TESTIMONIALS (What our clients say about us)

“Our trip was more than we had hoped it would be. Everything was so well arranged for us. All we had to do was show up! Our Izmir guide Nejat was incredibly knowledgeable and turned our visit to Ephesus into a time-travel experience. He made everything come to life for us in an extraordinary way – something we will never forget. He has the energy of a teenager and his enthusiasm was infectious. A true specialist. To sum up, we loved it and will revisit again. Kudos to you -- a great job.”

J.C. & G.C New York, NY / October, 2012

“The highlights of my trip were impromptu stops – 1) tasting melons at a roadside stand – 2) talking with a Kurdish family doing washing in a local stream 3) eating an impromptu lunch with villagers who were preparing for an evening feast. They insisted we eat some of their food and were so friendly.”

S.G. Toronto, ON / October, 2012

“We regard Hasan as not only an outstanding guide but a very personal friend. Marvelous trip! Fascinating country!”

E.E. & F.E. Sequim, WA / October, 2012

“Guide in Cappadocia, Antalya was by far the best. Cengiz needs to be acknowledged for his wonderful attitude, services and dedication to making our trip wonderful.”

R.A. & K.A. New York, NY / October, 2012

“Our tour guide, Nazli was the best guide we have ever had!! We had a great day.”

D.A. Prattville, AL / October, 2012

“Have already recommended Danytur to friends/colleagues. Each guide was excellent and professional/courteous. Very knowledgeable and informative. Cappadocia was amazing. Istanbul was incredible. Bodrum was relaxing.”

J.F. & E.T. Brooklyn, NY / September, 2012

“Mary Bai at U.S. office was so helpful in every way. She always responded quickly with answers and made all changes we wanted. I wish she could handle all our trips. Wonderful!! Only problem – it ended too soon.”

C.D. New York, NY / September, 2012

“Turkish Air inter-country was fantastic and on time!”

M.S. Fitchburg, WI / September, 2012

“I just wanted to send a thank you note for your help with this trip – all the accommodations were wonderful and the local office staff and guides were great! I will definitely recommend your services to anyone who I meet that is planning to visit Turkey. Thanks!

J.G. Redmond, WA / September, 2012

“Nazli (tour guide) is fantastic. She was aware of times that might be crowded and changed the order so that our time spent waiting was minimal. All our guides were wonderful (as were the drivers), but Nazli is very special! Great itinerary. Busy, but not overwhelmed. Very well paced although this might be due to the great guides we had.”

R.F. Fitchburg, WI / September, 2012

“Loved Turkish Air! Our guide Bahar was outstanding!!”

M.D. New York, NY / September, 2012

“I could tell from the first email Mary sent us that she really understood what we wanted and she set out to provide it. Ridvan out of Fethiye was excellent. He tailored everything to the kids, he gave us just enough information, he joined in just enough and then left us to it. He really was a great guide. The highlights of the trip were the private boat charter out of Fethiye, hot air balloon ride in Cappadoccia, trip out of Daylan to see the turtles on the beach (and the crabs we ate on the boat on the way back!)”

L.B. Australia / August, 2012

“Everything went according to the information package – a great/stressless trip.”

C.K. New York, NY / August, 2012

“Cemil (our guide) was fantastic – prompt, caring of our welfare. He even walked us into the airport on our way out of Istanbul.”

J.E. Fort Washington, PA / August, 2012

“Both of us have trouble walking fast. Tek (our guide) went at a speed we both could keep up with and he gave us options as to what we wanted to do. Greatly appreciated. I had done a lot of research Ephesus, and Nejat managed to give us new information. Danytur and Nejat did a wonderful job with our tour, and I would recommend everyone take this!”

F.R. & R.R Menden, CT / July, 2012

“Nejat (our guide) – excellent historian, wonderful communicator, very accommodating, most gracious gentleman.”

F.Z. & R.Z. Meriden, CT / uly, 2012

“Thanks for the great work! We highly recommend your services. Hasan (our guide) was a delight!!

