Back to France with an excellent (early!!)Turkish Airlines flight.
Our tour was really wonderful. We enjoyed to have Selahattin as driver and guide ; He is a very kind person,interesting,and good man.
The last four days in Mardin ,Sanliurfa,Gaziantep were also very interesting for us because it had a “sound” of Syria (or at least what we think of it: Atmosphere, people, landscape,and even architecture.)
The daily plan for visiting the sites was excellent and well organised by Selahattin: departure between 8-8.30 in the morning; road stops for tea/coffee,water, biscuits with or without chocolate, site visits, arriving aroud 5-6 pm at the hotel; dinner aroud 7 or 7.30pm at the hotel or outside, choosen by Selahattin(always a good choice).
Selahattin is a very nice person, courteous, always ready to make you happy, and he often said “He wants his guests to be happy” and sure we were. He had always good ideas: for exemple we have visted Monastery Mor Yacup (which was not in the programme) and we have visited Meryem Ana at Anitli, this monastery he never visited before. Great advantage also is that he knows exactely duration of travel between cities or 2 sites, and also he knows very well all the sites.
Thanks again to Near East Tours to let us have a so nice travel from Black Sea to Mesopotamia.
Good luck to Near East Tours!
Best regards ,
Jean-Luc and Marianne, France
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