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Ephesus Tours
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Small-Group Tour to Ephesus From Kusadasi
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Private Tour: Ephesus Day Trip
Ranked #3 of 28 Tours in Selcuk
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We are a private tours/shore excursions/travel services provider for Ephesus and many other destinations in Turkey. About Ephesus and our other services are maintained by Ounce Tourism which is a registered business and licensed Travel Agent by TURSAB in Turkey.
Reviewed 11 July 2011

As an airline employee, I've had the opportunity to travel the globe and have taken numerous tours of extraordinary sites. This tour ranks #1 by far. My wife and I were joined by 2 other couples on a cruise - we were all excited to see Ephesus and searched for a tour company that would meet our needs. The tour company was very easy to work with and more than willing to accomodate our various ideas for the itinerary - and also offered superior suggestions to make the time even more memorable. The booking was simple and straight-forward and best of all there were NO hidden charges or surprises that have often arisen on previous tours and experiences. The value of the tour compared to the minimal cost was wonderful. All of the entrance fees, meals and service were included in the quoted price - no trying to renegotiate or "upsell" you on other items. All of this would have made for an enjoyable experience, but it got even better when we met our guide.

Gonca Kizilhan was phenomenal!!! Her English was fluent and her knowledge of the sites, customs and her country was unbelievable. She studied archeaology in school and must have received superb grades - all of which enhanced what was already a memorable trip. She was so bubbly and fun to be with that we wished we could spend more time with her. All 3 couples felt as if we had found a wonderful new friend in Turkey. After returning, we've contacted her to discuss additional sites in Turkey that we would like to visit with her as our guide.

I have every confidence in this tour company and their staff. All of them were extremely helpful, fun and polite. I look forward to booking additional tours in Turkey!

6  Thank DaringMcD
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

We were met at the boat by Evren (spelling??) and our driver for a day long private tour. We went to Ephesus and a Turkish Rug maker, where we had our own private viewing and a wonderful lunch. He explained everything about the sites we were going to see, even making up stories about living in that time, as though we were actually there! Overall, for what is included and the personallized approach, I would recommend booking a private tour rather than going on a boat excursion! "About Ephesus" made everything easy and hassle free! It was fantastic!!

Thank pharlap31
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Reviewed 5 July 2011

Ephesus - Hello Ephesus - our guide was 'Susie' - a great guide. I had arranged a specific tour to see all the things I wanted to see.
Standard tours take you to 2-3 sites but I added Sirince Village and one other site at $100US ea.

Any tour in Turkey will take to to a rug factory but our short visit - marketed to see how rugs made -did turn into a sales pitch but the vendor was very pleasant and we did not waste each other's time.

Had a very nice lunch at our restaurant stop. Ephesus is 'Fantastic'. - a true marvel. Lots of people there but spread out. Do the Terrace Houses as part of the visit.

Hello Ephesus very professional and definitely recommend Susie and our driver Suliman.

A holiday highlight

All entry fees included in tour cost

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Reviewed 4 July 2011

We just returned from an amazing full day guided family tour of the main Ephesus sites. This was expertly organized by Umit at Equinox Travel. The days schedule was well balanced and kept the interest of everyone for the full day (2 adults, 16, 15 & 10 year old boys). Our guide was truly amazing, extremely friendly and polite but also knowledgeable and engaging. I recommend you request Hakan, he also has a great sense of humor! Both breakfast and lunch as well as private tour minivan with driver and AC were included. The meals were both in picturesque locations and with traditional Turkish food.
I highly recommend Equinox travel and both Umit and Hakan, no reservations. This is a high quality very professional company.

Thank SBell75
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

Our family of four booked a private guide and driver for our tour of Ephesus while on a Mediterranean Cruise. We booked at www.aboutephesus.com. Our guide was Isik Madanoglu. Both our guide and driver were wonderful. We paid $260 for this tour - it was private, with a driver, included entrance fees, parking, and lunch! This is so affordable and we recommend it over a group shore excursion! We were met at port and drove first to The House of Mary and continued on to The Ancient City of Ephesus and The Terrace Houses. The highlights are The Celsus Library and Terrace Houses. Isik is such a knowledgeable guide. She answered all of our questions with accurate historical facts. We really enjoyed our tour! We visited June 16th and it was HOT! Take water, sun screen, hats or umbrella and good walking shoes. You do want to be in pretty good shape to walk around Ephesus. We appreciated that Isik would find pockets of shade for us while speaking with us. After the Ancient City, we drove to a carpet demonstration site. Here we had lunch al fresco - in the shade. It was delicious and relaxing. Then, we learned about the carpet industry in Turkey. It was interesting - we loved the carpets. If you are in need of a carpet - they are absolutely beautiful and a fair price. After this, we were driven back to port - our children went back to the ship while my husband and I walked around Kusadasi. We learned not only about Ancient Ephesus, but also about contemporary Turkey! We loved our tour and highly recommend AboutEphesus!

Thank scullwalker
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