Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kusadasi-and-Ephesus-Turkey by Tour Guide Erkan E. (Guide #7454)


Joshua Gindea

United States
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Tour: #102947, Jewish Ephesus Private Tour, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Dec 22/19

We did a private tour of Ephesus and its surrounding with Zeynap. She was among the best tour guides we have ever come across. Her knowlege of the area was incredible, the day she arranged was fascinating and she took us to placEs other tour guides would not even think to go, according to what interested us. Zeynap could not have been nicer and the day was really terrific. When coming to Ephesus, absoultely choose to use Zeynap as your tour guide. She is the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Josh it was a pleasure for me to show you around. Hope to see you again and say hello to your wife Liz!

Charles Mages

United States
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Tour: #66128, Best of Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 10/19

We had a very enjoyable experience. The tour guide was very professional. Every one in the tour really enjoyed her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Charles. It was very nice to meeting you and the other nice people.

Bradley Ennis

United States
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Tour: #66128, Best of Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 7/19

Erkan was great and provided a great tour. I highly recommend. She was very responsive to emails prior to the tour and coordinated just before our arrival. Her knowledge of the area was excellent, which is very helpful for large and historical sites such as Ephesus. Transportation was very good too. She is very easy going and was flexible in our tour stops and made recommendations along the way-including a local lunch spot. A private tour with Erkan is a deal, and I would do it again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. Hope to see you again in Turkey. All the best

Jennifer Reid

Canada
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Tour: #66128, Best of Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 24/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for rating. All the best.

Sue Ellen Morris

United States
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Tour: #66125, Ephesus Private Tour for Cruiseres from Kusadasi Port, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 12/19

Erkan was excellent. She knew her stuff and how to explain things in fun and interesting things. I'd use her again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sue, it was my pleasure, hope to see you again

Marilyn Rudolph

United States
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Tour: #66128, Best of Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 24/19

Touring with Erkan was simply delightful. She is knowledgeable, friendly, patient, professional and very helpful. We had a great day visiting ruins and learning about the history of the area. We also enjoyed time spent at the carpet factory and leather store - great way to learn more about the culture of Turkey - well worth it. I highly recommend this tour with Erkan!

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

Elaine A.

United States
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Tour: #66128, Best of Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 28/19

Erkan was a delight to send time at Ephesus. She is upbeat and added so much to our experience. We had 2 teenagers with us and she made the tour very interesting for them. I highly recommend Erkan to all.

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

Jake Sather

United States
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Tour: #321727, Highlights of Ephesus tour, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Aug 17/19

Erkan was simple the best. Thank you for being patient with our little one. Look no further and book this tour. Great value and a fantastic time at Ephesus. Thank you so much for a tour of a lifetime.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure. Hope to see you again.

David Liporace

United States
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Tour: #66128, Best of Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 15/19

We had an incredibly enjoyable day with Erkan. She was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Our van was comfortable and our driver was great! WE are happy to give her and our day FIVE stars!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much it was my pleasure!!!

Nicholas Gianakouros

Cranford, NJ, United States
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Tour: #66128, Best of Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

Ancient Ephesus is spectacular and there are (no doubt) many guides who can walk you through and explain everything you see. But there are far FEWER guides who will do so with that X-Factor of warmth, humor, kindness, and patience that makes the visit come to life as a wonderful human experience. Erkan is that guide. She's awesome with children, the cats of Ephesus ADORE her (mark my words on this one -- you'll see why when you tour with her), and she is just the guide we were hoping for when we booked.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Very kind of you. Thank you so much. Hope to see you again in Turkey

Philip Fish

South Africa
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Tour: #66127, Kusadasi / Ephesus Private Tour, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 28/19

Erkan is very knowledgeable intelligent, friendly, enthusiastic and engaging. We really enjoyed our tour with her and she always was willing to adapt the tour to our personal preferences. A nice touch in the heat were the sun umbrellas she provided. We highly recommend Erkan as a tour guide to Ephesus.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review Philip it was my pleasure. Say hello to your beautiful wife and doughter. Hope to see you again in Turkey.

