Private tour

Ephesus: Full-Day Tour with Terrace Houses Visit

Activity provider: OKEANOS TRAVEL
Private tour

Ephesus: Full-Day Tour with Terrace Houses Visit

Activity provider: OKEANOS TRAVEL

From US$ 155 per person

Enjoy a spectacular sightseeing tour of the beautiful ruins of Ephesus on this full-day tour from one of its neighboring towns. Stroll the open-air museums and the ancient marble streets, and admire the terrace houses of the Bulbul Mountain.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian, Dutch, German, Greek, Russian, French
Pickup optional
Any port, airport or hotel.
Private group


  • Visit the spectacular ruins of the Library of Celsus and the Temple of Hadrian
  • Admire the marvelous Odeion Theatre and the Fountains of Trajan and Polio
  • Marvel at the beautiful frescos and mosaics of the terrace houses on Mt. Bulbul
Full description
Enjoy a relaxing drive to the stunning ancient city of Ephesus, considered to be one of the most spectacular open-air museums in Turkey and the entire world, and a sight not to be missed on any visit to Turkey. Embark on a tour of the archeological site, and stroll down the ancient 2,000 year-old marble streets to admire the fantastic ruins of the Library of Celsus, the stately Temple of Hadrian, and the beautiful decay of the Fountains of Trajan and Polio. Visit the famed Temple of Domitian, and hear the fascinating story of its fallen emperor, and then continue to the ancient social gathering place of The Baths of Scholastica. End your tour of Ephesus with a visit to the spectacular Ephesus Odeion Theater, whose capacity of 24,000 spectators keeps it as one of the largest amphitheatres of the ancient world. End the tour with a visit to the stunning and luxurious terrace houses on the slopes of the Bulbul Mountain, formerly the homes of the Ephesus' wealthy, filled with stunning frescoes and mosaics.
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned luxury vehicle with a professional driver
  • Pick-up and drop off services
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as included
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Credit card

Know before you go

  • Please remember to bring:
  • Camera
  • Sunhat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
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Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Very informative and Pleasant Ephesus Tour!

Upon arrival we were pleasantly greeted right outside the port by Ahu, our tour guide to Ephesus. We were driven in a private vehicle to Ephesus and were given a thorough tour of Ephesus and the Terrace Houses. It was great to be able to see everything that Ephesus offered along with getting an overall descriptive narrative through Ahu. Ahu was not only a tour guide but she was very easy to speak to and made the tour fun for all of us. She even took us to a runway show which featured leather jackets. They were pricey so we didn’t buy anything but the experience was fun. I could have done without the rug shop but how the rugs were made may interest some. Overall, we had a great experience with Ahu and if we ever visit Turkey again we would be sure to look her up!

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July 21, 2019

All round excellence

The tour was well organised The transport had great a/c and the driver was prompt. Our tour guide was delightful. Her English was fantastic and her knowledge of Ephesus and the history of the period was impressive. She also went out of her way to assist us in making further travel arrangements for Greece.

July 8, 2019

Great and very informative tour.

Our tour guide was Ahu and she was a fountain of interesting information. We did the ruins as well as the Terrace houses and I highly recommend doing both. Also included was a stop at a rug factory which was very informative on how Turkish rugs are made. They really are gorgeous! This was followed by and wonderful lunch outside under the trees. Great food and beautiful table setting. Followed by a stop at a high end leather factory. Lambs leather is the softest leather I’ve ever felt. Do this tour, you won’t regret it and as for Ahu!

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October 2, 2018

Product ID: 34164