Very informative and enjoyable tour. Many thanks.
Very informative and enjoyable tour. Many thanks.
Just wanted to let you know that we had a great tour with Samyeli Travel and particularly want to commend our tour guide who was Genghis. He was excellent, knowledgeable, funny and made our tour even more enjoyable. We would definitely recommend Samyeli Travel for Anzac tours. Also we really enjoyed the lazy day at the Thermal hotel.
Just wanted to let you know that we did enjoy the tour and hope you will pass on to Genghis particularly how good we found him as a guide.
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The staff have been so helpful in helping me plan my trip to Turkey – especially Mehmet. Our guide (Levent) is extremely knowledgeable and was a great guide. Great Trip!
Would just like to say a big thank you to Samyeli Travel for the fantastic time we had in Turkey on the 6 Day tour with the tour guide Levent. We were all very impressed with all services throughout the tour and would like to especially thank our guide Levent for his fantastic knowledge and all his help.
Heath Phillips, Danniel Gifford, Tick Phillips, Renee Phillips
I enjoyed our trip very much, very helpful guide and comfortable bus and accommodation. I feel the Gallipoli experience was enhanced by Samyeli Tours and I will have no hesitation in recommending your group to anyone who is considering similar travels.
Thank you so much for an excellent, informative trip.
Tour guide was fantastic – not only did I have a great time but learnt a lot about Turkish history that I did not know. Bus driver was great.
A Tour I will never forget!! Thanks!!
Fun time, interesting and would definitely recommend friends / colleagues and family to do also. Staff / guide were all good and interacted with everyone fantastic.
The Gallipoli Tour was fantastic and Dennis our guide is one of the best guides I have experienced. The Guide’s knowledge and information was fantastic and he was able to answer any questions. I would thoroughly recommend this tour and our guide to anyone.
Thanks for a great trip!
We had a superior tour of Ephesus and surrounding areas. Our guide was a scholar and a friendly personality. He knew Turkish history and shared details of the ruins that were enlightening and insightful. We still talk about the experience as one of the best in our travel days.
We were picked up at the cruise ship dock in Kusadasi, Turkey by our guide, driver and a small van. We had six people on our tour. We had been to Ephesus on another trip so we asked for tours of Didyma and Miletus. Excellent information and tour.thanks samyeli Travel team
Kansas City USA
Me, my wife, her sister & hubby were on an Oceania cruise with a stop in Ephesus (Kusadasi)and I had pre-arranged a tour of the Virgin Mary’s house and the ancient city of Ephesus with SAMYELI TOURS. It was quite easy to book this tour, with many options to choose from and the cost was more reasonable than that offered by the cruise people. As well, the tour was much more personal and in depth with only the five of us, as opposed to a bus load of 40 some people.The most impressive aspect of the tour – other than the serenity and peace we felt visiting the Virgin Mary’s house – was the ancient ruins of the historical city of Ephesus. I don’t believe I will ever be able to walk, experience, and take in such a feeling of history ever again. When we made the turn to face the main road to the old Library, I could actually envision Anthony & Cleopatra riding their chariot down the marble roads
The entire tour was almost overpowering and awesome at the same time.…
We had a fantastic time with our Samyeli day tour of the Bosphorus and I do recommend them! They are very professional, took awesome care of us and we had a marvelous day! Everuthing was just perfect
Our tour guide Suejon was a delightful young lady who took us around Istanbul and gave us a very informative lecture of the sights. She was extremly knowledgeable and had a wonderful personality.
We would highly recommend Samyeli tours.
Fun and informative alternative to large group tour
We used Samyeli for the private Ephesus tour (EPHESUS + TEMPLE Of ARTEMIS + VIRGIN MARY HOUSE + ST JOHN). We were traveling with Gate 1, but decided to break from the herd and have a more personalized experience. We had a group of three (2 adults, 1 10 year old). Our guide was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about history. He went above and beyond to make sure my daughter had a great experience by pointing out things that would be of interest to a 10 year old. Booking was a simple online process. Our guide picked us up at our hotel on time. The tour as thoughtfully planned in terms of getting us to Ephesus early to beat the crowds. We were 100% satisfied with the tour, the price, and our guide. I would recommend Samyeli to anyone who desires an informative and personalized alternative to the large group tours.
