I hope your keeping well and have managed to relax a little after last week.
It was lovely to meet you.
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team for all your commitment, support and assistance.
You put a lot of hard work into the event and it was very much appreciated.
The event was a huge success and the team were very happy.
We are not an easy group to work with but your patience and dedication was not underestimated.
Thank you again for taking care of everything and I very much hope we can work together again.
I look forward to visiting Istanbul again.
I will call you next week to go through the final invoice.
Have a lovely weekend.
I just wanted to extend my thanks to Isak for a wonderful tour the other day - he was incredibly patient with me, and I enjoyed it immensely.
We are home from the most wonderful trip ending with all of you (except Anna) being our guides in Turkey.
You had promised you would send complete itineraries of each day so we will have our wonderful memories with exact names of where we were.
I would very much like to recommend all of you to some of our friends who are going to Turkey - each of you were terrific in your professional tours.
Jody Minsky & Paul Glaser
Dear Mr. Eskinazi:
Please excuse this late e-mail. I just wanted to thank you for setting up my tour. It served as excellent preparation for the rest of my trip to Turkey and the Gallipoli Peninsula. It also spurred my interest in Ottoman history and the civil war of 1922-1924. I have purchased a book on Kemal Ataturk and intend to follow your 7 June elections with interest. Please thank the tour guide for me.
Also, please thank and extend my regards to Colonel Toper. I enjoyed meeting him at the Hilton and had a lively discussion. While he was a student at US Marine Corps Command and General Staff College in Quantico, VA (about 30 minutes from my home), he wrote his paper on the Gallipoli campaign. His military background and excellent use of military terminology proved very useful.
It will be a while before I return, but I intend to bring my wife with me to see the wonders of Istanbul. My greatest surprise, and one of my delights, was to see so many beautiful tulips, which I had always associated with the Netherlands. That they originated in Turkey was something else I learned.
Joseph N. Flanz
I wanted to write to thank you for the informative and moving tour, and for your steadfast patience with my attempts to trace my grandmother's routes and find her story. Aline and I both had a wonderful time and enjoyed getting to spend the day with you.
I hope we did not wear you out with the long quest! Your expertise, along with your connection to Sait, whom my grandfather adored, made the day a great pleasure. And please thank Anna for the recipe for me!
Thank you for the wonderful tour guide. We had a fabulous day.
Emily and Paul Singer
Merci encore pour ce tour guidé de Galata, de Neve Shalom, du Musée Juif et cette balade en voiture jusqu'à la pointe de la Corne d'Or vers Balat. Ce fut une après-midi très enrichissante de l'histoire des juifs de Turquie et surtout de Constantinople !
Nous sommes contentes également sur le plan humain d'avoir fait ta connaissance et de profiter de tes connaissances historiques. Nous avons apprécié tes efforts et tes explications à leur juste valeur.
Je peux lire maintenant des livres tels que celui de 'Peskine' Les Eaux Troubles d'Europe" et situer les lieux dont elle parle ! J'ai eu un peu de mal à le démarrer puis je n'ai pas pu m'en défaire jusqu'à la fin en une nuit. J'espère qu'Anna appréciera.
Je vais rester bien sûr en contact avec toi au sujet du projet voyage car j'ai bien l'intention de revenir dans ce pays et cette ville fascinante. Je te tiendrai au courant après l'été.
J'espère ne pas avoir fait d'impair au sujet de l'argent à donner au Musée et à la Synagogue, tu me diras ?!
Bien cordialement Cher Izak et aussi à Anna.
Elisabeth (Lisa) Navarro
I wanted to thank you for helping us have wonderful tours in Turkey and Jordan. Today's tour of Petra was great and Zaid was a terrific guide. I will certainly recommend both of your companies to any of my friends traveling to this part of the world.
Abe & Greta Pineles
Perry and Roy really enjoyed their time with you and your brother, appreciated all of the information you shared and the places that you showed them in Istanbul.
Thank you for the excellent services you arranged for us.
Everything was perfect!
I will recomend you with everyone i know is going to Istanbul. We enjoy the city, the tour was excellent and also the guides.
First, thank you both so much for today's incredible tour. We obviously enjoyed it very much and hope we can use your services Saturday.
Second, thank you also for bringing my wallet and sunglasses back to the hotel. I'm sorry for the inconvenience but very much appreciate it. I was so nervous for a second! Please also thank the driver- I'm so grateful he found it and you were able to deliver everything.
Thank you again and hope you can join our party tomorrow night!
I must report back to you about how pleased we were with your company's services.
