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Ephesus and Pamukkale Private Tour in one day from Kusadasi, Selcuk, Sirince
For travelers who has limited time in Turkey, we offer private tours of Ephesus and Pamukkale in one day from Kusadasi, Selcuk and Sirince Village. Combine two of Turkey's must-see highlights into one day. You will be spending approximately 1.5-2 hours in Ephesus and approximately 2.5 hours in Pamukkale. At the end of your private tour we can take you back to Kusadasi, Selcuk Sirince Village or drop you at a hotel in Pamukkale. Kindly note that it takes 3 hours drive from Ephesus to Pamukkale. This is a long tour. We recommend to visit Pamukkale and Ephesus in two days. This tour is offered for travelers who has limited time.
Ephesus and Pamukkale same day
Suggested Pamukkale and Ephesus in one day tour program is as follows:
Meet with your guide in front of your hotel in Kusadasi, Selcuk or Sirince Village. (Recommended time to start the tour is 8am) Drive to the country. Your first stop on this fascinating tour is the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient would, afterwards see the remians of Basilica of St. John from outside. Drive 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 Theater with a seating capacity of 25,000 people. After the visit to the ancient city of Ephesus, drive to Pamukkale. On the way to Pamukkale, stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Upon arrival to Hierapolis (Pamukkale) Enter the site from North Gate and walk through the Ancient Necropolis (Cemetery). So far Italian archaeologists excavated over 1200 tombs in the area. The total number is expected to exceed 3000. No where in the world you can see such a gigantic ancient cemetery. Afterwards see the Roman Bath, walk through Domitian Gate, Frantinus Avenue to see the other remains. View the huge Roman theater having a capacity of 10000. Walk on the calcium deposit terraces of Pamukkale. Enjoy the stunning views. The water temperature is 32 degrees. At the end of the tour we can drop you at a hotel in Pamukkale or drive you back to Kusadasi, Selcuk or Sirince Village.
* This tour can also be offered for travellers who are staying in Pamukkkale hotels. We can pick you up from your hotel in Pamukkale and at the end of your Pamukkale and Ephesus tour, we can drop you at your hotel in Kusadasi, Selcuk or Sirince Village.
Tour timings are as follows:
8.00 - Depart Kusadasi
8.30 - Arrive Ephesus and visit
10.30 - Depart Ephesus
13.30 - Lunch
14.30 - Enter Pamukkale
17.00 - Depart Pamukkale
20.00 - Arrive back to Kusadasi.
Cost of private tour Ephesus and Pamukkale starting and ending in Kusadasi: 350 Euro (Total to be paid for your party of 1-6)
* Above rate is NOT a per person rate. It is total to be paid for your group.
Rates Do Not Cover:
* Except Terrace Houses, there is no admission fee for children under 8 years old. For the proof of age, please bring passport copies with you.
* 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 Euros, Turkish Liras, British Pounds and US Dollars 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.
For more information and costs please contact us.
Who is the Best Tour Guide for Ephesus?
If you're planning a trip to Ephesus, you may wonder who the best tour guide would be to enhance your experience. Booking a knowledgeable and experienced tour guide can make all the difference in understanding the historical importance and significance of Ephesus ancient city. Let's explore the qualities and expertise you should look for in a tour guide to ensure you have an unforgettable and informative visit to Ephesus.
What Makes a Tour Guide the Best?
When searching for the best tour guide for Ephesus, it's important to consider their experience, expertise, authority, and trustworthiness. A great tour guide should possess an in-depth understanding of the history, culture, and archaeological significance of Ephesus. They should also be able to share this knowledge in an engaging and accessible way, catering to the interests and needs of their audience.
Experience and Expertise in Ephesus
The best tour guide for Ephesus should have a wealth of experience in guiding visitors through this ancient city. They should have extensive knowledge of the site's history, architectural wonders, and excavation discoveries. Ideally, they should be able to provide detailed explanations of the significance of each site, such as the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Artemis, and the Grand Theater of Ephesus.
With their expertise, a knowledgeable tour guide can bring ancient Ephesus to life by weaving in captivating anecdotes and historical context. As you explore the ruins and walk in the footsteps of the ancient Romans, a skilled guide can transport you back in time, enabling you to truly appreciate the grandeur and magnificence of this once-thriving city.
