Philip and I want to thank you again for organising the day with Nadia (Naciye) when we visited Kusadasi earlier this month. The fact that you were able, at very short notice, to change our booking because of alterations to our cruise itinerary, and still find a guide and driver for us was much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed Nadia’s company, her knowledge and expertise about the ancient sites she showed us, the wonderful lunch at Bizim Ev and the side trip to Sirince. Kusadasi was one of the highlights of our overseas tour and so we thank you and your office once again for making it possible.
Philip and Rosemary (Graham)
Our group of 14 were met right on time by our guide Semih, at the Kusadasi Port. We were ushered to a very clean & modern bus with more than enough room for our needs. Our driver drove in a very safe & cautious manner, which was appreciated by the group.
The knowledge that Semih shared with us, covered a broad range of topics, including historic facts, & information about the culture & landscape of the areas we visited. The information was delivered clearly, & it was obvious Semih was passionate about his work. I must say that the ruins of the "Temple of Artimis" was a small let down. I expected more from what was written of it. Also, we were not taken very close to it, & could only see from a distance.
Having said that, the tour of the Ephesus ruins was fantastic. We really enjoyed the time there.
Some of our group wanted to visit the house of Mary, & our guide & driver were flexible enough to fit this in, as well as our other stops along the way.
By choosing to travel with this company you won't be disappointed. A good tour at a good price.
Dear Mehmet Dagdelen (Mr)
May I take this opportunity in thanking you and your company and in particular your Tour Guide for making our very first trip to Turkey and to Kusadasi a very pleasurable one. The tour to Ephesus was, for us, a once in a Lifetime trip which was very made very interesting by your Tour Guide.
Leslie Ross (Mr.)
We enjoyed our trip in Turkey so much. Anker Travel was reliable while planning and on the road, ready to promptly assist us on plan changes and options. Thanks Anker Travel, thanks Mehmet Dagdelen
We just returned from our cruise with our stop in Kusadasi Turkey.
Eight of us arrived home after spending a fabulous vacation on the Equinox for a Mediterranean Adventure. While we were hesitant to book private tours instead of using the ship’s excursions, we heard so much about Anker Travel by our friends. I must say that when each of us is asked for the highlight of the trip, we all shout Ephesus and SAM! He was as knowledgeable as possible about world history, current affairs and social mores. He was patient, caring and paid attention to our needs and desires. Perhaps the most important aspect was that he spoke English clearly.
Turkey was a beautiful country with many kind and wonderful people. Sam took us to a local restaurant and was in charge of the ordering for all 8 of us. We were delighted with the choices and service provided by the Turkish people. When it was time to leave we were all so sad that the day had to come to a close. We all hugged and promised to keep in touch.
I highly recommend taking this tour and seeing the Terrace Houses. The Village of Sirince was breathtaking with the Antique Church. The Temple of Artemis is deservedly called one of the seven wonders of the world. The Celcus Library and Theatre are outstanding in their magnitude. Imagine a forum with a capacity of 25,000!
I highly recommend Anker Travel and SAM to anyone stops in Kusadasi (D Scottt)
My wife and I just returned from our Mediterranean Cruise where we spent a day with Nadia, our top notch friendly tour guide from Kusadasi Private Tours. Nadia really made our day fun and enjoyable. She was so knowledgeable about all that we saw and was so pleasant to spend the day with. I highly recommend this tour and highly recommend fellow cruise'ers not hesitate to book independent tours like this.
The day was flawless. This was definitely our favorite tour of all that we took on our entire vacation!
Thanks for the memories!
I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our private Ephesus Tour with Anker Travel. This was a private custom tour for just the four of us that actually cost less that a similar group tour offered by Celebrity Cruises. We were met by our guide on the dock as soon as we disembarked from the Celebrity Equinox. The vehicle was immaculate and spacious and we had a very good driver in addition to our guide. Our guide spoke very good English and was very interesting and informative about Ephesus, the Terrace Houses, Temple of Artemis, and the Basilica of St. John. We found the Terrace Houses especially interesting and are glad that we included them in our custom tour. We had a tasty buffet lunch at a very nice restaurant that also had very clean restrooms.
The other part of our tour that was surprisingly educational and interesting was a visit to a Turkish Carpet cooperative school and showroom. We enjoyed our Turkish coffee while we were shown a variety of carpets after watching a weaving demonstration. There was absolutely no pressure to buy. We had contacted four other tour companies on the web and found the best combination of service and price from Anker Travel.
We absolutely loved our tour of Ephesus with "Ceyda" on October 25th! She was delightful, and we truly enjoyed the day with her. She was very knowledgeable about Turkey & Ephesus, and it made the Ephesus tour so interesting to have her guide us through it and explain things. She was a lot of fun, and we would highly recommend her to anyone considering one of your tours. The Ephesus tour was our favorite stop on the entire cruise. As soon as I get a chance, I will write a review on tripadvisor and recommend your company. Thank you for your excellent service.
