We were fortunate to be drawn out of the ballot for the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing and chose Samyeli Travel 9 day ANZAC Tour.
The communication before the trip was excellent and despite our flight being delayed by 2 hours they were patiently waiting at the airport to pick us up. Back at the hotel that evening we meet the rest of our group and our guide Semih.
Having been to Turkey before we had an understanding of what to expect in accommodation and food but was hoping for a bit more historical information and we were not let down. Semih apart from being incredibly knowledgeable on the subject he was talking about he was extremely passionate about his country’s history.
Nothing was too much trouble for Semih and he went out of his way to ensure everybody enjoyed their time on the tour.
Our driver Mostafa was excellent not only keeping us safe for the 9 days but despite speaking little English would never fail to say good morning to everybody and communicate the best he could.
Our group got along extremely well made all the easier by the efforts of Semih and the rest of the team at Samyeli TravelCraig E.Melbourne