Salim VisramToronto, M4C5L3, Canada
Hanry is an excellent tour guide. His knowledge and sense of humour are an unbeatable combination. He organized our shore excursion from Kusadasi to Ephesus and other nearby historical sites that we had requested. It was an amazing experience to hear his vivid commentary as we explored the sites. Lunch at on out of the way turkish restaurant was a delight for the senses. Thank you, Hanry for making our trip a memorable one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Salim, thanks a lot for you comments. I just tried do do my best as usual. You can always contact me whenever you need. Never forget your friend in Turkey.
William RileyUnited States
Hanry was a fine guide. He really went out of his way to accommodate us since our ship change itineraries (ports) after we left, which meant we had to change the tour due to our port change. Hanry came up with a tour that was very interesting. Since we all had been to Kusadasi before, and had seen not only Ephesus but several other areas as well, it was really good to see something we had not seen before and Priene, Miletus and Didyma was just right. Hanry is very professional and very knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I only tried to give the best service and hospitality to you. I am very pleased to see all these words. Whenever you want, Hanry is ready :))
Frederick M.Mahwah, NEW JERSEY, United States
Hanny was an excellent guide and provided us with an in depth exposure to EPHESUS and a condensed history lesson of the Roman time.We were well pleased. Fred Murphy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fred, thanks a lot for your comments. I just tried to do my best. Please say hi to your family.
Carmen ParadisUnited States
We did not appreciate being taken to 4 vendors-- a jewelry store, carpet store, leather shop, and ceramics shop--on our first day of touring. Though there were things we learned in the carpet and ceramics shop, they were all attempts to entice us to buy. it became obvious in the carpet shop, where we did make a purchase, that our guide not only profited from our purchase but was actively engaged in "making the deal". We did not have an English speaking driver on our last day as promised.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carmen, I tried to give my best service to you as always. But I think I could not understand your interests. So sorry for the misunderstandings. I will continue to give best services for my new guests. Regards
Great communicator and guide. Was flexible in his approach to information and the places being seen Would definitely recommend him to others as a genuine down-to-earth guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Andrew. It was my pleasure to be with you.
This was an excellent tour and Hanry's knowledge and explanations were first class. We were an adult family of five and the complete two day tour exceeded our expectations. Keith Cameron
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot Keith. I just tried to do my best for you.
Jim PeakerUnited States
6 star rating! Of our 7 toursbylocals, Hanry was our favorite. His knowledge, presentation & passion wove captivating stories into each of the places we visited. We saw SO much & didn't feel rushed. We felt like family - he & our son bonded & Hanry gave us a taste of the local flavors. Hanry (& wonderful driver Muzaffer) were playful & made shopping fun (for both the locals & us). Not enough space here to fully share how wonderful the tour & Hanry were. çok teşekkür ederim! Jim, Denise & Jaxon
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim, thank you very very very much for your reviews. It was my pleasure to make an unforgottable day for you. I wish, we will meet again in any point of the world. We just did our part. Best regards
Maryjanet GillisLaguna Niguel, CA, United States
EXPERIENCE, MEMORIES, VALUE! I'd like to say what a great tour we had with Hanry. Not only is he knowledgeable, but kind and personable. My primary reason for booking with a private guide was mobility concerns for my mom. I didn't want her to feel rushed to keep up with a group. We saw Mary's House and Ephesus (plus Terrace Houses) and had a super local lunch. It was a long day, but Hanry was amazing and patient with her. I turned out to be her favorite day of the 12 days we were on vacation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much MJ. I tried to do my best for you. I am verry happy to hear them from you. Hope to see you again in my country.
A few weeks ago we had the pleasure to make a tour through Izmir guided by Hanry. We were not sure what to expect from this city and were to start with in this incredible beautiful but large city and the best thing we did was to hire Hanry. He picked us up at the cruise terminal and showed us the highlights of the ancient Izmir. Places we would never found ourselves including fascinating stories about past times. Hanry is very well educated and speaks fluent English. Izmir was the highlight of our cruise.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vera thanks a lot for your highly positive comment. Your pleasure is my pleasure. Hope to see you again.
We were with a group of 11 people, 8 adults and 3 children. Hanry is an excellent guide, knows a lot. We had enough time to take pictures and to ask questions. This was the most interesting excursion of our cruise. We booked it ourselves by Tours by locals on the internet. As we had 3 children in the group we would like to be in the cruise terminal at 2.30 in the afternoon. Everything was great. Thank you so much Hanry. Next time we go for the food!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your comment Marjan. The best local food is waiting for you :)
Tina LeUnited States
Hanry was fabulous and provided a lot of information about the Izmir histories. I would definitely love to have him as my tour guide next time I visit Izmir. However, the museum was not worth the time to visit, as it wasn't as interested as the rest of the other sites. I would definitely change the itinerary to remove the museum to another popular sites such as visiting the market, to get more insight on the Izmir culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tina, thanks a lot for your comment. I will think about the change the itinerary as without the museum. Next time we will be able to different places around of Izmir.
