Ugur Yavuzturk Private tour guide in Ephesus, Istanbul, Kusadasi - Turkey

Ugur Yavuzturk

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Guide profile:

I was born and rised in Ephesus-Selcuk and the ancient city of Ephesus was kinda my playground. I went to the High School of Selcuk-Ephesus. After graduating from high school, I studied Electronics and Computer Aplications at Selcuk University in Konya - Turkey for one year in 1982. The next year I decided to study English as a Second Language at Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey. In 1986 I went to Glenside , Phil.-PA, USA with the references of my Full-Bright professors to study American English at Beaver College. After a month of staying in Glenside , I decided to move to New York City and go to college there. I took classes at Hunter College of CUNY in Manhattan, NY. In 1989 I came back to Turkey. In Nov. 1989 I followed professional tour guide courses for 8 months and became a certified prof. tour guide.

In 1992- 1993 academic years I took my master classes in Industrial Location and Development - Tourism Industry at Vrije Universiteit Brussel ( Brussels Free University), Brussels, Belgium. I taught English Speaking Skills and Tourism English at ADU University before I went to Point Park University in the academic years 2001 and 2002 to do my MA in Curriculum and Instruction. After I had returned to Turkey, I started both lecturing at Akdeniz (Mediterranean) University in Antalya and doing private tours. I finally decided to work as a full time tour guide in 2007. I have been working freelance since then.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Gill &. M. H.

Our family of four visited Kusadasi on a cruise ship in July. We had booked Ugur for a half day tour of Ephesus and wished in particular to visit the terrace houses. Ugur met us at the cruise terminal and took us to meet our driver in his air conditioned van. It was a short 15 minute drive to Ephesus, which Ugur used to get to know us and to fill us in on the history of the area. He was a great guide, very informative, well paced, and his English is excellent! Great visit,highly recommended

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Full Day Ephesus

1. Ephesus

2. Terrace Houses (optional)

or

3. House of Mary (optional)

or

4. Church of John the Gospel (optional)

5. Temple of Artemis

**only two options to choose

Half Day Ephesus

1. Ephesus

2. Terrace Houses (optional)

3. House of Mary (optional)

4. Temple of Artemis

**only one option to choose

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, new vehicle with A/C

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

A Private Full Day Ephesus Tour Price Per Group 220.00 USD
A Private Half Day Ephesus Tour Price Per Group 190.00 USD
Ephesus and Sirince Price Per Group 200.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Archeology, architecture, Greek - Roman and Turkish History and Culture in Anatolia, Hiking, Seven Churches of the Revelation, Early Christianity and Biblical Sites in Asia Minor.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Gill &. M. H. 09 Jul 2014

Our family of four visited Kusadasi on a cruise ship in July. We had booked Ugur for a half day tour of Ephesus and wished in particular to visit the terrace houses. Ugur met us at the cruise terminal and took us to meet our driver in his air conditioned van. It was a short 15 minute drive to Ephesus, which Ugur used to get to know us and to fill us in on the history of the area. He was a great guide, very informative, well paced, and his English is excellent! Great visit,highly recommended

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