Grace RegalaUnited States
Thank you Denizhan for your expertise. This is the highlights of our tripujuh
Caroline HillUnited States
Ephasus was our most anticipated stop of our entire cruise. And we didn't want to spend it on a bus with 50 other people. Denizhan wrote up a proposal for a modified tour based on what we wanted to experience deeply, and brought it to life for us! My gosh he is a fount of knowledge, and shares the information in rapid-fire bursts--then invites comments and questions. He took pictures of us and with us, and presented good options through the day, reading our energy levels well! Highly recommend him!!
Russell RiskUnited States
Denizhan was pleasant, professional, and very knowledgeable. This was my first use of Tours by Locals and I was pleasantly surprised.
Shirley HudsonUnited States
Our group of 5 really enjoyed our tour of Ephesus with Denizhan. He is very well informed about the Christian history of Ephesus and his English is very good. After touring Ephesus we spent the remaining time shopping at some wonderful places and had lunch at a local restaurant that served delicious traditional Turkish food. Our day was wonderful from start to finish.
Walter SartorUnited States
Deniz was wonderful. We were 23 people and he provided a customized tour that was perfect for us!!! Thank you so very mush for everything!!
Evangelina MedallaStaten Island, NY, United States
Despite being there for the short amount of time that cruises are notorious for, Denizhan took very good care of us and as a family, we learned a lot from him about the ancient city of Ephesus. From visiting Virgin Mary's home and walking along the same ancient pathways that people of the Bible believed to have walked upon to enjoying Turkish delicacies and culture, our time in Turkey was definitely one to remember. I highly recommend him and plan on hiring him once again when we return to Turkey.
David SpracklingUnited Kingdom
We had a day in Ephesus/Kusadisi on a cruise and booked a tour with Denizhan. He was waiting for us at the cruise terminal with a minivan as arranged. The tour itself was excellent. Denizhan is a very good guide, speaking excellent English, and is extremely knowledgeable about the area and its history. He tailored things to what we said we were interested in. Denizhan had thought about which sites would be crowded when, and took us round so as to avoid the crowds as much as possible. Highly recommended.
Diane ReedUnited States
Denizhan was terrific, and Ephesus was beautiful and fascinating beyond description! What a perfect way to spend our time in the region. His knowledge of the Bible and of history was inspiring, and his warmth and friendliness can't be beat. We'll treasure our memories with Denizhan forever!
Virginia PalmerUnited States
Deniz was very professional and extremely knowlegable. He also remained flexible as we wanted to include a little extra shopping.The lunch he took us to was in a spectacular garden setting with traditional dishes (including vegitarian for our daughter-in-law)and great service. He provided a comfortable airconditioned van and spoke excellent English...we could not have been happier! The best part was the price for all of this--he charged by the tour and not by the person..4 of us traveled very reasonably.
Beth SalatoUnited States
Our group was so pleased with Denizhan and our driver. What a wonderful day we spent in Ephesus and the surrounding area. If you want a very memorable and enjoyable experience, we highly recommend that you book your tour with Denizhan. Thanks so much !! Beth Salato
Phil FoxDallas, TX, United States
Dennis provided incredible historical context and then wrapped the experience package with local and current color. He was very knowledgeable and allowed us to customize our tour adding a wonderful local lunch and non-pressure visits to both a pottery workshop and an innovative rug establishment. We visited young women who were being given the opportunity to learn the ancient art of rug making. With education in both rug making and basic life skills they can use these to help support their families.
Caroline HundleyUnited States
denizhan is knowledgeable of both history and the bible which makes the tour very interesting.
William SmithUnited States
My cruise got re-routed due to strikes in Athens, but Denizhan was gracious and worked with us to sort it out. Our tour guide ended up being Yesim and she did a superb job. She was very knowledgeable and obviously loved her country. She listened to what we wanted to see and do and tailored the tour to our needs. We had a superb experience.
Richard HeydelUnited States
Very prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable. Spoke English extremely well. Car was clean and comfortable and driver was very nice. Took us to very nice local restaurant for lunch and helped us order. Highly recommend.
Richard StoutUnited States
Had a wonderful time. Especially enjoyed the lunch at a local resturant Thank you, Denizan, for making our visit special!