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Address: Antalya, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 538 623 8186
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Description: Aykut Altınışık is a Turkish archaeologist who has worked on many...
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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Private tour of Turkey

We could not have got to know Turkey from the locals point of view or seen the sights we did if we hadn't traveled on this private tour. We ate what and where the locals ate and... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Perth
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We joined the recent ANZAC tour of Turkey and Greece in the amazing city of Istanbul and were captivated by the history and multi-cultural nature of that tumultuous metropolis. Seeing the magnificent Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar were highlights of our trip. Our wonderful guide Orhan then led us through a wealth of history in Troy, Permagon, Ephesus,... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We could not have got to know Turkey from the locals point of view or seen the sights we did if we hadn't traveled on this private tour. We ate what and where the locals ate and enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of the Turkish people. As an archaeologist, Aykut was a wealth of knowledge when it came to describing the... More 

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

Hello Janeen, Thank you so much for making possible this mazing and wonderful trip in Turkey with us. I hope to meet again.. All the Best, Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist-Tour Guide More 

Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We hired Aykut Altınışık after reviews on trip advisor. He was very patient and considerate after some difficulties in the booking due to a death in the family and accomodated all our needs. The bus was of an excellent standard and our driver always drove safely and was great with the kids. The four of us had an 18 seater... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Aykut was very knowledgable and i was impressed with the history and archaeological information he shared with us. He was very prompt and responsive when I reached out to him when I was first planning and booking, and I definitely vote that anyone visiting Antalya (and Turkey) should consider getting him onboard as a guide. Our tour included lunch at... More 

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

Hi, How are you? I hope you are all well..Thank you for your review and nice words..This makes me feel better and encourage me to give the best service in the future as well. I hope to meet you again in Turkey. We had a great day together and I am glad you enjoyed every moment of it. Please pass... More 

Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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BURNHAM, SLOUGH
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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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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
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We had a short time in Antalya so we decided to splurge and do a full day private tour with Aykut. We are a family of four (two daughters 9, 11) so when we priced out a day tour with a big tour company, Viator I think, it ended up being about the same price as our private tour. Aykut... More 

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

Thank you for your review..I am glad you you all enjoyed the our day tour in Antalya..I wish you all the best. Hope to see you again.. Aykut Altınışık More 

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