Testimonials

Fairy Chimneys Travel promises a unique journey to Turkey tailored by people who know. Overwhelmingly, clients are spontaneous in their praise of our care and attention in planning and executing an impeccable holiday.

Read about how others found Turkey and the Fairy Chimneys Travel experience here.

“I was only in Cappadocia during this trip and the region can only be described as magical. The hotel was brilliant and I was given an upgrade. This was the only one I stayed in booked through Fairy Chimney Travel. The balloon flight was hard to beat but also the scenery in general. The service was excellent.”
Gillian Bowen
Mount Waverley, Vic, 7 November 2016

“Amazing place. We will be returning to explore more of this wonderful country and its people. Our time on this occasion was not long enough. In Istanbul we did a day tour with Esin. She was very informative, knowledgeable and friendly. The team at Ecebat were very welcoming and friendly with nothing was too much trouble for them. Our guide for the Gallipoli tour/s was Bullant. Similarly, he was fantastic. Informative and knowledgeable. As mentioned, we were apprehensive about the tour because of the terrorist attack at Ataturk airport, then the attempted government coup two weeks prior to our visit. This was heightened by DFAT warnings, media reporting and our friends advising Turkey was not a safe place. This certainly turned out not to be the case during our visit. The Turkish people we met were wonderful and most amiable. Loved the lifestyle. I can only recommend you / the Turkish tourism industry and other associated parties (hotels, airlines, shipping, etc.) promote your assests to the rest of the world in a positve way.”
Philip Edmunds
Melbourne, VIC, 30 September 2016

“Amazing service!!Lovely kind and generous people. Gorgeous scenery. Excellent tour guides!! Sadly few tourists. Will recommend to all about this tour. Everything went to plan. Felt safe and secure. All connections and transport went so efficiently. Keep up great work.”
Sue Ramsay
Edge Hill, QLD, 22 August 2016

“Hi Sami,We just wanted to thank you for all your hard work and wonderful organisation for our week in Turkey and also your patience in getting our time in turkey just perfect. We absolutely loved it all and everything was fantastic. The guides were both excellent and we learnt so much along the way. The accommodation standard was also fantastic and we really appreciated not only the lovely surrounds but the helpful and friendly staff as well. Thank You for ensuring that our driver was changed in Kusudasi. Mr Chenell( not sure if I have this correct) was both courteous and safe and we felt so much more comfortable and able to relax and enjoy our tour. Alison and I would especially like to thank you for your efforts in locating and organising our bags to be returned as soon as possible, it was much appreciated. It is that attention to detail and fantastic customer service that makes all the difference. We will certainly recommend you in the future and hopefully when we return to turkey which I am sure we will! Thanks once again! ”
David & Cathy Kelly, 8 July 2016

“Friendly helpful staff who always replied to queries very promptly and with accurate information. We had a wonderful holiday in Turkey with lots of fantastic memories to reflect on. We were so well looked after by Fairy Chimneys that we could not imagine any better experience.”
Bronwyn & David , 14 October 2015

“Just wanted to commend our tour guide Hakan and our driver Metin. Hakan was knowledgeable and passionate. He was also funny and a join to be around. Metin was a good driver and was always prompt/ early to pick us up. Both Hakan and Metin also went the extra mile to make our trip joy able, like making sure the bus had water for everyone everyday, putting our food wrappers in the bin, sharing their food with us, buying us souvenirs, stopping by the chemist when we needed and ensuring that we were all happy.”
Wendy Wan-Colombi, 2 October 2015

“Turkey exceeded our expectations. The people were lovely, the food was great and the country was beautiful and diverse. The history is fascinating and it is interesting to experience Gallipoli and see it from the Turkish perspective. The tour was excellent and very comprehensive. Our guide Hakan was terrific and very informative and our driver Metin was also very good. They treated us like old friends and both ensured everything ran smoothly. The hotels were all really well located for getting out and about wherever we stayed. We normally travel independently and this was our first organised tour. I would recommend this tour to anybody travelling to Turkey.”
Perry O'Leary, 15 November 2015

“A wonderful experience and variety. Ahmet was an excellent guide. The small number in our group-8 total was an advantage. Many highlights including the visit to Gallipoli 10 days after the 100 year anniversary. The Enchanted Lantern tour provided an excellent introduction to Turkey and combined with a very good guide (Ahmet) we enjoyed every day of it.”
Karen and Malcolm , 12 June 2015

“Beyond my expectations with the blend of service, history, and when needed, luxury. Thanks Marcus and 'mini me' teams in Australia and Turkey for a fantastic trip. Special mention of the drivers who were skilled, professional and importantly safe!”
John Morley, 13 July 2012

