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Ephesus is one of Turkey’s most impressive ancient sites but with over 2 million annual visitors it can get crowded. Ensure a more personalized experience with this small-group tour from Kusadasi and enjoy a comprehensive itinerary that includes UNESCO-listed Ephesus; the House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary spend her final years; the site of the Artemis temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; and the Isabey Mosque.

 

Tour Highlights

    • Stroll through the 2,000-year-old marble streets of Ephesus
    • Full-day small-group tour of Ephesus from Kusadasi 
    • Explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Ephesus including the Odeon and the Celsus Library 
    • See the remains of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 
    • Visit the House of Virgin Mary and Isabey Mosque 
    • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, lunch, and entrance fees

Included/Excluded

  • 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
  • Medical Services

Tour Plan

Day 01 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, Celcius 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. 

4 – The Isa Bey Mosque

Isa Bey Mosque is one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture,

situated below the Basilica of St. John. It was constructed between the years of 1374 and 1375. An inscription from God decorates the doorway.

5 – 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).

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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking 
    • 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.
    • Our guide will follow the itinerary. If you want to see extra places in Ephesus like Terrace Houses, museum you have to pay extra 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.
    • 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.
    • Walking is about 1,5 km distance so comfortable shoes recommended.
    • This is your private tour so We can skip some of the sites above or add more according to your time, budget and interests.
    • You can try one of the local restaurants or stop by some local shops according to your interests and time.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • After you sent your reservation, please contact our reservation team via our e-mail or WhatsApp and coordinate your meeting time.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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