Testimonials

Testimonials

Some Happy Guests...

Best Tour of Cruise!
This was my first time in Turkey and was nerves about not booking though the cruise ship and booking my own tour. I am so glad I picked Hello Ephesus! It started with their knowledgeable staff who answered all my emails quickly. When the cruise changed port day, they were quick to reply that it was not a problem to switch days. But the best part was our amazing tour guide, Tugrul Sezgin! He is very knowledgeable about Ephesus, the area and Turkey itself. He made it the best tour I have ever been on. Because of him, we will defiantly visit Turkey again.
A Wonderful Experience
Our party of 4 was met at the cruise terminal by our guide Arzu. We were all 30 minutes early so we were able to get a head start on the big tour buses and other private tours. Arzu was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. She spoke perfect English so communication was never a problem. Our vehicle was a late model Mercedes Viano van. Very comfortable and the driver (I think his name was Adnan) was very capable and we were very confident in his driving, especially in the twisting roads around the mountains. Everything about this tour was great, from the fantastic Ephesus ruins to the old village of Sirince, Virgin Mary’s house, to the wonderful lunch that was included. We also visited a rug making centre. It was amazing to see how they are made. They had some great rugs for sale but none of us were in the market. All in all a great tour. And less than half the price of the ship’s tour with a 50 seater bus!
Well Done!
This was an excellent private day tour. The tour began and ended on time. TUĞRUL SEZGİN did a superior job as our tour guide. He is personable and knowledgeable about the history of the region variously called Asia Minor/Anatolia/Turkey, whether the time period is Hellinistic/Roman/Byzantine/Ottoman/Modern. The highlight was the terrace houses of Ephesus, made better by the retired archeologist present that day who was willing to share his experiences and information. We also toured the ruins of Basilica of St. John and Meryemana Evi (House of Mary), both religious sites were worthy of our time. Transportation was as advertised, in a comfortable van. Our driver was safe and friendly. Communication with Hello Ephesus was smooth and timely throughout.
Very Good Tour - Great Value
his was a great tour of Ephesus, the terrace houses and the house of Virgin Mary, very well organized in small groups. They pick you up just outside the cruise ship terminal. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, young and energetic; she shared a lot of good information about the sites and about the country itself. Lunch included Turkish specialties served in a nice setting outdoors under the trees. The stop at the carpet distributor was fun, informative and entertaining. We recommend Hello Ephesus, nice experience, great value, much better and cheaper than the ship’s excursions.
A Wonderful Tour...
My wife and I recently enjoyed a private tour provided by Hello Ephesus and our guide Goksu Pamir. We were on a Mediterranean Celebrity Cruise and had booked the tour online before departure. We were met at the port and Goksu had arranged a private driver to take us to the Historic Ephesus site. We spent several quality hours touring the site and the Terrace Houses. Goksu was very educated on the history and shared so much with us at each special place. We were lucky he brought us there early before the large tour groups and we enjoyed an almost private review of the Terrace Houses. This historical landmark is one not to miss and Hello Ephesus and Goksu will provide an excellent experience.
Excellent Company
Firstly the price was an excellent value. Ozlem responded to all my e-mails and our lovely guide welcomed us. Enjoyed the day at the maximum level
Don't hesitate to book with Hello Ephesus
Used this company twice, and each time that we experienced was really perfect. Had a great and unforgettable times and the owner now became a friend of us. we are guided by Ceyla and second time by Cetin . Both of them were perfect, friendly and helpful.
Top notch service and overall great experience
My partner and I recently had the pleasure of visiting Ephesus during a cruise stop. Instead of booking an excursion with the cruise we opted to book with Hello Ephesus. The reservation process was easy and our guide met us at the port at the designated time. From there we were taken to Ephesus and given a very nice tour of the site. We were fortunate that we were the only two people in the group so we had our tour guides attention for the entire tour. At the end of the tour we were taken to a nearby rug cooperative. While we did not buy any rugs we did appreciate the hospitality and the beautiful rugs that they make.Overall we highly recommend Hello Ephesus for a more affordable alternative to cruise ship excursions that take you to the exact same place.Thank you Sait and Hello Ephesus!

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