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TransBalkan Tours - Private Day Tours

Kusadasi, Aydin, Kusadasi, Turkey
+90 536 225 5658
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Ranked #26 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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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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miami
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The day started out promising; picked up at ship on time in very clean Mercedes van for the eight of us on this tour. The name of this tour was Christian Ephesus and we spent the morning touring Ephesus, John the Baptist's home, and Mary's home. The Temple of Artemis is one remaining column, which was pointed out to us... More

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transbalkan, Satış Müdürü at TransBalkan Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your comments. Your review and thoughts are very valuable to us. We regret to know that you did not enjoy the tour. In your review you did not mention about the skills of the tour guide and the sites you visited. The tour guide assigned to you was Mr. Semih Tazegul. He is one... More

Miami, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We booked this excursion through Shore Trips. The first part of the day was great - our guide picked us up (on time), and took us to see the sights - Church of St John, Ephesus (where he gave us a great guided tour), and Mary's house. Then he took us to a restaurant for lunch, which was very good.... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our large group of 25 cruise passengers was greeted in a timely fashion and were delighted with our full day excursion of Ephesus. Our tour guide, Denizhan, was one of the best I have ever had in my life. He was so knowledgeable and answered all of our many questions. His love of the city and the culture were apparent,... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was really a pleasure dealing with Denizhan at Transbalkan for a private tour of Ephesus and Pamukkale for our family of 9. He was prompt and professional and also extremely clear and flexible with our 2-day itinerary (since we were staying in Sirince during our Ephesus tour and wanted to be dropped off at our hotel in Pamukkale after... More

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Athens, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I worked with Denizhan at TransBalkan for three group tours including Ephesus and Istanbul (our group was 40 adults). The company also arranged transfers from our cruise ship to the Istanbul airport. In all cases, the email correspondence making the arrangements was timely and clear, and the guides conducting the tours were very professional and courteous. I absolutely recommend TransBalken.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Booking this tour through Transbalkan Tours was easy and reliable – Denizhan was quick to respond to my inquiry, and our guide and driver showed up right on time at 8:00 a.m. without our having to make a confirmation call or email. Our guide, Mehmet, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and nearly fluent in English. We really enjoyed our tour of... More

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