Reviews From Our Valuable Guests

Below, we proudly present a selection of feedback from our valued guests. Their experiences reflect the dedication and passion we pour into every tour and service we offer. Whether it’s the captivating walks through historic Istanbul, the enchanting explorations of Ephesus, or the surreal experiences in Cappadocia, each review sheds light on the unique and memorable moments our guests have cherished. We believe that these testimonials speak volumes about the quality and richness of the experiences we strive to provide. So, take a moment to peruse these reflections from those who have journeyed with us, and imagine the wonderful possibilities that await you. Your own story of adventure and discovery in Turkey is just a tour away – we’re excited to be a part of it and look forward to adding your feedback to our collection of treasured guest experiences.

I just wanted to say thank you for coordinating our tour and providing the guide. Everything worked out as planned and my family enjoyed each of the places we visited. The guide was professional and friendly and understood our needs well. I will certainly recommend your company to my friends and family.

Eric Fischer

July 2023

Dear Umit And Sofia:

We would like thank you for the arrangements you did during our trip to Istanbul, it really exceeded our expectations, and you can be sure we will always recommend your company to our friends and relatives.

We would like to make special mention about our tour guide Isaac, his knowledge about all the landmarks, historic sites, including the Jewish heritage and specially his kindness helped to made our tour amazing and memorable. He is the best.

Thanks again and best regards

Regina & Moises

June 2023


We contacted Eskinazi Private Tours having searched extensively through the internet. We had several conversations by email with Sofia agreeing what we considered to be a very acceptable price when comparing it to our cruise provider’s offerings in Istanbul. Being both in our middle-70s but travelling with our daughter and grandson (19) we were keen to avoid over stretching ourselves while keeping it interesting for the younger group members. We limited ourselves to visiting Topkapi palace, Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar with a late addition of the Underground Cistern.

Our guide Nahit met us from the ship at the agreed time of 9am with a driver, who took us to the Underground Cistern. Nahit led us to the entrance avoiding the line queuing. The cistern was really well-worth a visit, we were all glad we made the late addition to the programme. Moving on, we moved towards the exit of the Hagia Sofia, where Nahit persuaded the staff to let us ‘oldies’ avoid the line for the entrance while the youngsters queued with Nahit while he found someone he knew (he seems to know everyone in Istanbul) to take them towards the front of the line while we waited inside. It was a short wait before Nahit explained the history of the building in its’ several guises and several religions. After our visit, Nahit took us to yet another of his contacts where we could use ‘the facilities’ and see the other wares offered, in a house where the owner had resisted the temptation to sell to Hilton hotels (the neighbouring properties have indeed now been converted into a Hilton branded property).

We moved on to visit Topkapi and to see the artefacts collected by a succession of Sultans and featured in the film of the same name (1964). Nahit then took us to a restaurant which gave us a welcome break for lunch before setting off via an Iznic tile designer (8th generation personified in our demonstration!) to the Grand Bazaar. It would be fair to say that we were all flagging a bit but we persevered to visit a Turkish delight creator recommended by one of my wife’s students, who was delighted to see us. The Grand Bazaar reminded us of our visits to the Souks of Riyadh where we lived for two years.

John Greening

April 2023

We (2 couples) spent 3 days in Istanbul with Umit Yildirim, our tour guide from Eskinazi Tourism Ltd. I had reviewed several tour companies and selecting Eskinazi and Umit was the best decision I made. Not only was Umit fluent in English, but he was also extremely knowledgeable with the history of Turkey and the sites. Umit presented the information in such a way that we became well educated with this ancient history. We spent 7-8 hours each day touring all the important sites as well as the city of Istanbul both on the European and Asian sides in a luxury Mercedes van. He took us to classic Ottoman and Turkish restaurants for lunches–not tourist spots. The tour was capped off on the 3rd day with a 2-hour Bosphorus Cruise in a Private Yacht. We are all still raving about this tour. Do yourself a favor and look no further than Eskinazi.

