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rated 9.8 Private Ephesus Tours Rated:9 out of 10 based on 510 Reviews

Miami, Florida
Reviewed on 11 August 2013
Great tour, did not like the unadvertised visit to rug showroom

I booked this tour for the first week of August and our guide was Attila. We had a private tour which included visiting a town called Sirince (skip this if your short on time as it is more of a small outdoor bazaar than anything else), ancient Ephesus, and house of the Virgin Mary as well as lunch. Our guide and driver were both great. The driver would literally run to open the door of the car for us and made sure it was always cold when we got in. He was also a safe driver. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable and without him Ephesus would not be the same as he pointed out and explained many things we would not have noticed on our own or known what we were looking at. A guide in Ephesus is a must. The company gave us a very nice gift bag which I thought was a nice touch. My one and only complaint is that the included lunch was at a rug making factory/ showroom a very important detail left out of our itinerary. From what we figured out the rug company provides a free lunch to the tour company in exchange for bringing tourist there and after the lunch you are shown a demonstration on how they make the rugs and then lead into a showroom where you are pressured into buying a rug, none of which are less than $1,000. The rug factory is a very pretty place as it is on a ranch and the demonstration was also interesting but you feel guilty and awkward that you just ate a lunch they gave you and have to tell them no you don't want a rug. You are forced to hear the demonstration and cannot opt out. When on vacation this is something you do not want to deal with, not to mention its an hour you won't get back. The fact that this company did not mention we would go here was deceptive and I felt tricked. I would have rather not had an included lunch and paid for this separately and just went to a real restaurant and avoid this. If booking with this company keep this in mind because they take everyone to the rug place whether it is on your itinerary or not.

Reviewed on 8 August 2013
Ephesus Tour

We did the tour of Ephesus with a company called Shore excursions in July 2013. What an amazing tour. Ephesus is a must see. Our guide was awesome, spoke great english, found shady spots for us to stand while she gave us the over view/history of Ephesus. My 13 year old daughter loved it!

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed on 7 August 2013
Ephesus Tours

I also posted on Cruise Critic about our wonderful tour of Ephesus on July 2, 2013. We prebooked before our departure on Celebrity Reflection. A friend had been before and had told us that this company was great. Well, they exceeded all expectations. We, (just two of us) were greeted early off the ship by Atilla Demir and our driver in a very clean updated van with the seats facing each other. This allowed Atilla to talk to us while driving and explain what we were going to see. Atilla was a graduate of a University in Turkey, in Tourism and was so knowledgable about the area. Since we were off the ship early we avoided the massive crowds at Mary's House which were lined up after our exit. We also saw The Ancient City of Ephesus-Terrace Houses, The Temple of Artemis, The Basilica of St. John. We stopped along the highway for lunch at the rug weavers and so how rugs are made and the silk worm process. The bbq lunch was amazing! We were give a presentation of rugs for sale. My husband is in the business so we weren't in the market to purchase. Then we drove not far to a leather factory. They gave an amazing fashion show. Then we went in to see the leather. Again we weren't in the market for leather jackets. Their leather was extremely soft and beautiful. I think at home we could have gotton a better deal but it wouldn't have been from Turkey. I would recommend this tour for anyone who wants a personalized experience and Atilla will make sure you avoid and get around the crowds at the ancient city. I'm not sure how you could do this with a large group. The cost of $90USD was a great price for our full day itineray with lunch. Also, we didn't have to pay until the end of the day. I am leary sometimes of paying ahead and they did not require it. The company was good with communicating via email to confirm the trip.

Reviewed on 5 August 2013
Fantastic tour with a fantastic guide!

We visited Turkey as part of a cruise vacation, and we were very pleasantly surprised. Our guide, Gonca, was absolutely fantastic. Not only was she very approachable and friendly, but she was exceptionally knowledgable and made the whole experience wonderful (when we visited the Turkish carpet factory, everyone there referred to her as "Mrs. Smiles"). Our driver, Alp, was also great, and they are a wonderful pair together.Throughout this tour, we saw the House of Virgin Mary, Ephesus, a carpet factory (where they will definitely try and convince you to buy their carpets), and a ceramic factory/gallery. It was an exceptionally hot day, so be sure to bring water and a hat (there is very little shade in Ephesus). Overall, exceptional tour. If you only have a short time in this part of Turkey, I highly recommend it!

Reviewed on 4 August 2013
lugar historico y biblico

es una maravilla estar donde vivio y murio la Virgen Maria...Ephesus lugar sagrado para compartir en famila

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