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Private Tours in Turkey

Antalya, Turkey
+90 538 623 8186
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Ranked #3 of 85 Activities in Antalya
Owner description: Aykut Altınışık is a Turkish archaeologist who has worked on many archaeological excavations and...
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Owner description: Aykut Altınışık is a Turkish archaeologist who has worked on many archaeological excavations and has extensive experience as a tour guide in Turkey. Aykut founded Turkey Explorer, a registered travel agent and tour company that arranges private archaeological and cultural tours around Turkey. Aykut offers private tours in Turkey that have a distinctive local experience; allowing you to discover the country’s ancient wonders through the eyes of a local archaeologist. You will explore the best preserved ancient cities, world heritage sites, natural wonders. For a personal and local experience, contact Aykut.Our private or small group Turkey tour dates: 11 APR- 25 APR, 2015 and 12 SEP-26 SEP, 2015. We arrange unique private tours in Turkey for more than 15 years.We are specialized in custom made archaeological tours in Turkey..Our tours are offer archaeology, culture,walking and gastronomy. We arrange escorted private Turkey tours which includes Istanbul,Ephesus,Cappadocia and other highlights of Turkey.We visit local villages and eat traditional lunch and dinners outside the hotels.We can design the best custom tour together with you based on your travel style and your preferences. If you are looking for a private or small group Turkey tour,come and join us.
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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Aykut planned and executed our perfectly paced 13 day excursion with him in Turkey in September 2014. He was reliable, punctual and very knowledgeable about all aspects of Turkish history, life and cuisine. It was a very enjoyable and stimulating tour. We would travel with Aykut again for sure. We traveled as a family of three adults.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Found Aykut through Trip Advisor and after receiving very prompt responses and advice. My husband and I booked his services for a 11 day private tour. Aykut organized everything and there was not one hiccup all went to clockwork and his wealth of knowledge is truly remarkable.We never had to wait in lines, so another plus is that with a... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Private Tours in Turkey, responded to this review

Hi Monica and Ron, How are you? Thank you for your nice words and comments on our 11 days tour together. I truly enjoyed every minute of it with you.It was such a pleasure to show you the wonders of Turkey. Hope to meet you again.. All the best, Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist More 

Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We booked our private tour from Australia and are delighted with our decision. Aykut is very knowledgable, professional and enthusiastic. As well as learning the history of Turkey we were treated to some wonderful traditional food and cultural experiences. As my grandfather landed on Gallipoli during the First World War, the time there was important to me. He went out... More 

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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We booked our tour with Aykut based on many previous positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Our expectations were high as we met Aykut and started our tour. He was gracious, knowledgable, and passionate about all the beautiful sights we saw. Our expectations were greatly exceeded! I highly recommend Aykut for your next private tour of Turkey. He is a gem and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have just completed a seven day private tour of Istanbul and the seven churches with Aykut Altınışık as our guide. We cannot speak highly enough of Aykut, his passion and knowledge of achaeology and history, made this private tour among the best that we have ever taken anywhere. Aykut, is extremely well organised, and all hotel and transfer arrangements... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Private Tours in Turkey, responded to this review

Hi Peter, Thank you so much for your review about out tour in Turkey. I am so glad that you have enjoyed it since we met. I hope to see you again for another trip in Turkey. I look forward to hearing again and being of service any way possible in the future.. All the Best Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist-Tour Guide... More 

Comox, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had an incredible two day private tour with Aykut. He took us to Perge, Aspendos and Side the first day, and Termessos, Karain Cave and Düden Waterfall on the second. Aykut is extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and flexible. With Aykut we had the opportunity to learn new things and experience Turkish culture in a way that we wouldn’t have had... More 

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Private Tours in Turkey, responded to this review

Hi, I am so glad that you have enjoyed every moment of our 2 days in Antalya. I want to thank you for your nice comments and sharing your thoughts about our tours. I had a great 2 days with you too..I enjoyed sharing my knowledge about our local culture and our Turkish food..I would like to show you the... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

After arriving in Antalya and staying at the Mardan Palace hotel (see separate review) from 17th-24th May, my wife and I wanted to undertake a tour of Antalya with a personal guide. There were many companies offering tour guide services for approximately 50 euros each but these were all in groups of 14-20 and we wanted something a bit more... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We have toured two years in a row with Aykut and have been extremelely pleased both times. We are a family of 6 (4 kids aged 2-12) and Aykut always caters to our unique needs as we travel and explore in the Antalya area. Aykut is extremely knowledgable and provides all the pertinent historical and cultural context to meet the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We had a day and a half free in Antalya. I contacted Aytuk after finding his details on Tripadvisor and arranged to meet him the next morning for a full day tour. His rates were reasonable as compared to the tours offered by the hotel and other operators. Aytuk collected us from our hotel on time the next morning and... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My partner and I went to Antalya with Thomas Cook and this time, rather than get flogged the usual range of overpriced trips my other half decided to plan ahead and pick the places she wanted to visit using a private tour guide. We found Aykuts details on tripadvisor and she started contacting him to plan the trip. His communication... More 

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