Sadly a lovely lady on our trip died (of a pre-existing illness) Exodus were so kind and thoughtful and supportive to the bereaved, our party and our guide. Our group leader was a tower of strength. This is a very rare thing to happen, but it shows when the chips down Exodus are the goods.
Also, I did feel Christianity was underplayed. I will explain - we did not get to see the famous churches in Capadocia even though they were within walking distance and we had time; we missed Mary's house though we were near it and we were taken to see the "cave of the sleepers" with no mention of the huge ruin next to it that turned out to be a very early Christian catacomb!
For Exodus to consider: I understand the tour is cutting out Konya but the Dervish history and mosque were so interesting. I am concerned that this is being replaced by more free time in Istanbul. Though to be fair, I know Istanbul and it may be that other travellers felt they did not get enough time there. However, I just worry that if trips are going to more comfortable hotels and having more free days, they will turn into ordinary package holidays. I am older and I choose Exodus because I like the "young" feel of trips, mixing with all ages, and I enjoy the fast pace; while I am in a country I want to see and experience everything I can. I'm not ready for Saga yet!!!
That said, I wouldn't want to travel with anyone else!