Discover Ephesus and Top Destinations in Western Turkey with an experienced tour guide and a TripAdvisor Winner for 12 consecutive years.
Ephesus Tour with Turkish Breakfast
Have breakfast like Turkish people do. In this private tour we will take you to Kirazli Village to a venue where locals and visitors meet, eat and have fun. This breakfast tour will tempt you with traditional Turkish breakfast delights. Enjoy Western Turkey from a local perspective.
After meeting with your tour guide at the Kusadasi Port or hotel in Kusadasi, drive through the agricultural fertile fields to Kirazli Village. Relax and enjoy a traditional Turkish breakfast at the grounds of a village house. Enjoy organic gozleme (filo dough stuffed with feta cheese and spinach), home made jams, honey, organic butter, tomatoes, cumcumbers, cage free eggs, Turkish tea... Chat with locals, learn about Turkish traditions. After this feast drive to downtown Kirazli village to wander through the streets of the village. See local people and traditional Turkish Village life. Afterwards drive to Ephesus and ancient city, the highlight of the area. Walk through the archeological park of Ephesus for 1.5 hours. See the Odeon, Domitian Temple, Agora, Hadrian Temple, Trajan Fountain, Celcus Library, Grand Theater of Ephesus, Harbour Street.... Depart Ephesus for the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world before heading back to the Port of Kusadasi.
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Private Ephesus Excursions for Seabourn Passengers: Seabourn Encore from Kusadasi Port.
Seabourn Encore will call at Kusadasi Port this year. First call of Seabourn Encore will be on April 20th 2022. There will be 14 port of calls of Seabourn Encore to Kusadasi Cruise Port in 2022.
Kusadasi is Turkey's most popular cruise port, a beach town and the gateway to the ancient Greco-Roman city of Ephesus. Ephesus, now a ruin and an important archaeological site. Ephesus was once one of the most important Roman cities in Asia Minor. It was built in the Hellenistic period and fell under Roman control. Here you will find the remarkable facade of the Library of Celsus, the Grand Theater that once housed 25,000 people and the remains of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
We offer the highest quality private shore excursions conducted by local expert tour guides in the most cost-effective way for our guests from Seabourn Ships. Our private Ephesus tours are led by finest English, Spanish, German and Russian speaking licensed tour guides of the area. The cost of the private Ephesus tours are much less than the ones offered by Seabourn. As a former Seabourn employee, (worked on Seabourn Sun as an Asst. Shore Excursions Manager) I am well aware of guests needs and expectations. Let us take you to an unforgettable Ephesus private tour of one of the major Roman cities: Ephesus.
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Izmir to Pamukkale by train
Pamukkale by Train from/to Izmir Airport, Izmir City Center and Selcuk (Ephesus).
Izmir to Pamukkale via Ephesus.
Train is the cheapest way to travel from Izmir Airport and Izmir City Center and Selcuk (Ephesus) to Pamukkale though not the fastest way to travel. Trains run between İzmir (Basmane station), İzmir’s Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB), Selçuk (Ephesus), and Denizli (Pamukkale).
Turkish Railways (TCDD) operates a train from Izmir Basmane Train Station and Izmir Airport (ADB) and Selcuk (Ephesus) to Pamukkale 6 times a day. Tickets cost approximately 5 Euros. The journey takes approximately 3.5 hours from Selcuk, 4.5 hours from Izmir Airport and 5 Hours from Izmir City Center.
Visit Ephesus on the way from Izmir to Pamukkale
Travelers who would like to go to Pamukkale by train from Izmir Airport and Izmir City Center on the way can visit Ephesus Ancient City, Temple of Artemis, House of Virgin Mary and Basilica of St. John. We do operate private tours starting and ending at Selcuk Train Station.
For travelers who will be staying at Izmir City Center hotels, we recommend them to take the 7.10am train from Basmane train station and for those arriving to Izmir AIrport, can take this train at 7.32am. This train will arrive at Selcuk (Ephesus) at 8.34am. Our tour guide and vehicle can meet you at Selcuk train station. After the tour you will be dropped back to Selcuk train station for your journey to Pamukkale which leaves Selcuk Train Station at 1.55pm. The train will arrive at Pamukkale (Denizli) at 5.30pm. After reaching Denizli Train Station, you can board a shared minibus or a taxi to Pamukkale.
Similar program can be made for travelers who stay in Pamukkale.