“Dear Anoush, Glen and I would like to thank you most sincerely for all the very valuable assistance you provided to us for our recent trip to Turkey. We arrived home a week ago having had a really wonderful time. Everything went very smoothly and we were very happy indeed with the advice you gave us and the bookings you made for us. In particular we loved Kas and I doubt that we would have located such a perfect setting independantly. It made a huge difference to us to be able to speak with you and draw on your depth of knowledge about Turkey. You definitely helped us to maximise our time in Turkey and make it a very rewarding and memorable holiday. We are finding that lots have people are thinking of Turkey as a holiday destination and we have been highly recommending you whenever we speak about our own experience.”
Carolyn and Glen
Mont Albert, 7 June 2012

“I wanted to thank you personally for all the flight bookings you made for us and the hotel bookings. It was a terrific trip and we really enjoyed Turkey so much. We had a fantastic tour guide (Metin) and the whole trip was absolutely great. The hotels you organised and all the transfers and pick-ups went smoothly too so it was great for everything to go so well. I have recommended your company to other people so they may travel to Turkey as well. Please convey all our thanks to all your staff and especially yourself for all the assistance you gave us.”
Wendy Murray
Canberra

“I just wanted to let you know that our holiday in Turkey was fantastic. We loved the country, the tour group was very organised and professional and overall our whole stay was very enjoyable. Many thanks also for all of your time and patience in the booking process.”
Katherine
Melbourne, VIC

“Hello Marcus, Warren & I would like to thank you for organising a wonderful visit to Turkey for us. From the moment we left home, until the moment we arrived back 4 weeks later, everything was organised in a smooth & trouble free manner. We were delighted to have Erhan as our driver, and he did a fantastic job of looking after us, we felt spoiled & very fortunate to have him, and he certainly enhanced the experience with his local knowledge - we ate some great food with him! The local guides were also very helpful, special thanks to Emre in Cappadocia. Some of the hotels we stayed in also deserve special mention: Sultania in Istanbul, MDC Cave Hotel In Urgup, Hadrian Hotel in Kas & Sirince Evleri in Sirince - all provided a great experience in different ways. The hot air ballooning with Royal Balloons was worth every penny, we both found it an unforgettable event, and would recommend it to everyone who visits the region. The week we spent on the gulet was relaxing & enjoyable, we were fortunate to have fantastic weather & to be on deck all day! The food was excellent and plentiful, and the other guests pleasant and amenable. We found Turkey to be a beautiful & interesting country, with charming, friendly & helpful people. We would like to return one day to explore more of the country & revisit some of the sights, especially Cappadocia. Thank you again for the great job you did for us, along with Erhan & the rest of the Fairy Chimneys crew. Kind Regards & Best Wishes,”
Julie & Warren

“Amazing. We always wanted to visit Turkey but it was better than we ever expected. Marcus suggested an itinerary that was perfect. ”
Robert
Strathmore, Vic

“All the tours were very well run and each guide was excellent and extremely helpful. ”
Renehan Francis
Gold Coast, Qld

“Two weeks with our driver and guide gave us insight into the real Turkey. Highlights were a gutwrenching walk of the battlefields and war cemeteries of Gallipoli; Troy, Aphrodisias (the world's best kept secret) and the underground city in Cappadocia. Fairy Chimneys Travel converted our dreams into reality. ”
Professionals
Sydney, NSW

“A wonderful, fascinating and interesting country. Pleasant helpful people, delicious food and a wealth of history. It is difficult to find one thing we enjoyed most as there was so much variety. Ballooning, the walks, Pammukkale, Ephesus, Gallipoli and, of course, Istanbul. ”
Peter and Heather
Templestowe, Vic

“Marcus was very helpful and put enormous personal effort into designing a comprehensive tour and accommodation program to suit our family's needs. Creating a 2 week tour for us as a couple then catering for 6 additional family members aged 16 to 76, for another week was challenging. Everyone loved every minute. Well done. ”
Madeleine and Ben
Surrey Hills, Vic

“Marcus Falay provided excellent service, delivery time and was very helpful in answering my questions.”
Lorraine
Brighton, Vic

“Loved every minute in Turkey. Beautiful country, friendly people, amazing historic sites and architecture.”
Lorna
East Malvern, Vic

“Excellent all the way. The guide Fairy Chimneys Travel arranged was brilliant. And the sights ranged from very interesting to utterly overwhelming.”
Gerard
Caulfield, Vic

“Fantastic. My 3rd time in Turkey, but our teenage children had not been before. They loved it. Friendly people, fantastic food and our teenagers were genuinely interested in the magnificent sights. Marcus listened to our needs and made suggestions, then put together an itinerary that allowed us to do everything we wanted in the available time. Having all travelled extensively, the children rate Turkey as the best holiday we have had.”
Gary
Box Hill South, Vic

“We LOVED Turkey. The people are extremely helpful and friendly, the food delicious, the scenery spectacular (especially Eastern Turkey) and the historic sites awesome. Everything went so smoothly...”
Amanda and Allen
Emu Plains, NSW