELL / DUBLIN-IRELAND (25.06.01)
I am writing to thank you for all your help on our recent visit
to Turkey. We were so impressed that everything went so smoothly
and all the accommodation, flight, ferry and all the other transfers
were perfect. Your attention ad cooperation is very much appreciated.
As a result of all the work you put in to our arrangements, we had
a wonderful time in Turkey. The view of Istanbul from the sea on
our arrival is something that will stay with me for a long time
and I hope the photographs will capture it so that we can look back
on it over and over again. Everyone that we came across from the
drivers to your agents in Kusadasi, from the staff in the hotels
to shopkeepers in the Bazaar, were so helpful and friendly that
it made it a wonderful experience for us all. Thank you again for
all your help and for making our visit to Turkey so enjoyable. I
would be more than happy to recommend your company to anyone.
TERRY WILLS COOKE / AUSTRALIA (24.06.01)
I would like to say a very big thank you to you and to Mehmet Sen
for the absolutely excellent service we received from Adelphia Travel.
It was just terrific, all of it, the friendship of yourself and
Bagdur and Atilla. In addition I have spoken to several other people
about my Gallipoli experience and there is a lot of interest. Thanks
Terry Wills Cooke
TARIQ AND SHAHNAZ KURESHY / USA (20.05.01)
We have finally gotten over the jet lag and have put all our treasures
from Turkey where we want them in the house. The Kilims and the
pottery look beautiful. Our trip to Istanbul was most enjoyable
and satisfying and relaxing. We wish to thank you for making such
great arrangements for us. You have a beautiful city and country.
The dinner with the music was also an unforgettable experience.
We will definitely have to explore the rest of Turkey sometime in
the future. Please keep us in mind if something interesting comes
Tariq and Shahnaz Kureshy
CLARICE AND MARTY SHTRAX / MIAMI-USA (08.10.99)
Dear Gurkan and Semih,
We have finally returned home after a great trip. We feel we were
very lucky to have found you and were very happy with all you did
for us in Istanbul. Also, some friends of ours are leaving for Istanbul
next week and want to use you for their city tours . I will give
them your e-mail address today. We will continue to refer you to
anyone we know who is going to Turkey- a country that we liked very
much. Hopefully, we will return next year.
Clarice and Marty Shtrax
BRIAN WARNKE / VANCOUVER-CANADA (27.12.99)
I would highly recommend contacting Mehmet
of Adelphia Travel if you are planing a trip to Turkey. He gave
us great travel tips and assisted us with our travel arrangements
within Turkey, arranging our local air transportation, tour and
some accommodation. You could not find a better and more accommodating
tour guide within Istanbul. He is very knowledgeable about his city
and country taking us to places which most tourists would not find
or go. He also does personal guided tours within the country. Mehmet
is a very friendly and personable man. We were very fortunate to
have met him as we had a very wonderful and memorable trip to Turkey
and would love to go back again. Thank You Mehmet, Brian
MAY LIU / USA (20.06.01)
Dear Mr. Semih,
We just got back from Turkey where we had a great time. We absolutely
loved your country. Just want to thank you for your great service.
Everything you planned worked out beautifully. I will certainly
recommend Turkey and your company to all my friends.
DANIEL HENNESSY / NEW YORK-USA (15.08.01)
Very pleased with your service, assistance
and help with some misunderstandings at the hotel. Your follow-up
and inquiries as to our well-being are greatly appreciated. We loved
Turkey especially Istanbul and will recommend your company to our
friends when they visit. We will definitely call on you when we
next visit. A pleasure doing business with you.
Dan & Monica Hennessy
CHRISTINA & ERIC NAIL / USA (03.08.01)
Thank you so much for arranging our vacation to Turkey. We had a
wonderful honeymoon that we will remember forever. The sites were
amazing, the local people were friendly, and the tour guides were
some of the most knowledgeable, helpful people we've ever met. Thank
you again for such a wonderful vacation! If any travelers ever need
convincing to give Turkey a try, give them our e-mail address. We
will be happy to recommend both your agency and your country.
