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Mr. Tom Hanks & Family during the


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  • Mr.Tom Hanks & family with Deniz during their tour in Ephesus
    Mr.Tom Hanks & family with Deniz during their tour in Ephesus
  • H.R.H Princess Caroline with Deniz after the Ephesus tour on the Pasha
    H.R.H Princess Caroline with Deniz after the Ephesus tour on the Pasha



Our private van tour started right on time with our guide, Bahar, waiting for us at the port of our ship. She took us to our van, which included a dedicated driver. The van was new, clean and comfortable – with air conditioning. We went to the House of the Virgin Mary first. The area was beautiful, and because we didn’t have to wait for a bus full of people, we got there before any of the other tour buses, and saw the monument before anyone else got there. They gave us an orange juice when we were done, and we browsed in some of the shops. Then it was on to Ephesus. This was a great site all around, but the terrace houses were really wonderful to see – they are doing a great job of restoring the site. After Ephesus we had a wonderful Turkish lunch at an outdoor restaurant, followed by a demonstration of how they make Turkish rugs. It was interesting to see how much work goes into each one, and to see how they spin silk into thread. Next we had a choice of visiting a pottery place or a leather manufacturer. We went to a private fashion show of Leather Coats. (They even pulled a couple of us up on stage – it was a good laugh) After the show you could look around the store (again, there was some pressure to buy – but not so much as to make you uncomfortable if you didn’t.) Bahar was extremely knowledgeable and a lot of fun. Our group felt that this was the best tour that we took. I highly recommend this company and our guide in particular. You could customize this tour according to what you are most interested in. As well, the entrance fees for each venue that we visited were included in the price of the tour.


We booked the full day Deluxe private tour and couldn't have been happier with it. We ended up getting paired with another couple on the day of the tour because they didn't have enough private drivers, but they gave us a discounted price and the didn't stop us from enjoying our day. Ahmet, our tour guide, was wonderful and incredibly knowledgeable about all of the sites and general Turkish history. Would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone with 1 day in Turkey! This was probably the best day of our entire cruise! 


Myself, my husband and four other friends and family members met our guide Chanan at the port when our cruise ship docked in Kusadasi for a private tour of Ephesus. Chanan was very knowledgable, spoke perfect English and was very warm and friendly. We went in a very nice van/bus to Ephesus where we spent most of the day touring the ancient sites. Ephesus is a fantastic place, which everyone traveling to Turkey on a ship should see. We did stop at a rug making place and saw a demonstration. This was not burdensome, and the part about how silk is processed and rugs made was interesting. Making the arrangements for the tour was very easy and the cost was less than a group tour would have been if arrangements with the cruise line. Highly recommend this tour.


The tour was great and our guide was super - thanks Deniz!

I would highly recommend you guys to my friends and IF I return I would be contacting you....

Leisa Perry

Hi Deniz,

We are back home now from our fabulous trip.  I must tell you that our guide Altay was absolutely magnificent!!!  What a GENTLEMAN!!! He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what he does.  He took on the difficult and almost impossible task of making sure that my husband, in a wheelchair, saw all of Ephesus.  At no time did he hesitate to take him anywhere and insisted that he see it all.  There is no money that can pay what he did on this day with my family!

Altay is a true gentleman, committed to his work, and deeply in love with what he does.  His archeological knowledge is unsurpassed.  He is so polite and well mannered that he made us feel like family all day long.  He literally lifted my husband’s wheelchair with my son several times so that he could see what was otherwise impossible for a person in a wheelchair. Altay taught us more than about the priceless ruins and wonders of Ephesus.  He taught us that there are still people out there in a very materialistic world that truly care for others and their well being.  He is in my prayers and I pray that God may grant him health so that he may continue to help others as he did with us.  Please know, that by far, he was the best guide we had in our trip.  We are forever indebted to him!


Maru Carreras

Subject: RE: Istanbul and Ephesus tours for October 2nd and October 3rd 2009 

Good morning,
We have just returned home and just wanted to let you know that our group really enjoyed our tours with Ali.  It was great to have him for both days!  He was very personable and very knowledgeable.  He actually worked on his birthday, the day of our tour in Istanbul, so our entire group sang "Happy Birthday" to him.  It's good to know he is so dedicated to his profession.
I will certainly recommend your company to anyone who will be visiting your beautiful country.  All of us are looking forward to returning at some time!

 Dear Deniz,

I am writing to thank Ali for a wonderful tour last June 23rd of Ephesus and Sirince. My daughter and I really enjoyed our day and loved the delicious vegetarian lunch just outside of Sirince. Ali is very knowledgeable and we hope to return to Turkey and visit more of the country.
Thanks so much,
Janet & Melanie


 Hello Mr.Deniz,
I wish to advise that we have arrived back in Australia after our European Adventure.
I would like to convey my satisfaction to you and your company for the organisation of our day tour of Ephesus. It was really fantastic and the guide was very professional.
I will recommend your service to others who may enquire about tours in your area.
Thanking you once again.
Best regards
Ian Thomas

Good day to you,

We are back from our trip and I wanted to contact you to let you know how much we enjoyed the tour provided by your company.  It was the best tour of our trip.  Our guide, Mine Gezen, was wonderful.  Mine was very friendly, knowledgeable and was the perfect match for our group.

Both your company and Mine are on record with our travel agent for future references. 

Again, thank you for a perfect day,



Greetings from Maryland. Our recent trip to Ephesus and Sirince was entirely enjoyable, due in a large part to your choice of guide, Sadar. We found his knowledge of the area, sense of humor and demeanor enhanced the experience. Your choice of driver was also very good, as he was very careful and polite. We also enjoyed the luncheon and visit to the carpet arts center. Thanks for making this regretfully short visit a thoroughly enjoyable one.

Should we return to the area, we would not hesitate to contact you again for guide services.


Timothy & Joy Miller

Hi Deniz,

Your guide and service was excellent.  I will recommend you to others on future tours.

Thank you,


APRÄ°L 2010


  We enjoyed our tour and guide very much --   

Thanks,  Cathy


 Hi,I just wanted to write to you to let you know that we really enjoyed the exceptional tour of Ephesus.  Our tour guide, Ahu, was absolutely wonderful. Most of us thought that this was the best tour, and the best tour guide, we have ever had.Thank you so much, and we will definitely recommend your site and Ahu to anyone who will be going to Turkey.  I know my travel companions have already put something up on Cruise Critic about our tour, so hopefully, you will see some benefits from that.

Lorraine Crosby


Mr. Kose
I cannot say enough wonderful things about our day in Turkey. Ahu (sp?) was fabulous and knowledgeable, and we loved our tour with her. When my daughter was "misplaced" she worried about her as though she were her own. The transportation was comfortable, the service prompt, the guides friendly and helpful. Please tell her also that we really loved the restaurant she showed us (we even tried Turkish coffee - ugh) and safely shopped shopped shopped our way back to the ship. What an excellent day! Please feel free to use us as recommendation for anyone looking for great hospitality and reasonably priced touring services in Kusadasi.
Molly Williams


  Ephesus Deluxe tours was Great! Our guide was very knowledgeable about the ruins of Ephesus. It was my favorite place on a 12 day cruise. The guide was on time, courteous and knew his history well. If you ever want to be truly amazed visit this Ancient City with Ephesus Deluxe Tours. Excellent!!!