Full Day Luxury Ephesus Tour

(9 reviews)
Flexible
Duration
Izmir, Kusadasi, Bodrum
Location
Jan. to Dec.
Month
Year-round
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Enjoy a luxurious, private, full day tour of the stunning ancient city of Ephesus. Visit the Temple of Artemis, The Library of Celcus, The  Grand Theatre, and then head just outside of Ephesus to visit the final resting place of the House of Virgin Mary

Pax Price
1 – 5 People 800 USD (Total)
6 – 10 People 1.200 USD (Total)

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DEPARTURE Kusadasi, Izmir or Bodrum
DURATION Flexible
VISITING Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, Library of Celsus, The Grand Theatre, Virgin Mary House, Terrace Houses, St.John Basilica, Ephesus Museum, Sirince Village, Isabey Mosque
INCLUDED
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Professional tour guide
All Entrance Fees
Lunch
Parkings
NOT INCLUDED
Tips
Personal Expenses

A promise only for Cruisers.: We assure that you are not going to miss your cruise.

Additional information

Group Size1 – 5 People, 6 – 10 People

Ephesus is an historic and sacred destination almost beyond compare. A flexible shore excursion from Kusadasi you will receive a private guided sightseeing tour with air-conditioned luxury transport to and from Ephesus. Your guide will meet you at the arrival’s gate of Kusadasi port, Izmir Airport / Hotel etc… with a sign your name is written on , then be driven to the sites.

On arrival at Ephesus we enter through the Magnesia gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of the former Roman provincial capital Your route will take you past the temple of Hadrian, the fountain of Trajan, the great theatre and the spectacular Celsus library.

The showpiece of the archaeological remains, the library stands in remarkable ruins as a testament to the intellectual prowess of the Romans. At one time it may have contained as many as 15,000 scrolls in reading rooms where scholars met and studied. This is probably the most photographed exhibit!

During the visit of Ephesus you will also see the Terrace Houses which  located on the hill, opposite the Hadrian Temple. Also called as the houses of rich, important for the reason give us information about family life during  the Roman period. They were built according to the Hippodamian plan of the city in which roads transected each other at right angels.

After Ephesus we take a short but scenic journey  to the church oftThe Virgin Mary .

According to Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the apostle John after the resurrection of Christ and lived her final days here. This church was erected on the foundation of that house, and its authenticity has been confirmed by Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II.  many visitors describe this as an uplifting or spiritual experience.

You will also see ruins from the Ottoman empire and early Christian period. You will visit the house of the Virgin Mary. The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos mountains as the final resting place of Mary, mother of Jesus.

A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. Many visitors have described this as a spiritually uplifting experience.

Next, see the graceful columns and mosaics that remain of the Basilica of St John, built by the Emperor Justinian over the tomb of St John the Apostle. Enjoy the panoramic views of the rural Selcuk countryside and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. This temple, also known as the Temple of Diana (the Roman goddess equivalent), was first built during the Archaic period and is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

You will visit the site of the temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, dedicated to the goddess Diana, before transferring back to Kusadasi Port for your evening cruise activities or departure.

Note: That’s a Full Day Luxury Ephesus Tour, which means you can go to any or all sites in this tour. Plus, all entrance fees are included. Duration of the tour depends on you.



Highlights
Visit the site of the temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient World.
See the last resting place of the Virgin Mary, described by many as a spiritual experience
Hear about ancient Greeks, Romans, Turks and Christians
Enjoy round-trip transfers to and from Ephesus in comfort
Terrace Houses
St.John Basilica
Ephesus Museum
Sirince Village
Isabey Mosque

Pax Price
1 – 5 People 800 USD (Total)
6 – 10 People 1200 USD (Total)


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Tour Reviews

5 based on 9 reviews
December 12, 2015

My wife and I saw all these wonderful reviews for Ada Vegas travel on trip advisor and decided to book our tour through them. It being our first time traveling to Turkey and living overseas, we wanted to ensure we got the best and we did! Our tour guide’s name was Nico and he really went above and beyond to ensure our tour under his supervision was memorable… Which it was. It was especially memorable because he designed the tour based on our needs. We went to a ceramic and on top of everything else we saw and did that day. Definitely book your tour with them. We will definitely be booking our tours with them the next time we want to take a trip thank you Ada Vegas Travel !

December 13, 2015

Greetings Travelers! If this is your first time in this area, do yourself a favor and book this tour with Ozgur! If this is your 100th time…still…book with Ozgur! He is the consummate professional and very flexible!

I was putting some tours together for the first time and visiting Turkey for the first time. I hired Ozgur on a recommendation from a friend. So glad that I did! I was able to design my own itinerary…as we did not want to go the the carpet factory and waste any time being bombarded by sales pitches. However, If you are in the market for a beautiful hand made rug…..go for it!

Ozgur was very informative the entire day and we kept in constant communication making changes that would benefit the tour when necessary.

