I'm here to report the successful completion of RS's best of Turkey in 13 days tour, March 28 to April 9th, 2022! Everything went exactly on schedule as per the Itinerary, with extra bonus sightseeing too! We were 16 tour members, all healthy and able-bodied from start to finish, no one missed anything and there was no illness.
Tour guide Yarin was absolutely fantastic - stellar quality and full of enthusiasm, passion for her country, compassion and care of us tour participants, and ever patient and accommodating to all questions and special requests.
All sights were open as predicted, except for a few under renovation which we knew about beforehand. There were too many 'favorite' places to mention! Turkey is amazing, the layer upon layer of history is mind-boggling and so many ruins are in impressively good condition. I can highly recommend this tour and all I can say is, now I know why Rick Steves himself puts Istanbul on the same 'must-see' level as Paris, London and Rome!
This was my first Rick Steves tour and I'm definitely looking forward to booking more of his tours in the future. Well done, Rick!!