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5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus -Entrances are included
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Journey back to ancient Rome on this half-day shore excursion to Ephesus from Kusadasi. Marvel over the magnificent ruins of Ephesus, including the Grand Theater, Temple of Hadrian, and the Library of Celsus, then explore the Terrace Houses, where the city’s wealthiest residents once lived. That’s not all: you also visit the House of Virgin Mary, where Mary allegedly spent her last days, and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Half-day shore excursion to Ephesus from Kusadasi
  • Explore the highlights of ancient Ephesus including the Grand Theater and the Library of Celsus
  • Visit the Terrace Houses and admire their beautiful frescos and mosaics
  • See the remains of the Temple of Artemis and the House of Virgin Mary
  • Great-value shore excursion including port pick-up and drop-off
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
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Entrance Fees ( Our guide will have pre-paid tickets to skip the line )
Small Group Tour ( max 10 pax )
Professional Licenced Tour guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Parking Fees
Local Tax and Handling Fee
Small group ensures personal service
Food and drinks

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Private Tour for your family
4/1/2021 - 6/15/2023
Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Option with Terrace Houses
1/1/2017 - 6/15/2023
Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Option without Terrace Houses
7/31/2019 - 6/15/2023
Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Pick up from Your Hotel and Kusadasi Cruise Terminal for cruise guests. Suggested pick up time will be given on your confirmation message.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Bare shoulders are not permitted in holy places of worship such as churches, monasteries, mosques and synagogues.
  • Shoes are not permitted in mosques
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Small Group (Max. 10 Pax) & Private Tours in Turkey
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus -Entrances are included?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during 5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus -Entrances are included?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during 5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus -Entrances are included?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus -Entrances are included?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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129 Reviews
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, May 2022
Melis was a wonderful tour guide. Ephesus was fascinating. It was great and we would highly recommend it.
Our tour guide Nil was knowledgeable and supportive. We definitely recommend her service
, May 2022
We had absolutely wonderful and interesting tour in Ephesus Turkey. Excavation site was lifetime experience and unforgettable
Great experience at Ephesus
, Apr 2022
The guide was very professional and knowledgeable, he took the time to point out and explained clearly all landmarks in detail.
Great tour with Melih
, Aug 2020
Great tour with Melih, who was an entertaining tour guide and very knowledgeable about Ephesus and its history. Transport was spotless and all completed in a timely fashion.
Excellent tour guide
, Nov 2019
Our transportation and tour guide were very professional. They were waiting for us at the port as planned and the tour through Ephesus was excellent with the guide giving us lots of interesting local and historical information. It included a tour of the Terrace Houses and we were very glad to be able to see these amazing archeological finds. These are a definite "must see" if you go to Ephesus. At the end of the tour, the guide offered our group the option of seeing a local pottery and carpet making demonstration. At both stops there was encouragement to buy the local products. In particular, the carpet salespeople were quite high pressure. In retrospect, we think the tour would have been better without these final stops. That is why I rated our experience a "4" instead of a "5".
Wondeerful Day
Peter S
, Oct 2019
The trip was excellent. Ty met us at the port and we travelled in a top notch Sprinter van with driver to Ephesus where Ty guided us through the old city. It is muich more than any of the on line photos indicate. We visited Mary's house and a Turkish carpet cooperative and learned a lot about how they are made wilth no pressure to buy. Was well worth the money spent.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide was excellent, knowledge and professional. . She was smart to get us to the Virgin Mary's House before the crowd got there, it saved a lot of time waiting in line. Her knowledge of the Ephesus site was also excellent.We were VERY happy with her service
An excellent tour and great value for money
, Sep 2019
We were very lucky that there were only 4 of us in this the Small Group Tour which meant our tour was very personalised and it was quick and easy to move through the various stops of the House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis. Organisation of the tour online was easy with no hidden costs except a small extra charge for being picked up at the port and we got plenty of e-mail reminders. We were met at the Port Gate by a representative and directed directly to our guide.The tour was on time and met us at the dock where our ship was berthed with a sign with our names on. It was considerably less expensive and much more detailed than the excursion offered by our cruise line. Our guide, Melih was outstanding and spoke English extremely well. He gave us so much information about the places we visited, gave us plenty of time at the popular spots and showed us where to stand to get the best photos. We had been to Ephesus before many years ago but learned so much more this time with him as our guide and enjoyed it so much more too. We started the tour at the House of Mary and then moved on to Ephesus where we walked down the site and the tour ticket included the entrance to all of the site including the Terrace Houses which not all tours do. Melih guided us through these as well and they really should not be missed. Our excellent driver picked us up at the bottom of the site and we then went to the Temple of Artemis, of which only one pillar remains. Melih explained how it had looked with a picture and overlay which did help give a sense of the importance of the site. We were then asked if we would like to go to a carpet making workshop, a ceramic factory, a jewellery store or a leather factory. We went to a ceramic store and saw pots being made and painted. The pots were beautiful and we would have bought some had our luggage allowance not already been exceeded but our host was very charming and not at all pushy. Considering that this was almost a private tour for the 4 of us, all the fees were included and we had excellent transport in a van to the sites we considered this tour was excellent value for money.
