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Help me pick an Ephesus tour from Izmir!

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Help me pick an Ephesus tour from Izmir!

Any help is appreciated! I'm looking to find a tour company to see Ephesus that will provide pick up and drop off from hotel in Izmir to Ephesus. I will be staying at the Hilton Izmir Airport hotel which is not in the heart of Izmir.

I've found a bunch of different companies but can't really find their actual website.

This company has great reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review…

but where is the actual company website?

Also, do people take a private tour or group tour? Seems like there's a lot of private tours out there.

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1. Re: Help me pick an Ephesus tour from Izmir!

The company with this site http://ephesus-tours.pro/ appears to have the same street address as the one you mentioned in your review.

Sorry, no idea whether private or group tours are more popular.

Edited: 08 June 2018, 14:08
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2. Re: Help me pick an Ephesus tour from Izmir!

... and there is no Hilton Hotel at Izmir airport. Just get off your plane and transfer direct to Selcuk (where Ephesus is). 35 minutes down the motorway.

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3. Re: Help me pick an Ephesus tour from Izmir!

Yes, there is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Izmir Airport. Also, I won't be flying in but rather coming by train from Denizli.

I can't seem to find a tour that is a group tour. I've emailed Best of Ephesus tours and Ephesus Breeze and they all offer private tours that are kind of expensive...$125 USD per person.

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4. Re: Help me pick an Ephesus tour from Izmir!

It is unfortunate that you have booked at the Doubletree when you are passing through Selçuk on the train. The next day use the same train in reverse and get off at Selçuk. Take the Dolmuş to Ephesus. You really do not need a guide for this site. Although I have eavesdropped on the stories some guides tell and they are quite inventive (but not true!)

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5. Re: Help me pick an Ephesus tour from Izmir!

Nicer to have even a few hours to wander round Selcuk.

A good guide book and you’d be fine without a guide.

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6. Re: Help me pick an Ephesus tour from Izmir!

Absolutely. Selçuk is worth a few days in its own right, you would even get a chance to visit the Archaeological Museum which is a perfect adjunct to the Ephesus site.

Edited: 09 June 2018, 05:42
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7. Re: Help me pick an Ephesus tour from Izmir!

I haven't confirmed my booking at the DoubleTree yet though. I am probably going to book Hilton Izmir instead. The reason why Im booking with Hilton is because my friend can get me a cheaper rate roughly $50usd/night. I was going to spend 2 nights there(1 day trip for Ephesus and surrounding area and 1 day in Izmir city centre area).

The train passes by selcuk but I will have all my luggage with me.

What other options would I have?

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8. Re: Help me pick an Ephesus tour from Izmir!

Book in Selçuk. Cheaper and less time consuming than Izmir. At Selçuk Staiion there is usually a very nice man who will happily direct you to your hotel.

Edited: 09 June 2018, 06:05
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9. Re: Help me pick an Ephesus tour from Izmir!

So maybe my best plan would be to train from Denizli to Selcuk. Stay the night somewhere in Selcuk and do Ephesus.

Then take the train to Izmir the following day and stay at Hilton Izmir. Is going from Selcuk to Izmir by train around 6TL?

I'm using this as a guide:

https:/…Izmir_Ephesus_Pamukkale

I'm now leaning towards not hiring a tour guide due to cost and perhaps exploring Ephesus on my own with a guidebook.

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