Christina & Eric Nail
MARY ANN STERNBERG / USA (30.08.01)
Please know that if you would like to have another testimonial about
your excellent service that we would be glad to furnish one. We
were so pleased with your ability to put together our Turkey trip
this summer and would like to help you generate more business.
Mary Ann Sternberg
EJAZ ADHAM / LONDON-UK (07.11.01)
I would like to thank you immensely for the honeymoon arrangements
that you so professionally organized for my brother Tayyab and his
wife Sara last month. I have been informed by my brother that the
trip was very harmonious from the point that they arrived in Turkey
to the point of their departure. The hotel accommodation was exceptional
(especially The Marmara) and the added touch of flowers and fruit
basket was also very much appreciated by the bride. The service
that you provided was both flexible and thorough. I would also like
to add that your extra hard effort in meeting my budget and securing
amongst the finest hotels in Istanbul was a great relief for me
given the discount you managed. I have absolutely no hesitation
in recommending your excellent service in the future. I wish you
all the very best for the future,
FROMMERS NEWSLETTER / CANADA
Our hearts also go out to Turkey. What an
awful year that glorious country is having. We were totally devastated
about the news of the terrible earthquake. Turkey and its very friendly,
warm people should not have to deal with this. However, we are sure
they will all work together to rebuild and help the injured and
bereaved. I hope that countries like Canada will send as much assistance
as possible. We travelled to Turkey in April of this year. We made
our own arrangements for our transatlantic flight and a delightful
week at a resort on the Mediterranean near Marmaris. The rest of
our arrangements were made by a young Turk I met on the Internet
when searching for local information. Everything he arranged went
without a hitch and at prices better than I was being quoted myself.
He arranged airport transfers in Istanbul and Izmir (all on time)
plus the flights on Turkish Airlines, city tours in Istanbul and
Ephesus, a hotel in Istanbul with a glorious roof terrace from which
to watch all the shipping in the Sea of Marmara plus the Asian side
and to visit with other guests many of whom were veteran travelers
with life times of experiences to share, in addition the hotel was
within walking distance of all the major tourist sites, and a hotel
in Kusadasi on the Aegean where many of the cruise ships arrive
and within easy reach of Ephesus and other archeological sites,
plus a journey on one of the local Turkish bus lines. He was a free-lancer
but tells me now that he and a friend have established their own
travel agency. We would recommend his services highly if one wants
to tailor an individual tour of Turkey. For us the highlight was
an individual orientation he gave us just after we arrived. It was
wonderful to be introduced to a great city by someone who lives
there, is knowledgeable about it and loves it. He pointed out things
one doesn't usually hear about on a city tour i.e., the best meatball
restaurant in Istanbul, places not to go to etc.. So give his web
site a visit and then pack your bags for a great adventure!
MERRY RICHTER / CALIFORNIA-USA (09.07.00)
Hi Mehmet, Just a quick note to let you know
we made it home. Thank you so much for arranging such wonderful
places for us to stay in Greece. You chose perfect places, affordable
and in perfect locations, and we appreciate your help particularly
given our last-minute request. Again, thanks very much for your
assistance. It was a trip that will be remembered for a lifetime.
Best wishes, Merry
UWE MANTHEI / USA (27.08.00)
Now that our trip has successfully come to an end allow me to thank
you for your excellent work. Without your help, it would not have
been possible. We will recommend your agency and website to all
our friends who plan a visit to your wonderful country,
PALOMA DOMINGO / SPAIN (06.09.00)
Our travel to Turkey was very fine and we were very pleasured with
all the hotels and so on. Your country is wonderful. We are going
to recommend your agency to our friends for future travels to Turkey.
Best regards for you and Gurkan.
