Visit popular attractions around Ephesus and Selcuk on a private full-day tour. With your own private guide, explore the ancient city of Ephesus, the Terrace Houses, the Temple of Artemis, and the Basilica of St John. You also have the option to do some shopping in the afternoon to wrap up a comprehensive tour.
Full-day tour of Ephesus region, from Izmir, Kusadasi, or Selcuk
Learn about the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires
Visit important sites in early Christianity
Walk through the well-maintained Roman ruins of Ephesus
Includes lunch, private guide and vehicle, and hotel or port pickup and drop-off
After morning pickup by your private guide at your hotel or the cruise ship port, travel in a climate-controlled private vehicle to your first destination, the ancient city of Ephesus.
Considered one of the world's finest examples of ancient Roman city, Ephesus was the capital of Asia Minor and an important commercial center for western Anatolia. It is mentioned several times in New Testament, and is known as the city where Saint Paul preached. Your guide shares these stories and more as you walk around the well-maintained ruins.
Head to the Terrace Houses to view the homes where the wealthy people of Ephesus lived, and examples of mosaics, frescoes, and early central heating systems. Next, see the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the Basilica of St John, where the Christian saint is believed to have been buried after living his last years in the region.
Cap off your tour with great shopping opportunities nearby in Selcuk. At the end of your tour, your guide returns you to your starting point.