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“Comfortable and deep informational private tour of Ephesus & Terrace house”

Meander Travel Private Tours
Ranked #40 of 105 Tours in Kusadasi
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Owner description: We provide private tours of Ephesus and Istanbul.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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“Comfortable and deep informational private tour of Ephesus & Terrace house”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We booked this private shore excursion for 4 of us at a cost comparable to ship's bus or even other small group excursions.

Amy met us at the port as we got out of the terminal. We were driven in a fairly new comfortable minivan. Her English was excellent and her knowledge of the history or Ephesus and Terrace houses was extremely thorough.

We got there just ahead of the big tour buses and manage to avoid most of the crowd throughout our tour.

Meander Tour and Amy made our excursion to Ephesus extremely pleasant and very informational.

Visited August 2013
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Santa Monica, California
Level 3 Contributor
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“Best Private Tour - Ephesus & the Terrace Houses.”
Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

I booked a private tour of Ephesus and the Terrace Houses with Meander Travel when our cruise ship came into port. This was one of the highlights of our trip.

They picked us up just outside the port in a clean air conditioned private bus for our 32 family members. Our driver and private guide, Amy, were fantastic. Amy's English was impeccable and her knowledge of the ruins was impressive.

They took us directly to the site where went on a fantastic walking tour of the ruins. The highlight was our walk through the Terrace Houses display. If you go to Ephesus you must visit this area of the site. It is incredible to see how well some of the people lived. Plus you get a few minutes of relief from the sun.

Amy the guide they arranged for us was a walking encyclopedia of information. She knew so much about Ephesus. She also had the ability to keep our group together and moving. She also arranged a private lunch for us after the tour that was one of the highlights of our trip. It was an amazing assortment of Turkish kebobs and salads at an incredibly responsible price.

We saved over 50% off the Princess shore excursion cost going with our private tour which was just an added bonus. Private is the only way to go.

Visited June 2013
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Santa Monica, California
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“Ephesus Private Tour (Shore Excursion) - Best Day Ever!”
Reviewed 13 July 2013

I booked a private tour of Ephesus and the Terrace Houses with Meander Travel when our cruise ship came into port. This was one of the highlights of our trip.

They picked us up just outside the port in a clean air conditioned private bus for our 32 family members. Our driver and private guide, Amy, were fantastic. They took us directly to the site where went on a fantastic walking tour of the ruins. The highlight was our walk through the Terrace Houses display. If you go to Ephesus you must visit this area of the site. It is incredible to see how well some of the people lived. Plus you get a few minutes of relief from the sun.

Amy the guide they arranged for us was a walking encyclopedia of information. She knew so much about Ephesus. She also had the ability to keep our group together and moving. She also arranged a private lunch for us after the tour that was one of the highlights of our trip. It was an amazing assortment of Turkish kebobs and salads at an incredibly responsible price.

We saved over 50% off the Princess shore excursion cost going with our private tour which was just an added bonus. Private is the only way to go.

Visited June 2013
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illinois
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“Private Tour Ephesus - Meander Travel”
Reviewed 9 June 2010

We are a family with 4 children (3 teens and a 10 year old) and hired Meander Travel for a private tour of Ephesus, the Cave of the Seven Sleepers, the Temple of Artemis and Sirince. Hakan Edirne was our guide--he was fantastic and engaging to both us and our kids. Hakan is an archaeologist and spent a year studying at Northwestern University. He met us promptly at the port at Kusadasi and we toured in a very comfortable, air conditioned mini-bus. He has great pride in his country and shared both his knowledge of ancient Turkey and modern times with us. He was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant and we felt very fortuante to have him as our guide. I would recommend Meander Travel and Hakan to anyone traveling to Ephesus.

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