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Really superb experience in Ephesus

This visit to Ephesus could not possibly have been any better. First of all, we felt absolutely safe the entire time we were in Turkey (Istanbul and Ephesus). Transportation to Izmir was seamless. Ertunga met us at the airport with a comfortable, clean , spacious car with an expert driver. The visit to Ephesus was paced perfectly. Ertunga is a congenial guide with an enormous fund of knowledge. We were totally satisfied with the experience in every way and can recommend it without reservation.

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The Seven Churches Tour

As a young Catholic priest I was a little apprehensive to travel in a Muslim country with as much tensions as there has been in the recent past, but I was really looking forward to seeing the seven Churches which St John wrote to in the book of Revelations, as well as Mary’s house in Ephesus. I took this trip both as a tourist but above all as a pilgrim. I could not have been more impressed with your guide Ertunga’s knowledge and professionalism throughout the entire trip. He went out of his way to ensure that all of our needs were met and that we were able to spend as much time at each site as we needed. Despite the apprehension that I had initially felt about the trip, all of my worries were very quickly laid to rest as I found the people of Turkey to be extremely hospitable, friendly and eager to help with anything we needed.
I would have zero hesitations to go back or to recommend Ertunga as a tour guide. It as an incredible historical and spiritual experience.


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Private tour

We are family of 10 members with kids and we had Mr Ertunga as our tour guide and i cant describe how understanding he was and accepting every change in the plan in a minute before our trip and even things off the track. HONESTLY cant recommend him enough!!! Best tour guide ever and my trip was great as i asked for exactly even better than I expected.
So thank you a lot for all of the things and the great adventures Mr Ertunga see you soon again in a different trip.

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Visit Ephesus before the tourist return and crowds ensue

Tourism is down in Turkey in general, and especially so in Ephesus. This is because people are unnecessarily afraid to come here, and this has caused all the cruise ship companies to cancel their cruises to Turkey for the year of 2017.

This makes it a completely great experience right now and an opportunity to see these amazing ruins without elbowing aside other tourists. Take a leisurely tour through Ephesus, with a great personal guide for a reasonable price, and you will have had an experience you will cherish forever. Don’t be afraid, the Turkish people will make sure your stay is great.

We hired our guide Ertunga Ecir, to guide and teach us about all we were seeing at Ephesus. I had done some homework by reading the guide books, but he was so knowledgeable and kind enough to explain everything so well. It really tied together what I was seeing and what I had read about before touring Ephesus.

He communicated so well before we arrived and was promptly at the gate despite us being 10 minutes earlier than the agreed upon time. He first made sure our arrangements for our cab to return to pick us up was understood by the cab driver and got the driver’s number to let him know when we were about done so we wouldn’t wait. This service alone was so appreciated and was a precursor to the attention we received on the whole tour.

You have to understand that guides in Turkey are the best in the world because they are professionals who must have a degree from the university and proven language skills. They must pass a battery of rigorous testing to qualify for a guides license. We met many Turkish people that were working toward this goal and all said it’s difficult to become a guide due to these standards. That means that when you hire someone like Ertunga Ecir, you are getting the very best. This was even more true when we hired a guide in Istanbul for two days.

Hire a guide in Turkey, it’s the best money you will spend on your vacation! I promise!


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Istanbul and Ephesus

As a solo female traveler, I will admit I was a little nervous visiting Istanbul to attend a wedding. Ertunga quickly put my mind at ease. The people of Turkey were very kind and I felt very safe.
Eutunga was a wealth of information with regards to both history and culture. I greatly enjoyed my time with him and can’t recommend him more! I look forward to returning for touring more of the country with his guidance.


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Excellent Week in Turkey!

Our family of 4 booked a private tour through Ertunga for our week-long vacation to Turkey and we definitely did not leave disappointed! The tour was perfectly tailored to our interests and catered well to our schedule.

Ertunga was a wonderful guide; incredibly knowledgeable and easy to understand. Our personal tours with him around Istanbul, Ephesus and Hierapolis were chock full of interesting facts and historical anecdotes. Although he could not guide us personally around Cappadocia, he arranged for an equally great guide named Mehmet to show us around the area.

We were initially skeptical of traveling to 3 cities over the span of our short visit but the trip was well planned and we never once felt rushed or overwhelmed. A perfect balance of sightseeing and time to relax; just the way a vacation should be.

All the accommodation that was arranged met our standards and the tour as a whole was, without a hint of a doubt, great value for money. Our friends and family expressed concern for our safety upon hearing we would be visiting Turkey. However, now that we’ve been there ourselves, we’ve learned the true beauty of Turkish culture and its people. We would definitely encourage anyone to visit this gem (often misunderstood by the media) and, of course, recommend for them to book with Ertunga!

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Unbelievable Ephesus Day trip

Booked Ephesus day trip via Cruise Critic. We were met at the dock driven around and shown the very best of Ephesus. The itinerary has loosely planned we all had a say in what we wanted to see. The commentary was excellent the guide had real enthusiasm & knowledge. Everything about the trip was excellent including lunch. Would highly recommend this company to anyone

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Amazing Day Excursion ……. Highly Recommend

What an excursion in Turkey with the great knowledge from Ertunga. We were met promptly at the time advised by Ertunga and from the time we got in his very comfortable mini bus the history of the area started. Driving to the Virgin Mary house we were made aware of everything we were seeing on the scenic drive. We then went to Ephesus and was unbelievable….I can say this excursion was the highlight of our trip. Ertunga then took us to a restaurant for lunch where we got to enjoy some home cooking and tried many of the country flavors…top notch. We then visited the Ephesus museum and went to a leather store. The leather stop I could have done without, we made it back to the ship just as expected on time My husband and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the services provided by Ertunga’s company and highly recommend. Completely 10 stars…..thank you for such a great day. Lu & Rick, Canada

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Great tour of Kusadasi, Didim, Miletus and Priene with Ertunga

We chose Ertunga based on the reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. Ertunga met us right outside the cruise port at appointed time. I immediately liked him as he was polite and courteous. He spoke excellent English and we had no problem communicating with him, We had hired him for a whole day private tour of Ephesus and surrounding areas.

He is very knowledgeable as a guide and he explained the history of all the archeological sites in detail. He answered all our questions and also provided a lot of background on Turkish history and culture.

He used a large van for the tour and it was very specious and comfortable for the 4 of us. By the end of the day, we became friends.

Highly recommend going with Ertunga if you are in Kusadasi. You won’t regret it.


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An Amazing Day in and around Kusadasi thanks to Evren!

Evren met the 4 of us (adults) at the cruise ship right on time. We hopped into his very comfortable, air conditioned van and drove straight to Ephesus in order to beat some of the crowds! Throughout the drive, Evren filled us with pertinent information and let us know what we would be experiencing once we got there. The background information was great! Our time spent at Ephesus was wonderful and especially great because we did manage to miss a lot of the crowds! After Ephesus and a quick stop at a Turkish rug center, we headed to a small village in the hills for an incredibly authentic Turkish lunch and stroll around the village. We LOVED it! When we arrived at the House of the Virgin Mary, we all sat in the shade drinking Turkish coffee and tea while Evren told us about the shrine and house we would be visiting. He was charming, easygoing, intelligent and definitely flexible!
I had worked with Ertunga and his wife Maria on this tour and cannot compliment them enough on their quick responses and answers to our logistical questions (such as …do we need to convert and bring Turkish lira for our day in Turkey or was there another way to get by?) I would highly recommend Ertunga’s tours to anyone visiting Turkey or in particular, Ephesus!

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