N.J. & J.J Ontario, Canada / July, 2012

“We could not have imagined a more informed, thoughtful, and gracious guide. You executed each day perfectly, optimized the schedule, and accommodated each of our needs and countless special requests with care. You treated us like your extended family, certainly not like a job. We particularly appreciate the special care and fun times you planned for our teenage daughter. You made learning history and culture fun for her (and us). Your personal touch with each hotel, restaurant, site, boat, and driver made each of them also treat us with special care. Glad to be a reference for future travelers.”

A.C. & R.L. Palos Verdes, CA / July, 2012

“We had an absolute lovely time and were well taken care of. Everything was perfect from pick up to drop off. We plan to come back and sail the coast. Happy to recommend Danytur to anyone. Thanks for all your help along the way.”

R.L. & N.L. San Francisco, CA June, 2012

“We felt very spoiled on this yacht (Estinti). Impeccable boat crew worked hard to keep everything spotless, itinerary was well paced. Wish we had more days on the yacht.”

R.L. & A.L. Palos Verdes, CA / June, 2012

“My first time on a gulet (Yuce Bey) – I was blown away with how relaxing the cruise was. Beautiful coasts and friendly folks.”

S.W. Grants Pass, OR / May, 2012

“Our guide Gulden was outstanding and our time with her was especially memorable.”

B.L. & H.L Palo Alto, CA / May, 2012

“Our tour guide, Rudy, was very upbeat and fun to be with. His knowledge was so vast that it added extra punch to the tour.”

E.B. Santa Rosa, CA / May, 2012

Hi Sina-- greetings from Arizona.
I must commend you on a fine trip, and a most fabulous guide - Hasan. 
Hasan was smart, well-informed,and flexible. We had a very quick trip, with lots of very long drives between sites, but Hasan was always on with good introductions to sites and excellent information once we arrived at our destinations. 
I'm sorry we are home now -- I could go back at the drop of a hat. Hasan and I began talking about another trip to neolithic ruins and perhaps the Black Sea coast. Who knows? 
We have now had two of your tours -- spring 2010 with Odysseys, and now this one. Thank you again for your wonderful planning and coordination. 
F. D. Arizona  / October, 2011

"We had a fabulous trip. We knew from the minute we connected via email that your expertise and responsive manner would set the tone for a perfect family vacation. Our trip was everything we wanted it to be, creating lasting memories for all of us. The country was beautiful, the food was delicious and the hotels were perfect places to recharge and explore the local culture. Your meticulous planning made for a flawless trip and let us really relax and take in all the sites and enjoy all that Turkey has to offer. Cemil was a perfect guide; he was able to read the pace of the group, while at the same time pushing us ever so gently to make sure we didn’t miss anything. He was flexible and responsive to requests and engaged the children whenever possible. His extensive knowledge of the history of Turkey made the sites relevant and deepened all of our understanding of Turkish history and culture. Turkish Airlines, comfort class worth the upgrade, similar to business class." 
E.P Palo Alto, California  / August, 2011

" I have been meaning to write to tell you what a wonderful trip our family had in Turkey. Our trip on the Yuce Bey was perfect in every way. The crew was exceptional, the coast and water was magical, the food was delicious. I am telling all my friends to go to Turkey and take a boat trip.  Thank you for your personal hospitality. We are grateful for your friendly welcome, your advice, and your honey and olive oil! We will cherish the memories of this perfect week for years to come, and we are planning to come again in the future. Also, thanks again for the help with my camera! I wish you a wonderful summer. Turkey is a wonderful place, and we are so glad to know you. 
with best regards, P. W. Brooklyn, NY  / July, 2011

" The accommodations were great and my husband is picky because he travels so much for work. Zekiye was wonderful and made our trip even more enjoyable. She allowed us to experience local hospitality in each region in people’s homes which was really special. Honestly, everything was a highlight. My husband’s favorite days were our first night at anchor on Yuce Bay when we hiked up to the ancient Lycian tombs above us, then hiked up to the ancient city of Lydia the next morning. I just wanted to say that, as a family, we travel often overseas and we all agree that this was one of our best trips ever. Our kids wholeheartedly agree. Every region that we visited was spectacularly beautiful and historically rich. My husband and I planned this trip to celebrate our 20th anniversary with our kids and we are so glad that we did. Simply incredible.” 
C. W. Wayland, Massachusetts  / June, 2011

