Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Bodrum Turkey by Tour Guide Erkan (Guide #2444)


Catherine Cornell

Canada
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Tour: #12870, Bodrum city Walking Tour, Bodrum, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 29/17

Erkan was an excellent guide (and driver) for the four of us, giving us lots of information and adapting the tour to meet our interests. We saw so much more than we would have seen on one of the cruise ship's excursions, for a comparable price. He took us to a seaside restaurant for our lunch, well away from the busy tourist area in central Bodrum - a beautiful location with great food and service.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to meet you all. Thank you hope to see you again one day :)

Cynthia Mersmann

United States
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Tour: #12870, Bodrum city tour, Bodrum, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 16/13

Erkan was at the port waiting for us at the designated time. However, he assigned someone else to be our guide. This had not been previously arranged. The guide we had was fine, the vehicle was in good condition. The tour was closer to 4 hours than the scheduled 6.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We brought the issue up to Erkan's manager who reminded him of our substitution policy. Considering the fact the tour was 2 hours shorter than it was supposed to be we issued the appropriate compensation to the customer.

Frank Wilkinson

United States
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Tour: #12870, Bodrum city tour, Bodrum, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 18/13

Erkan enhanced our visit to Bodrum. He took us to local spots we would have missed if we did not have a guide. His demeanor was great and his guiding knoweledge was good. Erkan took us to a co op carpet factory in the country where one of our group got a great deal on a beautiful carpet.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Wilkinson. It was a pleasure to meet you, your wife and your friends. Best Rgards Erkan

Theo Christodoulou

Australia
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Tour: #12842, Private tour for Theo Christodoulou, Bodrum, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 21/13

Booked long tour and paid well for it but disappointed by old vehicle provided it was dirty ,too small and old for 5adults on such a long tour . Also guide at Ephesus had a poor command with English .the original guide was very good and personable excellent , but car let him down . For the price we paid we needed a better car

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've spoken to Erkan about this tour - in Turkey the next larger vehicle is for 14 and Mr. Christodoulou did not want to pay the extra cost. Erkan apologies that the rental company did not clean it well. The Ephesus guide did have an accent, but he thought the Christodoulou's were very happy with his knowledge.

Richard Sanders

United Kingdom
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Tour: #12842, Ephesus, Miletos, Apollo, Bodrum, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 18/13

Heather Weddell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #12842, Private tour for H.C.Weddell, Bodrum, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 21/12

Erkan was a superb guide. He was cooperative and knowledgeable. The tour exactly met our requirements.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Weddell and your dear husband.

Derek Prevett

United Kingdom
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Tour: Bodrum City tour for Derek Prevett, Bodrum, Turkey
Date: Oct 7/11

Erkan's amiable & knowledgeable & speaks perfect English without any marked accent, which makes comprehension of the many facts and history that he imparts easy & enjoyable. He arrived promptly at our resort for the 5th day's tour to Bodrum Castle with its' underwater archaeological museum, the amphitheatre & the site where the Mausoleum used to be located. After lunch he drove us along the coast road, passed the windmills to our resort. He also arranged for a driver to take us to the airport.

Derek Prevett

United Kingdom
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Tour: Dalyan Tour for Derek Prevett, Bodrum, Turkey
Date: Oct 6/11

Erkan is an amiable and knowledgeable guide who speaks perfect English without any marked accent, which makes comprehension of the many facts and history that he imparts easy and enjoyable. Having agreed to change the day of the Dalyan tour, he arrived promptly for our 2nd (of 5 days of) tours which included a relaxing cruise to the Sulphur and Mud Pools, passed the Kaunos rock-cut tombs and on to the Iztuzu Beach. On the return trip we were lucky enough to see a Sea Turtle swimming in the water.

Derek Prevett

United Kingdom
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Tour: Priene Miletos Didyma Tour for Derek Prevett, Bodrum, Turkey
Date: Oct 5/11

Erkan is an amiable and knowledgeable guide who speaks perfect English without any marked accent, which makes comprehension of the many facts and history that he imparts easy and enjoyable. After an overnight stay in the pleasant hotel that Erkan had arranged, we departed for our 4th (of 5 days of) tours to Priene, Miletos and Erkan again negotiated with security to permit us to take the car in so that my wife could see Didyma, without walking too far.

Derek Prevett

United Kingdom
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Tour: PamukkaleTour for Derek Prevett, Bodrum, Turkey
Date: Oct 4/11

Erkan's amiable & knowledgeable & speaks perfect English without any accent, which makes comprehension of the facts & history that he imparts easy & enjoyable. Previously Erkan suggested we combine days 3 & 4 tours, as they are to the same area, by staying in a hotel & the cost is equal to the transport. The 3rd day included the beautiful Sebasteion at Aphrodisias, Hierapolis & Erkan persuaded security to permit us to take a car in so that my wife could see the impressive Pamukkale Travertine Terraces

Derek Prevett

United Kingdom
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Tour: EphesusTour for Derek Prevett, Bodrum, Turkey
Date: Oct 3/11

Erkan is an amiable and knowledgeable guide who speaks perfect English without any marked accent, which makes comprehension of the many facts and history that he imparts easy and enjoyable. Having met us at the airport and transferred us to our resort, he arrived promptly for our 1st (of 5 days of) tours to Ephesus including the impressive Celsus Library. After wandering through the site, Erkan directed us to the nearest exit to limit my wife's walking and then went to retrieve the car from the entrance

Suzanne James

United Kingdom
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Tour: Private Tour for Suzanne James, Bodrum, Turkey
Date: Aug 14/11

Erkan is friendly, easy to get on with and flexible. His English is excellent and he appreciates the English sense of humour. He was very knowledgeable and expalined the geography, history and culture of the Turkish people in an informative but not text book manner. Everything that was on the itinerary of the Tour was included, with additional stops for photos, tombs and refreshments. All recommendations he made were excellent. A memorable day - Thank You Erkan

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I m so happy that you ve enjoyed it. Hope to see you again.