Joe Russ

November 2022

Very professional services, excellent guide, you will not be disappointed

Maria Pia Sajon

November 2022

Estamos muy satisfechos con Eskinazi Tours. Un servicio de primera, mucha puntualidad y su guía mejor no lo hubiéramos podido tener. Ama le y con mucho conocimiento. Lo recomiendo ampliamente. Gracias Sr Eskinazi y Sr Nahib.

Leni Benacerraf

November 2022

Desde el día que decidimos hacer nuestro viaje a turkia contactamos la agencia eskenazi y desde el primer contacto todo fue maravilloso con ellos. Nos organizaron todo el recorrido tal como lo queríamos, la puntualidad en responder nuestras dudas, la eficiencia en todo, nos asesoraron muy bien todo el tiempo, la atención de sus agentes es increíble, desde la recogida en el aeropuerto hasta el último día todo el servicio fue VIP. En fin, solo tengo agradecimientos por que hicieron que nuestro viaje sea una experiencia increíble. Gracias, gracias, gracias!!

Janeth Besalel

November 2022

Hi Umit,

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.

Take care.
Rachael Holt
United Biscuits

December 2022

Hi Umit,

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.

With regards,


December 2022

Hi Everyone,

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

November 2022

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

November 2022

Dear Isak,

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!

With thanks,

October 2022

Dear Umit,

Thank you for the wonderful tour guide. We had a fabulous day.

Emily and Paul Singer

October 2022

Cher Isak,

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.
Kon amistad.

Elisabeth (Lisa) Navarro
(et Elsa).

October 2022

Dear Umit,

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

October 2022

Dear Umit,

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.

My thanks.

Diane Souza

October 2022

Dear Umit,

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.

Manuel Salmun

October 2022

Hi Umit,

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!
Derek Karpel

September 2022

Dear Umit,

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.

Marc Johnson

August 2022

Dear Umit,

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,

Nicole Hochner
September 2022

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,

Jacobo Sefami
October 2022

Dear Umit,

We thank you very much for the wonderful day of touring in Istanbul. You really exceeded our expectations!

Thanks again,
Jan Wimpfheimer

November 2021

Of all my world travels, this was one of the best city tours I have ever been on. Our guide, Umit, was both highly knowledgeable and incredibly engaging. I was amazed at how readily he could answer all of our questions about the history, politics, and culture of Turkey. I was especially impressed with his overview of the Hagia Sophia–I knew it was religiously, historically, and architecturally significant, but his narrative overview made the facts come to life and gave me a greater appreciation for the building than I thought was possible. In addition to being knowledgeable, engaging, and well-spoken, Umit was friendly and an absolute joy to be around. I cannot recommend this company, or Umit, enough.

Julia Wallace

December 2020

We hired Umit for just a day touring around the main parts of Istanbul (the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and Topkapi Palace). He honestly gave one of the best tours that I’ve ever been on (and I’ve done a lot of traveling). He not only had a vast knowledge of the sites, but a love for them as well, which was demonstrated by him sharing not only the main facts and events of a place, but also delving into the stories. This in turn provided a much greater sense in us of the awe that each of the sites (particularly the Hagia Sophia) deserves. Umit was also professional, respectful, and as our tour was in the year of COVID, he took all the necessary health precautions (social distancing, always wearing a mask, etc.). He is also just a really enjoyable guy to be with and get to know, and after only a day with him, we consider him a dear friend.

I will without a doubt be going with Eskinazi next time I’m in Istanbul for a tour of some of the other sites I wasn’t able to see this time around.

Michael Butler

December 2020

Our family of four hired Eskinazi for 3 days of private tours and airport transportation while visiting Istanbul in August of 2019. Umit was responsive and professional and answered all our questions prior to the trip and was even better once we arrived. He is a wealth of information and knows the history of the city and gave great insight from the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic perspectives. Having a great private tour guide always makes a trip better and Eskinazi did not disappoint.

Garry Cacciatore

August 2019

Excellent service and customer attention. Went out of their way to cater to our requirements. Very pleasant, knowledgeable, and caring.

