"Now that we are back home and settled, I wanted to let you know what a wonderful trip we had to Turkey. We placed ourselves in your hands and are so glad we did! Our guides were knowledgeable, professional and fun. Are they all that good in Turkey? Because it felt like we hit the jackpot! We were very happy with all our accommodations and we understand you left some of the restaurant choices to our guides. That was a good idea because the local restaurants were both charming and delicious. We had a very good day our last day and we really appreciate your flexibility with the last minute change of plans. We all loved visiting Turkey - what a vibrant and fascinating country! We waited a long time to visit and it was worth the wait. If you don't hear from another member of my party, I know I speak for us all when I say that we were extremely happy with your service and will definitely be recommending it to anyone considering a visit to Turkey. Thank you for facilitating a wonderful trip.
"We are most touched that you clearly read carefully what we sent you. Perhaps the most important thing that we wanted to convey to you was the very deep interest (in your most beautiful and profoundly interesting country) that you sparked in both of us. We do indeed like to think of ourselves as travelers rather than tourists and we loved your description of the former as people who “ feel a place, stop to breathe its air and touch its culture ” who..” laugh and think and explore”…and who… “learn something, perhaps something fundamental, about themselves, the world they live in, and the people who inhabit it with them”. Well done Sirma and well done Credo for this philosophy. We consider ourselves most fortunate to have met you. "Richard H and Oriane H, ~ Hong Kong
“Our trip was AMAZING ... and we relished every moment. Turkey was a definite favourite .. and each place had its own special charm. Our guided tours and accompanied days were incredible, and we met some lovely people. Credo Tours (Turkey) came to the party, and we could not fault the pick ups, hotels or transfers. There was a lot of walking on the trip - and a lot of eating (the food everywhere was very generous). Turkey was quite good value, and a lot cheaper for food, coffee etc. The whole trip really was super fabulous ...... and if we ever can afford to go away like that again .... we will MOST definitely be booking with you."Jayne and James M, ~ New Zealand
“We have returned home. We thoroughly enjoyed our travels in Turkey including all the hotels, the restaurants and the guides, We are very pleased with Credo tours. Please feel free to pass along our contact email to any potential clients who would like feedback or a recommendation. We are on a mission to send more Americans to Turkey!
“Credo Tours of Istanbul helped me to plan a fabulous three week trip to Turkey for May 2016. From the time I first emailed for information last September to the finish of our trip last week, Credo surpassed my expectations. After researching Turkey, my husband and I decided on our must-see sights in Istanbul, Bursa and Iznik, Cappadocia, Antalya, and Sirince (Ephesus area). Based on our preferences, Credo planned an itinerary for us which included hotels, transfers, guides, and domestic flights between our chosen destinations. They even arranged a day cruise for us on the Lycian coast. Using Credo was so much easier than trying to figure out all the logistics of how and when to get between destinations in the most efficient way. The hotels in which we stayed, all ideally located, were small and cozy with friendly staff and delicious breakfasts. We learned so much from our four private guides, all knowledgeable, professional, personable, and totally fluent in English. Every day, lunch was a new culinary adventure in local, less touristy places. Much of our trip was spent hiking amid Greco-Roman ruins on the Mediterranean and in peaceful valleys and caves in Cappadocia, and admiring the beauty of 15th century mosques, but Credo Tours can design an itinerary based on your own interests. It doesn’t get much better than that!"Laura & Howard B, Houston, ~ Texas, USA
“We are now home from our trip to Gallipoli and the Western Front (and other places as well). How nice it was to meet up with you in Paris at the Gare du Nord (of all places!) and have a quick chat. On behalf of the ‘Miffo Mob” I just want to tell you how great both the Gallipoli and Western Front tours were and in particular both of our guides, Bitsy and Jo.
Bitsy was just a gem with her knowledge, fun and laughter, and attentiveness to everyone’s needs – you could do no better than to keep her engaged for future tour groups. She left us with two memories of herself, her expressive use of the word “exactly” and her touch of her gambling side with the saying “oh........50/50” each time we asked of the weather prospects or some other question which required a “yes/no” type of answer (we laughed a lot about this). Jo was the consummate tour guide on the Western Front and whilst she kept us on the move, she didn’t miss a beat with her facts and figures and detailed explanations (maps on the ground with her twig pointer stick). We thoroughly enjoyed her company and the detailed information she imparted to us all. Her organising skills were exemplary which more than showed just what a professional she really is. Again, keep hold of her as she is really great. If you could pass on our appreciation in some form or another to both Bitsy and Jo we would really appreciate it as they are both worth their weight in gold! Again, many thanks for your organisation of two great tours.
“Finally I sit down to write this email to you. My husband and I both wanted to thank you for the nice arrangements you made for us and made our trip very comfortable and easy to cover. This is a beautiful country but one can have difficulty without good help. We covered quite a bit and did not feel the stress at all. Thank you again. We enjoyed all the guides we met here, especially Lale was special and took care of us very well. I will write to her but also please thank her on our behalf. Thank you again and I will be sure to convey your contact for tours to our friends in the US who wish to visit this beautiful city and country. It was indeed nice of you to join us for lunch and we got to meet you. I have attached a picture we took in the spice market.
