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194-) Mehmet,
We had a wonderful tour with your organization. Your guide Genghis and driver were first class and showed us a wonderful day. This wasour third visit to Ephesus and we still found it new and exciting. Your guide found us a wonderful restaurant in the mountains for lunch. We had a wonderful day.

Thank you,
Richard & Carol Hess
Celebrity Cruise Line “Celebrity Constellation” November 08, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

We were most pleased with your services and will recommend your company to others.
Sincerely, Edward Burch
HAL Prinsendam November 02, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

192-) Mehmet,
We just wanted to thank you for a wonderful tour in Turkey.  Yuksel was our guide and he was very informative.  We loved the visit to Ephesus and all around the area.  He was very, very informative and knew lots of the history.  He was also so friendly and nice.  He took us to a great lunch and helped us pick out some very delicious Turkish food.  We will tell our friends about your company and will call again next time we visit.  We loved your country.....very beautiful and clean.  We were there on Sept. 23. 
Thank you again,
Gail and Roger Shoemaker
Celebrity Solstice September 23, 2011"Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

191-)Dear Mehmet,
We had a great time on our tour in Ephesus.  We loved all we got to see of Turkey!  Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and catered to our walking/exploration needs.  The van used for our group was very nice.  The communication with you has been great.  I only have good things to say about your services, and I would definitely do it again."
Thank you,
The Yoakum's
Celebrity Solstice - Sept. 23, 2011 Ephesus Tour

190-)Dear Mehmet;
I want to send a special thank you for your wonderful service on our tour of Istanbul. Our guide and driver Ersin Firat, made our time in Istanbul entertaining, informative and exciting. Ersin was wonderful with my elderly sister and brother-in-law making them very comfortable. I loved your very busy city and was enlightened by all the historical information Ersin provided.  I am so happy I chose your service and will be happy to give the information of Samyeli Travel and Ersin Firat to my travel agent and  i will make a note on trip adviser.
Susan Wrench
Princess Cruises Ruby Princess September 06, 2011 "Istanbul Tours"

189-)Dear Mehmet
Thank you for your excellent tour arranged just for my husband and me to visit Ephesus.
We had a really interesting day. 
You provided as promised and the guide Yuksel was very informative.
If we need any more trips day sightseeing trips in Turkey we will be in touch.
Any of my friends needing Guides in this area will be given your E mail address.
Thanks once again. 
Anne Blackburn
Queen Victoria September 06, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

188-)Dear Mr Dagdelen
I have been wanting to write to you to say how much we enjoyed our tour with your colleague Yuksel (I hope I have the spelling right?).
As well as being very knowledgeable, he was warm and friendly, and there is no doubt that his great attitude enhanced our day out in Ephesus.
Our driver, too, was excellent.  His driving skills we took for granted, but he also, like Yuksel, had a great demeanor, and his warmth contributed greatly towards the general and overall enjoyment of our excursion.
Please pass our greetings and thanks on to them again. 
I conclusion, I should also say that I will most certainly recommend Samyeli to any friends who may in the future want or need such a service in Turkey.

Thanks and regards,
Navigator Of The Seas August 25, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

187-) Dear Mr. Mehmet,
I refer to our visit in Epheus guided by Mr. Ibrahim. Congratulation. All was perfect. Mr. Ibrahim did a great job. Best regards and all the best.

Klaus and Diethild Müller from Brazil
Mariner Of The Seas July 24, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

186-) HI Mehmet
Excellently arranged tour with excellent tour guide, Dennis. We had no problems and guide was very knowledgeable. thanks you again

Naeem Moon, MD USA
Louis Majesty docks July 23, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

185-) Hi Mehmet,
We would like to make some comments. Ephesus was the highlight of our trip. All of us were amazed at Turkey and hope to return soon to see more of your country. Our tour guide, Nessi, was amazing. She arrived promptly and had us en route to our first stop in no time at all. She was so knowledgeable about the history and very informative about everywhere we toured as well as other areas of Turkey. We were especially impressed by Ephesus and the House of Mary. The ruins were really something to see. We also had a wonderful lunch with great hosts and great food that was recommended by our guide. We already look forward to returning and visiting again as there was so much to see, friendly people, and a wonderful guide. We have already recommended this area to many of our friends and have recommended your tour company as well. Thank you for a wonderful tour with a lifetime of wonderful memories for our entire family.

Brenda Harris
Celebrity Solstice July 20, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

184-) Dear Mehmet,
I have been intending to write to you to say how we enjoyed our day out of Kusadasi with your private tour escorted by Yuksel Celik. Yuksel was an excellent guide in all respects. We certainly would recommend him to your Company. He met us at the dock and returned us after the tour. We felt secure with him at all times as he guided us to Ephesus ruins and to Village of Sirince. We are pleased we added this village to our tour to see how the villagers live out of the main City. Yuksel kept up a full commentary during the day in very good spoken English.
We booked your tour off the Internet and we are pleased to say your services were excellent.
Thank you very much.
I would appreciate if you could pass this email onto Yuksel as he was an excellent ambassador for Turkey and your Company.

Yours sincerely,
Lindsay Lumsden
Mariner Of The Seas July 18, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

183-) Many thanks,
I have to say that the whole trip was excellent. The pickup was as expected, the guide was very informative, the transport was lovely and clean (and cool).
We could not have expected anymore and will recommend your company.

Thanks again and best regards,
Ian McWhirter
Celebrity Equinox July 04, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

182-) Dear Mehmet,
Thanks for our two tours of Istanbul and Ephesus this June/ July 2011.
At both sites, Istanbul and Kusadasi, your guides and buses were on time for our group of 26.
Both guides were excellent with our Ephesus guide more knowledgeable and interesting as he held a doctorate in Archeology and had studied at Univ of Texas in Austin, Texas.
We will hold the information they imparted for a very long time.
Your tours presented us with excellence and was very cost effective as well in comparison to on board cruise sales which were 10 times the price if calculated individually.
I would recommend your tour to any group wishing to tour your beautiful country of Turkey.

Best Wishes,
Celebrity Cruise Line Celebrity Equinox July 02-04, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

181-) Hi,
Thank you for arranging our tour of Didyma, Miletus, and Ephesus. We had a wonderful time and really liked our tour guide. We felt he shared lots of knowledge and was helpful in understanding your culture and the history of Turkey. He was particularly helpful in fitting the tour to our faith and our beliefs. We would recommend your service. Both the driver and the tour guide were very helpful.

Mariner Of The Seas June 22, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

180-) Dear Mehmet,
thank you for all of your help during our stay in Kusadasi. We had a wonderful time with your company and were very pleased with your pleased that i have just forwarded your contact information to a friend who is taking the same cruise in a few weeks for her to contact you to book a private tour through you. Thanks again.

Celebrity Equinox June 21, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

179-) Hi Yuksel:
I just wanted to thank you again for being such a wonderful tour guide for our family while we visited Turkey. Attached are some photos we took during our visit with you. The kids and I felt that our time with you in Ephesus was the highlight of our vacation and we can't wait to return to see more of Turkey. Thank you so much for your patience with the children and for setting us up with such a wonderful lunch!
All our best to you!!

Peg Gerrity and Joe Haberer
Melanie, Trevor, and Samantha June 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

178-) Mehmet,
Thanks for the hospitality during our visit to Turkey. Samyeli Travel did a great job! We had 4 ports of call with the Navigator of Seas and this was the most enjoyable. The tour guide was standing waiting punctually as we walked off the ship. The van was very comfortable and the guide was very knowledgeable. Ephesus was great but we also liked our visit to Sirince Village and would have liked to have spent more time there.
We will look you up on our next visit to Turkey.

The Sexton's
Navigator Of The Seas June 16, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

The 6 of us were very pleased with our private tour of Ephesus. We had no trouble finding our tour guide when we disembarked from our ship in Kusadasi. And we were very pleased to arrive at Ephesus before all the tour buses.
The guide was knowledgable and easy to understand. There were 6 of us who had met through Cruise Critic. 5 of us wanted to tour the Terrace Houses, which was an additional charge. The guide made an arrangement for the 6th person to meet up with us again without any trouble or waiting. This would have been impossible with a shore excursion.
I recommend your company to other travelers. Excellent value.
Royal Caribbean Mariner Of The Seas June 08, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

176-) Dear Mehmet,
We want to say "Thank you" for the excellent trip we recently took. Everything went very well and we were pleased with the transportation and hotels. Bulent Soysal was an exceptional guide and made our trip very enjoyable. It could not have been better and was a trip of a lifetime.

We sincerely thank you,
Elbert & Marian Johnson
Jen, Nyla & Aaron Christensen "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours" May 2011

175-) Mehmet,
Overall we were very pleased with our private tour of Ephesus, booked with Samyeli Travel in May of 2011. The air-conditioned van was clean, comfortable and prompt for all pick-ups and meeting times. Our guide Bulent was very informative regarding Ephesus, Kusadasi and Turkey as well. His knowledge and comments made our tour a most memorable and enjoyable experience. The Turkish rug demonstration was a bit lengthy in our opinion, but I'm sure that those more interested in this would enjoy it more.

Thanks for a great tour.
Dennis & Patti (Celebrity Equinox May 31, 2011) "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

174-) Dear Mr. Dagdelen,
The private tour of Ephesus provided by Samyeli Travel on May 28 was a true highlight of our month-long tour of Europe. With the help of our guide, Yuksel Celik, we saw the house of the Virgin Mary, the terrace houses, the outdoor archeological museum, the national archeological museum, and we enjoyed a delicious Turkish lunch at a local restaurant. Throughout our tour Mr. Celik was professional, knowledgeable and courteous. Both my sister and I have some difficulty walking, so we appreciated the fact that he kept our pace fairly slow, but ensured that we saw everything we wanted to see. Our driver was also polite and helpful. He drove carefully, which made us feel safe and comfortable. In all, the private tour was excellent and well worth the price. We could not have had such an interesting and pleasant experience of Ephesus on a group tour. Thank you.

Sincerely, Laurie Greene
Royal Caribbean Splendour Of The Seas Saturday May 28, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

173-) Dear Mehmet,
Our tour of Ephesus with Yuksel was excellent! He knew so much about the site and its history and answered all of our many questions thoroughly. He never tried to rush us and let take as much time (or as little) whenever we needed it. He was a great tour guide and we really appreciated his knowledge, humor and patience with our group. He even arranged, at our request, for us to have lunch at a local authentic Turkish restaurant, which we all really enjoyed. I would heartily recommend your company to anyone looking to book a private tour of Ephesus!
It was less expensive that the tour the cruise ship was offering and the service was much more personal.

Michael Snyder (tour on May 26, 2011) "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

I have attached some pictures of our tour to Ephesus. You have our permission to use them as you wish. We had a wonderful day with our group of 17 persons. While I do not remember our personal guide's name, we will always remember his ability to get us through the crowds in an efficient manner. He adjusted our schedule so that we had maximum time in the various places. We especially enjoyed the Terrace Houses, and the interesting side stories he shared with us. He was flexible with our group that included persons in the 70's of age. We enjoyed a full day and did appreciate the short stop at the carpet facility. We enjoyed learning about the carpets and were not pressured to make purchases. Thanks again for a good day from Ismir to Ephesus.
Ernest Macon,
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Jade May 25, 2011 "Izmir Ephesus Tours"

171-) Hi,
Our private tour of Ephesus was excellent. We were picked up in a very comfortable Mercedes Mini bus. Taken directly to the house of Mary where we beat all the tour buses. As we were walking out the buses had arrived. Because of the private tour the sites were very private. When we arrived at Ephesus I had no idea what we were about to see. Our guide explained everything to us in excellent English so he was easy to understand. He took really good care of us. Made sure our questions were answered, suggested we stay hydrated, took photos, and informed us of the ancient town. His knowledge of the sites was very much appreciated. I would definitely book with this company again!
Deborah Wilhelm Maurer
Louise Cruise Line Aquamarine May 24, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

We had a wonderful time on our tour. Would highly recommend to anyone. It would have been almost impossible to capture the history of this part of Turkey without a guide

John Russell
Oceana Marine May 17, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

169-) Dear Samyelli Travel,
Just want to say that we really enjoyed our tour. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I am sorry I cannot remember her name, but she was great. Thank you.

