Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Izmir-Turkey by Tour Guide Selçuk (Guide #5123)


Jessica Walter

United States
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Tour: #38998, Daily Private Ephesus Tour From Izmir Or Kusadasi, Izmir, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 1/17

Kind and generous, knowledgable and humorous...what more could you want in a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great words. you made my day wonderful. I am waiting for you again to here with more plans

Brenda McCroskey

United States
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Tour: Private Pamukkale Tour From Kusadası Or Izmir, Pamukkale, Turkey
Date: May 18/17

Celcuk very friendly & knowledgeable - especially about history & Turkey in general. Appreciated him being flexible & great enjoyed his company! Loved Pamukkale and finally realized my dream of visiting. Cleopatra Bath crowded & nasty, but loved the Terraces and walking down to the very end. Celcut made a long day very enjoyable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is very nice to hear those words from you. It was a pleasure to meet you. Hope to see you again. Warm regards Selcuk

Lorna Leung

United States
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Tour: #125534, Private Tailor Made Ephesus Tour, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 4/16

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

Shannon Nanna

United States
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Tour: #125534, Private Tailor Made Ephesus Tour, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 20/16

Selcuk was amazing, had a wonderful Tour! Was wonderful with my 4 year old son, and also great with my elderly parents. He made the adaptations to our tour to fit our needs, was very informative and provided wonderful stories for each stop. Would book with him again next time we visit. Thanks again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great review. Hope to see you all again. All the best..

Dee McElroy

United States
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Tour: Full day Guiding For Ephesus or İzmir or Kusadasi or Pamukkale, Ephesus, Turkey
Date: Oct 31/15

Selcuk was a great guide...everything we need in a guide...knowledgeable and able to convey the information in an interesting manner so we had a good understanding of the history. It was very important to us that he was able to tailor and slow the pace for me. We enjoyed our tour very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dee. It was a pleasure to meet you and your husband. Hope to see you again.

Dee McElroy

United States
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Tour: Full day Guiding For Ephesus or İzmir or Kusadasi or Pamukkale, Ephesus, Turkey
Date: Oct 30/15

We had a great tour with Selcuk! His stories were fascinating and he brought the ruins to life with them. Even if/WHEN we come back to Ephesus, we will want to hire Selcuk again because it was great being able to ask him questions about anything there. We also enjoyed some of the little villages that he took us to that we had never heard of. He knows the best restaurants and the most trusted and amazing artisans.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. it was so nice meet you. hope to see you again..

Carole Talan

United States
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Tour: #124859, Ephesus Tour with Şirince Village from Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 21/15

Chose Selcuk because his picture had a child with him so thought he would like children, and he does. We had our two 10 yr old granddaughters with us and they loved him. He was very attentive to them and to their needs. Selcuk is friendly, knowledgable and patient---all traits we needed. We thoroughly enjoyed his narratives and stories. He was very flexible about what we saw in Ephesus and let the girls decide what they wanted to do after. We highly recommend this charming man.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I love children. Hope to see you again. All the best...

Candy Bagley

United States
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Tour: #39049, Classic Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 15/15

Our friends enjoyed their tour of Ephesus. We did not go. Selcuk gave us many ideas of what to do in Kusadasi since we had already been to Ephesus. We were glad he was able do tours for two days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Candy. It was so nice to meet you.

Candy Bagley

United States
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Tour: #153022, Dikili Shore Excursion, Dikili, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 14/15

Our cruise ship switched ports so I was concerned about meeting our guide. There was no problem. He was there at the new time. We were able to leave early so missing the groups from the cruise ship. We had a great tour. We learned a lot and had a fun, fun day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Candy hope to see you again

Richard Rasmussen

United States
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Tour: #124859, Ephesus Tour with Şirince Village from Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 2/15

We met our guide, Selcuk, at the cruise ship terminal. We first went to a charming mountain top village, Sirince. We walked the village, went into a few shops and had coffee at an outdoor cafe. I would return in a heartbeat. Then we went to Ephesus. It was absolutely stunning, by far surpassing the Acropolis and the Roman Forum. Selcuk was a gracious and well informed guide who really enhanced our visit. A good private guide is such a better way to go than a group tour and worth the cost.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to meet you. Hope to see you again

