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Review of Byzas Tours

Byzas Tours
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Owner description: Istanbul-based tour operator providing daily departure Turkey tours, vacation packages, hotels and custom travel. Destinations include Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Gallipoli, Troy, Bodrum and Antalya. Also specializes in Bosphorus cruises and private yacht rental with Zoe Yacht in Istanbul.
Reviewed May 14, 2009

We were delighted with the whole package of arrangements made, flights, hotels transfers and tours, all at a price less than the competition. Bysas Tours were quick to respond to emails, questions, quoting and requests for minor changes during the tour, and i would strongly recommend them
They enabled us to tailor our 3 days of tours around Ephesus and Pamekale to what we wanted to see and to add the visit to the Izmir museums at short notice. The guides were informative, charming and flexible.

The hotel Atinc was very good, and we liked Kusadasi too. We enjoyed all the meals both at the hotel and on the day tours. Tthe buffet style of serving the food enabled us to try the different dishes. We are keen to return to Turkey and will be in touch with them for our next visit.

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Reviewed May 13, 2009

Well, from a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate everything Byzas provided me "12". I cannot be happier. Thanks a million! Gurgan, I will come back to Turkey to see much more of this wonderful country. Please be assured that I will seek Byzas' help again in arranging my next trip.

Leon Wang
New York, USA

Thank bigtulaoer
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Reviewed November 18, 2008

My husband and I were in Istanbul for 5 days in the end of september and decided to take a day trip to Ephesus. We booked the whole trip from home in Brazil with Byzas, which sent us the tickets and vouchers through email about a week before we left. On the day of our trip, everything worked nicely (except for the turkish air flight which got delayed about an hour). We arrived and our guide "Charlie" (that's his nickname, can't remember his name in turkish !) was waiting for us and took us straight away to what used to be the temple of Artemis. Not much to see here except one column, so we only spent 10 minutes there and left for Ephesus. Our guide was very patient and knowledgeable, and he let us take our time at each site even if his explanations were over - he also showed us the best angles for pictures, which came in handy since Ephesus is so crowded. From there we left for lunch, which happens in a carpet store/school, and where we were explained the different types of carpets and the weaving techniques. We really enjoyed this part because we were interested in buying carpets and the prices were lower than in Istanbul (we ended up buying three !!!). The food was very good too.

From there to the Virgin Mary's house (quite an emotional stop) and afterwards an old mosque which really wasn't all that impressive. Our guide and driver took us back to the airport about 6 pm, gently stopping on the way to buy pomegranates for us. They worked hard to please us and deserved a good tip. Since we got early to the airport, we changed our flight in the TY counter to an earlier one, so we wouldn't need to wait, and called Mr Orziz to arrange for an early pick-up, which was efectively there when we arrived. Overall, a very pleasant experience, with everything running smoothly through Byzas. I really encourage those traveling to Turkey to use their services, since it was quite hard for me to find other trusted internet travel sites in Istanbul.

1  Thank FMRG
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Reviewed November 13, 2008

As a day trip, we decided to go to Ephesus. Our problem started when we arrived in Izmur and no one was at the airport to meet us. When our guide and driver arrived, they didn't know what airline we were traveling on and went to the wrong gate. Finally, after several phone calls, we met our car 1.5 hours late. Our included lunch turned out to be a visit to a carpet store which served food (the food was good). Although we were late starting, our guide left us before 16:30 and we were back at the airport shortly after 17:00 which meant a wait of almost 4 hours in the airport before our flight to Istanbul. I suspect the wait was because the tour company booked cheaper flights which only flew later at night. Our guide was OK but didn't seem very interested (in fairness, I may have been upset by the other issues with the tour and I may be rating the guide unfairly).

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Reviewed October 13, 2012
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