Ardell Furuta
Oceana Cruise Line Insignia April 12, 2011 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

Our Ephesus Tour was the best stop of our cruise excursions. It was a rainy day but we had a great tour guide who was willing to get soaked going to all of the sites. We received so much information from a religious and historic background, so it was interesting. We really appreciated how personal our guide made the tour. I would recommend this tour to anyone stopping in the port of Izmir.

Lindsey Gould
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Jade January 28, 2011 "Izmir Ephesus Tours"

167-) To Mehmet
First of all, i would like to thank you for arrang a super tour for us..... Everything was perfect and i would like to mention our guide's name here i.e LEVANT...he was very good, knowledgeable, and he really made our EPHESUS tour very interesting.. Thanks lot LEVANT....u were really good....... Thanks once again to MeHMET AND especially LEVANT for making our EPHESUS tour a memorable one............

November 02, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

We were extremely pleased with our tour from your company in Ephesus. The booking process was excellent, with prompt replies to any inquiries.
We loved the area and our guide 'Nadia' was knowledgeable about the history of the area. We loved her personality and she certainly is an asset to your company.
Haven't downloaded any pictures as of yet, but will send you some if they turn out well. Will definitely recommend your tour company and have passed on your info and card that Nadia gave us to my sister-in-law who is also considering the cruise next year, but is also a cruise specialist for the main lines 'Celebrity, Princess etc. ' that ply your waters during the cruise season.

Thank you again for a wonderful experience.
Pat Butwick
Celebrity Equinox October 08, 2010. "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

We were extremely pleased with our guide in Turkey. WE highly recommend him. His name is Yalcin .I will be glad to be used as a referral for him if you wish.

Don Gorman
Oceania Nautica October 05, 2010. "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

164-) Mehmet:
I'm just writing to thank you and Sammy's for a wonderful tour of Ephesus on October 4th, 2010. Our guide Cicek (hope I spelled it correctly) which means "Flower" in Turkish, was one of the best guides we had on our 2 week cruise. She was incredibly patient and knowledgeable about Ephesus, Kusadasi, and the entire area. She was an amazing resource for all 14 of us and everyone was singing her praises at the end of the tour. Martha and I felt that Ephesus was one of the highlights of our cruise and that was in no small part to our tour and tourguide that we booked through your agency. Here are some photos from our tour and feel free to use them on your album page and our comments on your website. Give our best to Cicek as well.

Martha and Bruce Green
Princess Cruises Ruby Princess October 03-04, 2010. "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

163-) Hi Mehmet,
Thanks for a wonderful and memorable tour of Ephesus. The entire group really enjoyed your beautiful and historical surroundings of Kusadasi and Ephesus. Likewise, our tour guide Nadia is pretty impressive giving us an excellent understanding of the places we visited. I would certainly recommend your tour company to anyone visiting the area. Sending you some photos in a separate email

Royal Caribbean Vision Of The Seas October 03, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

162-) Dear Mehmet,
The tour was great and the tour guide knowledgeable and kind.
Thanks for everything.
Will have u mind for future trips to Turkey.

B. Regards
Jose A.
Azamara Journey October 01, 2010. "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

161-) Dear Mehmet:
My group and I would very much like to thank you and your tour guides, Nadia for our Kusadasi tour and Tennor for the Istanbul tour. They were very knowledgable, friendly people and took pride in there work. It made both tours that much more interesting for us and made us look at Turkey in a different light. Again thank you and your guides for the memories.

Joe Monteforte Whitby, Ontario Canada
Princess Cruises Ruby September 18-19, 2010 "Istanbul Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

160-) Hi!
I want to provide comments on our recent tour. I will email also some photos as soon as I upload them. Our experience was excellent, and I would recommend your company to anyone traveling to Turkey. Our guide was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable about history, geography, and religion. We brought our 17 month old son, and he loved our guide (and our guide was excellent with him - offering to help and hold him, etc.). He was very conscious of time and accommodating to all of the sites we wished to see. He took us to a great local restaurant, advised us on where to shop, took us to a local wine shop (when we informed him that we wanted to try some local wine). We really appreciated that he accompanied us to all of the sites and pointed out the highlights and took photos of us. All in all it was an amazing experience.
Thank you so much! Let me know if you have further questions.

Melissa Castelluccio
Celebrity Equinox September 13, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

159-) Dear Mehmet
I have just returned from my cruise on the Norwegian Gem and would like to tell you the highlight of the holiday was the day in Ephesus. I would like to thank you and Samyeli Travel for arranging this trip. The whole day was perfect the driver and guide (Ibrahim) were excellent and he gave us all the benefit of his vast knowledge on the area. Please pass on my thanks to them for making a perfect day.
I will certainly recommend Samyeli Travel to other people who visit Turkey.

Kind Regards
Colin Glover
Norwegian Cruise Line "Norwegian Gem" September 08, 2010 "Izmir Ephesus Tours"

158-) Dear Mehmet,
All 10 of us enjoyed your PO1 tour of Ephesus. Our guide, Ghengiz, was delightful! (toured on Sep 28th from Kusadasi port).
Thanks for the 5-star treatment at a reasonable price.

Binoy Rosario,
San Diego.
Princess Cruises "Star Princess" September 28, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

157-) Mehmet,
Thank you for organising the transport and dedicated Tour Guide for us to Ephesus. The whole experience was excellent and cannot be recommended highly enough I would be delighted to recommend your company to anyone and we were all particularly delighted with our Guide, who was knowledgeable, had a good command of the English language and made the whole visit a joy

Mark Willett
Norwegian Cruise Line "Norwegian Gem" August 25, 2010 "Izmir Ephesus Tours"

156-) Dear Mehmet,
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Ephesus. The bus was on time and so also the guide. Everything done by your company was highly professional, on time, and very enjoyable. I would highly recommend your agency to others. You can use my name as a reference.

Azamara Quest August 17, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

We were very pleased with our private tour to Ephesus. Our tour guide was friendly, very knowledgeable and spoke excellent english. The driver and van were also accomodating. Thanks for a great excursion!

Rick Wade
Brilliance Of The Seas August 14, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

154-) Gentlemen,
I and my party wish to thank you and your staff for an providing an exceptional tour of Ephesus and Slrince on Aug 11, 2010. We particularly wish to thank our guide, H. Ibrahim Kabakci for his educated observations and clear descriptions of the physical and historical characteristics of Ephesus. He is a true scholar and wit which we sincerely appreciated. He also provided extensive commentary on the character and qualities of the Turkish people. This, our first visit to Turkey, will not be our last. When we do come again I hope to engage your services once more.

Thank you again.
Sincerely yours,
William Madden
Norwegian Cruise Line "Norwegian Gem" August 11, 2010 "Izmir Ephesus Tours"

153-) Dear Mehmet,
We had a wonderful time taking Samyeli private tour. For less money than we would have paid through the cruise line, we got a private tour with flexible timing. We loved your tour bus, with A/C : ) It was a very hot day, over 100 degrees. Our tour guide was great, she was very considerate about our desires and helping us adapt the pace of the tour for our 7 year old son. We learned a lot from our tour guide at the different sites. She was really knowledgeable. The lunch at the Sirince Village was a great choice.

Angela & Bill
Windstar Cruise August 02, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

152-) Mr. Dagdelen:
I wanted to thank you for the wonderful tour you arranged with Yousel for my family and I while we were in Turkey on July 28th. We loved every aspect of our day in Izmir & Ephesus and we learned so very much about your country. Our tour of Ephesus and the home of the Blessed Mother was exceptional and very emotional We hope to visit Turkey again in the future and be able to spend more time there. We will definitely recommend you & your services to anyone we know traveling to Turkey and when we travel again, I will get in touch with you also. Again - thank you for everything and your professionalism I am attaching a photo of my children and Yousel, our tour guide, which shows what a great time we had.

With great appreciation
Theresa Curreri
Norwegian Gem July 28, 2010 "Izmir Ephesus Tours"

We had a great tour. I knew that being on the Equinox would mean long lines and waits at each stop. I wanted a customized trip that we could stay longer in some spots and leave earlier in others. The guide was great and the air conditioned van made the trip perfect for us. Very organized and professional.

Celebrity Equinox, July 21, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

150-) Dear Mehmet
We had a wonderful time in Ephesus; our guide is excellent, knowledgeable & friendly, and she is always patient with us. She worked according to our needs & took care of us in every detail. Despite of the heat, I had a most excellent time in Ephesus. Thank you for your excellent service, and I would not hesitate to recommend your company to all of my friends

Best regards,
Celebrity Equinox, July 21, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

I just want to thank you for the professional service we received from Ishiek in Kusadasi (I hope I spelled that right) and Tanner in Istanbul. They were very thorough in explaining the history of the places we visited. I will definitely recommend your tour group to my friends. Thank you

Suzette Esteban
Ruby Princess, July 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

148-) Dear Mehmet
We want to thank you and our tour guide, Mehmet, for a wonderful tour of Ephesus. Our entire family of six plus baby enjoyed the day very much. Your tour guide, Mehmet, was fantastic, as was the mini bus driver. thank you and God bless Ed O'Brien

Norwegian Gem
July 14, 2010 "Izmir Ephesus Tours"

147-) Hi Mehmet,
We just returned from our cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas (June 25 – July 4 2010) with our stop in Kusadasi Turkey. The tour we booked through your company was great. Thank you! The guide, Nadia was very nice, knowledgeable and fun to spend the day with. Unfortunately we were only in Turkey for 1 day and didn't have a lot of time but Nadia was able to take us to the places we had to see and the fun places we wanted to see, with time left to shop for rugs and visit the Bazaar near the port. The rug company Nadia brought us to was fabulous, we got to see how they made silk, how rugs are made and learn the finer points of Turkey handmade rugs. We even had time to enjoy a wonderful lunch with Nadia before we returned to the ship. The driver was also very good and we felt comfortable with them and enjoyed the experience. We hope to come back to Turkey someday for a longer stay and we will definitely contact your agency to plan the tours for us.

Meryl and family
Navigator of the Seas - June 30, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

146-) Dear Mehmet
Now back home, I read your mail, sorry for delay, I have to tell you that the tour was outstanding, the guide after 7 ports of call, was by majority decision the best we have had, very knowledgeable of the places, and he, Bill, turned our tour into a fantastic tour in history. I have to congratulate you, the guide and the driver, for the excellent service provided to us, which was a pretty big group anyways.

Thanks a lot, and will be soon in Istanbul, so will make sure to contract your services there
Take care,
Brilliance Of The Seas June 27, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

145-) Dear Mehmet,
Our guide and visit to Turkey were wonderful. Our guide was very knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. Of all the places we toured, Turkey was by far the best!!! We will send photos upon our return to the states. Thank you for a professional and fantastic experience!

Thomas Carraway,
Navigator Of The Seas June 16, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

144-) Mehmet,
First of all let me thank you for providing us with a wonderful day. The group had a great time and Ephesus remains one of the highlights of our cruise. I asked the members of my group what they thought (we actually did 5 tours over the course of the cruise, so I have feedback from them on all tours and it gives me a good basis to compare them with the Turkey tour as well). Our tour guide was spectacular. It was obvious right away that "Bill" was likely your best guide on staff... he was well known and respected by the colleagues he met on the course of the tour and his background as an educator and his personal experience with the Ephesus excavations meant that none of our questions went unanswered. He simply knows more about Ephesus and Turkey than probably anyone else there!
Ephesus is great, especially the terrace houses. Everyone was happy that the ruins of the city and all the attractions are relatively close (unlike the tour of Rome and Athens where you had to walk or drive to each attraction). This gave us time to see and experience other things while we were in Kusadasi. We all loved the tour of the carpet plant too. We hope to, someday, come visit Turkey again... perhaps Istanbul. The country is amazing, and it was one of our favorite stops. Thanks again for a great time.
Your friend,
Celebrity Century June 10, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

143-) Mehmet,
Thanks for a arranging a wonderful tour of Ephesus. Our family had a great time with our tour guide Usheik (I probably misspelled her name) who was simply outstanding. She was so good with my daughters. And the driver was very safe. For the family this was a very good cruise stop. So once again thanks for a great tour

Chris Buchwald
Celebrity Equinox - June 09, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

142-) Dear Mehmet Dagdelen,
Francine Rosen, tourist from 9/26/09 best describes our family's experience as to the wonderful tour and exceptional tour guide NADIA. We highly recommend your company and have given your name to our travel agent, which she in turn will forward it to her consolidators. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience at Kusadasi & Ephesus. Looking at your photo file of other tourist I must say you have it all

Continued Success,
Barbara Kutcher
Celebrity Equinox June 09, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

I would like to recommend Samyeli travel tours to anyone considering a visit to Ephesus. We were a group of 14 cruising on the Navigator of the Seas. Our guide, Nadia, was fantastic. We had no problem finding her at the port where she led us to a lovely, modern, clean and air conditioned mini bus with plenty of seats, all with seat belts. On the drive to Ephesus Nadia gave us a talk about Turkey, the history and lifestyle as well as pointing out places of interest on our journey. Her English was excellent The ancient city of Ephesus was mind blowing! Even the teenagers with us were impressed and my 9 year old loved it! Nadia was full of intersecting information and it was lovely to be able to ask questions as we went along. My parents were with us and have done the ships tour before. They said that this private tour was way better then the ships tour.