“The highlights of the trip were too numerous to mention! The gulet experience was fabulous. The joy and fun of relaxing on a beautiful yacht with an excellent and very attentive crew. Amazing vistas, food, and tranquility of being on the Mediterranean and exploring its secluded coves, especially at sunset.” 
J. H. Clearwater, Florida  / May, 2011

“Nejat, our guide was very professional. He had so much information and delivered it all in a manner that made the 1st century A.D. seem current and relevant. The itinerary hit all the most important sites yet allowed flexibility for mixing the visits according to whim so it still felt relaxed and leisurely. ” 
J. D. Princeton, New Jersey  /May, 2011

Dear Sina, I apologize for the delay in writing this letter to you, but be assured that I have continued to be thankful for all the help and assistance that you gave to me during my short stay in Turkey. You both will have my eternal gratitude and thanks for your guidance and expertise in getting me through a convoluted and uncomfortable process, as well as your personal warmth and caring during a stressful time.  I have done considerable traveling about the world and have certainly never experienced a better tour agency. While every trip has unexpected challenges, I have never before experienced a personal injury requiring an early return home. To be incapacitated and in pain is distressing under the most familiar circumstances, but away from home the discomfort and anxiety are magnified exponentially. Your unfailing courtesy, kindness and knowledge of how to get things done was a great comfort to me and to Mary. Regardless of the series of unexpected complications and problems that arose, you were consistently cheerful, resourceful and efficient at resolving the issues, and removing the barriers. I was impressed by your availability, attention to detail, and impeccable follow up: all hallmarks of knowledgeable and caring professionals. From the unexpected demonstrations which closed Taksim Square, to obtaining laboratory tests and prescriptions drugs for me, phoning to check on me, and even bringing me flowers, you personally and professionally represented the very best in service and style. I suspect that many behind the scenes actions and efforts on your part, about which I will never know, smoothed the path and made my early return to the United States possible. To personally assist Mary and I to the airport at 5AM was truly exceptional. Thank you is insufficient to say how grateful I am, but my thanks are sincere and heartfelt.  Please know that you and your agency now have a loyal and devoted client. I have and will sing your praises to my family, friends, professional colleagues, and travel agent. I hope to return to Turkey in the future to complete the trip I missed, and it will most assuredly be with your agency. You represent the very best of travel agency experiences and I send my very best regards. 
Sincerely Dr. M. C. A. Corte Madera, CA  /May, 2011

"Nazli was a joy - so helpful and accommodating, knowledgeable, funny, candid and personable, organized, thoughtful and friendly.Turkish Airlines were great - both internationally and internally - comfort, food and service were all superior to other airlines.Really enjoyed our hotels - some locations were magical" 
C.H. Mill Valley, California /June 2010

"Wow, what a holiday! Honestly everything was perfect. Wonderful locations, great guides, excellent hotels, incredible weather and everything ran like clockwork."
F.V. Aukland, NEW ZEALAND  /June 2010

"This was our first private tour. It is definitely the way to travel. With our guide Ali, the experience for us was over the top. His knowledge of the old and new Turkey is commendable, we learned so much about each. The timing and pace he set for each day were just right."
M.M. Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan /July 2010

"I couldn't imagine a better guide than Ali. He was perfect in every respect - knowledgeable, flexible, sensitive to our needs, helpful, delightful. Thank you for choosing him for us. Our teenagers really loved the trip - it was the perfect blend of ruins, swimming, shopping, etc. The weather, people, food - all wonderful!"
D.N. Winnetka, Illinois  /August 2010

"Zekiye was an excellent guide. She made sure we were happy and met every need! Her knowledge and communication were excellent."
B.M. New York, New York  /September 2010

"We really enjoyed traveling with Hasan. He has a wonderful personality, very professional, but also very friendly and personable. He accommodated all of our requests and was able to modify our itinerary on the fly when necessary. He introduced us to local people and had great recommendations for restaurants. Also, he knew how to get into places without getting stuck in long lines."
G.A. Morristown, New Jersey  /September 2010

"Rudi was an excellent guide. Flexible and open to any topic or request."
D.R. Columbia, Maryland  /September 2010

"Hasan was an exceptional guide. He not only had an almost encyclopedic knowledge of history, art, culture as well as modern events, but he was able to explain so much in an engaging yet intelligent manner. We felt as if we had completed a college course - but a riveting one!
W.D. & M.G. Portland, Oregon  /October, 2010

