Guided tour

Kusadasi: Small Group Ephesus Tour

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Kusadasi: Small Group Ephesus Tour

From US$ 41.83 per person

A small-group tour to visit the Ephesus ruins from Kusadasi. You will discover the Ephesus Ancient City, the House of Virgin Mary, the Temple of Artemis, and Sirince Village, among many more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
You will be collected from your hotel lobby. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ancient city of Ephesus
  • Discover the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
  • Savor lunch at a local restaurant
  • Visit the Virgin Mary House
  • Indulge in some wine tasting in Sirince
Full description
Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your accommodation between 8:30AM and 9:00AM in the morning. From there your first stop will be to the House of Virgin Mary, which is speculated to be the place where Mary spent her final days. The site was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and has since become a popular place of pilgrimage. Your tour will then proceed to Ephesus. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods. It is an important site for Christianity; being one of the seven Churches of Revelation. Over the space of two hours you will explore the city by walking on the marble streets accompanied by an English-speaking tour guide. Throughout your tour you will see Odeon, State Agora, Prytaneion, Memmius Monument, Domatian Temple, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Hadrian Temple, and Latriens. Following the Terrace Houses you will carry on with some exploration of the Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, Great Theather, and Arcadiane. Following lunch you will carry on with a visit to the Temple of Artemis; which is one of the "Seven Wonders of Antiquity". Finally, you will visit Sirince, which is an old village situated on the hills of Selcuk 7 kilometers from Ephesus. The village is popular for beautiful traditional houses and fruit-flavored wine production, and you will have a free time there for some wine tasting if you wish. Your tour will later conclude at around 4:30PM, at which point you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Professional Turkish and English-speaking tour guide
  • Exploration of museums, monuments, and ruins
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Round-trip transfers from your hotel or cruise in Kusadasi and Selcuk
  • Transfers with a non-smoking and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fee for the Terrace Houses
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Know before you go

  • The maximum number of participants for this tour is 14
  • Please bring sneakers with you, as some streets of Ephesus contain marble surfacing
  • In summer the temperature may reach 40 degrees Celsius, you should be careful to avoid heat strokes
  • All transfers are carried out with air-conditioned vehicles
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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Our guide was good but he Set it us up for a carpet deal He knew his stuff and shared it well! Perhaps we could have spent more time in the village that was once Greek then exchanged during the great exchange . A little disappointing.

September 26, 2021

The tour started promisingly. With a funny guide we were led through ancient Ephesus, saw the remains (stone) of the Temple of Artemis and the house of the Virgin Mary. Lunch was delicious and included in the price. For soft drinks you had to pay yourself and for in comparison to other places at overpriced prices (15 TLR for a Coke). After lunch, the tour unfortunately turned into a coffee trip. So we visited a carpet manufacturer and then a porcelain manufacturer who first presented their craft. Then there was an attempt to sell, which was quite unpleasant. At the end we went to the wine tasting, where it was all about the sale. So I would have preferred to book a 4 hour tour instead of a full day tour if I had known how the day would be filled. Therefore, the tour is less recommended for people who are only interested in the culture.

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September 17, 2021

Excellent guide

September 12, 2021

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