Thank you so much for making our day in Turkey the highlight of our holiday!
Rachel Foxley
London, UK
Navigator of the Seas, May 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

140-) Dear Mehmet.
We are happy to send our very positive review of our Ephesus tour taken May 15, 2010 with your amazing guide "Nadia". We were a small group of four adults and Nadia did a wonderful job as a hostess and guide to your wonderful country. She was very cordial, easy to talk to and most importantly, very knowledgeable about the area. Her English was excellent and her French impeccable. We especially appreciated how Nadia worked her way through the enormous crowds to choose quiet "spots" with views to give her tour. We were also impressed with the quality of the vehicle you provided (large mini-van with leather seats and very new and modern looking). We thoroughly enjoyed our ½ day tour and we will keep good memories of Ephesus and Kusadasi, Turkey. Also important, we appreciated the ease of booking a tour with your company, your promptness and level of professionalism. We would recommend you highly to anyone.

Marie-Pierre Rogeau,
Alberta, Canada
HAL Eurodam, May 15, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

We just got home on June 1. One of the best tours we had in our 28 day tour of the Mediterranean and Europe was on May 15 with Levent when we went to visit Ephesus, the small village of Sirince, and the Turkish rug making, etc. Levent made history come alive - he was a wealth of information. He adjusted to our pace and interests and we thought the tour was fabulous. He opened our eyes to the Turkish culture both from the past and the present. We had a wonderful time and would recommend the tour and your company to anyone.

All the best - Linda & Jim Jennex
HAL Eurodam, May 15, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

We were traveling in a group of 6 people taking a cruise from Athens to Istanbul and Ephesus. Knowing that the Cruise Excursions would be costly and time wasting due to large group, we found Samyeli Travel in the website. We were met by the guide, Sam, as soon as we got out from the ship. The mini bus for 6 of us was roomy and very comfortable. Sam took care of us very well and his comments were very informative. Samyeli Travel is trustworthy as we were given a price deduction for one of the places closed early in winter time.
With a small group in one vehicle led by a dedicated professional guide, it gives flexibility and saves a lot of waiting time. Above all, the sort of personal service rendered can never be obtained in a large tour group.

Thank you, Sam and Samyeli Travel.
Louis Cristal - April 06, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

I just wanted to thank you for an excellent day in Turkey! My wife and I really enjoyed our time and felt very special at the expert attention and courtesy that Yuksel displayed. We told many people on the ship and then our friends back home and would always recommend your services. I was so impressed at your knowledge of all areas that we visited. It is very different having a personal guide vs the large tour group and it was one of the best days of our 12 day cruise!

Thanks again for a very special day.
Pat and Val Bye
Norwegian Jade March 12, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

136-) Mehmet,
We could not have been happier with our tours in both Istanbul and Ephesus. My husband was originally skeptical because we did not use a tour sponsored by the cruise line but in the end he was so pleased with both our guides, especially Eres (not sure of spelling) in Istanbul. There were four of us plus a toddler. Both our guides really helped manage the tours with a young child and never made us feel uncomfortable or rushed In Istanbul, we got the opportunity to really spend some time at the sites and learn of the history from our guide. It was great because he shared a city he loves through his eyes and we finished our trip noting Istanbul was our favorite stop. In fact, our guide saved the day with our baby. She dropped her stuffed animal in the Underground Cistern. He noticed it immediately and we were able to save the "doggie" and possibly the remainder of our trip In Ephesus, again the guide was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the visit to the ancient site and we especially enjoyed the lunch with the guide at the local restaurant. It was nice to experience local cuisine in a very casual environment We would definitely use your firm again if we visit Turkey

Thank you for your professionalism and the quality of your services
Denise Decker
Celebrity Solstice, November 2009 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

135-) Dear Mehmet
Just wanted to thank you for meeting me a the port of Kusudasi. We loved our tour leader and driver. Both were very professional and extended kindness to our group. Nilay was very knowledgeable and a superior tour guide -- one of the best ever. Everyone in our group commented how fortunate we were to have her as a tour leader. I plan on putting positive remarks about your company on different internet sites. If you have any sites that you specifically want me to post on, please let me know We loved your country and your people. It was one of our most favorite places

Diane Martin
Celebrity Solstice November 04, 2010 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

134-) Dear Mehmet,
I wanted to write and tell you how much we enjoyed our tour of Kusadasi and Ephesus with Nadia. Despite the weather, that day was one of the highlights of our trip. Nadia was wonderful. She was pleasant, knowledgeable and informative, and quite funny and witty. We enjoyed ourselves very much. I am going to forward your information to our travel agent for her information and future clients.

Thank you again.
Andrea Bry
Splendour Of The Seas November 04, 2009 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

133-) Dear Mehmet
I would like to thank you for arranging our tour of Didyma and Miletus for six people. We had a wonderful tour and thoroughly enjoyed our guide, Yukcell. He was so informed and provided a great tour. We'll be sure to recommend you when we have the opportunity.

Best regards,
Pam Peffer
Regatta November 02, 2009 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

132-) Mehmet,
I wanted to send you a separate note to thank you for the professional price. I will definitely recommend my clients to you and post a review on my company's 'port reviews' page recommending you and your company. I would appreciate you sending me the name of the gentleman who escorted us. Really enjoyed the day and his escorting us and would like to mention him by name in the posts

Thanks Again,
Barb Follas
Celebrity Summit October 2009 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

131-) MEHMET,

Celebrity Equinox October 27, 2009 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

We very much enjoyed our tour of Ephesus. Our guide was very, very informative and made the trip truly satisfying. Thank you for providing us an enjoyable experience in every way

Sharon Stone
Norwegian Jade September 19, 2009 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

129-) Hello Mehmet,
Greetings from Canada! We are home again after a really great trip..
We chose Samyeli Travel for our day excursions from the port of Kusadasi because our daughter and her husband had used this company on an "American Express" tour 2 years ago when they visited Ephesus and recommended them because the quality of service they had received It was our first visit to Turkey and this excursion met or exceeded all our expectations. We were met promptly as arranged at the Terminal by our guide and driver and were transported comfortably in a late model, immaculate, air conditioned van We had chosen the tour that included visits to the Shrine of the Virgin Mary , the Basilica of St John, and the Ruins of Ephesus. In addition our friends wanted to purchase a small Turkish rug and our guide. Mehmet, made these arrangements for us We arrived "ahead of the bus tours" at the House of the Virgin Mary so were able to take some time in uncrowned conditions to really look around and spend some moments in reflection. The buses were arriving as we left and we were grateful to have spent this early time there. Ephesus, where the Apostles Paul and John, once lived was amazing! Despite the crowds that grew larger as the day wore on, Mehmet, our guide, was very familiar with the layout and directed our small group around with ease. He spoke very good English, was well informed about the history of Ephesus and made sure we saw all the "highlights" including the latrines and signs to the brothels. The Terrace House visit was well worth the "extra" fee. The "Grand Theatre", where Paul addressed the Ephesians in Biblical times & still used for events today, the library, the Agora etc….there was so much to see! We found ourselves alone with our guide at the ruins of the Basilica of St. John which allowed us to move freely about the place. Then off to the carpet weaving centre where we saw a demonstration of the process of carpet making from capturing silk filament from the cocoons to the hand weaving. Our friends happily negotiated their purchase of a small rug wall hanging as a souvenir of their trip Our driver and guide dropped us back at the port as planned and we spent some time negotiating for small souvenirs' at the shops at the port. Our guide's knowledge of Turkish culture and history and his ready answering of questions on everything from religion, education, employment, housing, health care, military service and more contributed to a really great day! We left Turkey feeling we would really like to return one day & see more of it.

Thanks again for making our day so interesting and enjoyable.
Louise Berglund,
Celebrity Cruises "Celebrity Equinox" October 14, 2009 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

The tour guide was very nice and gave us time to look around. He guided us away from the big crowds and took our picture many times. I wish he knew more facts about the places though.... I always like weird and interesting facts about the beautiful places I visit. He was so nice he even went to lunch with us afterwards and recommended a great place. He was on time and kept to the schedule of what we wanted to see. He was very professional and we loved our tour of Ephesus

Heidi Horner,
Prinsendam October 13, 2009 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

127-) Mehmet, The 3 of us had a great time on our day tour to Ephesus. We sailed on the NCL Norwegian Jade into Izmir in October 2009. Our guide and driver met us at the dock as pre-planned and we visited all the sights we wanted to see. The Virgin Mary house, Ephesus and the coliseum, the terrace houses, the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. Our guide and driver were great. The van was super clean. We arrived back at our ship just at the time we planned ahead of time. Everything went perfectly and I would have no hesitation recommending your business to any other cruise passenger looking for a personalized tour of Ephesus. This was far better than a ship's big bus tour, and no more expensive than NCL wanted for a bus tour of 30 people/bus.
I have attached 2 photos, one of our visit to Ephesus and one photo of my wife, Janet, lighting a candle at the Virgin Mary house.

Mark Sebastian, WA USA
Norwegian Jade October 11, 2009 (Izmir Ephesus Tours)

126-) Dear Mehmet,
My husband and I plus six of our friends arrived home after spending a fabulous vacation on the Noordam for a Mediterranean Adventure. While we were hesitant to book private tours instead of using the ship's excursions, we heard so much about your company on Cruise Critic and Trip Advisor that I insisted we take the chance. There was no chance involved. The ships attempt to scare the passengers into using their tours by saying the ship won't wait for you if you come back late. I never saw any tour arrive too late to board the ship. I must say that when each of us is asked for the highlight of the trip, we all shout Ephesus and NADIA! She was as knowledgeable as possible about world history, current affairs and social mores. Her kind and considerate nature was a delight to strangers in a foreign land. She was patient, caring and paid attention to our needs and desires. Perhaps the most important aspect was that she spoke English clearly and precisely and we understood all the idiomatic comments and jokes. As a revelation, Turkey was a beautiful country with many kind and wonderful people. Nadia took us to a local restaurant and was in charge of the ordering for all 9 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! If any of your perspective clients would like to contact me for more information on the PO4 tour, I would gladly provide any information that I could. Please say hello to Nadia and we will be in touch with her soon Remember to ask for Nadia for an understandable English speaking guide.

