Client Reviews Turkey

6 Day Turkey Ottoman Empire


Dear Friends,


We have just arrived home and we had a wonderful time. We were picked up by your driver who was waiting for us, a very nice man eager to answer questions and an excellent driver. The hotel was lovely, all the modern conveniences, located right in the heart of the old city with gracious staff. The tours were great, allowing us to see the highlights and led by knowledgeable guides.


Both of the guides on both days were great, changing the schedule to accommodate the weather and on the second day, the guide bent over backwards changing the itinerary around so that we could avoid a huge crowd that came in on cruise ships and also so that we could see a palace that would have been closed the next day. The man very clearly jumped through all kinds of hoops to do that, but did so without complaint, and with grace all the while making sure we did not miss out on any sights or information.


We were treated royally. Even the airline made the long flights seem less so by their hospitality and professionalism and we are so grateful that you arranged an aisle seat for me so that I could exercises my leg en route. Finally, the people of Istanbul are warm, gracious, full of wit and good humor and the city is magnificent.


We have nothing but praise for the whole experience. It was the trip of a lifetime and we will recommend Right Travel to all of our friends while we plan for our next adventure. Thank you so much!


Mark and Kate Lukens


Custom Tour Turkey


We got home last night and wanted to let you know that the driver that picked us up from the hotel to drive us to the airport handed us an envelope with 115 TL.  Thanks for taking care of that situation.  We are so impressed that you and your agency in Turkey took care of problems right away and were so professional. 


I would highly recommend your agency to my friends. I look forward to using you again for our next trip.  Hopefully Spain next year! Our hotels, guides, drivers and tours were all exceptional. 


Thanks again,




Custom Tour Turkey


The trip was fantastic. Here are some reasons why:


1) The people who handled us from the day we arrived until the we left were extremely reliable and punctual.


2) The itinerary was very complete and the guides took care to ensure we visited every site.


3) Their were no surprises, everything worked as planned.


4) All transportation was as advertised; tour vans were clean, comfortable, air conditioned with skilled drivers.


5) Guides and drivers were friendly and showed concern for us that we were comfortable and enjoying our trip.


6) Our hotel was magnificent.


7) Airline travel was comfortable and, with one exception, the schedules were maintained as published.


8) I would be remiss if I did not mention the exceptional job done by one guide in particular, Haluk Barlas. He was very thorough, worked hard to put the things we were seeing into context and had a knack for bringing history "to life".


We are thinking of traveling to Greece in 2014 and will contact you when we make a final decision.


Peter Del Mastro


(Istanbul & Cappadocia Tour)  


We had an exceptional time in Turkey. All the arrangements were smooth and trouble-free. We especially enjoyed the hotel Amira. The rooftop terrace to watch the sunset was exceptional. The service was also excellent.


In Cappadocia our guide, Shukran, was really outstanding. She was very informative about the sights, history, life in Turkey, and welcoming and inclusive to all on the tour. She is one of the best guides we have ever had. 


Also the cooking class a Sarnic Hotel was fun and educational, not difficult, we learned how to make several authentic Turkish dishes, followed by a lovely lunch. Something to consider offering as a tour option. All in all a wonderful trip.


Thank you, Johanna Bolle


(7 Day Istanbul & Cappadocia Tour)


Eren provided an insider's view of the city. By the time the  the tour was completed, I saw all of Istanbul's major highlights in a short period of time. His personal knowledge of the city helped our group see the most memorable parts  of it at the right times to avoid lines. He also gives you the information you need to purchase the right goods from the right vendors and shops to maximize the value of going to the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market. Thanks Aaron!




(Custom Tour Turkey)


Dear Medhat. I am happy to share my feedback. First of the all the trip was as planned and your people in Turkey were excellent. All did a very good job. They met us when scheduled and carried out the  daily schedule. Being picked up at,  and taken to all the airports was a treat. We enjoyed having small groups to share the experience with during the day trips.


The proficiency in English could be a little better but the guides were all nice young people who were very accommodating. The hotels were also excellent and I would recommend all three of them. The hotel staff at each hotel were very good as well. There was not an ounce of anti-Americanism in any place we visited and we felt quite safe at all times. The day sightseeing tours are good and the guides were reliable and did a good job.


Thank you for all your help. You did a great job in putting the trip together. We have already recommended you to our friends.


(Full Day Kusadasi Tour from Izmir Port)


Every person on the tour came to me to compliment and thank me, for organizing the tour. The guide was a 5 star, they said. Most expert guide they had ever encountered. The lunch was thoroughly enjoyed as well. The silk worm demo was interesting, they all claimed, thank you again for encouraging me to solicit and book it. Look forward to using you for business in the future.