Visited April 2015Blumagoo
We took this tour back in April 2015. We were on a cruise and I wanted more of a personal tour rather then the cruise’s sticker people tour. We had a group of 10 and it ended up being cheaper then with the cruise line. What a great choice! We were picked up and dropped off on time without any issues. Our guide was very knowledgeable friendly and personable. What a fantastic day. We would highly recommend Samyeli tours for any excursion in Turkey. I will be using them again when we go back
We had no issue booking with Samyeli Travel. We were taking a cruise and booked our sightseeing tour to Ephesus privately to save money. we were four adults and had our own guide (Nadia) who was absolutely excellent. Fluent in English, French and Spanish on top of speaking the local language. She met us on time at the docks, we were provided with a modern, high-end van just for our group. Nadia knew how to avoid the crowds, the nice photo spots, and how to make our visit a very pleasant one. We then had the choice to choose one of the factories to visit. If your guide is available, he/she might be amicable to take you out for lunch to discover the local delicacies (we of course covered the expenses). The four of us had a great time and we highly recommend the agency for your tour.MPR1967
We were on a day trip as part of a cruise, and as there were 4 of us, it worked out much better than taking the cruise line tours. For the same cost as their tours, we had personal service and were picked up and dropped off exactly when we wanted. The guide was very professional and we had a much better experience than previous times that we had taken the cruise line tours.
We had an excellent guide full of information and facts. He took his time to teach us about the site and the area. We were able to deviate from the plan and saw more sites .I would use them again.
We did the Eastern Mediterranean Cruise with Royal Caribbean in early August and opted for a private tour of Ephesus instead of one provided by the Cruise company. I must say, it was a very good move. Mehmet and his wife are a very friendly couple and were as friends to us. We did the Ephesus tour at our own pace (while we could see other people who were part of a tour running around following the tour guide). Mehmet had a comfortable and safe car to take us to a few sites. We were picked up early at the Port of Kusadasi and dropped off after our visits, leaving us enough time to do some shopping at the port. Will definitely recommend Samyeli Travel for anyone wanting to see the sights in Kusadasi and Ephesus.
We had a marvelous day with Samyeli Travel Tours in Turkey during our one day stop in Kusadasi. I organized a van for 10, and it was so great not to be on a big bus. Our guide was terrific, smart and interesting. So very much better than the Cruise company big tour. Totally loved it. Spectacular lunch, a total bargain in a small town in the foothills. Perfect.
We were on the Norwegian Jade and booked a day trip with Samyeli Travel Day Tours. Our guide met us holding a sign with our name. It was great. We beat the big bus groups to the sites we visited and for the 3 of us, we actually paid less than the cruise ship tour. Personalized service at a lower price. We had a personal driver who was also our English speaking tour guide. He was great. I’d gladly book again with Samyeli.
We did a cruise with a day in Kusadasi. As there were 14 of us in our group we decided to do a private tour of Ephesus and it was definitely a good decision. Our minibus was clean, air conned and had seat belts for everyone. Our guide was brilliant and gave an interesting talk on Turkey as we drove to the attraction. Once there we were able to tour at our own pace and ask our very knowledgeable guide any questions which was great as we had children in our group and she could explain things to them as well. It really was a great day, not only because Ephesus is an amazing place, but we also picked an excellent tour company!
London, United Kingdom
Our family of 5 did a 3 week cruise with a day in Kusadasi. We are not new to cruising and decided that we didn’t want a “cattle car” experience with our shore excursions. Booking with Samyeli was easy. They were fantastic with communications and prompt to get back to me when I had a question.
Our tour guide and driver were waiting for us with sign with our name on it. We had a private tour of several sights. The tour guide (I should have written down her name!) was incredibly knowledgeable and personable. We were all comfortable asking her questions (even the teenagers!).
I highly recommend this company. When I return to the area, I will use them again.
We toured with a group of 8 with Samyeli Tours for a full day tour of Ephesus and the apartments, all the surrounding sights including John’s Tomb and Mary’s House. We absolutely enjoyed our day with Sammy; he was very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. He was interesting even while driving giving us a great history lesson on Turkey. If we ever go back, we will be sure to call for a tour with Samyeli again, they were that good! Yes, we highly recommend this excellent tour company for learning about this amazing land in and around Ephesus.
Tour to Battle Fields & Dawn Service excellent. Denis our guide was tremendous his willingness to help us was great. Samyeli Travel Staff were very helpful.