Ephesus Private Tour

Tailor made tour of Ephesus and surrounding with a professional local guide.

This type of Ephesus tour gives you great freedom to choose which sites you want to visit and how much time you want to spend in each of them, because you hire a guide with van and driver for all day. You can choose your itinerary, depending on your interests, mood and available time. Entrances are not included in the tour price, so this is the list of all the sites that you can visit, together with the entrance fee costs per person:

  • Ephesus : 40 Tl – 10 € – 12 USD
  • Virgin Mary’s – House: 25 Tl – 6 € – 8 USD
  • The Terrace Houses : 25 Tl – 6 € – 8 USD
  • The Basilica of St. John: 10 Tl- 2,5 € – 3USD
  • The Ephesus indoor museum: 10 Tl – 2,5 € – 3 USD
  • The Temple of Artemis: free entrance

Tour can be with or without lunch, you would decide about that.

Testimonials

  • Fabulous day, very informed and knowledgeable. We learned so much more than if had gone alone. Ertunga took us to a great local outdoor restaurant to sample a variety of foods. I highly recommend this day!
    Cindy Winne
  • We did a tour with Ertunga a few days ago. Everything went great. Ertunga met us at the cruise terminal and took us to the Virgin Mary’s house and Ephesus ruins. Ertunga was very informative and accommodating to our needs.
    B V; California, Maryland
  • If there is one tour you do while in Turkey Ephesus is a must. Even if you aren’t a great history fan this place is amazing.
    Ashb83 - Galway, Ireland

Itinerary

Your guide 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: House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis, Basilica of St. John, Ephesus indoor Museum…
If you are interested in shopping, you can also visit Carpet viewing centre, Leather Outlet or Ceramic workshop. Please note that Shopping is strictly optional.
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 or hotel .

Our tours are tailor-made to your interest. Prices depend on the group size and the tour program. Contact us for details.

Tour Price

These are group prices, not per person

  • 1 to 2 pax. 150 euros. (175 usd)
  • 3 to 4 pax. 180 euros. (210 usd)
  • 6 to 8 pax. 200 euros. (235 usd)
  • 9 to 12 pax. 250 euros. (295 usd)

Please contact us if there is more than 10 pax in your group.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Kusadasi (port pier or hotel lobby), Selcuk (hotel lobby)
End location: Kusadasi (port pier or hotel lobby), Selcuk (hotel lobby)
Duration: approximately 7 hours
This is average tour duration; tour is tailor made so guests are free to decide about its duration.

What’s Included

Professional guiding service, transport (in a cozy van with a driver). Parking fees and fuel.

Transportation

An air-conditioned, modern and comfortable van

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 Turkish Lira – We will need Local currency for entrance fees. You can either purchase entrances yourself with credit card or cash or your guide can purchase the tickets and you can reimburse him/her at the end of the tour.

What’s Extra

Entrance fees (free for children until the age of 12; please do not forget to bring an id or passport copy to prove ), lunch (10 USD per person). Tips to the driver and guide and other personal expenses.

FAQ

All guides wait otside the terminal and they hold a sign with their guest’s name.

All the vehicles are non-smoking and air-conditioned. We usually use Mercedes Sprinter and Mercedes Vito.

The driving distance between these two places is 30 minutes.

During the high season, on some busy days, there are 4-5 cruise ships in Kusadasi port and thousands of people visiting the sight. Guides have priority for buying entrances, so it is also one of advantages of taking a private tour of Ephesus.

It can be very hot, 38 ºC (100.4 ºF) ir even more, and since there is not much shade in Ephesus, we advise you to bring hat, umbrella and water…

We usually spend around 2 hours in Ephesus, which is enough time to see all the most important parts of this sight. However, our private Ephesus tours are tailormade, so we do not limit our guests time for sightseeing. It all depends on your interests and available time.

No, it is definitely not difficult anymore, as there are new, additional wooden paths for wheelchairs inside of Ephesus.

During religious holidays and on Sundays there is a mass organizes in Virgin Mary’s House and everybody can join it. It is also possible to arrange a private mass for groups. If you are interested in this option, a priest must be informed in advance.

n past, Sirince was a typical local village, but once tourists started visiting it, it became a touristy place. Still, it is nice to visit it, as you can see many old Greek houses from the Ottoman period. This place is also famous for home made fruit wines that you can taste in many winehouses.

This Temple was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world. There is only one column left there but it is nice to hear the history of the place, so that you can understand Ephesus better.

During our tours, we never make any shopping stop, unless the customer requires so. All the tours are tailor made so our guests decide where to go and how much time to spend in each sight. Even if you are not on the market for carpets, it may be interesting for you to see this demonstration as a part of Turkish culture.

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