In their great cities you see a European-style cityscape punctuated by dozens of graceful minarets, and busy boulevards where taxis throng by the high-walled palaces and somber stone tombs of ancient sultans and pashas. The musty image of Turkey left from a century ago, when the sultan ruled and the Ottoman Empire encompassed all the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean all but gone.
In its place, visitors discover a modern, Western-oriented country familiar in many ways, yet still alluringly Old World and exotic. The delights of contemporary Turkey have been discovered by European and American vacationers.
They come for the beach side tavernas and ancient amphitheaters, the dependable sun, warm sea water, friendly people and excellent cuisine, all at very reasonable prices. It's no wonder that Turkey is among the world's top 20 tourist destinations.
We want you to get the most out of your trip to Turkey, so when we receive payment from you for any of our tours to Turkey, we'd like to send you - with our compliments--your own copy of the comprehensive Lonely Planet guidebook to Turkey by Tom Brosnahan, the best-selling guide to that country.
What a beautiful country Turkey is, as are the lovely Turkish people. Our family had a wonderful holiday seeing the incredible landscapes, the historical ruins, and enjoying a new and different culture. Our unfortunate illness was managed so well by everyone. Ahmet, the doctor and hospital staff, and especially Nermin Sumer the manager at Hotel Tuvana. She was an angel and went way above and beyond in helping us with our needs. We are a pretty much go with the flow family so we regrouped, laughed about it and moved on to the next experience.
Our itinerary was great and we loved each region's unique aspects. Highlights were horsebackriding, the Mediterranean, the hamam, the Spice Bazaar, the food, and of course our adopted Turkish family (Timir). I could go on and on.
Your logistics were flawless. All of our guides and drivers were friendly and on time. Our accommodations were outstanding. (Thanks for the goodies at each stop!!) Tamera Neufeldt must be the most well known lady in Turkey. She is great to talk to and everyone knows her. She is the perfect lead contact.
There is so much more. Feel free to call or ask any questions of us. We had a GREAT vacation.