I LOVED my Turkey adventure! I did not know what to expect and had never taken a group tour before. It was amazing. I was also travelling on my own but everyone was so warm and welcoming.
First, the hotels were well above expectation. Especially in Istanbul, Pammukale, and Ankara. The food was also good. This was simply outstanding value for the length and breadth of the tour.
Second, I found the pacing really good. We didn't see too much or too little in one day. We also covered so much ground from Anzac to Ephesus, Troy, Caravansei, Cappadocia, the Old Town in Istanbul - I cannot believe we traveled 3200 kms and it was so enjoyable.
Third, Orhan, our guide, was terrific. I did not want endless talks. He gave us enough information to enjoy and understand all the sites and then gave us time to explore on our own.. For me it was the perfect way to organize a tour. I found him funny, knowledgeable and accommodating .
Finally, it was wonderful to have my luggage taken care of, everything booked, no waiting lines and all the highlights of Turkey included.
My only suggestion would be to include the tour of Cappadoccia. I would just raise the tour cost and include it. It is so spectacular that I feel the tour MUST include it.
I cannot say enough good things about the tour. I am looking forward to booking another tour with Gate 1 and won't worry about being with a group or travelling solo again.