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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Spectacular Experience -- We want to tour all of Turkey w/ Cem and About Ephesus
We can not speak highly enough about our About Ephesus Tour. We had many wonderful private tours throughout the Mediterranean and our tour of Ephesus, and our tour guide Cem, were far and away the best. Our family (which included two teen-aged boys) loved every minute of our tour. From the first minute I contacted About Ephesus, all of our dealings were positive. They responded quickly to every email inquiry and question, were very accomodating and I felt that our tour and our safety were insured. When the four of us were led by Cem to our private, air-conditioned luxury van, we knew we were in excellent hands. I had originally asked to start our tour at 8:30 and the tour company urged us to start at 7:30. Great advice. We were about 15 minutes ahead of the crowds all day. Cem spoke perfect English (besides majoring in history, he also majored in English literature in college) and was well-spoken, thoughtful, extremely knowledgeable about Turkey, world history (ancient and modern), modern politics and Ephesus. Ephesus is spectacular. The ruins are wonderfully preserved and it should not be missed. And you really should use About Ephesus and ask for Cem. He is as much a treasure as Ephesus.
The Guide Makes the Tour
We have had many private tours/guides all over the globe. Selcuk was in style, manner, knowledge and superlative English the best guide we have ever encountered. As for the company, communication was clear, immediate and thorough. And as for Ephesus, while it should not be missed, mandatory is a visit to the Terrace Houses, separate but on the same site.
A very good excursion to Ephesus
Our cruise stopped at Izmir. Wanting to make sure to have a French speaking guide, I contacted the agency "Ephesus Tours". The site of the agency is in English only but I read that this agency could organize excursions with guides speaking French. E-mail communications are only in English but we respond very promptly. I was offered on the one hand a tailor-made tour but that is quite expensive and on the other hand a standard excursion that is not much cheaper. I chose the standard tour or visit the entire Ephesus site. I made impasse on the house of Marie for lack of interest and because the stopover was not very long. This includes a stop at a leather clothing store and a carpet workshop where lunch is served. I imagine that it reduces the price of the tour. Fortunately we did not feel any pressure at the clothing store or the carpet workshop elsewhere. On the other hand we had planned to buy a Turkish carpet and we took advantage. On the scheduled day, Our Ephesus Tour Guide was waiting for us at the exit of the boat with a sign with my name. We traveled in a comfortable and well air-conditioned mini-van. Halil is a young man very friendly and well connected! He did not hesitate to browse the Internet with his mobile phone to find information and images to answer our questions. His French is very good. He also speaks Spanish and English in addition to Turkish of course. In addition to explanations on the beautiful Ephesus site, he gave us a lot of information about Turkey and the region. The journey takes about an hour between Izmir and Ephesus but Halil knows how to make the trip interesting.
The Best Ephesus Tour and the Best Tour Guide Gonca!
My wife and I have cruises many times and to many places. We have taken many tours over the last 10 years and have had tour guides that were good and not so good. We had the pleasure and good fortune to have Gonca Kizilhan Dasdemir as our guide In Ephesus. This wonderful young woman was knowledgeable and informative. She made us feel welcome and was more then helpful with our needs. She geared the tour to what we wanted to see and do. When the tour was over it was like we were leaving one of our family. Gonca should be commended for her services and I feel that she went over and above her duties to make our tour special and the best that it could be. When we returned to our ship and spoke to other people that had taken tours with other companies it confirmed my feels that we in fact had the best tour and the best tour guide that we could have had. When we said goodby it was like saying goodby to a family member. A Great day spent in Turkey with a great tour guide!
About Ephesus Tour Company
Very professional tour company that will provide you with a private tour. Your tour will be designed around what you want to see and what you want to see in Ephesus. Canan Tunckanat was our tour guide - one of the best!!
Excellent Tour experience
We booked our tour with Ephesus Tours, run by Osman Tourism, and what an excellent day we had! We were picked up by our Tour guide, Hulya Acar, in an A/C Mercedes Van right on time. She had an excellent knowledge of the entire Ephesus area and its History. We had our 3 year old son with us and we were worried about taking the toddler with us on this tour but Hulya made it feel very easy and simple. She even went to the extreme of handling the baby-stroller for us at many points of the tour!The tour included visit to the House of Virgin Mary, Epehesus City, then followed by a traditional lunch, which we must day was the highlight of the entire trip. Hulya then showed us a traditional Carpet Weaving school and surprised us at the end of the day with a nice bag of souvenirs.10/10 and very highly recommended.
