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Selcuk: Skip-the-Line Private Ephesus Tour

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Activity provider: Unique ephesus tour

Selcuk: Skip-the-Line Private Ephesus Tour

Activity provider: Unique ephesus tour
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From US$ 137.17 per group up to 5

Enjoy and discover a guided full-day excursion from Kusadasi to ancient Ephesus, the richest and most excavated classical city in Turkey. Visit the Artemis Temple, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese
Pickup included
Please provide the name and address of your hotel/accommodation while booking so that the pickup can be arranged. If you are arriving by cruise ship, please indicate the name of the cruise ship and arrival time.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Get round-trip transfers from Kusadasi
  • Learn why the city is sacred for Christians and hear about the historical figures who passed through its streets
  • Explore the amazing history and ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus
  • Visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Full description
Meet with your professional guide at Kusadasi Port or hotel. Drive to Ephesus-Selcuk. Ephesus is considered to one of the spectacular open-air museums in Turkey and in the world and one of the highlights of any visit to Turkey. During this privately guided tour, Ephesus city will come alive as you walk through 2,000 year-old marble streets to admire the Library of Celsius, Hadrians Temple, the Fountains of Trajan, Polio, the Temples of Hadrian and Domitian, Vedious and Scholastic Baths, Bouloterion, and the Great Theater with a capacity of 24.000 spectators. Also visit the Terrace Houses which are located on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain, opposite the Hadrian Temple. The Terrace Houses, also called “the houses of rich”, were for the important and wealthy people with beautiful frescoes and mosaics inside. After visiting Ephesus, continue on to the House of Virgin Mary. The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. Lastly, visit the Basilica of St. John. Built by the Emperor Justinian over the tomb of St. John the Apostle, the Basilica, now in ruins, once rivaled St. Sophia in size. At the end of the day you will return to Kusadasi Port or hotel  
  • Licensed professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Parking
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Professional cameras

Know before you go

  • Please remember to bring a camera, sun hat and comfortable walking shoes
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4.5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Thank you , Alex,for an interesting and educational tour of ephesus house of mary and Artemis temple.l took a private tour with alex as my guide.he was friendly helpful honest and knowledgeable. There was not a boring moment.His English is very clear l highly recomment visiting ephesus with a tour guide Alex who can explain the history and significance behind every structure.The booking process was also smooth fast and very flexible understanding our concerns as travellers.

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April 7, 2018

Perfect tour and very well organized. The Ali guide was fantastic and well trained.

August 16, 2019

Very informative enjoyable tour wonderful guide.

August 14, 2019

Product ID: 139028