Private Tour of Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary & Artemis Temple

6 Hour
Duration
Kusadasi
Location
Jan. to Dec.
Month
Year-round
Dates
Pax Price
1 – 2 Pax 126 USD [Per Person]
3 – 4 Pax 89 USD [Per Person]
5 – 6 Pax 76 USD [Per Person]
7 – 12 Pax 54 USD [Per Person]
13 – 20 Pax 42 USD [Per Person]
21 – 30 Pax 39 USD [Per Person]
31 + Pax 32 USD [Per Person]

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DEPARTURE Kusadasi
DURATION 6 Hours
VISITING Virgin Mary House, Ephesus Ancient City , Temple of Artemis
INCLUDED
Professional Tour Guide
Private De-Luxe Cars, Mini Vans
All Entrance Fees
Lunch (Traditional Turkish Cuisine)
Parking Fees for all the sights
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
No extra Hidden Charges
NOT INCLUDED
Personal Expenses
Drinks at Lunch
Tipping (Optional)

Our Private excursions are on V.I.P standarts and more reasonable than cruise company excursions rate, which are designed for the larger groups.  Our driver and guide are never the same person, We are giving you a profesional tour guide and a profesional driver.

Ephesus could be really hot from May till the end of September. Please do not forget to wear a hat and confortable shoes.

A Promise: We assure that you are not going to miss your cruise.

Private Ephesus Tours From Kusadasi Port


Shore Excursion from Kusadasi, you will receive a private guided sightseeing tour with air-conditioned private transport. Your guide will meet you at the arrival’s gate of Kusadasi port with a sign your name is written on, then be driven to the sites.

You will welcome to an air-conditioned minivan with a private driver. Your guide will keep on giving you information about the area and the ancient places during the tour.

After driving 25 minutes you will be entering to Virgin Mary House. Your guide will inform you about the Virgin Mary’s House. You are going to visit the holy site where Pope Paul VI visited and Pope Benedict XVI celebrated mass. You will have your free time of 30 or 45minutes in the area. That is just an amazing place where you could feel peace and something holy is around you. If you wish you could pray in the house, light a candle and drink holy water. If you would like to carry some holy water back home you could either fill the bottle you brought or buy a bottle of holy water.

You will meet our coach in the exit and after 5 minutes driving you will enter Ephesus from the upper gate (which is on the top of the hill) with the leading of your private guide. Your guide will begin to inform you about the city and you will start to walk slightly down words to the lower gate where our coach is waiting for you.

The first stop will be in front of the plan of Ephesus where you are going to be informed about the history and the location of this magnificent historical site. You could easily feel yourself as a Roman Aristocrat during your walk in the second biggest Roman city.

You will see and informed about the Upper Roman Bath, Gymnasium complex, State Agora, Archaic Cemetery and small theatre with the capacity of 1400 people also called as Odeon but actually was Bouleterion. By walking down words going through the sacred ramp you will reach to the Domitian Square and Memmiuss Monument. Via to Hercules gateway you arrive to the Centrum, to the high life of Ephesians. The street as entitled as Curetes,Trajan’s Fountain, Terrace Houses (are not include in this tour), Verious Bath. The fabulous reconstruction of the Temple of Hadrian will be one of your best stops. You will have some fun at Latrine, public toilets where 48 Romans could seat together.

The third biggest library in the antiquity called as Celsus Library, the masterpiece of Ephesus will be our break point where you may have your best shots. After the break time you will walk to the theater on the marble street which was designed for wheeled vehicles and chariots. Magnificent Ephesus Theatre with the capacity of 24.000 people where Saint Paul preached can be seen. At least you are going to final this unforgettable excursion walking on the Arcadian or Harbor Street which was reaching to the port once (now 5 miles away) was illuminated by 50 torches or oil lambs is located in front of the theater.

You will have your lunch in a small charming weaving village where you will see carpet dying, spinning and weaving. You will have the chance to meet with the Turkish villagers and learn more about the Turkish culture and the hospitality.

After lunch you will with 5minutes driving you will enter Artemis Temple with the leading of your private guide.

The temple of Artemis is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. It has been built in the areas of Ephesus on a flat area which has over the centuries turned into a swamp. Today one can only see the ruins of the foundations of this marvelous construction of the Hellenistic Age, entirely made of marble and full of sculptured columns capitals and shafts.

After driving 5minutes from The Temple of Artemis you will visit Basalica of St. John with the leading of your guide.

The cross shaped basilica was built by the Emperor Justinian over the tomb of St. John the Apostle, the Basilica, now in ruins, once rivaled St. Sophia in size. See the remaining graceful columns and mosaics of the Basilica as you take in the panorama of the rural Selcuk countryside and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis.

Visiting Turkish handicraft center where you will learn local culture and you can see the hospitality of the country.

You will be back to the Kusadasi port within 6 hours from the beginning of the tour.

If you would like to visit Terrace Houses in Ephesus there will be an extra entrance fee of 15$ which you may pay in the entrance of Terrace Houses.

Terrace Houses located behind the shops on the south side of Curetes Street near the Library of Celsus. These are luxurious private houses, known as the Slope Houses for their location on the slopes of Mt. Coressus (Bulbuldag). Occupied from the 1st century to 7th century AD, the Slope Houses have been compared to the 1st century villas of Pompeii in importance. The Terrace Houses are also known as the Slope Houses and Hanghausen (in German, because the archaeologists are Austrian).

