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Highlights Of Turkey DTU

Visiting: Turkey
Tour Duration 15 Days
Reviews for Highlights Of Turkey 5 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.

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5 Mike and Sandie, 10/10/15

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Having travelled the “Silk Road” and “Journeyed through the Balkans” with Explore we were keen to visit Turkey as an important historic trading link between east and west and it made for a wonderful trip. We had anticipated visiting many ancient sites but not reckoned on impressive landscapes we were to pass through, particularly around Cappadocia and Pamukkale. Our highlight was early in the tour, Cappadocia. Walking in the area was a delight and being aboard one of possibly a hundred hot-air balloons rising at dawn was unforgettable. The itinerary boasts premium accommodation throughout but nothing equalled the experience of 2 nights spent here at the Affina Cave Hotel.

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5 Sam, 24/12/14

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Every single ruin was different. Firat did a really good job of showing us 9 really varied sites.

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4 Sue Childs, 03/12/14

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5 Karin Grobe, 03/12/14

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

Arriving in Ephesus early in the morning, we could imagine what it was like in Greco-Roman times.

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5 , 15/08/13


Samantha Ferris

What Was The Highlight Or Most Memorable Moment Of Your Tour

It was ALL excellent, but if I had to pick out one thing, it was being the first people at Ephesus just after dawn, meaning the streets were silent and we could breathe in the atmosphere and watch the sun come up before the masses arrived! However, it really is hard to pick just one highlight!

How Was Your Explore Tour Leader

Simply excellent. The best we've had on any tour, including Explore and any of its competitors.

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Highly recommended tour!

0 Gill Stafford, 22/09/10
Marvelling at the amazing rock formations in Cappadocia and walking through the Red Valley; floating above the Fairy Chimneys in a hot air balloon; drifting past the rock tombs in Dalyan; going at our own pace in Ephesus; Seeing the local way of life in Istanbul's backstreets as well as the tourist sights; having a knowledgeable guide and a safe driver. Advice: you're only a solo traveller before you join the group; when you've met your group it becomes a holiday with friends!! (DTU- 29th May 2010)
0 Shirley Johnson, 20/09/10
What a grand adventure! Our wonderful guide said it was a new trip, Ankara to Istanbul. Every day was a joy- the highlights being the ancient art city of Aphrodesia, and the fascinating cave churches of Cappadocia. There was magic in our little blue bus with 13 travellers- it seemed able to change shape and size as we slipped down narrow streets and up mountain roads, often arriving at sites with no one else around. April is a fine time to go- warm, sunny, tulips blooming everywhere, no crowds. Being western Canadians, we thought we were friendly, but the Turks are a delight, good-natured and full of fun. Some fellow travellers were on their sixth and seventh Explore tours, one on his twenty-ninth! Advice- don't hesitate! (DTU- 3rd April 2010)
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