Francine Rosen
Manalapan, NJ
Noordam sailing Sept.26, 2009 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

125-) Hello Mehmet,
Greetings from Canada! We are home again after a really great trip. I am happy to make some comments about our day in Turkey. Thanks for making our day so interesting and enjoyable. We were a party of 4 from Ontario, Canada. We chose Samyeli Travel for our day excursions from the port of Kusadasi because our daughter and her husband had used this company on an "American Express" tour 2 years ago when they visited Ephesus and recommended them because the quality of service they had received. It was our first visit to Turkey and this excursion met or exceeded all our expectations. We were met promptly as arranged at the Terminal by our guide and driver and were transported comfortably in a late model, immaculate, air conditioned van We had chosen the tour that included visits to the Shrine of the Virgin Mary , the Basilica of St John, and the Ruins of Ephesus. In addition our friends wanted to purchase a small Turkish rug and our guide .Mehmet, made these arrangements for us We arrived "ahead of the bus tours" at the House of the Virgin Mary so were able to take some time in uncrowded conditions to really look around and spend some moments in reflection. The buses were arriving as we left and we were grateful to have spent this early time there. Ephesus, where the Apostles Paul and John , once lived was amazing! Despite the crowds that grew larger as the day wore on, Mehmet, our guide, was very familiar with the layout and directed our small group around with ease. He spoke very good English, was well informed about the history of Ephesus and made sure we saw all the "highlights" including the latrines and signs to the brothels. The Terrace House visit was well worth the "extra" fee. The "Grand Theatre", where where Paul addressed the Ephesians in Biblical times & still used for events today, the library, the Agora etc….there was so much to see! We found ourselves alone with our guide at the ruins of the Basilica of St. John which allowed us to move freely about the place. Then off to the carpet weaving centre where we saw a demonstration of the process of carpet making from capturing silk filament from the cocoons to the hand weaving . Our friends happily negotiated their purchase of a small rug wall hanging as a souvenir of their trip Our driver and guide dropped us back at the port as planned and we spent some time negotiating for small souvenirs' at the shops at the port. Our guide's knowledge of Turkish culture and history and his ready answering of questions on everything from religion, education, employment, housing, health care , military service and more contributed to a really great day!

We left Turkey feeling we would really like to return one day & see more of it.
Louise M Berglund
Celebrity Cruises "Celebrity Equinox" October 14, 2009 "Kusadasi Ephesus Tours"

124-) Hi Mehmet,
WE thought our tour was fantastic. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, thoughtful, nice, and fun. WE loved being able to create our own tour with a small group of people, we were 12. Everyone had an opportunity to ask lots of questions, and so were able to learn so much more. The village of Sirence was especially delightful. We loved our restaurant experience with lots and lots of appetizers, tastes, and flavors, and what a bargain at five dollars per person. We had a fantastic lunch. And the people that ran the restaurant were such fun, and shared some of their cooking ways. We took lots of photos, and had a marvelous time interacting. The other great thing about a private tour, was the opportunity to visit the Terraces, in the Ephesus ruins. They were a total high point. The opportunity, to walk thru homes from 2,000 years ago, with incredible mosaics, in almost perfect shape, spectacular designs and colors, was truly amazing. Bus tours, do not get to tour this area. I felt that Samyelitravel was incredibly easy, and professional to deal with. They were marvelous.

Pati Kelly
Celebrity Equinox October 06, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

123-) Mehmet,
My wife and I really enjoyed our private tour of Ephesus with your company. While on the tour we saw some of our fellow cruise shipmates with the big group, and so pleased it was just three of us touring and getting around the crowds. In addition, because of our specific needs, the cost was the same as on the ship's shore excursion. Eventhough, we did not specify about lunch, Tener took us to this wonderful coffee-tea- restaurant that was a Turkish experience and paid for by our guide. One of the best parts was the private car, meeting us as we walked onto the pier, and having the guide tells us, and answer questions pertaining, to our interests.

Thanks for your services and prompt replies.
Paul Krumhauer
Celebrity Solstice October 14, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

122-) Hi Mehmet,
Our private tour with Mehmet was excellent. We loved Turkey, although due to time restraints on our cruise, just a day, we only saw a small portion of this fascinating country. We loved the beautiful countryside, the food, our visit to Ephesus and small villages. Mehmet was friendly, professional, and responsive. It was a pleasure organizing our trip with Samyeli Travel and it would be my pleasure to refer others to your agency. Please see photos attached.

Marlene Walker
Toronto, Canada
Brilliance Of. The Seas October 07, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

121-) Mehmet,
I wanted to let you know we had a great time on our Ephesus tour earlier this month. Our guide and driver did a great job

Mark Sebastian, WA USA
Norwegian Jade October 11, 2009 (Izmir Ephesus Tours)

120-) Dear Mehmet
We would like to acknowledge your company for providing us with a wonderfully competent tour guide for our private tour of Ephesus Our guide, Levent, was knowledgeable, polite, well educated and he provided us with a very informative tour Everything ran smoothly from the prompt pick up at the port, the tour itself, the safe driving and the drop off back at the port This private tour was much better than doing a large group tour with the cruise ship I have no hesitation in recommending your company in the future

Grand Princess September 25, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

119-) Dear Mehmet,
We were met just off the ship by the travel agent and he took us immediately to our driver. The vehicle was new and very comfortable and our driver was wonderful ! He stopped at any occassion that we wanted to take pictures on our drive to Izmir. He was so accommodating and took us to all the places that we wanted to see in Izmir. Since we had been married in Izmir 30 years ago, it was very important for us to find the church. Mithat was determined to find this church that has since been tucked in amidst very small streets and buildings with alot of traffic. When we found the church, I cried. Mithat said to me "if you are happy, I am happy." He seemed truly joyful that he had found our marriage place for us. This was the highlight of our trip and our cruise. The visit to the House of the Virgin Mary was very emotional. We even sat down for a glass of chai at the agency to end our day."
I would recommend Samyeli Travel to anyone going to Turkey.
On a personal note, I would recommend Mithat to you in very high regards. I ask that you greet him for us I have attached several photos, you may use them as you wish. Please send us a brochure if you use them in anything so we can see if we are famous !

Thank you again for your wonderful service.
Sincerely and with gratitude,
Shelly and Stephen Stone
Minnesota, USA
Navigator Of the Seas September 24, 2009 (Rent a car with a driver)

118-) Mehmet,
We wanted to comment on how great Yuksel was as our guide!! And how great Samyeli Travel were to deal with. Everything went smoothly and without a hitch

Marc & Patti
Celebrity Solstice September 23, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

We enjoyed our tour immensely. Our guide was excellent, knowledgeable & very personable. We absolutely fell in love with Istanbul & felt our day was very memorable

Thank you
Tracy Selwyn
Azamara Quest August 29, 2009 (Istanbul Tours)

116-) Hello there Mehmet
Sorry for getting back to you that late. We had a wonderful trip out to Ephesus, our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the ruins and the history of the place. We felt very privileged to have all of our questions answered with no-one else around to interfere, and we were able to do it at our own pace, which was very nice. We would recommend the tour to anyone travelling to Ephesus as the price was fair and service excellent.

All the best to you
Legend Of The Seas July 25, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

115-) Dear Mehmet,
Bulent Soysal met us at the Kusadasi port on August 27th, 2009. He provided us with such a wonderful tour experience. His passion for and knowledge of Ephesus and Turkey fascinated us. We were thoroughly impressed. We have never had such an interesting, informative tour/day and we look very much forward to returning to Turkey

With thanks and kind regards,
Timothy McInerney
Navigator Of the Seas August 27, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

114-) Dear Mehmet,
We had a fabulous time!! Please tell Hassan that we all thought he was an amazing informative and good-natured in putting up with all of us! We promised him that we would be happy to be his guide if he came to Los Angeles, so feel free to give him my email address. Our day in Turkey turned out to be one of our very best days, so thank you from all of us.

Thank you again!
Michelle Connell
Costa Serena August 20, 2009 (Istanbul Tours)

113-) Dear Mehmet,
I want to thank you for the excellent tour of Ephesus that we had on 14 Aug with your guide, Jinghis. We were picked up at the ship exactly as promised, and taken in a very comfortable, air conditioned van to Ephesus. While we were there we visited the house of the Virgin Mary, the ruins of the city of Ephesus itself including the Terrace Houses, the basilica of St. John and the Temple of Artemis (once one of the 7 Wonders of the World).
Jinghis was an excellent guide, bringing us to each of the sites and giving us a very thorough explanation of the site and then letting us tour the site on our own. I much prefer this to a full guided tour, where you must stay with the guide and follow his strict itinerary and timetable. We had tours like that in Rome and Pompeii, and I feel we missed a lot by having to keep up with the group and not being able to linger at the more interesting spots Besides touring the ruins, Jinghis brought us to a local restaurant where we had an excellent lunch of Turkish salad (very much like Greek salad), kebabs, meatballs and other local food I would highly recommend Samyeli Travel and particularly Jinghis, to everyone.

John Harrahy
Ruby Princess August 14, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

112-) Hi Mehmet,
One of the highlights and most enjoyable days on our vacation was our day in Ephesus and Kusadasi. Our guide Gengus (Cengiz) was waiting for us on the dock. Our driver was prompt and courteous. Ephesus is an unbelievable site to see. Our guide was charming, and informative. We wished he could have traveled with us to all the sites on our trip. We will definitely recommend your agency and we hope to return to Turkey and see Cappadocia some day soon. We will let you know Gale and Allen Lehner

Nautica, August 4, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

111-) Dear Mr. Dagdelen,
I apologize for not getting back to you earlier with comments and feedback on the Ephesus tour. On behalf of our group of 12, I can say that the Ephesus tour was one of the best if not the best tour we had on the cruise. The size of the area, the quality of the structures still standing and the beauty of the ruins was exceptional and moving A definite "must see" is the terrace houses for their unbelievable size, workmanship and quality of the paintings, tile and marble remains Our tour guide, Bill (his English name) was superb. His knowledge not only of the ruins but of the ancient culture and the current Turkish culture and people was superb. His stories, anecdotes and datiled understanding made the tour all the better. And who knew that our tour guide would be a professional archeologist who worked on the preservation of the structures at Ephesus!!!!! What a bonus. He was friendly, informative and took the time and effort to learn our names and where we lived. He even joined a number of us for lunch at a local "restaurant" he recommended so we could enjoy the local food of Turkey. I would recommend the Ephesus tour through Samyeli Travel to anyone making the trip to the area I have also attached a couple of pictures of our tour. Thank you again for a wonderful experience

Ken Papaj
Legend Of The Seas July 25, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

110-) Hi Mehmet,
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Gengis (American spelling) and the tour he provided through the ancient ruins of Ephesus. The day started with him being there as we disembarked our ship at Kusadasi, us being one of the first groups out of the port and therefore arriving ahead of the crush of tourists at Ephesus. Gengis was articulate in English, knowledgeable regarding the history of this great ancient city, and kept us going at a pace to insure we would see everything there was to offer at this historic site. Being that it was an extremely hot day we were thankful for our driver and the air-conditioned Volkswagen coach for the ten of us Having seen the cost of the excursions offered by our cruise ship, we were extremely pleased that we found your wonderful tour business and that the day turned out well beyond our expectations and well within our budget. We would enthusiastically recommend samyelitravel to any group wanting to see and hear about the treasures of the ancient cities of Turkey and Greece We are attaching a couple photos of our group while at Ephesus

Gary & Diane Giannoni,
Ruby Princess July 23, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

109-) Dear Mehmet,
Thank you so much for making our visit to the ruins of Ephesus and the Terrace Houses a truly wonderful experience! We were a group of four, and in spite our anticipation and high expectations, your company delivered a beautiful and memorable day, which is saying a lot considering that our entire itinerary was spectacular! Our tour guide, Abraham, was a pleasure. He was knowledgeable and did a fantastic job of working the tour around our pace, our interests, and our questions. Your price was less than the cruise line excursion, and when we saw the large groups struggling to keep up with and hear their guides, we knew we had made the right choice by booking with you!

Outstanding! We'll recommend you highly!
Susan McGrath
Lowville, NY USA
Splendour of the Seas, July 21, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

108-) Hello Mehmet,
Thank you and everything went well: our guide was extremely knowledgeable and it was great to have him guide us through Epheseus and all the other sites. There were 10 of us in our family and even the 4 teenagers found it all fascinating! I had been there before and did NOT learn anything from the cruise tour I took but so much of it was explained now. We were very glad we added on the visit to the houses; we really would have missed out if we had not seen them. There is so much more to see than there was in Athens and so much is preserved so well. Keep up the good work!

Thanks again,
The Rand family
Navigator Of Seas Thursday July 16, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

107-) Hello Mehmet
We had an absolute great day. Our guide, Sammy, was so knowledgeable and as interested in our welfare as we were in your beautiful country. At every moment, he wanted to make sure we were comfortable and satisfied with our tour. Having kids on the tour is not easy but Sammy was able to keep them very engaged. We had the right blend of tour with commentary and time for ourselves to explore the sites and shopping. It was a grand time and we thank you.
Very best regards
Dave Lenhard and family
Legend Of The Seas July 13, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

106-) Mehmet
Many thanks for giving us an excellent guide and safe driver. We had a most delightful and historical day with Gehgis ( American spelling ). I would be most happy in the future to recommend both of you.

