Guided tour

Ephesus: Half-Day Tour from Kusadasi or İIzmir

4.9 / 5

28 reviews

Activity provider: OKEANOS TRAVEL

Ephesus: Half-Day Tour from Kusadasi or İIzmir

Activity provider: OKEANOS TRAVEL

From US$ 100 per person

Enjoy a half-day tour of the ancient city of Ephesus from either Kusadasi or Izmir, and visit all the spectacular ancient monuments, including the Library of Celsus, the Temples of Hadrian and Artemis, and the vast Great Theatre.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 - 4.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian, Greek, Dutch, German, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Turkish
Pickup included
Pick-up is available at the port, airport, or your hotel. Please indicate your preference when booking.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Stroll through the 2,000-year-old marble streets of Ephesus
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the city and explore its ancient ruins
  • Admire the spectacular façade of the Library of Celsus
  • Marvel at the vast, 24,000-spectactor capacity of the Great Theatre
Full description
Begin your half-day tour at your residence in either Kusadasi or Izmir, and enjoy a comfortable drive in air-conditioned luxury vehicle to the ancient city of Ephesus. Considered to be one of the most spectacular open-air museums in Turkey, Ephesus is a must-see on any visit to Turkey. Walk through its ancient marble streets and admire the stunning facade of the Library of Celsus. Walk past the Temple of Hadrian and the Temple of Artemis, as well as the Vedius and Scholastic Baths, and the Fountains of Trajan and Polio. Admire the staggering size of the Great Theatre, whose capacity exceeds 24,000 spectators, and then begin to make your way back to Kusadasi or Izmir to end the tour.
Includes
  • Licensed, professional, English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned luxury vehicle with a professional driver
  • Pick-up and drop off service
  • 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
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Please remember to bring a camera, a sunhat, and to wear comfortable walking shoes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The tour was wonderful and exactly what we were looking for. Ephesus was amazing and there is so much to see! Our guide, Filiz, was fantastic and had so much information to share. She really moulded the tour to suit us as a group so we could get what we wanted out of the day. The small group experience was perfect as you could weave in and out of the bigger ship tours and get the best photos without queuing. Afterwards, Filiz recommended us a family run restaurant for lunch that we thoroughly enjoyed and would probably have never found without her!

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May 10, 2022

Our guide, Ahu, was delightful, her English excellent and her knowledge exemplary. We learnt a lot and would definitely like to visit Ephesus again. What a stunning place with so much history. The drive there and back was good too especially as we returned by a different route. It was interesting to see the agriculture and scenery outside Izmir. Thank you.

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September 19, 2018

Beautiful Ephesus

My daughter (11) and I had the pleasure of touring Ephesus this morning with Oguz. The whole experience was professional, relaxed and interesting. Oguz had a fantastic knowledge of Ephesus and navigated us around the summer crowds. His ability to convey information to myself and young daughter made sure we both enjoyed the historical side of Ephesus. I’d highly recommend

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August 21, 2018

Product ID: 34136