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Traveling with a guide in Turkey

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My husband and I, active seniors in our 60s, are planning a first trip to Turkey in fall 2013. We have traveled independently with a rental car many times in Europe, but we're thinking we would prefer to have a custom tour in Turkey. My husband feels uncomfortable with the idea of driving there.

Our general itinerary would be Istanbul, Cappadocia, western Mediterranean area, Ephesus. I would plan to fly from Istanbul to Cappadocia. After that, we would probably travel by car, so the guide would have to drive as well or add a driver for this part of the trip.

My question are these:

Having never traveled with a guide before, does it become uncomfortable to be with the same person day after day since there will be just the 2 of us travelers? We're friendly, but we also like time to ourselves and the idea of having to carry on a conversation at every meal with a third party for 2+ weeks seems exhausting. Do we have to eat all meals with the guide?

I'm thinking that by the time we got to the Mediterranean area that we would like to have a day or two to just kick back and relax and not sightsee every day. What happens to the guide then?

Also, would a guide fly with us from Istanbul to Cappadocia or would we pick up a different guide?

What if we don't like the guide?

I have checked into small group tours and not found any that matches what I want to do. Since this may be my only trip to Turkey, I don't want to spend some days going places I have no interest in and missing other things I really want to see or do.

I appreciate any insights or experiences that anyone wants to share. Thank you in advance.

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