Istanbul Ephesus half day trip

Half day Istanbul Ephesus tour

Half day Ephesus tour from Istanbul is a half day private tour. You can adjust the timings and order of individual sites you wish to visit together with your private tour guide. Please keep in mind that, we recommend an early start as early as possible. A Ephesus day trip from istanbul can only be done by flight.

Highlights of Half day 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
  • Gift bag incl. "Highlights of Turkey" book
  • A delicious Turkish lunch
  • No HIDDEN Charges
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed service
  • VAT (Value added tax)

Duration of Half day tour from Istanbul

This is a half day private tour, so timing of the tour is completely up to you. We recommend and early start. Half day tour takes approximately 4-5 Hours. (excluding flight)For 6-7 hour tours, please see "Full day tour from Istanbul"

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

Price Excludes

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

Price of half day 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 $65 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 762 reviews.
Ephesus and Pamukkale
stars5 out of 5, Reviewed on

Mr Istemihan Teleri from Ounce Travel was extremely responsive right from the first email and throughout our multiple email correspondence. He was patient and polite in answering all questions. We eventually picked 2 private tours with them - The Ephesus Full Day Tour and Pamukkale/Hierapolis Tour. Miss Phyliss was our guide for both days. She spoke very good English and was extremely knowledgeable about the history and places. As part of the tour, they also take you to outlets that sell carpets, leather jackets and textiles which you can choose to opt out of on the private tour. Miss Phyliss was very patient while we shopped at a couple of these places. Would highly recommend this company for their responsiveness, reliability and hospitality.

Ephesus private tour
stars5 out of 5, Reviewed on

We had the most wonderful guide Phyliss on our recent tour of Ephesus. We were met promptly at the cruise ship terminal in Kusadasi and whisked away in a very comfortable and clean mini bus. Our driver was excellent too. Phyliss had a lot of knowledge of the sights we were seeing and could answer all the questions we had. We did our booking online a few months before and each time, our emails were answered promptly and right to the point. Our private tour was also customized for us, based on me describing the things I wanted to do and see. I'd highly recommend this tour company to anyone who is visiting the region. Thank you for the wonderful time we had in Ephesus.

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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