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“Awesome Experience for the Second Time”
Review of Celsus Travel

Celsus Travel
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$64.34*
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Ephesus Small Group Tour From Kusadasi
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$27.25*
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Ephesus Shared Tour for Cruise Passengers from Kusadasi Port
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$33.00*
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Kusadasi Port to Sirince Village - Ephesus
Ranked #38 of 103 Tours in Kusadasi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
London, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome Experience for the Second Time”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is the second Ephesus tour we took with Celsus Travel. Both times we formed a group of ten adults travelling on the same ship. The first one three years ago and the second one last week (October 2012). Both were wonderful experiences. In 2009 Sinem was our Guide and in 2012 Haluk guided us through the ancient ruins. Two of our group developed some walking issues and Haluk took great care to make sure that everyone had the same wonderful experience. When those more able did the Terrace Houses, he found a shady cool spot for them to wait for us. Haluk gave us a wonderful education on the history of each site we visited and we seem to be ahead of all the larger bus groups at every stop. In fact we were the very first van to visit the House of the Virgin Mary that morning. What an amazing experience that was to be able to take our time there in complete silence. I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone seeking information. From the moment Burak met us off the ship until Haluk had us back at port, it all went smoothly. It was because we enjoyed our first excursion with them that I rebooked again and would not hesitate to repeat should we find ourselves back in Turkey sometime in the future.

Visited October 2012
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5 Thank Cariad-Anne
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Celsus T, Manager at Celsus Travel, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Anne,
It was very nice to see you again with your all positive energy.I had no doubt for your tour guide Haluk because of his experiences on Ephesus (we call him as The living legend)...:))

Thank you very much for your compliments and recommendations.

If i may say , untill next time...

Your Celsus Team,

Burak Ocal
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Boxford, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Accommodating and Flexible - Great Tour”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Pre-tour on-line arrangments with Burak (5 hr. custom tour) went well but I had to remind him that we were not interested in a rug/carpet demo or sales pitch on our tour. Burak was great at replying to email questions and details. Our guide, Ozcar, was awaiting our ship's arrival in Kusadasi and off we went to Ephesus before the big crowds and the high sun. Ozcar is informative, personable and eager to please. He accompanied us through Ephesus and often asked if the tour pace and information was satisfactory for our family (2 children). We enjoyed Ozcar's guidance in some local shopping at tour's end - we never felt rushed. Thank you Ozcar.

Visited July 2012
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6 Thank Frederick G
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Celsus T, Manager at Celsus Travel, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Hi Frederick,

Thank you for your commands and compliments.Our guests are percieve that a carpet demonstration is a must or it is a kind of show which is time wasting but a carpet has its own story which is connected with all cultures even in ancient history.It's an amazing experience to see and maybe to live this kind of culture.Ofcourse if you love it, you can take some of those cultures with you.

It is our guests decision to see it or not, as i am telling to our all guests "it is your private tour and your decision what you want to do in your limited tour time"

İt was very nice to meet you Frederick and i hope i can entertain you again.

Your Celsus Team,

Burak Ocal
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Great Tour, Great Guide, Don't miss it! Everything about the tour was absolutely perfect and incredible!

Visited August 2012
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6 Thank golfers69
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Celsus T, Manager at Celsus Travel, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Hi,
Thank you for your review and compliments, we tried to do our best.

Till next time.

Your Celsus Team,

Burak Ocal
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Cape Town
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

We were a group of 11, traveling from Cape Town, South Africa. We received great service from Celsus Travel from the beginning. Mr Burak was great and provided us a great private service for our complicated itinerary. Airport transfer from Izmir, Full Ephesus and Pamukkale tour was great. The van was large and comfortable. Our guide was knowledgable, very polite and accommodating, as was the driver. Highlight of the trip was 4 days Blue Tour from Fethiye to Kas. We ended up getting the Gulet for our own and had an amazing time on the boat. I can highly recommend Celsus Travel anybody travelling around Kusadasi.

Visited June 2012
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6 Thank ArdaD
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Celsus T, Manager at Celsus Travel, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Hi Arda,
I had no chance to meet you but it wasnt so important either. I believe the best part was the Blue Tour too.
You have my contact details and you can call anytime for help...

Your Celsus Team.

Burak Ocal
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Warsaw, Poland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ephesus and beyond”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

As many cruise passangers we decided to have a private tour from Kusadasi. Apart from the must-see Ephesus we wanted to explore Didima which proved to hide the most impressive ancient Greek temple we have ever seen, and Priene - rarely visited site with a fantastic view over Menderes valley. We chose Celsus Travel based on the reviews in Tripadvisor and were not disappointed. Greeted by Burak and then guided by Mehmet Cibikci we enjoyed our tour visiting all planned sites, listening to the story of every place enthusiastically told by Mehmet despite the temperature of 41 degrees Celsius. The trip should be greatly recommended for parents with kids like our (5 and 7 years old). We could stop with them for a while to look at lizards or cats walking the ancient stones instead of running to follow the group. We even stopped in one of the villages to buy ... waterpistols for the kids. The driver and the car (Mercedes Viano) was also fine. It was the best off shore excursion of our 11 day Mediterranean cruise.

Visited July 2012
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6 Thank Wojtek333
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Celsus T, Manager at Celsus Travel, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Hello Fam. Wasowicz,
dziękuję za komplementy...:)
İt was nice to meet with you in Kusadasi Port, i hope we will meet again.

Your Celsus Team.

Burak Ocal
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