WHY private Ephesus Tours
Ephesus is a unique, very important
ancient city in the world. The location
of the city is very close to another
three unique places, the Basilica
of St John, The Temple of Artemision
and the House of Virgin Mary.
If you have the chance to step on
Kusadasi, you have to visit Ephesus
and the surrounding beauties with
private tours because the disadvantage
of the group tours are;
- group tours
are made with at least 25-30 people,
- all guests are collected from different
places, which makes you lose time,
- having one
guide for many people, speaking different
languages which causes difficulty
to understand the guide and make people
ask many questions, or request the
guide to slow down while speaking.
When you are ready to continue, others
prevent you to enjoy your tour,
- waiting for other guests in the
tour, to keep up with everybody while
walking or listening or taking pictures,
- group tours are made with English
speaking guide. However with private
tours, you may have English, German,
Italian, Spanish, Russian, French,
Japanese speaking guides.
group tours make you lose time within
limited duration of yours.
What does the price include?
A: The price includes, private local licensed guide, private deluxe vehicle, complimentary standard lunch, Ephesus Book as our gift, petrol and insurance within the vehicle. Some of our tours exclude entrance fees and parking fees. Please read the details of including and excluding list of each tour separately..
What is the importance of a guide, even
A: A local
guide, not only inform you about the
history, but also let you know about
the daily happenings, local life style
and regional legends. A book could give
you enough information as well but do
not forget that a guide's knowledge
is not limited with only one book but
many books as well as the experience.
Besides there are not many informative
signs within Ephesus, which can describe
what you are looking at!
What sort of vehicle do you provide?
are luxurious and air-conditioned, such
as Mercedes Vito or Hyundai Starex.
What if the written information and
offers are not provided during our tour?
A: We guarantee
to pay back the money you paid. 100%
satisfaction is guaranteed by us.
Will I be paying anything extra than
stated on your website?
A: Some of our tours do not include entrance fees and parking fees. You’ll be informed about the cost of them after making the booking.
Which travel agency arranges the
tours on our website are held by a member
of TURSAB, a local incoming travel agency,
OTTI Travel, with the licence number
Can I visit Ephesus by renting
it is possible. However, the location
of Ephesus might cause a problem.
Ephesus is located on a hill. There
are two entrances, a lower gate and
an upper gate. The distance between
two gates takes about 30-45 minutes
by fast walking.
recommended beginning is the upper
gate, to walk downhills, to prevent
fatique. If you park your car at the
upper gate you will either have to
walk back or catch a taxi from the
lower gate. While you think, you saved
a lot by renting a car, you will experience
that, you pay almost the same with
our tour prices without having lunch
and a tour guide, by paying for entrance
fees, parking fees, petrol and transportation
between the two gates.
need to mention the driving difficulties
at a foreign country and losing time
with finding your way. Therefore rent-a-car
is not recommended.
What is the lunch like?
is given at chosen and recommended places.
There are the starters, main dish and
salad, fruits or dessert.
Please let us know if you have special
requirements such as vegeterian food,
diabetic food and etc.
Aren't there any public transportation
there are minibuses (dolmus) to Ephesus.
But they drop you off at the main road
and you have to walk to the lower gate,
which would take about 10-15 minutes
by fast walking. When you start the
tour from the lower gate you will have
to walk uphills which will cause fatique
and take a taxi from the upper gate
to the minibus station or the bus stop.
If you have limited time during your
visit, public transportation is not
recommended. A minibus leaves from the
main bus station in Kusadasi. You will
need a transportation to the main bus
station from where you are in Kusadasi.
Then you will have to know the departure
times to Selcuk, which is the name of
the town where Ephesus is located. It
takes about 45-55 minutes to the bus
stop close to the lower gate of Ephesus
whereas it takes at most 30 minutes
by private car, to the upper gate. If
you choose the public transportation,
your visit will be lack of a guide and
a delicious lunch as we think that what
you eat and where you eat is very important
in a foreign country.
We would like to do some shopping,
is it possible with your guidance?
is known as a cheap and fertile country.
Hand craft is popular and very qualified.
Most of you, probably heard of the beauty
of Turkish tiles, carpets, ceramics,
leather clothing and 22 or 24 CARAT
gold for reasonable prices. There are
production centres of carpet, leather,
ceramics and gold around Ephesus where
you see how these items are made. You
may even order to have a golden ring
or a necklace made, or a leather jacket
designed or a carpet woven specially
for you. Places we recommend and take
you are guaranteed production centres
for quality and prices. You will be
having guarantee certificates with each
item you buy and if you have problems
with the item you buy, you have the
chance to contact them, knowing that
the production centre is still in business!
Where you shop from is as important
as where you eat at! The places we recommend,
guarantee to pay your money back if
you can find the same item, with the
same quality for less price. If you
do not wish to do shopping, please let
us or our guide know about it.
I'd like to travel alone at Ephesus,
is it possible?
it is, but we suggest you to read the
8th, 9th and 10th questions.
13- What is Semi Private Ephesus tour ?
A: According to our customers’ demands we prepared combined semi-private tours which are in the comfort of a private tour with maximum 10 people in an air-conditioned midi-van.
- Semi – private tours are not group tours in buses.
- Our semi-private tours are limited with 10 people in air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinter.
- You will have the comfort of a private tour with maximum 10 people but share the guide and the transportation with others in the vehicle.
- The itinerary is fixed and alteration is not possible.
- Starting time of the tour is determined by the person who books the tour first.
- People joining you are the passengers travelling on the same cruise ship with you.
- Duration of each place visited is fixed and could not be extended unlike our private or deluxe tours.
- There’s no possibility for lunch upgrade unlike our private or deluxe tours.
- There’s no possibility to choose your guide unlike our deluxe tours.
- Our semi-private tours are in the comfort of our private tours but limited with pre-arranged itinerary.
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