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Ephesus Deluxe Tours

Kusadasi port, Izmir, Turkey
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Ranked #3 of 36 activities in Izmir
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had a great trip to Ephesus. Our tour guide "Mystery" was the best tour guide we have ever had. She was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and helpful. She took us to all of the places listed on the itinerary and gave us plenty of time to take photos without rushing us along. Lunch (also included free wifi) was excellent. While... More

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We recently toured Ephesus in a private van, there were 5 of us, with Gizem. She was very knowledgeable and met us on time at the exit from the cruise ship.We enjoyed the House of Mary, Basilica of St. John Evangelist, all of Ephesus including the Terrace Houses. It was crowded in mid July and very hot, but Gizem found... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I learned of this company here. Good reviews. The comparable cruise excursions involved "rug demonstrations" both in Istanbul and Kusadasi. Reviews of those indicated they literally locked you in a room for 90 minutes trying to sell you rugs. No thank you!! I don't want to waste valuable shore time saying "no" repeatedly to high-pressure sales people. So I contact... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We booked the Semi-Private Tour from Kusadasi Port. This tour is a guaranteed departure tour, which means even if you are the only ones who booked it, they will leave. It can have up to 14 people on the tour, but our day there were only 7. When we arrived at the port, our tour guide had my name on... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We booked a private tour for four from the port of Kusadasi to Ephesus. We were met at the boat by our guide, Gizem Cakirgoz, and driver. Gizem was delightful and extremely knowledgeable. On the drive to Ephesus, she began by explaining modern day Turkey - geography, culture and problems. Very interesting and helpful. We started at The House of... More

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lisbellaw n.ireland
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We were met by our guide, Mert, at the port of kusadasi, and very quickly he located our minibus. It was very comfortable for the 12 people on the trip, our driver was excellent, but the air conditioning was not great. The microphone also did not work but Mert did a great job of explaining everything to us. First we... More

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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had pre-booked the 7 hour Ephesus tour online before leaving on our cruise. I had been looking for a company that would show us the sights that we wanted without the shopping that's usually included on the ship's excursions. I sent emails to the company manager, Denis, several times and always received a prompt reply. I was assured that... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Zafer gave us an excellent tour in well-spoken English. I purposely signed up for the 4 hour Ephesus tour, which included the Temple of Artemis and Terrace Houses. We visited Kusadasi as part of a Mediterranean cruise, so I knew we would be seeing a LOT of ruins and I thought this shorter tour fit our interest level better. The... More

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great tour. This tour allowed us to see everything we wanted in the region. Our guide, Mystery, was very informative. Ephesus is simply incredible. Pompeii often gets more hype because of the way it ended, but Ephesus is more impressive. And only 10% has been uncovered. The supposed house of the Virgin Mary was nice, but honestly, it doesn't have... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was our first visit to Turkey. I chose Ephesus Deluxe for our private tour of Ephesus after looking at reviews on Cruise Critic and TripAdvisor. After comparing other options I chose Ephesus Deluxe because they combined all the main attractions we wanted to see that the cruise lines or other tours did not. Being only our second private shore... More

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