JEREMY METZ / USA (21.12.00)
Dear Mehmet and Bulent,
As I may have told you, I have traveled in western Europe for many
years, but found in Turkey a warmth, charm and lack of over-development
that are sadly missing in other countries that enjoy great natural,
historical and cultural beauty. We also found ourselves very much
enjoying the food and very impressed by the lodging values. Your
involvement with the trip and your respect for our wishes including
our desire to economize while still being comfortable (and in proximity
to swimming pools for the kids) made a big difference. Absent your
advice we would have found ourselves in large, American style resort
hotels, which is really not what we wanted. So thanks again,
Jeremy and Noy Metz
GREY AND KAREN GORNDT / FLORIDA-USA (21.12.00)
Please be assured that both Karen and I very much enjoyed our visit
to Istanbul which was made much better because of your gracious
help and able assistance in learning the city. We both look forward
to returning to your wonderful city at our earliest opportunity
and we will definitely again hope that you can help us with arrangements.
Thank you again for making our visit so enjoyable,
Grey and Karen Gorndt
BRIAN PATTERSON / MONTREAL-CANADA (21.12.00)
Dear Mehmet Semih, I have been meaning to
send you this e-mail for some time. As you know, my wife and I recently
visited Turkey with the entire itinerary planned by your company.
Everything about your assistance was excellent from the accommodations
to the tailoring of a schedule to meet our needs and wishes. We
were able to relax and enjoy every aspect of your beautiful country
because we knew that at each stop people were expecting our arrival,
and that the inns and hotels were clean, comfortable, affordable
and for the most part charming. In addition, the personal service
you gave us on our arrival in Istanbul was very much appreciated.
We have already recommended your company to friends planing to visit
Turkey and do not hesitate to give you our highest praise. Thank
you for helping make our trip so memorable. Brian Patterson
CARLTON MOORE / CALIFORNIA-USA (23.12.00)
My wife and I are independent travelers. This
year we drove from Paris to Turkey where we spent three weeks. I
had some language problems making reservations in some places but
found the Adelphia Travel website and contacted Mr. Sen who made
reservations for us in a few places we were having communication
problems-including Alexanderapolis, Greece. He did what he said
he would and we had no problems. We had most of our reservations
ourselves and therefore did not give him that much business but
he gave us first class service. From our experience he can be trusted
and relied upon. We would not hesitate to use him again. Carlton
SANDY & BROOK WHITMAN / FLORIDA-USA (24.12.00)
Hi Mehmet, I cant begin to tell you how fantastic
our holiday in Turkey was. Your organization did a great job. There
was not one thing that went wrong. Please feel free to have anyone
contact me for a reference Warm regards and thank you for everything,
Sandy & Brook Whitman
REY HERNANDEZ / PUERTO RICO (26.12.00)
Best wishes to all of you. I had such a good
time in Turkey. That trip is going to be in my memories for all
my life, those experiences that you would tell your grandchildren.
Thanks for all your services and be sure that I recommended visiting
Turkey to a lot of people, Rey
ANNETTE WURM PEDERSEN / COPENHAG-DENMARK
Dear Mr. Mehmet, In June my mother and I had
a wonderful trip to Cappadocia. We will never forget it. All the
arrangements you made for us worked to perfection. We had two great
tour days with great guides and a fantastic driver. Everything went
perfect and if we ever need to book hotel or tour arrangements in
Turkey, we will contact you immediately. Best regards, Annette Wurm
MOHAMMED SHARIF / UK (29.12.00)
Hi Mehmet, I am happy to confirm that my wife
and I enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in your beautiful country. I
am sure the experience would have only been half as good had it
not been for your excellent arrangements. From the moment we picked
up our flight tickets at Dalaman Airport, I was confident in your
organization providing an excellent service. The transfers were
very punctual, the tour educational and your recommendation of the
hotels were top class. Our stay in Urfa was breathtaking with yet
again your recommendation of the Edessa Hotel, virtually on the
doorsteps of all of the main mosques, being a great choice. Throughout
the planing of our honeymoon I can honestly say that you were extremely
helpful and gave me great peace of mind. Once again thank you for
everything, I look forward to using your services again in the future,
God Willing, Mohammed Sharif
PETER KARPAWICH / USA (08.01.01)
Many thanks for your professional help in
arranging my itinerary at such short notice last September. The
accommodation in Izmir were excellent, that in Canakkale very adequate.
Your suggestion to fly back to Istanbul rather than drive was well-appreciated.