Monica Juett

United States
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Tour: #66128, Best of Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 7/19

What a great tour guide she is, Lots of time and information about everything that we experienced with her. Plenty of free time to do some exploring on our own once in the ruins. It s so hard to remember everything that we did, I would go back and do it all over again with her.

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

Wayne Fougere

Canada
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Tour: #66128, Best of Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 19/19

Erkan made our limited time in Ephesus an interesting and enjoyable adventure of a remarkable and fascinating place. While we had suggested an initial itinerary, she gracefully made suggestions that not only made better use of our time but also included stops we didn't original consider that we are glad we visited. As a guide, Erkan provided great context for what we were seeing and the way she explained everything held our interest.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Wayne, Hope to see you in Turkey again

Jerry Godwin

United States
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Tour: #66128, Best of Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 5/19

Once again our Tours by Locals, Best of Ephesus, far excelled our expectations. The visit to the ancient Ephesus ruins was superbly guided by Erkan and charmingly so, as she delighted the resident kitty cats with cat food as she deftly led us through the sites. Our visit to the rug factory and lunch were especially enjoyed. So far in our journeys, Tours by Locals continues to be a superior choice over the larger cruise-line tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much & hope to see you again in Turkey.

Glenn Libby

United States
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Tour: #66128, Best of Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 15/18

Erkan is a delight. She is an excellent guide and showed us the local sights as well as the expected tourist highlights. This was my favorite site on our Greek Isles tour. Erkan was a major factor in my evaluation.

Gregory Adams

United States
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Tour: #66128, Best of Ephesus Tours for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 24/18

Erkan is a wonderful guide. She is very pleasant, extremely knowledgeable, and speaks English excellently. Our tour was so informative and enjoyable. Ephesus is such an important site, we had been excited about the tour for months. Erkan exceeded our expectations. She not only gave us the facts and explained context, but she dispelled a number of myths and tall tales, as well as identfying beliefs that are informed surmise. Erkan stands out as one of the five best guides we have had across the globe.

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

David Smith

Lafayette, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #66125, Ephesus Private Tour for Cruiseres from Kusadasi Port, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 21/18

We had great communication with Erkan prior to our tour, she met us promptly with a beautiful van and a highly professional driver .... and she customized the day perfectly to meet our needs. We learned a tremendous amount about the historical areas we visited .. but we also learned a lot about the culture of the country and current political events in the area. My wife and I both highly recommend Erkan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! It was my pleasure to meet you and share all informatin about my country and historical sites. Have safe trip back home!!

Robert Hellewell

United States
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Tour: #321727, Highlights of Ephesus tour, Kusadasi, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jan 19/18

The tour of Ephesus was great. Definitely the highlight of my trip. I give this tour, and my guide, the highest rating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much... hope to see you again in my beautiful country!

Brad Friedlander

North Chelmsford, MA, United States
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Tour: Ephesus and Around Private Tour for Jewish travelers, Kusadası, Turkey
Date: Sep 5/17

Zeynep provided us with a great tour customized to our interests and needs. She was very knowledgeable and able to communicate very effectively with us. We finished the preplanned part of the tour early and dynamically added a few more activities. If you are in Kusadasi, I recommend that you book Zeynep Erkan as your tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brad thank you so much for your great review. It my pleasure to show my country. Hope to see you again.

Andrew Lukaszewicz

Canada
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Tour: #103107, Ephesus Private Tour with Shopping Experience, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 20/17

We had a fantastic time with Erkan, who took us to several places, including Ephesus and showed us all the important sites and explained their historical significance. We also visited a carpet factory and had a wonderful and authentic Turkish lunch at a small, family-run restaurant. Erkan gave us many choices and allowed us to customize the tour to fit our needs. This personal level of service is far better than going on a standard large group tour. We very highly recommend Erkan!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you So much Andrew. It was very nice to meeting you. Say hello to your beautiful and kind mom!!