Don Holm

United States
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Tour: #39049, Classic Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi Port for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 1/15

One of the best days on our HAL Mediterranean cruise was our visit to Ephesus. Selcuk was outstanding. His English was excellent and our van was extremely comfortable. Without Selcuk, the four of us would have missed many of the fascinating details of Ephesus. A real thrill for me was standing on the stage in the colosseum where St Paul stood. Our visit to House of mother Mary was our first stop before all of the tour groups and our stop at the carpet school was excellent with a turkish lunch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to meet you. Hope to see you again

Graham Mountford

Australia
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Tour: #89261, Ephesus Tour with Traditional Lunch and Shopping, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 27/15

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Selcuk. He provided excellent commentary as we toured Ephesus, allowed us all the time we needed (our tour took about an hour longer than planned), organised a very enjoyable lunch, and arranged itinerary changes for us on the fly. Selcuk's English is of a very high standard and we have no hesitation in recommending him as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. It was a great pleasure to meet you. Hope to see you again

Liz Gibson

United States
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Tour: #39049, Classic Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi Port for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 25/15

Our tour of Epheses, Turkey with Selcuk was wonderful. My family (3 kids ages 9-13, my Husband, Aunt and Uncle and myself) were met by Selcuk at the cruise port. Selcuk had a very detailed knowledge of the area and it's history. He was kind and kept the kids engaged. Would definitely recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Liz. It was so nice to meet you and your lovely family. Please keep in touch. .

Gary Dawson

United States
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Tour: #39049, Classic Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi Port for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 22/15

Selchek was a perfect Tour Guide for our visit to Ephesus! He was very open to taking us to the places that we requested and to allow me to take great photos during the tour. He was very knowledgeable about Ephesus and gave us information that was useful with understanding the history of this amazing site. We would definitely recommend Selchek for any tours that he offers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you some much DAWSONS. It was a pleasure to meet you..Keep in Touch..

Susan Timmermann

Calgary, AB, Canada
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Tour: #38998, Ephesus Tour From Izmir, Izmir, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 19/15

Our day with Selcuk exceeded our expectations. He is an incredible guide who is truly passionate about his country. His English and knowledge of Turkey was outstanding. Selcuk provides a private driver which was fantastic so that he himself could spend time teaching us about his country (industry, sports, geography, politics etc.) while we drove to Ephesus. He even bought each of us a turkish cheese bun which was a yummy mid morning snack especially for our kids! Book with Selcuk...awesome day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great reviews about our tour. hope to see you again all...

Susan Turell

United States
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Tour: #125534, Tailor Made Ephesus Tour, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 18/15

Selcuk was a wonderful guide. He met our group of 6 of us promptly upon the agreed upon time. There was a separate driver, the van was cool with AC, and large enough to accommodate up to 10 people comfortably. We went to Ephasus, Mother Mary Church, lunch, and then the 'temple' of Artemis. He was flexible with our requests and provided a lot of good information without overwhelming us. Highly recommend!

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

Jon Nordquist

United States
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Tour: #89261, Ephesus Tour with Traditional Lunch and Shopping, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 18/15

We had the best time possible during our trip! We were picked up in a brand new Mercedes van and taken up to the Virgin Mary's house, our guide was so excited and an absolute pleasure to be around. We were dropped off right at the main gate and didn't have to walk down the big hill. We were also picked up at that same spot so we didn't have to walk up like the rest of the other tours. We were treated as "rock stars" We went to Ephesus and had an amazing time! Selcuk spent the exact amount of time!

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

Andrea Tarlas

United States
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Tour: #125534, Tailor Made Ephesus Tour, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 11/15

Selcuk was great. Upon arriving at Izmir airport, he called on my cell and offered a shuttle service to our hotel for a lower price than a taxi, then greeted us at our hotel, even though our tour with him wasn't until the next morning. He did a great job on the tour; he is very knowledgeable and his explanation of things was very detailed. He is friendly and easy-going; we enjoyed our time with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great reviews. You were a pretty family. I wish we had more time together. Hope to see you again in my country... Please Keep in touch... you are always wellcome...

