Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Izmir-Turkey by Tour Guide Emre

Emre
  Izmir-Turkey
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Kim C.

Dallas, PA, United States
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Tour: #11741, Winery Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 19/19

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Emre! He was very eager to show us the sights in Ephesus and we had a wonderful luncheon at the winery. We both remarked that we would like to return to Turkey some day and we will be sure to look for Emre to guide us along the way. Obviously. we highly recommend him!

Brent Grauerholz

United States
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Tour: Ephesus private tour by minivan, Ephesus, Turkey
Date: Nov 7/19

With limited time in port (on a cruise) we enlisted the help of a local guide. We were NOT disappointed. A must have resource with so much to see and so little time. We enjoyed getting to see Ephesus and experience some local food. Everything was taken care of and went smoothly. We would enlist "the locals" again if touring the area.

Jürgen Müller

Germany
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Tour: #66487, Full Day Ephesus Tour From Izmir by car, Izmir, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 21/19

Great tour with Emre! Perfect Organisation from pick up in the morning to drop off in evening. Has given us a lot of „easy to understand" historic background about our core target of the day „Ephesus". On top Emre allowed us to understand today's living in the area, it's people, it's infrastructure etc. etc. - all that in a very personal and interesting way. Highest 5 star recommendation!

Amir Nimer

Israel
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Tour: #196257, Pergamon and Asklepion, Izmir, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 8/19

I book a Tour to Pergamon, with the best guide i have ever met, Emre. I had an excellent experience visiting Pergamon with Emre in 1 day. He's very knowledgeable about the history of the city, and tell you many anecdotes about Pergamon and Izmir he definitely loves, we traveled in hie private car, it would have been nightmare to drive to Pergamon without Emre, with public buses. We had a delicious breakfast in the morning and a great lunch. It was an Incredible tour, no word can describe it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amir. I hope one day we can meet in Israel next time. I’ll never forget our dinner which we had in Izmir. Warmest wishes my friend.

Sharon Mark

United States
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Tour: Private Half Day Ephesus Tour, Ephesus, Turkey
Date: Jul 15/19

Thank you Emre for a fabulous day visiting Ephesus! We learned so much. We appreciated your patience, your knowledge and most of all getting to know you! Anyone looking for a 5 star guide to Kusadasi and Ephesus will have a wonderful day with Emre!

Bette Batson

United States
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Tour: private Ephesus city tour with Terrace Houses, Ephesus, Turkey
Date: Jul 12/19

Emre was a wonderful guide. He had lots of good information and was very personable. He used an iPad with visual images that added to the trip. I know we disappointed him when we opted out of lunch, but we were very hot and tired. We would recommend him for touring Ephesus and other areas in Turkey.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bette, Thank you for tour nice comments. I just wanted to take you for a nice lunch as usual. Actually that was for your tasting Turkish food in town. I was little bit disappointed with your rating of 4 star :( maybe you have made a typos??? Best wishes.

Carl Hickey

United States
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Tour: Ephesus private tour by large van, Ephesus, Turkey
Date: Jul 6/19

One star only because it is required!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carl, I am very surprised with your rating as one star regarding to my tour service. Your spoken feedback after the tour was excellent. Now you have rated my tour service, poor. I really didn’t understand. Can you please explain the reason about your disappointment with your Ephesus tour? What is the requirements for rating my tour service as poor? Please explain. Best regards.

Tina Hodges

United States
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Tour: #12000, Full day Ephesus With Terrace Houses, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Emre was an excellent and patient guide with wonderful knowledge of his content; his English was excellent and he was able to provide lovely details about our Ephesus tour. I would recommend him highly; Thank you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tina. It was a pleasure for me meeting you. Best wishes.

Dale Hromadka

United States
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Tour: #11492, Ephesus by large van, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 7/19

Emre was very responsive to all emails and was aware of a change in the ships itinerary before I was. His knowledge of Ephesus was extensive. Emre took us to a wonderful Turkish restaurant as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope you have enjoyed of your entire cruise. Hope to mert you again. Best wishes

Enrique T.

