Ephesus: Full-Day Tour from Kusadasi or Izmir
- Pickup available
- Duration: 7.5 hours
per group up to 2
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'A personalized 'History Channel' experience' It's a great time to see these historical sites at extremely affordable prices. Through historical references and myths, Emre explained the religious and trading significance of the cities to Anatolia and the whole region. Okan drove us smoothly between tour sites and our hotels in the vehicle's air-conditioned comfort. The team gave us a gift that included hand-sanitiser and more than enough masks for the whole trip, which we are using several days after the trip . Other bonuses include a night at the stunning Kusadasi beach, a trip to the world heritage Pamukkale, white limestone terraces and thermal pools, and enjoyed some tasty meals at little restaurants along the way. There's also an opportunity to get some great carpet, pottery and leather bargains at this time as local shops are keen for business. A great trip for singles and couples - might be a struggle with young kids.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our private tour. We were in complete control of our day and how long we spent at each site. St John's Basilica was under renovation so we only visited from outside but we were taken to a muesuem nearby instead. Our guide Ahu was extremely knowledgeable and provided detailed historical and religious explanations at each site. As this was a private tour we utilised the option of making additional stops (within the duration of the tour) and choosing any drop off point at the end of the tour en route our pick up hotel. Highly recommend this tour!
The tour in itself was awesome. An Christian Pilgrim should have this on their to do list. This is an under valued experience. This turned into a private tour, which I was told it was not going to be. The Thermal Hotel and the Resort Hotel were excellent accommodations. I wanted an option to stay in a cheaper hotel the first two nights. The business hotel was the low light of the tour.
We absolutely enjoyed our visit to seven churches and all that was arranged to make our visit comfortable and informative. We could not have asked for more. Our guide Emre Dasdemir and driver Okan Hizal are amazing team. They both bent backwards to accommodate our request and cater for all our needs. I would ask for Altinkum and same driver and guide everything if I visit Turkey.
A well organised tour of the 7 churches, a very knowledgeable guide, friendly helpful driver and suitable accommodation in the hotels. This tour is excellent value for the money with the comfort of knowing that should unforeseen circumstances arise and the tour had to be cancelled there is the guarantee of a refund. Highly recommended.