Tour Plan
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You will visit the most popular sights with an expert local tour guide. This private tour lets you devise your own itinerary. Choose to visit Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary; shop for traditional handicrafts; or Terrace Houses.



Tour Highlights

    • Guided tour of the UNESCO-listed ancient city of Ephesus 
    • Create your own itinerary 
    • Private tour ensures the undivided attention of your guide 
    • Worry-free shore excursion: guaranteed on-time return to your ship


  • Professional tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Transportation with A/C and non-smoking vehicles
  • Parking fees
  • Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • All local taxes and insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks
  • Any tips to guide and driver

Tour Plan

Day 01

1 – Meeting Point

Our Tour guide will meet you at Kusadasi Port or airport or your hotel lobby with your name sign at pre-arranged time. Pick up time will be given during your confirmation. After greeting, you will drive to Selcuk town by a private, A/C, luxurious vehicle to star our tour. 

2 – Ancient City of Ephesus

Our first stop is Ephesus. We will see the Odeon, The Market Basilica, Curetes Street, Domitian’s, Trajan’s, Hadrian ‘s Temples, the huge Roman Bath, the Gates of Mihridates and Mazues, Commercial Agora, Latrina, the Scholastica Baths, Polio Fountain, Memnius’ Monuments, The Prytaneion, the State Agora, Celcus Library, Marble Street and visit the Great Theater of Ephesus where a mentioned in Acts Chapter 19 where a riot started against St. Paul by the merchants of Ephesus. The Grand Theater of Ephesus had a sitting capacity of 25.000 people.

3 – Temple of Artemis

Our second stop is Temple of Artemis. It’s one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world. Also known as the Temple of Diana was a Greek temple dedicated to an ancient, local form of the goddess Artemis. Here there will be good chance to see and take pictures of the church of St. John and the Mosque of Isa Bey.

4 – The House of Virgin Mary

The House of the Virgin Mary (or Meryem Ana Evi in Turkish) is a place where, according to the beliefs of many people Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent the last years of her life. She was supposed to arrive at Ephesus together with St. John and lived there in the years 37-45 CE until her Assumption (according to Catholic doctrine) or Dormition (according to Orthodox belief).

Note for the House of Virgin Mary: At House of Virgin Mary, Holly Mass is held every day from Monday to Saturday at 05.15 pm(November to March ) and 06.15 pm ( April to October). The Sunday Mass is held at 10.30 am. Our guests have the option to attend the Holly Mass.

5 – Ephesus Museum

The Ephesus Museum holds the best of the archeological objects excavated at Ephesus, a few artifacts from Ephesus’s great Temple of Artemis ( the Artemision ) and finds from some of the many other significant ancient Hellenic, Hellenistic and Roman cities in the region.

Tour Map

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking 
  • After you sent your reservation, please contact our reservation team via our e-mail or WhatsApp and coordinate your meeting time.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Comfortable shoes recommended.
  • Our guide will follow the itinerary. If you want to see extra places in Ephesus like Terrace Houses, you have to pay entrance fees. Children over 5 pay the full adult price to enter Terrace Houses which is optional. Please note the Terrace Houses are not suitable for wheel-chair users and those who have difficulty in climbing stair.
  • Summer season is hot and dry so we suggest you take your hat and sunscreen with you. Winter season is rainy and wet so you should take your raincoats with you.
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Pick-up and Drop-off services available from the Hotels which is centrally located in Kusadasi or Selcuk Towns
  • Pick-up and Drop-off services available from the Izmir Cruise Port and Izmir Hotels with an additional fee of 100 USD for up to 15 Persons.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


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