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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Excellent attraction but you need the right tour guide
I won't repeat all the reviews about what a must see Ephesus is..if you are in this part of the world you do not want to miss this. It is a very humbling experience to walk through these ruins. We were 2 /days away from arriving into Kusadasi with only the knowledge that we did not want to participate in the cruise ship shore excursion. With very little lead time Osman Tourism (about Ephesus) arranged for the 2 of us to have a private tour to be laid out however we wanted, On our time table. As mentioned before our guide met us at precisely the right time, whisked us away In a Mercedes van with a very good driver. We could not have been more fortunate to have Selda be our guide. Incredible experience. She imparted her knowledge and passion for the culture and civilization. It was the most amazing afternoon. She knew exactly how to tailor our day to avoid the crowds (not always possible even in the offseason). We spent more time than originally planned due to her infectious enthusiasm and commitment. We will always remember Selda as the reason our amazing and unforgettable day at Ephesus. Thank you !!
Private Ephesus Tour is the only way to go!
My family hired Osman Tourism and our lovely and talented tour guide Ms. Canan Tunckanat (we pronounced "Shannon") met us immediately at the pier and whisked us from the port in our private vehicle with car seat for our 2.5 year old son. This is the only way to go in order to avoid the throngs of cruise ship tour buses with headsets. She tailored the trip to our needs and used her knowledge of which places would be less crowded in order to give us a better experience. Our last stop was a traditional Turkish meal at a rug making farm, with no pressure to buy anything, for the first time I finally got to see how silk is transformed from the cocoon. A very well-rounded Turkish experience. Canan was extremely knowledgeable, world-travelled, and we hope many more are lucky enough to experience Ephesus with her and her tour company.
Like many others we prefer to arrange our own tours, for two reasons - firstly they are always less expensive, secondly more intimate, i.e. not sharing with a whole coach of people.Our tour guide was Gulcan Aydemir - and she was there waiting for us as we got off the ship.There were only four of us in the group, so with the driver and Gulcan we had the comfort of a 12 seater minibus. Gulcan was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and polite and made our Ephesus experience a memorable one. Would strongly recommend this company and guide..
The Only Way to See Ephesus
Before we left on an Eastern Mediterranean cruise, I decided to book excursions through our cruise ship company. I found excursions at two ports that sounded fine but when it came to Kusadasi (Ephesus) the choices were overwhelming. I turned to TripAdvisor for advice and I'm so glad I did! This is where I found the outstanding tour company, Ephesus Tours. I emailed them and within the hour I received a professional reply outlining places to see, cost, timetable, etc. They requested a $20 deposit to reserve the tour for my family of four adults. The day tour would cost us $300 (or $75 per person) which included a private air conditioned van and driver, our English speaking guide, admission fees and lunch. The reservation process was simple and efficient. The morning of our arrival, we exited the cruise ship and immediately found our guide for the day holding a sign with our name. I can not say enough good things about Canan (our guide). She was warm, welcoming and full of knowledge and stories that kept us spellbound the entire day. She said that we would start at the House of Mary because once the tour buses arrive it is difficult to appreciate the beauty and serenity of this spot. I am so thankful for this decision as we were the only people in this small house and at the fountains and "wish wall" beyond. When we left, there were approximately 15 tour buses in the parking lot and hundreds of people marching up the hill to the house. Our next stop was the ancient city of Ephesus. It was truly a lesson in history for the next two hours. She pointed out and explained many interesting buildings as we walked through the city. The highlights were the "Terrace Houses", the Celsus Library and the Grand Theatre amphitheater were St. Paul preached (think Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians). After touring these ruins, Canan took us to a farm where they served us a wonderful Turkish lunch. We ate under a gazebo in a large yard surrounded by horses, chickens, ducks, etc that were peacefully grazing. The food was fresh, delicious and the experience memorable. After lunch she asked if we wanted to see the silk farm that was also on the property. It was fascinating to see how the silk was removed from the cocoon, spun, dyed and woven into rugs. There was also a "no pressure" rug presentation showing us exquisite rugs. Canan asked us at this point where else we wanted to go or what we wanted to see but we decided to return to the ship. She finished our incredible day in Turkey by giving us a gift bag filled with many wonderful keepsakes. In summary, had we taken the cruise excursion we would have paid significantly more to see the same sites but with 60 other people on a large tour bus and earphones to listen to the guide! We are so happy to have been able to experience Ephesus with EphesusTours and can not imagine doing it any other way.
