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Wonderful trip to Turkey with private tour

We are 6 mid-aged women from different countries around the globe. This is our first time to Turkey. With the war in Syria and refugee crisis, we don’t know what to expect. Ertunga Ecir and his wife Maria have done an excellent job to make our trip unforgettable.

We spent 9 days in Turkey, stayed at Istanbul, Cappadocia, Kusadasi.

Starting from airport pickup in Istanbul, Maria did a marvelous job managing our group who had 3 separate arrivals stretching from the afternoon to past midnight. The Istanbul tour guide Osman was very professional, and went out his way to show us more of Istanbul than was on the planned itinerary.

Ertunga was our tour guide for Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Aphrodisias. He is very knowledgeable (coming from a history major, no surprise here), considerate, and patient. We had a free day in Kusadasi and followed his suggestion rented the van to nearby national park for a swim and hike. That morning, Ertunga came to the hotel to take us to the local bakery to buy fresh sandwich for lunch. He also told the driver to stop by a family market on the way for us to pick up some fruit. We had such delicious lunch and had wonderful time that day.

I would highly recommend Ertunga and his team to anyone wants to tour Turkey. Our memories of Turkey start with Ertunga and Maria.

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Day trip to ephasis

Fantastic day good English guide explained all to us clearly food excellent couch clean driver was good fun had a great time
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Brilliant Tour

This company was recommended to me by a friend and I was not disappointed. My husband and myself and 2 friends were on a cruise which called in at kusadasi(Ephesus) and Istanbul .The tours on the ship are pretty expensive and not always exactly what you want to see. Both tours we booked through Ertunga were tailor made to our requests and we had an executive mini bus for the 4 of us. The guides were extremely knowledgable friendly and spoke excellent English. I would definitely book with them again if we visited Turkey again.

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Best Ephesus Tour

Referred my 4 best friends who went to Ephesus to Ertunga, he’s very knowledgeable, considerate, courteous and helpful. Met them after tour & all 4 were extremely satisfied with the safe and wonderful tour Ertunga himself guided. After that we took a flight to Cappodocia for an amazing hot air balloon ride all with the assistance of Ertunga. Will always refer Ertunga to anyone who needs a tour guide.
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Fascinating Ephesus tour with Ertunga!

Ertunga Ecir gave us a tour of Ephesus ruins, museum and surrounding area that we will never forget! He is incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Turkey and answered all our questions in as much detail as we wanted. Ertunga picked us up directly from our cruise ship in a new, air-conditioned van. He had a separate driver, which enabled us to be dropped close to all attractions. Ertunga tailored our visit to see the sites we requested and made some suggestions as well. The ruins were truly incredible and Ertunga brought them to life with his descriptions. The museum was a cool and quick visit that was worthwhile. We asked Ertunga for a restaurant suggestion for lunch and he brought us to a terrific kebab place that took great care of us and the food was fantastic! Truly a wonderful tour!

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Excellent personalized tour of Turkey

Can’t speak highly enough of Ertunga and Maria and their tour guides. We had a 9 night tour of Turkey from Kusadsi to Cappodocia ending in Istanbul. From the moment we arrived Ertunga looked after us extremely well. His tours of Ephesus, Aphrodisias, Pergamon and Pamukklle, were fantastic. He has huge knowledge of ancient and modern history. Lunch was included and we had excellent local food everywhere.
Then we moved to Cappodocia, where we had Sibel as our guide, again excellent tours of the area. My husband was unwell mid way thru one day and she and the driver looked after both us brilliantly, even taking us to her house for a cup of tea, to rest for a little while. Ended in Istanbul with Osman, fantastic. The tour was planned by Maria so we saw the best in each area. And on the way to the airport to come home, Ertunga called to make sure all was well.
Ertunga helped with hotel rooms, money changing, and helped get a great price at the carpet factory. And we travelled in a luxury air conditioned vehicle.

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Amazing! Must do!

Loved it! We had Layla as a tour guide and she was wonderful! The transport was super comfortable and safe. We are a young couple and had a private tour on our own and she customized the whole tour for us… She even took us to her favorite restaurant and baklava place and both were amazing. Apart from that she knew a lotttt about the history and area!
Everything was great! Very educational yet super fun! Highly recommend!

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A fantastic tour that cannot be more highly recommended!

We were on a cruise in the Mediterranean recently and one of the ports of call was Kusadasi. There is so much to see in the area that we didn’t want to be limited by the excursions offered by the cruise liner (inflexible and charged at exorbitant prices). Based on reviews on TripAdvisor, we contacted Turkey Private Tours. The response to my initial query via email was professional and helpful, and the price of the tour was so reasonable. Mahmut, our guide, met our party of seven at the pier and proceeded to take us on the most wonderful tour. We travelled in a spacious, airconditioned bus with a driver and were able to beat the large tour buses to all the sights so that they weren’t too crowded. Mahmut’s knowledge of the area, the sites and their history is incredible.
Mahmut was completely flexible and let us set the pace and choose each destination, depending on our interests and energy levels. His company was so enjoyable that my young girls still speak of him!
We couldn’t have asked for a better tour and I can highly recommend this company to anyone planning a trip to any part of Turkey.Visited July 2015

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Best Private Tour in Turkey – Ertunga

Amazing private Tour of Turkey from Istanbul to Cappadocia …Lunch included!Ertunga and Maria (http://ertungaecir.com/) made our first family trip truly memorable. Maria provided prompt responses to all our queries; with over 100 emails exchanged before confirming anything! Thank-you for your patience! Ertunga is highly knowledgeable about the history and has some interesting anecdotes and myths about the regions as an added bonus to make you go hmmmm?!?!

From transfers and hotel check-ins to pick up and drop offs, Ertunga and his team took care of everything. He never gave us a chance to think about the small details as it was all taken care of ahead of time. The mini buses which were equipped with free wifi and transfer vans were all clean and very comfortable. The drivers were careful and professional.

The preset lunches were a blessing and the food and ambience at all of their selected restaurants was amazing.

We had an age range of 11 to 74 to cater for, and they were very accommodating when we had to make adjustments to our program. For our itinerary, we picked one of their preset programs and made changes to suit our needs from the number of days we stayed in one place, the sites we chose to tour, the accommodations we wanted, and we even added and subtracted cities! They gave us great, centrally located hotels to choose from, and also went the extra mile to get us accommodation at places that weren’t on their list, but we wanted.

I wish we had allocated some shopping time for the specialties of each of the regions….sigh!

Some of us enjoyed trekking while others needed door-to-door service…and all were treated with great care, kindness and patience.

Ertunga, thanks for being our personal tour guide from Kusadasi to Ankara and thanks to Osman for showing us Istanbul. We started off as clients and ended up as family friends. Thanks for making our stay in Turkey unforgettable.
Hope to be back soon!
Visited July 2015

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Best guide for Kusadasi and surroundings – no boubt !

Ertunga is a great guide, super friendly, very big knowledge of the area and very pleasant to be around. He arrived with a driver and a Mercedes van, good space for the 3 of us. He made the tour as we went along, so we did see exactly what we wanted, and as our son is only 4 years old, we did have to speed up some places. All made possible by Ertunga, though I am sure he could tell much more in each place, since his knowledge seems extreme. Be sure to book with Ertunga.
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