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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A place to stay
Great place, one of the largest ancient cities. I learned a lot of new and interesting about the ancient world
Awesome guide and tour
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
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"
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
Ephesus and Virgin Mary Birthplace in Turkey
Turkey has many ruins reminiscent of the Roman Empire in a treasure trove of ruins. Among them, Ezemirs' Ephesus has outdoor theaters and the like as well as Rome. Also nearby is the birthplace of the Virgin Mary on the mountain and explained by the language of each country. Please enjoy your precious memories. In Turkey there are plenty of famous beaches and there are plenty of guests from Russia and Europe.
About Ephesus tour guide, Arzu
We were so pleased with the two days that we spent with About Ephesus and our tour guide, Arzu. We were interested in seeing both Ephesus and Pamukkale from Izmir, Turkey and About Ephesus was able to arrange single day trips for both tours, even when Pamukkale was 3 hours from Izmir. We had a comfortable, clean, air conditioned van but it was really our tour guide, Arzu, who made each day trip educational and meaningful She is so knowledgeable about both. Ephesus and Izmir, easily understandable and personable. The meals we had on both days were so incredibly delicious. Overall, these two days were clearly highlights of our trip. If you're interested in booking a tour with About Epheus, ask for Arzu. She was wonderful and made each day trip an incredible experience for all of us.
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
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
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
Best day of our meditteranean cruise
Our cruise was selected by the fact that we wanted to visit Ephesus. We were a group of 4 adults and the highlight of our cruise was to be our stop in Kusadasi with a visit to Ephesus. Little did we know that our trip would be made even better than we ever imagined by our special tour guide Gonca. She met us at the port in a Mercedes van and off we went on a spectacular day. We visited the House of Mary and everything possible in Ephesus. It is a day that we will never forget and a day that will keep us in forever awe of the courage and sacrifices that the Christians made during Pauls visit to Ephesus. There was not one part of the tour that could have been better or that we would have changed after being there. This is the best value tour we had during our entire cruise and one that you will regret taking if you don't book. I highly recommend asking for Gonca if you want a pleasant, very informative tour guide that you will leave as good friends when the visit is over. Gonca even took the time to take us to a local store to buy some clothes for two of the people on our tour who did not get their luggage when they arrived in Turkey. Gonca and Osman Tourism are a big 5 star WOW.
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Celsus Library is one of the finest buildings in Ephesus. The two-story building contained over 12,000 hand-written books, making it one of the largest library collections of its time.
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“Eight of us on 12 night Mediterranean cruise arranged a tour through Ephesus Tours and were fortunate enough to be met at the cruise terminal by Gonca Kizilhan, a.k.a. Rosie, the most wonderful tour guide in all of Turkey! She was so knowledgeable, was able to answer any question asked of her and had the most pleasant personality.”