We just returned from a brilliant holiday to Turkey. It's a magical place, but our trip was definitely the better for booking with Turkey Travel Centre. Micheal always responded to our emails immediately, in a thoughtful way, trying to solve all our itinerary challenges. It's rare to find this kind of client service, especially on-line.We visited Istanbul, Gallipoli, Kusadasi and Cappadocia. Highlights were the cooking class in Istanbul and the cave hotel in Cappadocia. Would suggest leaving at least 2 spare days for Istanbul... we had no idea how big the Grand Bazaar is!
I just wanted to let you know again how much I appreciated your wonderful help and coordination of our vacation. It went without a problem anywhere, and I so thoroughly enjoyed Turkey. There aren't that many places I really would want to go back to visit again as it is a big wonderful world, but Turkey would definitely be on my list.
Special thanks for our accommodations in Istanbul. You should know how very accommodating and welcoming the hotel staff was and how comfortable we were there.
Our stay in Antalya was very special as well. It seems that the smaller more intimate hotels really offer more service and are friendlier that the big and beautiful but rather impersonal and sometimes unfriendly "welcomes." You should know that. Our cave hotel in Kapadoccia was beautiful, but still very new with a few kinks to iron out, but a way to experience history with 2011 comfort.
Our trip incorporated a real variety of experiences, from ruins to exquisite architecture, from villages to modern cities, and helped give us a decent feel of Turkey. Above all, the people were delightful to meet and talk to.
I regret that we didn't get a chance to see you before we left, but let me again express my gratitude for helping to make Nancy and my vacation terrific!
PS. Please send thanks also to Michael!
Turkey Travel Centre planned a Turkey vacation for me and a friend in August 2011. It included stops in Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia. As you can imagine, the 10-day trip involved numerous flights, hotel stays and guided tours. We expected to encounter some problems along the way but, as it turned out, we didn't encounter any. The entire trip went off without a hitch.
Also, even though we cancelled our
hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia at the last minute due to illness,
the people at TTC were able to secure a full refund for us -- and they
delivered the euros to our hotel in Istanbul a few days later.
I would highly recommend working with this travel agency.
Thanks for everything. We thought that your tour price was most reasonable and represented good value for money, especially when one considers the standard of the accommodation.
Your agency was very efficient and stayed in contact with us the entire holiday. All stress was removed knowing that there would be someone to pick us up from and to deliver us to the airports, as we toured around Turkey.
Your tour schedule provided many highlights for us and unexpectedly included an invitation to join you for drinks at the top of an hotel with a 360 degree view of Istanbul. A fabulous way to begin our travels of Turkey.
A highlight of our tour would have been our stay in Cappadocia and our balloon trip over the mountains and valleys ... we felt that it was a lifetime experience.
We are very grateful for such a well planned trip.
Four of us booked the Private Istanbul Tour. We were met by a driver and a most excellent guide named Hayim. Our visits included three mosques, walking down the hippodrome, a location with cisterns, the spice market, and the bazaar. Plus, we had an excellent lunch in a conveniently located restaurant. I would be remiss if I did not praise the excellent driving of our driver in crowded conditions. Highly recommend this tour. I should note that on the day of our tour, Topkapi Palace was closed. However, we lacked nothing thanks to our skilled guide.