"Ali is an exceptional guide who made a good tour excellent".
J.C. Trail, BC, CANADA  /October 2010

"We had a marvelous trip from the minute we arrived at the airport to the end when we have to leave on the ferry to Rhodes. Rudy (Ridvan) the guide that was with us the whole time was fantastic. He made our trip into something that we will never forget. He was always there for us and went over and above our expectations. He was funny, helpful and very knowledgeable in history and architecture. He spoke great English. He took us to places that we would never imagine we would go to. We ate in restaurants that were local. We want to thank you and CTC Turkey for making this a very memorable and enjoyable trip. It was truly the trip of a life time!"
M. G. - Venice, Ca  /June, 2009

"We all had a wonderful family vacation shared with our guide who was unbelievably always on top of things for the day regarding special requests and working around diversities in the group. Thank you for arranging a beautiful memory!"
M. G. - Venice, Ca  /June, 2009

"Outstanding; trip of a lifetime".
M. S. - Weston, Ct / June, 2009

"We enjoyed all of it! The history, architecture, food and people were all wonderful. The gulet was a beautiful boat, the crew gracious, the chef talented, and the blue waters of Turkey's coast beyond description! Our guides, hotels, drivers and meals were all a pleasure. Thank you again for your services! We hope to go back someday!" 
D. A - Boulder, Colorado  /May, 2009

"Exceeded expectations; greatest variety of activities and most learning of any outside USA trip in the past ten years." 
D. N. - Winchester, Va.  /May, 2009

"We loved the history and architecture of Turkey. Our guides were delightful and it was a pleasure to get to know them and the culture of the country." 
S. G. - Owings Mills, Md  /May, 2009

"We found Turkey beautiful, sophisticated and the people were wonderful, polite, charming and helpful. The country is unbelievably clean - every place we went. The food was delicious each meal. Thanks again - these memories will last forever." 
R. K. - Plymouth, Ma.  /April, 2009

" The people of Turkey along with amazing mix of cultures and rich history made this the best trip we've taken. The guides became like friends. They were very knowledgeable, gracious and hospitable, loved their country and wanted guests to know and love it " 
M.G. /August, 2008

" All our guides were excellent in every way. They adapted itineraries when appropriate, based on crowds, our interests, etc., which we appreciated " 
G.A. /August, 2008

" The itinerary exceeded our expectations and we couldn't be more pleased. Hasan was an outstanding Tour Guide and was loaded with information. Truthfully, the highlight of our trip was Hasan. He was our Turkish treasure " 
Dr. S. G. /July, 2008

" Our guide Ridvan (Rudi) was astonishingly knowledgeable about history and culture, extremely bright and had superb communication and (most important) people skills. Best tour guide we have ever had in any country. " 
Dr. & Mrs. R.B. /May, 2008

" Typically, I am the one that handles the majority of the planning on big trips and am usually exhausted before we ever get going. Knowing nothing about Turkey, we left all the details up to CTC and the payoff could not have been better! It really was a once in a lifetime exceptional trip. Our guide, Hasan, really made the trip. The gulet cruise was another real highlight. The crew went out of their way to ensure we had a great time. The food was delicious - each meal was better than the last. I just can't say enough great things about the entire trip - start to finish, it was incredible! " 
V.N. - Newport Beach, CA /August, 2007

" We very much loved both tours that you set up for us. It was a real joy to be with Ooz! He seems to be quite briallant with a matching personality. His knowledge and enthusiasm of everywhere we went were more than excellent. Mary, we liked him so much that we wish he could have been at every stop our ship made so that he could have been our guide! We have already given your information out to some friends and would highly recommend you and your company to anyone that would ask!! In our experience (we have now been to 99 countries), the way you communicate with the client, the ways that you pay attention to detail, the guides that you employ, the itineraries that you use, the kindness & patience that you have when the client wants to tailor the trip, and many more attributes certainly stand you far apart from the common agencies that are in business. We just wish that you went to all of the other places that my husband and I still need to experience! Thank you, again, for everything! " 
Warmly, J.M. & D.M. - Clearwater, FL /June, 2007