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Review of Ephesus Tours

Ephesus Tours
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Private Tour: Ephesus Day Trip
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 June 2014

Booked a private Ephesus tour with Osman Turizm (www.aboutephesus.com) based on their glowing reviews on tripadvisor and we weren't disappointed. Our tour guide, Gurkan, was pleasant, professional and very knowledgeable. There wasn't a single question that we asked that he didn't know the answer for. We're generally very curious about the various countries and cultures that we experience and we felt that Gurkan was willing to discuss not only about past history, but also about present-day life in Turkey. Our program also included lunch at and a tour of a local Turkish carpet workshop. We didn't expect much from this portion of our visit, as these kinds of stops usually translate into high pressure sales pitches and not much else. Again, we were pleasantly surprised. The setting was gorgeous, the food delicious and the actual tour quite interesting. Would use aboutephesus.com and Osman Turizm again in a heartbeat.

Thank tomis
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Incredible tour!!! Our dad booked this tour through the Cruise ship we were on. We had a group of 7 family members and this was the EASIEST, most FUN and valuable way to see everything we wanted to see in just a day. Our tour guide, Gonca, was so incredibly hospitable, knowledgeable and professional. We were able to see many sites, choose the ones we wanted and still feel relaxed and not rushed. It was catered to how we wanted it to go. The tour was not only about sight seeing but an interesting historical and cultural education. The lunch was lovely and I have incredible photos of us at the ruins. This has made us only want to do private tours from now on. We had our own very nice private, air conditioned van with driver. The transitions were so smooth and effortless. The tickets were purchased in advanced for us and it was just a breeze. Memories were made forever!

1  Thank Christina W
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Coming off of our ship, Gonca Dasdemir met us right on time with a smile and a spotless van with an excellent driver. With an impressive command of English she was well versed in the phenomenal history of the area...the incredible sites in Ephesus, Mary's Chapel and a wonderful al fresco lunch followed by a trip to an educational center where we saw how Turkish rugs are made. This was followed by an opportunity to purchase some exquisite rugs.
When back in the area we will always book with Ephesus Tours and always ask for Gonca. She is an exceptional ambassador for her country. The tour company was very easy to deal with but Gonca's ability to impart information and share the love for her subject made this a wonderful day!

2  Thank HebbieDacker
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Hard to add much to the many great reviews...but here are a few points. My wife wasn't feeling well the day of the tour and with this private tour we were able to still see all the sights we wanted to and were well taken care of the entire way. Our guide O.J. was AWESOME! I would ask for her again by name upon any return trip to the area. I would use the company aboutephesus.com again no problem.

Thank slowride949
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We took a trip to see Ephesus and were not disappointed. Our friends had been there some 14 years ago and they noticed a massive change since then with the opening up of previously buried structures. We had a super guide called Sam (his real name was Sherkru) who coincidentally was the same guide our friends had before, his spoken English and knowledge of Ephesus are second to none. Tip for anyone visiting - strong shoes are best for uneven surfaces and take plenty of water to drink as there are no facilities of any kind while you are seeing the ruins. There is little respite from the sun so best to be prepared. If we visit Turkey again we'll definitely go to see Ephesus once more to find out more of the history of the place and observe how much more of the ruins have been uncovered.

1  Thank Christine B
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