Canada
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Tour: Ephesus and Pamukkale, Izmir, Turkey
Date: May 17/19

Excellent tourguide! Went out of way to make tour easy, comfortable and very well explained the facts of the sights toured. Highly recommended!

Michael G.

United States
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Tour: #66487, Full Day Ephesus Tour From Izmir by car, Izmir, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

Emre is a terrific guide to show you the amazing sites Ephesus has to offer. His English is very good and he is very personable. Emre was also terrifically easy to work with. When our plans changed (due to airline) the morning of our tour, he said "no problem" to reschedule for the following day. Emre is from Ephesus and also lived in Istanbul for 12 years so he is a real "local" and his knowledge and expertise reflect that. You will be very pleased if you are lucky enough to book Emre.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great review, Michael. Hope to meet you again. Best wishes

Prasad V Chimmiri

United States
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Tour: Pamukkale & Hierapolis, Izmir, Turkey
Date: Oct 22/18

very helpful. detailed information regarding tour

Lori Bartlett

United States
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Tour: #66487, Full Day Ephesus Tour From Izmir by car, Izmir, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 15/18

Emre took us on an Ephesus tour. He is the best! He has grown up in the area so knows the best restaurants and people. Our tour of Ephesus was fascinating and informative. He also followed up with recommendations via texts to make sure we enjoyed the rest of our time in Izmir area.

Heather Forland

United Kingdom
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Tour: private Ephesus city tour with Terrace Houses, Ephesus, Turkey
Date: Jul 3/16

Outstanding guide: both knowledgeable and interesting, Emre brought Ephesus to life for us and gave an excellent insight into Turkish history, politics and culture. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Heather, I'll remember the tea session in the willage coffee and talking about politics with you. Hope to see you again. Stay in touch and warm wishes.

Amanda Battman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #20043, Half Day Ephesus Tour, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 29/16

A terrific tour if Epheses with Emre. Our group of 9 were impressed by his knowledge and presentation style. The tour was paced perfectly and covered everything we wanted to do. Highly reccommendd guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comments,Amanda.Hope to see you again in Turkey.Best wishes.

Juan Patron

Mexico
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Tour: #11741, Winery Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 26/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great rating. Hope to meet you again. Best wishes.

Bruce H.

United States
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Tour: #11741, Ephesus with Wine Taste, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 18/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback,Bruce.I hope you enjoyed of the wine and meal that you had at the winery. Hope to meet you again. Best wishes. emre

Geoff T.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #113296, Full day Istanbul by large van, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 19/15

Emre proved a very professional guide, helpful and engaging, and with extensive knowledge. His English was excellent and we learnt a lot about Turkey and its history, rather than just about the places visited. Sadly traffic was such that we didn't manage all that we had planned, but he changed things round a little to cope better. The minibus driver was also excellent, guiding the large vehicle through gaps in traffic we'd have worried about taking a car through. Would be very happy to use again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Geoff. Meeting you was a pleasure for me. Best regards.

Daniel OBrien

United States
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 18/15

Timely, well informed, extremely hospitable and eager to make our tour personal to us

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great comment Daniel. Enjoy your cruise. Best

Roch Graveline

Calgary, AB, Canada
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Tour: Half day city tour, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Sep 18/15

This is the second of 2 tours we did with Emre on September 17th and 18th. He's a fantastic guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. Best wishes.

Roch Graveline

Calgary, AB, Canada
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Tour: Half day city tour, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Sep 17/15

We did 2 half day tours with Emre - on September 17th and 18th. He stepped in to provide the tours when our original guide was called away. He's a great guide who took the time to understand the type of tours we needed. He involved himself with our whole group answering questions. He helped us to better understand the sites and people of Istanbul. We enjoyed our time with Emre and I would certainly book another tour with him when/if we can get back to Turkey.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Roch. Hope to see you again.