Murray Ginsburg
Navigator Of the Seas July 16, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

105-) Dear Mehmet
We have arrived safely back in Canada and I just wanted to write to thank you very much for the service your company provided while we were in Turkey. Our guide, also Mehmet (assuming not you) was wonderful. He was polite, informative and helpful in all ways. His tour of Ephesus was very detailed and we enjoyed it very much. We would recommend his services to anyone we know who is travelling to Kusadasi.
Thank you again
Denise Tapiero
Celebrity Solstice July 01, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

104-) Hi Mehmet,
We had a wonderful time on our tour of Ephesus!!! This was one of my son's favorite stops on our trip. I'm sure a lot of that had to do with the fantastic tour guide, Nadia. She was very knowledgeable and easy to listen to. I'm attaching several photos of our tour - enjoy!

Kathy Andres
Legend Of The Seas July 01, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

103-) Hi Mehmet,
We really enjoyed our tour with Gokhan our tour guide. He is so passionate about his country and knowlegable about the ancient history and the modern Turkey. He is very friendly, very detail, knows everyone, and always try to keep us under the shade in the hot weather. I was surprised that for 4 people we got a private guide and a driver for the tour. It was a lot nicer than the cruise ship excursion and value for the dollars. I definitely will recommend it to my friends and family and will put comment on Forum. Please thank Gokhan for the wonderful tour.

I am attaching some photo.
Lisa (from Canada)
Noordam June 24, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

102-) Mehmet,
On our visit to Kusadasi in June, 2009, we had an outstanding guide. He took us to Ephesus and gave an excellent tour. Very informative. We also visited the Temple of Artemis and St. John's as well as the House of the Virgin Mary. We had been to Ephesus before but did a cruise ship bus tour. This time we did the private tour, and I highly highly recommend doing a private tour. We were met at the port with no problems, had great transportation and, as I said, an outstanding guide. I would use this tour company again!!! That is the highest praise I can give!!!!!

Thank you.
Diane Braziunas
Legend Of The Seas June 07, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

101-) Dear Mehmet:
I'm sorry that it took me so long to reply but we did not comeback from Europe until June 20th and a week later my grandson was born, we have been very busy. We had a wonderful time in Ephesus, everything was great, the transportation, the sites that we visited and specially the tour guide Nadia, very professional, her knowledge was incredible what a great personality. Definetly I will recommend Samyeli Travel Agency to all my friends that want to go to Turkey, I also will like to tell you that we were very impressed with your country, Turkey is a beautiful place and the people are very nice. I'm sending you the picture that we are with Nadia.

Thanks again for a wonderful tour.
Dania Alameda
Celebrity Solstice Sunday May 31st, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

100-) Dear Mehmet:
I want you to know that Ephesus, Turkey was one of the absolute highlights of our 3 week vacation. We flew into Rome for 3 days, took a 12 day Princess Cruises tour through Italy, Greece, Kusadasi/Ephesus and Monte Carlo, ending with 5 days in Venice. The one day we spent in Ephesus was so incredible and we owe much of the delight to Yalcin, our tour guide through Samyeli Travel. He was engaging, polite, extremely well educated and gracious. We loved him, we loved Ephesus, we loved Turkey and the Turkish people. There were 6 people in our group and each of us has had a small sample of Turkey with the desire to return and see more! We felt the tour fee was very reasonable, especially split among the group. We took several other tours, but the one with Samyeli was by far the best. We highly recommend you and when we return, we will book with you again.

Thank you for helping to make this vacation amazing!
Dan and Jackie Flesher
Bakersfield, Calif.
2009 Princess Cruises
Jackie Flesher
Crown Princess May 23, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

We had a very enjoyable tour and would be happy to recommend your tour company to anyone going on a cruise in your area. Thanks for your courtesy and providing us with a very professional guide.

Peggy Melgard
Celebrity Solstice May 10, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

98-)Hi Mehmet,
I would just like to say "Thank You" ,we really enjoyed our tour of Ephesus. Our guide Hakan was waiting for us when we arrived in Kusadasi, he was really kind and friendly and has a great knowledge and enthusiasm about his country and ancient Ephesus. We have very happy memories of our tour and will definitely recommend Samyelitravel to anybody wanting to visit this beautiful part of the world. I enclose a few of our photos for you to use if you wish, many thanks, best wishes,

Judith and Mark Lindley.
Splendour Of the Seas April 28, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

97-) Hi Mehmet,
Sorry I haven't written before this but we just returned a few days ago and have been recuperating from a slight cold. I will be happy to give you some comments on the tour we received. We arrived at our meeting spot a few minutes early and Hamar was there waiting for us. What a great pleasure for us to find out we were the only ones to book the tour so we had a private tour rather than a group tour. We truly enjoyed the whole tour. Hamar was very knowledgeable and as he was educated in the States we had no problem with a language barrier. He was very much a kind gentleman and even impressed my husband (who can be a bit harder to please than me) with his knowledge. Ephesus was absolutely amazing and one thing that made it even more special was that Hamar sang for us in the theater (what a great singer) and told us about the time he sang with the Russian Symphony at the theater, it just made the tour more personal for us. After the Ephesus tour Hamar took us to a carpet demonstration and we very much enjoyed the hospitality of Sam and his team and even bought a couple of carpets. I have to say that we didn't know what to expect when we came to Turkey as it was our first time there but we have decided that we will return to your beautiful country one day soon. Your people's hospitality and kindness really touched our hearts and the beauty of your country we hope to enjoy again very soon. When we do return I will certainly contact you again to set up another tour!!!!

Thanks again,
Noordom April 25, 2009 "Ephesus Tours"

96-) Dear Mehmet,
Our group had a wonderful tour with your company while we were in Ephesus on March 31, 2009. The private bus and private tour guide provided us easy access and in depth knowledge about the area in and around Ephesus. Another thing that I appreciated was the easy communication lines between the two of us. Everything you said you did and you accommodated us with good service.

Thanks again Mehmet,
Ryan DeKoekkoek
AquaMarine (March 31, 2009) "Ephesus Tours"

95-) Samyeli Travel ,
This is Rex Thomas from Ohio , USA . We recently toured Ephesus on July 28 , 2008. There were 4 people in our party, and everyone had an incredible time. The tour was fantastic. Our guide was Orchun, and he did a great job in guiding us during the tour. He was very informative, relaying much information about the entire area. We would very much recommend this tour for anyone traveling to Ephesus. I will send a few pictures that we took during the tour, and you are welcome to use them in any way that you wish. Thank you for a wonderful time

Rex Thomas
Galaxy July 28, 2008 "Ephesus Tours"

94-) Dear Mehmet,
Thank you so much for the tour of Ephesus. We really enjoyed the commentary and the wonderful sights. I would recommend your private tours to anyone thinking of doing the ship excursions. The freedom of not having to wait for a large group of people and the personal service you provide make your tours so much more enjoyable than any ship excursion we could have taken.

Wendy Harding
Princess Cruises 2008 "Ephesus Tours"

93-) Dear Sir
Our tour of Ephesus was excellent. It was the best day of our two seek trip. Cengiz did a great job--he knows every detail about the ancient city and the history of the area. We were all amazed!

Pleas thank him for us
Larry Danek
Navigator Of The Seas Augsut 14, 2008 "Ephesus Tours"

92-) Dear Mehmet,
I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed our shore excursion to Ephesus Our guide, Gengus, was waiting at the dock and was informative, considerate and entertaining throughout the entire tour. Not only did we see Ephesus, we enjoyed the pottery tour, the leather fashion show and most of all, watching the ladies hand-tie the rugs and gather silk from the worm....fascinating!
Thanks again for arranging such a wonderful day
Take care,
Donna Wall
Holland America Line ''NOORDAM'' May 25, 2008 "Ephesus Tours"

91-) Hello Mehmet,
We couldn't have been happier with the tour. Cangus (spelling?) was incredibly friendly, funny and knowledgeable and truly made the experience one we'll never forget. In fact, Turkey ended up being one of our favorite ports visited during the cruise. Thanks for everything!
Kristen Keller
Navigator Of The Seas July 24, 2008 "Ephesus Tours"

90-) Mehmet,
Thank you very much for making our day in Turkey very special. Fell free to use our picture at taken at Ephesus

Terry Koen
Legend Of The Seas July 13, 2008 "Ephesus Tours"

"We booked our Ephesus tour with Samyeli Travel for our extended family of 11 people. They delivered on everything they promised. The guide was waiting for us as we disembarked from our ship. He was a great guide and very personable. Everyone in our group loved him! He was very knowledgeable. He gave us an insight into life in Turkey as well as the historica sites we visited. We traveled in a clean and air conditional shuttle bus. Lunch was fabulous. I highly recommend Samyeli Travel!"

Nick Vleisides
Turkey Tours
Galaxy July 16, 2008 "Ephesus Tours"

88-) Mehmet
We had Ibrahim as our guide in Ephesus and he was excellent. He was a very knowledgeable, engaging speaker. He also did a good job managing the itinerary to avoid the crowds. I would highly recommend him to any potential clients. In fact, my entire family agreed that our Ephesus stop was one of the best and most pleasantly surprising of all the cities (Italy, Greece, Turkey) that we visited. I have not downloaded my pictures yet, but will try to send you a couple when I do.

Tim Butler
Emerald Princess July 18, 2008 Istanbul - July 19, 2008 Kusadasi "Ephesus Tours"

87-) Mehmet,
I can only say wonderful things about Ugur and our driver. Both were just great and we throughly enjoyed spending time with Ugur. The tour and the places we visited were just fantastic. We loved Turkey and will, hopefully get back one day to see more of the country. We will definite give your tour company 5 stars on the cruise boards!! I will send Ugur some pictures when I get the chance. Thank you, again. Natalie

Thank you again, Natalie
Celebrity Cruises ''GALAXY'' June 25, 2008 "Ephesus Tours"

86-) Hi Mehmet
We had a wonderful private tour of the ancient city of Ephesus with Samyeli Travel. Our tour guide, Naciye (Nadia) Otar, was wonderful. She was so knowledgeable on not only Ephesus and ancient history, but on Turkey and the world today in general. Plus she was very personable and a joy to spend time with. All of us in our group (5 adults and 3 children) enjoyed our day with Samyeli Travel. Additionally, I would like to commend Mahmet at Samyeli Travel. He made booking very easy, was able to handle changes to the number of people in our tour with no problem, and he even handed out cool wipes at the end of our tour. I highly recommend Samyeli Travel for private tours in Kusadasi!
Also, I've attached a couple of photos that you can use on your website if you like

Thanks for a great day,
Steve Hall
Princess Cruises ''Emerald Princess'' June 23, 2008. "Ephesus Tours"

85-) Dear Mehmet
I am pleased to let you know how much we enjoyed our Ephesus guide and excursion. We could not have had a more thorough and enjoyable visit otherwise. Our visit to Sirince was special and the people of this small village were extremely friendly and accommodating I would recommend your agency to anyone wishing to visit the Greek Isles. I have also appreciated your website and all of the lovely pictures. Unfortunately, my camera gave up its last breath on our trip and I have very few pictures to display. However, I can clearly picture the lovely sights and remember the happy day we had on our tour

Thank again.
Lucy Pelland
Windstar Cruises ''Wind Sprit'' June 09, 2008. "Ephesus Tours"

84-) Hello,
We were so pleased with our day! Yulcin (spelling?!) was a great guide and gave us everything we asked for. We would be happy to recommend you to anyone.

Many thanks
Jodi Fondell
Royal Caribbean ''Spendour Of The Seas'' May 27, 2008. "Ephesus Tours"

83-) Dear Mehmet and Phil,
We were only in Kusadasi for seven days and of those seven we booked four tours with "Samyeli Travel". We both had a fantastic time and our tour guide Feyzullah made it really special, what a gem! We had a really special holiday.
Just to let you know it is raining really hard here and we are missing the sunshine.

