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5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus with PRIVATE OPTION

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  • 5 to 6 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Journey back to ancient Rome on this half-day shore excursion to Ephesus from Kusadasi. Marvel over the magnificent ruins of Ephesus, including the Grand Theater, Temple of Hadrian, and the Library of Celsus, then explore the Terrace Houses, where the city’s wealthiest residents once lived. That’s not all: you also visit the House of Virgin Mary, where Mary allegedly spent her last days, and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Half-day shore excursion to Ephesus from Kusadasi
  • Explore the highlights of ancient Ephesus including the Grand Theater and the Library of Celsus
  • Visit the Terrace Houses and admire their beautiful frescos and mosaics
  • See the remains of the Temple of Artemis and the House of Virgin Mary
  • Great-value shore excursion including port pick-up and drop-off
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Entrance Fees ( Our guide will have pre-paid tickets to skip the line )
  • Small Group Tour ( max 10 pax )
  • Professional Licenced Tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Parking Fees
  • Local Tax and Handling Fee
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Pick up from Your Hotel and Kusadasi Cruise Terminal for cruise guests. Suggested pick up time will be given on your confirmation message.

What To Expect

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Bare shoulders are not permitted in holy places of worship such as churches, monasteries, mosques and synagogues.
  • Shoes are not permitted in mosques
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus with PRIVATE OPTION?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during 5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus with PRIVATE OPTION?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during 5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus with PRIVATE OPTION?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus with PRIVATE OPTION?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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175 reviews
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Great experience
Barbara_G, Aug 2022
Great experience. Guide was prepared for us upon arrival in the port. Nice tour of Ephesus with optional carpet factory at the end. Guide was very accommodating l and friendly.
Excellent private shore excursion and so well priced for the quality of the excursion
Michelle_D, Aug 2022
The tour was amazing . The tour guide extremely knowledgeable and so very accommodating . I would highly recommend this tour company for a private shore excursion in Ephesus and I travel extensively- well done and thank you again
Nice day
Rachel_R, Aug 2022
The tour was fantastic. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. He was extremely flexible. Thank you for the nice day.
Excellent experience
Adeel_H, Aug 2022
Excellent tour, Sadat did an incredible job teaching us about the sights, and our bus was air conditioned and large. They customized it to our liking and picked us up right at the port
Another great tour
Andrew_M, Jul 2022
Awesome tour. Alex did a great job showing us the history of Eohuses. He also allowed us to experience other Turkish experiences that were not included in the tour package. He went above and beyond and gave our family an experience of a lifetime, and allowed us to enjoy Turkey.
Kusadasi with Ozzy
Erika_D, Jul 2022
Ozzy was excellent all around with great information and well timed humor that made the tour especially great. He went at our pace and sped up some parts while slowing down others, helped us find the appropriate gifts. We also went to an excellent rug store where we received a fabulous demonstration of the craft of hand making rugs and how silk is made. Overall, the experience was top-notch and highly recommended.
A very great tour
Carmelo_A, Jul 2022
Alex and driver (sorry I forgot his name) were right at the port exit to pick us up. They were extremely cordial, professional and personable. Alex shared lots of local knowledge and info on the ancient site which we loved. Great, no-nonsense trip which was thoroughly enjoyable. Would do again and would definitely recommend.
Exceptional, knowledgeable and enjoyable tour!
Chad_S, Jul 2022
Milih promptly met us at the cruise port with a top notch transportation. He is truly a delight to have as a guide.. everything is as expected. He patiently provide many backgrounds and stories behind each sites and check with us from time to time of our needs to use the restroom. Highly recommended this outfit for your next Guided Tours.
Great tour
Matthew_O, Jul 2022
Mrs. Arzu and our driver Jacob were great. The tour was amazing. They took us to a great lunch spot as well.
Great Private Tour from Cruise ship to Ephesus
Walter_S, Jul 2022
