Reviewer: Karen Lewis
Excursion was excellent. Excellent gude. Great time. Only thing I would recommend is that people are told they do not need to go to rug demonstration at the end.
My wife and I were very surprised at this excellent tour. We were the only two and our guide was excellent. She was both knowledgeable and pleasant. We had ample time at both sites and were given any private time we wanted. We also were brought in to see how the silk is extracted from cocoons to make rugs. Highly recommend for all!
Reviewer: Louis Suarez
My wife and I had a tour with only the two of us and our guide was not only knowledgeable, but kept us interested in all the history. The Virgin Mary house was a spark of ""energy"" for us and Ephesus was amazing. Go on this tour!
Tour guide was amazing, had a great time.
Reviewer: Netha Bennett
Our guide was very knowledgeable and kind. There was no microphone/ headset and it was difficult to hear. Transportation was very good, very comfortable. We did were expected by our guide to visit a Turkish rug demonstration but we declined.
Reviewer: R Lee
Small informative tour. Excellent guide. Highly recommend
The guide was extremely knowledgable. Small group. Easy to understand and hear. Very informative. Included his local knowledge of impact on Mary's house and previous fire. Nice vendors and reasonable prices. Ancient Ephesus was awesome to see. Would like to go back! Friendly welcoming people. Don't let threat of terrorism deter you. None here. Way over blown by media!
It was a tour
Reviewer: Phil - conquering every country
Great use of time, enjoyed the extra free time once back towards port.
Reviewer: Montreal Traveler
The guide was knowledgeable about the history and culture of the site, a key point for a successful experience for this kind of tour. The organization was impeccable, I definitely recommend it
Enjoyed the day. Great tour guide.
Great experience, more than what was expected I will recommend this excursion very much
Guide was extremely knowledgeable and organized our tour to minimize wait times
This tour was better than the listing, both sites were highlights of our cruise ... memories will last a lifetime.
Reviewer: Lanky Lartoe
Our guide had just the right demeanor. He had a folksy style, nice sense of humor, and made the history lesson easy and fun. His wife who we met on the tour was also very nice looking! He was respectful of the quietness around the House of Mary. He was respectful of other tour groups. The map that we were shown in the van was very helpful to understand locations involved in the history that we were learning about.
The guide was very knowedgable and friendly. Plenty of time in ancient Ephasus.
Reviewer: Happy Camper
we have traveled on many cruise ships. This is the second time I had the opportunity to use Shore Excursions Group and find that they are far superior to anything the cruise ship has to offer. The guides are knowledgeable, friendly, speak English well, and make the entire day enjoyable...
The trip to the Virgin Mary's house was very moving spiritually. Ephesus was a once in a lifetime experience. The guide brought the city to life with his wealth of knowledge. The pick up and drop off at the cruise ship was perfect.