• Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 57.44 View price calendar

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A visit to UNESCO-listed Ephesus is the top choice for many cruise visitors to Kusadasi but group tours can feel crowded and rushed. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people so you’ll benefit from a more personalized experience and includes a walking tour of Ephesus, a visit to the Temple of Artemis and the House of the Virgin Mary, and a delicious Turkish lunch at a local restaurant.


  • 6-hour Ephesus Small-Group Shore Excursion from Kusadasi
  • See Hadrian’s Temple, the Celsius Library, and the Baths of Scholastika on a guided walking tour of Ephesus
  • Enjoy free time to visit the Terrace Houses (optional)
  • See the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary is believed to have spent her final days
  • Great-value tour includes port pickup, lunch, and round-trip transport
  • Ideal tour for first-time visitors to Kusadasi or those short on time
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Ephesus Shared Tour for Cruise Passengers from Kusadasi Port

Celsus Library in Ephesus Ancient City

Customer Reviews

Jessica B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We enjoyed a fantastic guide around a very interesting city - much more to see than we'd anticipated!

Andrea B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I cannot rate this highly enough. Our tour agent was fabulous. Kamil from Celsus Travel was unbelievably knowledgeable about all historic, religious and geographical events. A very considerate and polite man indeed.
The home of Virgin Mary was a very spiritual and moving place for us and there are insufficient words to describe Ephesus. WOW! WOW! WOW!
It was incredible to see and to hear about how the city was used by the people and to learn about the culture and life of the Ephesians. Still can't comprehend the enormity of the experience and how ancient this civilisation was and how we could appreciate it today.
Despite the intense heat and lack of shade dress accordingly to avoid sunstroke this was an incredible tour and another highlight to our cruise. This was our first visit to Turkey and the guide and the tour itself made a lasting impression on us leaving us with desires to return once more.
As an aside this was our first tour of our cruise and we had no idea what to expect and were worried about being met in the designated place by the tour agent but this was an unnecessary anxiety. I would not hesitate to book with Viator again as they clearly use reputable, efficient and reliable local guides.

Waverly M C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was great. I would highly recommend to others.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Based on the news, we were a bit nervous to leave our ship and venture out into Turkey. However, we were quickly comforted by our wonderful tour guide. He immediately made connections and welcomed us into his country. He as extremely knowledgeable and open to suggestions that we had. I loved to see the beauty of Kusadasi and Ephesus and the visit to the House of Mary was definitely the highlight of this tour as well as our 9 night Mediterranean cruise! Our guide was also very information with providing many biblical references and historical information. The tour of the Ephesus ruins was also very interesting and informative. I would highly recommend booking with Viator as well as Celsius Travel.

helen c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had great experience with our tour guide Ata and driver. Both of them are fantastic.

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