1. Turkey
  2. Aegean Coast Region, Turkey
  3. Kusadasi
  4. Ephesus

Full Day Private or Small Group Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi

Product ID: 127130
Enjoy a small group or private tour that is customized according to your preferences, interests, time, and budget. Visit the ancient site of Ephesus and the Turkish Orthodox village Sirince.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel, port or pick-up point of your choosing in Kuşadası.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Ephesus, the most impressive archeological site in Turkey
  • Listen to your certified guide as you go through the sites
  • See the first church dedicated to Virgin Mary is in Ephesus
  • Visit the Archaeology Museum
Full description
Visit Ephesus Ancient city for 1 hour 45 minutes. Ephesus is one of the well preserved Greco- Roman ancient city's in the world, famous with Odeon where the music concerts were organized; Domitian Temple which is one of the first temples in the history dedicated for a human; Celcius Library which was the third biggest library in the ancient age; the amphitheater is one of the biggest amphitheaters in the world with 24.000 people capacity and where St. Paul preached; Roman Baths; Fountains; Temples ; Agora; Love House; Public Toilets; (Terrace Houses,optional ) Terrace Houses are optional and not recommended for disabled people because of the steps. Minimum required time for Terrace Houses is 30 minutes. House of Virgin Mary is one of the pilgrimage centers of Christians where Virgin Mary passed her time and died. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967 and ‘unofficially’ confirmed its authenticity. Pope John Paul II also visited the shrine in 1979. Pope Benedict XVI visited this shrine in 2006. While there visiting, they gave some gifts for this shrine that you can see. The next stop after House of Virgin Mary will be Temple of Artemis which is one of the seven wonders of ancient age.

Drive up to the Turkish Orthodox village of Sirince located on top of a mountain. The village, is a synthesis of Turkish and Greek culture. Visit a mosque and an Orthodox church. Along the narrow streets are women selling handcrafted goods and olive oil. Taste the fruity wine in a small cafe.
Includes
  • Private professional licensed guide (if option chosen)
  • Private professional driver (if option chosen)
  • Transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities for your guide and driver
  • Drinks (unless specifically mentioned)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat and plenty of sunscreen as shade is limited
• The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion
• Ephesus: 40 Turkish Lira (Equivalent of €8)
• House of Mary: 25 Turkish Lira (Equivalent of €5)
• Temple of Artemis: Free of Charge
• Sirince Village: Free of charge
• Isa Bey Mosque: Free of Charge
• Terrace Houses: 20 Turkish Lira (Equivalent of €4)
• Basilica of St. John: 10 Turkish Lira (Equivalent of €2)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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My husband and I came to turkey for Honeymoon and we started in cappadoccia And will end in Istanbul throughout our trip we have had various tours all of which were wonderful but this trip took our breath away. Our tour guide’s name was Ali Tanriverdi ( I highly recommend you ask for him by name) and he was amazing, he explained everything wonderfully dealt with all our questions in a highly professional and charismatic manner. I would definitely take another tour just to have such wonderful hospitality and service.... truly added beauty to the whole Turkish experience. His English was great, he negotiated prices for us and was patient funny and hospitable. 6 stars to our guide and our driver who was very lovely too. P.S Ephesus is an absolute must see

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July 28, 2019

We spent a day with Ephesus Tours. Our guide was very informative and we got a nice personalized experience. They picked us up from and dropped us off at our cruise port, which was very nice. There were no forced salesperson at the end, which was good from some other tours we researched. Overall, highly recommended if you can stand the walking around and the heat.

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June 23, 2018

I had found Private ephesus tour listed on getyourguide with very good reviews. This tour was better than l could have ever expected. It ended up being a private tour with the guide and me in a new Mercedes minibus. Our guide actually studied archaeology in college and worked for several years as an archaeologist at the Ephesus site. In addition to being a really nice guy he was obviously very knowledgeable about the site. I had a nice lunch at an open air restaurant and then visited a carpet weaving site. This was the absolute best tour. I strongly recommend private Ephesus tour.

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April 19, 2018

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