Turkey is such a wonderful country, with its great cultural and historical assets.
Unfortunately, we chose the wrong company for this trip, because GATE1 TRAVEL delivers tours of very poor quality.
The hotel in Istanbul was old, poorly kept, and located in a seedy part of town.
In Izmir, the hotel was far from everything, so that we wasted a lot of time on public transportation to go to town.
Some of the other hotels during the tour were mediocre at best.
To add insult ot injury, we had to endure a tour guide who was anti-American, and spent the long hours on the bus putting down our values, our society, our way of living, and our people.
He even had the gall to to make disparaging comments about Christianity.
All 34 passengers on the bus were Americans.
When we confronted him, the result was interminable arguments that only reinforced his intent to go on with his speeches.
The atmosphere on the bus was very unconfortable, and some passengers were left with a bitter taste on their mouths at the end of the trip.
This was not what we paid for.
We will never again tour with GATE1 TRAVEL.
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