Ephesus Celsus Library with flowers (tulips)

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Ephesus Tours & shore excursions services are rated 4.96 out of 5 ✔, based on 633 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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Private Ephesus Tours gave us wonderful tours
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

Private Ephesus Tours divided our 24 cruise passengers into two groups...each group of 12 with an informative guide. Each group rode in a modern, comfortable bus. Our trip to the Virgin Mary's home was interesting, but the tour of Ephesus was fascinating and very memorable. Fortunately our tour contact suggested we also visit the Terrace Homes, another great experience. Our guides were personable and gave us great insight into that period of time. We had a lunch of Turkish favorite dishes in a beautiful outdoor setting. The tour was very reasonably priced compared to those offered by our cruise ship. We really appreciated the personal touch only afforded by a small group tour. I would strongly suggest that anyone traveling to Kusadasi and Ephesus contact Private Ephesus Tours. You won't be disappointed.

Our day with Goncha was amazing!!
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

My husband and I did a private tour of Ephesus with Goncha. She was such a sweet, caring, and intelligent girl and we learned so much from her! Our day was very enjoyable. We were picked up from our hotel in Izmir in a very nice van by Goncha and our driver, Sky High (his nickname), and transported all the way to Ephesus. Each place we saw had so much history and each place was absolutely beautiful. We loved every minute of our day on our tour and Goncha made us feel so comfortable. She taught us so many new things and always gave us our alone time so that we could enjoy it by ourselves also. Lunch was at a beautiful restaurant and was delicious! Then on the way home, we asked to be dropped off at the outlets, and they were more than willing to do so! We would definitely recommend the tour with Goncha! Thanks so much for the great day, and we hope to see you again:)

Fantastic Tour of Ephesus
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

Ephesus - the city established in 10 BC is a must visit for anyone having an interest in history. What is amazing is the way one can almost walk through the streets of the city and imagine how the city was organised in those time by seeing the ruins on both sides. The site is surprisingly easy to access from Selcuk (5 km) or Kusadasi (15 km)Be sure to take ample sun protection and water on the tour since one cannot get anything in the middle of the ruins,

Beautiful Ephesus!
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

This was an attraction I almost passed on, but my flight attendant recommended it. I am so glad I went! The tour of the ruins was quite spectacular and extensive, with a re-enactment of the gladiators at the end of the tour. The ruins were up-close, not roped off, and you could actually touch them!!! I was especially enamored with the library ruins.

A glimpse into history @ Ephesus
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

Visited as part of our Adriatic & Aegean cruise. Docked in Kusadasi and hired a cab to take us to Ephesus. This provided a short driving tour of the area around the Ephesus site. The stroll through the site is impressive and can be done on a self guied basis. Buy one of the books that descibes the site as a helpful resource. Guide tours are available in multiple languages. The site accepts only Turkish Lira or credit card payments. There is a museum in the adjacent community where many of the original artifacts are housed. The site can become crowded during the peak tourist season and is open air so if it is hot, you'll be out in the sun the whole time.

The highlight of our tour in Turkey
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

These are the most spectacular ruins that we saw when visiting Turkey. If you visit the country and have limited time, these are the ruins that you should visit. There is a lot to see at these ruins and you should allow several hours. We thought that the entrance was awesome, however there were much better sights as we walked through the place.

Amazing glimpse into the past
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

Well organized and well marked with plenty of interwsting attractions. The tour guide from Aboutephesus was very good and we enjoyed the tour very much.

Private Tour Guide for Ephesus Tour
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

We had a 4 couple group from the Oceania Marina. We used Yelda Celik who is with About Tours from recommendations on the Oceania Cruise Critic board. She picked us up at the dock in Kusadasi with a clean van & driver and narrated and discussed ancient & contemporary sites for an entire day. She pointed out the historic sites in Ephesus and then we went to lunch in Kusadasi at a very good local restaurant. For the afternoon she took us to a local village that specialized in local crafts and food. A full and very informative day was had by all. She is a licensed and and charming guide for the day.

Lovely day -- Interesting sites -- Very affordable
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

I gathered information and pricing from about six guides before choosing About Ephesus. They were one of the two most reasonable -- I believe our group of five paid $60/pp for an all day tour, including lunch. One of the best deals during our two week trip. Our intinerary: The Temple of Artemis - The Ancient City of Ephesus – The Terrace Houses - The House of Virgin Mary – Traditional Lunch.Our lovely guide (Gonca), with a huge van and driver, was waiting when we got off the ship. She was very personable and we couldn't have been more pleased.Our group did not mind the carpet factory demonstration -- it was adjacent to the building where you had the local lunch. The demonstration also includes explaining how it is a co-op that helps employ women in Turkey. We also enjoyed them bringing out all the carpets to view, along with complimentary beverages. Noone seemed upset that we didn't make a purchase. We also enjoyed the ceramic factory stop. Fascinating to see how all the local things are made. Unfortunately, the PRICES at the ceramic shop are twice as much as at the bazaar near the ship. Our first stop was the House of the Virgin Mary. If we had it to do over again, we would skip this. It is a symbolic one room church/chapel built on top of where Mary's house 'might' have been.... You walk through single file for about two minutes. Our tour of Ephesus was great and Gonca was excellent and informative. The terrace houses were very very interesting. Highly recommend.After the tour and lunch, they dropped us off back at the ship and we spent an hour walking around the bazaar. All in all a great tour and a great day.My ONLY complaint: I confirmed twice via email that Selda would be our guide. I was assured that she would. However, with no notice or explanation, they switched guides and gave us Gonca. She was EXCELLENT, but I don't appreciate that they didn't even offer to explain that we would have someone else. Gonca was lovely and her direct email is gk_kusadasi at hotmail dot com

Awesome sites & great tour
stars 5 out of 5, Reviewed on

We would not have enjoyed Turkey as much as we did if we had not taken this tour. The tour picked us up at the cruise terminal. We knew the sites we were going visit but our tour guide suggested the order to visit that would suit us best. I cannot remember our guides name but she was awesome in some any ways. Very knowledge about her country and its history. She took us shopping only where we wanted to go. She gave us lunch recommendations which we loved.Terrific tour, you will enjoy Turkey so much more if you go on this tour. Our guides name might be Gelda...

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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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I booked online with Ephesus Breeze as an alternative to the cruise ship sponsored excursions for a one day tour for myself and my two teenage sons. Booking was simple. We paid a small deposit via paypal, and then the balance in cash in US dollars at the end of the tour. The fee included all entrances.”

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