Alison JenkinsNew Zealand
This was a 6-7 hour tour of the Gallipoli battlefields for our family of six adults. Ercan was efficient, knowledgeable and had everything well organized. He gave us both general overviews and more particular stories of events which made what we had read and heard before make sense. Our trip was of New Zealand sites in particular, as we requested, but covered much more of the overall situationas well. Ercan is a thorough professional with an easy friendly manner. We can recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your compliments
Scott J.United States
Ercan was an enthusiastic student of his area and his craft. His insights into the sites, the history of Troy and the Trojan War were intelligently presented, enthusiastically discussed, and contained much humor about the "story or Troy" and the "real Troy". We enjoyed his company very much. He continues to learn about the history of his area, and imparts his zest for the job to all. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you
Malcolm FisherUnited Kingdom
Super tour. 5 out of 5
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Mr. Fisher
Ercan is a wonderful guide. His knowledge of and passion for the battle fields is exceptional. We could not have had the same experience in a group tour. Lest we forget the fallen allies and troops.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for everything.Hope to see you again for a detailed tour...
Ercan was a wonderfully informed guide who made the visit memorable. The tour was listed as 5 hours but took 13 hours which I half expected but it should be made clearer in the information
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment and warning Mr Chestney.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your interest. It was pleasure for me.
Patricia BassUnited States
Ercan was very thorough, well informed, has prepared an extensive notebook of maps, pictures and other documentation that added greatly to our experience. He was sensitive to our needs to get something to eat, water, what we wanted to see. Highly recommend Ercan. The van was a new Mercedes, excellent driver.
Ercan is extremely knowledgable in all things Turkish, especially historical facts, and he presents in a very quiet, unassuming way. He travelled with the 4 of us in our car for 2 days, covering Gallipoli and Istanbul. We could not have been more impressed with the quality of his service and with his interest in ensuring we saw what we wanted to see. Nothing was too much trouble.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great pleasure for me.I am really happy to hear that you are all satisfied.
Michael C.United Kingdom
Ercan obviously knows his stuff. However, we must have met him on an off day. We felt that he was simply going through the motions - delivering the minimum required, but absolutely no more. Disappointing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback. I couldn't understand what made you think that but I tried to do my best. I wanted to make you feel satisfied and even added more to the tour by taking you to Cape Helles. Apart from all I really was really glad to meet the relatives of Bernard Freyberg and I immediately called my friends to tell about my clients. Please forgive me about the errors that I made unknowingly.
Dennis SuttonUnited Kingdom
perfect, Ercan covered the campaign in a non bias way giving a good account of the allied and turkish actions. I would recommend this tour and Ercan to others. would be useful if information / maps on the campaign could be given to take away. Overall a perfect military searching weekend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great experience for me as well. Thanks for everything.
Chris DanbyUnited Kingdom
A great experience had by all, I would certainly recommend Ercan as a guide. He was very experienced in the Gallipoli area and had good depth of knowledge of the campaign which was brought out as we went around the peninsula. With enough forewarning he tailored the tour to exactly what we wanted to see and managed it in a very compressed time frame to what would normally be allowed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for everything.It was really great experience for me as well.
John AckrillNew Zealand
Ercan made our tour of the Gallipoli battlefields a real highlight - including a requested side trip to a cemetery off the main tourist route. He explained clearly and concisely what had happened and where, and answered all our questions. In addition, he helped us with hotel and travel bookings. I happily recommend his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, It was pleasure for me.I am really happy to learn that you are all satisfied. Best regards..
Ercan has a really great knowledge of both ancient Troy and the battles of Gallipoli and he made it a very enjoyable trip. He communicated a lot with us before we arrived in Turkey to understand what we wanted to see and planned our trip around that. Will definitely be coming back and spending more time at Gallipoli and will request Ercan again as would like to visit a few more sites that can't be accessed by car.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was pleasure for me.I will be waiting for your next trip and I will arrange everything that you need for your next visit.Thank you for your friendly behaviors and endurance.
Ercan provided us with an enjoyable morning's tour of the ancient city of Troy. His English was good as was his knowledge of the history of Troy. He was on time and in a clean, air conditioned and large comfortable vehicle. We have no hesitation in recommending him to other tourists.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was pleasure for me.I am really glad to serve you.Thank you for your endurance.
Carl WalkerUnited Kingdom
Ercan's knowledge of the Gallipoli campaign was excellent. He quickly came to grips with what the group was interested in and how to promote interest. He would give group discussions and also answer any individual questions. The tour was well planned and carried out allowing time to explore some of the landing sites. Ercan was very proffessional and approachable goining beyond what you would expect from a standard tour guide. I would strongly recomend Ercan to anyone along with Tours By Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for everything.It was really excellent experience for me.I also learnt a lot.It was pleasure for me.
Jenni McMasterSmiths Lake, NSW, Australia
Ercan knew his history of the area very well and we learnt a lot from him. We thoroughly enjoyed our Gallipoli experience thanks to Ercan. We were sorry the road works prevented us going to some places we wanted to see but that could not be helped.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I tried to do my best but I could not help you to take you somewhere because of the constructions.Maybe next time.:) Best regards...