Thoroughly enjoyed our morning with Hanry! His enthusiasm and love of Izmir really show. The tour was informative and entertaining and I would highly recommend it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Dina. It was my pleasure. Hope to see you again.
We were very pleased with the tour provided by Hanry! He was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and able to answer all of our questions. His English was also very good. We had limited time in Izmir and were pleasantly surprised with how much we saw during such a short period! I would definitely recommend booking with him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rymma, it was my pleasure. Thanks a lot for your comment. Hope to see you again.
Fantastic . We booked this tour Australia and hoped for a tour in Izmir that would be informative. we were not disappointed Hanri was a great guide, happy to answer all our questions and show us everything we asked to see. due to time constraints with our cruise ship he rearranged schedules but we didn't feel we missed anything. Hanri genuinely enjoyed talking about his local area and was also interested in ours. a great tour and highly recommend him as a guide. Go Black Caviar!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer, thanks a lot for your comment. It was a wonderful day for me, too. PS. Black Caviar is still going !!! :)
Murali RaoUnited Kingdom
There is nothing for us to say negative here. It's all positive and great. The whole experience of contacting tours by locals to get introduced to our "real" guide was a great experience. I didn't have much time informing the tours local or my guide about my hotel pickup but it wasn't that difficult after all it was just a day before I informed tours local about our hotel location. Our friendly guide was on time and picked us from our hotel as per the plan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your comment Murali. I just tried to make your day unforgetable. Please say hi to your wife. Thanks again.
very pleasant, punctual, knowledgeable and good driver. we really enjoyed our day touring Ephesus with Hanry. We would certainly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bernard, it was really a good day with you. merci beaucoup...
Joan JacobsonNewhall, CA, United States
Hanry was a marvelous guide, spending extra time with us so that we could really enjoy both Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. We especially enjoyed a meal at a wonderful "chopped shish" restaurant where there was not a tourist in site. We highly recommend Hanry!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure Joan. I really had a great time with you. Thanks a lot for your friendship.
Barbara EisenbergUnited States
Hanry is an excellent guide. We had been to Kusadasi previously and he took us to Selchuk, a small village in the area, where we could see the life of the people. He is very knowledgeable and his English is quite good. He was very receptive to our needs, and I highly recommend him as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, Thanks a lot for your comment. It was my pleasure. Hope to see you again.
Lindy McKimUnited States
Hanry was a knowledgeable and personable tour guide. We really enjoyed our conversations in the car with him between stops. We also really appreciated that he did his best to fit most of his standard Izmir/Sardis tour into our limited time schedule.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear LINDY, i just did my part. thanks a lot and please say hi to your dad.
Robert McCurdyUnited States
Hanry was very knowledgeable and had excellent command of the English language. Very intersting historical sites, plus brought us to great restaurant for lunch. He agreed to skip any carpet demonstration which other companies -- even "private" tours -- made mandatory. Much better than what cruises offered as excursions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thanks a lot for your comments. I only tried to do what a guide must do. Private tours means the requests of guests. No pressure. Hope to see you again.
Hanry came highly recommended from my office-mate who toured Ephesus a year ago. He was accommodating and helpful given our ad-hoc requests. His van was the most comfortable ride we had in Turkey. Hanry was extremely knowledgeable and made history fun and easy to follow!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sheila thanks a lot for your comment. I just tried to make my best for you. Hope to see you again.
Gloria BuiceUnited States
Hanry was very knowledgeable about the areas of our tour and very pleasant to be with. It happened to be my fiancee's birthday the day we where with Hanry, he went out of his way to make this day a memorable one, including arranging for a birthday cake at lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gloria, I just tried to do my best. Special day, special people, special tour... That's it... Thanks a lot.
Ian FloydUnited States
Our guide did a great job. He knew lots of facts about every site and his vehicle was clean had lots of room. I would recommend him to others for this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: DEAR IAN, I JUST TRIED TO DO MY BEST. YOUR HAPPINESS IS MY PLEASURE. THANKS A LOT. HANRY...
Patricia MillerUnited States
Hanry was fun and informative from the very beginning of our tour. We had a busy schedule, but Hanry was most flexible since we asked for several additional stops along the way. he treated us as guests and checked to make sure our needs were met. A local lunch was quite a feast! Clearly he loves what he's doing and didn't get tired of our unending questions. We would all join Hanry in Turkey again for another tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia, Thanks a lot for your comment. I can give you this kind of special service whenever you want. I only tried to do my best for you. That's all. Best regards.. Hanry B.