Nahit telephoned me and was extremely pleasant and great to deal with. We met him and all of our dealings with him were great. He was very patient when one of our credit cards didn't seem to be working and over the telephone we gave him another.
Erkal was a terrific person and guide. My wife and I totally enjoyed his company and his knowledge of all issues was outstanding. We then used Erkal on our 2nd tour of synagogues and, again, he was fantastic.
Please let both, Nahit and Erkal, know how pleased we were.
We will certainly recommend your company's services to anyone we know travelling to Turkey.
we really wanted to thank you again for the amazing day we spent with you!
Thanks to your guidance we were able to see much of Jewish Istanbul and discover many of its historical sites and synagogues.
We are extremely grateful and thankful for your kindness. We had a great and meaningful day together! merci,
Muchas gracias, Isak.
El tour fue muy bueno y usted sabe mucho de la historia turca y de los sitios y trayectoria judía.
Un abrazo muy afectuoso, muchas gracias,
We thank you very much for the wonderful day of touring in Istanbul. You really exceeded our expectations!
I would like to take this time to wish Anna, Isaac, Umit and Nahit a Happy and Healthy New Year and to thank all of you for the excellent job you did in coordinating my tour to Istanbul and Turkey.
You were a pleasure to work with and very professional. I will definitely be back in Turkey and look forward to working with you again. I am working on two tours that include Turkey for next year, along with my regular Jewish Greece Tour. I know my Greek tour is a go but need to work out the details of the other two before I can promote them. I will get back to you on this.
Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos – September 2014
Dear Isak, Anna, Umit and Nahit,
We wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for taking such great care of us and every single detail, of our recent visit to Istanbul.
We have been home for almost a week now and there isn't a conversation that doesn't in some way circle back to our trip.
From the minute we met Umit we knew we were in good hands. Everything was planned, thought of and taken care of making our stay in Istanbul perfect.
From the finest hotel to the most wonderful meals and experiences, our visit was spectacular.
The smells of the Spice market, the energy of Istalik street, the magnificent mosques and of course the Bosphorus cruise are just a few of the many memories that have touched us deeply.
All of that pales to the feelings and connections we have made with Umit and Nahit. They were the very best part of the trip.
Words cannot adequately express our gratitude for all that you did and shared to make our visit the most wonderful experience. We miss you greatly and look forward to a day, we hope soon, we are together again.
With love, gratitude and full hearts we thank you and miss you,
Kristen & Chris Goldberg
PS - Nahit, we must talk about the NBA draft! (Chris)
We have attached a few pictures we thought you might like to have.
Stan and I have returned to Paris bringing with us the wonderful memories of the day we spent with you in Istanbul last week. We learned so much from you, not only about the history of the Jewish presence in Turkey, but also about Turkish history, in general.
Thank you again for a marvelous tour. Needless to say, we will highly recommend you, as well as your company, Examplar, to anyone wanting a tour of Istanbul (Jewish, as well as secular). When Stan and I will organize our photos, we will send the ones that we took of you.
With warm wishes for a wonderful Pesach,
Elaine and Stan Lemeshow
hope you and your family are well. I arrived home yesterday, exhausted but very happy. We had a great holiday thanks in part to your ideas. I think the highlight for all of us was the Gullet tour. I was so nervous about booking it without really understanding what it was, but it was great (especially the catering).
Dear Mr. Umit
I am late in thanking you for all the arrangements you made for me during my recent visit to Ephesus. Everything was perfect, especially the Tour Guide who I liked very much and who was quite knowledgeable and pleasant. As you know, Ephesus was a very special place.
Regards, Richard Keeton
It has been a great experience to enjoy your friendship and to learn from your mastery of archaeology and culture.
You are such a knowledgeable guide. Learned so much from you and you expanded our knowledge in so many ways.
Prof. Peter Lancaster
I am writing to thank you for being such a wonderful guide.
Your knowledge and experience made our trip to Istanbul truly memorable. We all enjoyed our visit enormously and this was mainly down to you.
We would love to see you in London and do please contact both of us if you intend to visit your daughter at any time.
Once again many thanks and we hope to see you and Anna in London.
I shall certainly recommend you to any of my friends who are planning a visit to Istanbul.
Merle and I arrived home safely with wonderful memories of Istanbul thanks to both of you. We have in addition photographs featuring you and Merle.
The honesty that you showed us resulting in a transfer to a much better location close to the action, was something that we shall never forget.
Isak , I had to laugh when we told you that Jo was a woman and not a man.
