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

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
Pick up from Your Hotel and Kusadasi Cruise Terminal for cruise guests. Suggested pick up time will be given on your confirmation message.


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

Departure Time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Private with Terrace Houses
4/1/2021 - 4/9/2024

Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Private without Terrace Houses
9/4/2022 - 4/9/2024
Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Option without Terrace Houses
7/31/2019 - 4/9/2024
Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Option with Terrace Houses
1/1/2017 - 4/9/2024
Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Voucher info

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


4 to 6 hours

User's Reviews

Ron H

22 Mar, 2023

Our tour guide Yavuz was literally amazing. Not only was he full of knowledge he was very social and genuine! Our family learned so much about the area, Yavus made a lasting impression. Thank you so much for an amazing tour today.


28 Feb, 2023

Our Tour guide Mr Tezcan was awesome. They man has worked on the dig sites himself and had archaeology degree. He knows his stuff and it made the tour great. He was friendly, helpful and KNOWLEDGABLE. I can't reccomend him and this tour enough. Walking the site on a self guided tour would not have been the same, glad we did it. Im looking forward to heading back to the site in the future.


11 Feb, 2023

Excellent small tour with great guide. He got us to sites before the huge tour buses and gave us valuable insights . Later, by a vote on the bus, we went to a pottery factory. Very worthwhile. Bought a few pieces, but there was no pushy attempt to sell. Pottery was gorgeous. A worthwhile tour. Small group, great guide, and fair price.


18 Jan, 2023

Iskender and Sercan were amazing guides and driver. We booked for 4 guests, but ended up having a Private tour. Iskender took us to the main sites-Mary’s house, Ephesus, at John basilica, Artemis column and also to a leather, carpet, and ceramic shop- all the showcases and items were amazing - we bought some souvenirs along the way. The meal at the carpet shop was fresh and one of the best meals we’ve had in Turkey. Thank you Iskender for showing us your country and having patience with us. We will encourage all tourists to take this tour! The pace was not rushed and the transport was clean and comfortable. We got more than we were expecting!


09 Jan, 2023

We booked this excursion fully expecting to be added to a group to make 10, however, it ended up being just the two of us. The tour guide was excellent, a lovely young woman, and the driver was lovely. She followed our pace and understood when we wanted to speed up or slow down. She was extremely knowledgeable about Ephesus and the surrounding area and her English was very good.

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We loved Turkey!


Perfect was to see Ephesus


Excellent tour with an experienced and educatred tour guide


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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


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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


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Great Private Tour from Cruise ship to Ephesus


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Fantastic and fascinating experience


Ephesus is AMAZING!


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