(10 Day Turkey Familiarization Trip)


Thank you for our delightful Turkey tour by Right Travel.  Following is our quick review.



Istanbul, Turkey. A delightfully clean city, found almost all spoke English. Rich in historical culture with so many things to see and do, our tour guide managed hit the highlights: Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Hippodromme.  Enough time for a Bosphorus river cruise and shopping in the Grand and Spice Bazaars. Lunches at charming restaurants, tour bus travel is a challenge with 16,000,000 residents driving around.


The Q Hotel Istanbul was clean, breakfast and dinner presentations were generous and salads were fresh.  


Flight to Cappadocia and three nights at the architecturally delightful The Peri Tower Hotel Cappadocia, large clean rooms with a nice bath and excellent views, wonderful open space lobby with a beautiful large fireplace. 


Cappadocia is a touring must. Our tour guide had extensive knowledge of all sights. Unusual and bizarre rock formations of several tour destinations highlighted the creative use by early residents. Underground City cave tours with ample warning of claustrophobia closeness by our tour guide. Optional early morning balloon ride was offered and enjoyed by all those who took it.  


Early departure on the bus as we headed for the frozen waterfalls of Pamukkale, The countryside was beautiful farmland and landscapes of snow covered mountains, touring along the way included visits to the 13th century Seljukian   Sultanhan Caravanserai. On to Konya for Lunch, another good choice restaurant.


Richmond Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale, X Large catering to groups, nice outdoor facilities, rooms clean, large group oriented dining area. Buffet was good and clean.


Morning drive toward Kusadasi with visit to the ancient Hierapolis with the Theatre, Apollo Temple and magnificent Necropolis, the graveyard.  Aphrodisias and lunch. Later the museum. Drive to Kusadasi and overnight at the newly opened La Vista Boutique Hotel & Spa. Delightful and small. Clean spacious newly decorated rooms with balcony overlooking the water. Welcome greeting by staff. Very good food and a treat of a Turkish belly dancer. 


Last tour day, Ephesus area with Ephesus Antique City Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, Virgin Mary’s House, Selcuk Ephesus Museum and St. John Church. After the tour, a flight back to Istanbul for one night at the Q Hotel before flight home.


Hotels:  All hotels were clean and offered all amenities. 


Meals:  All breakfasts were included.  Although not the American fare (bacon & pancakes) all were clean, healthy, well presented and tasty. For dinners and lunches seating was reserved for our group. Food was good, and salads were crisp and fresh.


All tour arrangements:  Were prepaid and group entry by each tour leader was efficient and speedy. Never any waiting.    


Tours:  Well selected and quite extensive.  Gave each agent an excellent overview of Turkey and the tours that are offered by Right Travel. 


Tour leaders: Each had extensive knowledge and factual details of each destination. Blended well with the group.

Very truly yours,

Dick and Louise


(10 Day Turkish Treasure FAM Trip)


I thought the tour was great, I liked all the hotels, The Quinn in Istanbul, location was great, we got an excellent overview of Istanbul and the Bosphorus cruise put everything into perspective as to where things were.


Turkey is an amazing country and I feel that with the opportunity provided by Right Travel that I am much more comfortable selling the interior of Turkey now that I understand it better and see what it has to offer other than Istanbul and Kusadasi. Thanks for giving me the opportunity of being on the trip 





(10 Day Turkish Treasure FAM Trip)

We had a wonderful experience on our FAM to Turkey. I'm just going over all the sights of the past week.  I don't think you could have added any more to our itinerary.  Every day was completely full with wondrous sights.

Thank you for this great opportunity to see the beautiful country of Turkey. 


Mary Sue Conner


(10 Day Turkish Treasure FAM Trip)


Our trip was fabulous and we learned so much about Turkey and what you have to offer too our clients. When I get a client wanting to visit Turkey I would definitely recommend Right Travel. Thank you again for giving me this opportunity to explore Turkey with your company. I also know you sell many other destinations and hope we can work together in the future.



Best regards, 





(10 Day Turkish Treasure FAM Trip)


First of all, thank you for including me on your Turkey FAM trip. I truly had a fabulous time, and treasure the memories I absorbed, while visiting Turkey.  It was a genuine pleasure meeting Dina, and enjoying the hot air balloon over Cappadocia. That was the highlight of the entire trip, in my opinion. Again, thank you for a wonderful experience. 


Joanne Kelley