The Only Way to Go.
We booked with Ephesus Tours instead of the ship because we didn't want to be on the cattle bus and wait forever - you know what I mean! Canan was the our great tour guide talking all the way to Ephesus about the Country and the people and their culture. Just the four of us rode in new, clean van along with Canan an the driver, to the Virgin Mary's house then to Ephesus. She had the driver check ahead of time to find out where all the big buses where etc and determined that going to Ephesus second was best. Sure enough, we got the Virgin Mary's and there was hardly a line - after we went through all the tour buses came and the line was a block long and at least an hour wait. She personally took us all through Ephesus, which unlike the ship tour, included the terrace houses. You haven't seen Ephesus if you don't pay extra to go through the Terrace Houses - amazing. She took us to a rug factory that we told her we heard about in others reviews - high pressure, making you feel guilty etc. Again, she knew what to do - after a fabulous lunch she had the owner give us a tour. It was great and zero pressure to buy a rug after words. We have traveled much of the world with our good friends and we all agree this was one of the best tours we have ever been on - and the price is right. 100% approve.
Had a great and memorable day touring Ephesus with our guide, Gonca.She was very friendly, patient and knowledgeable.We had additional trips to a leather and carpet factory, and the nice thing about it all was that there was no pressure to buy. Of course, we ended up with wonderful Turkish made leather jackets! :)Booking with the company was very easy and they always responded promptly toinquiries. We even got small gifts for taking the tour with them.
Selda was a wonderful walking encylopedia!!
Selda met us with the driver promptly when we disembarked from the ship. She was so pleasant, knowledgeable and respectful of what we (there were 4 of us) wanted to do. She gave us detailed information about all the places we went to...Ephesus, including the Terraces and Theater. She took us to the House of Mary and then to a lovely place for lunch that was on a farm. The meal was delicious followed by a demonstration of carpet making (no pressure....only if we want to see it). Selda had a good sense of humor, was very engaging with all of us and made sure we walked away feeling good about our day. The company provided us with a gift bag that included a bracelet, a pin to ward off evil and some other items. The price was very reasonable for a full day tour and we were so glad we opted to do Ephesus with this company and that we only had a party of 4!!!
A step back in time
This tour took us from Kusadasi to Ephesus by bus. We were met by a very knowledgable local who took us on a guided tour of the ruins of Ephesus. some of these ruins date back to 6000 BC so are incredible to see. The terrace houses is also part of this tour where you can see the people still working on piecing the buildings back together like a jig saw puzzle. included in this tour was a man who has worked on this site for 40 years & has a vast knowledge of the area telling in depth details .
"Excellent" & "Outstanding" Tour of Ephesus
This is a tour you must take!! I booked this tour prior to arriving and the communication and booking process was perfect. We started out with 2 and ended up with 10 people on the tour because I was so impressed by the itinerary I got more people to join my wife and I. We were met by Gonca (Rosie) at 730am to beat the crowds. She was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and very efficient. She was great. She certainly knew how to navigate the sights. The carpet demonstration and luncheon were outstanding. The owner (Arturo) was a really nice guy and took care of his workers. I highly recommend this tour company and Gonca. You won't be disappointed
Aim of the super site, a mysterious and intoxicating place. A beautiful page of history. At least 4 hours drive from Bodrum. The virgin Mary in her chapel.
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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.”