Regards Mick & Paul "Ephesus Tours"

Thank you for a wonderful excursion, and for exceeding my already high expectations! We got a group together and booked with you instead of with the cruise ship. Not only did we pay half as much (since the Cruise-line didn't take a huge profit), we were able to see the sites at our own pace AND didn't have to stick with the 50 Costa Cruise buses. Our guide knew everything and it made me feel a bit lazy that I only had to learn 300 years of stuff in American History classes. :) Thank you again for a wonderful trip. Best of luck!

Warmly, Christina Richards, USA
Costa Cruise Lines ''COSTA CONCORDIA'' April 07, 2008
Ephesus Tour from Port of Izmir "Ephesus Tours"

81-) Greetings Mehmet,
Very nice to hear from you I cannot tell you in few words how much we enjoyed the visit in Izmir/Ephesus. It could not have been andy more delightful than the visit hosted by Levent, such a nice young man. We felt like he took care of our tour just like we were his family. We were away from home for 23 days and we have told EVERYONE who asked that our favorite day was in Turkey on that tour. The day was perfect and your country was delightful. Our cruise was not so special but we chose Costa primarily because of the itinerary to Izmir. I don't recommend Costa at all, but I recommend your tour service with no hesitation at all. The vehicle, the driver, and Levent's professional guide skills made it such a wonderful day Please feel free to refer any potential customers to me for comments I am passing your message on to my wife, she was just a pleased as I was and may have some additional comments. I'm guessing you want photos attached to an email and I will try to do that in another document. If there is another way, please advise me Thank you again for the privilege of getting to know Levent and your country. We had a difficult day the day before Izmir, being pickpocketed in Athens. So we were down spirited when we arrived in Izmir. But your service made that day the best of our whole trip

With kind regards,
Norm Haddad
Costa Cruise Lines ''COSTA CONCORDIA'' April 07, 2008
Ephesus Tour from Port of Izmir "Ephesus Tours"

I just wanted to let you know that we took the 12 day Old Mediterranean Boat Tour with Princess Cruise Lines last summer and we have told all of our friends and family that the most favorite stop was in Turkey. We were so pleased by the informative tour guide that you offered us and we would use your services once again if we were to go to Turkey in the future. We would highly recommend your travel agency to anyone else that visits Istanbul. We saw so much more than other people who took the Princess Boat Cruise package tours

Thank you once again for your tremendous guided tour that you provided to us last summer
Lorne and Carol Pierson
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Princess Cruises ''Emerald Princess'' July 11, 2007 "Ephesus Tours"

79-) Dear Friends at Samyeli Travel,
My wife and I used your guide service for a private tour in Istanbul and the ancient city of Ephesus (Kusadasi) in August of 2007. Both of these tours exceeded our expectations. Our tour in Istanbul was conducted by G. Lale Kilic, the most attentive, knowledgeable and detailed guide we have ever had. She adjusted the tour to meet our desires as far as time to spend in the places we wanted to see. She kept merchants from raising their prices above what they should have been charging and saw to it that we had rest stops when I needed them. She even called ahead to the person who would be guiding us in Ephesus ,Naciye Otar, to alert her to our needs and desires. She arranged for cold beverages on an extremely hot day and helped me find some mementos which I wanted to bring home to our friends at our church. I had a life's dream of being able to see the Haggai Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Lale made this possible and very informative with many answers to my questions about each one. If we would ever be able to travel to Turkey again I would certainly hope that we could once again have Lale be our guide We arrived at Ephesus on a very hot day. Naciye saw to it that we were not rushed and that we had plenty of cold water to drink. She, too, was very knowledgeable and arranged for us to have a delightful lunch in a local restaurant which had wonderful local food and atmosphere. My daughter and son in law especially enjoyed this part of the tour. My wife Dianne and my son in law Paul took many pictures which I treasure. We also enjoyed a tour of a ceramics factory and a carpet weaving factory and a very remote village where we saw a very ancient church I will share with you that I had to have cancer surgery two weeks after returning home from this trip. I was actually in better shape to undergo the surgery after the trip than I would have been before the trip thanks to the special care Lale and Naciye took to make sure we traveled at an easy pace. I was also very impressed with the drivers they worked with - we had no white knuckle experiences like we had had on a large group bus tour in Athens. The air conditioning on our very comfortable vans made the traveling easy I would be happy to try to answer any questions someone would have about our trip. Certainly Samyeli Travel will do everything they promise and more. (2007) "Ephesus Tours"

78-) Dear Mehmet:
We have just returned from our cruise which included the Turkish ports of Kusadasi and Istanbul. I think our day in Istanbul was the best of our whole cruise.I had just awakened in the morning and opened my eyes to the sight of The Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace through our balcony door. Unforgettable! The success of our experiences in those ports was due, in no small part, to your excellent guides. We loved being able to move about quickly, not having to wait, as you do on official ship's excursions, for many people to board the bus. Also, we were able to make minor itinerary changes to suit our group. Your guides were pleasant and well informed People on the ship told us they were pleasantly surprised by how nice Turkey is, but we had already heard many glowing reports from several friends who had travelled to Turkey and loved it. Keep up the good work!

I will certainly recommend Samyeli travel to friends
Cheers, Linda Long
Princess Cruises ''STAR PRINCESS'' November 25 & 26, 2007 Ephesus & Istanbul Tours

The tour P3 Ephesus tour was terrific, we will be back to states in a few days and when I catch up I will be happy to send further comments to you and to the other websites. I thank you for your quick responses while I was looking to tour and also your very concise information and follow-up after booking. If other agencies were are this good it would make booking travel a breeze! I rate yours as the best excursion that we had this trip. Thank you very much educational experience that you provided with a very personable tour guide.

Bobbi Winsler
Celebrity Cruises ''MILLENNIUM'' November 23, 2007 "Ephesus Tours"

76-) Good morning,
We arrived back in the US late last night. We were extremely impressed by the guide in Istanbul. She made good use of our time and gave us thorough information and background for all the sights and history of Istanbul. We could not have been more pleased with her service, she is excellent!!!! The young lady we had in Ephesus was very good also. She did everything we requested including trying to help me find a curling iron replacement for the one destroyed in Istanbul. She was very pleasant and informed and will only improve with experience Please thank them both for us and we will recommend your service and guides at any opportunity. I'm very glad I found your service on the internet.

Susie Porto
Oceana Cruises ''INSIGNIA'' November 9 & 12, 2007. Istanbul & Kusadasi (Ephesus)

75-) Dear Mehmet,
We were all so pleased with our private tour in Ephesus. Our guide, Emre, was excellent. His knowledge of the history of the area was great, and he was just so much fun and a pleasure to have with us. We wished he could have come with us to every port and been our guide. I would highly recommend your services to everyone thinking of going to Ephesus, and I would suggest that they ask for Emre by name, as he truly made our trip that much more enjoyable Thank you once again for making our trip the best it could be

Gerard, family and friends
Oct. 16, 2007 RCCL Spendour of the Seas "Ephesus Tours"

74-) Dear Mehmet,
The tour went well. As we exited the port we met with our guide immediately. She was very informative and attentive to any questions we had. I found the pace to be quick but I do understand that with so much to see time really moves fast. We could not believe it when it came to an end.
Thank you so much! It would have been hard to do it on our own

Royal Caribbean ''SPLENDOUR OF THE SEAS'' October 16, 2007 "Ephesus Tours"

73-) Dear Mehmet,
I could not have been any happier. We all had such a WONDERFUL day.....I'm still adjusting to the time difference since we arrived back home, but will be happy to follow up on the websites that you have forwarded to me Our guide made the experience the best. He was so knowledgeable...had a genuine love for the history...and treated us so well. We enjoyed our unique lunch...and I can go on and on. I've been telling agents for the past two evenings (at trade shows) how wonderful our tour was. I'm going away for the weekend...but will definately post comments as you have requested. I hope to send other clients/friends etc. etc. to what is "home for you" and a "dream for us"

Thanks so much again,
Debbie Parrett United Travel Inc. Massachusetts USA
Celebrity Cruisess ''GALAXY'' on Wednesday October 10, 2007 "Ephesus Tours"

72-) Dear Mehmet,
Many thanks for arranging a wonderful tour of the city of Istanbul for us on October 6. We had a fantastic day and our guide Lale was fantastic

Thank you again,
Glenna Murray
Thomson's Cruises ''CALYSPO'' on Saturday October 06, 2007 "Ephesus Tours"

71-) Dear Mehmet,
Thanks for a great tour in Istanbul and Ephesus. You all are real pros and I would be glad to recommend you to prospective clients. Holland America Cruise: Empire of the Ottomans.

Bob Bennett
Round Rock, Texas
Holland America Line ''Rotterdam'' October 02nd & 3rd, 2007 Istanbul & Ephesus Tours

70-) Dear Sirs,
on October 1st we had the peasure of visiting Efeso with one of your guides, and we want to thank you for the wonderful moments we had and for the guide who was very helpful and whose explanations were really interesting, thank you again,

Warm regards, marta Gandolfo
Monarch Cruise ''BLUE October 1, 2007 "Ephesus Tours"

69-) Hi,
Just want to let you know that we considered your tour of Ephesus one of the best private tours we have ever been on. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and interesting to be with. We will be recommending your company whenever we have the opportunity to do so.

Ken McMahon
Celebrity Cruises ''GALAXY' on Wednesday September 19, 2007 "Ephesus Tours"

68-) Dear Mehmet,
I want to extend our thanks for the wonderful tours we had in Istanbul and Ephesus earlier this month. Even with a change in our itinerary, your guides managed to optimize the time we had to the fullest. Our guide in Istanbul was Ayhan Uysal, a marvelous, intelligent and engaging young man who shared his wealth of knowledge with us. There were only four of us and he gave us such personalized attention, never lacking answers for our many questions. He also took us to lunch at a local Istanbul restaurant where we enjoyed traditional dishes. Anyone fortunate enough to have him for a guide is guaranteed a memorable experience.
Our guide in Ephesus was Nadia. She was also very personable and so knowledgeable. We had a wonderful day with her and touring the ruins in Ephesus with her was exceptional.
Needless to say, thanks to Samyeli Travel we would love to come back to Turkey and spend more time. It was more than we ever expected and we will strongly recommend your services to anyone we know who is traveling to Turkey.

Best regards,
Barbara and Maury Slater
Celebrity Cruisess ''GALAXY'' September 8-9-10, 2007 Istanbul & Ephesus Tours

67-) Dear Mehmet,
Our tour exceeded our expectations. Tugrul was absolutely excellent. I was very impressed with the education and training he had received and his ability to answer all our questions with a depth of understanding that exceeded any other tour guide we had on our trip. Not only that, he was exremely personable, energetic, and genuinely helpful. I highly recommend him and Samyeli Travel. Please give Tugrul our best regards,

Randy and Betty Ann Beardsworth
Princess Cruises ''ROYAL PRINCESS'' September 8, 2007 "Ephesus Tour"

66-) Mehmet,
Hello! We enjoyed our tour in Ephesus. The van was nice and roomy and our guide, Genghis, was very knowledgeable. We felt everything was well planned and organized and the lunch was a good "taste of Turkey" for us to try. We felt the tour was a very good value and were impressed that you contacted us to combine our tour with the other people to save us even more money. Thank you very much for the tour.

Jennifer Swanlund and family
Holland America Line ''ROTTERDAM'' September 5, 2007 "Ephesus Tour"

65-) Dear Mehmet,
I would like to extend my thanks to you on behalf of the Montagna Singers for the first-rate service your company has provided for us in Ephesus and Istanbul. Our guides (Tuurul in Ephesus, and Ersin in Istanbul) were friendly, wellspoken and knowledgeable about the sites we toured. We felt very welcome in our first time in Turkey and their hospitality was commented upon by all our participants. I wanted to tell you that, from the initial correspondence we had last February, you have been most considerate of our needs and patient with our arrangements. I am pleased to recommend you and your company to other potential clients in the cruise critic forum of which I am a member.

Best regards, Peter Domitrovits - September 2 and 3, 2007 Carnival Freedom Ephesus & Istanbul Tours

64-) Hi Mehmet,
We had a good time with your tour guides, Nadya at Izmir had a good sense of humour. Both of them were nice and I'm glad we booked with your company.

