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Hoş Geldiniz, Welcome

Hi my name is Oktay (Octavius) and I am a freelance private English-speaking tour guide, licensed with the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and Culture. I am based near Ephesus, Turkey and so I am a specialist Ephesus private tour guide. I am passionate about my local area, and I feel lucky to live in place with so much rich history, I love showing it to visitors, and I love helping people get maximum value from their time here.

I am experienced in guiding guests who arrive at Kusadasi or Izmir ports by cruise ship, showing them the best of Ephesus and surrounding areas. I have done private tours for people arriving by ship on all of the major cruise lines – Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Azamara and more… As well as doing Ephesus and Pamukkale tours, I also regularly do tours around other local sites of interest – such as Pergamon, Izmir city, Priene, Miletus and Didyma and the Seven Churches of Asia.  As well as being a major history buff, I really enjoy helping my guests get a feel for Turkish culture, and so I always build this in to my tours.

Please note that as a tour guide I am only providing guiding services – but if you would like to do a tour with me, I will work with a trusted local travel agency to make the arrangements for your tour. So you can be sure that all legal requirements are taken care of for your tour.

This website shows you just a small number of the many possibilities for your private Ephesus or Pamukkale tour, as well as ideas for other tours you can do in this area. These are just some tour programs to get you started.  The next step is for you to tell me what interests you – whether it is history, archaeology, food or something else, and I am happy to help you design a tailor-made, private tour program to suit your needs.

Tour Ideas