Lynette Wharton

Canada
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Tour: #104756, Biblical Ephesus Private Tour for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 2/16

Erkan is an excellent guide who knows her history. She gave us lots of information and gave us the opportunity to customize the tour. She is very easy going and provided us with good information on the best spots to take pictures. We felt very comfortable with her and thoroughly enjoyed our tour. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you So much Linet ( this is how We your name in Turkish;)) hope to see you again in Turkey!

John Lilly

United States
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Tour: #66125, Ephesus Private Tour for Cruiseres from Kusadasi Port, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jul 14/16

Brilliant! showed and explained all of Ephesus' sights with great enthusiasm and in a personalized conversational basis. Throughout the day she asked if she was going too fast/slow making sure we were not tired, but also able to see everything. We were escorted in a lovely Mercedes van in air conditioned comfort. She thought of everything and went above and beyond to make sure everyone in our party had an awesome day! I would give 10 stars if I could! You would be lucky to have her guide you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John thank you So much it was my pleasure!! Hope to see you in Turkey again! Say Hello to your Wife and doughter!

Mark B.

United States
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Tour: #66125, Ephesus Private Tour for Cruiseres from Kusadasi Port, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 8/16

Our family hired Erkan for a private tour of Ephesus for the entire day off our cruise ship. She was fantastic. We have hired guides throughout the world during our travels and she rates at one of the best. She organized our day - had a driver pick us up at our port and took us to all of the sites. She was able to explain everything to us and her English is great. We highly recommend her and her company if you plan on touring Ephesus.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you So much Mark!!! Hope to see you again in Turkey again...

John Tatum

United States
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Tour: #66125, Ephesus Private Tour for Cruiseres from Kusadasi Port, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 29/16

OUr family had a wonderful time with Erkan and I would recommend her highly to all those visiting the area. Ephesus is not to be missed and is all the better enjoyed with a truly knowledgeable and engaged guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you So much! Hope to see you again here in Turkey!!!

John Rice

United States
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Tour: #104756, Biblical Ephesus Private Tour for Cruisers, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 26/16

Erkan was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who helped us learn a lot about Ephesus. I was able to imagine what the city was like when the apostle Paul preached and pastored there which made our visit a very meaningful one.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you So much and hope to see you again in Turkey.

Barbara Goldman

United States
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Tour: #66125, Ephesus Private Tour for Cruiseres from Kusadasi Port, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 22/16

Erkan gave us a great tour of Ephesus that all of us enjoyed. She was charming, engaging and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend any of her tours. By the way, her English was excellent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so Barbara, It was excellent to meet you.

James Beck

United States
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Tour: #103107, Ephesus Private Tour with Shopping Experience, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 8/16

Wanting a good guide for Turkey,then Erkan she the one. She was experience, knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating had a driver, so she could talk while we get to one place to another. J&K BECK 5-8-2016

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you So much!!

Robert Smith

Avon Lake, OH, United States
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Tour: #66125, Ephesus Private Tour for Cruiseres from Kusadasi Port, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Apr 19/16

Knowledgable guide, very flexible and excellent minivan for transportation...

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

Will E.

United States
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Tour: #66125, Ephesus Private Tour for Cruiseres from Kusadasi Port, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 28/15

We enjoyed our tour of Ephesus with Zeynap. She speaks English very well and is very knowledgeable about Ephesus and related history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Will. All the best wishes

Daniel Zigrino

United States
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Tour: #66128, Best of Ephesus Tours, Ephesus, Turkey    view tour
Date: Oct 6/15

Erkan was a great choice for a cruise day trip. She was extremely knowledgable about the region and the sites we visited. We were able to customize the trip to include lunch at a fantastic farm to table restaurant. We very much enjoyed having local dishes in such a beautiful location. Erkan is a very kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable guide and we would not hesitate to hire her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you So much! Hope to see you again!


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