Zeynep's brilliant! My interests: Sufism, heritage, mystical sites. She has significant qualifications in theology history geography anthropology + flawless English. Her demeanor is warm & flexible per client needs. I had a life changing experience resultant of lessons she shared. I acquired knowledge of Sufism & benefited from sites exuding positive energy. Itinerary included gastronomic meals. With her kind heart I've made a friend for life. I appreciated some traditional gifts which she humbly gave me.
Max FehilyUnited Kingdom
We had a fantastic day with Zeynep. We were collected in an excellent van and managed to see plenty of sites including an extensive tour of Ephesus. She was really informative and having a private tour meant we could go at our own pace (we have three children) and focus on what we wanted to. It was much better than being part of a bigger group. I would definitely recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much.I am very happy to meet you all.It was such a wonderful day with your family .Enjoy your holiday and have a great life with your family. Hope to see you soon
Louise KempUnited States
My family and I recently used Zeynep for our short stay in Kusadasi. Everything that was promised in our communications was delivered. She was punctual, pleasant and knowledgeable about Ephesus and the surrounding areas. Last minute we changed our plans and she was flexible by creating a new schedule for us. She made 2 authentic Turkish meals possible for us in very pleasant places. The car we used was clean and comfortable. She met us in Izmir, and provided transport back. Her English was excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great reviews.I am so glad to meet you all.You are always welcome to Turkey.Hope to see you again Best Regards Zeynep
Sally TorgesonSANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, United States
What was wonderful day!Zeynep and her driver were full of interesting facts and knowledge. Even with my inability to walk long distances at a time, she was thoughtful and helpful. I would recommend her to anyone wising to learn about the wonders of Ephesus.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The Thank you so much for your nice feedback and message! I really enjoyed meeting you ! We hope to see you again.... and thank you for your chosen me! Best regards. Zeynep
David J. YoungCanada
We had a wonderful day with Zeynep and her driver Meltem. We went to many historical sites and Zeynep explained in clear, thorough detail about each one. Her english is excellent and she has a great sense of humor!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much David.It was such a perfect day for me.You are great guys and very friendly.It is my pleasure to be your friends.Hope to see you again.Say Hi to Alvin. Best Wishes Zeynep
We enjoyed an excellent personal tour yesterday by Zeynep. It really is the only way to see the area, small and one on one. She was waiting for us as we left our cruise and enjoyed many sites in the area including Ephesus and The House of Mary and a great lunch and carpet demo. I will do full review when I return. Thanks again!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert, Thank you so much for your nice feedback .I am very glad to meet you such a nice family .Hope to see you again. All the best Zeynep
Maryam AlmehairyUnited Arab Emirates
We enjoyed our stay with Zeynep which was not only a tour guide, we felt with her that she is one of our family close friends. She was knowledgeable, generous and took us to all the places we wanted go to. If we go back to Turkey we would definitaly love to see her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice comments.I feel like I was with my family and it was a great day for me as well.I am so glad to meeting you all.You are always welcome to Turkey and you will have a good memories in this county .Hope to see you again and May Allah brings all your wishes. Kind Regards Zeynep
Gurjinder NaghaUnited Kingdom
I Did alot of research before choosing Zeynep for a private tour of Konya. There were great, prompt and very friendly communications from her at all times. She was born in Konya and was able to tailor the tour just for us, focusing on the Sufi Saints. Zeynep was absolutely brilliant - friendly, very knowledgeable, passionate and enthusiastic. My wife and daughter absolutely loved her, and she really made our trip to Turkey a special one. I cannot speak highly enough of her...absolutely BRILLIANT!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gurjinder Thank you thank you thank you so much for your nice feedback .I really loved you so much.You are such a great family and I was so glad to meet you all.I hope to see you again.... and thank you for your chosen me! Say, hi to your daughter and your wife.You are always welcome to my country Warm Regards Zeynep
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much.I really enjoyed meeting you.I hope to see you again. Best Regards Zeynep
Zeynep is friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. She does her job at ease with complete sincerity and professionalism.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much , it was a real pleasure spending these 2 days with you. I felt like taking a friend around! Thanks for your visit. take care! Zeynep
Dustin WorkerUnited States
Zeynep was a wonderful guide! Extremely knowledgeable about all things Turkey. Also very friendly and warming. After our tour with Zeynep, I think we are all more than ready to head back to Turkey to see more of what the country has to offer (unfortunately, only had a couple days). If you are looking for a knowledgeable and friendly guide, Zeynep is your person!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dustin. Thank you so much for your nice feedback about me.It was so nice to meeting you all.You guys are also warming and friendly.You and your families are always welcome to my country. Hope to see you again. Best wishes Zeynep
Ursula BevanUnited States
Leo KobrinskyUnited States
Zeynep is the excellent guide. We got him as last minute replacement to the guide we set with originally. Later we talked to each other how lucky we were to meet Zeynep and to have a tour with him. Get his service - you will love it!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.
