Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kusadasi and Ephesus Turkey by Tour Guide Hakan (Guide #2482)


Alan Larson

United States
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Tour: #13846, Archaeological Ephesus Private Tour from Kusadasi ( Ephesus ) Port, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 13/18

Very timely and informative. He went out of his way to accommodate our 2 year old. He was flexible to accommodate our special needs and went overtime without added charges. I highly recommend w/o reservations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Alan. This is very kind of you. Best wishes

Johan Van Den Heever

South Africa
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Tour: #23175, Private Ephesus Tours for Cruisers from Kusadasi ( Ephesus ) Port, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 7/18

Great day with a most competent and professional guide. It was worth every cent to have a guide explain one of the most fascinating places in the world. Hakan made our day a great success with a personal touch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Johan. All the best wishes

Jody Catalanello

United States
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Private Tours for Cruisers, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 5/17

Hakan was an awesome guide to our group of 9 people - he was accommodating - asked us, gave his opinion and allowed us to decide on the order and sites we saw during the day. His english is excellent and we all felt perfectly safe the entire day. This is a not to be missed area and as a guide he was excellent! Thanks for a great memories and the learning opportunity! The umbrellas were really appreciated and helpful with the sun!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jody, You are so kind. Best wishes Hakan

George List

United States
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Tour: #23175, Private Ephesus Tours for Cruisers from Kusadasi ( Ephesus ) Port, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 2/17

Our family tour (6) with Hakan Bozdag was great. He had supplied me with information prior to the tour that made is easy to pick what we wanted to do for the day. He met us on time in a very clean new van and we were off for a day of information and fun. His knowledge of Turkey was shared with as we traveled. We learned a lot about the country and felt very safe on our travels. There was not a minute that I felt uncomfortable all day long and I would recommend both Hakan and Turkey as a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much George. It was an excellent day for me too. Best wishes

William Teasdale

United States
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Tour: #13162, Christian Ephesus Private Tour from Kusadasi ( Ephesus ) Port, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

We signed up for this excursion to visit Ephesus, but our guide, Hakan, made the day so much more than we could have ever imagined. Our group of 9 consisted of 9 family members spanning 3 generations. Hakan provided a van that was comfortable for all, gave us an excellent tour of Ephesus, as well as the surrounding area. A highlight was a lunch for all provided by a local family. We visited a carpet maker and a very nice leather boutique. There seemed to be no time limit. We all heartily recommend Hakan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much William. It was nice to meet you and your family.

Jenny Vaughan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13162, Christian Ephesus Private Tour from Kusadasi ( Ephesus ) Port, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 16/17

Really good tour by very knowledgeable, friendly guide, who spoke excellent English. Flexible approach, happy to answer questions and pause to take in photos, views etc. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jenny, All the best wishes Hakan

Stephen Ferry

United States
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Tour: #34916, Best of Ephesus and Village Life Private Tour for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 30/17

Hakan did an excellent job sharing details we would have literally walked right over. Fascinating historical site and terrific guide knowledge and communication. Ephesus was an amazing experience and Kusadasi felt completely safe, comfortable and welcoming. Mary's house was a spiritual moment for many faiths and Terrace Houses not to be missed. Great guide who is passionate about his country and history. Neat local meal, too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, It was nice to meet you and your lovely family.

Karen Cook

Heath, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #36621, Biblical Ephesus Tour for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 11/16

We had a fantastic and very informative tour with Hakan. He was very knowledgeable and made our trip extremely interesting. Ephesus was spectacular to view and all the history just came alive. Would definitely recommend Hakan as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Karen. It was an excellent day for me too.

Galt Grant

United States
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Private Tours for Cruisers, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 9/16

Hakan gave us an excellent tour of Ephesus, the House of Mary and other sites. He was excellent and recommend him highly. There was no trace of the problems that are haunting Turkey in other regions of their country and the historical sites wherever much worth the visit

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

Tessa Mercuur

Canada
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Tour: #13162, Christian Ephesus Private Tour from Kusadasi ( Ephesus ) Port, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 23/16

Hakan was an extremely engaging, friendly, witty and intelligent guide! He is clearly passionate about making the tourist experience very meaningful and informative. He answered questions extremely well and engaged everyone on our tour from a 60 yr old to an 18 yr old and had all of us in awe of his ability. I would strongly recommend him anytime!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Tessa. It was a lovely day.

