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All inclusive Private Tour: Ephesus, Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary, LUNCH

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From $89.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 to 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Travel back to Ancient Greek and Roman times as you explore the ruins of UNESCO-listed Ephesus, make a pilgrimage to the House of Virgin Mary and view the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This all-inclusive private day tour includes round-trip air-conditioned transport from Kusadasi, lunch, and admission fees, plus a guided walking tour of Ephesus, including the Great Theater, Odeon, Celsius library and an optional visit to the Terrace Houses.
  • Enjoy a worry-free day with an all-inclusive tour that includes admission fees, lunch, and transport
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Round-trip transport with hotel or port pickup provided

What's Included

  • Traditional Lunch in a Local Restaurant
  • Entrance Fees ( our tour guide will have pre-paid tckets to skip the lines )
  • Professional Licenced Tour Guide
  • A/C Transportation with Brand-New Mercedes Minibus
  • Local tax
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup point

  • Kusadasi Port

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 7/6/2015 - 8/24/2023

    Monday - Friday : 07:30 AM - 02:00 PM

    Saturday : 07:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Sunday : 07:30 AM - 02:00 PM

Pickup details

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

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved please wear comfortable shoes
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.

about cancellations.

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 All inclusive Private Tour: Ephesus, Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary, LUNCH?

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

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during All inclusive Private Tour: Ephesus, Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary, LUNCH?

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 All inclusive Private Tour: Ephesus, Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary, LUNCH?

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

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during All inclusive Private Tour: Ephesus, Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary, LUNCH?

