Private tour of the highlights of Ephesus - Ephesus Shore Excursion
If you have only a limited time in Ephesus, this tour is for you.
We'll still see the highlights of Ephesus but will focus on what's important for you - perhaps our Greek, Roman or the early Christians and important Christian sites.
On our day together we will see these places and give you a sense of the glories of this special place. We can visit the Ancient City of Ephesus, Ephesus Terrace Houses, Museum, Mother Mary House, the Temple of Artemis, Isabey Mosque and St John Basilica.
Please note that the above tour is private and offers complete flexibility. You can add or remove stops as per your request even on the day of the tour.
We will meet you at the port or other place in the Ephesus area. After a short (20 minutes) scenic drive from Kusadasi Port, you could arrive in the Ephesus area.
Suggested places to visit:
Ancient City of Ephesus: Ephesus is the best-preserved ancient city in Turkey, famous for its Celsus library, great theatre.
Ephesus Houses: Ephesus Terrace Houses are located on the slopes of hill which is just inside of the Ephesus ruins.
The House of Mother Mary where she is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John.
Temple of Artemis: one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
St John Basilica
We can stop at a local non-touristic special restaurant for lunch - fresh delicious Turkish foods such as mezes, meat and/or vegetable meals. Food is very important for me because that is a part of our culture.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the exit gate of Kusadasi Port. Hotel Lobi or airport
If you are coming by Cruise Ship.
End location: At the Gate of Kusadasi Port
Duration: 5 hours
Please note that the above tour is private and offers complete flexibility. You could add or remove during your tour.
You can remodify the itinerary as per your request even at the day of the tour.
If we pick you up in Izmir, there is 2 hours of travel time (1 hr each way). So we will be with you for 6 hours total.
I use late model A/C Mercedes and Volkswagen vans for small groups. Minibus buses for larger groups. These vehicles are well equiped, and have comfortable seats for passengers. We use A/C delux van with 12 seats van such us Mercedes for our tours.
Tour Price Includes:
Transportation by A/C deluxe van from port of Kusadasi (pick up from Izmir available at extra cost)
My services as your private guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
65 Turkish Lira - Entrance fee of Museums by Visa or Mastercard credit card.
Ephesus: 30 turkish lira per person (15 usd per person)
Terrace Houses: 15 Turkish lira per person (10 usd per person)
Mother Mary: 15 turkish lira per person (8 usd per person)
(cash usd or euro )
Museum: 10 turkish lira per person (5 usd per person)
St John Basilica: 10 turkish lira per person (5 usd per person)
Approx 15 usd per person for the lunch. Cash usd or euro or credit card accepted.
Tour Price Excludes:
Pick up from Izmir port (extra $120 USD, payable on the day of the tour)
Entrance fees to museums and sites
Lunches and beverages
According to Turkish law tours can be organize only by Travel agency so tour are listed here done by Travel agency code 5058
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This tour was the biggest surprise on our trip. We had expected that we would hurry through the ruins of Ephesus, but they proved to be extraordinary. Enormous in size and complex in engineering. The "Terrace Houses" excavation should not be missed. They were fascinating! Tijen was a first-rate guide; knowledgeable and insightful about Turkey in general and Ephesus in particular. She took us to a truly local "buffet" that was an outstanding experience...a delightful meal of authentic Turkish cuisine.