John White

United States
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Private Tours for Cruisers, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 31/16

Hakan could not have been more accommodating and informative with our group of six. He was able to share his extensive knowledge of the history and archaeology of Ephesus with us in our tour. The ancient city and Mary's House were fantastic highlights for us. He was always looking out for our well-being as well

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John. It was an excellent day for me too. Best wishes

Helen Shaw

United States
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Tour: #23175, Private Ephesus Tours for Cruisers from Kusadasi ( Ephesus ) Port, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 6/16

Wonderful tour guide !! He was extremely nice, knowledgeable and very patient. He answered all our questions and was very open to suggestions on what we would like to see and not. This was our second time in Kusadasi / Ephesus and I can truly say it was a much more informative and pleasant tour. Lunch was delicious - very local food in a great garden. We had a birthday for one of our daughters - he went out of his way to get her a cake and a turkish gift. Can not say enough good things !!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Helen, thank you so much, hope to see you again

Lisa Neumann

United States
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Tour: #13158, Kusadasi Shore Excursion from Ephesus ( Kusadasi ) Port - Private Tour, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 22/16

Hakan was an AWESOME guide! He was personable and really gave us lots of information about the city. His private transportation he arranged was excellent. The restaurant he took us to was so wonderful and the carpet demonstration was nice, and they were not pushy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lisa, it was an excellent day for me

Ted V.

United States
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Tour: #13162, Christian Ephesus Private Tour from Kusadasi ( Ephesus ) Port, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 20/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ted. All the best wishes from Turkey

Richard Grau

United States
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Tour: #36621, Biblical Ephesus Tour for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Mar 29/16

Hakan met us promptly at the cruise terminal with his driver and he spent the day showing us his beautiful and historic city of Ephesus. He was personable, fluent in English, knowledgeable of ancient and current history, culture and politics of Ephesus and Turkey. When we finished our tour of the ancient sites, he took us to a rural idyllic area to have a traditional Turkish meal. The setting and meal was awesome. His flexibility and efficiency in setting up our personalized

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Richard, It was an excellent day ... All teh best wishes

Wing Yuen Khong

Hong Kong
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Tour: #13158, Kusadasi Shore Excursion, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 10/15

He knows his stuff and tries hard to make the tour interesting and informative . We did everything as mentioned on the website and we had a very good lunch recommended by the guide which was not part of the tour . Thanks Hakan !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Wing, you are so kind. All the best wishes

Richard Beale

United States
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Tour: #13162, Christian Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 6/15

Hakan was great! We had a group of 4 and Hakan provided vehicle that was comfortable. Our principle stop was the ancient city of Ephesus and the final home of the Virgin Mary. Hakan was excellent about providing us information about the history of the city and various buildings we saw, their purpose and issues related to Roman, Greek and Persian Empires. Hakan gathered us together at a key point, give us insight and then allow us to take photos and wander. Met his delightful wife and had a relaxing lunch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard, You are so kind, it was an excellent dy for me too. Hope to see you again.

Shirley Weiss

United States
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Tour: #13609, Jewish / Tailormade Ephesus, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 29/15

Hakan was delightful to be with. His English is excellent. He was very informative. One person uses a walker and he was very helpful. I would highly recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Shirley, it was an excellent day for me too.

Orva Schramm

Laguna Hills, CA, United States
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 5/15

Hakan was well informed and provided us with a meaningful day. He met us promptly at the cruise terminal and provided a clean spacious vehicle. Not only did we learn about the history of Ephesus, but about present day agriculture and customs. We explained we were interested in local historical sights, not shopping, which he did recognize. I would highly recommend Hakan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Orva, it was an excellent day for me too.

Joshua Goldberg

United States
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Tour: #23175, Private Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 5/15

My family describes Hakan as one of the best tour guides they have ever had and that says something as we travel a lot and have experience with many different guides. Not only was he friendly, punctual and super interesting, but he did not just show us the main attractions, he added items that were great fits for our entire family. He takes great care of his clients and we would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joshua, what an excellent review. Thank you so much, it was an excellent day for me. All th ebest wishes

Dena Diamond

United States
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Tour: #33869, Ephesus and Turkish Village Life Tour, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 22/15

Hakan definitely puts the personal touch on his tour. His command of the English language painted a very vivid picture of Ephesus. We had a delicious Turkish lunch and tour of a school where women are weaving in the traditional way of making the glorious carpets. The afternoon was made extra special as we wandered through a small village where locals sold their handicrafts and shared some apple tea. He made history and traditions come to life. I would highly recommend Hakan to show th

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dena, you are so kind. All the best wishes

Carolyn Scott

Canada
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Tour: #13158, Kusadasi Shore Excursion, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 10/15

This was an awesome tour and Hakan was the best. It was a highlight of our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carolyn. It was an excellent day for me too. Hope to see you again

Larry Jones

United States
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Tour: #23175, Private Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 24/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Larry, you are so kind, hope to see you again

John Cook

United States
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 20/15

A great tour. Hakan was a well informed personable and outgoing guide. He worked to insure we saw everything we wanted and avoided that which we didn't (e.g. rug factory visit, etc.). He arranged the tour to beat the busload crowds. We were extremely pleased and recommend him without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks John, Hope to see you again.

Elizabeth Lang

United States
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Tour: #34916, Best of Ephesus and Village Life, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 19/15

Hakan is an engaged, humorous, knowledgeable guide. He listens well, is sensitive to his groups needs, is quickly adaptable. We were a group of 12 adults, ranging in age from 21-62, and all of us found Hakan interesting. He masterfully walks the line between leading and allowing free time, all the while keeping us on the overall timeline. We never felt rushed, felt free to wander or move at our individual paces, and yet, still fluidly move through the crowds and see everything we wanted to see. Great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Elizabeth, so are excellent. It was a perfect day for me too.