Not that our opinion counts but we will continue to recommend to our friends a MUST visit to Istanbul utilising your excellent services.
Michael and Merle Lipow
Pam and I arrived home here in Franklin, Tennessee, late last night. Out trip was nothing short of wonderful, including the personal tour you provided in Istanbul. Of all the places we toured, Istanbul is by far the most complex and fascinating. Your narrative provided us with a deeper understanding and appreciation for its history and current day issues.
We will not hesitate to recommend you and Examplar to our friends and relatives traveling to Istanbul.
I wanted to take a few minutes before our departure to thank you so much for a very informative and enjoyable two days in your beautiful city, made all the more special by you kind and interesting guidance.
We learned so much in a short period of time..our only regret is that we didn't have more time to spend in your company. Hope you were not too tired to enjoy your evening last night, and wish you a very nice trip to Hoboken and an early Mazel Tov on the birth of your new grandson.
Until we meet again, our very best wishes for much health and happiness.
Eva and David Fuhrman
Thank you so much for a wonderful tour. We learned quite a bit and really enjoyed all of the sights.
We also had the most fantastic day with Mehmet in Bodrum, visiting the 3 sites. Thank you so much for making the arrangements!
We want to thank you for all you help and assistance with our trip to Istanbul. And especially for our day tour with you.
We enjoyed it immensely. And it was lovely to meet your wife Anna. Istanbul is truly an amazing and fascinating city.
We hope you are all safe there.
Robyn and Herschel Landes
We had a great time in Istanbul with you. Took some fabulous pictures and talk about the trip to everyone.
Thank you for your guidance and hospitality in visiting your fascinating city.
We thoroughly enjoyed Oz and Umit in Ephesus and Istanbul.
You can be proud of the professionalism, knowledge, and quality that they bring to your clients.
We will certainly recommend your company to any of our friends traveling to your country in the future.
Rita and Mark Doyne
Thanks to all of you, especially our excellent guide Umit, for making our visit both enjoyable (as in FUN!) and interesting.
We're returned to Houston as raving fans of your services and of Istanbul.
Nat and Jill Levy.
Thank you so much for a wonderful day yesterday! We really enjoyed everyminute of our tour!
Your knowledge and professionalism really gave us an insight into the city.
As well as your company was enjoyed by both of us.
Andrea & Allen Algaze
Isak: I wanted to say how happy Barb and I were with your company’s services.
Our guide, Hilda was informative, engaged, passionate about the turkish history and culture. Hilda's depth of knowledge was superb and I was in awe of how much she knows. We simply loved spending time with Hilda - listening to the history and all of the stories she shared with us. We both learned so much from Hilda.
Our lunches with Hilda were some of our favorite meals while in Istanbul and Hilda also had great suggestions on what to do during the evenings. Hilda also made a reservation for us at the Turkish spa which ended our vacation and it was simply perfect and a genuine experience.
I would also like to say that Ahmed our driver was excellent. The traffic in Istanbul was unbelievable and we were there during the off season and Ahmed was simply on time and able to manage all the meeting places with Hilda. We can't imagine what traffic is like during season in Istanbul.
We have already recommended you to our travel agent because we got to you from our friends Esta and Tom Czik.
Again, we are raving about Hilda and our time in Istanbul.
Jan Studin March
This is just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed being with Ekin. She was great as was the driver. We will certainly refer to you anyone we know who might be considering a trip to Istanbul.
Steve Margolin April 2013
My wife and I have just finished our third tour with Hilda. I have to tell you that we could not have been more satisfied. She was everything one could wish for in a tour guide.
We would have no hesitation recommending your services to any friends who may come to Istanbul.
Thank you so much, we had a truly memorable time in Istanbul thanks to Hilda.
Thank you so much for your wonderful services. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgable.
I gave your contact info to a person today and may be contacting you next week.
Once again, tks
Thank you very much for the amazing time we have spent with your company. People asked me what was the highlight of our trip and I could not pinpoint anything because everything was so exciting.
Please send our love to our guide.
Greta & Ben
Jenny & Garry
Thanks again for all your help in making our visit to Turkey so enjoyable and memorable. We’ve enjoyed every part of it: Ephesus, Cappadocia, Istanbul…
Hope to visit back again.
Our guide in Instanbul was fantastic. Thank you for a wonderful day We have put Turkey on our list for a longer visit and will be certainly in touch with you.
We will be recommending you to our friends.
thank you for all
mark weiner and family
I have spoken to the Plotkins and they were very pleased with their driver and particularly their guide Mustafa.
