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Adult (Age 18-90)

Full Day Private Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi

4.5 / 5 total 2 reviews
Duration: 7 to hours
Overview
This Private Full Day Ephesus Tour begins with Pick-up from Hotel, Port or designated Kusadasi Town Centre Meeting point with luxury air-conditioned (non-smoking) minivan and your private tour guide. We pride ourselves in having not only the most knowledgeable tour guides but also tour guides who make your tour fun, entertaining and memorable.

First stop of the journey is the House of the Virgin Mary where it is said the Virgin Mary spent her final years.

Next stop is the impressively vast and famous ancient city of Ephesus which was among the world's greatest cities back in 1 century BC.

A break is much needed after touring Ephesus, so you can enjoy a traditional Turkish Meal for lunch in one of the local Turkish restaurants which will offer European and vegetarian dishes too!

The next place of interest is the Basilica of St. John which was once ranked as one of the largest churches if the Byzantine Empire.

The final attraction is the Temple of Artemis in the town of Selcuk which was once one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World but after over 2,000 years there is only one original column left standing.

You are then given the option to visit a Traditional Hand Woven Carpet and Leather Outlet before being dropped back to the original Pick-Up point.
Highlights
  • Transport in Luxury air-conditioned Minivan
  • Pick-Up and Drop-Off
  • Traditional Turkish meal
  • Private tour of the House of the Virgin Mary
  • Private Tour of the Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Private Tour of the Temple of Artemis
  • Private tour of the Basilica of St. John
  • Multilingual Private Tour Guide from start to finish of Tour
Good to Know
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick Up from Hotel, Port or designated Town Centre Meeting Point
  • Disability Services Disability Services
    Wheelchair accessible transport and facilities
  • Ship to shore “Stress-free” tour guarantee Ship to shore “Stress-free” tour guarantee.
    Get a full refund for non-docking ships or late port arrivals.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour. There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour. There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
Inclusions
  • Parking Fees
  • Bottled water while in vehicles
  • Pick-up and drop-off Service
  • All Transport in Luxury air-conditioned vehicles
  • Private Multilingual Tour Guide
  • Traditional Turkish Meal for Lunch with one drink included
  • All Entrance fees
Exclusions
  • Snacks
  • Drinks not stated in inclusions
  • Gratuities
Itinerary
Hours

The fun begins with pick-up from Hotel, Port, or designated Town Centre meeting Point by luxury air-conditioned Minivan and entertaining multilingual Tour Guide.

The House of the Virgin Mary is where it is believed the Virgin Mary spent the final years of her life after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Her house is now a fascinating tiny chapel which you can enter and see although best in single file. There is also an underground Spring from which you can drink the water but be sure to make a wish first!

The Ancient City of Ephesus is vast and there are many impressive and fascinating areas to be explored. With your private guided tour and multilingual tour guide, guests are led to the main attractions such as the Temple of Hadrian, the Harbour Street and Commercial Agora. Time is given to the guests to venture the complex by themselves with a designated time and meeting point for when to meet back.

It's Lunchtime! Guests are treated to a delicious Traditional Turkish Meal in a local restaurant. There are European and vegetarian menus also available.

  • Lunch
  • There is one drink included with each meal

After lunch, the next stop is the Basilica of St. John. With your private guided tour, visit this citadel-like basilica which once spread the whole width of the hill and it was ranked with the now Aya Sofya as one of the Byzantine Empire's largest churches. It is believed that the grave of St. John is under the church. The final attraction is a private guided tour of the Temple of Artemis. Before you travel back to Kusadasi, you are given the option to visit a Traditional Hand Woven carpet and Leather Outlets for bargains and souvenirs of your trip.

After a fun-filled, entertaining and informative private tour, you are dropped off at your Hotel, the Port or in the Town Centre

  • Drop off time may vary if the option to visit outlets is taken
Meeting Point
Pick Up is from hotel, Kusadasi Port or designated town Centre Meeting Point
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The option to visit the Carpet and Leather outlet is there but no one is under any obligation to go
  • Comfortable footwear, ideally with a closed toe, is advisable for walking around Ephesus
  • This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 5 and any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
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Reviewed by Linda GB   August 16, 2017
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While on holiday in Kusadasi myself and my partner visited Ephesus full day and to my expectations, it went above and beyond we were picked up on time from our hotel by the lovely guide Ozzy whos English was perfect for explaining everything about our trip. Ephesus was out of this world something I highly recommend to everyone who holidays in Turkey. We had a lovely lunch nearby and got to visit Virgin Mary House which was so beautiful along with the Basilica of Saint John and also the ruins of the temple of Artemis. all in all, i would hıghly recommend this tour! Would advise to wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking and to have plenty of water which our driver had on the bus.

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Reviewed by Mary IE   November 23, 2017
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I have been waiting to visit here for a while so this year, whilst staying in Kusadasi, we made the trip....and was not disappointed! Our tour guide Ilker was extremely knowledgeable and made the visit interesting and fun! The site is much bigger than I expected with renovations done sympathetically, giving a true glimpse of Roman life! I would suggest that the best way to tour the site is from the top entrance, walking downhill through the city, the view from the top of the Main Street is breathtaking! We then were taken to St Johns Basilica to see where he once lived and they built the Basilica after his death. we had a lovely lunch at a nearby Restaurant followed by a trip to Virgin Marys House which is magical and you certainly don't need to be anyway religious to enjoy this amazing piece of History.

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