Beth Manus

Henderson, NV, United States
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 10/15

I booked the 'Best of Ephesus' tour for my husband & I in advance of our Med cruise. Prior to arrival, we texted Hakan to ask if we could invite new friends we'd met on board to join us...no problems/no extra cost! Upon our arrival on June 10, Hakan was pier side with a pristine Mercedes van and driver. He was very friendly, energetic, knowledgeable & eager to share the rich history of the area & tailor the tour to our needs. Had a wonderful local lunch as well! Thanks, Hakan! Enjoyed meeting you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Beth, it was an excellent day for me too. Hope to see you again

Anthony Mancari

vero beach, FL, United States
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Tour: #23175, Private Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 26/15

Hakan was the best ... he was knowledgeable, professional, friendly and fun to spend a day with. I have a slight hearing problem and sometimes am not able to hear people clearly with accents, however with Hakan he spoke English very well and was easy to understand. His tour was thorough and very enlightening...the restaurant he took us to for lunch was the highlight of the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Anthony, You are so kind, it was an excellent day for me too. Hope to see you again

Sharon Gillum

United States
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Tour: #13846, Archaeological Ephesus Tour, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 24/15

This was a wonderful tour. Hakan provided us with a very enjoyable narrative during our private tour of Ephesus. He was able to balance the historical information of the area with the modern day life of the people. He made the day meaningful for us. He also took us to a lovely lunch place that served delicious food at a reasonable price. We enjoyed the fresh ingredients and the native flavors. We would book with him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sharon, it was an excellent day for me too. Hope to see you again

Sheila Dropkin

Canada
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 30/15

Hakan is a lovely young man who tries very hard to create a good experience for his clients. Unfortunately, his English is not very good which sometimes made it difficult to understand him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review.Your group was looking very happy with my guiding.Your comment about my English skill is very dissapointing and not accaptable.Because after the tour,everyone in your group hugged me and appreciated except you.If my English was not good,how could I be booked more than 200 times and have tons of excellent reviews.As you know this is not my mother language and of course I can make some mistakes.I wish you corrected me instead of complaining.DEAR NEW GUESTS:Pls check my other reviews

Eileen S.

United States
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Tour: #36621, Biblical Ephesus Tour for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 29/15

Hakan is very knowledgable and helpful. He purchased tickets ahead for the sights we wanted to see, for which we reimbursed him afterwards. He spoke very good English. He answered all our questions. He took us to a pleasant spot for lunch, that he said was next to a school where young people were learning how to make carpets, a dying art. Be aware that the "carpet school" is a retail shop where carpets are displayed and sold. We saw no factory where carpets were made and we saw no school.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback. I always try to do my best and this is how I make my life, I always give my tour first and then I ask my clients that if they want to see that school. It is not a commercial place and piece of art very interesting place. Please see my previous clients reviews. Regards, Hakan

Juliana Theseira

Australia
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 12/15

Great tour by a fantastic guide Hakan B, very well informed and knowledgeable. Highly recommended and value for money.

Stephen Lazuardi

United States
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Tour: #13162, Christian Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 18/14

Hakan is really customer focus and providing his most honest and objectives feedback on places that you should or should not visit. This built trust with our entire team. He is truly knowledgeable about Ephesus as well, which made the tour really enjoyable. This is one of the best tour we had in Europe. Thank you Hakan !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Stephen. Hope to see you again

Shirley Majors

Australia
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Tour: #13846, Archaeological Ephesus Tour, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 14/14

Hakan, you were a super guide. The tour of Ephesus was excellent, with so much interesting information.You then took us to a delightful cafe where we sat under beautiful trees to refresh, before we continued our tour to the Government sponsored carpet factory, where we were given an excellent tour of carpet making techniques.Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Shirley, All the best from Turkey,

Jean Murray

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 13/14

We are a group of senior citizens who had a great day out at Ephesus in the company of our very knowledgable guide, Hakan. He met us promptly at the port and from the word go was easy to talk to, patient and considerate. He advised us on guide books and shopping and a visit to the gov. funded carpet school was informative but no pressure to buy. Hakan tailored the time to suit us and we loved having a guide who was exclusively ours instead of being part of a large group. Could not fault the day -brilliant

Rosalie N.

United States
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 3/14

My daughter and I had a delightful time in Ephesus. Hakan was extremely knowledgeable about the sites and pointed little details we surely would have missed without him. I am not the most mobile person so Hakan was more than helpful guiding me over uneven surfaces. He took us to the school where local women learn to make the world renown Turkish carpets. This was my favorite part of the day! Under no pressure, I purchased several and can't wait until they arrive at my Florida home.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rosalie, It was one of my best experiences too. Hope to see you again

Maria Lucia Brandao

Brazil
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Tour: #13859, Best of Ephesus and Shopping, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 20/14

Hakan is a nice guide, but the tour had part of it in factories of leather. Of course it is nice to visit them, but I guess there is so many things to see in Kusadasi and it was a waist of time. Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary were wonderful and very well explaned

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Maria booked an Ephesus and shopping tour. We did our tour wonderful, after tour we visited a leather factory, demonstration took only five minutes, a couple interested with a leather jacket, so they waited for the rest around 20 minutes. They were 2 couples and from same family. This is not my fault, they booked a shopping tour. We did not visit many factories, just one on the way back. On the other hand, I did not steal their time from tour, we did this at the end of the tour.

