Testimonials

Janet NSW September 2013

"Dear Hamit,

I apologise for not getting in touch with you sooner to say thank you for what was a really great and memorable tour of Turkey. It really was a wonderful trip and a great holiday- so many memories of amazing sights. 

You and Damla (tour guide) introduced us to a special country from so many different angles. Coming back and thinking of the long history of human habitation and the archaeological record of this, the landforms and special landscapes and how the many communities responded to this and had to change over time, as well as the recent history of Turkey, its place in modern history, and its good fortune of having a leader such as Ataturk to modernise the society, makes me realise what a truly special place it is.

You have put together a fascinating tour covering so much in a relatively short time. I could easily have had another week. The hotels, meals, places we visited reflected your careful planning. We were lucky to be part of such a pleasant, easy going and adaptable group of friendly people also. Thank you for your help with small things and your attention to all our needs. 

Thank you very much."


Ronnie NSW September 2013

"Dear Hamit,

 

Thank you so much for a terrific trip - really enjoyed it very much. And, will recommend Ozturk Tours to all! I think the trip had great variety - from the archaeological to the geological and lots of interesting cultural and artistic matters in between. A really good balance and I also enjoyed the range of accommodation. I think we were also lucky in having a really good and friendly group.

Thanks again and will send photos whenever I get organised.


With very best wishes."

Barry NSW July 2011

"Hi Hamit

Thanks for two great tours which lived up to my expectations entirely. Several unexpected bonuses added to my list of enjoyable memories. The large numbers of beautiful Russian ladies were a delight to the eye. The opening night at the opera in Odessa was nothing less than fantastic and will never fade from my memory.

The Ukraine was special in its independence but close connection to Russia. My special Ukraine memory (apart from the opera) was to see the Light Brigade’s ‘Valley of Death’ at Balaclava." 


Bob and Marlene NSW May 2013

"Hi Hamit,

It was a wonderful trip thanks to your very personal tour-leadership. For us it felt like we'd been invited by a friend and his lovely wife to join a group on a trip to show us his homeland - of which he was justly proud. We were all lucky to have Olga's companionship and the excellent camaraderie of such a good group of fellow-travellers. We enjoyed the terrific variety of accommodations and, (probably a little too much) the great cuisine in the many interesting restaurants you took us to. For someone like me with a keen interest in history it was also a real treat to travel through that 'cradle of civilisation' with someone like Damla who so expertly provided the historical narrative. 

Thank you for a store of really good memories and also for the photographs. 

Regards"


Dawn Bridges NSW May 2012

"Hi Hamit, 

Thank you so much for the photos. I have taken a lot of scenery but not very many of people so was great to have your photos to add to mine.

We enjoyed the rest of our holiday very much and arrived home safely last week. We will certainly be looking at your tours for the future and recommending the tour we did to others.

Cheers"


Peter NSW September 2012

"Hi Hamit 

Thank you so much for the great photos - and I have to admit in many instances are just better!

But then so was the whole tour - better than I imagined it could be even though Lance had raved about it and then went on both the Black Sea and Eastern Turkey trips.

But sorting out my memories and experiences in Turkey, which your photos and mine, and the emails from all the others, is keeping alive and vivid that constant stream of pleasures and surprises your Grand Sultan tour threw our way each and every day.

Playing the videos for us before Gallipoli and Ankara was a perfect way to introduce us to the significance of what we were about to see. The discussion of the contemporary scene in Turkey that you and Damla had was fascinating too. 

All in all I can't imagine how those 17 days in Turkey could have been better spent.

So once again thank you for putting on such a fine, I was going to write "holiday", which it was, but the word doesn't do justice to such a whole rounded experience.

Warmest regards to you both"


Lissie QLD June 2011

"Hi Hamit

We absolutely loved the tour and Turkey. We have told everyone about it and they have been fascinated at the diversity of things we did and the places we stayed. I think a few will put Turkey on their must visit list. Like us initially not many people realize the famous sites of the Roman and Greek empires are actually in Turkey.

Your tour was exceptionally well organized with the right attention to detail without being tied down to every minute of the day.

We look forward to still receiving your newsletters on up and coming tours about that part of the world. I am keen to see the 'Stans' at some point before too long. 

Look forward to keeping in touch and if you are up in Queensland do let us know. You are very welcome to visit and stay in our cottage. Take care"


Libby NSW May 2010

"Hi Hamit,

I cannot thank you enough for providing us with such a wonderful well planned, interesting and highly organized trip around Turkey. I felt you had thought of everything --not only finding the great places we visited but for all the little details-- whether it was fitting in with people, or providing stamps --you had thought of everything and I certainly will be recommending it to my friends."


Chris NSW May 2013

"Hi Hamit

Thank you so much for the photos. Was pleased to read you and Olga enjoyed your tour (of Italy) seeing how the other half travel!! I’m absolutely certain Ozturk Tours are MUCH better – it was a great trip Hamit. We saw so much, learnt so much, (ate so much), stayed in some truly picturesque beautiful towns – and we had lovely people to travel with. Damla was a wonderful guide, so knowledgeable. Thanks again Hamit and I would recommend your tour to anyone who wants to see Turkey.

Kind regards"


David & Janet NSW May 2012

"Many thanks, Hamit, for an excellent tour, which I'm sure we all enjoyed and would recommend to anyone considering a trip to Turkey. Janet and I travelled on to Croatia and Slovenia for a nine day bus tour which was much larger (47 people), but was also well organised with a good guide and met our expectations. Hopefully we can meet up again. We wish you every success."


David & Sharman NSW September 2012

"Dear Hamit & Olga

Thanks for your email. Glad you both enjoyed Italy. Of course there is no way it could compete with an Ozturk Tour! 

It was a wonderful trip and David and I know that no other organised tour of Turkey would have delivered anywhere near such an excellent experience. As my brother would say "Civility, Flexibility and Serendipity" make for a perfect holiday. As do such good travelling companions. Everyone was so considerate and friendly. Special thanks to the Bunns for being so inclusive and good team leaders!

Warm regards"


Margaret & Richard NSW Sept 2010

"Dear Hamit

Many thanks for emailing the group photos and those of me weaving, potting - or at least pretending to! We thoroughly enjoyed the itinerary and organisation of the trip and really appreciate the extras you provided such as the fabulous places to eat and places off the usual tourist routes.

We both certainly learnt a lot during our travels in Turkey and Jordan. .... thank you for making our trip through Turkey such a fantastic experience. We both agree that we could not have enjoyed it in the same way with another group or doing it on our own."

 
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Janet NSW September 2013

"Dear Hamit,

I apologise for not getting in touch with you sooner to say thank you for what was a really great and memorable tour of Turkey. It really was a wonderful trip and a great holiday- so many memories of amazing sights. 

You and Damla (tour guide) introduced us to a special country from so many different angles. Coming back and thinking of the long history of human habitation and the archaeological record of this, the landforms and special landscapes and how the many communities responded to this and had to change over time, as well as the recent history of Turkey, its place in modern history, and its good fortune of having a leader such as Ataturk to modernise the society, makes me realise what a truly special place it is.

You have put together a fascinating tour covering so much in a relatively short time. I could easily have had another week. The hotels, meals, places we visited reflected your careful planning. We were lucky to be part of such a pleasant, easy going and adaptable group of friendly people also. Thank you for your help with small things and your attention to all our needs. 

Thank you very much."