They thought he was extremely knowledgeable, had a very engaging personality and enjoyed all the places that he took them. They especially enjoyed dinner at a local family home which they said was one of the best meals they ever had. They had a great time shopping as well.
They loved their time in Cappadocia and described it as magical and life changing.
Thank you very much for your assistance with my clients and for offering the additional tour on Monday evening.
I hope that we have the opportunity to work together again sometime.
Hi Umit, I heard from both the Anschers and the Sedrishs and they really enjoyed your guides. I will certainly be using your services in the future as will the agents in my office.
Thank you again for your wonderful work.
Just to thank you for our tour and our guide !!!
We had a wonderful time in Istanbul love your
And will send any friends or family should they travel
to Istanbul to contact you.
Thanks again !!
Astrid Sommer de Junco
Just a few words to thank you once again for your patience and attentions while in Istambul.
We had a great time, our tour guide Isak is the best. We really enjoy him and our tours.
Thanks very Much,
Guillermo de Roux
Good afternoon, Isak -
I apologize for the delay in acknowledging your generous gift on our behalf.
Thank you very much for your kindness.
Martha and I had a wonderful stay in Istanbul. Umit was informative, conscientious, energetic (maybe more energetic than us!) and flexible.
Besides seeing the typical highlights of the city, we appreciated going into neighborhoods that most tourists don't see on short visits and we had a good sampling of local color, markets, and food at his guidance.
The Jewish focus on Friday was very meaningful for us, especially being able to attend services at the Ashkenaz synagogue - a fascinating and unforgettable experience.
Istanbul and its people are remarkable...we hope to return some day.
Please feel free to use us as a reference for your services and for Umit in particular.
Again, we deeply appreciate the gift you made.
Martha and Harold Heft
I just wanted to let you know that we have truly enjoyed our days in Istanbul and Athens.
Excellent tours, great tour guides.
Thank you for everything
Dear Mr. Eskinazi,
Our tour was excellent, as was the dinner/show.
It was a pleasure to work with your company.
Again, thank you.
thanks for a great tours of your beautiful country. We will certainly recommend your company to anyone who will visit your country.
Dear Mr. Yildirim;
Just a short note to tell you that we were very pleased with our day in Istanbul and with Ekin. She is knowledgeable and easy to understand and very pleasant to be with. We were able to see a lot despite a tight schedule and what seemed like unseasonably chilly weather.
Thank you for your arrangements.
We enjoyed our tour very much and were very pleased with our guides.
We will forward your contact information to anyone who visits your beautiful country.
Dr. J. Maser
Thank you again for touring my daughter Noa and I when we were in Istanbul two weeks ago. We had an outstanding day with you and one that was memorable, educational, interesting and fun. We felt so grateful for the opportunity all the way around especially since it was all decided within about 24 hours!!
You were fantastic and Inci who toured my family earlier in the month was also amazing. Thank you for such quality supervision and execution, we had wonderful visits to Istanbul both times.
I remember asking you what your personal favourite places to visit were and I wrote them down but now I cannot find the paper! I would be so grateful if you would share that again with me. There were so many places I had never even heard of before!
Good luck with everything and it would be my pleasure to refer you and hopefully enlist your services again.
Thank you again,
Deborah Kattler Kupetz
I just wanted to tell you how wonderful you made our trip to Istanbul and Ephesus. We absolutely couldn’t have done it without you. It’s taken a while to get back on Oklahoma time, etc.
We’re just going through the pictures now.
Hope you’re feeling well.
Remember, Tulsa is just a hop away from Houston!
Sherri and Stuart Goodall
We had wonderful tours through your company.
Too much to see in one trip. Will need to come back. Thanks again for all your assistance in making this a truly unforgettable experience. Thanks as well for your consideration of one our parties physical limits and the stimulating conversation.
Barbara and Harold Martens
Joe and I just wanted to thank you for making our adventure to Istanbul so wonderful! From the moment we met Nahit at Ataturk upon Arrival to our goodbyes on Sunday, things could not have been better! Isak absolutely made our trip! He was knowledgable while being personable, funny and a sheer joy to be with! Our Driver was superb as well (Isak very much enjoyed having him) and the van proved invaluable! Thank you for all of your assistance and we look forward to not only OUR return, but sending any & all friends traveling to Istanbul your way!! Thanks again and have a wonderful balance of the Summer!
Leslie & Joe Schaller
On behalf of our family, I wish to extend to you and your team our thanks for an excellent organization to make our visit to Istambul, a memorable one.
