Traveler Review for Private Tour in Kusadası, Turkey by Tour Guide Denizhan P.

Tour: Half Day Tour - Ephesus & Terra,...

Monique Westra


Tour: Half Day Tour - Ephesus & Terra,..., Kusadası, Turkey
Date: May 27, 2012

Overall disappointing. The guide was clearly knowledgeable but seemed distant. He went through his commentary at top speed. Nothing was explained in any detail. We were exceedingly annoyed that we found ourselves subjected to a carpet sales pitch. I had cancelled the tour by the cruise precisely because I wanted to avoid this type of thing. It was very awkward and unpleasant. Even with this unexpected and unwelcome interlude, the tour was almost 2 hours briefer than scheduled. Poorest tour of our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm surprised to hear this as the Westra's indicated at several points that they were pleased with the tour. After Ephesus we had some extra time and I asked if they want to see how the silk is extracted from the cocoons at a weaving institution. They said they want to. While deparing there I asked once again if they have enjoyed it. They said it was very interesting. I try to adapt each tour to traveler's interest.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've spoken to Denizhan and the Westras about this review as it is uncharacteristic for him. The customer now agrees that it was not shorter than advertised. According to Denizhan the Westras asked to go to the carpet shop. As well, there was some time spend seeking a pharmacy for the travelers.