Welcome to Magical Steps Travel's World!
We are a licensed travel agency established in 1993, located in Kusadasi, specializing in Cultural,Religious and private tours all over Turkey. As a proficient travel 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 awating for you.
Our experienced team came together to ensure you receive the best guides, accommodation and transportation. We provide you the flexibility to choose the best tour for yourself.
Magical Steps Travel organizes small and large group tours. Professionally prepared group tours give you various sightseeing selections of the country and people.
Magical Steps Travel is also specialized in organizing private Ephesus Tours for cruisers from Kusadasi or Izmir ports and private Istanbul Tours for cruisers. Our reviews in TripAdvisor
Magical Steps Travel also offers you Magical VIP Travel tours which was established to organize private and custom made tours.
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TURSAB License name is: Family Turizm - Number: 2511. (Family Tour is owned by Magical Steps Travel LLC)
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. Currently, he is the Operation Director of Magical Steps Travel. Ugur is based at the Kusadasi offices in Turkey.
Merih Ilk - Founder & Marketing Director
Merih was born in Ankara in 1970, after graduating from Istanbul Technical University as a Civil Engineer in 1991, he took the helm of the family owned Construction and Investment Company, as the second generation of family leadership. He made his first tourism investment in 1995. Kusadasi is a very important, internationally known tourism centre, which has meant Merih has always been in touch with the tourism sector. He co-founded Magical Steps Travel and is one of the board members, Board Chairman and the Marketing Director of Magical Steps Travel. Merih is based at the Kusadasi offices in Turkey.
Gonca Ilk - Founder & International Relations and Reservation Department 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 International Relations and Reservation Department Manager of Magical Steps Travel. Gonca is based at the Kusadasi offices in Turkey.
Gilbert(Budd) Friend-Jones - Consultant
As a parish pastor, Budd is devoted to interfaith cooperation and education. He has led interfaith and Christian pilgrimages to Spain, Morocco and Turkey. He is a minister in the United Church of Christ and an Oblate of the Order of St Benedict. He has served parishes in Illinois, Georgia, Minnesota, Virginia, Maine and New Jersey. His earned his doctorate at the Divinity School of Howard University, his Masters at Princeton Theological Seminary and his undergraduate degree at Frostburg State University. He lives in the Chicago area.
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.
Ilker Avci - Tour Guide
I was born in Tatvan in 1976, close to mystical Mount Ararat. I studied English language teaching and history at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir. I applied to be an official tour guide and have been guiding since 1997. In addition to long Turkish history, I have been studying guiding in neighboring countries which definitely have similar cultural background as Turkey. Greece, Syria, Lebanon and the Holy Lands are also in my trip planning and touring interest. I live in Kusadasi.
Suleyman Tirasoglu - Tour Guide
I was born in Antalya in 1971. When I graduated from Eskisehir University, I taught English for some time, but eventually went into tourism because I love to travel and it gave me a better opportunity. I moved to Izmir and got my guiding license from the Tourism Ministry in 1997 after successfully completing the professional tourist guide course there. My first job as a guide was in Cappadocia, an interesting region of central Anatolia. I also began to guide in other regions of Turkey. I moved to Istanbul in 2000. I strolled through Istanbul street by street and also completed my knowledge by traveling extensively all over Turkey on research.
Kemal Sendikci - Tour Guide
Hello from the timeless city ISTANBUL...; My name is Kemal. I am an experienced and state registered English speaking tour guide. I got my tour guiding license by ministry of tourism in 2001 as well as educated almost four years in official fine art academy about global history of art ,media and photography in Izmir but tour guiding is my full time job right now. So, I have been doing guiding as a full time job for the last 10 years. I am running for daily city tours in Istanbul and also the round trips in the country. I am originally from the western part of the country which is called as the Aegean zone or Smyrna and nearby it is famous with Ancient Ephesus. My favorite place is Saint Sophia museum in Istanbul.
Zeynep Erkan - Tour Guide
Hello, I was born in Kusadasi in 1987, which is a harbor town and very close to Ephesus ancient city. I grew up with history and love history. I studied tourism in high school and graduated as a tour guide from Marmara University, Istanbul in 2008. I traveled all over Turkey. I like travelling, meeting with people and guiding.
Olcay Dignef - Tour Guide
Merhaba , my name is Olcay which means ''faith, good luck''.. As my name says, I was lucky to be born in this beautiful country which welcomes you to the history , harmony of green and blue , mosaic of yesterday and today.. I hope you are ready to feel the breeze of Asian European mixture of living during your visit today to Turkey with me as an experienced guide since 2006 on, in English and Dutch.. So prepare your cameras, free your mind and forget the time, let me schedule it for you . Where I was born? I am gonna tell you when I meet you..
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.
Zeynep Elitemiz - Tour Guide
My name is Zeynep. I am a licensed English speaking tour guide. I graduated from Selcuk University, Tour Guiding department in 2009 and on the same year got my guiding license from The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. I have been guiding for 3 years. I live in a resort town named Kusadasi during the season which is very closed to the ancient city of Ephesus and I make daily tours in the area.