Private Ephesus tour for cruise passengers
Ephesus used to be one of the most important Roman cities; nowday its ruins are among the most visited ancient sites in the world and one of the highlight attractions in Turkey. Once home to 250 000 people, important trade and pilgrimage center, today it is visited by 2 million tourists each year. We usually spend about 2 hours in Ephesus, and the highlights of the site are: Terrace Houses (houses of rich Ephesians), Library of Celsus (the 3rd largest library in the ancient world), Grand Theater (mentioned in Bible, place where Apostle Paul preached), Temple of Hadrian, Trajan fountain. . . After you visit Ephesus, depending on your interests and available time, you can visit other sites in the area: Ephesus indoor Museum, Virgin Mary's House, Temple of Artemis, Basilica of St. John. . . We usually spend 30-45 minutes in each additional site.
I will meet you in Kusadasi port; there is 20 minutes driving to Ephesus area. We will first visit Ephesus (we usually spend about 2 hours there); afterwards, depending on your interests and available time, you can have lunch and then visit other sites in the area: Virgin Mary's House, Temple of Artemis, Basilica of St. John, Ephesus indoor Museum. . .
This is a private tour so you can decide about the itinerary. We do not limit your time for sightseeing.
At the end of the tour we will drop you off to Kusadasi port.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Kusadasi port pier
End location: Kusadasi port pier
Duration: 8 hours
During this tour we will walk and will be transported in a cozy A/C van
Professional guiding service, transport (in a cozy van with a driver). Parking fees and fuel. If you are two or three persons then you may not need a large van, in that case price of the tour is more reasonable. You can contact me to get detailed imformation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
60 Turkish Lira - We will need some local currency for entrance fees
entrances are free for children age 0-12; these are the entrance fees per person for adults:
Ephesus - 40 tl (13 USD)
Terrace Houses - 15 tl (5 USD)
Virgin Mary's House - 25 tl (8 USD)
Basilica of St. John - 10 tl (3 USD)
Ephesus indoor Museum - 10 tl (3 USD)
Temple of Artemis - free
Entrances can be paid in local currency or with credit card.
You will need approximately 10 USD for lunch.
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Outstanding tour. We have taken many tours over the years and this was definitely the best! Oscar our guide was very knowledgeable and took the time to really connect with each of us. The tour was totally customized to our desires. Will definitely tour with the tours by locals from now on!