“The Columbia contingent arrived back in Columbia safely on Sunday evening our flights and connections all went well . We all had a wonderful and memorable trip and want to thank you, especially, and Credo Tours for all that you did to make that possible. From the beginning, when we were planning the trip, while we were in Turkey, and until we arrived home, you were responsive and attentive to our needs. You made wonderful suggestions to enhance our trip such as the visit to the hamam on the first day and the balloon ride in Cappadocia. All of our hotels were excellent providing a comfortable stay in unique accommodations. You checked with us at every location to ensure that everything was going well. You responded quickly and efficiently to our needs.The four guides that Credo selected to lead us, Abdullah in Istanbul, Eyup in Cappadocia, Yesim in Ephesus, and Canan in Bodrum, along with the drivers, were outstanding. They each provided us extensive knowledge about and insight into the history, politics, and archaeology of the sites we visited and the people of Turkey through the ages. The restaurants that they selected for lunch gave us a taste for the fabulous food in Turkey. And, each of them went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was memorable by making excellent recommendations about how we might modify the planned itinerary to add additional/different sites that would be important to see. They provided a broad understanding and appreciation for Turkey and its people in both the urban and rural areas. They also extended each day as needed to accommodate our needs. We can't thank them enough for making our trip special. In closing, on behalf of Vicky, Barbara, Aaron, and Janelle, I want to thank you for everything. You helped plan and execute a trip that will provide lifetime memories of Turkey and has us yearning for a return. You are the best! I will provide a similar review on Trip Advisor. If there is anything else we can do to help you, please let me know.
“My friends and I had an absolutely fantastic 6 days in Istanbul. We wish we could have stayed longer. There were so many highlights - it will remain a highly memorable experience for the rest of our days. On behalf of my friends (Neil, John, Mirko and Rory) I would like to thank Nazli so much for being such an excellent guide on our tour of the Topkapi, Blue Mosque and Haghia Sophia. Not only was she highly informative about those key sites but she gave us so much more interesting information about the history, culture, politics etc.. of Istanbul and Turkey in general. She was extremely patient and tolerant of our endless questions and put up with our English ‘humour’ very well too. Please pass on our personal thanks and appreciation to Nazli for being such a great guide. Based on our experience I’d have no hesitation in highly recommending Credo Tours to anyone visiting Istanbul.
Very best wishes. "
“We did not know what to expect in Istanbul and were delighted and thrilled with our tour guide, Esra, who was arranged for us by Sirma, owner and operator of Credo Tours. The organization and pickups were punctual, seamless and tailored to our complete enjoyment over two days. Perfect itinerary seeing all the highlights and local lifestyle. Very glad to have been recommended to you, Sirma. Esra is a Turkish gem. Many thanks."James & Elizabeth W, Sydney ~ Australia
“We were a group of 9 including 2 teenagers and 3 kids looking to visit Istanbul and the Bosphorus. We reached out to many companies but the service we got from Ezgi and how quickly she answered our questions and built the perfect itinerary for us is why we decided to book with them. Our guide Adnan knew the city and attractions and even modify our scheduled when the lines at the Blue Mosque were too long, he was amazing with the kids and made them love discovering the history of Istanbul, when then went to a fantastic restaurant for some Kebab and the quickly hit the spice market to the cruise the Bosphorus on a private yacht. This was a once in a life time experience and thank Adnan for such an amazing day!"Marc G ~ Montreal, Canada
“We were a group of 9 Australians visiting Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pergamum. Credo Tours organized our 11 days which included hotel accommodation, sight visits, guides, food and all internal travel. Her attention to detail was superb and far beyond expectations. She is fluent in English and so are her guides. In addition she organized personal (non tourist) visits to private homes for both lunch and dinner so we experienced Turkey in a more personal way. I am already planning a second visit to Turkey in the future and of course will be working with her."Priscilla C ~ Sydney, Australia
“I just arrived back in France and wanted to let you know what a wonderful trip Kristin, my dad and I had in Turkey. We didn't want to leave!! Thank you so much for your
involvement in making our trip so great, everything went so smoothly, the guides were all incredibly informative and nice, the hotels and restaurants were more than great. My dad
was genuinely touched by the birthday surprises you organised -- we were all totally surprised last night when the restaurant brought out a special dessert for him! It was a real
pleasure to meet you in Istanbul and I wish you the very best for the future. Please get in touch if you ever plan to visit Montpellier; I definitely hope to come back to Turkey one day.
Kristin is planning to send you some pictures when she gets back to the US.
Again, thanks so much for everything.
“Thank you for helping to plan our wonderful holiday in Turkey. We have had a lovely time here and feel like we managed to see and experience quite a bit in the time that we are here. Thank you for being patient and accommodating to our requests. It is a little weird that we have not met face to face, yet you've been an instrumental part of our Turkish adventure! We brought you a little something from our part of the world, we hope you like it. If you are ever in Singapore, or even South East Asia, please do look us up.
“I didn't want any more time to pass before thanking you for making our stay in Istanbul so wonderful. You arranged everything perfectly for us, including my marvelous tour of the Biennial this afternoon with a guide named Bora. I highly recommend him. Larry, Renee and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit and the two days spent with Yavuz. No one is better at explaining, interpreting and highlighting the best of your beautiful city. Our meals were delicious. The hotel was excellent and in a terrific location. I'm sure I will think of more to say when I'm coherent but I look forward to returning to Istanbul with Credo Tours!!!!
“Thank you very much for all, I appreciated your services and professionality demonstrated from our guide. I'll heartily recommend my friends Credo Tours.
All the best,"
“We were a group of six friends ( 03 couples ) visiting Turkey in August / September. We visited Capadocisa, Kusadasi, Bodrum and Istanbul. Credo helped us to have just an amazing trip!! Credo suggested the itinerary, hotels, tours. We had the best Spanish speaking guides, very attentive, informative. The vans and drivers were also very good, clean, with mineral water. And drivers were always on time!! On my birthday, Credo suggested an amazing restaurant in Istanbul ( Fine Dine ) and organized a very special birthday dinner for us!! They even sent me a beautiful birthday present!! Thanks Credo. I highly recommend Credo for everyone who intends to visit Turkey!!"Marta M ~ Brazil