Although I understand that one day is a very short stay to be able to really appreciate the magnificence of your city, you made it easy for us to have the best possible tour. It was also no help the fact that such a large group of teenagers wanted to take pictures on every corner.
Thank you so much. I hope to be able to return and spend more days in
your beautiful Istambul.
I am recommending you and forwarding your contact details to other travel agencies in Panama.
Ricardo Lince Boyd
Dear Isak and Anna,
This morning we had been talking about Isak, wondering who he was leading around beautiful Istanbul, whether at that moment he was looking over his beloved Bosphorus and illuminating its fascinating history.
We have spoken about our trip nearly every day since arriving home, and have fond memories of our time together. Returning to Turkey is a priority!
In the near future we will put together some of our photos online and share a link with you. Until then and beyond, we wish you health and every happiness and hope all of your clients are wonderful people!
The bond we felt with you only after a few days together is very strong, and is a testament to your beautiful nature.
Our time with is embedded in our hearts and truly hope to see you if you have the chance when you are stateside.
Don't forget to make the balloon!
Tom & Melissa Goosmann August 2012
Thank you for the wonderful educational and enlightening tour you gave us in Istanbul. We will not hesitate to recommend you to our friends should they visit Istanbul and hope that we will meet you again in the future for another tour
Ruby and Jeremy Alton August 2012
Many many thanks for such a wonderful stay in your beautiful city!
You are amazing such knowledge, kindness and patience.
We so appreciate our time together.
Je voudrais vous remercier pour votre aide et le partage de toutes vos connaissances avec nous, lors de notre court (mais très agréable) séjour à Istanbul.
Tout s’est merveilleusement déroulé et ce, certainement grâce à vous aussi.
Nous gardons vos coordonnées pour pouvoir les passer à tous ceux qui iront en Turquie.
Toute l’équipe se joint à moi pour vous remercier encore une fois.
Hasta la vista !
Susana dos Santos September 2012
Isak and Anna...
I have been in constant motion since our excellent tour. Please give me the name of our guide again, since I didn't formally note it when we were together.
She was a wonderful fount of information on Jewish history in Istanbul. She illuminated all that we had hoped for. Our last visit on the Asian-side synagogue was particularly remarkable.
We had a wonderful time with your niece, Hilda. She shared some valuable information that enhanced our experience; we were able to return to the Jewish Quarter on Sunday for the European Jewish Day celebration, and go into the Neve Shalom Synagogue, then heard a concert at the Ahkenaz Synagogue.
Isak, good morning, when we returned things got a bit hectic we me at work as a result this e-mail was delayed but not forgotten.
First of all on behalf of the group, myself we will like to extend our gratitude to you and your associates a hearth-felt thanks for a well organized and well planned tours for all the cities (Venice, Athens, Split, Kotor, Santorini, Istanbul, Ephesus, Mykonos) we visited.
A special thanks to all the tour guides and escorts for their, knowledge professionalism and friendliness.
We will certainly pass over your information to any of our friends and family that may be interested to use your services.
Again many thanks, wishing you a successful business with god’s blessings and guidance.
A very special thanks to you and the young man that escorted the group to the night club on October 10/2012, my husband had a wonderful time on his Birthday..
We will recommend your company to anyone.
We will always remember our wonderful trip toIstanbul. Hilda was a wonderful guide with so much knowledge, spunk and poise that we will definitely not forget her. Please send her our regards. Thank you again for making our trip such a success. Also thanks for the wonderful itinerary for both Istanbul and Athens. We also loved that part of the trip.
Bobbi and Joel Scherr
Thank you for an exciting and well-planned trip that was nothing less than amazing. We were especially fortunate to have your knowledgeable guidance to Jewish sites. I will recommend your services to everyone we know considering a visit to Turkey .
Laurie J. Wasserman
Thank you for all your assistance. We enjoyed our visit to Istanbul very much and were extremely pleased with all the services you provided. The itinerary was just right and our guide was friendly and informative.
Buzzy and Gloria Bluestone
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you and your company representatives.
Izmir was fascinating.
All guides were so knowledgeable and caring.
We would clearly recommend Turkey and your company to others.
I do hope we will meet again,
© Examplar Travel Services 2016 |
Anna & Isak Eskinazi Ltd. |
Nisantasi Ihlamuryolu Guney Ap. No: 83 D: 3
34365 Sisli Istanbul | Designed by Umit Yildirim
© Examplar Travel Services 2016 |
Anna & Isak Eskinazi Ltd. |
Nisantasi Ihlamuryolu Guney Ap. No: 83 D: 3
34365 Sisli Istanbul | Designed by Umit Yildirim