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Kohei Murata

Japan - 19-09-2017

Our tour to Cappadocia was great!

Everything was well arranged, and the hotel was confortable. The reason we chose your company was, first af all, we wanted to communicate in good English, and our choice was correct. I can recommend your company to Japanese tourists, if I have a chance to do so.

Thanks a lot

Anne Alex

Australia - 15-08-2017

Hi Michael ,

Ive been home since the 1st August & l’m finding it pretty hard to adjust to the Adelaide weather & get back into the routine of everyday life !

I really loved Turkey . I met some great people, saw awesome things & l really wished l had of been able to spend more time there.

All the media hype had put a little bit of fear into me, which was unnecessary, as l felt safe there . l did feel really sorry to see how many businesses are suffering because of this.

I would really love to return one day & travel at a slower pace.

It was a pretty hectic 5 days, but awesome just the same!

L. Hartley

USA - 28-07-2017

We had a wonderful trip and I wanted to say thank you.  Hope to travel again with you!


Despite some very warm weather, we enjoyed every place you suggested.  I really appreciated your advice to stay the 3 days in Kas – it was such a great break and in fact would definitely put that on my list to stay for an extended period of time.  Also, Istanbul during Ramadan was really fun.  Anyway, thanks again for a wonderful and safe experience.

Joan Ali

Sydney - 20-06-2017

Wanted to tell you the trip was fabulous. EVERYONE was great. All bus drivers , the 2 tour guides, Turkish dinner, balloon ride. So amazing and memorable. Thank you to you and your fabulous staff. 

Yvonne B.

Australia - 25-05-2017

We would recommend that Australians should take perhaps a quarter of their money in euros as there were times when it was cheaper to pay in euros than Turkish lire. 

Guides all really good, if different. All very open with regard to Turkey and the current political situation there. 
Mehmet - very knowledgeable, friendly and an excellent driver. 
Ferit - very knowledgeable with a real passion for the Romans. Also has a great sense of humour - very dry. 
Mustafa - very knowledgeable, gave us some very thoughtful insights into Islam. Friendly and open

Felt very safe at all times. We have travelled widely in South America, Africa, Europe and Asia, and interestingly we had no concerns in Turkey about muggings, pickpockets, etc. Much better than Paris in that respect. 

All connections went smoothly. 

Fabulous trip. Will definitely promote your company to friends. 
Thanks Michael. 

Regards
Yvonne and John B.

T. McCullagh

Australia - 02-05-2017

Hi Michael,


Just a short note to say how much we very much enjoyed our holiday in Turkey.  Some key things we learned about Turkey:

· Turkey is as safe as any other European city.   At no stage did we feel unsafe, uncertain or vulnerable.  In fact we felt very safe.  There was a good security presence at key points: airport and tourist attractions, which we found comforting.  Nor was the security presence overwhelming to the point that it made travel difficult.  We were in Turkey during the recent referendum and we saw no protests or demonstrations.  The day after the referendum was just another day in this wonderful country.

· The food is amazing.  We loved the food and there was lots of it!   The BBQ’ed lamb, beef and chicken was delicious.  The seafood at Kuşadashi was fresh and cooked over a hot grill Turkish style.  The vegetables were fresh and tender, and the fruit (especially the oranges) juicy and to die for.  We have never tasted Turkish delight like that which we found in the spice bazaar in Istanbul. 

· Turkey has a rich and diverse culture and history. If you are interested in Greek, Roman, Byzantium, Christian and Islamic history, go to Turkey.  Sitting astride the Silk Road, Turkey is a rich confluence of history and culture.  We could spend months in Istanbul walking the back streets absorbing the rich history of this wonderful city. The Greek and Roman ruins of Ephesus, Troy, Pergamon and PMD are breathtaking.  

· Turkey is very cheap.  Hotels, food, transport are all very cheap by Australian standards.  Daily living costs in most of Turkey was less than $AUS50 per person.

· The transport system is modern and very easy to use.  We caught a modern air-conditioned bus from Istanbul to Eceabat, and later a Turkish Airlines domestic flight from Denizli to Istanbul.   Services were prompt, clean and very professional.  The internal flight was as good as any flight between Sydney to Melbourne flying Qantas.

· Most importantly, the people are incredibly warm and likeable.  They have a natural affinity with Australians, not so much for our shared military experience, but we seem to share good nature and optimism. 

Michael and his team at TTC helped us pull together a trip to the Aegean and Istanbul which was truly memorable.  We were fortunate to be privately guided on most days.  The standard of guides in Turkey is very high. All were university educated, spoke beautiful English and were lovely people.  The guides were a key element to our wonderful holiday.  The accommodation booked by TTC was four star, modern, clean and comfortable.  We very much enjoyed the accommodation in Istanbul at the Dosso Dossi within walking distance of the historical old city sites. 


Most importantly, we are determined to return to Turkey as we believe that this was one of the best holidays we ever experienced.

Our thanks again and best wishes,

T. McCullagh

Gail G.

Australia - 07-11-2016

Dear Michael,

I know this has been a while but Nigel and I wanted to thank you for all your  patience and " encouragement to continue with our trip to Turkey.


We had THE BEST trip. It was enhanced by yourself, Mehmet and Ihsan.  Your organisation, Knowledge, prompt responses and helpfulness was fantastic.


We also loved Mehmet ( at the end of our tour.... explaining that a tip was not necessary as he loved his job.)  One of our pet hates is the tipping at the end of a tour.


Wondering how much and when etc. we tipped as we really appreciated the knowledge and passion he exhibited. He was such an integral part of us enjoying everything.


As for the trip, it was exceptional value for money, so full on and so full of amazing experiences.


We would have liked an extra day on the way down the coast, just to enjoy one of the


Towns and a wander around the real places. The gulet  cruise was delightful. We were , extremely happy and enjoyed the experience.  The experiences of Cappadocia were just awesome. We enjoyed everything.

Once again,thanks. We will definitely recommend you to others and hopefully we might be able  to return one day to enjoy the other million places and experiences that we didn't have time for.


Best wishes and thanks again.

Gail Godden and Nigel Rose.

August 2016 

Kevin Parry

Australia - 05-10-2016

Hi Michael We have just finished our 7 day tour of Turkey and can't speak more highly of your staff and affiliates. Wherever we went in Turkey the tour guides were outstanding. In particular Nour in Istanbul and Aisha (please forgive the spelling!) were excellent. Their knowledge and personalities made for fun and interesting days. The guides for Gallipoli and Troy were also excellent. Our accommodation was generally very good with most staff being very obliging. Thank you so much for a great week. We look forward to returning to Turkey in the future. Kevin & Anthea Parry

L. Withers

Australia - 23-09-2016

Michael

Thank you again for all you have done to ensure my time in your beautiful country is as wonderful as it has been. Truly, the whole tour has been incredible although I feel a great sadness when I see how the tourism industry here has been affected by past incidents.

I have never felt fearful and am just so happy I didn't cancel. I am amazed at the knowledge of every guide and wish there were more visitors here to share all that I am learning. I definitely intend to return.

You can see by the time this is sent that I am anxious not to miss a moment of my time in Turkey by wasting it sleeping!!!!!!

It has been good to have free time in Kas so as an older person I am rested ready to tackle the next exciting section of the tour. I have taken so many photographs to share with family and friends when I return home.

Thank you again. Everything has been much, much more than I expected.

Photos from our September 2016 Aussie Tour

Australia - 20-09-2016

Here you will find some photos of our most recent (Sep 16) Australian group tour. 

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