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Private Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Tour of Ephesus provided by Bluege Travel

Private Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Tour of Ephesus

Private Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Tour of Ephesus
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  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
On the full day tour of Ephesus, we see one of the most amazing and outstanding cities of the Roman Empire. Once upon a time, it was an important commercial and cultural city and played and important role at the beginning of the Christianity. After meeting you at the port, we drive to the House of Virgin Mary where believed that Mother Mary spent her last years in this little stone home on Bulbul Mountain. After we are blessed, we go down to visit Ephesus and on the way see the odeon, temple of Hadrian, library of Celsus and the beautiful Greek-Roman monuments. Ephesus is also known as one of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. Later, we visit the Church of St.John, the Apostle, where he was buried at the Church. After talking about St.John, St.Paul and St.Mary we continue our tour and visit archaeological museum of Ephesus to see the famous Roman statues and artifacts. On the way, we see and take pictures of the Temple of Artemis. Depending on our time, we can also go to Sirince Village, this is a typical Greek-Ottoman location where can see the Nomadic art and handicrafts and taste local food and wine. We drive down to the road through scenic view of the mountains surrounded by olive, peach and fig trees. Finally, you will have time for shopping and enjoy the negotiable local products. Finally, we take you back to the port of Kusadasi and have time to stroll on the streets of the town.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10341P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Port pickup and drop-off • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points • Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only) • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Duration
6h
Departure details
Location Name: Kusadasi Port
Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
Inclusions
Professional guide • Port pickup and drop-off • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points • Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only) • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Departure details
Location Name: Kusadasi Port
Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
Duration
6h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
A minimum of 3 people per booking is required
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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p_janssen90
Eindhoven, The Netherlands37 contributions
Geweldig
Dec 2017 • Friends
We have used this year again Bluege tours company and are so glad we did.
Right from the very first E;mail to inquire about booking, everything was handled in such a promt and professional manner ( thank you MR Yusuf that it wasvery comfortable booking with them. We were met by our guide Sakir, and taken to our spotless newer Mecedez van with private driver. We had a amazing tour in Ephesus, our visit to the small town of Siringe was fun, and we also visit the house of vigin Mary.
We hope to visit Turkey again, we love that country and his people.
This company get 5 stars raiting from us, they promised 100% satisfaction and that
is what they dilivered. We would highly recommended to all our friends.
Janssen - Weijts
Written 3 March 2018
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Spinnaker57
Waterlooville, UK38 contributions
Ephesus and Bluege Provided Memorable Trip
Oct 2016 • Couples
I have waited many years to experience the ancient city of Ephesus and while I was holidaying at the Kusadasi Golf and Spa Resort, I decided it would be the ideal time. I did a little research on the trips available in town and the associated charges. I was assured by Bluege Travel that the real difference would be in the guide. Well, how right they were! We had a wonderful guide, Ozan Gunduzalp, and his knowledge, professionalism, command of language, friendliness, was first-rate. At no point during the trip did we ever feel rushed. He brought to life so many of the sites with his informative dialogue. As well as visiting the House of the Virgin Mary, and the Temple of Artemis, we also had a wonderful lunch at a nearby carpet-weaving cooperative, which provided a welcome break, and the food was delicious and plentiful. In the afternoon we went to the "pretty" village of Sirince for another inspiring tour coupled with history, Turkish coffee & wine-tasting. It was a wonderful day out and because the tour was almost tailor-made due to the small number on our air-conditioned mini-bus, we felt it was very good value for money.
Written 25 October 2016
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Celia918
London, UK34 contributions
Worst Customer Service
Oct 2016 • Couples
My first direct experience with trying to use this company to go on a tour. It is family owned and not part of the Kusadasi Golf and Spa resort hotel because it's an independent business on the hotel grounds, but they run the only transport service for tours, excursions etc, other than using a holiday rep or taxi service which can be very costly as the hotel is very secluded and you need transport to go anywhere. 