Thank you for arranging our Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis tour. All of us thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide, Bulent, and driver, Mustafa, were excellent. Bulent gave a wonderful tour. We learned a lot about Ephesus, and Turkey as well. Hopefully, we would be able to visit your country again someday. (D. Anderson)
We all were extremely pleased with the tour! We were met promptly by you and our guide Gokhan and the van you provided was very comfortable for our group of 12. My husband enjoyed seeing the sign with my name so much that we asked to keep it and had it autographed by Gokhan. Our driver was courteous and careful which we all appreciated. Everyone also enjoyed the delicious lunch. One couple told me that of all the tours he had taken on the trip (all others were Princess tours) that the Ephesus tour was by far the best. Having visited Kusadasi and Ephesus before, the highlight for me was the Terrace houses and I am very glad that I included them in the tour plan. In short, we could not have been happier and would not hesitate to recommend Anker Travel to anyone wishing to arrange a tour. I have attached a picture of the group in front of the library – taken by Gokhan.
This note is to express our satisfaction for the recent visit we performed to Kusadasi, from where we visited Ephesus & the House of Virgin Mary. The tour was fantastic, the guide in particular was very good, very well informed and courteous. Unfortunately I forgot his name. The driver (a lady) also deserves particular gratitude. We truly enjoyed the visit to this part of Turkey.
Once again thanks and best regards,
I wanted to write a note to thank you for the great experience we had with your tour guide Ceyda. She provided us with a perfectly customized and very insightful tour of Ephesus , a delicious stop off for lunch and a wonderful end of day trip to Sirence. I have forwarded your information to my Brother in Law who is planning a similar trip in early September. I also had a nice chat with the owner of the Villa Konak, thanking him for recommending you to me and letting him know what a wonderful experience we had.
Just to say we had a wonderful tour of Ephesus with Hediye, who was delightful and very knowledgable. It is a stunning place and Hediye allowed us to stay as long as we wanted in the places we most wanted to see.
We shall never foret our time there,
Thanks again, (D. Mason)
On behalf of all the party, I would like to thank you for organising a wonderful trip to Ephesus. We all had an amazing day and our guide Heidi was so knowledgeable that the whole experience was the highlight of our holiday.
Kind regards. (V McKee)
This is just a quick note to say thank you for your help in assisting us with our tours whilst in Turkey. We had a great time and the tours were very interesting and informative. Especially the tour to Ephesus with personal tour guide and driver. They were both outstanding and contributed to our day greatly. Please would you again extend our thanks to them and I hope now that our driver for the day is feeling better. She was sick on the day but was very brave in waiting for us whilst we explored. And again our thanks to yourself without your help our trip to Turkey would not have been so good. We wish you and Anker Travel well for the future.
Kind Regards (Vanessa & Dean)
Hello, We had a wonderful trip! Thank you again for all of your help. All of the hotels and arrangements were excellent. We enjoyed meeting you very much. We had a wonderful tour of Ephesus, and we really liked both Kusadasi and Istanbul. It was fun to be in Istanbul for the national holiday on May 20, and to see all of the activity at Taksim Square during the night. We loved Turkey and hope we can return some day. (Kari is still in Istanbul studying, of course). We liked Greece very much also, but Turkey was our favorite of the two countries. [...]. THANKS again for everything! (Cathy)
Just wanted to thank you for all of your help in making our time in Turkey so wonderful! It was an incredible holiday, and would not have been successful without your professional help. Everything went very smoothly, from the hotel reservations, to the ferry crossing, to your directions about taking a bus to Kusadasi, to a wonderful day tour of Ephesus. You were right- our tour guide was the best! We sincerely appreciate all of your help and will tell everyone we know about Turkey and Anker Travel! Your country and your people were very warm and hospitable; I continue to comment to my wife how I wish I was back in Turkey. (J Paasonen)
I want to thank you from the bottom of our full and delighted hearts for recommending Anker Travel to handle our tours of Jewish and general interest at the ports of call on our Mediterranean cruise. We ended up with an outstanding tour of Ephesus and tours of Izmir plus Sardis and Volos-Meteora which had outstanding Jewish heritage parts as well as general parts, all arranged by Anker Travel (We also did a fantastic Athens tour through a guide recommended by the Jewish Museum there.) My wife and I started out looking to go with another few couples, but we ended up with a full bus and overflow on all our tours! Our old and many new friends are now clamoring for us to "take" them elsewhere. Thanks again, and please recommend Anker to everyone who asks. We will, of course, do the same. All the best, (Paul R)