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Best of Ephesus Tours by Locals-Celsus Travel

#55 of 96 Tours in Kusadasi
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Address: Turkmen Mh. Istiklal Cd. No:9/2, Kusadasi 09400, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 256 613 01 08
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Sun - Sat 12:01 am - 11:59 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Since the foundation of the company by three tourism professionals in 2007,...

Since the foundation of the company by three tourism professionals in 2007, we have strived to promote Turkey as a cultural destination - A country rich in history and traditions with stunning landscapes and famously kind people. Our philosophy is based in three principles: quality, excellence and share our experiences for your best travel to Turkey. This is what makes the difference.

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$36*
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Ephesus Shared Tour for Cruise Passengers from Kusadasi Port
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$53*
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Kusadasi Port to Sirince Village - Ephesus
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$67*
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Shore Excursion: Ephesus Ruins Terrace Houses and Ephesus Archaeology Museum

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Private tour with Celcus Tours

I came to Ephesus several years ago and took the ship's tour, it was VERY expensive and had over 30 people; I did not enjoy the experience. I wanted my return visit to be more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2016
Patricia S
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

I came to Ephesus several years ago and took the ship's tour, it was VERY expensive and had over 30 people; I did not enjoy the experience. I wanted my return visit to be more satisfactory and ventured online to discover Celcus Tours, what a difference! it is a small company with individual service, just what I wanted. The staff... More 

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Thank Patricia S
Haymarket, Virginia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We were met at the ship by Memhet Gokbora and drove off with a comfortable 6 passenger Mercedes van as well as a driver. We drove through the town of Kusadi (which means bird island) on our way to Ephesus. We first went to the house of the Virgin Mary where Mary lived until her death. Because we were on... More 

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Thank Ron K
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I have travelled to Turkey several times and highly recommend booking a private tour to see the sites. Our Celsus guide was a local that was very knowledgable of the area, friendly and accommodating of our preferences and requests. There are many sites to see around Kusadasi/Selcuk and I prefer to see them at my own pace and hit the... More 

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Minsk
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We were on the HAL Oosterdam cruise but decided to do a private tour to the Ephesus with Celsus Travel. So happy we did! We met with our guide at the cruise port and made the short drive to Ephesus. The Ancient City of Ephesus, Terrace Houses and the Temple of Artemis are filled with so much history. Our guide,... More 

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3 Thank litcatbel
Celsus T, Guest Relations Manager at Best of Ephesus Tours by Locals-Celsus Travel, responded to this review

Dear litcatbel , Thank you for taking the time out of your day to post your comment, We are glad to know that you had a great time with us! Our goal is to provide excellent services for our clients, it is rewarding to see our efforts recognized in your review. Hope to see you back soon! Kind Regards, Celsus... More 

Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We were cruising the Greek Isles with the Turkey and our cruise ship docked Kusadasi port. Our private tour from Kusadasi to Ephesus provided by Celsus Travel. Ms Ezgi the travel counselor answered all questions, in a very prompt and professional manner, which gave me great confidence in my booking. Mehmet Gokbara, our guide, was great, very knowledgeable about Ephesus... More 

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3 Thank Christine C
Celsus T, Guest Relations Manager at Best of Ephesus Tours by Locals-Celsus Travel, responded to this review

Dear Christine , Thank you for taking the time out of your day to post your comment, We are glad to know that you had a great time with us! Our goal is to provide excellent services for our clients, it is rewarding to see our efforts recognized in your review. Hope to see you back soon! Kind Regards, Celsus... More 

Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Everything was perfect! An excelent tour and good price. Our guide was nice and knowledgeable. If you want to see the main attractions, Celsus is your better option.

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3 Thank kcruzm
Celsus T, Guest Relations Manager at Best of Ephesus Tours by Locals-Celsus Travel, responded to this review

Dear Karen & Romina , Thank you for taking the time out of your day to post your comment, We are glad to know that you had a great time with us! Our goal is to provide excellent services for our clients, it is rewarding to see our efforts recognized in your review. Hope to see you back soon! Kind... More 

New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent tour. Our guide Mr Semih was extremely informative and interesting. A lovely man. He was very passionate about the history and his knowledge was detailed and interestingly explained. He and the driver didn't hesitate to turn back half an hour into our trip when we realised that we had left something in our hotel room. He... More 

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Celsus T, Guest Relations Manager at Best of Ephesus Tours by Locals-Celsus Travel, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn , Thank you for taking the time out of your day to post your comment, We are glad to know that you had a great time with us! Our goal is to provide excellent services for our clients, it is rewarding to see our efforts recognized in your review. Hope to see you back soon! Kind Regards, Celsus... More 

Peachtree City, Georgia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We have taken two tours of Ephesus with Celsus Travel. The first was several years ago while on a Celebrity cruise; the second was in November with a Gate 1 land tour. In both cases the private tour that we had with Celsus Travel was cheaper than that offered by the cruise line or the tour agent. We had very... More 

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7 Thank sandmmoodytraveler
Celsus T, Guest Relations Manager at Best of Ephesus Tours by Locals-Celsus Travel, responded to this review

Dear Sharon , Thank you for taking the time out of your day to post your comment, We are glad to know that you had a great time with us! Our goal is to provide excellent services for our clients, it is rewarding to see our efforts recognized in your review. Hope to see you back soon! Kind Regards, Celsus... More 

Cabin John, Maryland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

We had a wonderful tour guide and a great private driver for less than the price of a group tour through Celebrity. The guide was wonderful and knowledgeable and also willing to tailor the tour to the time we wanted to spend at various places and also take us to the Ephesus museum, which is sadly under-visited. I would highly... More 

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Celsus T, Guest Relations Manager at Best of Ephesus Tours by Locals-Celsus Travel, responded to this review

Dear MJMinCJ , Thank you for taking the time out of your day to post your comment, We are glad to know that you had a great time with us! Our goal is to provide excellent services for our clients, it is rewarding to see our efforts recognized in your review. Hope to see you back soon! Kind Regards, Celsus... More 

Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Due to the cancellation of our Cruise Ship's visit to Turkey, we were forced to cancel our shore excursion with this company. The monies were refunded in full, within a short period. Although the cancellation was due to terrorism related events, there were no questions asked. I certainly wish them well, through what must be a very difficult time for... More 

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