Turkey Travel Centre delivered a fantastic tour with incredible, knowledgeable, local guides each step of the way—I loved every one of them! Mehmet, Tulip, Bulent, Yusef, Feyzulla, Gonul and Mustafa, wow your expertise is incredible. I feel I was lucky to have each of you as guides!
Feyzulla - I bow to you and your knowledge of the thousands of plant varieties, you added yet another dimension of excellence. Turkey is fantastic, just go there! The people are very kind, the culture and history incredible, the diversity exciting, the scenery stunning.
I am 53 and travelling alone. I never felt pressured buying at the stop offs, and love my purchases. The leather jacket I bought stops traffic!
Michael and Ihsan hosted my tour online and were very quick to answer any questions and ensure I was happy and safe; and they followed up 100% even after my tour had ended.
The hotels were boutique and lovely, each had something memorable. The meals included were all super. Every hotel was central to shops, restaurants and local markets; I loved venturing out on my own.
The tours were great, communication great and the standard excellent. I wish Turkey Travel Centre every success in the future and would recommend them wholeheartedly! Keep giving great service and introducing Turkey to the world guys! What a fantastic country! What a fantastic company!
The experience we had in Turkey is beyond unforgettable. Even thou my husband and I have visited Turkey many times before I can truly say that we really had a trip of a lifetime by choosing a tour to really get the most out of the country. We choose a 5 day tour, Ephesus, Pambukalee and Cappodica it was full of adventure, history, religion, culture, art and seeing/hearing the different aspects of human history was very fascinating. All the travel services with flight and busses were professional, prompt and very clean with no hick-ups! The drivers were helpful with our luggage’s, had water in the vans for us and very patient while waiting for us thru out the day. The location and accommodations of the hotels were very good, the best one was in Cappodica our room was in a cave it was unbelievable. In all the restaurants we ate the food was mesmerizing all I can say we were in food “Coma” everyday so much variety, so tasteful! Our tour guides were excellent, friendly, educated, had a passion for history and spoke very good English, spending a day with each of them we got to know a little about each other which was a pleasure. I want to say our first tour guide Dogukan Genc in Ephesus set the standard of professionalism,Knowledge, his personality and eagerness to share history showed every time he spoke about the city and Turkey. Mr. Oktay in Pambukallee , Ms. Gunul and Mr. Mustafa in Cappadocia all were great tour guides and shared the history –culture of each of the areas. The view of the “fire chimneys” in Cappapodica were spectacular once you got to the top it was breath taking. Working with Turkey Travel Center Michael Altan and Ihsan Dincel made the tour complete and stress free. I have to say booking a trip all online and communicating via email months in advance you wonder if it everything is going to be to our standards, now that we have completed the trip we can say that it was a “TRIP of a lifetime” and I would definitely come back and visit many other parts of Turkey that we have still to see!
We can only give the highest praise to your company, every pick up was punctual, every hotel was located in an excellent position, the hotels had great character and the rooms and staff were excellent. The activities planned were all well organised and and covered everything that we wanted to see. The two guides, Mehmet and Muhammad were excellent. Overall 10 out of 10.
Three months ago, I emailed Michael Altan requesting a quote as well as more information about his tour company. Michael replied immediately and gave me different tour options. For two months, I emailed him very frequently and asked an array of questions because I was traveling alone. His prompt responses and great professionalism were what made me book his tour company! He worked with my ideas and booked the locations I wanted to visit at an amazing price!
For people who are thinking of travelling to Turkey for the first time – or for return trip, we highly recommend the very professional and capable services of Turkey Travel Centre. At all times we felt safe and in good hands. The team is customer focussed and has an excellent service mentality.
We were very impressed with the way that Turkey Travel Centre tem organised our 10 day custom tour of the Black Sea and surrounds.
The pre-trip service from Australia was efficient, timely and hassle free.
Our guide in Turkey Mehmet was excellent. He was flexible with our arrangements which we appreciated greatly, tweaking our itinerary as he understood our interests. His suggestions transformed the itinerary that we had devised into a truly unforgettable insight into this area of Turkey.
He was extremely knowledgeable with regard to a huge range of subjects – history, religion, anthropology, local customs and art. His explanations and communications about what we were seeing were interesting and relevant.
Mehmet was an excellent ambassador for Turkey, and helped us appreciate the rich culture and warmth of the Turkish people and society.
His rapport with us and with the people we encountered – the man who made us a local speciality menemen, the man who proudly took us for a tour of the tea processing factory, the men who gave us roses at the autostop – warmed out hearts and spirits.
We were left with a very positive and enriching experience due to Mehmet’s exceptional experience and skills.
Bernadette B. and Sue L.
Thanks a lot
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!
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.
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.