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Read what other Viator travelers think about the Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Ephesus including House of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next shore trip.
Reviewed by Margaret M , September 2012
The driver, and particularly the guide provided us with an amazing experience. This excursion was the highlight of the cruise. The history that the guide gave and the places visited were not only unforgettable but most moving. Particularly the home of the Virgin Mary.
Reviewed by houstonkiki , September 2012
Our guide was "Hiluk" - very knowledgable and interesting, Great tour overall- Ephesus was amazing. We happened to be there just in time for the live gladiator show - which was very entertaining. Then we were taken to a Leather "runway show" and shop and a rug shop - Could have done without that.
Reviewed by Magali , July 2012
Our guide Yilgert was top-notch, the best we have ever had in years of travel. He was extremely knowledgeable of the area, a great communicator and attentive to every need and detail. He definitely made our experience in Ephesus a fantastic one. He is the standard of what premium travelers are expecting
Reviewed by Victoriap87 , June 2012
Excellent! Excellent! This private tour with a family of 5, our tour guide (Erisen) and our driver! I highly recommend this tour, as does my family. This was a highlight of our vacation. Erisen's English was perfect and totally understandable. He was knowledgeable, informative and just a nice man. He answered all our questions with ease. If you choose this tour, try to get him as a guide! We started out early at 7:30 to beat the heat and the crowds -- heading to Mary's house first was the best plan made by Erisen. There was just a few people there, but when we left the buses were lined up! Good call by our tour guide! The mini bus with great air conditioning we had could have held many more people, but it was just us -- this was great! We continued on to Ephesus, where we were able to view it all! Erisen explaining as we walked -- note: comfortable walking shoes, hats, and bottles of water are definitely a must during this tour. Ground is not level, but sneakers make it easy. It's ...
Reviewed by Lisa H , August 2012
Our guide Haluk was wonderful and very patient, as well as knowledgable about the sites. He was prompt, our English was good, and he kept up a good pace for our group of 4 adults and 2 kids. It's amazing how much information he knows and that he could answer pretty much any question we had. Having Haluk and our private driver made our trip very pleasant and educational. The only criticism I would have is that they took us to a leather shop where we saw a fashion show and received a hard sell to buy some very pricey leather jackets (and did); I would have liked to have been told about the plan beforehand, rather than having it sprung on us when we arrived at the shop. That being said, the visit was a nice, air-conditioned break after a hot, dusty afternoon and my kids thoroughly enjoyed the fashion show and trying on the leather jackets.
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