Half Day Ephesus Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
You must get in/out of the minivan on your own.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Turkish (fluent)

Private Ephesus city tour with St.John Basilica

This tour is for the travellers from Kusadasi who has limited time for a tour. We will visit the main archeological site of Ephesus which was the capital of Asia Minor. Ephesus city hosted about quarter million population from 1st to 4th century AD. We can visit the great amphitheatre where St. Paul gave his preech for Christianity then arrested and one of the largest and standing library of the ancient world called Celcius Library. After visiting Ephesus city you can either visit St. John Basilica, Virgin Mary's House or Ephesus archeological museum. Ephesus played an important role for expanding of Christianity. You can feel like living in the ancient Ephesus with listening the interesting stories of Chirstianity. If you interest in archeology rather than history of Christianity, you can prefer to visit archeological museum where the original pieces unearthed from Ephesus are displayed. Tour ends at Kusadasi port in the early afternoon.


*Ephesus archeological site.
-St. John's Basilica or
-Virgin Mary's House or
-Archeological museum of Ephesus

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Kusadasi port or your hotel in town

End location: Kusadasi port or your hotel in town

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.


There will be a new model of Mercedez-Benz Vito or Sprinter van with AC.I can accommodate a midibus for your bigger groups but it might effect the tour price.

What’s Included

Private tour guiding service
Private minivan with driver
Gas and parking fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 Turkish Lira - Admission fees for Ephesus site 30.00TL
Tickets for St.John Basilica 10.00TL
Virgin Mary's House 20.00TL(optional visit)

What’s Extra

Admission fees for the historical sites.
Ephesus site 13USD
Virgin Mary's House 7USD
Archeological museum 4USD
St.John Basilica 4USD

A Recent Review of this tour

A terrific tour if Epheses with Emre. Our group of 9 were impressed by his knowledge and presentation style. The tour was paced perfectly and covered everything we wanted to do. Highly reccommendd guide.
Amanda Battman

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