Best wishes, Peter Karpawich
JESSIE AND SURINDER SINGH / USA (21.01.01)
Dear Mehmet Semih Sen, We have fond memories
of Turkey and infact brought our daughter as soon as we could because
of your hospitality. Your arrangement was excellent and your service
was very personal and extremely professional. We certainly could
not have enjoyed Turkey without your personal and intimate service.
We have traveled for at least for 30 years and your services and
professionalism stands at the top. We talk about our experience
to all our friends. I can without any hesitation recommend your
services because we speak from our hearts. Anytime we speak to anyone,
we talk about our pleasurable services and great time we had. Warmest
regards, Jessie and Surinder Singh
AL HARVEY / AUSTRALIA (09.02.01)
These people are highly recommended. They
gave us personal and the best of attention all the way through the
whole tour. The guides they ha at each location were excellent,
informative and pleasant company. You could not have picked a better
group. I have passed their contacts on to the rest of our company
and will also pass on to our Australian agents. I will also give
their contacts to our travel department in Toronto for their use
world wide. Regards, Al Harvey
ASSISI MEXICO / CIUDAD JUAREZ-MEXICO (22.02.01)
Merhaba Mehmet, All the people who traveled
this past November say hi. They were delighted with the trip and
very surprised you speak Spanish. So this message is just to let
you know that we are very pleased with your service. We hope to
continue working with you this year and all of those coming.
Greetings to all the people at your office.
Manuel Vazquez & Laura Aguirre
ELLEN GRAHAM / USA (19.06.01)
Dear Mr. Mehmet and Mr. Gurkan,
On behalf of Mike and Leslie Moore and Joe and I, I would like to
thank you for the travel arrangements you made. Each of our guides
and drivers did outstanding jobs. In every case they worked very
hard to make our trip enjoyable. We would be happy to recommend
your agency to anyone about to travel in Turkey. The vans were clean
and neat and large enough for all our luggage and were equipped
with air-conditioning which made our trip much more comfortable.
At every stop we were met right on time and driven to the appropriate
spot. The guides spoke very clear English and were very knowledgeable
about the history of the area as well a pleasant, polite and attentive.
Turkey is an interesting, beautiful country and the people we were
privileged to meet were friendly and helpful. What a wonderful trip!
TODDY AND DOUG MUNSON / USA (11.07.01)
We both want to thank you for all the help you gave us which helped
to make our trip to Turkey really fantastic. We only wish that we
had been able to stay for a longer time. We definitely want to return
one day. We loved being in Istanbul, but we were also happy to head
out into the country to Konya and Antalya. In Konya, Hotel Selcuk
was really nice. The boat trip that we took from Antalya was wonderful.
We stopped at ruins each day, sometimes we met a bus and drove inland
a few hours to see a ruin. It was very hot, but we didn't care as
we knew that we would be swimming as soon as we got back to the
boat. We snorkeled and kayaked and swam and ate good food and had
the best time ever. It is hard to be back at work, our hearts are
still in Turkey. We are dreaming of our next adventure there.
Thank you again for all your help,
Toddy and Doug Munson
SCOTT PARKER / CALIFORNIA-USA (13.05.01)
Thanks for the great trip you made possible. I had a wonderful time
in Turkey. Tell Atilla thanks also. He was a great guide, driver
and companion on our journey along the Black Sea. Also tell Mehmet
thanks for the planning and prompt responses to me in putting our
trip together. We went to Romania, Hungary and Italy and had a great
time with no problems. But, Turkey is still my favorite because
o nice warm friends. Hopefully, we can stay in touch and meet up
with each other again in the near future. For your information,
Turkey and Turkish Airlines are advertising alot on our national
TV stations. I guess the secret of Turkey is getting out to the
Thanks again, Scott Parker
DAVE AND SUE ALBERTSON / USA (11.04.01)
We wanted to thank you for all your assistance on our trip through
your beautiful country. The overnight train worked very well and
the evening boat ride to the train station was memorable. Accommodations
on the train were very nice and we had a good rest before arriving
in Ankara. Bus travel turned out to be very easy and as you indicated,
there were many departures from most locations. Finally your hotel
suggestion in Istanbul was very nice. Once again, thank you for
all you did for us. Turkey did not let you down. We can hardly wait
Dave and Sue Albertson
SUSAN THRUN / AUSTRALIA (20.03.01)
I am writing to thank you for organizing the tour that Selina and
I took recently in Turkey. We both had a great time and we loved
the country and its people. Be sure that if I come again to Turkey,
I will contact you again and recommend your agency to friends and
colleagues. Again , thank you. We really did have a wonderful holiday.
