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“Best private tour Ephesus/Kusadasi”
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Ephesus Tours
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Private Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Tour...
Ranked #12 of 110 Tours in Kusadasi
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Owner description: We are a professional licensed tour company organizing private tours and shore excursions to Ephesus and other archeological, religious and cultural sites of Turkey since 2001.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

BANU AKIN was our tour guide and we loved her! We were a group of 10 off of a Celebrity Silhouette cruise and booked www.ephesustours.biz before we left home...we were SO happy with our choice!! Banu was informative, friendly, candid with our questions, flexible with the schedule and eager to give us a 'taste' of Turkey. We were picked up at the ship and dropped off in a timely manner...no worries there. She showed us things we wouldn't have known to ask for which is always a plus with private tours. Ephesus is amazing. The Terrace Houses which are right in Epheusus are not to be missed. Turkey is a fabulous place and was definitely a highlight of our trip. Our group would highly recommend the very professional www.esphesustours.biz and Banu as your guide!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

We did a tour of ancient Ephesus and were extremely pleased. We were met promptly at the port in an air conditioned van. Our guide, Begum, was outstanding. She provided useful and insightful information and paced the tour very well. The tour of the rug making facility was interesting but be aware that they will do their best to sell you a rug. They were never rude or pushy but it is a bit uncomfortable if you didn't come to Turkey to purchase a carpet. The lunch provided was excellent featuring a variety of food unique to the region. All in all a fantastic tour.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We were on a cruise with Norwegian and wanted to book private tours which would make the places we visited more personalized and meaningful for our family. OTTI was exactly what I was looking for! They were wonderful from responding to initial inquiries to booking the tours online; the tours and service only got better from there. Our two guides in Ephesus and Istanbul were very knowledgable and personable and made the most of the short time we had in each location. It was more than we ever hoped for, and we highly recommend OTTI Travel to anyone looking for an exctiing and educational tour in two of the world's most extraordinary places.

Thank Susan L
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We booked the Ephesus Overnight tour online from the USA. It included airfare from Istanbul to Izmir. I was a little apprehensive about booking online from so far away and being so unfamiliar with Turkey. All my apprehension vanished when we saw our name (group of 3) in the hands wonderful tour guide Begum! What a wonderful 48 hours! We saw so much yet never felt rushed at all. We laughed, we learned we viewed history!...we were so comfortable in our mini-van and in our wonderful accommodations in Kirazli... the Ephesus Lodge. Our hosts at the lodge were very warm and interesting. The best breakfast ever! It was a highlight of our ten day trip to Turkey. I want to return again and again...

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The guide for the 4 of us was Mehmet and he was great! He was young, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable. He made history come alive for us, and we enjoyed getting to know him. We had a minivan all to ourselves, which was so comfortable and far superior to the cruise ship bus tours we took at other ports. Mehmet even made sure we had a stepstool to use each time we stepped out of the van, which was very much appreciated. We felt lucky to have found this tour company! Lunch at the co-op was excellent, farm-fresh food. The carpet and silk making demonstrations were truly interesting. They even served us apple tea while we looked at the various beautiful carpets, and there was no pressure to buy. It was a very pleasant day, all in all.

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