Excursion to Ephesus
, Aug 2019
Our guide met us at the port as was promised. He was extremely polite and spoke great English. His knowledge of anything and everything about Ephesus was unbelievable. This was our first Viator tour and it was by far the best.
Excellent Excursion
Tomaz S
, Jul 2019
Fantastic overview of the Kusadasi area and Ephesus. Our guide Inan was friendly, globally minded, flexible and extremely knowledgeable of local history to put Ephesus in context. Well worth the investment, highly recommended.
Passionate guide
Johanne R
, Jun 2019
Informative and caring guide. Told us so many stories about the place that we would never had found out without him, as very few signs on site.
Loved Ephesus
, Jun 2019
The shore excursion was great value for money. Our tour guide studied in Melbourne and his command of English was excellent. His commentary made the Ephesus ruins come to life and we also really enjoyed his commentary on Turkey and the various ethnic groups that call Turkey home. We even enjoyed visiting two shops selling high end leather jackets and hand made carpets.
Excellent Tour and Guide
Gail T
, May 2019
An amazing trip and guide. There was so much information I am sure we Weill never remember it all but our guide was so informative and gave us options of different stops to make after the main part of the trip. He didn't seem in a hurry and made sure we saw everything we wanted to.
talk turkey
, May 2019
This was a great tour. Our guide Tunc [pronounced Toonch], was knowledgeable and organized. His enthusiasm made the history even more memorable. Ephesus is an amazing place to visit, we also went to the Virgin Mary House and the Terrace houses. The terrace houses had the added bonus of mosaic floors, and frescoes. This was a small group tour and that made it even better.
Excellent tour Met at 8.30am so...
, Oct 2017
Excellent tour Met at 8.30am so we were well ahead of the crowds and there was no one at the house of the Virgin Mary, it was so peaceful. The guide was very good and led us down the hill towards the library and we could avoid the crowds of other tourists. We went to the terraced houses which most of the other tours missed and saw the mosaics and frescoes which was very interesting. Certainly the highlight of our cruise to Turkey and Greece
This tour was excellent and good...
David C
, Apr 2017
This tour was excellent and good value for money. We had a knowlegable, helpful and friendly guide, who made the tour of Ephesus informative and enjoyable. transoprt was comfotsble and clean with an good driver. There was no pressure to go on to a 'shopping experience', as frequently happens in Turkey, but when we asked his advice for a particular product he offered a variety of outlets and gave his opinions without pressure. We did take his advice and all came home with new leather jackets!! I cannot recommend Tas and his Company highly enough.
We had an incredible tour. It was...
John S
, Jan 2017
We had an incredible tour. It was even better than we expected! Our guide catered to our needs and answered questions. They were on time and we were completely satisfied. Ephesus is incredible!
We had an almost private tour with...
, Nov 2016
We had an almost private tour with only one other couple joining us. The tour guide was very well informed and articulate. The tour of the Ephesus excavation was amazing - HUGE- indoor plumbing over 2000 years ago! The terrace houses were another must see as well as a visit to the Virgin Mary's house. The carpet display, although very interesting, created too much pressure to purchase in a hurry as there was little time before we had to get back to our cruise ship.
Met our guide just outside the...
Juliet L
, Nov 2016
Met our guide just outside the terminal building. He was very knowledgeable. Ephesus is far more amazing than Pompeii! Didn't like being taken to a high priced leather store that was not mentioned in the tour info.
we loved our trip to Ephesus and our...
Shane S
, Nov 2016
we loved our trip to Ephesus and our tour was a small group of 8 people which made it nice. all of these people were on our cruise ship also and we made friends. the tour guide Aysenur was so knowledgeable and provide a great overview of the area and of the historical significance of Ephesus and Mary's house. I would highly recommend this tour and Aysenur did a great job. we were also taken to a pottery shop to learn about the process of the making of pottery and plates. we also got to see a demonstration of how they make silk carpets. we had no intention to purchase and did not purchase. the tour guide told us also there was no obligation and there was no pressure. we did get the opportunity to witness how these things were made and we were glad we did. please accept the tea, coffee or Raki that they offer in these shops. there is no obligation to buy , this is their way to show hospitality.

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