Ephesus Small Group (10 Person) Semi Private Shore Excursion - Kusadasi

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Flexible: between 7:30am and 2pm
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Catch the highlights of Ephesus, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this 5-hour semi-private trip from Kusadasi. Experience the best Ephesus has to offer on this comprehensive full day private guided tour. This Kusadasi shore excursion takes you to the most noteworthy and popular destinations available. Learn about Ephesus's stunning history, visit incredible landmarks, and enjoy local cuisine before going back to your cruise ship or hotel. This Kusadasi guided tour is ideal for history lovers, photographers, and anyone looking for an immersive cultural experience at a affordable price.

This tour is guaranteed Skip-The-Line with pre-purchased tickets.
This tour's maximum participant number is 10 person per group.

Your guides will meet you at the Kusadasi Cruise Port and bring you to OKSA Port, meeting and starting point of the tour. You will start your day with a delicious complimentary Coffee and Turkish Delights.


Step back in time on a history tour

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Skip the line

Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day

All entrance fees included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Lunch included

Know More about this tour

It's up to you when you leave your hotel or cruise ship for your 5-hour private tour: start at any time between 7:30am and 2pm. The order of the itinerary is flexible, but typically starts with the UNESCO-listed ruined city of Ephesus, about 25 minutes drive from Kusadasi.

Discover one of the world's most atmospheric Greco-Roman cities under the eye of your private guide. Visit the market place, the baths, the theater, the odeon, and the fountains of Trajan and Pollio. Stroll Harbor Street, Marble Street, and Curetes Street, and walk through the Gate of Mazeus and Mithridates. Admire the Library of Celsus, the Prytaneion where the sacred flame was stored, and the temples of Hadrian and Domitian. You'll also see the shockingly public latrines where ancient Romans went about their business!

Your next stop is usually the Meryemana (Virgin Mary's House), a site that's sacred to both Christians and Muslims, where some believe Jesus' mother spent her last days. After this, you might wish to break for lunch, which is followed by a cultural demonstration, or complete the tour and have lunch at the end.

Next, and still very close to Ephesus, is the Temple of Artemis. This was once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but only a single column marks the site today.

Finally, discover the legend of the Seven Sleepers, another story that's common to Christianity and Islam. Learn how seven young men fled persecution during Roman times and sought refuge in this cave, emerging only after many lifetimes has passed.

Once your tour is complete, your driver and guide will drop you back at the port or your hotel.


Professional Licensed Tour Guide

Guaranteed skip-the-line!

Pickup and Drop-off from Hotel and Cruise Port

Brand New A/C Luxury Mercedes Sprinter with Private Driver

Wellcome Meeting at OKSA Port Restaurant with complimentary coffee.

Entry/Admission - Oksa Port

Guaranteed to skip the lines



Entrance fees (per person aprox.25USD), Payable at the end of tour.

A Delicious Local Lunch (10$ per person)

Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus

Entry/Admission - The Basilica of Saint John

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 07-Nov-2022

    Excellent private tour. Our guide Ceyla was incredibly professional. Her multi-perspective and sophisticated knowledge gave us a fantastic historical and artistic journey in Ephesus. We are well-traveled and have high standards, and we were pleased with our tour guidance in her local network. She spoke excellent English. Time and money are well invested.

  • 23-Oct-2022

    This was a very interesting tour with a very knowledgeable guide. My only complaint is that at the end of the tour he tried to persuade us to have lunch in one of two restaurants (not included in the trip) and stop off to do some shopping. When I said that I would prefer to go straight back to the cruise ship, he said, rather moodily, you have to support the economy. When we got back in the car the other members of the party also expressed a wish to go back to the ship. After that he quickly lost interest in us and didn’t say another word until nearing the end of the journey when he mentioned tipping! It rather spoilt the atmosphere of the day and left rather a sour note. Otherwise it was a very good, well organised trip with, up until the end, a brilliant guide.

  • 14-Oct-2022

    This was a fantastic tour with an excellent guide which my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed. It was so great to be part of such a small group which made the experience more personal. Our guide Ibrahim was extremely knowledgeable and taught us so much throughout our day.

  • 06-Oct-2022

    Our guide, Ceyla, is an archeologist who is very knowledgeable of the area. She allowed our small group to customize the itinerary, thus maximizing our time and enjoyment. The van was comfortable, and the driver was safe and efficient. A great tour and guide!

  • 06-Oct-2022

    Incredible day with Necla and our trip around Ephesus, local museum and a lovely lunch and a guided tour in local rug making. Perfect host, both professional and friendly. Easy and timely collection from cruise port and returned in good time. Necla had an excellent knowledge of Ephesus and much more. Flexible day suited to our needs and wants. Fab driver. Clean and reliable vehicle. Highly recommend.

  • 01-Oct-2022

    Our tourguide Betul was very knowledgeable and explained so much about the history of the sites. Super friendly and professional. We enjoyed it very much.

  • 14-Sep-2022

    We had a great time with Ali who took us to all the attractions in a private van since we were the only people on the tour. He even brought us umbrellas since it was sunny and warm while walking around the ruins. The lunch was great for only $10 per person. But we ended up buying expensive Turkish rugs after a hard sell by the shop. Plus we wasted too much time at the rug shop so we couldn't go to other stores (leather shop). Still overall, we enjoyed our tour and would do it again with Ali. Thanks!

  • 12-Sep-2022

    Ersan was an amazing guide he picked us up from the cruise port and took us right away to the Ephesus historical sights. He was so knowledgeable and arranged for to have lunch after the tour. We had a great time and Ersan was able to time us to avoid some of the crowds. What a great tour highly recommend to anyone thinking of seeing the sites.

  • 12-Sep-2022

    We have spent a very good time with our guide Ali in Ephesus. Tour was comfortable with pleasant warm weather and with many historical facts from Ali. He is a professionalist in his work and our group learned a lot of new information from him.

  • 07-Sep-2022

    Myself and my daughter had a great tour with our guide Ali. He's wealth of knowledge on this tour was outstanding. He made it very enjoyable. He also brought us to a local town, where we experienced the local craftsmanship making rugs and carpets. We also enjoyed the local cuisine in a restaurant He had chosen for us to enjoy traditional Turkish food. From start to finish, he went far beyond for us, and even organised a lift home early for myself, as I had another appointment organised, it was a none rush tour and highly recommended. Thank you Ali

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