Karen Niles

United States
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 18/14

Hakan did not disappoint, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Ephesus. He had al He chose a delightful local restaurant for lunch.lot of information to share & was very pleasant.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Karen, all the best

Charles (Dick) Chaney

Nashville, TN, United States
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Tour: #36621, Biblical Ephesus Tour for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 2/14

Hakan was responsive to our needs and abilities- he had a deep history of the area and shared it with grace.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Charles. All the best wishes

Penny N.

United States
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Tour: #13609, Jewish / Tailormade Ephesus, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 27/14

Over the last few years, we have used many guides from TBL. Hakan has been one of the best! We spent such as enjoyable day with him! His English is excellent and his van and driver were perfect! Hakan went out of his way to accommodate everything we requested. Hakan was very friendly, knowledgeable, informative, and personable. All my pre-tour emails were answered promptly. We highly recommend Hakan and would definitely use him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Penny. It was an excellent day for me too. all the best

Jeanne Ones

United States
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Tour: #13162, Christian Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 19/14

Hakan made our day in Epheus a true delight. He met us at our port with a smile on his face that continued through the day. Four of us took the tour but he could have accommodated more. With his careful and thoughtful planning we were able to visit the most popular sites with ease. A highlight of the day was lunch at a local spot. Hakan listened to our requests and responded. This is definitely the way to tour, no huge buses and a tour that is tailored to what you want to see and do. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jeanne, It was an excellent day for me too. Regards Hakan

Neil Moss

Australia
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Tour: #13609, Jewish / Tailormade Ephesus, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 9/14

"Absolutely Brilliant" was our day with Hakan and his driver. Hakans explanations at all the sites we visited where outstanding. He made thousands of years old ruins come alive in our minds with his explicit details. Thanks Hakan for an outstanding day. You made us feel very special. You are a true gentleman

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Neil, all the best wishes

Jody Sieben

Canada
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Tour: #13162, Christian Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 8/14

We had an excellent private tour with Hakan and would highly recommend him for your tour of Ephesus!!! We were able to enjoy a well-paced visit around this amazing part of Turkey as Hakan was very knowledgeable on the history of Ephesus and all the Biblical sites we saw. After our tour, Hakan gave us the option of seeing a carpet factory, pottery or leather factory with no pressures. We bought ourselves beautiful leather jackets at Rossini. Thank you Hakan for this fantastic and memorable day!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jody, You are so kind regards Hakan

James Folz

United States
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Tour: #23175, Private Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 3/14

Knowledgeable guide and our entire family enjoyed his company. Capable of telling the story of Ephesus and the surrounding area. He also took us to a pottery factory, where we watched a master potter make a pot and each of our children got to make a bowl under the master's direction. (The kids pots were not put in the kiln but no matter, this experience was a highlight of our daughters entire trip). We also visited a rug factory. Items were for sale at each factory but no pressure to buy anything.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks James, you are so kind

Doris S.

United States
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 26/14

We were a bit disappointed with Hakan. A very nice young man, but difficult to understand and it felt like he was speaking from a memorized "script." He met us on time and vehicle was very comfortable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Doris, What a suprise!!! You can not be serious, it must be a joke. Maybe you confuse. Please check my other guests' reviews.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: While we don't have a problem to understand Hakan, we've asked him to post a video clip on his profile so that other travellers can assess his English skills.

Rosa Materson

United States
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 18/14

Although we did not meet Hakan personally, our group was extremely happy with his capabilities. Our ship changed itineraries at the last minute and Hakan was already booked for the day we were in Ephesus. He personally found another guide, Isik, who provided us with a magnificent tour and experience!!! Thank you Hakan and Isik for a wonderful visit to Ephesus.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Rosa

Gerald B.

United States
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Tour: #13609, Jewish / Tailormade Ephesus, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 11/14

Hakan was very well versed in history and current events and was very helpful on helping us understand the importance of Ephesus. His English was excellent and I would highly recommend Hakan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Gerald

Michael Metcalf

United States
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 29/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michael

John Ziegler

United States
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Tour: #13881, Best of Ephesus from Izmir, Izmir, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 27/14

Hakan was a most knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide with good English speaking skills. He met us at agreed upon time and location. He had arranged for all necessary transportation which was both comfortable and helpful. His information contributed greatly to our appreciation especially of the ruins at Ephesus which are truly amazing. He helped to create a context for what we were seeing which contributed to our appreciation and enjoyment.We would highly recommend contracting his as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks John, you are so kind best wishes hakan

George Overend

United States
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Tour: #13846, Archaeological Ephesus Tour, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 18/14