BILL BRAUER / USA (11.06.00)
Mehmet and Bulent,
Thank you both for helping on our trip to Istanbul. We would not
have been able to see all that we saw without your help. I have
written an article for a handicapped travel site and have recommended
you. You may use me as a reference if you wish. Thanks again,
CHARLES E. BRANNON / ALABAMA-USA (12.11.99)
We have just returned from a great three week
trip to Turkey which was well planned and organized by Mehmet. He
did a great job picking out good hotels within our price range.
He also rented us a car which worked beautifully, and he gave us
the personal attention we like when we travel. We have been far
and wide, but I see Turkey as a place we will want to return to,
and I am sure that we will use Adelphia Travel with each trip back
to this unique land. What a delight to find an efficient travel
agency who knows the country and listens to your needs and comes
in under the budget you gave them. Add their fine customer oriented
service to the alluring country of Turkey and its friendly people,
and I know you will have a great vacation. You can not go wrong
choosing Mehmet's fine company as your local expert in Turkey. Have
a great experience, Charles E. Brannon
ROAR HANSEN / KONGSBERG-NORWAY (05.07.99)
With this letter we wish to give thanks for
the excellent service that made our stay in Istanbul to a haunting
adventure. We will never forget your great hospitality and helpfulness
during those six days in June. It felt like a real privilege to
have available our own private guide, showing us the overwhelming
architecture and rich history of your native district. The hotel
was clean and comfortable, exactly the standard we had expected,
and very close to all the sites, the palaces, mosques, museums and
mysterious underground installation from times gone by. The boating
trip on Bosphorus and Golden Horn extended the night, and the call
on the sultans harem made us realize that this is not only a Hollywood
invention. You made us feel safe from the first moment you met us
at the airport. Again, thank you Mehmet. We look forward to our
next visit to Istanbul, and then yo maybe can be our companion to
other parts of your fascinating country as well. Roar Hansen
ANNEMARIE AND NORMAN HARDY / SAN JOSE-USA
To Mehmet ,
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your excellent
staff for making our trip to your country unforgettable. We often
reflect on our journey and tell our friends about our experiences.
Special thanks to Gurkan for his patience with all my questions
during the planning stage. We did not want to travel with a group.
Compliments to Gurkan for the arrangements he made and his trust
in us. From the beginning to the end, my husband and I felt totally
comfortable with the arrangements. The first part of our journey
took us to Kusadasi as a base from where we made our day trips to
the historical sites like Ephesus, Priene, Pamukkale etc. We highly
recommend the guides and had very comfortable transportation and
excellent driver. The knowledge of the guides impressed and inspired
us. Hotel Korumar is beautifully located and we felt very comfortable.
The second part of our trip took us to Istanbul where we, finally,
got to meet Gurkan. It was a great pleasure to meet him at the airport.
He made us feel "at home" right away. Bulent and Gurkan deserve
special praise for not only showing us the best historical places
but also introducing us to wonderful Turkish foods, and the Turkish
culture. Though we were impressed by the long history of Turkey,
they also brought today's Turkey closer to us. Gurkan's and Bulent's
deep knowledge of historical Turkey and their diplomatic and personable
way to connect it with today's Turkey was impressive. All our guides
were flexible in their approach as to what was most of our fields
of interest. After our absolute positive experience with you and
your colleagues, we can only recommend your company to all the people
who consider a trip to Turkey, may it be in a group but also to
those who prefer and enjoy independent travel, i.e. a tailored trip
to their liking and needs. Thank you for bringing your country closer
to us and keep in touch,
Annemarie and Norman Hardy