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Samyeli Travel - Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi and ANZAC Day Tours
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Private Ephesus and Sirince Village Tour from Kusadasi Port
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Private Ephesus Tours from Port Kusadasi
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Owner description: Samyeli Travel based in the seaside town of Kusadasi on the West coast of Turkey and have been helping people like you get the most out of their time in Turkey for over 10 years. We have been running shore excursions (private Ephesus Tours & Istanbul Tours) in Turkey for cruise ship customers during their stay at Port of Kusadasi, Izmir and Istanbul. We also run Anzac Day Tours, Turkey Tours, Short breaks, biblical tours, blue cruise, Hotels and Hostels, Airport Transfers or anything else you can think of, we can help...Our team are multi-lingual and qualified travel operators so when you choose Samyeli Travel you can be sure you are getting advice from those in the know and who can answer your queries clearly and promptly.The guides we use for our tours are all experts in their field and are some of the most talented and knowledgeable guides in Turkey.
Reviewed March 21, 2013

One of the passengers on our cruise ship arranged through Cruise Critic Roll Call Board for 25 of us, in two groups, to visit Ephesus and Sirince Village from Izmir. This was a great day thanks to our guide Yusel (Joseph) and our expert driver in a comfortable van.

Joseph was very patient in answering all our questions, negotiated the itinerary (none of us wanted to go to a carpet factory so we visited a ceramic workshop later in the day, which was interesting with no pressure to buy), and struck the right balance at Ephesus of providing background information and giving us time to explore on our own.

Ephesus and the Terrace Houses are fascinating and not to be missed, and neither is the town of Sirince where we toured authentic markets and had a great lunch at a local restaurant recommended by Joseph who also helped us with the menu and ordering. We still had time to visit the Temple of Artemis and the ceramic workshop before returning to Izmir in time for the "all aboard". It was a great day and much better value than the ship's tours with more flexibility and a personalized itinerary. One of our group wanted baklava which wasn't available so Joseph even stopped at a bakery on the way back and bought baklava for the group. Great way to end the day. Payment can me made on the day using a credit card (as can the deposit) which is always convenient.

I strongly recommend using Samyeli Travel when touring from Izmir and Kuradasi. I'll write a separate review of our excellent tour with this company in Istanbul.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We were on a Mediterranean cruise in October 2011 for our 25th anniversary and pre-booked our Kusadasi excursion with Samyeli. We LOVED that it was so much less expensive than what the cruise ship offered and since there were four of us traveling together we opted for the private car. Our tour guide allowed us, without any hesitation, to change our itinerary just a bit (we wanted to see the Terrace Houses and Ephesus but we weren't interested in viewing any churches or shrines to Mary, etc). Our guide was very, very knowledgeable and kind. He suggested a tour at a rug market, which we were not really interested in (we felt like maybe there was a commission to be made?) but the tour proved to be quite fascinating, they even fed us, and didn't treat us with any disrespect when they realized we wouldn't be purchasing any rugs. We were anxious to arrive back to the Bazaar in time to shop before we had to board our ship and voila, we were!
Highly recommend and would definitely book with Samyeli again!

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Many thanks to Samyeli Tours we had a brillant time and the tour guides were excellent and would not hesitate to recommend this company for Ephesus and Istanbul. Well done, will be back soon we hope!!!

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Samyelia Tours put together a 5 day customized trip of the 7 Churches of Revelation for us. It was top notch in every way. There were no glitches and they were more than willing to provide anything I desired in the way of special routing, hotels, etc. The guide provided was Bulent Soysal. He is undoubtedly the best guide available in the Aegean region of Turkey. He is knowledgeable, pleasant, outgoing and an accomplished archeological scholar who is very oriented toward Christian history.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

These folks were more than accommodating when I was trying to arrange a ground tour to visit Ephesus during a cruise. I told them I didn't want to be on the ship's tour, they quoted me a price that was reasonable, and I signed on.
When were docked, there was a sign searching for me, a pleasant young man (Levant) to guide us to a 25+ passenger bus, and even though there were not others, he and the driver made a spectacular day for us. He was a fabulous guide, I get a Christmas greeting from him every year.
We stopped at a carpet production place, had a wonderful lunch on the lawn, and learned so much about the Turkish lifestyle.
It was the highlight of our tour.

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