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Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips

Antalya, Turkey
+90 538 623 81 86
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Best of Both Worlds: Private Tour - Affordable Pricing

Thanks Aykut for hosting us in Antalya during our weekend stay this August. Originally, we had... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jennifer M
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Beirut, Lebanon
The best of Turkey

Travelling around Turkey with Aykut was only a fantastic experience. We found Aykut to be a... read more

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Reviewed 26 July 2017
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Expert Led Private Turkey Tour. Turkey travels is an independent travel agency in Turkey specializing in planning private tours, small group tours and gulet cruises. It was founded by Aykut Altınısık, a Turkish Archaeologist and certified tour guide. Aykut graduated from the University in Turkey as a classical archaeologist. He has worked on archaeological excavations and survey research programs all around Turkey including Ephesus and Smyrna. Aykut became qualified as a national certified tour guide in 1997. He has worked as a tour leader and tour guide for the most reputable tour operators. We arrange escorted private Turkey tours which include 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.
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“private tour” (14 reviews)
“pancakes” (5 reviews)
“day tour” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Antalya, Turkey
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+90 538 623 81 86

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks Aykut for hosting us in Antalya during our weekend stay this August. Originally, we had emailed Aykut to take us to the Pamukkale UNESCO world heritage site. Gradually, things just added on and on because we realized what a great experience it was. We...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Travelling around Turkey with Aykut was only a fantastic experience. We found Aykut to be a well-informed and very knowledgeable guide with great sense of adventure. Nothing was a problem for him and he always made sure we were comfortable throughout the trip. He went...More

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear Kamila, It was a real pleasure for me to serve you and spending time with you. I look forward to seeing you again on another trip in Turkey. Kind regards Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist and licensed tour guide

Reviewed 9 June 2017

We booked a private tour with Aykut. I don’t know much about Ancient Turkey and wanted to immerse in the culture and understand the history behind the ruins. Aykut was a great source of knowledge. He gave me a in depth history lesson and painted...More

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you very much for your nice words. I am so glad that you had a great day. I hope to see you again in the future. All the best, Aykut Antalya-Turkey

Reviewed 26 April 2017

It was a real pleasure spending the day with Aykut - we had 3 adults and 3 children, aged 10-14. Aykut's descriptions made the ancient city of Perge come alive, I actually could imagine the shopkeepers, covered walkways, the cascading water at the bathouse while...More

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you very much for your nice words about our trip. I am pleased to hear that you all had a beautiful day. It was a real pleasure to meet and serve you. I hope to meet you again in the future. All the best,...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Had a private tour with Aykut who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The sites are amazing and Aykut really draws you into the history, telling the story rather than just pointing out historical facts. Really enjoyed the day and Aykut even dropped off us at...More

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you very much for your nice words about our trip. I am pleased to hear that you all had a beautiful day. I hope to see you again in another trip. All the best, Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist and tour guide Antalya-Turkey

Reviewed 26 January 2017

Aykut picked us up at our hotel near Antalya and gave us a private tour to Perge and Aspendos, providing historical context of the sites in Turkey, and the broader world. From ancient bronze age, to Hittites, to Seljuk, Greek & Roman empires, and from...More

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

I am so glad to hear that you have enjoyed our tours. I hope to see you again and be your guide. All the best, Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist- Tour Guide

Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We had a private tour with Aykut visiting Perge, Aspendos and Side. It included a delicious lunch of savoury Turkish pancakes cooked fresh at a local village farm. Aykut was intelligent and inspirational with his diverse knowledge of Turkish ancient heritage. He could answer any...More

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Hi Sharon, I am so gald that I met you in Antalya. I want to thank you for a wonderful tour. I hope we can discover other great sights of Turkey together in the future. Best, Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist-Guide

Reviewed 5 July 2016

Aykut were our guide during our visit to the ancient cities of Perge, Aspendos and Side. I have no words to describe how great was the time we had visiting these places with someone with such great knowledge about the Greco-Roman heritage, it was essential...More

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for your nice words about our trip. I am pleased to hear that you had a beautiful day. I hope to see you again in the future. All the best, Aykut Altınışık Archaeologist and tour guide Antalya-Turkey

Reviewed 21 June 2016

This charming guy is not only a very smooth driver but he knows more than any other guide about the Greco-Roman Heritage of the Antalya area. We spent a rainy May Sunday afternoon with him in Perge and Aspendos. It was the best part of...More

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2016

Hi Alan, Thank you for your nice words and the comments about our day tour. It was a very enjoyable tour also for me. Thank you so much. I am glad that I have met you for a tour in Antalya. I hope we can...More

Reviewed 19 June 2016

Aykut provided us with a well-structured, informative and thoroughly professional tour around key classical sites near Belek and Antalya. In emails prior to our flight out to Turkey, Aykut was helpful in suggestions as to the best use of our time. On the ground he...More

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TurkishArchaeologist, Owner at Turkey Explorer Archaeological & Cultural Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Dear Jonathan, It was a very enjoyable tour also for me. Thank you so much. I am glad that I have met you for a tour in Antalya. I hope we can tour Turkey together as well.

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