Sofia Po
Carnival Cruise Lines ''CARNIVAL FREEDOM'' September 2-3, 2007 Ephesus & Istanbul Tours

63-) Mehmet,
Thank you for the great tour and our special thanks to Genghis and the drivers for making it a wonderful day. We will remember it for a long time.

Best wishes,
John Napleton
Princess Cruises ''Emerald Princess'' August 29, 2007 "Ephesus Tour"

62-) Dear Mehmet,
I am writing to let you know what a fabulous time we had in Ephesus. Our tour guide and driver were just wonderful and so informative and they were kind, courteous and really took care of us. Our tour of Ephesus was one of the highlights of our trip. We learned so much and are excited with the possibilities of returning to Turkey soon.
I would highly recommend your agency to others and thank you.
I have attached a picture of our day.

thank you,
Donna Garfield
Celebrity Cruises ''GALAXY'' August 28, 2007 "Ephesus Tour"

We did enjoy our tour with you very much. I found out about you from and I was already planning on giving a good referral for you. We just arrived home late last nite and have very good memories of our trip to Turkey. Yalcin Ikizoglu did a very good job explaining things to us and his English was the best!! He probably had the best English of any of our guides on the whole trip. Thank you very much and I am hoping to get some pictures to you soon. We just got home last nite so we are pretty tired. Thanks again.

Sandra Lamont
Celebrity Cruises ''GALAXY'' August 08, 2007 "Ephesus Tour"

60-) Dear Mehmet,
We have just returned home and I would like to thank you and in particular our guide(Ms Tulip) for bringing Ephesus to life. This is our second visit and the terrace houses were a dramatic addition this time We would be pleased to recommend you to friends and colleagues in future.

Kind regards,
Ian Walker
Celebrity Cruises ''GALAXY'' August 08, 2007 "Ephesus Tour"

59-) Mehmet
Thanks once again for a great tour. Jengis Cenk was a terrific guide who we would highly recommend. I just posted a thread on cruisecritic and mentioned your agency. Here is a photo of our family at the Library of Celsius. This was really the highlight of our cruise. My brother Steve will be posting something as well. Best of luck to you and your guides.

David Louie
Royal Caribbean ''Splendour of the Seas'' August 07, 2007 "Ephesus Tour"

58-) Hi Mehmet,
The Ephesus and Istanbul trips was great and everything worked out perfect. Congratulations on such great services, The best,

Salvi Folch - Princess Cruises EMERALD PRINCESS August 1-2, 2007 Ephesus & Istanbul Tours

57-) Hi Mehmet,
We just wanted to let you know what a wonderful tour and tour guide we had on our recent trip to Turkey. Six of us arrived on the Splendour of the Seas on July 24 and we were met by Nadia (Naciye) Otar. She was informative, funny and a wonderful person. We had a great time with her and would highly recommend her and your company to anyone going to Turkey. Taking a private tour with you was the best way to see the sights!

Thanks for making our time in Turkey memorable.
Gail and Paul Dziorny (in the party of Timothy Kartisek) Royal Caribbean Cruises ''SPLENDOUR OF THE SEAS'' July 24, 2007 "Ephesus Tour"

56-) Hi Mehmet,
We had a great time on our Ephesus Tour, our guide was fantastic and we would both recommend him to others and would request his services for other tours in Turkey. We also requested to go to a good, traditional restaurant for lunch and it was perfect! Thank you very much. I will send some photos at a later date.

Best regards,
Stephanie Greenburg and Darrin Swan - Princess Cruises ''EMERALD PRINCESS'' July 11, 2007
Ephesus Tours

55-) Mr. Dagdelen,
Thank you so much for 3 wonderful tours in Turkey. We were very pleased with Arzu (please pardon my spelling!) in Istanbul and Turu in Ephesus. Both were very knowledgeable and their English was excellent. We were also very grateful for your thorough and speedy responses to our questions via email. Your busses were large and comfortable. It was a pleasure working with Samyeli Travel, and I will recommend your company whenever I have the opportunity
Becky Obendorf Celebrity Cruisess ''GALAXY'' July 8-9-10, 2007 Istanbul & Ephesus Tours

54-) Hi Mehmet,
Our guide service was terrific. He was knowledgeable, interesting, charming and accommodating. All 6 of us could not have been more pleased.

Seabourn Cruise Line ''SEABOURN SPIRIT'' July 2, 2007 "Ephesus Tour"

53-) Hi Mehmet:
We really enjoyed our tour of Ephesus and Kusadasi area with Yalchin. He was really great. I have attached a few photos for you. I will definitely recommend Samyeli Travel to anyone that I know will be going to Turkey Take Care,

Scott and Robin Pugh - June 26, 2007 Royal Caribbean ''SPLENDOUR OF THE SEAS'',"Ephesus Tour"

52-) Dear Mehmet,
Thank you so very much for the wonderful experience we had touring Ephesus. Our guide was so informative with his knowledge of the area and his enthusiasm about the history was contagious! I highly recommend Samyeli Travel to anyone visiting Ephesus.

Pat & Jim Burgess - Maureen & Herb Gee, Celebrity Line ''GALAXY'' June 05, 2007 "Ephesus Tour"

51-) Hi Mehmet,
The Ephesus Tour you organised for us was excellent and good value – the bus was waiting for us at the ship, the guide was funny and knowledgeable and I would happily recommend your services to any other visitors to Kusudasi.

Best wishes
Alex Beeson - Royal Caribbean ''SPLEDOUR OF THE SEAS'' June 12, 2007 "Ephesus Tour"

50-) Hi Mehmet,
We enjoyed the tour very much, and our guide and driver were both exceptional. Thanks.

Jim Telepman - Royal Caribbean ''SPLENDOUR OF THE SEAS'' June 12, 2007 "Ephesus Tour"

49-) Dear Mehmet,
Thank you so much for the good tours your company provided us. It's the best tours we had, Izmir and Istanbul, guided by your two very rofessional, detailed and efficient tour guides. Please relay our grateful thanks to both of them, Genchis in Izmir and Ceng in Istanbul. We were so impressed of the cleanliness of Turkey inspite of the traffic we encountered. Hope to visit Turkey again. Attached are some pictures taken.

Cristina - Carnival Cruise Lines ''CARNIVAL FREEDOM'' May 17 & 18, 2007 Ephesus & Istanbul Tours

48-) Mehmet,
We are finally home in Florida and I wanted to write to you to tell you how much we liked our time in Kusadasi with your tour guide and driver. I am sorry that the cruise line misled you for our pick-up time. Fortunately, everything worked out for us and we had plenty of time to visit all areas We are very thankful that we booked our trip to Ephesus, Virgin Mary House and Artemis Temple with you. Mr. Cenk Cenghis was, by far, the best tour guide that we had on our entire cruise. He was very friendly, professional and provided much information of the areas we visited. Also, our driver (I have forgetten his name) was very courteous and professional. All of the people I talked to on the Legend of the Seas that did an excursion on a bus, were disappointed with their tour I told many people on the ship about our great tour with Samyeli Travel and I will also highly recommend you to all the people on Fodors. com,,, trip and Thank you, once again for a wonderful day in your country. When we return, we will certainly use Samyeli again and will request Mr. Cenghis. If I can be of any further help, please let me know

A. (Alvis) Van Taylor - Royal Caribbean ''LEGEND OF THE SEAS'' May 22, 2007 "Ephesus Tours"

47-) Mehmet,
We very much enjoyed our tours in both Ephesus and Istanbul. Accept for unavoidable delays due to the ship/traffic, we had no problems meeting up with our guides - very prompt. Thorough coverage of tour sites. Very knowledgeable tour guides. Friendliness of tour guides was exceptional - we especially liked Nadia in Ephesus. The private tour group experience was definitely superior to the ship's large group tours.

Thank you for making our visit to Turkey so memorable.
A. Lisa Ty - Princess Cruises ''EMERALD PRINCESS'' May 21-22, 2007 Ephesus & Istanbul Tours

46-) Hi Mehmet,
We all were extremely pleased with the tour! We were met promptly by you and our guide Genghis and the van you provided was very comfortable for our group of 10. My husband enjoyed seeing the sign with my name so much that we asked to keep it and had it autographed by Genghis. 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 Oceania 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. We took too long in other places we visited to get to the Isabey mosque, but the group agreed that it was our fault and no one minded in the least. The shoppers appreciated the extra time to spend their money at the sites we visited. That is the best part of a tour that is customized; the group has more control of the pace. In short, we could not have been happier and would not hesitate to recommend Samyeli Travel to anyone wishing to arrange a private tour. I have attached a picture of the group in front of the library – taken by Genghis.

Carolyn Ferris - ( May 20, 2007 - Ocenaia Cruises ''NAUTICA'' ) "Ephesus Tours"

45-) Joseph and Dixie,
Dear Mehmet James Dagdelen, Dixie and I highly recommend your tour. We enjoyed it immensely. You gave us a personal one on one experience that we will always remember and for which we will be grateful.

Thank you again. May 1, 2007 M/V Oceanic ll - Replace Sea Diamond "Ephesus Tours"

44-) James McVey
Hi Mehmet, First of all we did not have a tour in Ephesus with your company, although we wish we had. Our tour was in Istanbul. We were met as soon as we docked and started immediately. Our tour guide was Mr Fatih Erarslan, he was very knowledgeable. He answered question not only about the sights, but also the government, society, and culture. He was very pleasant and we would certainly request him if we ever return to Turkey. After this tour, we have decide we will always do private tours not tours from the ship. Thank you for your services and we wish continued success in your business.

Thank you to Fatih also. ( March 31, 2007 - Carnival Freedom )
"Ephesus Tours"

43-) Joanne Hoefer
Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed the tour and to thank you for the "great guide" you gave us. I have posted good reviews for you on the cruise lists and hopefully they will bring you more business. thanks again for the professional job

( April 30, 3007 Emerald Princess ) "Ephesus Tours"

42-) John Tchiang
Dear Mr.Dagdelen, Overall, we are very pleased with your tours in both Izmir ( Ephesus ) and Istanbul.In both cases, your guides are very knowledgeable and extremly detail minded.We wish to extend our appreciations for the job well done. We will recommend your services to our friends. Sincerely, ( March 30 & 31, 2007 Carnival Freedom ) Ephesus & Istanbul Tours

41-) Bill & Shelley Canada
Mehmet Shelley and I had a excellent tour of Esphesus with your wonderfull Professional Guide "Nadia". We felt our time and money was well spent. We couldn't have asked for a better guide or driver and the vehicle was very comfortable. We will definately recommend Samyeli Travel to other friends who are planning to go to Turkey. November 27, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

40-) Brad Barbour Kettering, OH
Mehmet, Greetings from Kettering, OH, USA! First of all, I would like to thank you for your clear, quick and timely information that you provided throughout the entire process. We planned many private tours on this trip, all of which were recommended through the Cruise Critic Web Site, including yours. I appreciated your extra efforts in putting Sheila and I in touch with the Greshams for this private tour, as well. Thank you! Of all the tours that we took , in Istanbul, Kusadasi, Athens, Rhodes, Naples, Rome and Venice - it was Samyeli Travel that FAR EXCEEDED our expectations and provided super customer service, quality arrangements and VALUE for the price paid. Not only did Samyeli Travel deliver everything that was promised, but everyone went out of their way to ensure we had a terrific experience. The cleanliness of the van provided, the professionalism of the driver and the knowledge and personality of our guide were OUTSTANDING!!! As soon as we settle down and have time to right our review and submit it to the Cruise Critic website, you can be confident that Samyeli Travel will include our highest praise!Mehmet, we had an unfortunate experience at the end of our trip, my luggage and camera bag were stolen from the train at Roma Termini, other wise it would have been my pleasure to provide you with photos of our tour and guide.Feel free to use these comments as a recommendation of your services, and should someone want to contact me personally, I would be more than happy to do so.Please extend a warm thank you to everyone who made our excursion and private tour a very memorable experience!!

