Kusadasi

FOR CRUISE GUESTS:BEST SELLER EPHESUS PRIVATE TOUR/Skip The Lines

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Customized Ephesus Private Tour for Cruisers from Kusadasi Ephesus Port
  • 5 to 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Make the most of your time in Kusadasi cruise port without the stress of dealing with local taxi drivers on this fully customizable, pay-as-you-go private shore excursion, with a guide to ensure you make the most of every experience. Choose to visit historic highlights like the Ephesus UNESCO World Heritage Site, the remains of the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary, and shop for handicrafts.
  • Guided tour of the UNESCO-listed ancient city of Ephesus
  • Create your own itinerary: visit Sirince or the Temple of Artemis
  • Private tour ensures the undivided attention of your guide
  • Worry-free shore excursion: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What's Included

  • 100 % Satisfaction
  • Professional Licensed Local Tour Guide
  • Fully Air-conditioned Brand new vehicle with Separate Driver
  • Port / Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • All Taxes
  • All Parking fees
  • Entrance fees ( We will arrange the tickets in advance, so you will skip long ticket lines

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

Opening hours

  • 2/23/2018 - 6/2/2025

    Monday - Sunday : 06:30 AM - 08:00 PM

Pickup details

FOR CRUISE GUESTS / We highly recommend you to meet at port after 30 / 45 minutes your ship docked to port in order beat crowds / school buses and hot weather in the afternoon. It is better to meet early to have a better tour in Ephesus before the crowds. THIS TOUR IS FOR CRUISE GUESTS ONLY. IF YOU ARE NOT FROM A CRUISE SHIP, PLEASE DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR AND CHECK OUR OTHER TOUR OPTIONS Some Advantages of Our Private Tours Instead of Group Bus Tours - It might be your first and only one time in Ephesus. Do not lose this opportunity that may come once in your life time. - You do not have to stop your tour if one fellow gets ill or fell down in big groups in the ruins. Because, the guide of the big groups has to care with this person. Your tour will come unbearable although it might be your only day in Turkey. - With a large group, you are dependent to their schedule. But in a private tour, you do not have to follow any of the program, you decide what you would like to see, when you want to start and conclude your tour. Because this is your own private tour, you are the boss and you decide to everything. - In large groups, sometimes tour guides skip the most interesting details in a sight because it might be impossible to show it to everyone in a large group. - In a private tour, you do not have to wait all the group with about 30-40 people who have different interests, try to take a picture of everything and usually stay behind the group. - If you can not hear the guide in a large group or you fall behind because the pace is too fast, you are just out of luck. - In a private tour, while visiting the ruins you do not wait for a long time in lines to get ticket or get into the ruins or museums. Because your private tour guide will make everything ready for you. - You can spend your time in Ephesus and other sites as much as you wished, we do not give rushed tours.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • For Cruise Guests / WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO MEET AT PORT AFTER 30 / 45 MINUTES YOUR SHIP DOCKED TO PORT IN ORDER TO BEAT CROWDS / SCHOOL BUSES AND HOT WEATHER IN THE AFTERNOON. IT IS BETTER TO MEET EARLY TO HAVE A BETTER TOUR IN EPHESUS BEFORE THE CROWDS.
  • WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO MEET AT 8.00AM IF YOUR SHIP’S SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME IS 7.00AM. IF YOUR SHIP’S SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME IS LATER THAN 7.00AM, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO MEET AFTER 30 MINUTES YOUR SHIP DOCKED TO PORT IN ORDER TO BEAT CROWDS FROM CRUISE SHIPS, SCHOOL BUSES AND HOT WEATHER IN THE AFTERNOON.
  • THIS TOUR IS FOR CRUISE GUESTS ONLY. IF YOU ARE NOT FROM A CRUISE SHIP, PLEASE DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR AND CHECK OUR OTHER TOUR OPTIONS
  • OUR TOURS ARE ONLY IN ENGLISH, WE DO NOT GIVE TOURS IN SPANISH OR OTHER LANGUAGAES
  • WE GUARENTEE TO GET YOU BACK TO SHIP ON TIME
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Great day in Ephesus!
Irina_A, May 2024
I would highly recommend this experience as it was so good! Firstly, you are greeted right at the port, no need to go anywhere. Private transfer is definitely an advantage as you do not go with a big group and wait for everyone to get on a bus etc but follow rather a custom itinerary. You want a bit more time, you get it! Eda, our tour guide, was amazing! Flying through places meanwhile giving us all the relevant details and historical background. It was like hanging out with a friend who knows the history so well that gives you a tour! We really appreciated Eda's company and a possibility to have a friendly conversation throughout the day. Lunch was in a lovely local place right near a local weaving center which was so cool to see. Afterwards we chose to visit a family who make hand-made pottery which is a bit expensive but so beautiful. Good part is that nobody is pushing you to buy anything, they are super welcoming and friendly!Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our day and are very grateful to Eda for making it so memorable! Highly recommend for the cruise passengers as timeline is followed and you will be back in time.
Super great guide
Rhonda_W, Apr 2024
Our tour guide was wonderful. She was able to give us the basics on the areas, answer questions and yet give us some time to go explore. One of my favorite things though was the lunch at the rug place. The only thing is...hold on to your wallet as they bring you into a large private room and start showing you rug after rug. Took up to much of our time.
Good experience. Guide...
Matt_K, Mar 2024
Good experience. Guide spent a little more time on his cell phone than I would have expected but he could have been communicating with the office. Other than that very flexible and knowlwdgeable.
It was truly the “Best of Ephesus” tour and they had the best people.
WilliamMark_D, Dec 2023
