David TysonBolton, LANCASHIRE, United Kingdom
Eren was great. His English is very good and his knowledge of Ephesus and the surrounding area was excellent. All in all a very good choice
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much David. It was a great pleasure for me to guide you.
Amy JareckiUnited States
Eren met us at the ship with a van and took us to the House of the Virgin Mary and then to Ephesus. It was a fascinating experience, and so much more enjoyable with a knowledgeable tour guide! Eren explained everything along the way, and I highly recommend him. Private tours are so much better. They are worth every cent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Amy for your comments. It was a great pleasure to meet both you and your husband. I hope we will meet again in the near future
Stephen KellyUnited States
Eren's knowledge of Ephesus was excellent. The tour of the rug factory was marred by a heavy sales pitch at the end in a private room showing all the rugs available. He needs to explain the "whole" tour ahead of time so that we could decide if we wanted to experience that. We had a nice visit to a village.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry for the misunderstood. I explained the whole day tour program with the visits again in details: what to see and what to do etc. I added about the carpet experience and told you that they might want to sell you their products but it was not compulsory to buy anything. This is what really happened. When I mentioned you about the stop at carpet you had chance to refuse it. It was a place to learn much more about the oldest handicraft of Turks.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We were sorry to see this traveler's experience was not better managed. Travelers should be aware that such merchants employ aggressive sales techniques and that guides typically receive a commission on sales. We have asked Eren to fully disclose this information to his future travelers as well as carefully monitoring their comfort level throughout any shopping experience.
Eren is very knowledgeable, the driver is very helpful and the van is very roomy and comfortable. It was a very informative and pleasure tour. I have a suggestion: Be clearer on how much approximately for admissions to the ruins. When I read the instruction, I had a firm idea that all cash I had to bring was 100 lira for parking and lunch. I brought 200 lira, still not enough for 9 admissions!!! and parking as well! Luckily, we could use the only credit card that we brought along to pay for admissions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the feedback and your compliments, it was a pleasure to be your guide for your tour. ON the subject of the Admissions and what was indicated on the tour page, you are quite right it was not clear that the stated amount was a per person amount for the admissions fees. I have now corrected that on my tours so it is clearer. Thank you very much for the feedback, it is appreciated.