Alexander Van linschotenNetherlands
It was an amazing excursion, saw exactly as promised; the highlights of this city. Perfectly timed and good transportation. Stayed as long (or short) as I wanted, and when ever i wanted to make a picture during travel, they stopped the car. Atif is an official turkish guide with officials papers, and that is always recommanded. His english is perfect. Because everything went well I could focus completely on my trip
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alex for your for your nice comment. Take care. bye
Catherine H.United States
We spent a fabulous day with Arif. He is very knowledgeable and obviously enjoyed showing us the sights. We especially enjoyed the Hagia Sophia with its frescoes. He showed us a special school of sorts which trains women in marketable skills in artistic projects. We are enjoying our purchases from there. We really enjoyed the anchovy lunch, a surprising taste treat!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Catherine It's been a little bit late but I've just noticed your nice comment about your day in Trabzon. I'm happy too. Greetings from Trabzon. Thanks
Dick OsmanUnited States
Arif is a terrific guide. We booked a small group tour for 10 people with him in Trabzon, including a visit to Sumela Monestary. Arif is an English teacher and speaks perfect English. He is very knowledgeable about history, culture, and modern life in Turkey and knows how to convey information with the proper pace. He was well prepared, and knew how to read the group in order to maximize our enjoyment of the tour. I highly recommend Arif!
Roger VorcheimerUnited States
Arif was very accomodating to our needs and was very informative. His pleasant demeanor made our visit very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend him as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roger. That you're pleased makes me happy. Take care. Enjoy your life
Joel GilgoffSedona, AZ, United States
Ari is a great guide and Trabzon is a terrific city to visit. We had 10 people on his half day tour. His English is perfect and he was clear and offered a wonderful tour. He picked us up at our cruise ship right on time. We save 75% from the ship's excursion and saw much more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Joel. I'm happy that you're pleased about the tour. Take care. Have a nice travel.
Celia LidzUnited States
This was a very good tour, considering that the terrain is difficult for a person with mobility problems. Arif was very thoughtful in arranging an itinerary so that my husband could see as much as possible in a wheelchair. It was thrilling to visit one of the homes in which Ataturk lived.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, Celia. I'm glad you're happy
Susan ShermanPalm Beach County, FL, United States
Monastery trip was one of the highlights of our cruise. Our guide was good - if you asked him questions. He could have been prepared with more information as the bus trip to the Monastery was long.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I saw the group was satisfied and everybody was happy. I think question and answer is more democratic than a monologue. Freedom of speech is something nice. I don't know everything; I have always learnt something from my guests. Thanks a lot.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've asked Arif to be prepared to give a greater commentary during the bus ride.