Hakan was excellent and we had a most productive day. We recommend him without hesitation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks George, all the best

Robert Wagner

United States
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Tour: #13162, Christian Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Dec 4/13

Hakan was an outstanding guide. He made us feel completely at ease, and was full of interesting and useful information. We could not have asked for a better experience, and we would HIGHLY recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rob. All the best wishes

Helen MacArthur

Australia
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Tour: #33869, Ephesus and Turkish Village Life Tour, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 9/13

Hakan was very good and made our visit to Ephesus a very rewarding one. Make sure you visit the Terrace Houses you won't be disappointed. Hakan took us to a great place for lunch and then we visited a carpet warehouse. It was really interesting, but be warned you will get to see many carpets. The day was really well organised and we had no problems.

Marilyn Weill Rau

United States
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Tour: #23175, Private Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 3/13

What a wonderful guide and driver. Hakan was accommodating,informed and efficient. He was well prepared and enhanced our experiences at a renowned tourist attraction! Use him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marilyn, it was an excellent day for me too. All the best wishes

Karen Testa

United States
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 20/13

Hakan was an excellent guide-very knowledgeable and friendly. We would highly recommend him to others and will definitely request his services for future travel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Karen. Hope to see you again. All the best wishes, Hakan

Ann P.

Honolulu, HI, United States
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Tour: #13609, Jewish / Tailormade Ephesus, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 16/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ann

Dale Winograd

United States
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Tour: #23175, Private Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 29/13

Hakan was wonderful, what knowledge...and all tickets were purchased in advance..no worries about ticket lines, etc....book him now!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dale.... All the best wishes

Stephen Jaffe

United States
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Tour: #13609, Jewish / Tailormade Ephesus, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 18/13

We hired Hakan for a 6 hour tour of Ephesus. He was on time and very pleasant. His English could have been better but his knowledge of the area was fine. He was very accommodating, showed us all the sights including "The Terraces" and gave a good history lesson. He escorted us to a local spot for a delicious and reasonable lunch and then to the requisite "rug school". Turkish guides cannot help themselves when it comes to rugs. I would recommend Hakan.

Peter Garraway

Canada
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Tour: #36621, Biblical Ephesus Tour for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 15/13

Very punctual,waiting at the port.Very knowledgable aabout the history of the ruins. We let Hakan organize our day so we would miss most of the big line-ups of tourists.Transportation very comfortable.Will recomend this tour with Hakan to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Peter. It was a perfct day for me too

Eslyn Bassuk

United States
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Tour: #13609, Jewish / Tailormade Ephesus, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 7/13

Provided good information, but was not really engaged.

Sandra Guida

Canada
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Tour: #13158, Kusadasi Shore Excursion, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 22/13

The tour in Kusadasi, Turkey with Hakan B was very informative. Hakan was well spoken,very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us a detailed tour of Ephesus. We also visited a ceramic and rug factory that made us appreciate the hard work involved behind the art of hand made items. Hakan directed us to a local restaurant for lunch and the food and service was very good. We would recommend the tour and Hakan as your guide to anyone visiting Kusadasi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sandra. You are so kind. Hope to see you again

Amy Lewis

United States
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Tour: #23175, Private Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 6/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Amy, All the best wishes from Turkey

Julia Wadsworth

United States
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Tour: #23175, Private Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 1/13

Hakan is great! He tailored his tour just for us. Provided a wonderful air conditioned van and driver. The best tour we had the whole cruise.

Tony Yip

United States
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 25/13

my family really enjoyed the time in Kusadasi, and hakan did a great job in making sure that we had a great time there. i would recommend this to any friends coming to Kusadasi

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tony. All the best wishes from Turkey. Hakan

Jonathan Seidel

Atlanta, GA, United States
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Tour: #13609, Jewish / Tailormade Ephesus, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 13/13

Great tour with Hakan and his driver to Ephasus and the area around Kusadasi. Thanks so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jonathan. You are so kind. all the best wishes

Alicia Brunson

United States
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Tour: #13859, Best of Ephesus and Shopping, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 12/13

Hakan was a great tour guide. We had lots of room in the van and it was air conditioned and stocked with cold water! He was very knowledgeable about the attractions and we could take as much time as we wanted with our private tour. I highly recommend Hakan!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Alicia, All the best wishes Hakan

Judy Bates

United States
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Tour: #36621, Biblical Ephesus Tour for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 26/13

Hakan was a wonderful guide, understanding about my walking difficulties. He made Ephesus come alive for us, was clearly understood and attentive. I enjoyed every minute of this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Judy.. You are so kind. It was a perfect day for me as well.

