About Ephesus Tours
About Ephesus Tours
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About
We are professional travel agency in Turkey of private tours/shore excursions/ FIT services. We are also provider of Ephesus Tours and Ephesus Shore Excursions. About Ephesus and our other services are operated by Ounce Tourism which is a registered business and licensed Travel Agent of TURSAB (Association of Turkish Travel Agencies).
Selcuk, Türkiye

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Garth Pieters
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Phyllis was our guide and as a group of 4 she managed to get is into the beautiful Ephesus complex without standing in lines. From the collection at the airport till the time we were dropped off at our hotel (worked extra hours) our guide Phyllis was extremely knowledgeable. She allowed us enough time to absorb the magnitude of the place. This tour company comes highly recommended. Our guides booked internal flights from Istanbul, arranged collection at airport and even fit in a delicious lunch for a very affordable price of $80 per person. All included. I will highly recommend using this company. Best for small groups of up to 6 people. Her command of the English language is applaudable. I am most certainly making use of this company again.
Written November 3, 2020
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Thank you very much for choosing our company for your Ephesus Tour. We really appreciate your review. We hope to see you again in Turkey. Please recommend us to your friends if they plan to come to Turkey. Take care and all the best...
Written June 11, 2022
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Tergel
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Our family had a great time in Ephesus tour which organized Ounce Tourism with a guide Mrs. Phyllis. She picked us from our hotel exactly at the time we agreed on. The trip was from 8:30am to 6pm. We watched most of the historical places such as House of Virgin Mary, the ancient city of Ephesus, Basilica of St. John /we decided to skip the museum/ and we also stopped a lot of interesting local places. Mrs. Phyllis gave us a lot of local tips and recommendations to us. She were highly knowledgeable and spoke fluently in English. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who’s comming to Izmir and want to enjoy the best guided tour in this city.
Written January 11, 2020
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Thank you very much for choosing us and we are very happy to serve you in Turkey. We hope to see and serve you in Turkey again. Please recommend us to your friends. Take care and all the best...
Written June 11, 2022
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572ralphl
Bella Vista, AR58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Took a tour of Ephesus from White Rock with a guide named Koray Yasa and I would recommend it to anyone. From what I gathered Koray is a trained archeologist that really knew what he was talking about. The tour started with a trip into the mountains to the location where, according to tradition, Mary spent the last years of her life. We started at the upper portion and then moved to the lower city which was good for me since I am over 70 years old with heart issues. I would have loved to have more time and would have liked to tour the covered area where there are beautiful mosaics. The highlight are the Library of Celsus and the theater. The ties between Christianity (Mary, St. Paul) made it even more interesting for me.
Written February 7, 2020
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Thank you very much for choosing us and we are very happy to serve you in Turkey. We hope to see and serve you in Turkey again. Please recommend us to your friends. Take care and all the best...
Written June 11, 2022
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Curious102076
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
I visited Turkey for the first time and wanted to take a tour to Ephesus and Pamukkale, they were on my list. Since it was during the time of Covid-19 lockdowns here and there, group tours didn't really exist. After checking around I found Phyllis and she said it would have to be a solo tour, which was fine with me. She picked me up at the Izmir airport, I had taken a flight from Istanbul to Izmir on Christmas Day (Dec 25th) and arrived at about 8:15am, we started the tour from there. We visited Artemis, Ephesus Open Air Museum, the house of the Virgin Mary, the city of Ephesus - this was an AWESOME experience! No tour to Ephesus would be complete without visiting the Terrace Houses, it's an extra charge, but well worth it, so buy the ticket that covers everything - Ephesus, Terraces Houses, Museum etc., It was 195 Lira It was so amazing to see how the wealthy people of that time lived and the wisdom & knowledge used in constructing these homes. We visited a museum that contained the artifacts from Ephesus and then I went to my hotel for the night.