The staff were extremley rude, dissmisive, high-handed and not willing to take any resposibility when they made a mistake with our booking. On reflection you only ONLY have 2 choices of transport whilst here if you're not driving otherwise you are stuck in the hotel grounds on holiday.

So, here's what to do if the folk at Bluege get rude to us holidaymakers: 
Get up to 7 people to share a taxi going to the same place, get the taxi to pick you all up a few hours later at a meeting point, everyone does there own thing, then return together and split the cost 7 ways. We saved a hell of a lot of money doing this and it worked out a lot cheaper than the Bluege prices. 

After my first review was published, I was directly approached by a member of staff (as I am still on holiday here) and received an apology with an explanation for what happened.
Written 16 October 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Celia918, This is your second review posted which is the first one was removed due to my refusal to Tripadvisor. Unfortunately, your review has been so rude to us and to our staff with full of prejudice and far from the reality. This was your mistake that you did not have any reservation direct with us but through the reception although you are saying that hotel has got nothing to do with our company. If so, how we are supposed to have your reservation done without any knowledge as because the hotel reception did not tell us to know? Also, when you came to the office to get shuttle to downtown, the arranged car was totally full and had no seat. Our staff explained you the situation and asked you to take the next shuttle but you insisted to get on the same car and started to shout and insulted them before the other customers. No one has any right to insult someone in public. This was your mistake, your fault and your ego because you did not get what you wanted. Also, some other customers in the car at that time criticized you because of your bad attitudes towards us. If theres is a mistake done you should accept it otherwise no one can take any responsibility for this and it is clear that it was your mistake. Of course, everybody is free on their decisions either they take taxi or a shuttle for transfers but you can not persuade them what they need to do as because you wanted so. Anyway, thank you very much for sharing your ideas with us. And, we have been pleased to provide tours and transfer services for CLC members for the last three years and we have never ever received such a nonsense and subjectice review since then. You can see this on the posted excellent reviews. Regards, Yusuf Savat General Manager
Written 19 October 2016
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Bellad56
Grantown-on-Spey, UK6 contributions
Ephesus tour
Sep 2016 • Couples
My husband and myself took this tour with Bluege whilst holiday at the Kusadasi Golf & Spa resort. The tour was the highlight of our week. The tour guide Celine was so knowledgeable and enhanced the tour with her descriptions of the ruins. Well worth the money, we enjoyed a superb typical Turkish lunch, extras on the tour included a fashion show at one of the local leather boutiques and also a presentation at the Turkman carpet makers where we were hosted by the Owners and workers of the Company. Don't forget your wallet the carpets are magnificent. Can highly recommend Bluege for all your tours!
Written 9 September 2016
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rolaray
Essex, UK3 contributions
"Private tour of Ephesus and the Virgin Mary House"
May 2016 • Family
We went to Turkey Kusadasi for my husband 50th birthday celebration and stayed at the CLC resort in Kusadasi. We had 30 guests in our party and from the moment I spoke to Erdem of Bluege travel I knew we were in the right hands. He was extremely professional and effective and made sure our party was satisfied with the tour. He also provided transport from the airport and to the airport for my party and made our trip to Kusadasi very stress free. I recommend this service to anyone.
Written 13 July 2016
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Paul A
Myrtle Beach, SC1 contribution
Private Tour of the House of the Virgin Mary & Ephesus
May 2016 • Family
We selected Yusuf Savat and Bluege Travel for our tour because of the very many excellent reviews on tripadvisor. This was one of the best decisions we made, and we could not have been happier with his knowledge and expertise.

Yusuf's communication skills are terrific, and started with thoughtful and detailed email exchanges when arranging the booking, and continued with his tremendous knowledge of the history of the Ephesus area.