Sue Vandenberk

Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 13/13

Hakan was an amazing tour guide.He even managed to get me another minibus as I am handicapped and the other bus was easier for transferring. e had lots of time in each location for shopping and eating.I suggest anyone to take this tour. Thanks Hakan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sue, you are so kind all the best wishes hakan

Kitty Rogers Decesare

United States
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Tour: #23175, Private Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 21/13

Hakan was a good guide but the stop at the carpet 'school' was a bit misleading. The 'girls' from the country' that were supposedly being trained to weave carpets were 30 -50 years old and there was pressure to buy a rug-it was not a demonstration. If you wish to buy a rug, there are hundreds to choose from but you will need several thousand dollars. Just skip the carpet demo and you will have a great experience.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Most guests ask me during the tour to see handcrafts in Turkey specially rugs/ carpets. I never push people to visit carpet factories. After a demonstration the staff ask them if they are interested. If so, they showcase different carpets and prices. But, they never push them to buy anything. Maybe, you felt this way, but they are not allowed to push people to buy since they are all supported by our Government. Most guests like this kind of demonstration since handmade rug is part of our culture.

Phillip Howard

United States
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Tour: #13158, Kusadasi Shore Excursion, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 20/13

Wonderful day with Hakan. Did a great job making sure we saw everything that was on our wish list. Gave us a great history lesson as we walked each historical site. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Phillip. all the best wishes Hakan

Dorene Laffer

United States
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Tour: #13609, Jewish / Tailormade Ephesus, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 9/13

Hakan was the perfect tour guide...my daughter and I had the best time with him. He was completely informed every minute of the tour. He had more personality than anyone I have ever met. We told him that we were vegetarians at lunch time...and he took us to the perfect restaurant. We didn't want to get back on the cruise ship...we just wanted to stay in Turkey with Hakan! Please thank him again for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dorene, You are so kind. Best wishes from Turkey. Hakan

Claudia Hage

United States
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Tour: Izmir Shore Excursions / Best of Ephesus, Izmir, Turkey
Date: Apr 23/13

Hakan is a Very knowledgable and engaging guide. His color commentary Really brought Ephesus alive for our group. He was waiting for us as we disembarked our ship and whisked us away in a nicely appointed van. Thank you Hakan!

Jennifer C.

United States
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Tour: #13881, Best of Ephesus from Izmir, Izmir, Turkey    view tour
Date: Mar 10/13

Hakan was amazing - I can't say enough. He made our tour from Izmir the highlight of our 15-day Mediterranean vacation. He was knowledgeable about the area/sites and willing to share any information about the country and region. His flexibility and recommendations on alternate activities made the day truly special. He was amazing with our kids, showed us the best spots for photographs, and let us be "the boss". Of the 4 guides we hired during our trip, he was the best. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jennifer. It was a perfect day for me as well. All the best wishes

Bob (Robert) Horvath

United States
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 13/12

We had a great time with Hakan. He's very well informed, and arranged things to our advantage; it was also helpful that he took care of all the tickets, etc., so we could pay for all of the expenses at the end of the day. We ended the tours of Ephesus with a very pleasant lunch at a restaurant next to a non-profit carpet making school. I had reservations about sales pitches, but this turned out to be a fascinating tour showing rugs being made by women who spend months or years on a single rug.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bob, It was a perfect day for me as well. All the best wishes

Reid B.

pacific palisades, CA, United States
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Tour: #13158, Kusadasi Shore Excursion, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 4/12

Hakan was great, very sweet, very knowledgeable, and showed us a fantastic time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Reid, You are so kind . All the best wishes

David Lunney

France
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Tour: Izmir Shore Excursions / Best of Ephesus, Izmir, Turkey
Date: Nov 1/12

Great tour from Hakan! Picked us up right on time and took us from Izmir to Ephesus. Knowledgeable and friendly guide who lets you do what you want. Excellent value tour and fun, too!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks David. All the best wishes from Turkey

Dona Brooks

United States
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Tour: #13162, Christian Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 30/12

Hakan did a great job of showing us around Ephesus and the beautiful sights of Kudasai. We spent a couple of hours in the ruins with him explaining to our group and answering questions...I have a much better understanding of life during Biblical times. He knew a great place for lunch...so Turkish! Outside under the grape vines with lamb and beef kabobs cooking on the grill...yum! He was a great guide and I highly recommend him for your visit to Ephesus.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dona, It was a perfect day for me too. Hope to see you again....

Jean Gash

Houston, TX, United States
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Tour: #13162, Christian Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 13/12

We have taken 14 tours with toursbylocals and this is the first less than good experience. My mother reported: We had a lovely van, and a driver with our guide, Hakan. That's the best I can say. He knew the territory, and where to take pictures. But, after lunch, he said we had seen it all, and offered to drop us in the main town for shopping. He discouraged us from seeing the Basilica. Other guides have shown us the country they love, today Hakan showed us bricks and mortar.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: First of all, thanks for your review. I am so sorry to hear about this experience. To speak from my side, I was told in advance that your mother is elderly and to do an easy tour. I did my best to meet this request and advised against St John's church because of its big steps. I also felt there is not so much to see in the church, only in the basement. Difficult as they are to hear, your comments about my service are greatly appreciated. I will take these into serious consideration for my future tours.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've spoken with Hakan about this review and he is "shocked" and at a loss to explain it. He said when he left them at the drop off location that he felt like he did his best taking in consideration the customer's limitations.

