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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Visited Ephesus on shore excursion from a cruise. It was fabulous. We hired a private guide and she was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. I was sick from a previous port, and our guide was very patient and thoughtful. If I return to Turkey, I would not hesitate to use her service again.
Nov 3: I booked a group of 21 friends from Maryland on an all day tour of Ephesus, the Terrace Houses (a must!), House of the Virgin Mary, Temple of Atemis, Basilica of St. Johns, lunch and shopping at a carpet store, and shopping at a leather coat store. Goncha was our guide. She was marvelous in all ways. Outstanding English skills and a great sense of humor. Most knowledgeable about all the sites. Our entire group rated her the best tour guide we have had on this Barcelona vacation followed by 12 day Mediterranean cruise.
Ruins of Ephesus
The tour of Ephesus was a lot of fun. The guide (and she was very good) told us of how close the sea use to be to where the city was and we were able to view "Roman toilets" if one can image that. The pillars of Hercules was a great photo op as was the 'Library of Ephesus" and I had my picture taken in both places. It is amazing to look out over the land where so many of our historical and Biblical leaders lived and visited. You do not have to be a "history buff" to enjoy the tour. It was hot and dusty but I did not even notice that until we were leaving... so glad I made this trip.
1/2 Day tour. Great!
We booked a 1/2 day tour of Ephesus four four of us. Our guide Selda was terrific! Fun, knowledgable, clever and very professional. We highly recommend.
Tour of Ephesus Oct. 21st
We made our reservation ahead of time and everything turned out as promised. Our tour guide Ceyla Ergon was there at the dock to meet us. She was very knowledgeable, honest, spoke good English, and displayed a sense of humor. The vehicle we rode in was comfortable and the driver courteous and professional. It was a pleasure...our experience was very positive which reflects great credit on About Ephesus. It also gave us warm feelings towards Turkish people.
Ephesus Tour with Selda
We received a fabulous tour from Selda, our professional tourist guide, of the Ephesus ruins. She was very friendly, courteous, professional, personable and extremely knowledgeable! We would not hestitate to recommend Selda to anyone interested in learning about the ancient ruins, Turkish culture and the city/surrounding areas. Greg, Paulette, Jerry & Pat
About Ephesus Tour
We were a party of six from Canada and were given a tour of Ephesus and the surrounding area. We were picked up early and we were able to beat the crowds at the House of the Virgin Mary. Our guide, Gonca (Rosie), was extremely knowledgeable and informative. She made our day a very enjoyable experience. The tour was well paced and very comfortable in a air conditioned van. We especially enjoyed the Terrace Houses at Ephesus and recommend that visitors should not be intimidated by the number of stairs. Most of the morning was spent at the ruins of Ephesus. This was followed by a lovely Turkish lunch and a tour of a carpet factory/school. We fully recommend Osman Tourism to anyone looking for an affordable and comprehensive tour of Ephesus. They were very efficient and professional in all dealings and communications we had with them.
Great day with Ali
We were in Ephesus on October 5th, 2012. Ali was very professional from the start and had a smile on his face the entire day. The day started with a problem from Private Ephesus Tours that Ali handled extremely well. He timed our trip to minimize the crowds and did an excellent job at moving us through the ruins and the Terrace Houses which were incredible. We really enjoyed talking with him about the culture of Turkey in modern day: he was very insightful into the economy, religion, education, and people of Turkey. The trip to the carpet factory was fine, we ate lunch there which was fantastic and it was very easy to just say no to buying a carpet and leave it at that. The actual demonstration about how they hand-make everything was actually really cool so overall worth going to see the factory.
Tour of Ancient Ephesus
We could not have been more happy with the tour of Ephesus we were given by Osman Tourism. They delivered everything that they promised. Our guide Hulya was professional, knowledgeable, spoke good English and if I do say so was easy on the eyes. Such a pleasant surprise since we didn't know who we would get. She was waiting for us at the dock with a smile. The tour included a driver who took us for our tour in a nice clean new mini van to all the sites listed in the Ephesus tour description. She let us take as much time as we wanted to take in the sites and never made us feel rushed. She even let us go off on our own for a few minutes but made sure that we didn't get lost. Sometimes it's nice to take in the scenery without being shadowed by your guide. They even included some gifts for us when we left. The only thing that I would recommend is asking to go to a different place for lunch even if you have to pay for it separately. The "restaurant" was at a rug factory/outlet and after our lunch, which was delicious, we were eventually taken to a room where someone tried to sell us hand made rugs that were for sale. He first showed us how their rugs were made and some interesting facts on how silk is obtained/farmed. He was never really pushy but we had no intention of buying any rugs and could have skipped the 30 min presentation of their beautiful rugs. They offered us water, beer or Turkish coffee while the presentation was going on. We chose coffee. Kind of like a time share sales lunch, ha. Hulya picked us up at 730 and dropped us off at the port around 2pm as promised. We paid $80 US a piece which I thought was a lot at first but our tour was private. We didn't have to share it with a group and get shuttled along. That included the admission to both of the sites. Make sure you use the bathrooms when offered since there are NONE in the excavation areas. I would recommend taking this tour. Make sure you ask for Hulya! You won't be disappointed.
Full-day tour, Sat. Sept 29, 2012
I booked this tour because no cruise ship tour would cover all venues we wanted to visit. I worked w Mr. Teleri for over 6 months, he was very informative and helpful putting together the tour. Our tour guide, Gonca Kizilhan, met us as planned, and we proceded to have thebest tour of our trip. Her English was perfect, and her knowledge of history and religion wasawesome. She was charming, and we saw the Virgin Mary house, Ephesus, the Terrace Houses, the Museum, the Basilica, and the Temple of Artemis, and a wonderful lunch and carpet weaving demo. All this without any rush on our part, and plenty of time at all places. Oh, the great part was the cost. Quite a bit less expensive that the cruise line tours that didn't cover all these places. All 6 of us agreed it was a fantastic day, and the ladies still had time for a good bit of shopping, browsing the shops in Kusadasi. Gonca was so proud of her Country and it'sheritage, and it showed. She will not be forgotten by us
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The Terrace houses
The houses built on the terraces on the slopes of Mount Koressos were inhabited by the wealthy families of the city. The first houses are dated to the 1st century AD and they had been used with some renovations until the city was abandoned.
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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.”