The next morning I was picked up and we made our way to Pamukkale, a 3hr journey, but a nice drive and worth the visit. I saw the old city of Hierapolis, the water that had calcified and turned white. I also saw an ancient amphitheater in great condition. I was able to stand in the water and it was a gorgeous view seeing the vast sea of white all around. I bought a few souvenirs in the gift shop and also visited a museum in Pamukkale that had alot of artifacts from the city of Hierapolis. It many ways it was like going back in time. After Pamukkale they drove me back to the Izmir airport for my trip to Istanbul. It was really a trip to remember! Phyllis was great the whole time, she had vast knowledge of everywhere we visited and was able to articulate it all to me in a way I understood. Her husband was the driver and did alot of driving! I'm so happy I took the trip when I did, I heard it is usually incredibly crowded in all the places we visited, if not for Covid 19 and the restrictions. I don't like crowds, so this trip was perfect for me!
Written January 16, 2021
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Thank you very much for choosing our company for your Ephesus Tour. We hope to see you again in Turkey. Please recommend us to your friends if they plan to come to Turkey. Take care and all the best...
Written June 11, 2022
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Anya
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
After reading reviews I contacted Mrs. Phyllis directly via WhatsApp to schedule a private tour for me and my friend a week in advance. We had a very pleasant chat and agreed on a pick up and drop off place and time and of course the price (I have all messages saved as a proof)! Less then a day before the scheduled pick up I messaged her to say how excited we are to meet her tomorrow for the tour. All of a sudden she raised the price by a $100 and said her manger pointed out she made a mistake in a price and we should either agree or we are canceled. I told her it’s not right to raise the price last minute and even if she made a mistake she should honor promised price as any reputable business would since we relied on her and made a vacation budget. After that she became rude and even her English changed into a very poor. I asked to speak with agency manager when she said she is a manager and that’s her agency. I said I’ll make sure I’ll leave honest review when she said she never sent me tour confirmation therefore I do not have a proof I booked a tour with her and started to threaten me with lawyers if I leave her a bad review. Think I twice before hiring this agency.
Written October 27, 2020
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Baktygul A
New York City, NY2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Horrible customer service I will mention her name because it was her! The photo of the convo is attached!
DO NOT BOOK HER!!! We searched for the best tour with an English speaking guide. We emailed the agency and Mrs. Phyllis replied. She told us the price for a private tour in Ephesus including pick up transportation from the hotel and drop off at the airport. 19 hours before the tour, we contacted her to set the pickup time from our hotel when she suddenly increased the tour price to $100! We recalled the initial price mentioned in the email. She claimed that she had made a mistake and her manager told her to increase the tour price. Obviously, we were surprised and asked her to tell her manager to contact us! Then we found out that she was the manager/owner of the agency. She lied that her manager told her to increase the price. Changing the price 19 hours before the tour is totally unacceptable! We asked her to honor the initial given price, to which she simply replied "do you want the tour or not!" She was very rude, disrespectful, and careless about customers.
Written November 2, 2020
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THIS IS BLACK MAILING TO US.Please do not rely on what she wrote here because she is the friend of another woman who has the name of Aready on tripadvisor and she wrote to us another disgusting review. I complained them to tripadvisor but they did not show up any response.
Written June 11, 2022
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Alexander P
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
My wife and I had the most amazing time in Ephesus and Pamukkale thanks to About Ephesus tours, lead by the very professional and knowledgeable Phyliss and her right hand man, Nico. Our 2 day tour started by being fetched from the airport, driven to Ephesus where Phyliss's stories brought the old ruins to life. Afterwards, We were dropped at our hotel, along the way getting tips on which restaurants to try for dinner.
In the morning Nico and Phyliss fetched us and took us to Pamukkale where we dipped our toes in the thermal pools as well as having a swim in Cleopatras thermal pool. To end off the delightful day, we were taken to a local restaurant for a tasty meal. By far the best tour we've ever been on! Thanks again Phyliss and Nico and well done to About Ephesus Tours on having such wonderful people working with you.
teşekkürler ve yakında tekrar görüşmek üzere!
Written April 11, 2021
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Thank you very much for choosing our company for your Ephesus Tour. We hope to see you again in Turkey. Please recommend us to your friends if they plan to come to Turkey. Nico and Phylliss sending their greetings and hugs to you. Take care and all the best... Harikasınız. Tekrar görüşmek üzere:)
Written June 11, 2022
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Alkım
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
I would highly recommend Mrs. Filiz (Phyliss) as a tour guide. Being quite knowledgeable about history we were impressed with her knowledge. She was punctual, spoke good english and we thought her pricing was reasonable for high season. Meeting first thing in the morning helped with the lines etc but she was helpful during the entrance as she knows the staff there well.
Written July 28, 2021
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Thank you very much for choosing our company for your Ephesus Tour. We hope to see you again in Turkey. Please recommend us to your friends if they plan to come to Turkey. Take care and all the best...
Written June 11, 2022
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Hillary L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Our family of five had a wonderful day touring Ephesus with Filiz. She was super knowledgeable, very personable, and highly engaging. She referred to the mythology that we had told her that our children had studied and brought the Agora to life. She explained, with anecdotes, how the buildings were used and helped us visualize what the colorful civilization would have been like two thousand years ago. I wish we could have seen Cleopatra and Mark Antony walk up the Promenade from what was then the Harbor!

The transportation from our hotel to Ephesus and then on to our next stop was very comfortable, air conditioned, and clean. We stopped for a local lunch which was one of the best that we had during our first week in Turkey. We only were referred to Filiz after we had planned some of the other stops in our itinerary. But I wish I could have had her plan our time in Istanbul as well.

Thank you for a very memorable experience!
Written July 24, 2021
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Thank you very much for choosing our company for your Ephesus Tour. We hope to see you again in Turkey. Please recommend us to your friends if they plan to come to Turkey. Take care and all the best...
Written June 11, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris
Alexandria, VA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
OMG... I can't tell you how much we enjoyed our tour through Osman Tours. My wife and I fell in love with Selda Akyigit Tutkun our guide. She's the best! The tour certainly exceed our expectations and ended only because we were so tired.
You guys made our trip, and it was without doubt the best stop we had on the curse. We got much more than our money's worth.

I can’t say enough about Selda she was outstanding, she was very enthusiastic and passionate about Turkey, and was extremely knowledgeable, not only about Ephesus but Mary's House and Turkey in general.

To top it all off, she took my wife and I shopping. This may not have been a good idea because we spent a lot more money, but we did help our Turkey’s economy. We enjoyed our time in Turkey and we will be coming back.
Written June 8, 2022
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Thank you very much for choosing ud for your Ephesus tour. We hope to see you again in Turkey. Please get in touch with us before you come to Turkey. All the best...
Written June 11, 2022
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