Our guide was very helpful, always pleasant and patient. He went out of his way to fit extra things in when requested.. I feel I have learnt a lot about Turkey in a very short time. Credo Tours has made excellent arrangements and have been very clear about details. Mrs. E. Roberts (Christ Church, St. Laurance - St. James Pilgrimage 2000) NSW / Australia

I wanted to give you some feedback on our recent trip to Turkey to help you plan trips for your future clients.

I have travelled quite extensively throughout Europe, Asia, South and North America, and Australia. I have to say that Turkey was one of my favorite destinations. Aside from the natural charm and beauty of the mosques and city and country side, the people were extremely helpful and friendly.

Our contact in Turkey was Emre Bagdat at Credo Tours. He was absolutely outstanding. He checked up on us several times during our stay, just to make sure everything was okay. He changed our flights and hotel when we wanted to change our itinerary. Emre performed all his services cheerfully, as a caring friend would, rather than just a hired employee.

Our guide in Ephesus was also outstanding. He was very knowledgeable about the Bible, the location's history, and Ephesus's colorful economy. He had a refreshing blend of knowledge and enthusiasm.

Thank you again for all your help. Jully and I definitely plan to return to Turkey, and SOON! Elise Brisco Los Angeles / USA

Thank you for all your kind help. Hope to see you in America. Anne Murphy & Alice Cotter Washington D.C / USA

Thank you for all the assistance that you offered during my recent trip to Turkey. You helped to make it a most wonderful stay in Istanbul. I hope that on my next trip you and Credo will be involved
Spidert Kedelsky Seattle / USA

Thanks so much for helping to make our trip to Turkey one of the most delightful experiences we have ever had. Both the cruise and the land travel could not have been better. Charlene and I have sailed in many parts of the world but this cruise aboard the Piccolo from Fethiye to Bodrum was the best. The boat, the crew, the food, the waters, the antiquities visited lead us to urge our friends to contact you as soon as possible for a similar experience. We look forward to being in touch with you again and hope that our good reports will help a bit to increase the number of visitors to your hospitable land. Ed. & Charlene Gleazer New York / USA

You've printed many letters and articles about the splendors of Turkey, but there hasn't been much advice on planning an independent trip. We recommend using Credo Tours in Istanbul, an excellent local travel agency that specializes in working with independent travellers. In the past we haven't tried to use the expertise of local agents when planning our trips because we couldn't wait until we got in-country to make arrangements. But now there is a strong presence of foreign agents on the web willing and able to help one plan a vacation through e-mail.

We chose Credo Tours after e-mailing several Turkish travel agencies we found on the web. Through them we arranged a 4 week trip that included smaller hotels with local charm, 3 internal flights, a short escorted trip to see the eclipse, a week on a gulet, and private guides and drivers at many locations.

We decided to work with Credo Tours rather than other agencies (or on our own) for many reasons:

* They responded to our e-mail, usually within 24 hours.

* They answered all our (many) questions and really listened to our preferences and concerns.

* They gave us information on hotels that only local agents would have.

* They were able to get hotel prices that were better than advertised internet prices.

* They got us better deals on internal flights than we could have gotten from a US agent Cathy Ching & Mike Freedman / USA

Hoping that this email finds you happy and in good spirits. I just wanted to send you a "special" thank you for organizing the Turkey portion of our vacation. It was the best trip I have ever had. I love Turkey, the people and the food. Spending a week on the Piccolo gulet was the most incredible experience! I especially enjoyed swimming in the Mediterranean Sea every day.
Allie La Centra St. Helena, California / USA