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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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Ephesus
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

Perhaps the most exciting ruins around. Much still being excavated, but plenty to see at this point. The reconstructed library is a must see. Allow plenty of time, and the guided tour is most helpful.

Excellent tour
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

We greatly enjoyed our private half-day tour of Ephesus. The mini-bus was clean and comfortable, the guide was pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable, and the food was excellent (and very plentiful). No hesitations in recommending them.

Wonderful private tour
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

My friend and I arranged a private tour from Izmir about 36 hours prior to our visit in November. We emailed and received immediate reply. A quick phone call followup and everything was arranged. Our car and guide Arzu Altun met our flight. Arzu is a charming young woman with a pleasant personality and very good knowledge. I had been to Ephesus two years ago on a shore excursion but I learned so much more from Arzu. We spent nearly 4 hours at Ephesus --- she did not rush us through and gave really good detailed information. Listening to some of the other guides with ship groups, it was clear that she knows her history! The terrace houses are amazing -- don't miss them even though they have an extra admission fee. We had lunch at a carpet school/factory, but the sales staff was not pushy. We were not in the market for carpets although the prices seemed good. We did ask for a specific shopping stop which Arzu arranged.It was a good value for a full day with private guide and driver. I would definitely recommend both this company and our guide.

Excellent tour
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

We took a 4 hour tour of Kusadasi and Ephesus in late November when visiting on a cruise ship. Took a small group tour and thought it was excellent. Would recommend this company.

Tour of Ephesus with About Ephesus Tours
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

We had a wonderful tour with Mrs. Filiz. Our itinerary included the Virgin Mary's House, the old city of Ephesus, the Terrace Houses, and lunch/tour at a carpet factory. We were a party of 8 that includes a soon to be 90year old and another person is her 80's. Mrs. Filiz was especially very conscious of making sure that whenever possible our older participants were able to sit when fatigued. When they decided not to participate in the tour of the Terrace Houses, she located a place in the shade that they could sit and wait for the rest of us. She was very knowledgable of the subject, and very easy to understand. Our vehicle was very comfortable, and felt very comfortable with the driver also. When he realized that our party included older people, and shorter people, he made sure there was a stepstool to assist in getting into the vehicle. On the whole we were very pleased with our day with About Ephesus

Tour of Ephesus
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

We booked a private tour through About Ephesus tours and had a wonderful experience. We had a private tour in a very nice Mercedes van and our tour guide Arzu was waiting for us when we got off our cruise ship. We only had to pay a $20 deposit and then we were able to pay the balance by credit card after the completion of the tour. We received a nice gift bag and we got to see everything we wanted to see, the ancient city of Ephesus, Mary's house, St Johns Basilica, the temple of Artemis, the temple houses, etc. You just tell them what you want to see and they will quote you a fair price. Our guide Arzu and driver were excellent and email communication prior to the trip was excellent as well. I highly recommend this company and will use them again if we have the pleasure of visiting Turkey again in the future.

A 5 Star Tour: Great Guide
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

We were met on time at the cruise ship terminal by Ayse for our private tour and had a running commentary about Kusadasi and Ephesus. Her knowledge was exceptional and not not boring. The Ephesus/Terraced Houses sites were magnificent and we were given as much time as we needed to explore, take photos, and listen to the history. By being fairly early we missed most of the crowds but by the time we left the site it was packed with large tour groups. Make sure to look for the cats all over the site and ask why they are there. We had a beautiful lunch at the carpet making school and a demonstration with the usual sales pitch. None of our group of four minded the demonstration as we got to see the various sizes, patterns, and types of threads used, very educational. We were dropped off at the Bazzar near the ship and enjoyed some shopping time. We had a half day tour which lasted almost 6 hours and was a highlight of our Mediterranean cruise. We would recommend this tour company as a 5 star, couldn't be any better.

Great feature packed day
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

Ephesus is sensational so go. The tour was very good. As per most tours, I felt that you get a much better and tailored experience in a personalised tour. The service provided was exceptional. Excellent quality transport, extremely knowledgeable and pleasant guide. The tour packed in a lot in one day. It does include the obligatory visit to a carpet shop, but without any pressure to purchase.

Superb tour of superb site
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

My wife and I recently enjoyed a private tour of Ephesus with Ms. Gonca (of the "About Ephesus" tour company).The tour was excellent! Ms. Gonca was delightful: Knowledeable, cordial, helpful, efficient - and, her command of English was superb.The early pickup for the tour was good in that we were able to get to Ephesus before the crush of crowds there, as well as before the main heat of the day. While Ms. Gonca kept us moving along, we never felt rushed. The pace she set was a good one. The brief walk-through and overview of the Ephesus Museum was quite useful in helping us to best use our time there.The tour unfolded as we had asked - namely, that we spend time in the Terrace House Museum at Ephesus, and forego a visit to the House of Mary, as well as a visit to a carpet factory (though we did see a bit of this, but only at our request.) So, there were no unexpected surprises or twists in the tour we requested.The setting of the lunch stop was very pleasant, and the food satisfactory.Ms. Gonca added a nice, personal touch to the whole tour - and all of us were delighted with her. She is clearly enthusiastic, yet professional in her approach.About Ephesus provided us a tour that was good value for money. We would certainly recommend "About Ephesus" to others, and we would of course recommend Ms. Gonca. It was a pleasure to enjoy the magnificence of the ruins at Ephesus, and to do so in the hands of a skilled and personable guide.Also, by the way, in our many email communications leading up to our booking of the tour in Ephesus, the replies were always quick and informative.My wife and I have been to Turkey twice, now -- and, after this visit to Ephesus, we are talking about yet another visit.

First-Class Tour; Super Hero Guide!
5 out of 5, Reviewed on

This tour was one of the highlights of our entire trip around the eastern Mediterranean. Goncan (pronounced "Gonjah"), who also is known as "Mrs. Rosie" was absolutely terrific from start to finish. Highly knowledgeable, passionate about her subject, clear in her explanations, and genuinely caring for her clients, Gonca deepened our understanding and appreciation of this truly world class site. Other reviewers have accurately described the basic itinerary of the approximately 5 hour tour, but my wife and I would like to add a couple of comments. First, regarding the carpet demonstration, we agree with Paula S. that there was no high pressure to buy and that the demonstrations and explanations were themselves quite interesting. Considering that some others had a different experience, we think it might depend on who your guide is. Gonca made it clear to us that we could skip the carpet demonstration after lunch, although she pointed out the value of the school that keeps traditional crafts alive, and she was right. Here, as elsewhere, she was completely solicitous of our wishes.Finally, we were sincerely moved by an incident involving Gonca that day. We were proceeding down the spectacular ancient boulevard linking the summit of Ephesus to the Terrace Houses and beyond them to the grand Library facade. The way was crowded, and at the old remains of the gate to the lower part of the city a mass of tourists had gathered. One of them, a sizable young man, had climbed up on one of the cracked pillars of the gate and was gesturing and posing for pictures. Of all those present, including other guides (many older and more experienced), it was Gonca alone who fought her way through the crowd and boldly ordered the man off the antiquity, upbraiding him for his thoughtless endangerment of himself, others, and the ancient gate itself. Though much larger than she, the man, embarrassed, immediately obeyed. What a telling moment - so revealing of Gonca's commitment to the treasures she loves, and her willingness to put herself on the line for her principles. What else could any traveller to an ancient land wish for.If you ever have the good fortune to visit the remarkable wonder that is Ephesus, be sure to engage the wonderful Gonca as your guide. It will be a memorable experience.

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