Ephesus tour from Istanbul

Istanbul Ephesus Tour

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Istanbul Ephesus Tour is a private tour and you can modify the timings and order of individual sites you wish to visit together with your private tour guide. Please note that, we recommend an early start as early as possible. A one day tour from Istanbul to Ephesus ruins can best be done by flight.

Highlights of Istanbul Ephesus Tour

Included with the tour

  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • All entrance fees of all sites & museums
  • Private, non-smoking, like-new, a/c vehicle for entire touring
  • Transfers both from and to airport
  • Gift bag incl. "Highlights of Turkey" book
  • A delicious Turkish lunch
  • No HIDDEN Charges
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed service
  • VAT (Value added tax)

Price Excludes

  • Flight tickets (Purchased separately)
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages served at lunch
  • Tips for guide and driver

Duration of the tour

This is a private tour, so timing of the tour is completely up to you. We recommend and early start. Full day tour takes approximately 6-7 Hours (excluding flight).For 3-4 hour tours, please see "Half day tours from Istanbul"

For departures from Kusadasi, please kindly see Kusadasi Ephesus Tours.

Price of Istanbul Ephesus tour

Istanbul Ephesus Tour prices varies depending on number of adults and number of individual attractions to be visited. Please get your "price quote" before booking.

* Flight tickets will be calculated and purchased "separately" and will be added after arrangement via email.

* Younger than 5 years old is free of charge. Children aged between 5 and 9 years old is half price.Older than 9 years old is adult price.

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8 adults at $70 USD per person
(Defaut selections at default price)

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Also: We would like to introduce local cultural aspect of Ephesus by showing as handmade Carpet & Rug Art Weaving Teaching-Village and Ceramic Center or a Leather Company.

Important !

  • Personal expenses, beverages served at lunch, tips for guide and driver are not included in the tour price
  • Ephesus city ruins are available for everyone to visit.Izmir Ephesus full day tour Includes walking approximately 1 mile over uneven and cobblestone areas with inclines and steps. Comfortable walking shoes, comfortable clothing, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellents are recommended. Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid accidents
  • Basilica of St. John, Terrace Houses, Tomb of Seven Sleepers can be added. Please see custom tours for the new rates
  • Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months; We recommend that you drink a lot of  water and use suitable sun protection while on the tour.
  • "Ephesus Archaeological Museum" is now re-open after full renovation

Private Ephesus shore tour customer front of Celsus LibraryGuide Hulya (Julia)

Benefits of Private Ephesus shore tourGuide Arzu

Private Ephesus shore excursion groupGuide Gonca (Rosie)

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Testimonials & reviews

Ephesus Tours & shore excursions services are rated 4.96 out of 5, based on 633 reviews.
Fantastic!
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Some friends and I recently took a cruise and booked a private day tour. We got even more than we expected. Our day in Ephesus was the highlight of a two week trip. Our guide Canan Tunckanat did an amazing job. Her knowledge and enthusiasm were contagious and she added so much to our experience. We didn't just experience Ephesus, we walked in the footsteps of Cleopatra. She made the ruins come alive for us and shared her Turkish culture and hospitality. A truly memorable day.

Great Tour
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I had searched through the trip advisor reviews and after narrowing the choices down to a few, I sent emails asking for prices and options to create a private tour for our shore excursion. After looking at the options, About Ephesus was the choice and I was very happy with the decision. I was able to take a standard tour and customize it and it was less than half the price of the group tour shore excursion offered by our cruise. We met our private guide and driver as soon as we got off the ship. We first started with a drive out to the Virgin Mary's House. Along the drive, we learned some interesting facts about the region and Turkey in general. Then, we reached Mary's house and toured the site- very interesting. Then it was off to Ephesus where we had a leisurely and informative tour through the amazing ruins. Make sure to get the added tour of the terrace houses. This is the most well preserved ancient ruins ever discovered. After our amazing tour, we were off to a traditional turkish lunch and toured a government sponsored rug factory and showroom. We got an interesting tour of how these beautiful hand made rugs are made. It was actually very interesting although you do have to endure a bit of a sales pitch at the end of the tour. Then it was off to St John's Basilica and the Temple of Artimis to finish the tour. We had about 1/2 an hour to spare, so we explored the markets around Kusadasi before heading back to the ship. The tour was incredible and a highlight of our trip. I would highly recommend this tour company as they were very professional and the price was very reasonable.

Ephesus City Ruins

Celsus Library

Library of Ephesus was built in honor of the Roman Senator "Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus" by Celsus' son, Gaius Julius Aquila.

Terrace Houses

Near the Library of Celsus are luxurious elite houses, known as the "Slope Houses" for their location on the slopes.

Around the ruins

Artemis Temple

The Temple of Artemis is one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The temple is 425 feet high and is made up of expensive marbles.

St John Basilica

It is believed that St. John spent his last years near "Ephesus" and is buried in the Selcuk town in the southern hills.

Testimonials & Reviews

So happy for contacting Ephesus Tours and giving our party of four a private tour of ancient city of Ephesus including the Terrace Houses, the House of the Virgin Mary.”

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