After your tour your guide will escort you to your cruise port.

As we are a local tour operator we have all the cruise schedule, You will be met at the port by an Ada Vegas tour guide.


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Ephesus - Turkey
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Pax Price
1 – 2 Pax 126 USD [Per Person]
3 – 4 Pax 89 USD [Per Person]
5 – 6 Pax 76 USD [Per Person]
7 – 12 Pax 54 USD [Per Person]
13 – 20 Pax 42 USD [Per Person]
21 – 30 Pax 39 USD [Per Person]
31 + Pax 32 USD [Per Person]
Children (3 – 10) 50% Discounted
Infant (0 – 2) Free



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Tour Reviews

5 based on 13 reviews
December 13, 2015

Guide was excellent!! Beautiful drive into the sites. Ephesus is a little hot so be prepared and bring water, hat, etc. The sites were imazing – full of history, culture, etc….. Food was delicious, i loved turkish food.. Lots of great memories with our guide. We took lots of great photos as well. Thank you guys

January 3, 2016

I organized a small group private tour from Kusadasi to Ephesus and the surrounding area. We had a cruise stop there in October 2015, and we were met at the port by our tour guide and driver. This was a full day Ephesus tour, but we were back to the ship in plenty of time. Our guide Ozgur was very pleasant and very knowledgeable about all our stops. Umut was very easy to deal with when setting this up, and I would highly recommend Adavegas travel for ephesus tours

April 13, 2016

This outdoor museum is one of the best we have seen on our trip around Turkey. The restoration work is marvellous and good to see it is ongoing. Certainly suggest using a guide as you would miss many little points if wandering on your own. The Library has been restored magnificently. Many hours can be spent at this site. The usual tourist outlets at the entry and exit points but nothing like this inside the site to detract from what you are seeing. There are crowds at certain times so early morning or later in the afternoon preferable for visiting. So much of the original pieces are used in the restoration which is good to see.

May 4, 2016

Bring your walking shoes and a hat, because this is a really big area to cover and it gets pretty sunny and hot. The history here is just amazing, seeing some of the different eras of building and construction was truly incredible, from the amphitheater, to the Library of Celsus, and amazingly preserved terrace houses still undergoing restoration. It’s absolutely worth a visit, and Selcuk is a really great town.

June 4, 2016

My wife and I recently returned home from 15 days in Europe – Italy, Greek and Turkey. We saw many ancient ruins, including the Coliseum, Pompeii and the Acropolis, but our favorite was the ancient city of Ephesus. Walking down the Curettes Road, lined on both sides with portions of columns and buildings, gave us a sense of how great this thoroughfare and city once were. The most spectacular structure (in our opinion) was the Library of Celsus, which you will reach at the end of the Currettes Road. Also one the great station was the house of virgin mary. It was very impressive tour with Adavegas Travel.

June 13, 2016

This is a must visit for all that visit Kusadasi/Selcuk. So much history to take in, the site is breath taking. The best part is that they have only discovered 10% of it, so every year they will have something new to show! Thanks Ada vegas travel…

July 1, 2016

Its hard to know which tour company to go to but now i wouldnt hesitate to use Ada Vegas Tour Office, I walked in and the friendly and charismatic staff were very helpful managed to answer all 101 questions I threw at them.
If you need to book any excursions in the area, this is the place to go!

July 1, 2016

first of all, I am very happy to have participated in this tour.
We had a very enjoyable trip. Speacially thanks to office staff in kuşadası Ada Vegas Agency. The Trip quailty very well. At the same time they showed us all the places to see. We liked. The tour prices were good , cheaper than the other companies. this tour through we went past and after that we came back from the past. it was the awasome trip. we saw a lot of historical building. it was very effective for us.

July 15, 2016

This guy Murat really knows his stuff, he was as wonderful guide. He know how to talk about the Ephesus and Turkey for academics and the layman. He takes all the questions with interest, has a great sense of humor. We felt safe with him, a decent man. Wonderful time on the ruins, bring a hat..

July 15, 2016

The visit to Ephasis with Tour Guide Metin Yoruk (Ada Vegas Travel) was certainly one of the highlights of our visit to Kusadasi Turkey. In most part it was due to our guide (Metin Yörük) who was very knowledgeable and has done everything possible to make the day enjoyable and an unforgettable experience. We would highly recommend Ada Vegas Travel.

July 15, 2016

Four of us were met by our tour guide in Kusadasi and immediately started a well-informed narrative of the history of Ephesus and the ongoing archeological dig at the site. His depth of knowledge, excellent English skills and polite, courteous manner had all of us enthralled and discovering again how warm and friendly the Turkish people are! Thank you, Ada-Vegas Travel for your professionalism in arranging this excursion for us.
Very inexpensive and worth twice the price!

July 15, 2016

My husband and I saw all these wonderful reviews for Ada Vegas 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!

September 25, 2016

The service was great. The van was beautiful, spacious and well maintained. Bilge was lovely and knowledgeable. She customized each section of the tour to our needs, slowing down and spending much more time on things my son found interesting. Overall, besides the heat, everything about this tour was spectacular. I’d love to go back and see more..

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