Authority and Trustworthiness
To ensure a reliable and authentic experience, it's crucial to choose a tour guide who is recognized for their authority and trustworthiness. Look for tour guides who are affiliated with reputable tour companies or organizations. These guides are often vetted for their knowledge and adherence to ethical standards.
Additionally, reading reviews and testimonials from previous visitors can provide valuable insights into the reputation and reliability of a tour guide. Hearing firsthand accounts of others' experiences can help you determine if a particular guide is the right fit for your needs.
The Best Tour Guide for Ephesus: Denizhan Pekoz
When it comes to exploring Ephesus, one notable tour guide who stands out is Denizhan Pekoz. With over 20 years of experience as a licensed tour guide, Denizhan has gained a reputation for his outstanding knowledge and passion for the Ephesus ancient city.
As a seasoned expert, Denizhan's tours are infused with captivating stories and historical facts that make each visit to Ephesus truly unforgettable. His enthusiastic and engaging approach ensures that visitors of all ages and backgrounds can appreciate and absorb the rich history surrounding them.
During Denizhan's tours, visitors can expect a comprehensive exploration of Ephesus's most iconic landmarks, as well as hidden gems off the beaten path. Denizhan's deep understanding of the city's history allows him to provide detailed explanations of each site, contextualizing them within the larger historical narrative. With him as your tour guide, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the significance of each artifact and structure, leaving you with a profound appreciation for ancient Ephesus.
Selecting the best tour guide for Ephesus can greatly enhance your visit to this extraordinary ancient city. Look for experienced tour guides who possess deep knowledge and expertise in Ephesus's history, culture, and archaeology. Ensure that they are trusted and recognized authorities in their field. Denizhan is the ideal choice to lead you through the wonders of Ephesus and make your visit truly unforgettable.
Denizhan Pekoz offers private Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi Port, Izmir Port, Kusadasi, Izmir, Selcuk Alacati, Sirince, Izmir Hotels and Izmir Airport.
For more information and availability please contact us.
* Ephesus Travel Guide only promotes best tour guides in Ephesus with a professional tour guide license, ensuring you have the best possible private tour experience.
Recent Tripadvisor Reviews about Denizhan Pekoz
“Kusadasi Private tour”
We decided to go with a private tour of Kusadasi instead of the very expensive cruise tours, I researched on tripadvisor and decided to go with Denizhan after reading all the great reviews.
Our experience with him was fantastic, he replied to my email right away and confirmed the tour, he was waiting for us at the port although we were about 20 minutes late getting out of the ship. He first took us to the temple of Armetis, his knowledge of the area was amazing, he also took us to the House of Mary and then we had a fabulous lunch since my kids were hungry, he was very flexible on the tour and he accomodated all our requests, Ephesus was mindblowing and the time and patience he had with us was really appreciated. I recommend Denizhans tour with a 5 star. A very enjoyable and unforgettable port call.
“A comprehensive day in Ephesus”
Denizkhan was the best tour guide I have come across, and I do travel quite a bit. He was well ahead of time waiting for us at our hotel. He clearly has a lot of passion and knowledge in the area around Ephesus and was full of historical facts but also helping us gain a broader understanding of modern day history. On request he also took us to some of the best local pottery and leather handicraft stores. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. He also dropped us off at the Izmir airport at the end of the day. Have made a connection for life, would visit again in a heartbeat.
“So knowledgeable and helpful!”
Reviewed 4 weeks agoDenizhan knows it all! His comprehensive knowledge of Ephesus painted for us a most vivid picture of what life was like in a thriving metropolis and trade center 2000 years ago. And he was extremely helpful in addressing some personal matters for us. We could not recommend more highly!
