Guided tour

Kusadasi and Selcuk: Small Group Ephesus Tour

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13 reviews

Activity provider: Castle Travel

Kusadasi and Selcuk: Small Group Ephesus Tour

Activity provider: Castle Travel

From US$ 57.09 per person

Visit Ephesus, one of the most impressive archeological sites in Turkey, from Kusadasi and Selcuk on this small group tour.

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Duration 5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from Kusadasi cruise port and hotels, and Selcuk hotels.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit Ephesus, the most impressive archeological site in Turkey
  • Experience the peaceful site of the Mother Mary's House
  • Explore the Temple of Artemis
Full description

You will be met at the harbor or at your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk. The guide will be holding up a sign with your name on it clearly so that you spot the correct pick-up service for you easily. It’s here you shall also meet your tour guide for the day who will give you some information of the plan for the day before heading off on your way to your destination. Pass through the verdant and picturesque countryside before arriving at your first stop, the House of Virgin Mary in accordance with the predominant Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ and lived out her final resting days here. After The House of Virgin Mary, make your way to the next destination at the ancient city of Ephesus. From here, the tour shall be a walking tour and will take you through one of the most magnificent excavations in the entire world.

See the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the stream baths of Scholastic, the Temple of Hadrian and the impressive library of Ephesus. The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theater where Saint Paul preached is the largest theater in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats. Return to the bus through the Arcadian Way where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. After your 2-hour exploration around Ephesus, take a break for lunch. Then, continue on the tour and head for your next stop at the Temple of Artemis (Diana). This outstanding temple was built in honor of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature, and fertility deemed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Once the tour comes to an end, you will head back to your bus and be driven back to your allocated drop-off points.

  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Lunch
  • AC minibus
  • All entrance fees where necessary
  • All local taxes
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please bring camera, hat, soft drink, suncream and sunglasses
  • Wear comfortable footwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 13 reviews

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The guide was very kind , friendly and knowledgeable. Lunch was very yummy. We would have liked to spend more time in Ephesus, we felt that the tour in this place was very fast. There were several sites within this place that we were unable to see. The other 2 places we visited were fine , the time we spent there was perfect. The tour ended in a shop where they explained some things about olives, olive oil and products you can make with it and at the end you can shop there if you want. We used the transportation only one way back. So they did not pick us up , but the transportation service coming back was perfect. It is worth it to do this tour . But I would recommend if you have more time , come back to Ephesus by your own after the tour and visit the place in your own pace. We enjoyed the experience.

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September 23, 2022

İt was great! they pick me up at time at my hotel, since the booking until they drop me back, everything was great and easy İ didn't have to plan anything! the guide and the driver, they were super friendly. İ was traveling alone and they make me feel like İ was traveling with friends! 100% İ recommend this trip, the tourist company and get your guide platform!

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March 13, 2021

We had a very nice day with Mustafa Onur. He is a very nice and professional guide. We had a Ephesus tour with four other people, so the group was small and we had a private tour. It was very nice and educational. Thank you Mustafa, and everyone, book this tour and ask for Mustafa. -Familie Groot from the Netherlands.

May 31, 2022


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