Frequently Asked Questions
You can find Frequently Asked Questions about Ephesus Port Tours and all about our Ephesus daily excursions on this page.
• I will visit Ephesus/Kusadasi by a cruise ship and leave by the same ship. Do I need Visa?
You are called as daily transit guest. So same day return cruise passangers do not need visa for Ephesus.
• Are your tours the same ones offered by the Cruise Lines?
Cruise Lines offer 100% same tours, visiting the same sites. The biggest difference is that you will have a private representative entire day, reserve in advance and save time and of course money.
• What is the importance of Professional Tour Guide?
A “Certified Professional” guide, not only informs you about the history, but also lets you know about the daily happenings, local life style and regional legends. A book could give you enough information as well but do not forget that a guide's knowledge is not limited with only one book but many books as well as the experience.
Besides there are not many informative signs within Ephesus, which can describe what you are looking at!
• How do I book a Tour?
Go to Enquiry Form and fill in the Reservation Request and we will send you a Reservation Response. If you are happy, please confirm it by email and we will then send you a Reservation Confirmation with all meeting details.
Please note, your booking will be successfully completed only when you'll receive from us an email with as subject “Tour Confirmation”. All payments will be settled at the end of your tour. We accept cash payments only in Euro or in US Dollars. Our rates have to be intended per party, not per person.
• What time and where do your tours start?
You will be the boss. That’s why, the tour will start where and when you want.
• Can I share a tour with another group?
No; our tours are offered per individual private group. We do not care with the size of the group. If you wish you can invite your friends to your own tour. But we never mix different parties who do not know each others.
• Can I tour on Sundays or is everything closed?
All the main sights in Ephesus and Kusadasi are open on Sundays.
• Can I customise my tour?
Yes. Your guide will design your tour around your specific interests and preferred pace.
• What vehicles do you provide?
We always arrange Private Mercedes A/C vans according to your party’s size. You will have a private driver as well.
• What is the cancellation policy?
Please note that there will be no charge if you cancel your booking by e-mail at least 1 week (7 days) before the date of the requested service.
• Is our Guide's/Driver’s gratuity included?
No. Gratuities are at your discretion. If you are happy with your guide, a gratuity - usually in the region of 10% to 15% of the cost of the touring rate - is much appreciated. If you do more, you make them happier.
• How do I recognize you at the port/meeting point?
At the port, your private tour guide will be waiting outside the exit door of the arrivals hall with a sign of your name.
We have taken many clients on tour who use wheelchairs. Please ask us for tours with good access.
• Is it safe to travel in Turkey?
Turkey is one of the safest countries in the world in which to travel, and its crime rate is low in comparison to many Western European countries. Interpol ranked Turkey as the safest holiday destination in Europe for travelers. Naturally, we recommend that travelers to Turkey exercise the same precautions they would elsewhere, and be aware of security concerns that affect all international travelers.
• Your tours seem to be a whole day: can we do a shorter tour?
You can, of course.
• What do I wear?
Wear the clothes you would normally wear in your own country, as you will see the same amount of variety in Turkey.
During the tour in summer, keep an umbrella or hood handy.In the summer, try to wear t-shirts and shorts since the weather is very hot. Most important of all – wear the most comfortable shoes you possess.
• We would like to do some shopping, is it possible with your guidance?
Turkey is known as a cheap and fertile country. Handycrafts of Turkey are popular and very qualified. Most of you, probably heard of the beauty of Turkish tiles, carpets, ceramics, leather and textile. There are carpet production centers, leather, ceramics and gold around Ephesus where you see how these items are made. You may even order to have a golden ring or a necklace made, or a leather jacket designed or a carpet woven specially for you. Places we recommend you are guaranteed production centers for quality and prices, to pay your money back if you can find the same item, with the same quality for less price. If you do not wish to do shopping, please let us or our guide know about it.
• What currency do we have to use in Turkey?
The currency of Turkey is Turkish Lira. Beside that you can use US Dollars, Euro and credit card if you would like to purchase something.
• How much do we have to pay for entrance fees?
According to your request we will visit some sights as below. You can pay only entry fees of the sights where you want to visit, not all of them.