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“Excellent Value, Expert Guide”

Ephesus Deluxe Tours
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Half-Day, Small-Group Tour From Kusadasi Port to Ephesus
Ranked #2 of 32 Tours in Izmir
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Vancouver, Canada
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90 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent Value, Expert Guide”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We signed up with Ephesus Deluxe for the 7 hour + lunch semi private tour two months ago prior our HAL cruise. Our guide met us at port and the 14 of us were quickly whisked off in a minibus, heading for Ephesus. Our guide, Zafer Bozoglu, had excellent English and was very knowledgeable regarding the history of Ephesus and of the region.His humorous antidotes and running narratives kept us informed and entertained through out the day. We visited three other historical sites and of course did the obligatory rug factory and ceramic shop tours. The lunch was pretty good, giving us a chance to chat with fellow travelers.
A good choice - I highly recommend it!

Visited April 2014
Thank Julie C
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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159 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Amazing tour guide!”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We had three different tour guides in Turkey, as well as dozens of guides in various other countries, Bulent was one of the best. His historic knowledge and his ability to explain in an educational/storytelling fashion made him amazing as a guide. His English was perfect. He and a driver met us at airport in Izmir, (our flight was 1 hour late) and immediately changed our itinerary to make sure that we can see as much as we could within our time slot (we had to fly back to Istanbul that same day). We saw all the major sights, had a very interesting and educational experience at the carpet-making school, and made it back to the airport with minutes to spare! Overall, a great day. Dealing with EDT was also pleasurable. Mr. Kose (manager) responded very quickly to our email inquiry and requests. Everything was just the way it was promised. We would definitely work with Bulent and the agency again.

Visited April 2014
Thank Eugene K
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hartford county
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Would not recommend this tour-Pressure to buy rugs at the end of the tour”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

My husband and I were on a cruise and booked through the internet. We had a woman tour guide and she was not warm. She went through the motions to give us our tour but her main goal was to get people to buy jewelry from her friend at the end of the tour and more importantly to sell rugs. She and her driver drop your group off at the rug factory whether you want to go or not. This stop is not stated in the tour brochure. All eight of us had no interest in buying rugs. She was very cold when not one of us bought a rug. The men selling the rugs basically shut the door behind you and throw rugs at your feet.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Geri0
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ephesusdeluxe, Sahibi at Ephesus Deluxe Tours, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
From the details given in your review we only know that you were a party of eight guests, that you travelled in August, and that your guide was female. From our records & reports in written given by the guides at the end of the tour, in August 2013 we did not provide a tour to a party of eight with a female guide. We were not contacted with such a complaint Therefore this review seems like it does not belong to us. We do our best to satisfy all our guests,.We do not have any scheduled shopping stops on our tours.
Private tours are all run under your patronage, if you wish to stop somewhere your guide will stop there, but this is under your responsibility as there are many interesting outlets, factories in the region. We would be very happy if you could provide us with further details such as date of the tour or the name of the guide;We do not know who you are? we always keep our good will and would be proud of solving any inconvenience caused by our service. Sincerely, Deniz Kose
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Tour to Ephesus”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

We recently took a tour with Ephesus Deluxe while we were in the port of Kusadasi while there with a cruiseship. We were met at the port by our guide. All went very smoothly. We had booked this tour via email. Replies were very prompt. Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable. We also took the terraced houses tour. Well done. Even though I had toured Ephesus many years ago, it was well worth the visit and our guide was very good. The weather was very good, not too hot as it can be in the summer time.

Visited October 2013
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Chester, New York
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52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful tour experience”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

we where part of a group of 14 from the Celebrity Reflection in October, 2013. it was a two day tour, one day in Istanbul and one day in Ephesus. we had excellent, knowledge tour guides , Funda. In Istanbul and Ceyla in Ephesus. their English was perfectt. we saw more sites than the cruise ship offered at a much more reasonable price. I would highly recommend them.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank megandmo
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