Robert Hubbardlakeland, MINNESOTA, United States
Zeynep was fantastic. Made us feel welcome and comfortable. Very knowledgeable and informative but also able to skip ahead when some in our party were ready to move on. Took us to a great lunch and an unexpectedly excellent Turkish Rug demonstration and experience. Highly recommend to everyone. Thank you for a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you very much for your nice comment about me.It was such a fantastic day for me and I was very glad to meet you and your cute family .You are always welcome to my country . Hope to see you again. Best Wishes Zeynep
Zeyneb was very interesting and knowledgeable. She is very warm and friendly. She is dedicated to her job.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan,Thank you very much for your nice feedback.I had a great time with you as well.You are all very warm and friendly.I hope you will have a nice journey through your Turkey trip.Be good and say hi to your friends and all your family Hope to see you again All the Best Zeynep Zeynep
The tour guide is very knowledgable. She was also very helpful going out of her way to assist us in a matter of transportation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan. Thank you very much for your nice compliment .Hope to see you again All the Best Zeynep
Steve BairdUnited States
Zeynep was wonderful, competent and flexible to our time demands. She contacted another guide for one of our party and helped him book a guide elsewhere. That reference worked out very well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve, Thank you very much for your nice comments.Hope to see you again Best wishes Zeynep
Allen JohnsonUnited States
A wonderful tour and a great value compared to the ship's offerings. I like the setup of your company. The payment and confirmation process worked quite well. I'll will use your company again and I heartily recommend Zeynip for anyone looking for a guide in Turkey, very flexible and enthusiastic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: On behalf of myself and Toursbylocal company I would like to thank you for your nice feedback for us.You are always welcome to my county. Hope to see you again. Best wishes Zeynep
We spent a wonderful day with Zeynep. She is very knowledgeable of the area she toured us through and timed the visit to Euphesus so we avoided the heavy crowds. We enjoyed our visit to the little village in the morning when there was very little tourist traffic. Unfortunately we got caught up in buying a Turkish wall hanging so we had to cut our Euphesus tour a bit short (our fault not hers). Wish we would have had more time at the port.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much.I wish we could have spent more time with you in KUSADASI as well as in Ephesus.As you had a limited time because of ships departing time we did cut it short and we had hardly stay in Kusadasi,I felt so sorry about that.if you come to Turkey again I promise we will have more time with you to see around and spent more time in Kusadasi.i wish you had a pleasant day the rest of journey and had a good time with your friends .Have a happy Thanksgiving by the way All the Best Zeynep
Peter SnowUnited States
Zeynep was an excellent guide for our group's tour of Ephesus. The plan for the day was thorough and well designed. Our visit to Mary's House was timed early and enabled us to experience the site's peace and tranquility. A rug coop provided a behind the scenes look at weaving and silk production as well as an opportunity to buy. She has a wonderful command of English and conveyed easily understood, essential information during our walk on the streets of Ephesus. I highly recommend. Peter Snow USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Peter,Thank you very much ..I really appreciated for your nice comment about me And I am very luck since I was chosen by you it was my pleasure . You and your families are alway welcome to my country Hope to see you again in the future. Be Good and stay healthy Warm Regards Zeynep(ZeY)
Scott J.United States
Zeynep's trip to the Galata rug-making coop was a very nice addition to our tour. While they certainly would like you to buy some carpets, the staff were not pushy in any way, and patiently answered all our questions while showing us their processes and their beautiful carpets. The various Ephesus ruins are not to be missed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much .Hope to see you soon again. All the Best Zeynep
Carlos RiondaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so Much:)
We had a fantastic day with Zeynep touring the sights of Ephesus. She was extremely knowledgable, spoke excellent English and was an absolute pleasure to spend time with. We visited the Temple of Artemis, House of Mary, Ephesus and a brief tour of Sirince which was where we were staying. Lunch was at a local cooperative and we also visited a carpet shop to see how they were made. It was actually very interesting and no pressure whatsoever to make a purchase. We would highly recommend a tour with Zeynep.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Barbara for your nice reviews.I was very glad to meeting you. Hope to see you again All the. Best Zeynep
Tod BeebeUnited States
We spent a wonderful morning with Zeynep. She was very knowledgeable and adjusted the tour to meet our interests. I would be happy to work with her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice review. Hope to see you in Turkey again. All the Best Zeynep
Jafar AssafUnited States
Ruth ThomsonUnited States
We enjoyed our tour with Zeynep very much. Everything went very smoothly. Zeynep met us outside the port terminal as promised with a comfortable car for the ride to Ephesus. At Ephesus, Zeynep guided us around the large and impressive site and had good knowledge about everything we asked questions about. She customized the tour to our requests. She was friendly and helpful with anything we needed. I would wholeheartedly recommend Zeynep for a tour of Ephesus.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice comment. I really enjoyed with you as well . Hope to see you here again All the Best Zeynep
James FietWeston, FL, United States
We had used Zeynep on a previous tour as she was excellent. Unfortunately, this trip she had a last minute emergency and couldn't meet us at the port. Even though there was four cruise ships in port, and no doubt every guide in town taken, she found us a competent guide at the last minute who met us on time, with driver at the port. I was shocked after the tour was complete, that she met us at the drop off site, bought us souvenirs and was apologetic in not being able to provide us the tour. Excellent!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: James! I am lost for words. You and your family are apsolutely perfect and polite family.I hope to see you again.And thank you very much for your kind understanding. All the Best Zeynep
Elizabeth JatczakUnited States
Great tour! Zeynep was friendly and brought history to life for our 3 teens! They loved learning about making rugs and even got to try it! Lunch was delicious, a favorite meal of the trip. AC van was a plus. Zeynep is a lot of fun, like spending the day with a friend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your nice feedback and message! I really enjoyed meeting you ! I hope to see you again....
