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PRIVATE TOUR: Best of Ephesus Tours ( Skip the line )

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From $89.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 to 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR, NOBODY WILL BE IN THE TOUR BESIDE YOUR PARTY/ Do not lose this opportunity that may come once in your life time. You will visit the most popular sights with an expert local tour guide. This private tour lets you devise your own itinerary. Choose to visit Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary; shop for traditional handicrafts; or Terrace Houses.
  • Guided tour of the UNESCO-listed ancient city of Ephesus
  • Create your own itinerary: visit Sirince or the Temple of Artemis
  • Private tour ensures the undivided attention of your guide
  • Worry-free shore excursion: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What's Included

  • 100 % Satisfaction
  • Professional Licensed Local Tour Guide
  • Fully Air-conditioned Brand new vehicle with Separate Driver
  • Port / Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • All Taxes
  • All Parking fees
  • Entrance fees ( We will arrange the tickets in advance, so you will skip long ticket lines
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities are appreciated

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

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Opening hours

  • 2/23/2018 - 8/27/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Pickup details

FOR CRUISE GUESTS / We highly recommend you to meet at port after 30 / 45 minutes your ship docked to port in order beat crowds / school buses and hot weather in the afternoon. It is better to meet early to have a better tour in Ephesus before the crowds. Some Advantages of Our Private Tours Instead of Group Bus Tours - It might be your first and only one time in Ephesus. Do not lose this opportunity that may come once in your life time. - You do not have to stop your tour if one fellow gets ill or fell down in big groups in the ruins. Because, the guide of the big groups has to care with this person. Your tour will come unbearable although it might be your only day in Turkey. - With a large group, you are dependent to their schedule. But in a private tour, you do not have to follow any of the program, you decide what you would like to see, when you want to start and conclude your tour. Because this is your own private tour, you are the boss and you decide to everything. - In large groups, sometimes tour guides skip the most interesting details in a sight because it might be impossible to show it to everyone in a large group. - In a private tour, you do not have to wait all the group with about 30-40 people who have different interests, try to take a picture of everything and usually stay behind the group. - If you can not hear the guide in a large group or you fall behind because the pace is too fast, you are just out of luck. - In a private tour, while visiting the ruins you do not wait for a long time in lines to get ticket or get into the ruins or museums. Because your private tour guide will make everything ready for you. - You can spend your time in Ephesus and other sites as much as you wished, we do not give rushed tours.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 6 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • For Cruise Guests / WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO MEET AT PORT AFTER 30 / 45 MINUTES YOUR SHIP DOCKED TO PORT IN ORDER TO BEAT CROWDS / SCHOOL BUSES AND HOT WEATHER IN THE AFTERNOON. IT IS BETTER TO MEET EARLY TO HAVE A BETTER TOUR IN EPHESUS BEFORE THE CROWDS.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO MEET AT 8.00AM IF YOUR SHIP’S SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME IS 7.00AM. IF YOUR SHIP’S SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME IS LATER THAN 7.00AM, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO MEET AFTER 30 MINUTES YOUR SHIP DOCKED TO PORT IN ORDER TO BEAT CROWDS FROM CRUISE SHIPS, SCHOOL BUSES AND HOT WEATHER IN THE AFTERNOON.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during PRIVATE TOUR: Best of Ephesus Tours ( Skip the line )?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during PRIVATE TOUR: Best of Ephesus Tours ( Skip the line )?

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 PRIVATE TOUR: Best of Ephesus Tours ( Skip the line )?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during PRIVATE TOUR: Best of Ephesus Tours ( Skip the line )?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Amazing experience in Kusadasi!
Rebecca_B, Jul 2022
Mert is perhaps one of the best tour guides in Turkey! He is very personable, friendly, knowledgeable and great company. I would highly recommend this tour!!
Great tour!
Laura_W, Jul 2022
Isik was a FABULOUS guide. Very knowledgeable. GREAT command of English language. Very personable and accommodating. We never felt rushed. Outstanding tour.
Ephesus June 29 2022
Margarita_B, Jun 2022
Mazi was full of interesting information and energy. Best tour guide ever!! Ask for her! Magie and Chris Baxter
Our guide was great!!
Mitch_M, Jun 2022
Our guide was great! He met us on time and truly did a great job of giving us an amazing day. He was very informative which made for a great day.
Tour with Memo was fantastic!!!
Maria_A, Jun 2022
I had the most wonderful experience. I was alone on my trip but my tour guide Memo and the driver Kadri were awesome. Memo was very knowledgeable and made the tour super interesting! Definitely recommend.
Perfect mix of personal service, history and culture
Sacha_C, Jun 2022
Everyone in our group really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, tailored his commentary to our interest areas, and ensured that we didn’t just see the big tourist areas. We had a delicious lunch of local foods and it was a great mix of history and culture and art!
Ephesus
KimSpielman, Jun 2022
Mairize was absolutely amazing. She made us feel like family. We loved her enthusiasm and love for her country!! Extremely knowledgeable of Ephesus. She was our #1 tour guide!
Amazing trip
Vineet_G, May 2022
Amazing trip . The car and guide was very good and patient . Explained everything . They picked us from airport and dropped us to airport . Dint push for time and helped explain all ..
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great service and wonderful tour
EveandHelen_M, May 2022
We had a wonderful day with Isik (our tour guide) and Solomon (our driver). They were both very attentive and considerate, especially as one of our party was in a wheelchair. Isik saw to our every need. She is extremely knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. We saw Mary’s House, Ephesus, carpet making and had a delicious lunch. A perfect day for us all and a highlight to our holiday. Thank you Isik and Solomon for an amazing experience.
Marziye is a great guide
JeffreyScott_B, Apr 2022
Marziye was great. She knew her stuff about the sites we visited. She also seemed to know everyone in town and every other guide! She was prompt at the cruise port to start our tour just after 7 am. Her driver (Nick named Solo was also professional). She has very good English and good communication skills. Professional all around. Highly recommend both tour team members. Amazing thing was we only booked the tour at 7pm the night before we arrived. Easy texts and e/mail established contact with each other within 15 mins of booking. Very simple and easy.
Amazing private tour - do again
Melissa_F, Nov 2020
Tour was worth it from sites, history, local food, carpet tour w/ an exceptional guide! 100% recommend
Best tour guide!
Robert_B, Nov 2020
Best tour guide! Extremely knowledgeable and could answer any questions we had. Very relaxed. Felt safe the entire time
Beyond outstanding
Greg D, Nov 2019
What a wonderful day even better than we could have imagined! Ozge was the best and our driver was spot on as well. You will have an amazing time in Turkey if you book with them!
Great Tour and Fantastic service.
MLawley, Oct 2019
We really enjoyed our tour with Azure. She was very knowledgeable and spoke great English. I had some mobility issues which she helped us manage. I highly recommend this tour!
Amazing
the5palmers, Oct 2019
Mehmet was an amazing guide. He was very knowledgeable about Mary’s house and the ancient city of Ephesus. He allowed us to go at our own pace and spend as much, or as little, time at each location as we wanted.

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