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“Two wonderful days in Istanbul, and one day in Ephesus”
Review of Byzas Tours

Byzas Tours
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Owner description: Istanbul-based tour operator providing daily departure Turkey tours, vacation packages, hotels and custom travel. Destinations include Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Gallipoli, Troy, Bodrum and Antalya. Also specializes in Bosphorus cruises and private yacht rental with Zoe Yacht in Istanbul.
Reviewed 8 March 2014

We were on the Celebrity Reflection in and we were met at the cruise ship and immediately were taken to Zoe Yacht where we had a wonderful to our excursion up and down the Bosporus. We then were transported throughout the city to see the wonderful sites. We had a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Ozer is an excellent, extremely knowledgeable guide. There is so much to see. They took us back to the ship and medicine again in the next day for more sightseeing and another wonderful lunch. I recommend Byzas Tours and Zoe Yacht to anyone that wants to spend any time in Istanbul. We had time to go to the bizarre and see as much as we wanted to see in those two days.

The next day we were in Ephesus. Again we were met at the ship by the Byzas tour people. We had an excellent guide and a wonderful time in a relatively short period of time. We were able to see all the major site at a very nice pace. Again, I would recommend Byzas Tours to anyone traveling to Istanbul or Ephesus.

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Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

After reading a lot of reviews we finally decided to book our tour with Byzas Tours. Did not regret it. They are very precise with their itinerary and schedule their services accordingly. They arrange to get us from a hotel in Sultanhamet area, brought us to airport. When we checked in with Atlas Airlines it was a breeze. Arrived in Izmir on 8 Dec and was received by a tour guide and a driver there. Since there's 5 of us we decided it was better to take a private tour. It was really worth every dollar. The guide brought us to Virgin Mary's house, followed by Ephesus. After buffet lunch we went to a 650yrs old mosque Isa Bey Camii then to the temple of Artemis. Next morning we went to Pamukkale. Thereafter on 10 Dec 13 we were sent to airport for our flight back to Istanbul. Over in Istanbul we were then sent to a hotel that we booked earlier in Taksim Square. Very good service provided by Byzas. Even the tour guide, Ashken is really knowledgeable. Impressive history on all the places that we went to. Probably their price is a bit on the high side but it's worth it. Will book again with them if we were to go again to a different place in Istanbul next time.

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Byzas Tours arranged a private 1 week mini-tour of Turkey for me and my husband. The planning was flawless and the guides and divers were friendly and professional. Hotels chosen were all as represented by Byzas Tours. I would highly recommend this company for touring in Turkey. All arrangements were made via email.

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Reviewed 28 November 2013

Excelent service, everything happened as it was told by the company since the beginning. The guided tour was very nice.
One bad thing is that it finished a bit early, and then we had like 1 hour waiting for the transfer from the city to the airport to go back to Istanbul. It would've been nice to visit some other place during that hour.
Transfers were always waiting for us on time and the lunch was very nice in a buffet style restaurant. Beside there are lots of places to see in Kapadokya, we had only 1 free day to visit and it's really worth to do it.

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Reviewed 23 November 2013

My sister and I booked two day trips. Departed Istanbul and flew to Cappadocia one day (back to Istanbul), then flew to Efes the next day. Byzas Tours orchestrated two perfect trips for us. The guides were knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. We toured is a small van with approximately 5-6 other guests. Byzas included some side stops each day. One day it was to a Ceramic demonstration/business, then the next day was a Turkish Rug store/demonstration and a leather manufacturer fashion show/store. (the jackets were gorgeous - handbag too!). Cappadocia and Efes are amazing sites. Cappadocia with it's caves and rock formations and Efes with the incredible ruins. Byzas Tour group were wonderful to work with - from phone calls to emails.

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