Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Customizable Ephesus Tour

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul

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  • 10 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This tour is customized to your personal preferences. Meeting will be at your hotel lobby or Cruise terminal . Your guide will meet you 1 hour after your ship docks in Kusadasi port, or any time in the morning from your Kusadasi hotel reception. You may discuss with your guide which places you wish to see when you get in your vehicle. Your guide will explain you the area first, and give you suggestions about the must see attractions. You can have your private service until your boarding which is an hour before departure (this service is giving you a maximum time of 10 hours to explore the sites you want to).


  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • All entrance fees included
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Lunch included

Your guide will meet you 1 hour after your cruise arrival to Kusadasi port.

You will decide what to do and where to go. Your guide will give you options including Ephesus Ancient City, Terrace Houses, Temple of Artemis, the House of Virgin Mary, St. John's Basilica, Selcuk Museum, Sirince Village, traditional Turkish lunch, shopping stops and much more. You can explore the sites you wish until your boarding time which is 1 hour before your cruise departs (giving you a maximum of 10 hours to explore). After you complete your tour, you will be driven back to Kusadasi port / hotel. Y

ou will get seamless service from arrival to departure, with a lifetime of memorable experiences in Kusadasi.

Ancient city of Ephesus Entrance fee : 40-TL which is around 9-US$ per person

Terrace Houses Entrance fee : 20-TL which is around 4,5-US$ per person

House of Virgin Mary Entrance fee : 25-TL which is around 5,5-US$ per person

Basilica of St. John Entrance fee : 12-TL which is around 2,5-US$ per person

Temple of Artemis Entrance fee : No entrance fee

Ephesus museum Entrance fee : 12-TL which is around 2,5-US$ per person

Traditional Turkish Lunch Price : 35-TL which is around 8-US$ per person

  • Professional Licensed private tour guide
  • Port or hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private A/C Minivan
  • Parking Fees
  • Entrance Fees

  • Meals & Drinks
  • Graditutes
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Visit to holy places of worship such as churches, monasteries, mosques, synagogues bare shoulders are not permitted, nor shoes in mosques.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your Hotel in Kusadasi

Kusadasi port /

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Kusadasi Cruise Terminal or Your hotel in Kusadasi

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


10 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 25 Jan 2017 -


Exceptional tour. Inan, our guide met us at the port entrance and started the tour immediately as we walked to our car and driver. Inan was extremely knowledgeable about history, archeology and the most important venues to see and visit. Inan was able to avoid large crowds at different sites by calling ahead and rearranging the order of our tour. He customized our tour to make the most of our time and was extremely friendly and flexible. Lunch was in an old style restaurant and the food was delicious. Best tour ever!
Thank you Inan.

Image - 27 Sep 2016 -


This turned out to be the best tour of our vacation. It was just the two of us, the tour guide, and the driver. It included Mary's House, Ephesus, the Terrace houses, a few other places, and lunch. There was nothing extra except the tip. Yes, it did include a visit to the carpet store, but this was very short and not high pressure. Our tour guide, Levent, was wonderful. He was so knowledgeable about history as well as current events and just was a nice guy. His English was very good. I would highly recommend this tour and while I'm sure some of the other guides are also very good, I hope you get Levent!

Image - 21 Sep 2016 -

Kathleen D

Our guide, Taylen, was great and very informative. Wish we could have spent more time there.

Image - 12 Sep 2016 -

Angela H

This tour was PERFECT! We had Omer from Curio Travel. He was very knowledgeable about the area and took us to the hidden gems as well as the areas we requested. I would take another tour with him in a second. We (2 females) were in a private air-conditioned van and have a wonderful time!! #NailedIt

Image - 01 Sep 2016 -

Juan M

The tour is as flexible as advertised and fully private. Our guide Nehida was very kind and is very knowledgeable and took very good care of us. She was also glad to answer any question, no matter how random. Ephesus is a must see, but swinging-by the carpet weaving place on the way back was also a great experience. Lunch was very, very good. Highly recommended.

User's Picture Gallery


Library at Ephesus




Carpet weaving is a very interesting stop

Turkmen carpet factory, provides employment to local women.


Lunch included

Very good lunch, just like a good home made meal.


Sights of Ephesus

Impressive structures


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