Madelyn Goldman

United States
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Tour: #89261, Ephesus Tour with Traditional Lunch and Shopping, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 10/15

Selçuk was amazing! He provided a comfortable transportation, was on time and extremely knowledgable about the history of the area. He made our day in Kusadasi worth every minute. I highly recommend using Selçuk

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great reviews. Hope to see you again.

Brian Sharoff

United States
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Tour: #41657, Full Day Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 25/15

Selcuk was extremely knowledgeable and communicated the history of Ephesus so that my wife and I could picture what it looked like thousands of years ago.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great feedback. Hope to see you again in my country...

Frank Hamilton

United States
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Tour: #41657, Full Day Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 5/15

He did a wonderful job and was very well informed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dear Mr Hamilton. It was pleasure for me.

Trevor Skinner

Australia
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Tour: #41657, Full Day Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 20/15

We were happy with our tour of Ephesus, a private tour with Selcuk. I can highly recommend him as a guide: he is affable, has a good command of English, and displayed a detailed knowledge of the history and features of the site. We were very comfortable with him. Thank you, Selcuk.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sir. You have a different vision for the world. we were impressed by your opinions about everything. I wish we were close to see eachother more. more than a guest you were a friend of us and will be... it was a pleasure to meet you. hope to see you again..

William Pendergrass

United States
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Tour: Private Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey
Date: Oct 27/14

We had Selcuk as a guide in Ephesus , the Terrace houses, Mary's house, Artemis ruins and for the Borok Rug school. We were extremely happy to have him as our private guide. Selcuk was not only very knowledgeable but fun to spend the day with. He has extensive knowledge on all the places we visited and we never felt rushed. We bought an amazing rug at Borok and will always remember the day spent in beautiful Turkey. I would recommend him to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sir. It was pleasure to meet you. You are always wellcome to my country. Use your carpet in the good days.. best regards. ..

Tara Feil

United States
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Tour: #89261, Ephesus Tour with Traditional Lunch and Shopping, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 3/14

We had a wonderful time in Ephesus with Selcuk. He was very friendly and personable and made our day exciting and relaxing. We never felt rushed and were able to see far more in one day with Selcuk than we could have on our own. Selcuk was very knowledgeable about the area and provided us with excellent information throughout our tour. His English was very good. We also purchased a rug from Zirve Rug while on our tour. The rug is beautiful and was delivered safely and quickly. Thank you so much, Selcuk!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great reviews.It was pleasure to meet you. Use your carpet in the good days we say in turkish. Hope to see you again. :)

Lawrence ZIrbel

United States
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Tour: #125534, Tailor Made Ephesus Tour, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 31/14

We had a large group of 11 with kids and adults and we all thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Everything went perfectly and Selcuk was a real pleasure. He felt like an old friend by the end of the day. He took us to all the places we asked and was very accomodating. I would not hesitate to book again. In fact, we hope he comes to the US so we can show him the same courtesy he showed us. Thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lawrence. What a nice thing to hear these from you. If I come there one day, I will definetely let you know. Say Hello to your family and friends of you. Please Keep in touch...

Richard Cassani

United States
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Tour: Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey
Date: Jul 25/14

This tour was a dream come true for a lover of ancient history. Selcuk was an incredibly knowledgable and polite guide. He allowed us to see as much or little as we pleased. His knowledge of ancient life in Ephesus made us feel as if we had a personal historian on the trip. He spoke very good English. His suggestion of where to eat was one of our best meals in Turkey (and we are eaters!). The drive made us feel safe as opposed to the many Turkish cabs we took. I would recommend this tour to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohh.thank you for your great comments. It was a pleasure to meet you. Hope to see you again after your marriage.see you all the best... :)

Al Causey

United States
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Tour: #41657, Full Day Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 19/14

Selcuk provided in depth details regarding any questions we asked during his excellent tour of Ephesus. The transportation he arranged was 5 stars as well (new spacious van with prompt and professional driver). We also customized our day with Selcuk by requesting a tour of carpet and leather production - be sure to tell your guide and merchants that you are only learning - NOT purchasing! (You are not expected to purchase - just enjoy the the merchant shows!) We give Selcuk our highest recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great comments about the time we shared. it was a pleasure to meet you. any time in my country you are welcome with your family..All the best...