Excellent private tour in an air conditioned Mercedes Vito, very comfortable. The tour included Virgin Mary's house where she stayed with St John. It's a very serene place just outside Ephesus. Ladies toilets can get very busy, take the opportunity when you get the chance. Ephesus is a wonderful place & Alec, our guide, was very knowledgeable with interesting insights on all of history & life in the town. The site has quite rough & slippy paths so you need to take care when walking. We visited the Terrace which is an ongoing excavation of houses built up the steep valley side. It has a lot of steps to manage but these are of modern construction with handrails so safe. The excavations are very interesting an you see how life was in the town. The terrace is undercover, so it gets fairly hot & humid inside. You exit at the top and the descent down the valley is tricky & uneven. It was a great tour with Alec, and I thoroughly recommend it.
Phenomenal Tour of Ephesus
sheri_s, Jul 2022
OUR GUIDE CEDA WAS FABULOUS WE were to have a 5 hour tour...but wound up with her for over 6 ++ hours having the most wonderful tour we learned so much about Turkey and the Ephesus world She get a 10 out of 10!!!
Blown away…Amazing
Edie_M, Jun 2022
We had a group of 4 on our tour. The guide was excellent and did everything to accommodate us. He was knowledgeable and gave just the right amount of information at the right pace. I had my 17 year old daughter with me and she also loved the tour. We booked as a private excursion from a cruise ship. Our guide was easy to find just outside the exit doors at the cruise terminal. Our ship was only in port for 6 hours and he was able to accommodate our schedule and return us to the ship on time. I highly recommend this tour.
Visit & Ephesus
Linda_B, Jun 2022
If I could give our guide, Selda Tutkun 10 stars I would! We had a marvelous time in Ephesus, thanks to Selda & Viator. Extremely knowledgeable and delightful!!! We got lucky and we're the only ones on the tour, so basically we had a private tour!!! Highly recommend!!!!
Fantastic tour
tracybumila, Jun 2022
Our tour guide ,Ayse Nur was fabulous. She was on time, energetic and ready to impart all her knowledge on Ephesus, the house of Virgin Mary and the temple of Artemis. Fantastic job!. There were just two of us in the group so she personalized everything and made our tour so enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour to anybody looking for a comprehensive overview and insight into the ancient Roman and Greek civilizations at Ephesus.
Great tour - great guide
Stefanos_K, Jun 2022
This tour was very much worth it. Our guide Metin was kind, funny, talkative and very knowledgeable! He was storytelling the whole history of Ephesus and it’s sightseeing, not only limited to the places that we visited, but also the background from the ancient years. We were lucky enough to be only 4 people, which tailored the experience a lot, as we changed a bit the schedule of visits to avoid the crowds. The restaurant selected for lunch had good quality food with a nice selection at the buffet. Drive was smooth. Ephesus is definitely worth visiting, the stops included in the tour are all you need to see in the region.
rosytravelco, Jun 2022
Great tour! Everyone on the tour was from our cruise which was helpful in knowing we'd be back on time. The tour guide also understood this and knew what it took to make sure we got back to the ship early which was highly appreciated! The tour was great even in the short time we had. They did take us to a Turkish rug store where they deomonstrated how the carpets are handmade and how silk was extracted from the cocoons. She mentioned in advance that they would do anquick presentation and not to feel obligated to buy anything. That's always nice to hear. The sales pitch was a little awkward, but we got a free drink (wine or apple tea) and everyone was still happy to go because the experience of seeing the carpets being handmade was worth the trip as Turky is known for their quality carpets. Would recommend!
Ephesus in a day
Patrisha_D, May 2022
This small group tour was the perfect mix of history and exploration. We had a great day in Turkey. I suggest paying the additional fee to visit the Terrace House ruins. Fascinating!
Excellent Tour with room for Improvement
Alan_M, May 2022
Very good tour! The transportation was excellent - air conditioned comfortable vehicle, our tour guide Saga was really knowledgeable and friendly. She was acommodating to our questions and our group dynamics, she answered all our questions and spoke clearly. We really enjoyed her guidance and tour. The lunch was an additional €10 but we feel it was worth it for the meal and drinks provided - recommend. However, we do feel the leather and carpet stops were unnecessary with over the top attempt at the carpet company to buy some carpets. It slightly left some bad taste (although the free coffee maybe made up for it). Without the inclusion of this, we feel the trip would have been 5 starts and excellent!! Thank you
Martha_A, May 2022
Melis was a wonderful tour guide. Ephesus was fascinating. It was great and we would highly recommend it.
Our tour guide Nil was knowledgeable and supportive. We definitely recommend her service
DeboraGamarnik_G, May 2022
We had absolutely wonderful and interesting tour in Ephesus Turkey. Excavation site was lifetime experience and unforgettable
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