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“Capadocia Acetes tour, with guide Hamidè”

Acetes Travel Daily Tours
Ranked #213 of 510 Tours in Istanbul
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Two day tour of capadocia. The tour was organised and carried out very professionally. A clean spacious and comfortable mini bus was at our disposal all day with ample supply of complimentary drinking water (a wonderful gesture in the summer). Had an excellent guide, Hamide.
She was very knowledgable and spoke excellent English was able to give us detailed history and explanation at every step of the way without getting into too much detail to keep it interesting.

Date of experience: June 2013
2  Thank xerxesdk
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

Booked a 4-day tour through Agora Guesthouse in Istanbul, in late October with the following itinerary: Izmir/Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadochia 2 days. Despite multiple transfers and flight delays, the tour was well coordinated. The group was small (max 6 people) which makes it a lot more enjoyable. Special thanks to Mensure, our guide from Urgup, for being a wonderful host in Cappadochia. Yes there were visits to carpet cooperatives, I found those to be instructive and fun- yes they will pressure you to buy but they will also take no for an answer. The leather factory visit was a waste of time though, the catwalk show a little ridiculous. Should be dropped from the itinerary.
The two hotels booked in Kusadasi (Carina) and Urgup(Antique Cave Hotel) were excellent, a much-needed relief after a night on the bus.

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

I had booked my tours through True Blue in Istanbul and they recently started working with this agency in Selcuk/Kusadasi. I had wanted to see Pamukkale but also visit Aphrodisias on the way there - this is one of the few agencies that offers it. I had Rya as my tour guide who was really good, knowledgable, friendly, and patient. She even filled in the gaps on Ephesus that I had been handed to a different agency the day before, and who hurried through the visit skipping many points. Our driver was good too - quick and knew the roads well.

I had a very good visit with Acetes and the only snitch was that lunch was not at a hotel with a thermal pool as explained in the itinerary, but at a roadside restaurant like most other tours are.

Date of experience: July 2012
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

While I was in Istanbul with my granddaughter and daughter we met Erol from the Acetes Travel. He gave us such a lot of information and material where to go and where to stay in this nice country and above all he gave us an idea of the hospitality of Turkish people. Thank you very very much for all the tips you gave. we spend a fantastic time in Turkey and if we come to Turkey again, we will definitly ask Erol from Acetes Travel to make the arrangements for us.

Date of experience: July 2011
3  Thank meltema
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

We just came back from a 1-day tour of Ephesus and it's a definite must-see in Turkey. We're so glad that we went on the trip through Acetes Travel.

Erol, the manager of Acetes Travel, is probably one of the nicest people that you'll meet. He called me during our trip to see how everything is going - first class customer service. We booked our travel with Erol over the phone and it was really easy and efficient. He confirmed our reservation over the phone and we arrived on the day-of to pay him for the trip.

I've had some pretty bad experiences with a different travel agency and I'm usually a bit wary of travel agencies in general but Erol and Acetes Travel is definitely a step above when it comes to customer service. HIghly recommend.

My friend and I only had a weekend to spare for an adventure outside of Istanbul and this worked out very well. We left for Ephesus on Friday night via an overnight bus. The tour started on Saturday at 9am and finished around 5pm. Then we took an overnight bus on the same day and arrived in Istanbul on Sunday morning.

It was a pretty jam packed trip but we were able to see everything that we wanted.

The only reason why I gave it 4 stars is because the company who took us on the tour around Ephesus spent 45 minutes at a Turkish Rug store. It was unfortunate but after talking with my fellow travellers, it seems to be common for all bus tours in Turkey. I felt bad for one of the travellers because this was his 3rd time going through a "Turkish rug" sales pitch. Whatever, you do, don't buy the rugs - such a rip off for the price and if you're from the United States, you wouldn't be able to receive it for 6-8 weeks. Buyer's remorse anyone?

Aside from the Turkish carpet sales pitch though, everything else went smoothly.

Erol is definitely the difference maker when it comes to Acetes Travel.

Date of experience: July 2011
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