At the suggestion of our travel agent, we booked our day in Ephesus with Ephesus Deluxe Tours. I emailed the owner, Deniz Kose directly and received prompt responses. Ephesus Deluxe Tours offered the same excursion we would have otherwise booked the the cruise ship but at $50.00 less per person!
We were met at the dock in Kusadasi by our guide, Evren Ozdemir, and learned that my wife and I were his only guests for the day along with our own private driver! Evren was the perfect host; sharing not only his knowledge of the sights but answering all of our questions professionally.
Like every other excursion on this trip (perfume and leather factories), this trip also included a brief stop at a rug cooperative where we observed the weaving techniques and were then brought to a private room to see rugs and, of course, an effort was made to sell us a rug in prices ranging from $300 - $40,000. We were offered tea and an appetizer while the rugs were displayed and after the presentation, advised the host that we were not interested. The host was most pleasant, thanked us for our time and made no effort to "hard sell" us.
Our guide rejoined us at this point and we enjoyed a great lunch of local vegetables and chicken with fresh halvah for dessert.
My wife let her hat in the rest room and we did not realize it until we were on our way to the next stop in our tour. Evren immediately called and drove us back to that location at the end of the day to pick up her hat.
We could not have been more pleased with Ephesus Deluxe Tours and enjoyed one of the best days of our vacation with Evren.
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