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Tayf Tours DMC
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Owner description: Tayf Tours is a specialist tour operator offering the best tour programs to Ephesus and all around Turkey. We have a unique and comprehensive itineraries of daily tours, private shore excursions, escorted tours, accommodation, tour programs across Turkey and Ephesus, all at great prices.
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We loved our private tour of Istanbul, Turkey that we booked through Tayf Tours. There were 10 of us on a cruise, but didn't want to pay the cruise ship tour prices so we booked a private tour through Havva at Tayf Tours. Our guide, Mehmet, was awesome! He spoke perfect English, was very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. We visited Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazar and then he took us to a Turkish Rug maker and we got to see them hand making the rugs (and there was no heavy pressure to buy the rugs either). He also took us to a very quick but delicious lunch as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and would book through Tayf Tours and with Mehmet again! We also did tours with Tayf in Ephesus and Athens see our other reviews.

Date of experience: July 2013
6  Thank Dana H
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We took a Norwegian Cruise and used Tayf Tours to tour Ephesus on our day in port. We had 10 people in our group so we booked a private tour that included the House of the Virgin Mary, St Johns Bascilica, and Ephesus. Our guide, Gokhan Baydur, met us propmtly at the port and took us on a fabulous and informative tour. We got to see everything we wanted and the pricing was so much for affordable than the prices of the tours through the cruise ship. I'm sure we got a much better tour as well. Gokhan was energetic, very knowledgable and a fun guide and we enjoyed our time with him! We would highly recommend Tayf Tours and Gokhan!! We also took tours with Tayf Tours in our Istanbul and Athens ports and they were great as well. See separate reviews for those tours.

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Dana H
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We recently visited Ephesus while holidaying in Kusadasi Turkey. We chose to go on our own without a guided tour by car. It was well signed posted and easy to find. Car parking was not a problem. We started at the bottom of the city and took a Horse and Carriage tour from the locals round the ruins and a tour to the top of the city walls where we paid to go into and walk at our own leisure back to the car. The family had read up about the history of the trip before going to Turkey so we had our own info to different ruins. We were at Ephesus from about 10am and we did not finish wondering round at our speed until about 3pm. We visited the shop on site which was full of souvenirs reasonably priced for all ages. Plenty of little outlet shops to buy drinks and ice creams and trinkets. We took our own packed lunches and thoroughly enjoyed our day out. You can hire portable tapes and headphones to guide you through Ephesus City our book a tour guide when you arrive at the attraction.

Date of experience: June 2013
3  Thank kayzee1
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

It was a superb tour. It was the best tours I have ever had. The place was amazing. It was an awesome sightseeing tour.

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank Zeus4321
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

After reading reviews on Tripadvisor we booked this tour on the internet still a little unsure as to if it would be suitable for us. However Selcuk Kaya our excellent Tour Guide met and welcomed us at the port guiding us past numerous "touts" to an air conditioned mini bus. Throughout the journey to Ephesus Selcuk told us of the history culture and traditions of Ephesus and Turkey. What a mine of information! Once we arrived at Ephesus Selcuk picked the best spot in the shade to tell us of each place of interest. This was amazing, too much to note here but in the Terraced Houses you could almost imagine how life was at that time. Although when booking this tour we didn't want to visit any where else our Tour Guide asked if we would like to visit a small local Government approved carpet unit and have lunch (included in the price) We agreed as Selcuk had been such a excellent guide. The carpet unit was very interesting and informative also lunch afterwards was very good We feel that this tour was the best ever good value for money and would definitely use this company again.

Date of experience: June 2013
4  Thank blowerAshfordKent
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