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Ephesus Tours & shore excursions services are rated 4.96 out of 5 ✔, based on 762 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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Tour was above and beyond my expectations!!
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

Let me start by saying, that was one of the best tours I have ever experienced thanks to our tour guide Arzu and her driver. My husband and I appreciated Arzu’s honesty, knowledge, and storytelling abilities to bring the past to life. Thank you for sharing some of the Muslin beliefs with us and how we are all connected through the Virgin Mother’s home. It is one thing to see and hear about amazing places, but when the culture and present day is so artfully combined, the experience is priceless. Ephesus was amazing. We enjoyed learning about how the city would have operated on a daily basis from the top to bottom. I am so glad Arzu was excited as I was to talk through the terrace houses to learn more about everyday life and gain an appreciation of how the hot/cold water would flow the homes. She was so patient with all of my questions and carefully explained the hows and whys in great detail. The terrace houses were included in the price of our private tour and this is a MUST see to really gain an appreciation of the culture and life style. We enjoyed a typical Turkish meal at the school on our way back to the ship. The variety of fruits, vegetables and meats were more than generous and very tasty. I had read many reviews good and bad regarding this stop which leads to the Turkish Rugs. I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised! After learning how the rugs are made with various materials I gained a true appreciation of the art. I found the flying carpets interesting and beautiful. Yes, this suppose to be a sales stop and we were shown many rugs with a sales pitch. We politely told the gentleman that we would not be able to purchase a rug at this time and he was NOT pushy or rude. As far as the minivan and driver – both were excellent. The twists and turns did not sit too well with me, but I cannot blame this on the driver. As an owner of a travel agency, I would recommend this company to any of my clients and I will request Arzu Altun as their guide

Greatly exceeded expectations
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

Ephesus tours is absolutely great. There prices were much lower than the bus tours off the ship and we had a private tour! The tour guide, Sonca, was excellent. Besides being very knowledgeable about Ephesus she gave us a lot of insight into Turkey and their lifestyle. The driver was good. They met us right outside the port entrance at 8:15 and we were the first visitors to Mary's House that morning. We literally had the monument to ourselves. We had read the crowds there can be huge and the site is very small. Ephesus was the highlight of our cruise. It is amazing- and have Sonca made it even better. We made our own pace and took all the time we wanted at certain parts of the old city.All entrance fees were included plus a very good lunch was included.

Book your own taxi instead of taking a tour from the cruise ships.
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

We have just arrived back from a cruise which included Kusadasi and booked a taxi with Yucel Bor.I contacted him before we sailed and he met us just outside the port. What a lovely man, he was so helpful and took 6 of us, 4 adults and 2 children, to Ephesus. He stopped for photos on the way, dropped us off at the top gate, showed us where to get our tickets, then met us 2 hours later at the bottom gate and returned us to the port. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this man and he only charged us 49 Euros.Thanks yucel!! E-mail yucelbor@hotmail.com

A terrific day in Ephesus
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

I spent a fair bit of time researching private companies to book a tour with, on our day at the port of Izmir on a cruise. I settled on this company (about epesus or osman tourism) It was middle of the pack as far as cost and I got great follow up on questions I had before we left for our cruise.As promised, our guide Selda met us exactly where and when we were told. She walked the six of us to the large new mercedes van and got us in and ready. On our way to the site, Selda told us of the history of Turkey, showed us maps, pointed out interesting things along the way and answered all of our questions. She was fluent in English, smart and obviously loved her country and sharing it with others. We stopped at Mary's house, which was quite interesting and then headed to Ephesus. Selda paced the tour perfectly and we had an amazing time wandering around the site. It is an incredible place and there is so much to see.After we finished Selda took us to the rug factory. It was much more interesting than we expected, the lunch was delicious (and the beer and wine that went with it) and two of the three couples bought rugs. The other couple had purchased one on a previous trip to Turkey. We didn't feel pressured to buy a rug at all. The rug arrived here at home ahead of schedule (in only 3 weeks) and is just as beautiful as expected.We were all very pleased with our choice for the tour. It was a really nice day, certainly one of the highlights of our cruise.

Ephesus tour
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

We booked this tour company because of the reviews on trip advisor. I want to say without reservation it was a wonderful experience and our tour guide Filiz was very professional and informative. We really enjoyed the way she presented the many details of history about the ruins of Ephesus. Do not hesitate to use this company. You will not be disappointed.

A great tour at economical rates
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

The cruise line we were traveling with offered tours at each stop. Very expensive, So we did some research and came across this tour company through TripAdvisor. The tour was excellent, efficient and economical.We were met at the dock as promised by our guide Julia, an intelligent, educated (and very pretty) young lady who guided us privately through Ephesus as described. Having been on these types of tours in the past, we knew you eventually wound up at a rug dealer and usually had to put up with a lot of pressure. As we had no desire to buy a rug, we told Julia that we definitely did not want to go through that hype so she kindly made other arrangements for our lunch. The cost of the tour was about 40% of what the ship's excursion would cost. We missed nothing and saved a lot of money. I would highly recommend Julie and her company for anyone visiting Ehpesus.

Lost ancient city.
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

Ephesus is another big lost city around Aegean Sea. Lots of fine arts and Roman architectures can be found here. Another time tunnel to Roman Empire ruled Balkan area. The land form of this area changed very seriously within past 2000 years. Ephesus was a coastal sea port before, but almost 20 kilometers from coast now. You can also see lots of Roman cultures, such as big opera, library or even well drained, stone made without partition public toilet. A must see attraction for those who have deep interested in ancient civilization.This attraction is not suitable for visitors who can't walk on unpaved road or need an arm chair.

A wonder of the world that gets more wonderful every day.
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

Walking through this archeological site as it continues to be uncovered and exposed to the living is a wonderful experience. The best process is to use a guide or utilise the audio guide on offer. Even if you are not interested in history you should take the time to walk this site and imagine what it looked like from the parts of reconstruction that are on show; it should leave you in awe.

Such history!
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

Ephesus Tours was well worth the price we paid. We had a magnificent tour guide, Arzu, who spoke wonderful English, and was like a walking encyclopedia. She had such knowledge of the area, and was so pleasant; we enjoyed our time with her very much. Had we not taken the tour, we would have missed out on so much history. To get the most out of this incredible area, we highly recommend Ephesus Tours!

Incredible Day with Selda!!
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

We pre-booked our private tour to Ephesus and were not disappointed, as our money was well spent. Our guide, Selda, met us promptly upon our disembarkation from our cruise ship. We spent the day with both Selda and a very capable driver, covering all the important historical sites. Selda provided us with detailed information and historical facts, all with a sense of humor. She helped us avoid the crush of the other tours with their large contingency of people. Then, after agreement, she took to an very informative demonstration where we were shown how Turkish carpets are made and how long it takes to weave them (we did not purchase a carpet). Following the demonstration, we were shown to a garden where we were provided with a delicious and large lunch that was comprised of local dishes. Selda and our driver made sure we were delivered back to the port in time for window-shopping; the best way to end an historical tour!!We highly recommend this tour and ask for Selda if she is available.

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Our Guide brought Ephesus to life for us & was extremely informative; we even had people listening to him & complimenting him on being a much better guide than theirs from other companies. He guided us expertly to be at the front of the queues & out of the heat as quickly as possible.”

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