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Izmir Ephesus Tours

Izmir, Turkey
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About Izmir Ephesus Tours
We ( izmirephesustours.com ) are a local tour company that provides best guided private tours to Ephesus Ancient City, works with best local tour guides and luxury vehicles to welcome our guests from airport, hotels or cruise port in Kusadasi and Izmir.
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Mikaela D wrote a review May 2022
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My grandfather (84) and myself (23) got a private tour with Hanry. They picked us up from our hotel and Hanry spoke with us about the history of Izmir and Ephesus on the way there to set the stage for the rest of the tour. We saw Virgin Mary’s house first, followed by the Ephesus Ruins, and then the Temple of Artemis. What we really appreciated about Hanry’s tour was that it was totally about us and what we would like to see. He was very kind and also extremely enthusiastic about Turkish Culture. We had a great lunch with traditional Turkish food followed by touring a carpet weaving school (where I un-regrettably purchased the nicest and most expensive 😅 rug I’ve ever seen). Hanry also never let us get caught up in street vendors up-scaling prices and always let us know if something was unique to Turkey and/or is a good deal. The trip concluded with visiting the Church ruins and mosque (both of which were related to the Temple of Artemis in a fascinating way). We learned a ton and would recommend the tour to any of our friends if they were to find themselves in Izmir. Finally, Hanry helped us set up transportation to our next destination for the following morning. It was very nice to have someone help with this as we do not know the language or understand the transportation around here. Next stop Greece!
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Ramesh K wrote a review Sep 2021
Aldie, Virginia15 contributions6 helpful votes
Our tour guide Ceynap was the favorite part. She was extremely knowledgeable, flexible and really knew how to manage our experience. On a very hot day she really managed to keep the kids entertained and informed. She made all the difference. The van was clean, the communication from the company was great. Overall I will recommend this place to families and history buffs and anyone who needs an authentic Ephesus tour guide.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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BoardingPass635421 wrote a review Sep 2021
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We had a wonderful day touring Ephesus, Mary’s house and the temple! Our tour guide Hakan was very knowledgeable and accommodating to our interests. We ended with a great lunch & tour of a rug school. A most wonderful day with cherished memories!
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Katrin09 wrote a review Aug 2021
London90 contributions92 helpful votes
We had a very interesting day from Izmir to Ephesus, and Virgin Mary's supposed house. It was an excellent day due to our very good guide Isik, who helped put the things we saw into context, and without tabulating endless dates like so many guides like to do. Ephesus was impressive, and shows how civilization is never to be taken for granted, and it was very interesting to see the sophistication of engineering coming to light in the terrace houses recently excavated, thanks to good private support. The Virgin Mary "house" is a nice legend, and certainly a nice spot to visit irrespective of religious orientation. Also it was good to learn about contemporary Turkey from Isik, and the issues facing the locals today.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Nicolas R wrote a review Aug 2021
Chad6 contributions1 helpful vote
I really enjoyed the tour. My guide (Hakan) was very knowledgeable, he explained things very well and he adjusted the tour to my preferences and interests. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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