Journey to Ephesus and discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and more during this private guided day trip from Kusadasi. Follow your guide along marble streets older than Christ to the Library of Celsius, the Great Theater, and Hadrian's Temple and learn about the ancient heritage and history of Ephesus.
Private Tour: Ephesus Day Trip
Explore Ephesus, one of the "Seven Wonders of the the Ancient World'
Marvel at the Fountains of Trojan and the Temples of Hadrian and Domition
Your private adventure to Ephesus starts with a pick up from your Kusadasi hotel. Meet your local guide and drive in an air-conditioned coach towards the spectacular antiquities and famous temples that await in Ephesus. During the voyage, hear mythological tales centered around this ancient Christian city.
Arrive in Ephesus and explore The Temples of Hadrian and Domition, the Fountains of Trojan, Polio, the Library of Celsius, Bouloterion, Private House, Various and Scholastic Baths, and the Great Theatre which once entertained upwards of 24,000 patrons.
Stop for lunch at local restaurant for tasty Turkish food and then continue to the House of Virgin Mary. After visiting the final resting place of Mary head to the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus. Marvel at the interesting relics and artifacts here. Then journey back to your Kusadasi hotel where your tour ends.
Reviews by Viator travelers
The tour was exceptional. Our guide...
, Aug 2015
The tour was exceptional. Our guide was fun, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend the same tour to my friends and family.
Most of the tour will be more interesting to anyone highly religious as it includes several "holy places." The ruins of the town are fascinating and the two-story library alone makes it a worthwhile tour. We're just not religious enough to appreciate the house that was deemed to be occupied by the Virgin Mary. Never knew Ephesus was even on the map before this tour. Our guide, "Top," was very knowledgeable and personable.
This was a fantastic tour and our tour guide, Zeydep, was absolutely the best! We would have loved to have taken her with us all over Turkey. Ephesus was the highlight of our trip and anyone traveling to Turkey should not miss this experience.
It was a great day at Ephesus and surrounds. I had only used Viator for transportation purposes in the past (with good results) and tried my first excursion with them. I'm glad I did. Levent, our guide, was stellar and extremely personable...not to mention extremely knowledgeable and engaging. He was on time at the ship/port and getting going was a breeze. I and my companions totally thought the excursion was well worth it! The only thing I didn't react well to was the carpet business visit...but that comes with the territory in Turkey. I just should have spoken up in the beginning that we were not interested. Otherwise it was a great day and learned lots.
We booked the private tour and was told it would be approximately 8 hours. After 4 hours, the tour was over. We had to pay extra money for our guide to take us another place for a few more hours. She was a good tour guide, but Viator disappointed us in to believing we had a guide for appriximately 8 hours.
Our trip in Kusadasi was wonderful! Our driver was very nice and our guide extremely friendly and knowledgeable. She made our experience in Ephesus an amazing one- one we will certainly never forget! Lunch was delicious and the service at the restaurant incredibly friendly. Would recommend this trip to anyone! Our day in Kusadasi was a great one thanks to Delik!
Our tour in Kusadasi was excellent! Our personal tour guide, and driver, met us at the port where the cruise ship had docked 15 minutes early. The driver was quite good -- and safe! The guide was exceptionally knowledgable and helpful. He knew all of the shortcuts, got us through all of the lines ahead of nearly all other people from three cruise ships. The guide actually helped "customize" our tour for our schedule. Our companions aboard the ship were jealous of the personal service that we received on our tour.
Oh, what clean, beautiful and interesting cities are Kusadasi and Ephisus. What a tour! Bravo! A lifetime memory!