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From Kusadasi: Full-Day Small Group Ephesus Tour

4.7 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum

From Kusadasi: Full-Day Small Group Ephesus Tour

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum
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Discover the world-famous UNESCO sights of Turkey on this full-day Ephesus group tour. Visit the Virgin Mary House and Artemis Temple with a local guide via a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Centrally located Kusadasi hotels/ port and Selcuk hotels.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Discover UNESCO Sights of Turkey with customized and small group tour
  • Walk in the ancient roads, in ancient Ephesus, where Apostle Paul and John walked
  • See Great Theatre, Celsus Library, Temple of Hadrian, Agora, Public Toilets and more
  • Enjoy traditional Turkish lunch in local restaurant
  • Visit the Virgin Mary House and Artemis Temple
Full description

According to your tour pickup time, meet with your guide and start your day. First, visit the House of Virgin Mary. Located 6 km to the north of the ruins of Ephesus, this church was built in 6C AD on top of the foundations of a house from 1C AD.

Next check out Ephesus, an archeological treasure and the best preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. During 1C AD, Ephesus was the second largest city on the planet after Rome with more than 250.000 citizens.

It was in the center of the known world and played the role of a gateway between the East and the West. With its giant harbor, it was also the center of trading in antiquity. It is also home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis.

Walking on the ancient streets among the beautiful monuments such as the third largest library of the ancient world or the largest roman theatre on the Asia continent gives you the feeling of a time traveler.

After lunch, continue to the Temple of Artemis. Its ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was famous in antiquity and made Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage place. At the end of the tour, head back to your hotel or the port.

  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Lunch in a local restaurants
  • Pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels or the port in Kusadasi and hotels in Selcuk
  • Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • Parking fees
  • Admission fees to the attractions
  • Beverage with meals
  • Tips for the guide and driver (optional)
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Know before you go

  • Admission fees to Ancient Ephesus: 200TL per person.
  • Admission fees to House of Mary: 120TL per person
  • Your guide will have prepaid skip-the-line tickets to avoid long ticket queues. The cost of the entry tickets can be paid to your guide in lira, dollar, or euro (cash only).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 12 reviews

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In general it is a very good Tour. The guides are very well informed and it is a super comfortable journey since you avoid the crowding of the buses. However, what they do not advertise about these tours is that they take you to where they make local products in order to make sales.

July 25, 2022

Expect stops to shop at a ceramic shop/jewelry shop, leather shop, and possibly a rug shop. It is not just a tour of the ruins. But then again, people may want this. It just needs to be disclosed. The guide was a good, knowledgeable guy. Once I asked not to stop at any more shopping places he agreed, but we were the only ones with him. It may be different with others on the tour.

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May 10, 2022

Nice excursion

It was a nice excursion with a lot of information. Please note that a stop at a silk, leather shop or else for about 20min will be part of the daily trip. Besides that, I had a good time. Lunch was Ok and the included stops done and the guide was ok too.

June 12, 2019

Product ID: 138662