Tito Mouynes

October 2019

The quality of the service of Eskinazi Tourism Ltd. and his guide Umit Yildirim reached the highest standards. This includes puntuality, security during the tours, professionalism of the driver, high knowledge of the guide, permanent disposition to adjust to changes during the tour and language management. For all these reasons we highly recommend Eskinazi Tourism Ltd. as the best option for visiting Istanbul.
Thank your making our stay in Istanbul enjoyable!

Raul & Monica Mercer

October 2019

Our tour with Umit was fabulous and made our trip to Istanbul even more special. He was knowledgeable and lovely.

Deirdre Silver

July  2019


Umit was the best tour guide ever! It was a pleasure spending time with him and he is so very knowledgeable.

Laura Gratz

July 2019

We had an excellent tour, lead by an informed, accommodating, and seasoned guide. We would gladly use this service again!

RL Levell

October 2019

We had a fantastic tour Guide in awe visit To Istanbul
last September

Alber Klein

September 2019



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
April 2019

HI Umit,

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
May 2019

Hi Umit,

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
June 2019

Dear Umit,

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
July 2019

Dear Isak,

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.

Best regards,

Ricardo Lince Boyd
August 2019

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 2019

Dear Umit,

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 2019


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.

Thank you,

Fredericka Mirenda
August 2019

Cher Isaac,

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 2019

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.

Mel Snyder
September 2019

Hello Isak,

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.

Al Shaloum
October 2019

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.

Savi Gopaul
October 2019

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

Dear Isak,

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 .

Best regards,

Laurie J. Wasserman
October 2019

Dear Umt,

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.

Best Regards,

Buzzy and Gloria Bluestone
October 2019

Dear Isak.

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,

Gary Charlestein
October 2019

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

August 2018

PS – Nahit, we must talk about the NBA draft! (Chris)
We have attached a few pictures we thought you might like to have.

Dear Isak,

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

March 2018

Hi Umit,

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).

Adele Lipson

June 2018

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

August 2018

Dear Umit,

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

April 2018

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 2018

Dear Isak,

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.

Best Wishes
Alexander Thurlow

March 2018

Hi Isak,

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.

Best Regards,
Michael and Merle Lipow

February 2018


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 Eskinazi to our friends and relatives traveling to Istanbul.

Best Regards,

Larry Weissman

May 2018

Dear Isak,

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

July 2018

Dear Umit,

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!

Margot Rosenbaum

August 2018

Isak hello,

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.

Kind regards

Robyn and Herschel Landes

July 2018

Dear Umit,

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.


Susan Koslovsky

July 2018

Dear all,

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.

Thanks again.

Rita and Mark Doyne

Barbara Berger

September 2018

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.

Best wishes,

Nat and Jill Levy.

September 2018

Dear Umit,

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.

Thank you,

Best Wishes,

Andrea & Allen Algaze

New York

October 2018

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 2017

Dear Isak,

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 2017

Hi Umit,

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.

Kind regards,
Philip Monjack

April 2017

Hi Umit,

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
Rose Gilfarb

May 2017

Hi Isak

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.

Kind regards
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.

David Harris

June 2017

Hello Umit,

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

warm wishes
mark weiner and family

June 2017

Hello Umit,

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.

Best regards,
Debbie Sabah

June 2017

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.

Bonnie Weiner

July 2017

Hello Umit,

Just to thank you for our tour and our guide !!!

We had a wonderful time in Istanbul love your
country !!

And will send any friends or family should they travel
to Istanbul to contact you.

Thanks again !!

Astrid Sommer de Junco

July 2017

Dear Umit,:

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

July 2017

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.

Best regards,

Martha and Harold Heft

July 2017

Dear Umit,

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

Michael Salnick

July 2017

Dear Mr. Eskinazi,

Our tour was excellent, as was the dinner/show.

It was a pleasure to work with  your company.

Again, thank you.

Shelley Schwartz

July 2017

Hi Umit,

thanks for a great tours of your beautiful country. We will certainly recommend your company to anyone who will visit your country.

Thanks again,

Pamela Dagerman

September 2017

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.

Best regards,

Jerry Gumpert

October 2017

Dear Umit,

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

October 2017