Welcome to Magical Steps Travel’s World!

We are a licensed travel agency established in 1993, located in Kusadasi, Turkey , specializing in Ephesus Tours, Istanbul Tours, Cappadocia Tours, Pamukkale Tours, Cultural, Religious and private tours all over Turkey. As a proficient tour agent, we invite you to explore the mystical and fascinating nature of Turkey. Being the crossroads and cradle of civilizations, Asia Minor offers lots of history, culture and natural beauty. Not only her historic heritage but also colorful and most friendly people are awaiting for you.

Our experienced team came together to ensure you receive the best tour guides, accommodation and transportation. We provide you the flexibility to choose the best tour for yourself according to your interests, needs and expectations.

Magical Steps Travel organizes small and large group tours. Professionally prepared group tours give you various sightseeing selections of the country and people.

Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi, Izmir port/Airport/hotel or Istanbul are provided by private, professional, experienced, licensed, local Ephesus tour guides who have great reviews on TripAdvisor. Click to read our reviews on TripAdvisor. We arrange private Ephesus tours including entrance fees, parking, lunch, private tour guide, private transfers, petrol and gas. There is no hidden fees and extra costs charged from you on the tour date. Also check out our other tours from Kusadasi and tours from Izmir

Istanbul tours from the port and hotel are available by private Istanbul tour guides, who are licensed and experienced. You will be picked up from Istanbul port or hotel by your tour guide and drop back at the end of the tour. We can customize the best Istanbul itinerary for you according to your time in Istanbul and interests. Click Here for our Istanbul tours page.

We also provide Cappadocia tours from Istanbul. There are 3 days tour options and Balloon ride in Cappadocia can be added in your itinerary. If you wish we can also arrange a Cappadocia and Ephesus tours from Istanbul for you.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us by contact form. Click Here For Contact Form.

Magical Steps is a member of TURSAB (Association of Turkish Travel Agencies / Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism) License name is: Family Turizm. Number: 2511. (Family Tour is owned by Magical Steps Travel LLC) and a member of KUTO (Kusadasi Chamber of Commerce) Membership Number: 5569

Our Team
Ugur Duman - Founder & Operations Director

Born in Munich/Germany in 1968, Ugur graduated at Ege University in German Language and Literature, before becoming a professional tour guide in 1991. He worked as a German and English speaking tour guide for many years within, both European and American tourist groups. Later in 1993, Ugur established a tourism agency, where he refined his agency organization skills and continued tour guiding. In addition he has set up a real estate investment business, which is focused on European market. He is Co-Founder and Operation Director of Magical Steps Travel. Ugur is based at the Kusadasi offices in Turkey.

Gonca Ilk Yoldas - Founder & Reservations Manager

She has a BA in English Language & Literature and graduated from Selcuk University in 2004. She worked as a qualified real estate agent for 3 years. After working as a Branch Manager for a real estate company for 2 years, she worked for a Turkish - Dutch Construction " Investment Company as a Sales Manager. She is the Co-Founder and General Manager of Magical Steps Travel. Gonca is based at the Kusadasi offices in Turkey.

Our Head Guides
Behlul Dundar - Tour Guide

Born in Amasya, a beautiful city near the Black Sea cost of Turkey, but raised in Izmir. Completed his education at various universities around the country studying English Literature and Classical Archeology. Working as a licensed guide and lecturer since 1996. Guided hundreds of groups of Biblical, Archeological, Cultural Learning and Discoveries Tours . Also writes literary essays, book reviews for the well-known magazines and national newspapers.

Atilla Demir - Tour Guide

Atilla Demir was born in Istanbul in 1986. He studied Travel Management and Tourism Guiding at Adnan Menderes University. Atilla is a professional tourist guide who is leading private tours in English since 2009. You will not realize how the time passes while he is sharing his enthusiasm and experiences for an unforgettable day. He got married in 2011 and he is still living in Kusadasi.

Hande Bilen - Tour Guide

Hi I am Hande, I was graduated as a Professional tour Guide from Adnan Menderes University in 2003. I live in Izmir, Ancient Smryna which is 6000 years old city and close to Kusadasi. I am in love with history and travel. So I am just waiting for you to travel together and have a magnificient experience in Ancient Sites of Turkey... 

Yesim Kulak - Tour Guide

My name is Yesim Kulak and I'm from Aydin, Turkey. After having my graduation from Erciyes University department of Tourist Guiding 9 years ago, I have started guiding in Ephesus Area. I'm very happy to welcome our guests with a big smile and inform them about my country, my culture and the great history of the Sites. Hope it will be a Magical step of their travelling to Turkey for all of our guests and I wish them to leave Turkey with the great memories. 

Ugur Kilerci

I was born into a traditional family in Istanbul in 1979. Growing up in Istanbul - Turkey increased my intention to history besides working and traveling in Europe increased my desire of journey then I became an Official Tour Guide,  I specialized in cultural tours and Istanbul. Prior to be a tour guide I used to work as a handicraft expert.

Haluk Caliskan - Tour Guide

Within 30 years of experience ,Haluk had the honor and opportunity to guide the several leaders,politicians, ambassadors and aristocrats from different countries.

The licence as mentioned as a Professional Tourist Guide ,which was given by The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey enables him to guide all over the country by sharing information proudly about archeological sites,the museums and resort areas.

Haluk had the privilidge to study 'Ten Books of Architecture' written by the great Architect Vitrivius therefore the visitors accompanied by Haluk will be greatful to learn and discover about the engineering methods in ancient times.

Another special interest of Haluk nowadays is about the healing methods and techniques which have been applied by the famous doctors in the ancient hospitals especially in Pergamon's Asclepıon (Galen,the doctor of the gladiators) and Ephesus ' Hospital etc all over Anatolia. So attending  a special course he had  a Certification of Ancient Medicine.

Haluk also enjoys playing his harmonica ,especially in the grand theatre of Ephesus as if that he feels himself being a member musician in The Roman Ephesus Orchestra so that those WHO are guided by him will be entertained besides learning so much about the endless historical information about the way of  life of the ancient civilizations..

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