Ephesus Celsus Library with flowers (tulips)

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Ephesus Tours & shore excursions services are rated 4.96 out of 5 ✔, based on 633 reviews.

Our main aim is to satisfy each and every guest we serve to their highest expectations.So far our Private Ephesus Tour guide services have been rated one of the best for various types of Ephesus & Biblical tours in Turkey...
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Osman Tours Kusadasi- Incredible Experience
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

We were met at our cruise ship by Gonca and her driver "Sky High"(sorry, don't know his actual name!) We toured the House of The Virgin Mary, Ephesus, had an amazing lunch and tour at a carpet factory, visited a leather factory/store. Gonca was a great guide with excellent English and very funny. Price was very reasonable. I would certainly recommend Osman Tourism to anybody looking to book a tour in Turkey, and would not hesitate to use them again if we return!

Highlight of our trip!
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

We arranged a tour of Ephesus while on a cruise, and it was a fantastic tour. Our tourguide was Julia (Hulia?), and she did an excellent job. She was very knowledgable and passionate, amd told great stories about history and mythology. These private tours are the way to go; Ephesus can get very crowded and having a private tour makes the whole experience much more personalized. About Ephesus includes the Terrace Houses in their tours, which is a must-see. After the tour, we had a fully homemade lunch at a lovely local restaurant (Ephesus Handcrafts), which was so delicious. We also got to watch a carpet making demo and did some shopping. I highly recommend this tour, you won't be disappointed!

Kusadasi was fantastic!
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

10 of us just returned from our Mediterranean cruise with a stop in Kusadasi, Turkey and had a fantastic time. All arrangements for our tour were made by emails with Istemihan Teleri of Osman Tourism. Arrived at the Port and were met by our tour guide Hulya (Julia) Acar and driver Aashraf. For 5 hours we saw everything we wanted and more. Julia was very knowledgeable, courteous, patient and professional during our time with her. Our visit to Ephesus was the highlight our cruise. We plan to visit Turkey again and will have no problem using or recommending them to anyone.Ricky KSC, USA

Great tour with Arzu!
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

We had a family reunion holiday cruise and stopped in Ephesus for a day. We couldn't have spent our day better than a tour with Arzu! We had 8 adults and 16 kids, ranging in ages of 8 to 19. Arzu was able to keep us all engaged. Thanks Arzu!

Awesome guide and tour
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

We just returned from a Mediterranean cruise out of Venice with a stop in Kusadasi, Turkey. We booked a full day private tour with this company for our visit to Ephesus. It was our best tour on the cruise and satisfying in every way. Our guide, Gurkan Nakipoglu, met us at 7:30 at the pier and we went easily to the House of the Virgin Mary first before the crowds arrived. Gurkan is a charming young man who grew up in the area and speaks English well. He has in-depth knowledge about the history of Ephesus and interesting insight about his country. We had a spacious mini-van with a driver, so Gurkan was able to sit in the back with us during the tour. He made everything easy for us, pacing the trip perfectly for two older adults through the ancient city and the Terrace Houses. While it was a warm day and the terrain was challenging at times, the discomfort was minimal. It is a spectacular site, not to be missed. While some reviewers here were uncomfortable with the stops at the carpet, leather, and pottery shops, we were impressed with the way Gurkan handled it, explaining the relationship between the local crafts and the government's desire to preserve these ancient and important arts. While the carpet shop was part of the lunch stop, he gave us a choice as to whether we stopped at the leather and pottery shops, and we chose to do the latter only. We frankly loved the carpet shop, which included a traditional Turkish lunch outside under a tent with lovely vegetation surrounding us. Gurkan sat with us and it was like having a young friend take us to lunch. We told the salespeople that we were not in the market for a carpet and the pitch was low keyed. We did enjoy seeing the whole process of making carpets, from silkworms, to the weaving, to the dying. The pottery shop was also interesting with fine products created by local artisans. We bought nothing there, either, and did not feel at all pressured to do so. When we returned to the ship, we realized our experience was far more satisfactory than that of those who took the cruise ship tours. They felt rushed and had trouble hearing the guides. This was a perfect day for us, due not only to the remarkable historic place we visited, but to the personal attention provided and the expertise of the guide.

Ephesus, not to be missed
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

Our guide was excellent and very informative. Her concern for our comfort in the heat was very welcome. A wonderful place to visit and followed by an excellent complimentary meal. She even allowed us to by-pass the usually obligatory carpet making demo and shop. A good informative half-day.

"Yesim, a wonderful guide"
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

My wife and I had a full day private tour at Ephesus and ending at the village of Sirince. We were lucky to have as our guide Yesim Kulak through Ephesus Travel. Yesim was very pleasant, knowledgeable, and spoke very good english. I highly recommend Yesim. The cost for the private tour (through Ephesus Travel) was very reasonable, and we were so happy to do it this way instead of a large tour. Stephen & Cher Colby from Minnesota, USA

stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

BUT......hate when brought to places that you feel you must buy.. a bit hassled. this should be optional to go in but feel like you HAVE to buy something

Gonca, a great guide
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

Gonca was a great guide for our Glen Lyon Wine Cruise Group in Turkey. She had an impressive command of English and provided cultural analysis that helped to make our journey informative and fun. She related the sites, events, national culture, food and drink in humorous and clever comparisons. Her cheery personality put all at ease.

A long hot day but so worth it
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

This ancient place is amazing, but please be aware of the sun! there is little to no shelter but it so worth going. An excellent day. The guide was charming and we were looked after from start to finish

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We were on a 2-week cruise throughout the Mediterranean and thanks to reading reviews like this one, we decided to book a private tour through Ephesus Breeze. It turned out to be one of our best decisions on the trip and one that I would recommend without any reservation.”

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