Anyone had a flyer come through the post regarding a 8 day cultural tour in Turkey, On the trail of the Apostles in Cappadcia, the tour tour being advertised by RSD Travel Ltd, registered in England & Wales, but I am told a German firm, or have they done the tour.
We were offered the tour in form of a flyer in with my Camra real ale members magazine, & also found out it is also sent has a flyer with the National Trust's own magazine.
On paper it looked a bargain, with flights , transfers, 7 nights in 4* / 5* hotels, 7 generous breakfasts, normal cost £599 per person, but on selected dates it is offered at £149 per person, other dates there is seasonal price increases from £20 to £120 per person.
They advise a culture & dinner package of £110 pp, being it seems that the hotels they use are out & beyond near any towns / villages, so if you don't take this, you don't get any food.
Then not on the flyer there is a £85 lunch package, where a load of coaches all drop onto a establishment & are given lunch, on reading reviews the food & some of the hotels are sub standard.
The flights using 6 airports from the U/K , being that most flights land in Antalya at 3.30am, after transfers, the tours start at 8am, so after transfer from the airport to hotel, not much time for sleep, & also having to have breakfast before the 8am tour bus start, then all day tour, stopping at sites & lunch somewhere, not getting to a hotel until 6pm to 8pm, normally the latter.
Reading from one traveller, it said they drove from Antalya via Demre to Fethiye, what I would say a long way, with including stop offs for the itinerary, it seems the travel company RDS who do the tour, are not forth-coming on giving information until a couple of weeks before the holiday being taken.
Anyone done the trip with this firm, & if so what hotel in Fethiye wa used, ( if Fethiye was used has a overnight stay ).