Our tour guide, Zeynep Bozdag, met us at the ship (early as was recommended) and we began our tour far before the tours arrived from the cruise ships, enabling perfect photographs. Afterwards, we visited other sites, had a wonderful lunch and we back at the ship by 3:00PM, a total of 7 hours. Our guide was knowledgeable, courteous, very professional and spoke excellent English. She has to be one of their best as I cannot imagine anyone being any better.
Excellent tour
Pauline_B, Nov 2023
Tour was excellent. Guide was very knowledgeable and accomodating. Would definitely recommend this tour
Awesome Experience
Jane_G, Nov 2023
This trip was awesome! Our guide was Mitin and he was very knowledgeable. Meryemana was so spiritual, the Ancient City of Ephesus was incredible. Had no idea it was so large and they are still excavating and finding more. Mitin took us to a place for a lunch with things we have never tried before. I believe with drinks it was 12 euros a person. We saw how rugs were made and it was very interesting, however I guess we didn’t realize it was a sales pitch. We were supposed to then go see a fashion show with leather bags. Except for that we would rate this trip 10 out of 10. We skipped the line and that is the Only way to go. Would book this trip and ask for Mitin if possible.
Excellent tour and a very fun day.
CindyY, Nov 2023
Our guide was enthusiastic, well informed and wanted to ensure our visit was more than we expected. His knowledge of the area and local culture was exceptional. We had such a great day, and would highly recommend.
great experience
Jacob_P, Oct 2023
The whole event was perfectly organized. Our guide, Taylan, and the driver (unfortunately did not get his name) were very professional and courteous. Tayland gave very detailed and interesting information not only about Ephesus, but overall about local customs and history. Overall, it was a great experience, highly recommended
Outstanding private tour! Nothing could be better!
Joan_O, Oct 2023
You could have no finer tour than one with professional guide Azime Ak . Easy pick up at pier! Asime us so engaging, thoughtful, delightful, and thouroughly responsive to all my questions and suggestions for what we preferred to skip and what we desired to see first. Outstanding. Can not rave enough about her knowledge and manner. How lucky we were to book her and the driver of the very clean and spacious smooth riding vehicle. I would give Asime 10 stars if possible. Lunch was a memorable. Good choice for small plates in the countryside. Thank you!
Ephesus and more
Nicola_R, Oct 2023
The whole tour was exceptional. We saw everything that was written on the tour itinerary. We had a private tour which made it even more cozy and less noisy. The house of the Virgin Mary is a must see nomatter the wait time. Everything is quite close to each other. You do however need to pay for your entrances. Our tour guide was punctual and gave us time to see everything on our own. We had 6hrs in Kusadasi and it was worth it. We even had time to shop at a market for personal stuff.
Great tour
Nana_K, Oct 2023
Filiz was a great guide and a host. She was very knowledgeable and created the itinerary based on our specific interests. We had a fabulous time.
Excellent experience
John_G, Oct 2023
Tunch? Was a very personable, knowledgeable and considerate guide. He went ou of his way to make us feel comfortable and to explain thoroughly what we were seeing. I would not hesitate to recommend both him as a guide and you as a company. Thank you
Thorough Tour
Dan_M, Sep 2023
The guide was very thorough on the history of Ephesus, and provided more information than we really needed. Walking on uneven surfaces takes extra effort at our ages so some of the tour was more effort than we hoped for. Seeing the mosaic shop, the taste of Turkey shop and the Turkish rug factory were educational.
Awesome custom tour of Ephesus!
Craig_W, Sep 2023
Visiting the ancient city of Ephesus with Mehmet as our guide very knowledgeable was probably the best day of our cruise while visiting Turkey! Upon our our request to modify tour he fulfilled our wishes completely regarding tour and visiting a local turkish rug/weaving shop that was close by. The lunch we shared was great and gave us a taste of the local food. Very delicious and reasonably priced! Memo made sure we enjoyed ourselves and watched out for our well being. A tour that was memorable and won’t be forgotten.
Ephesus Experience with a wheelchair.
Ruth_M, Sep 2023
Fantastic tour took 6 of us, one in a wheelchair around in Ephesus! Our guide Ismail was exceptionally knowable and new how to navigate the ruins with a wheelchair. Fun lunch with traditional foods. Well worth it.
Highly recommended, must do tour!
Melinda_A, Sep 2023
The tour of Ephesus was truly amazing walking down the streets where ancient people walked, characters like cleopatra, the emperors of Rome, etc. seeing the library at eh ancient theater all still being used even from 2000 years ago is mind-blowing.
Fantastic, full day!
Karen_M, Sep 2023
This was worth every penny! 8 of us had a private tour with Fateh. He was so interesting and knowledgeable. We saw all the incredible sights and Fateh took us to a local outdoor restaurant where we ate yummy local food. This was one of our favorite days on our cruise.
Ephesus a true understanding
Gregory_S, Sep 2023
Our guide Hakan was the best. He had wonderful stories and knowledge of the sights and history of Ephesus. The tour was great snd the stops along the way added a further appreciation of the ancient community. Take this tour with a guide that knows. The history and how it relates to past and current events.
Enjoyable day with a great tour guide!
LYNN_M, Sep 2023
We had a great tour with Nergis and the driver. Our names were listed on the board as we exited the cruise terminal. We were then driven in a lovely brand new Mercedes van to Ephesus. Nergis was so knowledgeable about the area. She explained everything so well and did so with a lot of humour. We were driven to other sites in the area including the local museum. We had a fab lunch at a local carpet factory where the proceeds from lunch go towards the Turkish earthquake victims. We were back at the port in plenty of time for the ship's departure. A great tour!
Excellent Tour.
Caren_J, Aug 2023
Best way to see Kusadasi. Tour guide memo was fantastic. Very knowledgeable friendly and country proud. True asset to this company. The transport was first class comfortable and great having aircond on hot hot day. 100% recommend this tour.
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