Maria Carmassi

United States
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Tour: #13859, Best of Ephesus and Shopping, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 11/12

Hakan was a great tour guide. Our group of 6 enjoyed the educational, exciting tour of Ephesus.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Maria, You are so kind. All the best wishes dfrom Turkey

Erin Lee

Glenwood Springs, CO, United States
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Tour: #23175, Private Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 27/12

Our day in Turkey because of our guide deserves a excellent review! We were two families (4 adults & 2 ten year old boys) traveling with Royal Caribbean on a eastern "Med." cruise and hired Hakan to spend the day with us and take us sightseeing. This day turned out to be for all six of us, "our favorite day!" Hakan picked us up at the port terminal and could not have been any more welcoming! The mini bus was clean and very well kept and the driver was ex

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Erin. It was a wonderful day for me too. All the best wishes

H Ronald Mccollum

United States
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 13/12

Hakan was very friendly, knowledgeable and gave us a very interesting tour. We feel the price was very reasonable for our four-person group, especially compared to bus-load tours. As a small group we were able to proceed at our own pace and take a leisurely break for a snack without being part of a herd.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ronald. It was perfect for me as well being with you. All the best wishes from Turkey.

Robert Caldwell

United States
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Tour: #13881, Best of Ephesus from Izmir, Izmir, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 10/12

This was an outstanding tour of an amazing archaeological site. Hakan was pleasant and had an extraordinary command of the historical facts of the site. His English is excellent. The van was very comfortable and the driver was very good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert. Thanks for your kind comment. All the best wishes from Turkey. Hope to meet you.Hakan

Janet Treloar

Australia
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Tour: #13158, Kusadasi Shore Excursion, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 10/12

Hakan -what fun we had - 6 in our group - a very nice car & a very understanding & informative guide - Hakan was very flexible & happy to fit in with our ideas - we had all seen carpet factories - but we're keen to go to leather factories - no problem - we were taken to wonderful markets & had an excellent Turkish meal - we all enjoyed his explanation of this amazing place- we would all highly recommend Hakan to anyone wanting a fun filled interesting day -we all loved it

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Janet. I am so happy since you enjoyed your tour with me. It was a perfect day for me too. All the best wishes, Hakan

Karen Uriah

United States
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Tour: Izmir Shore Excursions / Best of Ephesus, Izmir, Turkey
Date: Sep 5/12

Very enjoyable tour with the last stop being a delicious local restaurant and with rug making school next door.

Tony McVerry

Ireland
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 26/12

Hakan is an excellent guide and speaks fluent English.We were collected by Hakan and his driver in a lovely A/C Mercedes from our hotel. We visited the Virgin Mary's house first and were lucky enough to be able to attend a mass that had just commenced, a definite highlight. Afterwards, we spent a couple of hours doing the Ephesus walk which was amazing. Hakan was very knowledgeable on every aspect and I would be very happy to recommend Hakan, you wont be disappointed. A wonderful Tour. Thank you Hakan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tony, You are so kind. All the best wishes from Turkey

Susan Borkowski

United States
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Tour: #13846, Archaeological Ephesus Tour, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 12/12

Hakan was a truly excellent and knowledgeable guide to Ephesus, the museum, etc. He was perfect in knowing how much to tell us about what we were seeing throughout the tour, and then leaving us enough time to explore on our own before moving to the next site. Since I am on crutches, and the weather was unusually hot (even for Ephesus), we appreciated his total willingness to let us set the pace and to decide whether or not to make some stops along the way. I can highly recommend Hakan!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Susan, you are so kind. Hope to see you again

Dora McKinney

United States
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Tour: #36621, Biblical Ephesus Tour for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 6/12

I would highly recommend ToursByLocals to anyone who will be traveling to Turkey. The Biblical Ephesus Tour was great!!! Hakan our Tour Guide was waiting for us when we arrived, he was professional, polite and very knowledgeable, we enjoyed him very much. Thanks again Hakan!!! Dora McKinney

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dora, Thanks for your comments. You are so kind. All the best wishes from Turkey

Peter Curatolo

United States
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Tour: #33869, Ephesus and Turkish Village Life Tour, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 5/12

4.5 STARS Hakan is an extremely friendly, knowledgable guide. I enjoyed the tours of Ephesus and other sites very much. He speaks English very well. He accounted for the heat (100+), and paced the tours appropriately. The only downside to the tour was subtle pressure to visit rug and ceramic workshops. My wife and I made it clear we had no interest in either (been there, done that), but Hakan was persistent and I had to say no repeatedly before he gave up. Only blemish on an otherwise great tour.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've spoken to Hakan about Mr. Curatolo's comment regarding shopping. He didn't intend to make him feel pressured and felt he was just responding to a request for a recommendation. When requested, Hakan suggests visiting small factories owned by villagers so as to help support their families.

Renee Duffey

United States
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Tour: #13162, Christian Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 2/12

Hakan was professional and incredibly knowledgable about the sites. We saw more than we would have seen on a ship excursion with less stress and in a shorter amount of time since we were able to avoid the crowds. He also respected our choices to see or not see certain things. We would definitely recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Renee, It was a perfect day for me too. Hope to meet you again....