Lynette Wharton

Canada
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Tour: Bosphorus strait, spice market new city and old city tour, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Sep 14/15

This was a very enjoyable tour with Emre who was very patient in explaining much to us. He was very flexible in what we wanted to do and despite the fact that the tour is advertised at 6 hours, the time didn't seem to matter to Emre. He spent an additional two hours with us, took us to a restaurant in the Spice Market area that had the best lentil soup I've ever had, and paid for us on the tram, metro and funicular. Thank you, Emre, for a very good, albeit tiring, day. Very enjoyable! We slept well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope you enjoyed of the wine that you chose in the place. Wish you have a great time for the rest of your journey in Africa then Australia. Travel safe and best wishes.

Dena Diamond

United States
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Tour: #20043, Istanbul Full Day by minivan, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 20/15

Emre is so very knowledgeable, accommodating and fun to spend the day with. We only had a few hours to see Istanbul and felt that Emre allowed us to experience the tastes, sounds, sight and history of his beloved country.His years as a guide were evident as he was able to answer every question and even take us to see things that weren't packed with long lines of tourists. I highly recommend Emre.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dena,thank you for the feedback.I had great time with you and family.I hope you'll have an easy operation with your head and get better soon.I'll always remember you as a good friend.Best wishes

Timothy Bunt

United States
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 19/15

Our third and final day with Emre as a tour guide included a tour of the Dolmahahce Palace and a cruise on the Bosphorous River. Emre made sure that we saw so many interesting mosques, artwork and monuments during our time in Istanbul. He shared with us his extensive knowledge of Istanbul and its many beautiful sights in an extremely informative and entertaining way. Our group, ages 15 to 65, enjoyed tremendously our time in Istanbul with Emre as our tour guide. Diana B., USA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Say hi to your friends,Diana.And please stay in touch. Best for the young guys.Say hi to Tim.

Timothy Bunt

United States
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Tour: City tour by a large van, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Jul 17/15

Our full day tour of Istanbul with a van with Emre was amazing. Emre recommended that our group, ages 15 to 65, tour with him by van that day in order to see as many sights as we could, and he was right. Our day included wonderful visits to the Blue Mosque, Suleymaniye and the Church of St Saviour in Chora. Emre is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Istanbul and shared it with us kindly, thoughtfully and with much intelligence and wit. Diana B., USA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you,best

Timothy Bunt

United States
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Tour: #66310, Full Day walking tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 16/15

Emre was a wonderful tour guide for us during our time in Istanbul. Our group, ages 15 to 65, were fortunate to have Emre as our guide for the three days we were in Istanbul. He shared with us so much history, knowledge and love of Istanbul. Our walking tour the first day included Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market. Our tour with Emre made a visit to all of these sites so much more memorable. Thank you Emre. Diana B., USA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Diana, thank you for the feed backs.When you have time,would you please write a review on Tripadvisor, as well?Thank you,Best

James Atkins

United States
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Tour: Best four days in Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Jun 30/15

Truly outstanding experience. Great knowledge of the area and dining options.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James, thank you for your review. It was great spending four days with you and your family. Best

Jim Black

United States
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Tour: #113296, Full day by Private car, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 21/15

We had an amazing time in Istanbul with Emre. My wife and I had already done most of the sites in the old section of Istanbul and asked Emre to take us to less traveled locations. Emre was very knowledgable of the area and history and took us to some amazing places. I'd recommend him to anyone who wants a great day in Istanbul or Ephesus.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review Jim. Best wishes

Marie Esteve

United States
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Tour: #20043, Istanbul Full Day by minivan, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 25/15

We had an enjoyable day with Emre. He is very knowledgable. His planing of the day was what we expected. We would recommend his services

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comment, Marie. Hope to meet you again. Best wishes

Stephen Laux

United Kingdom
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Tour: #20043, Istanbul Full Day by van, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 24/15

Excellent tour by Emre. On the tour we managed to visit all the sites we had put together on our itinerary. Emre was very knowledgable, giving us all the local, historical and general knowledge we could have hoped for. The vehicle was very comfortable, and credit to the driver who negotiated the road network in a calm and easy manner. This was such a good way to start or visit to Istanbul. I would recommend Emre's tour to all wanting to see both the obvious and also the less obvious sites of Istanbul.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice comment, Steve. It was a pleasure for me meeting you and enjoy Istanbul. Hope to see you again. Best wishes