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Ultra Private All-Inclusive Half Day Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi Port

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Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Product code: 6527
Overview

 

Your guide will be waiting to welcome you as you disembark your cruise ship at Kusadasi Ege Port. 

Located in the modern village of Selcuk in Western Turkey, Ephesus is an uncovered Ancient world from the Roman Imperial period with relics dating as far back as the 10th Century BC. One of Turkey's major sightseeing attractions, this city was once home to 250,000 people.

You'll visit the famous Temple of Artemis one of the 'Seven wonder's of the world' which once drew pilgrims from all over the Mediterranean. A temple dedicated and built to honour Artemis, one of three maiden goddesses of Olympus.

Don't miss the Celsus Libary which is the 3rd largest in the ancient world built to store 12,000 scrolls and house the tomb of Celsus. Visit The Grand Theatre which once could accommodate up to 25,000 people who came to witness demonstrations of a social, political and economic nature and most famously the Gladiator games. Rebuilt several times the theatre still stands and has held concerts for acts such as Elton John and Micheal Jackson. 

The Temple of Hadrian is your next site. More of a monument than a temple, the temple was built around 118 AD and inside displays interesting mythological and religious scenes. Parts of The Temple of Hadrian, located in Ephesus Street, are actually plaster replicas as the genuine artefacts are located inside of the Ephesus museum located nearby.

Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch before heading to another major attraction, The House of The Virgin Mary.

The apparent final resting place of The Mother Mary. Following the visions and the precise description from a book written by a German nun, a French priest in the 19th century discovered the ruins and after many years of debate convinced others that this place was, in fact, the last resting place of The Virgin Mary.

Today the building is a Catholic shrine and chapel, still used and visited regularly by tourists from around the world. A popular scene here is the Wishing Wall were visitors write a wish upon a piece of cloth and tie it to the wall adorning thousands from others who have been before.

At the end of your tour, your guide will transfer you back to Kusadasi Ege Port in time to board your ship.

Highlights
  • Discover the UNESCO awarded heritage site of Ephesus
  • See the Temple of Artemis a seventh wonder of the world
  • Visit the tomb of Celsus at the Celsus Library
  • Stand were thousands once came to witness the Gladiator games and The Grand Theatre
  • See the partially restored Temple of Hadrian
  • Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch
  • Visit the house of The Virgin Mary and tie a wish to the wishing wall
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • The order of itinerary is subject to changeThe order of itinerary is subject to change
  • A minimum of 2 people is required to book this tourA minimum of 2 people is required to book this tour
  • This tour MUST be booked 3 days in advance This tour MUST be booked 3 days in advance
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from Kusadasi Port.
  • 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.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 3 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • All Parking Fees
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Private transportation with AC
  • Traditional Turkish Lunch
  • Private Guide
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Meeting Point
Pick up from Kusadasi Cruise Port. Please include your Cruise ship name and docking time when making your booking. 

Know Before You Go
  • The order of itinerary is subject to change.
  • Appropriate clothing is a must when entering places of worship.
  • In the summer months, we recommend you wear comfortable clothing and suitable footwear for walking. Please bring with you a hat, sunglasses etc to protect yourself from the sun.
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Reviewed by GerdKManz DE   February 13, 2020
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Tour was great, Ephesus is amazing! My guide was fantastic, very informative, and spoke very good German. Thank you.
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Reviewed by ABPatenaude FR   February 11, 2020
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Le guide était délicieux, le français parlant uide est parfois difficile à trouver. Ses connaissances étaient exemplaires. Nous avons beaucoup appris et nous aimerions certainement visiter Ephèse à nouveau. Quel endroit magnifique avec tant d'histoire! Le trajet aller-retour était super. C'était intéressant de voir l'agriculture et les paysages autour d'Izmir.
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Reviewed by Shuaib Bowen IR   January 26, 2020
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Fantastic tour! We didn't really have to wait in any long lines. There was a short line that moves very quickly, it's a very, very small house, and yes, no picture-taking allowed. Very quiet inside while you kind of pay your respects. The surroundings are peaceful and it's a nice stop. I think if you are religious this may have more significance for you. The weather was great and it was a very peaceful day.
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Reviewed by Rustam Aybek KZ   October 12, 2019
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Had a great time on our tour!
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Reviewed by JTravere BE   October 04, 2019
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This tour was so professional, comfortable, informative and very enjoyable. It was one of the best tours we’ve done. We highly recommend it.
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Reviewed by Sandra Ryan GB   September 29, 2019
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Totally stress free day. Guide was waiting for us at the port, friendly young man with perfect English. Very polite and helpful. Transportation was perfect and we arrived safe and sound in no time at all. A fully in depth tour of all the sights, it's really truly fascinating and always has been for me. Lunch was an experience and the setting were just breathtaking. So glad we decided to choose a private and thanks again for all your help.
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Reviewed by KaisR AE   September 20, 2019
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Great time visiting Ephesus with our guide, Levent. The drive to Ephesus was great, we took a quicker route to get there and a slightly longer scenic route on the way back. The surrounding area is beautiful and we got to see a lot. The tour was great, I found out a lot more than I thought I already knew about the place. Very Interesting. Lunch was perfect in a beautiful picnic area in Sirince, quiet and shaded. Very picturesque. We really enjoyed this tour and will definitely be wanting to return to this part of Turkey at some point in the future as there is so much to see!
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Reviewed by Demetrio Costanzo IT   September 13, 2019
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Our guide was waiting just outside of the Port, as we came off the ship. He was so knowledgeable and so informative, it was impressive! He took excellent care of us for the whole day on our visits to Ephesus. We got even better care at lunch, which we enjoyed in a shaded garden. A perfect day, thank you.
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Reviewed by Maria ES   September 12, 2019
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We loved our Private tour to Ephesus and Sirince. Our guide spoke perfect Spanish and explained each place with great detail. My sons had a great time, they never complained about boredom at all! This is a great accomplishment!
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Reviewed by PMB FR   September 05, 2019
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Guide was waiting for us at the port with our private vehicle. A great guide, perfect English. Drive to Ephesus was great, very smooth and views along the way are great. The tour of Ephesus and Sirince was just what we wanted, we loved it. Lunch was perfect and we made it back with time to spare to get back on our ship. Thank you to Privatetour.com - Customer service is fantastic!
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