Turkey Private Tours by Archaeologist Aykut Altinisik

Turkey Private Tours by Archaeologist Aykut Altinisik

Turkey Private Tours by Archaeologist Aykut Altinisik
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Multi-day ToursSightseeing ToursPrivate ToursArchaeology Tours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Hello. I am a local Archaeologist and travel planner in Turkey. I help travellers to plan Archaeological and cultural trips to Turkey. My itineraries are well designed for independent travelers or small groups who are looking for the ultimate personalized experiences. I can take you off the beaten path to meet local people, enjoy regional cuisine, and a glimpse into life in Turkey.
Antalya, Türkiye

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charles borg
1 contribution
May 2023
Over 20 days with Aykut and his driver Dursa Ali opened many doors to far more than the typical big 5 or 10 of Turkey's archaeological treasures. The Gulet trip and related shore doors were very special as were the "special events" Aykut offered up as the tour progressed.
As we were a family of 6 and the tour covered thousands of kilometers, safety was a high priority. I must commend Aykut and his driver for their adherence to safe driving protocols at all times.
Our guide often went over and above the typical guide duties and even worked through the nite to recover a lost iPhone from one visit sites visited earlier in the day.
Written 14 June 2023
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I really appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with me. I look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 26 June 2023
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Loloma D
Napier, New Zealand8 contributions
Sept 2022
My wife and I recently undertook a 13 day tour of southern Turkye with Aykut. We were originally going to join an organised tour but found him on this site and decided he could offer the ideal tour including all places we especially wanted to see. We flew in from Barcelona and he met us at the Izmir airport and we began a truly memorable trip of a lifetime. We are not archeologists nor historians. We are just two people who wanted to see the many ancient sites and beautiful beaches in the area.
Our bonus with Aykut was his tremendous knowledge and enthusiasm which opened up the experience for us.
Accommodation was always clean, small boutique style hotels, 3 to 4 star equivalent, offering great Turkish breakfasts and we opted to have a number of other meals in Aykut's company and his knowledge of local restaurants was of significant benefit.
My wife is 65 and I am 73 with a history of bowel cancer so the need to have access to facilities was a factor in our choosing a private tour over group travel and Aykut took this into account with the regular stops in his itinerary.
All in all the tour cost was less than a group tour and very much more comfortable and informative than a group tour would ever have been. I have no hesitation in recommending Aykut to anyone who wants a great, independent and very informative trip through Turkiye's amazing ancient sites.
Written 16 October 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with me. I hope to see you again. All the best, Aykut Archaeologist Private Turkey Tours
Written 21 October 2022
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gheffner
Charlottesville, VA7 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
My wife and I traveled to Turkey for the first time in April. We were a bit weary about our inability to read the signs that were in Turkey as well as driving in a foreign land. Aykut was recommended by my brother-in-law Glenn Carberry (the Travelin American). We contacted him about the trip a few weeks beforehand. He responded promptly and provided us with a lot of excellent suggestions as well as a written itinerary and pricing. We flew from Istanbul to Izmir where he met us and picked us up right at the airport. For the next 5 days, he took us everywhere we wanted to go. He shared his excellent historical knowledge guiding us through each of the sites, but also made sure we had enough free time to enjoy on our own. He recommended hotels and restaurants that were good choices. He was always prompt and courteous as well as a good driver. We saw much more than we would’ve without him. If you want to learn a lot about Turkey and have safety and security on your trip, Aykut is an excellent choice.
Written 7 August 2022
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Hi George, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I’m so glad to hear that I was able to make your experience with me a memorable one and that you enjoyed our trip. Looking forward to serving you in the future!
Written 10 August 2022
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Jen D
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Aykut is a consummate professional and a wealth of archeological knowledge. We did a day trip to Sagalassos from Antalya and it was enriched with Aykut as our guide to the ruins. He is patient, friendly, and clearly passionate about Turkey's history. He even helped us choose a delicious place for lunch. You cannot go wrong with him as your guide. A top highlight of our trip to Turkey!
Written 4 July 2022
