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Eastern Turkey Explorer DTE
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What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?
Travelling through the vast landscapes of eastern Turkey. The old city of Ani is interesting too. The mosaics in the museum at Gazientep are fabulous (but not on the itinerary!)Read more
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How Was Your Explore Tour Leader
The weakest Explore tour leader we've had (we've done 12 Explore trips). He described himself as a "guide" and often gave confusing instructions, left people behind on city walking tours, didn't impart much additional information about the sites we visited. A nice guy, but we can't recommend him as a tour leader as he was very disappointing.
What Tips Would You Give To Someone Else Booking This Tour
Take a sheet sleeping bag with you; several hotels provided clean lower sheet and pillow cases, but a top sheet isn't often used, so you can end up under a bedspread that's not always guaranteed clean.
Do You Have Anything Else To Add
Rather disappointing: the itinerary is out of date. several sites listed were closed - and we wasted our time travelling to visit them. Conversely, the wonderful mosaics at Gazientep really should be on the itinerary. Insufficient time to look round Mardin and Gazientep. (All above criticisms have already been sent to Explore in the post-trip questionnaire). Interesting tour, weak tour leader, itinerary needs updating.