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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Great trip
Kari_J, Jul 2022
Inan the Guide & driver were very nice. Easy to understand and answered all of our questions. The co op for the rugs was fascinating and definite must. I have a new appreciation for rugs.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Stunning Ephesus and best Carpet Weaving Experience Ever!
RANDY_F, Jul 2022
This was one of the best shore excursions I have been on. Eskendar was an awesome guide and Ephesus was absolutely stunning, not to mention the private carpet weaving tour and seeing the process of how silk is unraveled and spun. A private demonstration of award-winning carpets was fantastic and the private lunch was delicious. Loved every stop and every aspect of this private tour.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Simple and easy
Kevin_K, Jul 2022
Seeing such long standing history. The ease of getting off the ship and having someone there to take you around.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Amazing Surprise!
LISA_M, Jul 2022
Our tour was amazing! Ephasus was the best part of our trip thanks to the ease of our tour guide and transportation. The Roman ruins were breathtaking and Turkey, in general, was an amazing surprise! Our guide, Deniz Taskin, was calm, polite, well-educated, friendly, and excited to share his history and culture with us.
Private tour of Ephesus
Raymond_S, Jul 2022
Full day private tour with Kurkan (I hope I am spelling his name correctly). Wonderful guide who explained the rich history of Ephesus. Very detailed tour guide. Highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Super day in Ephesus!
Brenda_J, Jun 2022
A most excellent day thanks to Ty, our tour guide! Ty gave exceptional historical explanations, with added humor, making the tour engaging and interesting. He was also extremely accommodating as I have mobility issues and found us shady places to talk and modified the tour accordingly. We also had an excellent lunch at the end of our morning. Many thanks to Ty and the bus driver!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best tour for Ephesus!!
Adriel_C, Jun 2022
This private tour was by far the highlight of our trip! Orkan, our tour guide was so knowledgeable about all of the sites. He also added a lot of humor and told many stories to enrich the entire experience. He definitely made the experience what it was. Very grateful we went with him as our tour guide. 1000% would recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Highlight of our trip!
Luke_B, May 2022
Aysa was amazing!!! Knowledgeable and personable! Make sure you spend the extra 65 lira to go under tented excavation site in Ephesus. It was truly amazing!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Perfect day in Ephesus
Tim_W, May 2022
This was the Best tour my wife and I have ever had because Selda was by far the BEST guide ever. She was knowledgeable, professional, personable, articulate and very accommodating and flexible. We highly recommend Curio tours and especially Selda as the guide for Ephesus.
1 traveler found this review helpful
I Special give 5 Stars 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
SoonSin_T, May 2022
Very satisfied👍👍👍 Highly recommend a very professional tour guide, you can find this tour guide Mr. Gorkem when you come to ephesus.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful trip
Alan_A, May 2022
A wonderful experience with our fantatic guide, Gehrkin. I know I misspelled your name, and I apologize. You made it a special day for sure.
An Incredible Day in the Ancient World
Florence_I, Jun 2020
Awesome! A++ experience! Our guide, Gonca, was extremely knowledgeable, very accomodating, and personable. We would request her again. The tour was well organized and with Gonca's explanations we were very satisfied with the entire day. Our family is still talking about it a year later!
All inclusive Private Tour: Ephesus, Artemis, Virgin Mary House including Lunch
Dale_F, Dec 2019
Excellent tour. Our tour guide was great!!! The lunch we had at the carpet factory was awesome. If you interested in buying a Turkish rag make sure you know the size of the rug you want. The rugs are unbelievable but can be pricey but you are getting a quality rug that will last for generations. Having a private tour is the way to go. Ephesus is a must see. Viator did not disappoint.
The guide should be a salesman
elvysan2019, Oct 2019
The guide was more interested in taking us to places to sell us products like ceramic and Carpets, than guide through the places. He should be a sales man. I read more about these places though "lonely planet" than from him. We didn't have any free time to explore Ephesus. We only saw the Theatre from a distance where I had to zoom to take pictures. Tour to the Temple of Artemis was a Joke, I had literally 5 minutes to get out of the van and take a picture. The guide just wanted to rush us to the shops. When we were in the shops, we had more than enough time to do shopping, there was no rushing us. He keeps saying everything is a cooperative and everything goes back to the people who works to make it. I later understood that it was nothing like that, saying "cooperative" was a trap to loot foreigners who would assume "Cooperatives" are what it would be like in European countries. I didn't enjoy the trip. It was a complete waste of money. It would have been better to go with another group of people, so we didn't feel along, vulnerable and trapped. We were at the mercy of wherever he took us. It is not a great feeling when you are with a little child.
4 travelers found this review helpful
A memorable day!
Cheryl_W, Jun 2019
This tour was the highlight of our trip! Our guide Alex was extremely knowledgeable, accommodating and patient. It was a long day but fun and informative. This tour included lunch. We let our guide select the food and everything was very good! This was a great value and I highly recommend it!
very informative tour
Seema_B, May 2019
very informative tour i got lots of information about Ephesus,house of virgin Mary our guide was very knowledgeable
2 travelers found this review helpful
This is an amazing tour! If you're...
Alison_R, Jan 2017
This is an amazing tour! If you're on a cruise, this is your best bet - it's just your party, a guide and a driver. Lunch was delicious , Ephesus was unbelievable. You can take the tour at your own pace and ask as many questions as you want. A definite must if you're visiting Kusadasi/Ephesus.
Very informative guide, we learned so...
Jennifer S, Nov 2016
Very informative guide, we learned so much. Lunch was fantastic. Worth ever penny.
The tour was very good until the high...
Richard M, Nov 2016
The tour was very good until the high pressure sales pitch to buy a rug.
We had a great guide who knew a lot...
Patricia_B, Oct 2016
We had a great guide who knew a lot. Turkey is a beautiful country. Our guide took us to a leather warehouse where we got a private runway show of models wearing the jackets. It was amazing. The lunch we had was so quaint, outside in a little courtyard and the food was really good. We then stopped at a rug making factory to watch the women weave those rugs. Some were as high as 35,000. The owner showed us the difference in the threading to see how they get so expensive. All handmade. It was very interesting. Nobody seemed upset when we declined to buy anything.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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