Private tour

Ephesus: Private 5-Hour Tour from Kusadasi or Izmir

Private tour

Ephesus: Private 5-Hour Tour from Kusadasi or Izmir

From US$ 82.50 per person

Travel back in time and visit the ruins of Ephesus on a full-day private tour from Izmir or Kusadasi. Get skip-the-line tickets and a delicious lunch, perfect for cruisers.

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Duration 5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel or cruise port in Izmir.
Private group


  • Travel back in time to walk in the footsteps of Romans at the ancient city of Ephesus
  • Admire the remains of the semi-circular Odeon Theatre
  • Walk down marble streets to the towering Library, one of the most spectacular Roman remains
  • See the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Full description
Explore the Greek and Roman ruins of Ephesus on this half-day sightseeing tour from Izmir or Kusadasi ports. As it is a private tour you can start at any time you like, depending on the arrival and departure time of your cruise ship. Transfer to Ephesus and wander among the stunning ruins with a local guide, and see sites such as the Odeon Theatre, which could seat up to 1,400 spectators in its heyday. Admire beautiful Roman statues and decorations carved into marble slabs at the Pollio Fountain. Other highlights include the Celcius Library, completed by the Romans in 117AD. Admire the building’s awe-inspiring façade of columns, statues, and intact windows. Finally, explore the Greek Temple of Artemis, to see one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
  • Brand New A/C Luxury Mercedes Vito with Private Driver
  • Pickup and Drop-off from Hotel and Cruise Port
  • Parking fees and all taxes
  • Entrance Fees (Tickets are pre-purchased to skip the line Total:25$ per person.)
  • A Delicious Local Lunch (10$ per person)
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Drinks at lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Tripods

Know before you go

  •  Please note that Ephesus and the other attractions open at 08:00
  •  This tour requires a minimum of 2 hours walking. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and sun cream, and bring an umbrella (for sun or rain depending on the season)
  • Bring your camera, but please note that tripods are not allowed at Ephesus
  • Discounts are available for children under 11 years old. Please bring their passports or ID card to show upon entering the museum and attractions. If you don’t have ID, they may be charged full adult price
  •  There is no obligation to cover your head or shoulders in Ephesus. You may wear shorts and T-shirts in summer. For the House of the Virgin Mary a pashmina will be adequate cover
Customer reviews

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based on 2 reviews

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Magical Ephesus!!..magical guide!!

Excellent service from the first moment!! Tanner was the best guide ever, he makes Ephesus magic!! teenagers had the best time!!

July 22, 2014

Wonderful day in Ephesus

Our guide met us on time at the port and was very knowledgeable about the history of Turkey and Ephesus. Lunch was local foods. Had a chance to look at leather shops and a carpet cooperative.

October 29, 2013

Product ID: 38158