Travelers can take the 8.25am train from Denizli Train Station which will arrive at Selcuk (Ephesus) at 11.50. Our tour guide and vehicle can meet you at Selcuk train station. After the tour you will be dropped back to Selcuk train station for your journey to Izmir Airport or Izmir City Center which leaves Selcuk Train Station at 7.49pm. The train will arrive at Izmir AIrport at 8.46pm and Izmir Basmane Train Station at 9.09pm.
For more information about our tours starting and ending at Selcuk (Ephesus) Train Station, please visit the following link:
Private Ephesus Tours from Selcuk Hotels and Selcuk Train Station
Izmir - Izmir Airport - Ephesus - Pamukkale (Denizli) Train Schedule
Pamukkale - Ephesus - Izmir Airport - Izmir Train Schedule
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1 - I wish to ask about the tour from Izmir city Centre to Pamukkale via Ephesus. When the guide picks you up at Selcuk, does he take our suitcases as well, and keep them until we go back to the station? How much is this tour please? We wish to travel in April 2022. Thank you.
> As I understand, you would like to take the train from Izmir Train Station to Selcuk (Ephesus) Train Station. After the tour of Ephesus. We will drop you back to Selcuk (Ephesus) Train Station for your journey to Denizli (Pamukkale)
The tour will be conducted with a MPV. Your luggages will be kept in the vehicle during your private tour of Ephesus. There will be a separate driver and a tour guide. While you will be touring with the tour guide, our driver will keep an eye on your belongings.
Cost of private tour of Ephesus starting and ending at Selcuk Train Station: 100 Euro (Total to be paid for your party of 2)
* Above rate is NOT a per person rate. It is total to be paid for your group.
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We offer 2 days Private Tours of Ephesus and Pergamon from Kusadasi, Selcuk and Sirince.
Below please find the tour program details. The tour can be modified depending on guests needs, where they would like to overnight and fly. For more information, please contact us.
Day 1: Private Tour of Pergamon starting from Izmir Airport and ending in Kusadasi
Meet with your tour guide at Izmir Airport. Drive to the north of Izmir, pass fertile fields and olive trees, to the present day, modern town of Bergama, once known as Pergamon, a great center of culture. The ancient city was a capital of the Pergamon Kingdom, and it was here that parchment paper was invented. Today, Pergamon is one of Turkey's finest archeological sites. Drive up to the Acropolis, to see the remains of the citadel and the city walls, the foundations of the Zeus Altar, and the Royal Palace. The famous Pergamon Library once contained 200.000 scrolls which were a gift to Cleopatra from Mark Anthony. Walk through the ruins and see the restored Trajan Temple and the remains of the Athena and Dionysus Temples. On the steep slopes of the Acropolis you will visit the Theatre, which once held as many 10.000 spectators, view the town and its surroundings from this site. Continue to the town en route, see the Red Basilica which was used as a temple dedicated to the Egyptian godess of Serapis. Enjoy lunch in local Restaurant of Bergama and have a taste of Turkish food. In the afternoon, visit the Asclepion, a healing center from the 4th century BC and one of the most important sites of Pergamon. Here patients had herbalistic, aquatic and psychological treatment. Visit the Temple of Asclepios, the theatre, and walk through the sacred corridor and down the ancient, arcaded, marble-paved boulevard. Drive to Kusadasi.
Day 2: Private Tour of Ephesus starting from Kusadasi and ending at Izmir Airport
Meet with your tour guide at your hotel in Kusadasi. Drive to the country. Your first stop on this fascinating tour is at the HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY. Then, you will continue on to visit ancient EPHESUS, one of the most magnificent and best-preserved ancient sites in the world. See the Odeion, the Market Basilica, Curetes Street, Bath, Celsus Library, Marble Street and the Great Theatre with a seating capacity of 25,000 people. Afterwards visit the BASILICA OF ST. JOHN and see the TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS, one of the wonders of the ancient world. End your tour at Izmir Airport.
Cost: 370 Euro (Total to be paid for your party of 1-6 people)
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* There is no prepayment required for the reservation. To avoid disappointment, we recommend to make your private tour reservation at earliest possible.
Payment can be made in Euro, Turkish Liras or US Dollar cash at the end of the tour. There is no prepayment required for the booking.
You can cancel a tour 72 hours in advance of your tour departure without any charges. If you would like to cancel a tour, simply send us an email and we will be happy to assist you. Once you are within the 24 hour tour departure window, the tour becomes non-refundable. This is because our guide and vehicle have set aside space to accommodate your request and will often not be able to fill that space with another customer so close to departure.
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by TransBalkan Tours is a fully licenced tour operator since 1963 and a member of TURSAB.
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Ephesus Travel Guide by TransBalkan Tours is a fully licenced tour operator and a member of TURSAB. License: A 776.