Ellen Moore

United States
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Tour: #38998, Ephesus Tour From Izmir, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 2/14

Selcuk was excellent! He left a message at our hotel the night before our tour to confirm things; very comforting! He met us at the Izmir airport with no problems; took over from there! He had a very nice van with driver so there was no waiting or extra walking at sites. He was extremely pleasant, professional and accomodating; his English was excellent; he gave us lots of historical and cultural information. I would highly recommend him! We had a great day in Ephesus.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you..it was a pleasure to meet you..hope to see you again...

Sandra Harssar

Canada
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Tour: #38998, Ephesus Tour for Group of Sandra (From Izmir), Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 27/13

We had a great excursion with Selcuk. He was waiting in the pre-arranged place upon our disembarkment, and we were met by a impeccable Mercedes minivan. Selcuk was highly knowledgeable and very pleasant. He showed good flexibility when we asked for an adjustment to our itinerary (less ruins, more shopping!). He brought us to some very fine establishments (leather and ceramics factories) and found an outstanding and authentic Turkish restaurant where we enjoyed lunch. I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to meet you. You were very cheerful people that I have seen in my tours. I wish I could make more tours with you. Do not forget the camels ;) keep in touch :)

Kim Tritz

United States
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Tour: #38998, Half day Ephesus Tour From Izmir, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 14/13

Our half-day Ephesus tour with Secuk was great! He is a wealth of information about Turkey and Ephesus. Our three young children traveled with us, but he was very forgiving, flexible and helpful, securing car seats, buying new foods for them to try and suggesting locations they would enjoy. We were very appreciative of the personal attention given to our family and had a wonderful visit.  Should we return to Turkey a second time, we will definitely hire Selcuk again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for your great comments. I missed your children already :( Hope to see you in my country again. Best regards to all of your family.. Selcuk..

Jodi O.

United States
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Tour: Izmir (Smyrna) city tour, Izmir, Turkey
Date: Jul 16/13

Selcuk was a wonderful tour guide. He was on time at our port gate and gave us a grand tour of Izmir. He had no problem adjusting the tour for us and made sure we were back to the ship on time. His historical knowledge of the area was remarkable and his English was very good. No problem in communication at all! We loved Turkey and plan to come back and visit. We will definitely contact Selcuk in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Jodi. it was a pleasure to meet you. you are always wellcome to my country...

Earle Compton

United States
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Tour: #41657, Ephesus, Terrace Houses,Temple of Artemis, Basilica of St John and House of Virgin Mary with AC Car (From Kusadasi), Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 9/13

Selcuk was an outstanding guide. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. His education background was impressive and he was articulate in his ability to explain the fascinating history around Ephesus. Selcuk also had a very pleasant manner and good humor. He was open to sharing his views on his country's culture and history. We thoroughly enjoyed the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great comments sir.hope to see you in my country again..

Alexander Xerxes Jaudines

United States
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Tour: Izmir (Smyrna) city tour, Izmir, Turkey
Date: Oct 18/12

Excellent guide. Very knowledgable of the place where we visited. Would highly recommend him. He even picked me up at the airport and went straight to the tour. I really enjoyed my tour with Selcuk. I would definitely book him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Alexander. it was pleasure for me.. hope to see you in my country again..

Bradshaw Langstaff

United States
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Tour: #38998, Private Tour to Ancient City Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary with AC Car by Driver Guide (From Izmir), Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 1/12

Go with Selçuk. He was great. Very knowledgable and customized the tour per our request. He really made us feel welcome and comfortable. He knew the answers to all my question about ancient and modern matters. Super guide! Thanks Selçuk.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bradshaw. I am very happy to get a great comment from you. Thank you for recommendation. Hope to see you again in my country..