Joseph P.Fishers, IN, United States
Zeynep was one of the best guides we have ever had. We toured the ruins of Ephasis, the Blessed Mother's final home, St. John's Basilica, a place where they hand-make gorgeous oriental rugs, and had an authentic Turkish meal alfresco in a wonderful setting. We toured in a Mercedes air conditioned van. Zeynep speaks flawless English, is very knowledgeable, and best of all is just a warm, sweet person. We joked at the end that we would adopt her as our daughter. This is the travel bargain of all time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joseph, Thank you very much for your warmest review.it was a real pleasure spending this days with you. I felt like your daughter and were taking my family around here.Thanks for your visit and chose me Hopefully see you in Turkey again. All the Best Zeynep
Gordon MarksUnited States
Zeynep is one of the best guides we have ever had. She was full of information and made our visit very Special. We would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Ephesus.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gordon,Thank you so much for your nice feedback and message. I really enjoyed meeting you ! We hope to see you again..! Best regards.
Lawrence (Mike) B.United States
We had a great tour with Zynep. She is very knowledgeable and made our tour quite interesting. We found her to be very personable and kind. Thanks for a really great time!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mike. Hope to see you soon . All the Best Zeynep
Michael ComptonUnited States
Zeynep was amazing. We could not believe all the knowledge she had for us. We will recommend her to everyone we know coming to Turkey.. Her friendliness and perfect English was just a added bonus. By the end of the tour we considered her Family! We LOVE HER! Patti Compton and Family (now plus one with Zeynep)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice comments.It is honor for me to be seen as a member of your family.I appreciated since I was chosen by you.ıt was such a great day for me as well. Hope to meet you here in Turkey again or in USA:)) All the best Zeynep
Gaynell MelzerUnited States
We were 5 women on a Cruise going to Ephesus. I must say Zeynep was a amazing tour guide. From the moment we met her at the Cruise pier we loved her. She hugged all of us from the minute we saw her. She was so friendly and sweet. We didn't expect such a fun and very informative person. We had a amazing day! You will not be disappointed when you book her. Not only is she a great tour guide but she became our friend for life. We will never forget the experience we had with a wonderful person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gaynell Thank you so much for your kind review. Hope to meet you again Best wishes
I don't know what the turkish word for "sweet" is, but it describes Zeynep. She is very knowledgeable of her Turkish history, and extremely friendly and personable. She accommodated us on-the-fly as our itinerary changed a bit, and showed genuine concern for our family to have a great tour. She'll even follow up with you AFTER your tour to see how the rest of your vacation went. This is the best way to do your tours--no crowds!Excellent communicator. Highly-recommended as a tour guide..we miss you Zeynep!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike,I really dont know how to thank you for this.Turkish word for sweet is ''TATLI''I am very touched for this comment.It was my pleasure to be with you and meet such a nice family. Hope to meet you here again .I miss you too I wish you every success in your life Warm Regards Zeynep
James FietWeston, FL, United States
Our four couples recently came back from our tour of Ephesus, guided by Zeynep. She waited for an hour for our ship to clear and was still in great spirits to see us and show us this ancient city. She had a driver and large A/C van awaiting us. She was very professional, interactive, and knowledgeable and I would recommend her to anyone who wishes to see this great city. She met us as a tour guide and left us as a friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks James It was a perfect day for me as well. I am still using your word that you have teached me .You and your great friends are always welcome to my country.Hope to meet you again.
David ParkinUnited Kingdom
Zeynep E. made our day in Turkey a great success. She was pleasant, polite and courteous and spoke very good English. Her knowledge of the ancient site of Ephesus was excellent and everything was explained to us clearly. She was very willing to tailor the tour to our request including a visit to the steam engine museum at Camlik which was well worth a visit. We cannot recommend Zeynep highly enough as a very friendly, competent and knowledgeable guide and would certainly seek her out again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind compliment.I appreciate your thoughtful manner. It was a great day for me and enjoyed a lot during the day with you. Wishing both of you all the best .