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TransBalkan Tours - Private Day Tours

Kusadasi, Aydin, Kusadasi, Turkey
+90 536 225 5658
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Ranked #23 of 73 Activities in Kusadasi
Type: Tours
Owner description: Private Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi and Izmir with best tour guides and brand new Mercedes Vehicles. Private shore excursions from Kusadasi and Izmir... more » Owner description: Private Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi and Izmir with best tour guides and brand new Mercedes Vehicles. Private shore excursions from Kusadasi and Izmir Ports for cruise ship passengers. « less
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Texas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
32 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Our tour guide of Ephesus was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was never an imposition for him to take pictures of us. My only complaint about the trip was the friendly coercion to "look and buy" something, if you like. After viewing Hadrian's temple, our guide told us he knew a place where we could use nice/clean restrooms. When we... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I booked through this company because they provided the fastest response and the best prices for what I wanted. Kudos to Denizhan Pekoz for being so efficient. I strongly recommend using this small company. Everything is above-board, no hidden prices, etc. So nice to rely upon something when traveling abroad! I was traveling with two female friends, and we thought... More

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Cobourg, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had a great tour with Transbalkan. This was our first time in Turkey and we initially felt a little uncertain about the country and culture however, our misgivings were quickly allayed with a competent driver and our guide. Hassan Orchun was very knowledgable and provided us with a detailed history of Ephesus. The Ephesus tour was the best "ruins"... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our family of 4 booked a private tour with Denizhan and we were really lucky to have such a knowledgable and enthusiastic guide to show us around Ephesus. He was ready waiting when we arrived and had the mercedes nice and cool for us since it was very hot that day. We all agreed his english was fantastic and easy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

outstanding day with Ezgi - very friendly and the best guide we had on our cruise to 10 ports. Relaxed and concerned about making sure we had a 'taste' of Turkey, culture and the sites. thoroughly enjoyed our day with her. thank you

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We (family, 2 pre-teenage children) booked a private tour with Denizhan Pekoz based on reading TripAdvisor reviews - and we were not disappointed at all. Emails organizing/booking the trip were responded to very promptly and a good choice of tours offered. On the day we were picked up and driven (by that rarest of creatures, a careful Turkish driver) in... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My family and I paid for a private day tour of Ephesus with Denizhan Pekoz. We could not have asked for a better day! I went to graduate school for Middle Eastern History, so I was looking for a guide who was truly knowledgable about the site. Denizhan was both highly professional and highly knowledgable. Not only did he take... More

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were very very happy to have done just a bit of research before leaving for our cruise and organized our Ephesus tour with Denizhan Pekoz. It was much less expensive, and flexible - we told him what we wanted to do and did not want to do. We were a group of 15, ranging in age from 8-73. We... More

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sacramento
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were on a Louis Cristal cruise and scheduled our own private day tour of Ephesus. Our guide, Semih Tazegul, was great. He is a scholar and historian, and thus very knowledgeable about the area, both the past and present. Loved seeing the House of the Virgin Mary especially. We also enjoyed the stop at the pottery factory/showroom, and the... More

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our private tour guides, provided by Denizhan Pekoz, TransBalkan Tours, met our group of 25 cruise passengers in both Ephesus and Istanbul on time. The privately-guided shore excursions in Ephesus and Istanbul have allowed us opportunities to gain very pleasant and memorable experience. Our group consider the tour guides, Ahmet in Istanbul and Semih Tazegul, as two of best guides... More

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