Take care,
November 27, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

39-) Karen Thomas,
Hello Mehmet We enjoyed our tour with Cengiz very much. He was very knowledgable and educated. His English was good. We feel as if we got a very good history lesson on our trip to Ephesus. The lunch we enjoyed in the garden of the Ceramic School was very enjoyable and it was nice to sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere of the 'real' Turkey. October 07, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

38-) Thomas & Nancy Schwab
Dear Mehmet, I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our private Ephesus tour on November 5, 2006. This was a private custom tour for just the two of us that actually cost less that a similar group tour offered by Princess Cruises. We were met by our guide on the dock as soon as we disembarked from the Golden Princess. The car 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 Samyeli Travel. November 5, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

37-) Marylin Reed
Dear Mehmet, We absolutely loved our tour of Ephesus with "Nadia" on October 25th! She was delightful, and we truly enjoyed the day with her. She was very knowledgeable about Turkey & about 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 and recommend your company. Thank you for your excellent service. I will try to forward some pictures in the next few weeks. Sincerely. October 25, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

36-) Nick Nickerson
Hello Mehmet, We had a great tour of Ephesus with Or your guide. He was very informative and even spend extra time with us. His knowledge of Ephesus was amazing. We would highly recommend him to anyone who wanted to learn the history of Ephesus. Thanks... October 23, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

35-) Patricia Schmied
Hi Mehmet, We took 5 tours indipendently from our cruise. This was by for the best! Nadia was wanderfully informative and fun. Her language skills were wanderfull. We enjoyed her very much. This was the highlight of our cruise!. WANDERFUL! THANK YOU! October 12, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

34-) James Fulter
Dear Mehmet, We thoroughly enjoyed both tours arranged for us and the tour guides in both Istanbul and Ephesus were knowledgeable and personable. The vehicles provided were clean and comfortable. We also enjoyed the meals at the two venues selected for us.We will be pleased to recommend your services. October 03 - 04, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

33-) John Fagg
Dear Mehmet, I want to comment Samyeli Travel for the very fine tour we had on Saturday October 7, 2006. I will recommend Samyeli Travel and I hope to do another tour with you someday. Our guide, Fusun, was delightful, knowledgeable, and very patient with our many questions. I believe the driver was Recep. He was also very good. We appreciate the quality of your service. Thank you, again. October 7, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

32-) Linda Brasseal
Hi Mehmet, We absolutely loved your service and Nadia was perfect for us! She was great at Ephesus and Artemis temple and also back in town. When I get a chance to come back and see more of Turkey, I will certainly call upon your services again. July 16, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

31-) Lori Seaton
Dear Mehmet, Thank you for your e-mail. Bill and I greatly enjoyed our tour of Ephesus, Temple of Artemis and The Virgin Mary House. Everything about it was perfect. Ibrahim and our driver were promptly waiting for us at the airport and it was a blessing to have comfortable, air-conditioned ransportation waiting for us. They were both very friendly and entertaining tour guides. Ibrahim was very knowledgeable about the history of the beautiful sites we visited and we felt as though we were getting inside information that other visitors were missing out on. They dropped us off at the front door of the hotel we stayed at in Kusadasi and recommended a restaurant for dinner. It was all a great experience and a highlight of our whole trip. Sunday July 23, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

30-) Maureen McCracken
Dear Mehmet, We had an incredible vacation last month that included 7 countries—and we look back on our time in Turkey as a highlight of the trip. We credit that to our guide Denis—who taught us more about the history of the area in one day then we would have learned in a semester at school. We were also made to feel incredibly welcome—and for that reason we look forward to returning to Turkey again in the future. Thank you for an amazing day to remember! We would highly reccomend Samyeli Travel to anyone visiting the area. Thank you for providing such a wonderful service! August 25, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

29-) Vaveine Teves
Hi Mehmet, Thank you for arranging our Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis tour. All of us thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide, Nadia, and driver, Necdet, were excellent. Nadia 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. August 16, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

28-) Michael Myers
Mehmet, We have now returned from our cruise and would like to thank you for an excellent tour of Ephesus. Gengis was a great guide and we will recommend your services to anyone we know making a similar trip. August 25, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

27-) Robert Eiseman
Hi Mehmet (James), We (5 adults & 5 children) had a terrific guide (Hassan) and were amazed at the knowledge and the desire to detail this knowledge by him. He truly was fun to be with, yet maintained a sense of professionalism. He mentioned he had toured with school groups and therefore was perfect for our mixed aged group. As for the value of the dollar paid, fantastic. Excursions offered by the cruise line were either shorter or much more expensive than what we paid per person. A birthday cake was even arranged for my daughter without any asking. We could have hoped for nothing better other than more time to spend visiting Kusadasi & Ephesus. August 02, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

26-) Kay Dixon
Dear Mehmet, I hope this email comes to you OK. All of us agree that the tours with Cengis and you were the best part of our cruise! Our tours with your company, 2 days in Istanbul and 1 day in Kusadasi, were the high-point of our cruise. Your customized service made it possible for the 18 members of our family group to enjoy touring together. Everything we saw was wonderful and we are excited to have you arrange a longer land tour to see a larger area.

Thank you so much!
July 6 and 7 in Istanbul, July 9 in Kusadasi
Best Wishes, Kay Dixon
Istanbul & Ephesus Tours

25-) Chuck
Dear Mehmet, Samyeli Travel will get great reviews from me. Your company was very efficient, had clean vehicles, good drivers, and knowledgable and friendly guides. I would recommend Samyeli Travel to anybody visiting Turkey. The only regret I have is that we couldn't stay in your beautiful country for a longer time. I hope someday to go back again. June 10, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

24-) Debbie Broeckling
Dear Mehmet, Our tour and tour guide was outstanding. We had the most wonderful time. We especially enjoyed going to Sirrence. It may have been the highlight of our trip. I can't wait to enjoy the peach wine we bought there. Thanks again for your great service and follow-up. I would not hesitate recommending your company to anyone going to Turkey. Looking forward to doing it again (maybe not real soon, but some day). June 19, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

23-) Debra Tucker
Hi Mehmet, We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The guide was well informed and provided very good details. He made Ephesus come alive for us. It was one of the highlights of our cruise. The vehicle was in excellent condition and quite comfortable. Considering the personal nature and the big cost savings over the the cruise ship's excursions we would highly recommend Samyeli Travel to anyone stopping in Kusadasi. They were a pleasure to work with and were very timely in their responses. June 09, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

22-) Larry Barker
Dear Mehmet, The trip was excellent. Tour guide was well informed and insured we enjoyed the experience. Thanks from all four of us. August 25, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

21-) Fiona MacLennan
Dear Mehmet,
Thank you for a wonderful day at the sights . Ibraham was first class guide and most informative and we were very well looked after for the whole day. We were delighted with the service.Many thanks... September 17, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

20-) Diana Richmond
Hi Mehmet,
Great email communication prior to service. We enjoyed ourselves very much in your country during our one day visit. May 09, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

19-) Regina Holt-Michael
Thank you so very much for a wonderful experience. Our guide was perfect. I will recommend you to all my friends and family heading to Turkey. May 14, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

18-) Teresa Cox
Dear Mehmet,
Our tour was fantastic - guide (I forget her name) was wonderful, very friendly and knowledgable. We were very pleased with your email responses, the meeting at the port, driver, van and guide. You do a great job. Keep it up!! I'll be in contact again should I happen to return to your lovely country. May 17, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

17-) David Christie
Hello Mehmet,
Our private tour was excellent. Our guide Ebru was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The highlight of our tour was the trip to Sincere and the visit to the house of one of the local people. Sharo was an excellent driver and we always felt safe. I have included a couple of our pictures for you. Thank you and Kindest regards April 26, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

16-) Marc L. Dash
Hi Mehmet,
Our guide was very good, extremely knowledgeable and very friendly and courteous. I would recommend your company to anyone traveling to Turkey. May 09, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

15-) Mrs. James
Hello Mehmet!,
We had a wonderful time in Ephesus! Our guide was Wonderful!! Lunch was terrific!!! She was very knowledgeable and very nice. We highly recommend her. The vechicle as great and we had a very nice time. Thank you again. April 21, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

14-) Brad Craven
The tour that you provided exceeded our expectations in every way. Indeed, it was the highlight of the entire 10 day cruise/tour for most of our participants. The guiding, transportation, and features of the tour were superb. We want to return to your country! My group loved the stop at the carpet factory and cheerfully dropped $20,000 in 90 minutes. I hope that we will be able to use your services in the future for a deeper look at Turkey. April 24, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

13-) Bette Davis
Dear Mehmet, We were surprised to have both a driver and a tour guide. They were both excellent and were waiting for us as we left the ship. Sedat was so informative and since he is an English teacher, of course he was very easy to understand. He was so accommodating, letting us go at our pace and stop for pictures whenever we wanted. The schedule was great, the car was very comfortable, and lunch was delicious. I also want to thank you for being so good to deal with and so prompt in answering my questions while I was planning the trip. I notice you have updated the prices of the tours on your website. The tour is still a bargain at the new prices and I would highly recommend it and your company. When we saw the big groups of people following the flag around on the Princess tours, we knew how lucky we were to have a private tour. In a few days when things settle down here, I will be posting comments on some of the forums. If we are lucky enough to return to Turkey someday, I will want to book more tours with you. The only suggestion I could offer is to make it clear on the web page tour description that the price includes both a driver and a guide; I think it would be a selling point. Thanks again. May 09, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

12-) Tom Straker
Our Ephesus Tour was excellent and very professional. Our tour guide Nilay was very knowledgeable. We had a great tour and enjoyed it very much. April 30, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

11-) Shawn
Hey, I just wanted to thank you for the excursion. What a fun experience. We were very impressed with Samyeli Travel on our excursion of Ephesus. The bus was air conditioned and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. With a group of about 45 iniduals including a lot of children they allowed flexibility in the time at each place. I highly recommend an excursion with them. April 09, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

10-) Mark & Patrica
Dear Mehmet, Just got back from our cruise ship on Costa Fortuna and The Ephesus tour was unbelievable and perfect thank you for everything. Great tour perfect guide and we recommended Samyeli Travel everyone. I have already given several of business cards to people on the ship and will give one to the travel agent who booked our cruise. I certainly would recommend Samyeli Travel to anyone who is traveling to Turkey.

Thanks for a wonderful and memorable experience.
March 25, 2006 "Ephesus Tours"

9-) Kathy Morgan
Hi Mehmet,
I just wanted to get in touch with you and thank you for organizing our Ephesus tour while we were in Kusadasi for the day. It was a lovely day trip and we really enjoyed the Sirince Village. 2005 "Ephesus Tours"

8-) Sam and Lisa
"The tour was unbelievable and perfect thank you for everything. Great tour perfect guide and we recommended Samyeli Travel everyone." 2005 "Ephesus Tours"

7-) George Carter
"It was a pleasure touring Ephesus and Selcuk with Samyeli Travel agency and especially our driver who was very experienced. It really was a very nice tour we'll always remember it so thanks to you." 2005 "Ephesus Tours"

6-) Klaus Giess
"The Ephesus tour you provided was excellent. We were efficiently met at the ship by your friendly staff. The bus you sent us was superb, but the very best was the guide you provided us. He was so enthusiastic about the subject! She had everyone's attention." 2005 "Ephesus Tours"

5-) John Michaels
"Dear Mehmet, I really enjoyed the Ephesus and Virgin Mary tour and found the history of this region absolutely fascinating. Thank you for help in organizing this tour for me and my friends." 2005 "Ephesus Tours"

4-) Susan Sleeve
"This tour was well organized and we were met at the port and accompanied to our buses. Ephesus was amazing and I never thought it would cover as much space as it did. I am glad we took the option to do the Sirince Village tour as well as this was well worth it and there was plenty of free time to look around and browse the small markets" 2005 "Ephesus Tours"

3-) George Stevens
"A thoroughly enjoyable time and a must if you are visiting Kusadasi via cruise ship or other. We were picked up from the port and given a very professional tour around Ephesus and other sites. Thank you" 2005 "Ephesus Tours"

2-) Phil Thomas
"I would recommend these tours to anyone who is interested in visiting these ancient sites. The guide was excellent and was very enthusiastic about this subject" 2005 "Ephesus Tours"

1-) John Lasek
"Kusadasi was a lovely place to visit on our cruise and I really do suggest if you have the time then you do a tour of Ephesus and the areas around it." 2005 "Ephesus Tours"

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