Guided tour

Ephesus: Small-Group Shore Excursion with Terrace Houses

4.6 / 5

5 reviews

Ephesus: Small-Group Shore Excursion with Terrace Houses

From US$ 55 per person

Enjoy a small-group shore excursion to Ephesus. Visit Ephesus, Terrace Houses, The House of Virgin Mary, Artemission Temple. Benefit from entrance fees, a licensed tour guide, and air-conditioned transportation included.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Kusadasi Cruise Terminal
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Walk through history along marble streets
  • See the House of Virgin Mary
  • Experience the Artemission Temple
Full description
After meeting your tour guide at Kusadasi Cruise Port at the pre-arranged time, begin your 20-minute drive to Ephesus. Once there you will begin touring the city, which is one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor). As a port city, this was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. You can walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them you will discover the Baths of Scholastica and the Library of Celsus (which was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father). Later on, encounter the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater, which are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. The Grand Theater was built in the 3rd century B.C., and was later expanded to 24,000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. The House of Virgin Mary is located in the Aladag Mountains, 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 A.D. in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D., and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared this area as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. You will stop here at the Artemission Temple, where one of the seven wonders of the ancient world used to be. This will be the final stop on your tour before your return drive to your point of origin.
  • Professional and licensed tour guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Parking fees
  • Local taxes
  • Meals and drinks
  • Tips to driver and tour guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

Select participants and date



Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • Ephesus has 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) of walking and steps, therefore this tour is not recommended for people with physical limitations
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

November 18, 2019

The guide was superb. Ephesus is worthy to see.

September 18, 2019

Fascinating historical ruins

Good value for money. Our guide was very knowledgeable and conducted himself in a professional manner. All in all a very well organised tour for guests of all ages. Ephesus site is fascinating and well worth the visit.

August 25, 2019

Organized by

Product ID: 202984