When it comes to tours there is no one better than Ergin Ince of Ephesustoursbest . We were very lucky to have had him for our guide. I had emailed a few tour companies to arrange a tour of Ephesus for us and some of our cruise mates on the Norwegian Jade in January. He was prompt in corresponding and worked with us to come up with the best tour and price. He is well educated and very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Turkey which he shared with us during the tour. He was very pleasant, accommodating and a pleasure to have as a guide.
Ergin Ince was waiting for us at the port of Izmir. As we got into the van he presented each of us with a small gift bag and a bottle of water. He took us to Ephesus, Terrace houses, 800 year old Isabey Mosque carpet weaving workshop and then Sirince village. At the Terrace houses he took his time to explain and show everything. He brought those streets to life! I came to know from other people that some tours just rush through and don’t allow much time to see the sites. Ergin on the other hand encouraged us to ask questions and take pictures. I want to add that at the carpet weaving workshop there was absolutely no pressure to buy anything. At about noon he took us to a restaurant for a buffet lunch ( included in the price). It was the most lavish Turkish buffet that we have ever been to. He had even made sure that there was enough food for some of us that were vegetarians.
All my fellow cruisemates that had gone with us were raving about the tour and thanking me for arranging it. For us it was the most memorable excursion ( and we have been on many excursions in many different parts of the world). I would say that Ergin Ince’s hospitality and his willingness to work with the group to try to meet all their needs, just stands him apart from a lot of other tour operators. I give him a 5 star rating and recommend him highly. I will be happy to contact him if anyone needs help in organizing a tour.
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