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It was Great until the rains came in! The guide was very nice and waiting. He spoke English very well and he was very informative! The van was very nice and the overhead electronic map cool too
This tour was excellent. I would recommend for everyone going to Kusadasi to enjoy. The tour guide was very informed and was able to answer all question. Loved the lunch and the Turkish rug demo.
We covered all of the important sites - Ephesus, Basilica of St. John, House of Virgin Mary and had a good lunch at a government carpet cooperative. We certainly saw all we could fit in. The guide was prompt, extremely well-informed and communicative, and adjusted the tour to suit our preferences. No pressure to purchase, and back to the cruise ship in plenty of time. A bonus was that there were only 3 of us on the tour. Excellent value.
Great guide, very knowledgeable and personable.
With only two other couples it was like a private tour.
Excellent guide, very knowledgeable. This is a fantastic place to see.
Our guide Murat was brilliant.We only had 4 people on this tour and it was excellent.
We were met off the ship right by the port entrance exactly on time and visited 3 different sights during this 6 hour trip.Murat was very knowledgable and entertaining.Lunch which was included was delicious and the compulsory carpet weaving demo and sales pitch wasn't too pushy.Very good value for money compared to the overpriced cruise excursions.
This was a highly enjoyable tour. We were met at the port with one other couple. The ship had a comparable tour but with 30+ people. Our tour guide was funny and knowledgeable of the area. The lunch was great and refreshing. The carpet demonstration was also very informative, Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone traveling to this area. Would also definitely use Viator again.
Great! Tour guide was friendly, courteous and well informed. Sites visited were fascinating.
Very knowledgeable tour guide but it was very hot on that day and there is a lot of climbing and walking involved. After the tour there was still enough time for shopping at the harbor before we had to return to the ship.
Everything was as promised. Met promptly, mini-bus clean. Entire itinerary was covered, with good info from Turkish guide. Only thing to change was weather! Too darned hot!
Murat (our guide) was there to greet us immediately when we disembarked the ship. He was extremely knowledgable and full of information. This was a great tour and a great time had by all. I strongly recommend the small group tour as this was only my family and one other couple, which was great.
What a marvelous experience! Our first time with Viator, but certainly not our last. We were met aws soon as we got off the ship right outside the gate by a genuinely enthusiastic you lady who escorted the four of us to a brand new 10 passenger van, and we were the only passengers! I new that we had paid less than half of what the cruise hip had asked for the same tour and I was, to say the least, surprised at the level of service for so little.
Our tour guide thoughtfully took in in the reverse direction of what those from the ship took, so on our first stop we had the smaller crowds and quiet that was much appreciated and made the visit to "Mary's house" that much more meaningful.
Our tour guide was always engaged with us, asking if we had questions or if we had any other places nearby that we wished to see.
Our travel agent was unsure of Viator because she had not had any experience with them. We have assured her that they are, at least in our minds, thoughtful and selective in choosing their tour operators in the various countries we visited.
The tour was well organized. We came with a cruise ship and the guide was waiting at the Pier as appointed.
We got good information about the country and then to the sides wie visited.
The lunch in a nice garden was really good.
We were a little surprised that we should also visit a carpet manufactury. This was one reason that wie choosed this tour because we are not interessed in carpets.
However, it was interesting and we have not been forced to buy one:-)
This tour was jam packed full of great things! We had a great guide who had knowledge and a great way of teaching about each site that allowed us to really understand the history and significance of every stop. The only thing that we could have skipped was the unexpected stop at the leather store and fashion show that we were all led to. I would have rather spent more time at the other stops. Since we were the only ones on this tour that were part of a cruise, and needed to be back to the ship on time, our reliable guide arranged a ride back for us and we made it in plenty of time to board the ship, just as Viator promised!
Beautiful experience and great food! Wear comfy shoes, and be prepared for the heat. Covering the skin is better than sunscreen only.
This tour is a must when you are in Kusadasi. It covers everything you need to see in one day. The tour guide was excellent, the minivan was pleasant, and the sights were amazing. We would definitely recommend this tour.
We really enjoyed our tour of Kusadasi and the ruins at Ephuses. Our guide was very informative with a good knowledge of the area and was very helpful. We would have liked to have done the terraced houses but didn't realize until later that they were not included in our tour, or we would have paid the extra to do it as our Son has done them and said they were one of the best parts of the tour. We were impressed with the carpet weaving, but did not appreciate the factory owner putting pressure on me to buy a carpet which I did not want to do. I was admiring the skills and beauty of the carpets and he really was pressuring me and I had to tell him that is not what I went there for. But the Turkish meal was good and plentiful for our group. So all in all it was a good tour and cheaper than the Ship tour for basically the same thing.
Unfortunatly it was a very rainy day and also very crowded at Ephesus but our tour guide was excellent and managed to keep us dry (supplied umbrellas to those who didnt have them) and was very informatitive. It is a very interesting excursion and I would recommend it to anyone.
We staring our tour with I lot rain, but our tour guy Murat was amazing and did make sure that we enjoy they got us there safe and sound. But I do recomend this tour to anyone and the House of Mary was interesting.
We loved the small-group tour of Ephesus. The guide was waiting for us when we got off the ship (very easy to find). The van was clean and had AC. The lunch and carpet making demp were fantastic, as was all the info given in Ephesus and at Mary's house. We had a much better experience than others on our cruise (who went through the ship's excursion. I would highly reco this tour!
Although a wet day with many visitors at the site we experienced a wonderful tour of this amazing place. Your guide was brilliant- she was the only one with a green umbrella so we couls locate her with ease. Hedr cvommentary was first class.
This was a good tour and our guide was very knowledgeable. We certainly would have missed some of the significance of the Ephesus site if we went on our own. Our guide scheduled visits to St Johns church and the Virgin Mary's house to go at the least busy time, however, with several cruise ships in port and Ephesus being the star attraction, you cannot help but share the Ephesus experience with hundreds of other people. Still, our guide did a great job getting us through the site. I did not like the carpet presentation at the end. While the lunch was good and the presentation interesting, of course there is a hard sell to buy a carpet. I had absolutely no interest in buying a carpet, so it made me feel awkward. However, all the tours seemed to include this stop
Mr. Merat, our guide was outstanding in all respects. Very knowledgeable! There were only 5 of us on this excursion and the van was almost new and comfortable. Only downside was the long carpet presentation at the end of the tour. I highly recommend this tour.