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“Excellent Tour”
Review of Celsus Travel

Celsus Travel
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US$64.34*
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Ephesus Small Group Tour From Kusadasi
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US$27.25*
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Ephesus Shared Tour for Cruise Passengers from Kusadasi Port
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US$33.00*
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Kusadasi Port to Sirince Village - Ephesus
Ranked #38 of 103 Tours in Kusadasi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Since the foundation of the company by three tourism professionals in 2007, we have strived to promote Turkey as a cultural destination - A country rich in history and traditions with stunning landscapes and famously kind people. Our philosophy is based in three principles: quality, excellence and share our experiences for your best travel to Turkey. This is what makes the difference.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Charleston, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Excellent Tour”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We were met right by the pier and provided a private tour of Ephesus. The car was clean and well maintained and the guide was excellent. He knew his history and would spend as little time, or as much time, giving you explanatory material as you wanted. The Terrace Houses were probably the highlight of the trip. Following the tour we were asked if we wanted to see a place where carpets were made and we agreed. That was fascinating, everything from spinning silk, to hand dying the material, to weaving. The carpets were gorgeous and the manufacturing process very interesting. Obviously they'd like for you to buy one but there was no real pressure to do so. Ephesus is probably the highlight of any port stop in Kusadasi and I'd highly recommend a private tour over a group tour. You can proceed at your own pace and not get bogged down in a tour where, sometimes you might not be able to hear the guide. The site is quite open so bring water, sunblock, and a hat. That's another advantage of a private tour, you can take a short break in the shade and not be subject to standing in the sun listening to other folks questions that you might have no interest in.

Visited June 2013
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Celsus T, Yönetici at Celsus Travel, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Dear Steve;

Thank you for your compliments and hope to see you again.

Your Celsus Team,
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Houston, Texas
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“Great trip to Ephesus”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We wanted to do an excursion out to Ephesus for the whole family, 8 in total, during our cruise stop in Izmir. Celsus provided great service, picking us up at the dock on time, and our tour guide was knowledgable and friendly. All in all, a very reliable service and great value for money.

Visited March 2013
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Celsus T, Yönetici at Celsus Travel, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Dear Gulashgirl;

Thank you for your compliments and hope to see you again.

Your Celsus Team,

Umut KURT
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Shanghai, China
1 review
“Good service,”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Celsus travel gave a five stars enjoyment for the tour, and I will recommend their trip to my friends, strongly recommended.

Visited February 2014
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Celsus T, Yönetici at Celsus Travel, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
Dear dtzgood ;

Thank you for your compliments and hope to see you again.

Your Celsus Team,

Umut KURT
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Great trip in the area”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

I brought 3 friends with me and we all enjoyed it much. Visited Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Ancient City and House of Virgin Mary in couple of hours which was adequate amount of time for us. Our guide and other personnel was very friendly and courteous. I would definitely recommend this trip and tour company to a friend.

Visited October 2013
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Celsus T, Yönetici at Celsus Travel, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
Dear uckx ;

Thank you for your compliments and hope to see you again.

Your Celsus Team,

Umut KURT
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San Francisco, California
1 review
“Istanbul private tour and Ephesus, Bodrum and Marmaris shore excursions”
Reviewed 23 December 2013

We truly had the most fabulous tour experience in Turkey recently.

We, a group of thirteen, just returned from a cruise in the eastern Mediterranean along the coast of Turkey and Greece in October. We booked a 4-day private Istanbul cultural tour prior to the cursing and the shore excursions of Ephesus, Bodrum and Marmaris during the cursing on the internet with Shore Excursions (Celsus Travel). We initialed and made the reservation directly through Mr. Burak Ocal before leaving the US. Mr. Ocal was very effective and prompt in answering all our questions via email. Moreover, he did not collect the money up front and allowed us to pay for each tour at the end of the day; which leaves us no pressure and worries in making our reservation!

During the tours we were met each time by our tour guild and he or she is sharp on time and on the place where we suppose to meet (i.e. airport, hotel and port site). We were given a comfortable AC bus and a nice driver in each tour for just the thirteen of us, truly a private tour. All our tour guides were extremely knowledgeable, professional and spoke excellent English; all of them either had a degree or trained in tourism business or in related fields.

All tours were firmly delivered yet very flexible. The tour guilds made changes either to accommodate our requests or to the weather conditions. Per our request, we had tasted several native Turkish foods at the local Turkish restaurant in all lunches (included) during the tours which further broaden our experience of the Turkish culture. We have seen more cultural and scenic place of Turkey with fewer costs than those of our friends in the same cruise; they participated in the Shore Excursions provided by the cruse line!!

All tours went perfectly, the services were great and we were very pleased. We cannot say enough about the outstanding service that Mr. Burak Ocal and his company provided. They are very reliable. We would highly recommend Mr. Burak Ocal and his company to everyone. And, we certainly will use him and his company again when we have our next visit to Turkey.

Cheng Yu
San Francisco, USA

Visited October 2013
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