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A great guide who was very informative but felt the tour did not provide enough of an insight into Izmir.
Well planned. The museum was closed. This should be prominently put on the tour description.
I went on this tour to get a good idea of what Izmir was all about. And it was very good . Got to see Izmir without trying to do it my self.
A very nice City! Thanks to my Guide Murat Y. he make the Sightseeing to a special Day, he show me many Place`s in Izmir, with many interesting Informations!
Our tour guide, Sinan was really knowledgeable about the sites which made the tour more enjoyable. It was a good way to see some of the city! Good tour
It was great to see life in Izmir. Would have liked to have the option of seeing Ephesus or Virgin Mary's house. Other tours were able to cover in the 4 hours we had in the port.
This trip was disappointing. Although the tour itself could have been a pleasant little historic promenade through Izmir including two museums, the visit of the Kafidekale castle etc., it turned out to be a catastrophe - due to the guide. Güler didn't know I lived in Izmir and that only my parents were here for the first time, as real "tourists". Already within the first five minutes after pick-up, conversation tipped out from historical aspects (which is the actual mean of this trip) to her own political opinions explained in an offensive manner. She simply was unprofessional, this is the best way to describe. She's supposed to having studied history and archaeology but none of this was visible. My parents were constantly correcting her behind or reminding her antique names she had 'forgotten' while explaining history in the museum. In the end she even reminded us "to not forget to tip the driver", in a quite undiscrete and unpolite manner, although she didn't even take 30 seconds to introduce him to us nor to thank him (like guides mostly do), in fact she didn't even introduce herself ! Unprofessionalism pushed to its paroxism. It's sad for VIATOR because other trips I have done with this travel agency were great ! Thank you though for all interesting tours you manage to organize ! Next time will be better.
Suggest people take this tour early in their visit to Izmir. I had seen the sites included on this brief tour on my own already and the guide did not add much to what I knew already.
It was O.K. but somehow we didn't take the boat across the bay even though it was in the program.