References & Reviews

References & Reviews 2017-02-12T14:42:32+00:00

These are references and reviews from some of my guests, about our Rome tours. Their reviews are for the Rome tours and day tours from Rome that we have done together.

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 11 reviews
Alisa Hagopian
City: Pasadena
Country: Usa

We were so blessed to get a historian such as Erturk Durmus. Our whole family loved his passion and knowledge for the city of Rome. Erturk gave us a very unique and interesting tour. There was never a dull moment. He is very interactive with the whole group. So kind and fun to have been with. It was because of Erturk that we left Rome with a in depth knowledge of the cities history. If you are looking for a great guide, with a unique fun experience Erturk is the person.

Mark Alisa Alex Jordan Hagopian
Job: Professional
City: Pasadena
Country: United States

If you are looking for the most knowledgeable passionate fun tour guide Erturk is that person. His passion for the history in Rome and his knowledge of every detail will answer any question you possibly had. Erturk Durmus made our day in Rome a tour so personal and memorable that we will always look at Rome in a completely different way. I could not imagine not doing a private tour such as this experience.

Gloria Petrescu
Job: Teacher
City: Shanghai
Country: China

This year I decided to visit Rome, the capital of a great empire. I was anxious to find how The Colosseum was build, how everything started, how they built their famous roads, etc. Wondering around with a guide book in my hands didn't seem a good idea for me.I realized I should find a tour guide; but I wouldn't have been satisfied with a tour guide telling me something that I could find googling about Rome. So I searched for the perfect tour guide and I've been lucky to find Erturk, the best one in Rome!So if you want to see Ancient Rome coming alive in front of you, even though we live in the XXIst century, take a walk with Erturk. It's absolutely amazing!Thank you so much Erturk! The days without you in Rome were dull and illiterate. So I need to come back and book more than one day.And for all of you out there having doubts if it's a good idea or not to contact him, don't hesitate! It will be the best decision you will take on your "Roman Holiday".PS: For me it would be great if Erturk could be a world cities guide, so any great city would look more beautiful and detailed in the eyes of the naive tourist.
我今年决定访问罗马,这是一个伟大帝国的首都!我急切地想知道罗马的圆形竞技场是如何建成的,一切是如何开始的,罗马人是如何建造他们著名的道路的等等。我觉得拿着一本导游书到处走走看看,对我来说不是个好主意。我意识到我应该找个导游,但如果导游告诉我一些我可以在谷歌上搜索到的罗马的东西,我是不会满意的。所以我要找一个完美的罗马导游,我很幸运地找到了罗马最好的导游Erturk。虽然我们生活在21世纪,但是,如果你和Erturk一起走走看看,你想看到的古罗马就会鲜活地呈现在你眼前。这真是太棒了!非常感谢你,Erturk!在罗马,没有你的日子是枯燥乏味和盲目的。所以我需要回来再多预订一天。如果你对是否要联系他有疑问,不要犹豫!这将是你开启你的“罗马假日”的最佳决定。PS:对我来说,如果Erturk能成为一个世界城市的导游会很棒,那样任何一个美好的城市都会更加美丽和详细地呈现在天真的游客的眼中。

Bindu Shah
City: San Francisco
Country: USA

We recently spent 2 days in Rome with Erurk. We were a family of 5 and had an amazing time with him. He was extremely knowledgeable and great with our 3 kids. Would definitely recommend him as a guide.

Job: Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University
City: Ithaca, New York
Country: USA

Erturk Durmus is a superb tour guide. He is immensely knowledgeable about Rome and the surrounding areas. On top of that, he is a civil engineer, so no one can explain the Roman art of building better. Finally, he is a warm and welcoming person who will gear the tour to your needs. I have visited sites with Erturk and I couldn't be more impressed.

Medine Yilmaz
Job: Interpreter
City: Erfurt
Country: Germany

We initially only wanted to book a half-day tour, which then turned into three days. Erturk is not a classical guide, but instead came across as a historian, who enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. Following the guided tours with Erturk my husband and I watched documentaries about the city, in which the knowledge which Erturk had provided us with was repeated and reinforced in our minds.

Erturk does not just possess detailed knowledge; he also has an impeccable taste. The restaurant to which he took us was a veritable culinary wonder. We have fallen in love with Rome. Erturk has greatly contributed to this. We do not just recommend your company to other visitors, but we will book Erturk once again.

Sue Tasker
Job: Retired
City: Plymouth
Country: UK

Having Erturk as our guide in turned a short holiday into exciting, interesting and educational experience. His knowledge of art and history of Rome is amazing.
I was afraid my 14 year old grandson would be bored looking at old buildings but Erturk brought the history to life and we both enjoyed it very much. We managed to see so much in two days but there was no pressure and Erturk made sure we could take breaks whenever we needed to.
I would definitely recommend Erturk as a guide for people of all ages.

Andrew Creary
Job: Insurance Broker
City: Minneapolis
Country: United States

Erturk Durmus is by far the best tour guide throughout Rome!!! His knowledge, education, and engineering background all sync together seemlessly to create a one of a kind tour expierence for his guests. I learned more on our lovely tour of the Colloseum and Roman Forum than any book, movie, or educational documentary could ever teach me. His ability to bring roman ruins back to life through his stories as well as pictures makes you feel like you are walking through Rome back in 200 B.C. My wife and I were so impressed with Erturk Durmus tour that we told all of our friends back in the states. Trust me, walk with Erturk on his tour and listen to other groups and you will be so glad that you chose him because there isn't a better, more knowledgeable tour guide in all of Rome!

Chris Cove
Job: Teacher
City: Southampton
Country: United Kingdom

Erturk was a fantastic tour guide for our school party on our first day in Rome. His knowledge of the entire city, the history, the architecture was superb. Erturk was so friendly and polite and made our time in Rome really interesting and informative.
Thank you

Yegor Lavrukhin
Job: Massage-Physical Therapist
City: Saint Petersburg
Country: Russia

I would really like to thank Erturk and his team. Our Rome experience was wonderful from the beginning to the end. Next time will definetely contact you guys for another perfect vacation! Would definitely recommend to all my friends.

Myrna Holguin-Roeder
Job: Adult Education Instructor
City: New York
Country: USA

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and we booked a private tour with Erturk to see the heart of Rome. It would been very challenging by ourselves because my husband has multiple sclerosis and uses a cane to help him walk. He suffers from fatigue and we were concerned about how we would explore the city.
The tour was less stressful because of our wonderful tour guide, Erturk. He was extraordinarily knowledgeable in the history and architecture of the city. He answered all of our questions and we could see his passion and respect for Rome's ancient past. Erturk was considerate, kind, and understanding towards my husband's needs. He obtained a wheelchair for my husband and helped him throughout the tour.
We were very pleased with Erturk. Thank you for a wonderful introduction to Rome.
Mike and Myrna