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Ephesus Tours
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Small-Group Tour to Ephesus From Kusadasi
Ranked #3 of 28 Tours in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence
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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 17 November 2013

We booked our private tour to Ephesus before we went on our cruise, we were met by canan (our guide) on the dockside when we disembarked from our ship, She introduced us to our driver
and the private air conditioned Merc taxi, from then things just got better and better.
Canan took over and we went to all the places that we wanted to go to and was an excellent guide around the ruins of Ephesus. Canan has a vast knowledge of all the ancient ruins.
We also had a typical Turkish lunch in a Gazebo in the middle of a garden where Canan took us.
All in all the tour was brilliant and so easy to book from home and exceeded our expections on all fronts.
I can thoroughly recommend this tour company to anyone who wishes to use it.

8  Thank Birdiespark
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

The reviews in Tripadvisor helped me choose this company over the other thousands available on the internet. Guided tours with cars comes with their price but it is also a nice and safe way to enjoy the sights, if there is so much historical story behind the places. This company excels in communication. They personally called me to confirm all tours and discuss my needs and agenda. There was no obligation to pre-book or commit. They arranged for very good quality guide. Huliya is the best. We loved her. My son is her new fan. Knowledgeable in local history, and at ease with the places of interest. She moved with us at our pace and gave us time for enjoying the places in Ephesus and Pamukkale and Hireapolis at our pace. The food places where very good. We loved the carpet cafe (Turkmen). Although not prepared to buy any this time, I am sure we will come back to them. Car and driving was very good. so was the timing and arrangements. Although it was a rush to reach the airport, as we just wanted to stay on and on, we made it on time thankfully. The parting gift of small souvenirs and guidebook was a nice touch. We left with very good memories

8  Thank Travel_adiku
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

We recently went on a 12 Day Med Cruise with a stop in Ephesus . We use Trip Advisor frequently to assist with travel decisions. We were so pleased to find Ephesus Tours. It was highly rated and lived up to the rating without question! Our guide Selda was very friendly, knowledgable, funny and perfect for 4 of us to spend the day with. Our driver was courteous as we toured in a Mercedes van. If anyone is looking for a great option versus the tours booked through cruise ships, at a lower price per person, I would highly recommend Ephesus Tours for the guides, comfortably vehicle and intimate experience.

9  Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

We were on a cruise but decided we would prefer a private tour for our family group of 7 people (age ranging from 11yrs - 73yrs!). The arrangements went smoothly with very prompt responses to our email enquires. We were met at the cruise terminal by Gonca, our guide. She was very friendly, spoke wonderful English and was knowlegable about all the historic sites and had planned our day around our requested sites. We would highly recommend visiting the terrace houses as part of the tour as these give a real insight into how daily life was in Ephesus. I would recommend this company to everyone as good value-for-money. You can either let them plan an itinerary or they will work with your plans and give you a fixed price for that. Find them at www.aboutephesus.com

8  Thank masonfamily2013
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We arranged a private tour through Ephesus Tours (Aboutephesus.com)for four of us from the Celebrity Constellation for October 22, 2013. All email arrangements were acknowledged quickly and information provided ahead was excellent and complete. We made a $20 deposit through PayPal and there was no problem with that. The driver and guide met us as planned, just off the cruise ship and we had a wonderful all day tour which included all the places we had requested. We visited the Temple of Artemis, the city of Ephesus including the Terrace Houses, the House of Mary, Sirince Village and had a delicious included traditional lunch in a nice outdoor area. We also visited a carpet shop during our lunch stop. We were escorted into the showroom and greeted. We told the man that none of the four of us was remotely interested in purchasing a carpet. He said to please look around as much or as little as we wished and feel free to leave. There was absolutely no pressure here.
Our guide, Mrs. Selda Akyigit Tutkun, was excellent. She spoke English very well, was very informative, answered our questions well and made sure that we had the time we needed at each site. Our driver was also excellent. Because we had a separate guide, he could concentrate on navigating his way safely through the tangle of Athens streets. We also had a very comfortable vehicle for the six of us.
This tour was so more complete and less expensive than the ship's tour. We also had a guide and driver for just the four of us. No big bus large group ship tour here. We highly recommend Ephesus Tours and their all day tour.

9  Thank MaryLouFairport
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