All inclusive Private Tour: Ephesus, Artemis, The House of Virgin Mary, LUNCH

Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkish Aegean Coast, Kusadasi

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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Kusadasi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


NO HIDDEN COSTS in OUR PRIVATE TOUR. : Entrance fees, LUNCH , Private licenced Tour guide, Brand-new A/C transportation are INCLUDED in the price.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Your tour guide will be ready at your hotel lobby in Kusadasi or at Kusadasi Cruise terminal at pre-arranged time. Drive to Ephesus

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

Our first stop is Ephesus, famous in antiquity for its Temple of Artemis during the years of the Roman Empire, the Greek port of Ephesus became the greatest city in Asia Minor. You will start your Ephesus excursion at the upper Magnesia Gate, and work your way down through the city, ending near the ancient Harbor.

Along the way you will see the Forum, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the Thermal Baths of Scolastika and the Great Theater, built in the Greek era and reconstructed in the Roman period. It has played host to programs as varied as Paul and his sermons to the Ephesians, to concerts by Sting, in part due to its remarkable acoustics.

You will walk along the Arcadian Way, where once Mark Antony and Cleopatra rode in procession. You will hear stories of Alexander the Great, the Virgin Mary, and many other famous visitors who walked the same marble streets that you are walking.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Drive to the House of the Virgin Mary. The House of Virgin Mary is one of the pilgrimage center of Christians where Virgin Mary passed her recently time and died. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967, and ‘unofficially’ confirmed its authenticity. Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI has visited this shrine


Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Selcuk, Selcuk, Izmir Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

Traditional Turkish Lunch is included in a local restaurant. Open buffet .

Duration: 1 hour

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

Continue to visit Temple of Artemis which is one of the seven wonders of Ancient time

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Drive back to Kusadasi Center through Gazibegendi Park to have the best view of Kusadasi Port and center

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast

After the tour return back to Kusadasi city center and the port

Duration: 15 minutes

  • Traditional Lunch in a Local Restaurant
  • Entrance Fees ( our tour guide will have pre-paid tckets to skip the lines )
  • Professional Licenced Tour Guide
  • A/C Transportation with Brand-New Mercedes Minibus
  • Local tax
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved please wear comfortable shoes
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • 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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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 Port

Departure Time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Private Ephesus Tour
7/6/2015 - 11/24/2023

Monday - Friday : 07:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Saturday : 07:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Sunday : 07:30 AM - 02:00 PM

Voucher info

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


5 to 6 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


16 Nov, 2022

Wonderful tour. Alex customized it to our interests and was very knowledgeable. It was a great day!!!


11 Nov, 2022

Alex was great! He was informative and kind and kept our group together. We enjoyed every minute of the tour.


23 Oct, 2022

We had a wonderful tour of Ephesus and surrounding area with our tour guide, Yavuz. He was very personable, engaging and extremely knowledgeable. He also customized the tour to reflect our interests. The driver was also outstanding.


23 Oct, 2022

We loved this tour of Ephesus! Deniz was our guide and was very knowledgeable about the region, the traditions, the places we passed along the way, and Ephesus. Deniz was waiting for us right at the port when we arrived on our cruise ship. The vehicle was extremely clean and comfortable. Deniz was personable and would point out things along the way. The tour was well organized and we could also choose if we wanted to make changes to the itinerary since it was a private tour. Deniz walked us through the Ephesus ruins and shared stories and pointed out the highlights and even the best places to take photos. He took us to lunch at a Turkish restaurant that was absolutely delicious! We returned to the port with plenty of time to still walk around the local shops. Overall, we were very impressed by the tour, it exceeded our expectations!


23 Oct, 2022

Curio Travel and Ephesus shuttle provided great service. The tour was just as advertised. One note.. beware that if they take you to the leather shop or the carpet store they will try to get you to buy! They were nice but I didn’t realize we would be going here.. we opted out of the carpet demonstration thank goodness. The leather jackets are nice but extremely expensive.. it just depends if you are looking for this. If not let your driver know you are not interested in places that try to sell you things.. we were warned that this island would be really pushy trying to sell goods. The next day in Rhodes it was totally different.. not nearly as pushy! Ephesus was amazing and we had a good local lunch.

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