Dear Julie: The trip was marvelous, and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly! Our tour guide Mehmet was first rate! He gave us so much fascinating archaeological and historical information about each place we visited and packed a lot into our itinerary every day. The daily lectures on each ancient city we visited were invaluable and I feel I now have a good grasp of the timeline of Turkey's interesting history, as well as an understanding of the Turkish people and culture. Mehmet also took us to visit a few families that he knew along the way, a highlight of the trip for me. We stopped for lunch along the route at some very good places. I felt that we saw everything of importance in the western part of Turkey. We felt fortunate that we had such a high-quality tour. Our driver, Hussein, was professional, pleasant, always on time and ready to go. The bus we had was comfortable. The hotels were very good quality, interesting and comfortable. Our flights on Turkish Airlines were also very good. All in all, it was the best trip we've ever taken! Thank you. Patricia and Gavin P. from Washington DC.