Perhaps the most beautiful archaeological site in the world. Immense, infinite, full of history and absolutely full of still intact remains. Disembarked in Izmir we head to a tour organized in Ephesus about 40 minutes by bus. The heat was torrid but the guide was good and make us stop during the explanations in the few areas of haze. The city is immense so watch out for DIY, it's easy to get lost, the flagship is the library of Celsus, whose facade is completely original and intact. The site once housed one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the time of Artemis, of which only one column remains. Absolutely to visit.
Cost is far more without a rug or "art" stop
I was very impressed by all the reviews for this company. I was leaning towards the "create your own Ephesus tour" and did not want to use my time at the carpet factory (also referred to as art gallery) or a leather shop. This information was included in my booking request.The reply I received stated the cost would be an additional $45 per person ($135 total) if we did not make those stops. I was also told that ALL travel agencies are taking their guests to the "art" galleries. I have since located a travel company that does not include these factories.
From the time that we started investigating various tours from Kusadasi to the time of actually booking, About Ephesus Tours stood out from the rest. I contacted various tour groups before we left to Kusadasi and Mr Teleri stood out as by far the best in terms of customer service. Immediate replies on emails, descriptive detailed tours provided with more than reasonable prices. When I was ready to book I let Mr Teleri know that I wanted to book two tours with them: Ephesus one day and another day with Priene, Militus, and Didyma. I was in a quandary about what to do about seeing Aphrodisias and Pamukale. It appeared to me that doing both would be impossible. While I was pondering this dilemma my phone rings in Canada. Mrs Julia is calling to help me book my tours with them. I asked her about my dilemma and she put together a full day tour that included both. We now had three tours booked with them. And I thought the prices were awesome. Prices included all entrance fees, our driver and guide and our lunches for the day. Private tours with your own air conditioned vehicle. I looked at the difference between bus tours and private tours and felt that spending the little extra money to go privately was your best bet. Unless you are on a strict budget. Even then I would look to save money elsewhere. How often are you in Turkey? You want the best experience possible. You also saved the hassle of renting a car and paying insurance and ungodly gas prices. Which would also mean figuring out your tours and doing a lot of homework to learn the info about each tour. Our tour guide was Arzu Altun. She was young and vibrant. A wealth of information not only about your tours but about the area and people as well. She was extremely professional and so much fun to hang out with. I was so glad we had her as our guide for all three days. Our tours were all exceptional. Traditional Turkish lunches provided that were so good and added to the over all experience. Our driver was awesome in that you felt safe at all times with his driving. In all, these tours were the highlight of our brief but amazing Turkey vacation. We loved this groups professionalism so much that we booked them for our commute back to Izmir Airport. I would highly recommend this group. Everybody involved from start to finish was exceptional in providing a most memorable experience. Kudos to this team!
Sinan Okut, our tour guide working for The Turkish Ministry of Tourism, was not only a wealth of information about the ancient city of Ephesus, but he also kept us entertained with his fantastic sense of humor and outstanding command of the English language! The guided tour was approximately 6 hours in duration (this included a short rest stop as well as a stop at a local carpet manufacturer). There was a lot of walking over very uneven and slippery surfaces. Shade from the sun was at a premium and had I known, I would definitely have brought my umbrella for shade. What a fabulous day we had...I highly recommend the tour, and specifically our guide Sinan!
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Basilica of St. John
The inhabitants of Ephesus moved to Ayasuluk after the 7th century AD, the Basilica of St. John substituted the church in Ephesus, one of the Seven Churches of Revelation.
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“Wishing to avoid the high costs charged by a cruise line for a visit to the ancient sites of Ephesus and having read previous Trip Advisor reviews, we e-mailed Ephesus Tours to arrange a private tour. Met us exactly as promised on arrival and the guide that they provided us was excellent with fluent English.”