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Gallipoli 100th Commemorations

April 2015
Anzac Tour escorts:  Roy Ferguson & Neil Rawlins // Mike Yardley & Colleen Doyle
Anzac Cruise:  Azamara Journey Athens to Istanbul
Photos courtesy of: Neil Rawlins, Mike Yardley, Colleen Doyle, Robyn Galloway, Mike Batchelor


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Our guide Mustafa was really fantastic value - thank you
We had a fantastic time, and our tour guide was very special
Very capable and experienced tour leaders.  Worked very hard to make the tour a success.  Our local guide Mustafa was a great guide
Great hotels (with the exception of a cold shower on one day).  Our guide was so good - it was the best history lesson of our lives.  Huseiyn should be bottled and preserved.  Our Gallipoli guide - Okan - was also very knowledgeable and friendly.  We felt very safe in the capable hands of our driver.
The guides were excellent - just the best.
Our local guide Hussein was fantastic and a highlight of the tour.  Fantastic knowledge and ability to impart it with a great sense of humour.
We have been back 2 weeks now from a most fantastic experience and holiday so though we would drop a quick expression of gratitude.  We have been on a couple of tours before, but I think now that the bar has been set so high that any future ones will be poorly judged against this.  Even cold water at one hotel and missing out on ballooning because of bad weather were just small issues compared to the whole.  Hussein was an excellent, knowledgeable and passionate tour guide with a huge knowledge of his country.  Colleen and Mike were both extremely friendly and supportive tour hosts who showed great patience, humour and willingness to help answer any queries.  In summary Innovative Travel has put on a once in a lifetime experience for us and we can't thank you and your team enough.
I can appreciate how much work went into the planning of this trip - and some time ago too.  We are absolutely sincere in our thanks to you for providing us with this trip of a lifetime.  to be a part of the 100th Gallipoli commemorations was a privilege and a very humbling experience.  We have wonderful memories of a trip which has a world class Turkish guide, a fabulous driver and in Roy a caring and diplomatic tour guide ... and well, a cold shower in a country of quite obvious poverty was really no hardship and made for a wide awake start to the day.  We look forward to being part of another such venture in the future. 
Mustafa, our Turkish guide was really fantastic value.  I cannot accurately recall all the hotels, but I know we were very happy with them.  Great trip.
I usually decline surveys, but this tour was an exception.  Our guides (both NZ and Turkish) were just so good, I just had to do them.
Our local guides were fantastic. Hussein was a highlight of the tour with his knowledge and ability to impart it.  Great humour. 
Our guide Hussein was sensational.  He is a national treasure for Turkey.  His ability to mould the group and get the kiwi psyche was a big factor in the bonhomie that developed.
Overall we had a fantastic experience for our first group tour.  Thank You

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With our bags finally unpacked its time to pass on our gratitude for the most fantastic and memorable trip.  The whole Kiwi package was professional to the core. Innovative has great established contacts in Turkey to support the tour, and Robyn Galloway was superb in ensuring everything ran smoothly. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending or joining another Innovative tour in future. 
  A wonderful cruise on a luxurious ship.  Staff obliging & helpful.  Meals scrumptious 
  We were impressed with the services provided by Innovative Travel.  Would definitely use your company again. The extra efforts Robyn Galloway employed to ensure our visit to Gallipoli for the services on the 25th went as smoothly as possible were greatly appreciated.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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