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Thank you very much for this lovely review. I truly enjoyed our tour to Sagalassos Ancient city with you. I still remember our lunch place in the mountains. It was a great archaeological trip. I look forward to meeting you again. All the best, Your Turkish friend. Aykut Archaeologist and tour guide
Written 4 August 2022
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Etienne
1 contribution
Oct 2020
Aykut is very knowledgeable and accommodating. One of the best guide experiences I've had and would recommend having him as a guide!
Written 8 November 2020
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Dear Etienne; Thanks for leaving a review. It was a pleasure serving you. I hope to see you again soon.
Written 28 November 2020
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Andrew Lim
Beijing, China10 contributions
Nov 2019
Went on a private tour to Pamukkale on 16 November 2019 with Aykut as the Tour Guide. Hee was very informative in telling us on the things to see and the history behind the tourist sites being visited. Additionally, he also told us of the attractions in the other parts of Turkey since he is also a tour guide for the whole of Turkey. This prepares us very well in our next stops in Epphesus and Cappodocia. He also told us what to expect during our tour in Turkey. I would highly recommend any person who needs to tour Turkey to contact Aykut immeidately in order to have a very memorable tour which will exceed your expectations.
Written 19 November 2019
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Dear Andrew; I appreciate you taking the time to write a review for me. Thank you so much.
Written 21 November 2019
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Lynette Townrow and Wayne Warring
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We cant say enough about the er at wonderful knowledge, kindness, and professionalism shown by Aykut, our guide on this tour.
His historical knowledge was wonderful and he was happy to share it with us and answer our many questions. He organized an endless supply of bottled at very little cost, helped us to use the ATM at our request, assisted us with carrying parcels, and helped with language difficulties.
The only negative on the whole tour was a small group of negative fellow travellers who never stopped complaining and made Aykuts life very difficult. We really felt it was totally undeserved, and disrespectful.
Thankyou Aykut.
Lynette Townrow and Wayne Warring from New Zealand.
Written 22 August 2019
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Dear Lynette and Wayne, thanks for leaving me such a wonderful review. I am thrilled that you loved your tour. “I am so grateful for your kind words. I look forward to seeing you again.
Written 22 August 2019
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Philip B
Cape Town Central, South Africa7 contributions
Spent a brilliant day with Aykut touring Perge and Aspendos. He was very accommodating and the tour was rich and interesting. I would highly recommend a tour with this knowledgeable local historian.
Written 13 August 2019
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Thank you very much for your kind words and for this review. I look forward to seeing you again.
Written 21 August 2019
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Saminsing
Singapore, Singapore22 contributions
My husband and I were lucky to find Aykut on Trip Advisor at the last minute for a next day Tour of Perge, Aspendos and Side. He was flexible in adapting to our interests and provided a wonderful day. Aykut’s knowledge and high energy delivery is impeccable. He went above and beyond continuing to stay in touch during our following week in Turkey, providing invaluable tips on places to visit (or avoid) from ruins to restaurants and local food! We discovered manti (Turkish ravioli) and our favorite salad thanks to him! Would highly recommend a day with Aykut.
Written 29 July 2019
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Thank you so much for your kind words, Samantha. I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience.I'm delighted to hear that you had such a great experience. Ilook forward to be your guide again in the future!
Written 30 July 2019
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Luis D
3 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
We just returned from an amazing trip planned by Aykut. I could write a full essay describing the wonderful experiences that we enjoyed but will resume our time by saying that it was exceptional and that anyone interested in the many things Turkey has to offered should contact him. In addition to the places that we had planned, Aykut took us to discover hidden gems that otherwise we would have missed. Aykut is extremely knowledgeable, punctual, enthusiastic, and always willing to walk an extra mile to make sure you have the best experience. We highly recommend his services!!!
Luis
Written 9 June 2019
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Thank you so much for your kind words, Luis. I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience.I hope to meet you in another trip in Turkey..
Written 10 June 2019
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