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Ephesus: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion

Activity provider: Unique Ephesus Tour

Ephesus: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion

Activity provider: Unique Ephesus Tour

From US$ 108.69 per group up to 4

Enjoy a tour customized according to your preferences, interests, time, and budget on this full-day private experience. Visit the ancient site of Ephesus and discover the culture of the area.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
At hotels or the port in Kuşadası.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Explore Ephesus, the most impressive archeological site in Turkey
  • Marvel at the sights
  • See the first church dedicated to Virgin Mary in Ephesus
Full description
After pickup from the pier, start your tour with a 20-minute drive to Ephesus. Visit the ancient city of Ephesus for 1 hour 45 minutes. Ephesus is one of the most well-preserved Greco-Roman ancient cities in the world, famous for the Odeon home to music concerts; the Domitian Temple, one of the first temples in the history dedicated to humans; the Celcius Library,the third biggest library in the ancient world; the amphitheater, one of the biggest amphitheaters in the world with a 24000 person capacity, where St. Paul preached; Roman Baths; fountains; temples; Agora; and the Love House.  Visit the House of Virgin Mary, one of the pilgrimage centers of Christians and the site where Virgin Mary passed her time and died. Discover its history with the former Popes, and see the gifts they brought for this shrine. Next, stop at the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient age. Enjoy a local lunch before heading back to Kusadasi town center and port.
  • Private professional licensed guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private professional driver
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities for your guide and driver
  • Drinks (unless specifically mentioned)
  • Other personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat and plenty of sunscreen as shade is limited
  • Terrace Houses are optional and not recommended for disabled people because of the steps. The minimum required time for Terrace Houses is 30 minutes
  • The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion
  • Ephesus: 100 Turkish Lira (equivalent of €12)
  • House of Mary: 55 Turkish Lira (equivalent of €8)
  • Temple of Artemis: Free of Charge
  • Sirince Village: Free of charge
  • Isa Bey Mosque: Free of Charge
  • Terrace Houses: 55 Turkish Lira (equivalent of €8)
  • Basilica of St. John: 35 Turkish Lira (equivalent of €4)
Customer reviews

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It was a great day. Our guide Mehmet Emin was great. He explained everything very detailed and interesting. Every question answered. Good tips given. Ephes is definitely worth a visit.

April 19, 2022

Estupenda guía María, profesionalidad y amabilidad envidiables. Lo recomiendo al 100%

July 18, 2022


Our tour guide, Arzu, was very friendly and helpful. Ephesus is amazing and the Temple of Artemis is also worth a visit. The house of the virgin Mary is less inspiring with mega queues to see two small rooms.

October 10, 2022

Product ID: 164088