George ListUnited States
Our family tour (6) with Hakan Bozdag was great. He had supplied me with information prior to the tour that made is easy to pick what we wanted to do for the day. He met us on time in a very clean new van and we were off for a day of information and fun. His knowledge of Turkey was shared with as we traveled. We learned a lot about the country and felt very safe on our travels. There was not a minute that I felt uncomfortable all day long and I would recommend both Hakan and Turkey as a wonderful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much George. It was an excellent day for me too. Best wishes
Helen ShawUnited States
Wonderful tour guide !! He was extremely nice, knowledgeable and very patient. He answered all our questions and was very open to suggestions on what we would like to see and not. This was our second time in Kusadasi / Ephesus and I can truly say it was a much more informative and pleasant tour. Lunch was delicious - very local food in a great garden. We had a birthday for one of our daughters - he went out of his way to get her a cake and a turkish gift. Can not say enough good things !!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Helen, thank you so much, hope to see you again
Joshua GoldbergUnited States
My family describes Hakan as one of the best tour guides they have ever had and that says something as we travel a lot and have experience with many different guides. Not only was he friendly, punctual and super interesting, but he did not just show us the main attractions, he added items that were great fits for our entire family. He takes great care of his clients and we would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joshua, what an excellent review. Thank you so much, it was an excellent day for me. All th ebest wishes
Larry JonesUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Larry, you are so kind, hope to see you again
Anthony Mancarivero beach, FL, United States
Hakan was the best ... he was knowledgeable, professional, friendly and fun to spend a day with. I have a slight hearing problem and sometimes am not able to hear people clearly with accents, however with Hakan he spoke English very well and was easy to understand. His tour was thorough and very enlightening...the restaurant he took us to for lunch was the highlight of the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Anthony, You are so kind, it was an excellent day for me too. Hope to see you again
James FolzUnited States
Knowledgeable guide and our entire family enjoyed his company. Capable of telling the story of Ephesus and the surrounding area. He also took us to a pottery factory, where we watched a master potter make a pot and each of our children got to make a bowl under the master's direction. (The kids pots were not put in the kiln but no matter, this experience was a highlight of our daughters entire trip). We also visited a rug factory. Items were for sale at each factory but no pressure to buy anything.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks James, you are so kind
Marilyn WeillUnited States
What a wonderful guide and driver. Hakan was accommodating,informed and efficient. He was well prepared and enhanced our experiences at a renowned tourist attraction! Use him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marilyn, it was an excellent day for me too. All the best wishes
Dale WinogradUnited States
Hakan was wonderful, what knowledge...and all tickets were purchased in advance..no worries about ticket lines, etc....book him now!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dale.... All the best wishes
Amy LewisUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Amy, All the best wishes from Turkey
Julia WadsworthUnited States
Hakan is great! He tailored his tour just for us. Provided a wonderful air conditioned van and driver. The best tour we had the whole cruise.
Kitty Rogers DecesareUnited States
Hakan was a good guide but the stop at the carpet 'school' was a bit misleading. The 'girls' from the country' that were supposedly being trained to weave carpets were 30 -50 years old and there was pressure to buy a rug-it was not a demonstration. If you wish to buy a rug, there are hundreds to choose from but you will need several thousand dollars. Just skip the carpet demo and you will have a great experience.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Most guests ask me during the tour to see handcrafts in Turkey specially rugs/ carpets. I never push people to visit carpet factories. After a demonstration the staff ask them if they are interested. If so, they showcase different carpets and prices. But, they never push them to buy anything. Maybe, you felt this way, but they are not allowed to push people to buy since they are all supported by our Government. Most guests like this kind of demonstration since handmade rug is part of our culture.
Erin LeeGlenwood Springs, CO, United States
Our day in Turkey because of our guide deserves a excellent review! We were two families (4 adults & 2 ten year old boys) traveling with Royal Caribbean on a eastern "Med." cruise and hired Hakan to spend the day with us and take us sightseeing. This day turned out to be for all six of us, "our favorite day!" Hakan picked us up at the port terminal and could not have been any more welcoming! The mini bus was clean and very well kept and the driver was ex
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Erin. It was a wonderful day for me too. All the best wishes