Our family of four were picked up on time from our cruise ship and taken directly to the House of the Virgin Mary, where we were able to tour the grounds and house in relative solitude. A large number of tour buses arrived just as we were leaving, so our timing was perfect. We then traveled to Ephesus and explored the excavation site with Yusuf, who is clearly a subject matter expert. Highly recommend touring the terrace houses which were one of the highlights of the trip (separate entrance fee). As we were only interested in a 1/2 day tour, we stopped briefly by the remains of the Temple of Artemis (one large column remaining) before returning to our ship.

Please consider this my highest recommendation - you will not regret selecting Yusuf Savat for your private tour.
Written 7 June 2016
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PaulCac
Tampa, FL1 contribution
More than just a tour of Ephesus
May 2016 • Friends
Our guide was Yusuf Savat and he was referred to us by previous customer of his. Yusuf did an excellent job touring our group of 14 through Ephesus and Kusadasi. Throughout the entire tour he gave us a very informative and interesting explanation of Turkey, as well as all the sites we visited during the day.

Yusuf was easy to get in touch with through email, texting, or telephone.

I highly recommend Yusuf and if I get back to the area, or any other area he can provide a tour, I would contact him again.
Written 27 May 2016
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Thank you very much Paul. You and your friends were great. Yusuf.
Written 31 May 2016
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Keith A
Haymarket, VA38 contributions
Excellent tour of Ephesus!
Oct 2015 • Couples
Our Seabourn cruise docked in Kusadasi for the day. We were traveling with 2 other couples. I was able to book a private tour for the 6 of us with Bluege that didn't cost much more than the cruise line's excursion would have cost for just 2 of us. We had a private, air conditioned minibus for the 6 of us with driver and English-speaking tour guide. We visited Mary's house and Ephesus. For Ephesus, the driver dropped us off at the upper entrance with the guide and then met us at the bottom entrance, so we only had to walk down hill for the tour. We learned a lot and really enjoyed our time with Yusuf Savat.
Written 31 December 2015
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Dear Keith, Thank you very much for your review and sharing your experiences for other fellow travellers who will visit Ephesus, Turkey in near future. Wish you a very happy New Year. All the best, Yusuf Savat
Written 1 January 2016
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Norman D
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
A memorable day in Ephesus
Dec 2015 • Couples
We stayed at a hotel in Kusadasi and wanted to visit Ephesus. We did google search and came across with Bluege Travel providing private Ephesus tours. Their return to our request was prompt and efficient. Yusuf, our guide, met us at the reception and a very nice van was waiting for us at the door. Tour of Ephesus with Yusuf was perfect. He was very informative and told us a lot of historical stories at every stop we made. He was fun and it was a very enjoyable tour with him.
We highly recommend Yusuf and his company to those who would like to see and enjoy Ephesus through vision of a local guide.
Written 28 December 2015
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Dear Norman, I am so gald to hear from you and hope your trip back home went smooth. Thank you very much for posting a review for us and thank you for sharing your kind thoughts about our company. Best regards, Yusuf Savat
Written 31 December 2015
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beth w
Eldorado, IL1 contribution
The best tour of Istanbul and Ephesus
Nov 2015 • Couples
I cannot say enough about Yusuf. We arrived in Istanbul a day early before boarding a cruise. Yusuf arranged an English speaking driver to meet us at the airport and take us to our hotel. The next day we were met at the hotel by El and a driver. El had arranged everything for a grand tour of Istanbul. It was a much more comprehensive tour than any of the ship's excursions included. When our ship arrived in Kusadasi(Ephesus), we were met at the port by Yusuf's big smile. Yusuf had gone the day before we arrived to pick up tickets to places we were visiting so we would not have to waste time. Yusuf is the best tour guide we have ever experienced! His knowledge is phenomenal and so pleasant to be around.
Written 8 December 2015
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Dear Beth, I thank you for eveything and it has been a great pleasure for me to meet you and your friends during your stay in Turkey. You are always welcome. All the best, Yusuf Savat
Written 9 December 2015
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