Amber Eskew

United States
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Tour: Izmir Shore Excursions / Best of Ephesus, Izmir, Turkey
Date: Jun 23/12

Hakan was a wonderful guide. He was very knowledgeable and made our day in Izmir/Ephesus very memorable. We are a family of five and he was very patient and understanding with the children (including our 1 year old.) I would definitely recommend Hakan for anyone who wants a great time in Izmir/Ephesus! Thanks so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Amber. Hope to meet you again. Please say my hello to your lovely family.

John Andersen

Orlando, FL, United States
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Tour: #13162, Christian Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 20/12

Hakan was terrific and a joy to spend the day with. He accommodated our every need, never pushed us and was very knowledgeable about every aspect of the places we visited. I would use him again and will recommend him to anyone traveling to Ephesus.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks John. I am so happy since you liked my guiding. Hope to see you again. Hakan

Michelle Neal

United States
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 18/12

A GREAT day in Turkey. Hakam was very informative. It is a LONG day with kids, but he customized it to fit our needs. He even brought the kids to do some pottery, etc... to give them some fun things to do. Thanks Hakam for a great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michelle. Since I am a father too, I knew what they wanted. I am so happy you enjoyed your tour with me. Best wishes

Lynette Wong

Singapore
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Tour: #13158, Kusadasi Shore Excursion, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 14/12

Hakan was an excellent guide. He was not only warm and friendly but also knowledgeable and was able to answer all the questions the Group threw his way. The lunch place that he took us to was at an idyllic location and had wonderful homely food, most enjoyable. I would most definitely recommend him to anyone visiting Ephesus.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lynette. You are so kind, hope to see you again

John Campaign

Australia
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 13/12

I great tour and guide. I was amazed at just how wonderful Ephesus was. Lunch was excellent. I thought the carpet factory became a bit of a hard sell but it was very informative. I strongly recommend Hakan and this tour.

Susan Clifton

United States
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Tour: #13158, Kusadasi Shore Excursion, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 28/12

What a wonderful day we had in Ephesus. This private tour was absolutely everything we wanted, from the info you provided regarding the ruins, to the food you ordered us for lunch so we could taste the flavor of Turkey. It was one of the best tours we experienced on our cruise & after talking to those who went on the ships tours that day, we knew their tours didn't begin to compare to the day we spent with you. To Hakan and driver, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful country with us. Susie & Al.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Susan. You are so kind.....

Richard Bent

Canada
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Tour: #13162, Christian Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 24/12

Hakan was an exceptional guide who is very knowledgeable and who took the time to explain the history and culture of the various sites. He tailored the tour to our interests. Hakan was very professional and certainly made it a priority to meet our needs and interests. Driver was very good and careful. Van was clean and good working order. Would definitely book with Hakan again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard for your kind comments. It was a lovely day being with you.

Naomi Denley

United States
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Tour: #13162, Christian Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 23/12

Thank you Hakan for the wondeful tour in Ephesus. We had a wonderful time and learned so much about Ephesus and Turkish culture. We really enjoyed the fact that it was just our group that toured with you. Tours by locals is a great way to tour and not be one of fifty on a big bus. I learned more and listened better with the one on one attention. You were the first time we used Tours by Locals and I cannot imagine not using Tours everytime we travel. I highly recommend Hakan and this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Naomi. You are so kind, I am glad you enjoyed your tour with us. Best wishes

Dora Perez

United States
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Tour: #13162, Christian Ephesus, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 20/12

Leanne Blaker

Australia
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Tour: #34916, Best of Ephesus and Village Life, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 15/12

Hakan was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions about the sites we visited. He organised the tour to avoid the crowds. The van was first class and we had a very good driver. Both were very pleasant company and we liked Hakan's sense of humour. All in all my husband and I enjoyed our tour very much and would be very happy to use Tours by Locals again and to recommend them to friends. Thank you for a great day.

Peter Sheldon

Australia
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Tour: #13609, Jewish / Tailormade Ephesus, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 12/12

Excellent guide friendly knowledgeable and copperative would highly recommend him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Peter. You are so kind, hope to meet you. Best wishes from Turkey hakan

Laurence Bergman

Australia
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Tour: #13156, Best of Ephesus Tours, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 5/12

Hakan provided us with a great tour of Ephesus. We found him to be very knowledgeable and friendly. His English was good and we were able to communicate easily. He arrived on time in a new and clean Mercedes mini van which was air conditioned and very comfortable. We have already recommended him to some of our friends who will be visiting in August.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Larry. I appreciate it, you are son kind. It was my pleasure...

Lee Scher

Walnut Creek,, CA., United States
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Tour: #13158, Kusadasi Shore Excursion, Kusadası, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 30/12

Ephesus was our favorite place to visit. Hakan did an excellent job and our group of 7 would highly recommend him. Lee Scher

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lee. You were a lovely family. It was a wonderful day for me too.