Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Tour To Ephesus Including The Temple Of Artemis And Şirince

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When your ship moors in Kusadasi port, seize the moment and visit ancient Ephesus on this 5-hour private shore excursion. Meet your guide and travel to this spectacular archaeological site to see its well-preserved streets, shops, baths and temples, plus the Great Theatre and Library of Celsus. Stop, too, at the ruins of the once-mighty Temple of Artemis, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World, and visit the cobbled hill village of irince to sample its fruit wine. Enjoy the full attention of your knowledgeable guide on this private tour.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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When your cruise ship arrives in Kusadasi, meet your private guide at the port and set off in your air-conditioned minivan to begin your shore excursion. Absorb the views of the Aegean Sea as you travel north towards Ephesus.

After about 30 minutes, arrive at Ephesus and enter this stunningly preserved Greco-Roman site via the Magnesia Gate. Then, walk with your knowledgeable guide around this once-bustling city, and hear how it was once the capital of the Roman Empire in Asia Minor, and enjoyed a golden age in around 2nd century BC.

Follow the marble-paved streets past the shells of shops and Roman baths, and see the remains of the Odeon, Fountain of Trajan and Temple of Hadrian. Keep your camera ready, too, for two of the most celebrated landmarks: the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre, a 25,000-seater stadium where spectators once gathered to hear the teachings of St Paul.

Continue to the nearby site of the Temple of Artemis, built in around 550 BC and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. See the restored column that marks the site and hear how the temple was rebuilt three times before its destruction in 401 AD.

Then, visit irince, a pretty hill village perched above Ephesus. This former Greek settlement is known for its wine and crafts, and offers a charming glimpse into rural Turkish life. Stroll the cobbled lanes past food and craft stalls, and sample some of the village's famous fruit wine at a winery.

When the time comes, return to Kusadasi where your tour ends with a drop-off at the cruise port.
Please note: the order of activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to Kusadasi cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions for Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Tour To Ephesus Including The Temple Of Artemis And Şirince

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private, air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Covered by Viators worry-free policy

Exclusions for Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Tour To Ephesus Including The Temple Of Artemis And Şirince

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

It is highly recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • One of the best tours I have done with our own private guide and a large mini bus to takeus on the trip. Ephesus was outstanding and the visit to the hill top village was well worth the drive. We did go to a government sponsored carpet factory traniing women in weaving. We could have missed it out but at least there was no hard selling. There was only my daughter and myself on the excursion. Well worth the money and a delight.

  • Our guide was great. We had a great day in a village.

  • Our guide were amazing. Great place to visit. We enjoyed this more than Pompeii.

  • Fantastic tour guide Char who had immense knowledge. Ephesus was much larger site than expected and well worth the visit.

  • Great tour, excellent and knowing guide. Can only be recommended

  • No visit to Kusadasi should be made without a visit to Ephesus. We were fortunate to have a guide to ourselves and Begu provided an excellent tour . His knowledge was first class and he also provided us with general information about the sites which we would not have come across otherwise. If I had planned a tour for myself , I would not include the visit to Rug factory.

  • Fantastic. Great guide. Ephesus is a must in any bodies travels.

  • Our tour guide, Serdar Karakas of Fez Travel, was most excellent. Very knowledgeable and highly educated, giving us biblical side notes about Ephesus as a bonus. Very patient with our 8 and 11 year old boys. We never felt pressured for time. He took us to his friend's restaurant for a kebab lunch, very delicious. We also went to the quaint village of Sirince for shopping. Tour van was air conditioned and very nice. Driver was nice too. Very relaxed tour. Would do it again in a heart beat.

  • Amazing!!! Picked up on the dock by Metin sorry if I miss spelled. Wonderful man. Extremely knowledgeable and fun! We drove through Kusadasi first to get an overview of the city and onto Ephesus. Truely amazing! So hard to believe the building that was done so long ago. Stunning. It was our favorite ruin. Just in awe the entire time. It started pouring, I mean pouring rain so we waited until it stopped and continued. No hurry, which was very nice. Metin was very easy going and fun to tour with. He took us to a leather factory, my niece bought a jacket, beautiful. Went to the Temple of Artemis, not much left there but was amazing at one time. Back to Kusadasi. We were asked if we wanted to extend the tour longer and have dinner in town but some of our tour party declined. Would have loved to! What an adventure! Thank you Metin, we had an amazing time!

  • Really enjoyed this trip six of us ,guide was very informative took us to Mary's house ,food was great .enjoyed this trip very much .

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