"My friend and i booked the 4 day tour and added an extra 2 nights for free time in Istanbul.
We arranged a pickup from Sabiha airport with a name card and there was our driver - very prompt who delivered us safely to our hotel. Everyone was so helpful and our contact from Istanbul Hotels, Ender, was waiting for us to complete our trip details. Everything was very well organised and well explained to us. We were very impressed.
Our 3*hotel, Angels Garden, was adequate, but very pleasant and clean. The staff so helpful and friendly. The location however was amazing. Everything we wanted to see was on our doorstep. We loved the bustle and activity on the streets. Even the traffic jams were fun. Breakfast on the roof terrace was great and in the sunshine, a lovely spot to start the day.
The Instanbul tour was very interesting and our guide very knowledgeable. Unfortunately Sophia was closed on the Monday.
We were collected next morning to drive to Eceabat for our Gallipoli tour. This again was wonderful though our guide talked too much at times, giving us too much information and not enough time to wander on our own. We had a bit of fun when a Greek guest disagreed with the guide on some points. I don't think the guide appreciated my friend and I not paying attention!!
I will say that Eceabat is not somewhere i'd like to spend much time. Very shabby with a pack of mangy dogs running around. I found that quite upsetting. The hotel, Grand Eceabat, was again adequate with lovely helpful staff. Very clean but an extra blanket or sheet would have been nice as well as a bedside light. At least the fridge was big enough for our Gin and Tonic !!
The Troy trip was also interesting (apart from the guide talking too much), though we were not impressed with the "Trojan Horse"... Japanese tourists seemed to like it. But we felt the Turkish tourist board should spend a bit more on something more appropriate.
Our memories of the trip will be the excellent organisation and lovely, friendly, helpful staff. Thank you all so much. Love Istanbul......"
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