4 to 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus with PRIVATE OPTION | La Vacanza Travel

4 to 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus with PRIVATE OPTION

Duration: 4 to 6 hours
Destination: Turkiye, Turkish Aegean Coast, Kusadasi

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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Kusadasi
  • E-Voucher
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  • Not-Cancellable


NO HIDDEN COSTS : Entrances fees are INCLUDED. Option with Terrace houses. Enjoy this 4 to 6 hour ( Without Terrace House Option is around 4 hours and with Terrace Houses option is around 5 to 6 hours ) excursion starting at Kusadasi, and taking you to Ephesus where you can trace Alexander the Great, Caesar or Cicero. Visit the recently opened Terrace Houses (entry included in options with Terrace Houses ) and admire the frescos as well as the The House of Virgin Mary and temple of Artemis. Once back in Kusadasi, you can enjoy some shopping. Entrance fees, Professional Licenced Tour guide, A/C transportation are included
* Small group ensures personal service
* Informative, friendly and professional guide
* Small-group tour by minibus
* Option with Private Tour for your family

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ege Ports, Camikebir, Liman Cd. No:10, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Türkiye

Our Tour guide will meet you at Kusadasi Port or Your Hotel Lobby with your name sign at pre-arranged time . Pick up time will be given during your confirmation.
Kusadasi Cruise Terminal pick up time normally 30 to 45 minutes after your cruise arrival

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Sultaniye Mahallesi, Selcuk 35100 Turkiye

Our first stop is the House of Virgin Mary. The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkiye

Our second stop is Ephesus Ancient City. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.

Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ephesus Terrace Houses, Selcuk 35148 Turkiye

Terrace Houses is located on skirt of Pion Mountain. There are 6 residential units which were built on three man-made terraces. These houses were settled by wealty citizens of Ephesus. These houses were very fancy decorated with wall frescoes and floor mosaics. There are many steps to ascend from bottom to top.
Terrace Houses is included in Private and with Terrace Houses Options only

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkiye

Our last stop is The Temple of Artemis where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Kusadasi town center and port

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kusadasi Gazi Begendi Park, Turgut Ozal Blv., Kusadasi Turkiye

Arrival to Kusadasi Port and the town center through Gazi Beğendi Park

Duration: 5 minutes

  • Entrance Fees ( Our guide will have pre-paid tickets to skip the line )
  • Small Group Tour ( max 10 pax )
  • Professional Licenced Tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Parking Fees
  • Local Tax and Handling Fee
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Terrace Houses
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Bare shoulders are not permitted in holy places of worship such as churches, monasteries, mosques and synagogues.
  • Shoes are not permitted in mosques
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Cruisers : WE Pick you up from Kusadasi Cruise Terminal with your name sign
Hotel Guests : We Pick you up from your hotel lobby.
Pick up time will be given in your confirmation message.


  • Ege Ports, Camikebir, Liman Cd. No:10, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Türkiye

Departure Time

Private with Terrace Houses
4/1/2021 - 6/20/2024Private without Terrace Houses
9/4/2022 - 6/20/2024Option without Terrace Houses
7/31/2019 - 6/20/2024Option with Terrace Houses
1/1/2017 - 6/20/2024

Voucher info

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


4 to 6 hours

User's Reviews


08 Jun, 2023

Ozzy was a great guide. I appreciated how easy it was to find him waiting at the terminal exit which can be chaotic. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in his explanations. We also loved the lunch he took us to at the carpet manufacturer, it was delicious! The driver was also excellent and the van was big enough for our group of 11.


07 Jun, 2023

We booked this trip to Ephesus for when our cruise ship docked in Kusadasi and we’re so pleased that we did. Our guide Fusun was exceptional and gave us so much interesting information. Being just a small group enabled us all to hear our guide and also for her to give us individual information according to our own interests. The whole journey was really comfortable with a great driver.


06 Jun, 2023

Awesome experience. Pinar was the best tour guide and this tour was one of the best cruise excursions we’ve taken. From being met at the port the being driven in a personal limo/van, it was a true first class experience throughout.


05 Jun, 2023

We had a very gentle, educated and very informative guide, Yavush ( Javier) who was great in historical facts of the places we visited. He was very sincere and really made us all comfortable especially because we had a 6 month old baby with us. Water and airconditioning was always made available. Our driver Mustapha dis not speak much English but his smiles made us feel so at home. Of all the places we visited, Ephesus became very special because of the service we got esp from Yavush. The visit to the Carpet factory was also special for my husband who shared some emotional moments with the head of the coop. Very heartwarming and amazing people! I will never go back to Italy but Ephesus, yes! Thanks so much, Yavush and Mustafa and for a great company that you work for


05 Jun, 2023

Our family were calling to Kusadasi from an RCL and wanted to visit the main sites in particular Ephesus but didn't want the day to be too long for teenagers and standing around too long in the heat, we booked this private tour for our family and it was so good, we were met at the entrance to the port by Meta who is just fantastic, his knowledge and keen interest in the history of his own country Türkiye from Archaeology to religion was fascinating. After our tour on Ephesue we went to the Temple of Artemis and lunch in a local restaurant which was so good and then we headed to the house of the Virgin Mary which was so peaceful and spiritual, we thoroughly enjoye the tour an opted to head back to the port area- it was just the right length of time approx 5-6 hours, we had a dedicated driver , the mini coach was spacious and had airconditioning. Meta helped us get the Galatasaray jersey for my son, along with a super tour guide Meta had exensive knowledge on sports, economics and had travelled extensively so some great conversations and insights. Thank you.

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A very special day for our Family in Ephesus


Great experience in Turquía....


Awesome tour definitely have a guide at Ephesus to bring the experience to life


Highly recommend!


Great experience! Highly recommend.


Excellent Ephesus Adventure


One of history’s finest


We loved Turkey!


Perfect was to see Ephesus


Excellent tour with an experienced and educatred tour guide


A shame.


We so very fortunate to have Mrs.Selda as our guide.Her education on the historic ruins and great English made it #1!


Not just another tour guide! Once in a life time tour!!




Fantastic day in amazing Ephesus


Ephesus tour


Don’t miss the Terraced Houses on this excellent tour .


Great organized private tour!




Excellent tour


Perfect Day for our Family of 7!!


Great Tour and Guide


Great tour


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