We had a wonderful experience on our Ephesus Tours from Izmir with Joseph (Yusel) and Istanbul Tours in Istanbul for two days with Juli (Julideh). Both Ephesus Tours and Istanbul Tours are superb guides who strike the right balance of providing excellent information and giving us time to explore on our own and take pictures. Both were very supportive and provided excellent recommendations for lunch and dinner too. Significantly, they were flexible and responded to our needs and made the right choices so we could pack in as much sightseeing as possible in the limited time we had in both locations. They were also very patient in answering many questions about the history and culture of Turkey! Our drivers and the vehicles were also excellent and contributed to our enjoyment of the tours. Alix did a great job working with you to arrange these tours for groups from the Norwegian Jade.
In particular, we appreciated Joseph’s great sense of humour, good nature and balance. He responded all our Ephesus Tour questions and very patiently to our many enthusiastic questions throughout and remembered that one of the guests wanted baklava at lunch but didn’t get any so he stopped and got some for all of us on the way back. He helped us order lunch at a good restaurant in Sirince and made sure we picked local specialties. He knew instinctively to give us the right amount of information without obscuring the beauty of the surroundings with an overload of facts. We all had a great time.
Juli was also very patient and thorough in taking us through an exhausting array of sites. She demonstrated very detailed knowledge of history and answered all questions with aplomb. She guided us very competently through all the sites in a calm, confident and compassionate manner. We knew we were in good hands with Juli who taught through example which places were worth seeing and when and which deserved more time than others.
For cruise passengers, however, these are great Ephesus tours and Istanbul Tours which I think provided more varied and personable experiences than those offered by the cruise company (who, to be fair, are dealing with hundreds of people and have to stick to a prescribed itinerary and timeline). I thought the prices of these Ephesus Shore Excursions from Kusadasi Port and Istanbul Tours were very reasonable and the fact that payment is by credit card on the day of the tour is very helpful as it helps to maintain our cash and limits the risk of carrying large amounts of money.
Daily Ephesus Tour The major reason for visiting Kusadasi: eyeballing the vast ruins of Ephesus, the ancient Greekcity. Kusadasi became a major port — claiming 250,000 residents during the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D. — in the RomanEmpire. About 27-square-miles of awesome, excavated ruins lure visitors past houses, shops, a tavern, a bordello, columns, and even to the toilets, whose rows of cutouts in long marble slabs above mosaic floors provided businessmen places to socialize. Ephesus Cruise Port Excursions
The iconic façade of the libraryof Celsus, Ephesus Day Tourcompleted about 125 A.D., displays intricately carved columns and pediments. The library could store 12,000 papyrus scrolls in niches, read through slots. Despite earlier destruction, it was rebuilt in the 20th century. A Jewish menorah carved into one of the library’s steps attests to a Jewishcommunity’s existence. Daily Ephesus Tour
Tours Kusadasi 1100 A.D.: A troop of Crusaders stops at a muddy little village in AsiaMinor. Their leader looks around. Confused he dismounts. This place is not what he expected. He read in the ancient texts that this was a large seaport with many ships docked in its bay. It isn’t. The sea is almost three miles away. The village is located in a swamp. There are no ships to be seen. The leader accosts a nearby man. İstanbul shore excursion
“It was called that once. Now it is named Ayasalouk.” “Well, where is your bay? Where are the trading ships? And where is the magnificent Greek temple that we have heard about?” Now it is the man’s turn to be confused. “Temple? What temple, Sir? We have no temple here…”
And so 800 years after its destruction, the magnificent Templeof Artemisat Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, had been completely forgotten by the people of the town that had once held it in such pride. Private Ephesus Tours
And there is no doubt that the temple was indeed magnificent. “I have seen the walls and Hanging Gardens of ancient Babylon,” wrote Philonof Byzantium, “the statue of Olympian Zeus, the Colossus of Rhodes, the mighty work of the high Pyramids and the tomb of Mausolus. But when I saw the temple at Ephesus rising to the clouds, all these other wonders were put in the shade.” Tours Kusadasi
Shore excursions in Turkey, private ephesus tours and istanbul tours with great service, excellent value for money, expert guides and VIP transportation. We have been organising ephesus tours and istanbul tours for many years and all our shore excursions include all entrance fees. The comfort and enjoyment of our guests is our number one priority for ephesus tours and istanbul tours and for this reason we only use modern transportation and Proffessional Tour Guides in a variety of languages for our private ephesus tour and private istanbul tours. Feel the difference with us for your shore excursions (ephesus tours & istanbul tours) during your stay at Kusadasi Port, Izmir Port and Istanbul Port. private ephesus tours
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