We went to Ephesus…SPECTACULAR. There is something about standing in the same theatre where the apostle Paul first preached the Gospel to the Ephesians, that just made me stand in awe. Not too many times that you get to stand smack dab in the middle of biblical history. Don’t miss this!…and pay the few extra euros to go inside the Terrace Houses! Well worth it! Amazing what they have excavated over the years! You will get a real sense of life as they lived it by walking through there.

We also went to see the house of the Virgin Mary…supposedly the last house that she lived in. Originally, we were going to go there first but reversed it and went there after Ephesus! Great decision. There was hardly anyone there in the afternoon! I can’t imagine trying to navigate that place for parking when all the busses are there! Yikes! It’s a beautiful drive up that hill but the fact that there were so few people allowed me to feel more of a sense of reverence for the place.

We asked Ozgur to take us to a little out-of-the-way restaurant to experience the local food…it was fantastic! Just what we wanted. The food is Delish!

Of course Ozgur was on time and took care to make sure that every one was taken care of throughout the entire trip.

I have had a few not-so-great experiences with tour companies and would never recommend anyone who gave less than 100%. Ozgur gets my full approval! I can’t wait to go back and have him take us to see some of what we missed the first time around.

Planning a tour ahead of time is the best way to go and having someone you can rely on in worth a fortune…although his tour was very reasonable, depending on the amount of people you have. Do not think that you can just get there and hire a taxi driver….especially if you are cruising! The taxi drivers are ferocious…that’s another story. Put yourself in Ozgurs hands and you will have an amazing day in Turkey….worry free!

Happy Travels!!

January 3, 2016

Arreglamos todo antes de viajar en el crucero. Cuando llegamos al puerto nos estaba esperando nuestra guía en español para recorrer Efeso, la casa de la virgen Maria, el templo de Artemis, la basílica de St John, Terrace Houses, Sirince Village, etc. Fue una excursión excelente donde pasamos 7 horas y recorrimos todos los lugares en español y con chicos de 10 y 7 años, a nuestro ritmo y sin problemas. Mucha historia y los chicos la pasaron genial y nunca se aburrieron ni estuvieron agobiados por el calor. La mejor excursión que contratamos en las escalas de nuestro crucero

January 7, 2016

Our best ephesus tour from Kusadasi port;
Excellent, beyond our expectations. Highly recommend this tour company, they did a great job. All arranged via email. Quick turn around responses. %100 recommended!!

January 12, 2016

Private Ephesus Tour with Ada Vegas Travel;
We used Ada Vegas Travel to organize a tour for a group of ten in Ephesus. Our driver picked us up in Izmir in the morning and lead us on a full day of touring in and around the ancient city of Ephesus. The driver arrived on time and was friendly, funny and knowledgeable. The ride was smooth and the vehicle was clean. Lunch was included and we ate at a good place (which was clearly designed to accommodate large tour groups). We learned a lot and had fun! We were driven back to our hotel in Izmir at the end of the day. I recommend this tour company’s services. I also recommend Turkey in the off season! Our tour guide said the summers in Ephesus were completely packed with tourists. We had a very pleasant and easygoing visit to the ancient ruins. Thanks Ada Vegas Travel!

February 2, 2016

Pirvate Ephesus Tours !!

We were family of 7 people and selected this tour group for a private tour in Ephesus during a cruise port-of-call in Kusadasi. We met our guide at the cruise port and boarded a van that could accommodate 10 or so. Since there were only 7 of us we had ample space and could move easily ahead of the tour groups. Even at crowded sights we were able to move about easily. The price for seven was $800 US however if we had more in our group the cost would have gone down. Our driver Mustafa was prompt and courteous and our guide ms OZLEM Kucukoglu was knowledgable and very informative. She had all entrance tickets in advance, then added the admission prices of the sites we visited to our tour price; all payable at the end of the tour. We could virtually go and see what we wished within reason and time we were in port. Do not forget the Terrace Houses at Ephesus; well worth the separate entrance fee. Ms OZLEM gave us time to take in whatever we wished, yet kept us on schedule to see everything. We decided to skip lunch,however OZLEM did have local recommendations if we wanted to eat. At the end of the tour we decided to be dropped off in town, easy walk to cruise ship. We had a perfect day .

February 4, 2016

Awesome Luxury Private Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi Port!

Perfect ephesus tour and perfect tour guide. The guide had much knowledge, perfect english spoken. We felt like we got a good overview of Ephesus ruins and house of St Mary only being there one day. The guide was very thoughtful. Thank you guys

April 8, 2016

We would recommend Ada Vegas Travel highly. We were 5 adults and a 8 month old baby. Our guide, Ilker was a very happy and kind person. His knowledge was extensive.

We did the highlights of Ephesus tour and we requested to have lunch at the best Turkish restaurant where the locals eat. We were taken to an incredible restaurant which was truly a culinary experience. It was so amazing that we will be returning next year whilst on our cruise trip. Ilker listened to our requests which made us very happy.

August 17, 2016

Fantastic and awesome!!

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