“Great Tour of Ephesus with Denizhan”
We loved spending the day in Ephesus with Denizhan. He and his driver were waiting with a friendly smile when we arrived at the cruise terminal. We were a group of four. We all love history and wanted to learn all we could about the Biblical history of the area. Denizhan was perfect for us. He knew more than we could ever know about the history of the area but was able to explain it in an interesting way. He knew and understood the Biblical text and explained it in a way that made the area come to life. He was also honest and realistic when authorities had different opinions or when they were not sure about what happened at a site. He kept us moving and ahead of the crowds---but not rushed. The lunch of typical Turkish food out under big trees was a highlight of our whole trip. We enjoyed visiting with Denizhan during lunch about the food and his life in Turkey with his family. He truly loved this country and passed this on to us. We were sad when the tour was over but left with an appreciation of Ephesus and Turkey. People were warm and kind. We hope to visit again some day. If we are anywhere near this area we will get in touch with Denizhan to continue with our tour of Turkey. My husband said this was the best tour he ever took and the rest of us agreed. Thanks for a great day, Denizhan!
I am someone who doesn't care much about old stones I never had a history teacher I liked. Now that's sad! But I am learning.!
This tour of Ephesus was amazing. Denizhan Pekoz was our guide and he made it all make sense without being over bearing. The old stones seemed to come alive and I could see how this was once a thriving city. We were not rushed and we did not dilly dally around but went smoothly through the ruins. It seemed as if real people could have e lived there. It was also clear how much work was still to be done and how different it would be if we came back in even 5 years!
I will never tour again without a private guide.
It took us about 4 hours including a stop at a wonderful ceramic store and a stop at a magnificent state run school for rug makers. The rugs were shown to us with the greatest care. We would dearly have loved to have bought one but there was no pressure. Traveling as we were we could not do it. The rugs were simply wonderful and we learned a lot about rug making.
We would like to go back to both places ! and to Ephesus with Denizhan!!
“Private Tour of Ephesus by Trans Balkan tours”
We were a group of 7. We wanted a tour of Ephesus from a Christian perspective. We were picked up at the Cruise Ship dock by Dennis and transported in a brand new looking Mercedes van. Dennis was very knowledgeable of the Biblical text and was careful to differentiate historical truth from speculation or tradition.
We started our tour at St. John's Basilica. Dennis share with us information about the area as well as Christian history. We stopped at a pottery shop on the way to the ruins of Ephesus. While in Ephesus we were wowed by the stories of St. Paul who lived there for 2 1/2 years. Dennis truly knows the Biblical Text. Even for the benefit of non-believers, the ruins are a sight to behold. We also went to the possible home of Mary, mother of Jesus. A somber experience. Then we had a traditional Turkish lunch and a tour of a Turkish carpet facility. The food was wonderful and all part of our tour package price. You will pay for St John's, Ephesus, and Mary's home on your own. Also you will pay for parking. The price for seven of us was around $170 total. Not including tip and admission fees.
Far less than one of those Cruise Ship Excursions would cost. We did far more for far less money than the Cruise ship charges. And we rode in comfort with just our small group and were treated quite well.
One small complaint I would have is that when you stop at the pottery shop and carpet shop, there is a little pressure to purchase something from the shop. Dennis told us not to feel pressured, but I felt pressured. It's just something other travelers should be aware of.
For the record, we felt totally safe on this tour.
Private Ephesus Tours for Holland America Line Passengers: Oosterdam, Nieuw Statendam
Step back in time and uncover the magnificent mysteries of Ephesus with the enchanting Ephesus Tour offered by Ephesus Travel Guide. Immerse yourself in the glorious ancient city that was once one of the greatest metropolises of the Roman Empire. As you explore the fascinating ruins, you'll be transported to a world of grandeur where history comes alive. Witness the breathtaking façade of the Library of Celsus, walk along the marble-paved streets, and behold the impressive Great Theater that once hosted the performances of ancient Greek dramas. Feel the whispers of the past as you wander through the Terrace Houses, where the wealthy residents of Ephesus lived in opulent splendor. Marvel at the intricate mosaic floors, frescoes, and elaborate architectural details that have stood the test of time. You'll have the opportunity to delve into the secrets of this extraordinary site with knowledgeable guides who will bring the ancient city to life. Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in history and experience the wonder of Ephesus like never before.
Kusadasi is a popular port of call for Holland America Line. Many Holland America Line cruise ships have been calling to Kusadasi Port many years. In 2023 Kusadasi Port will welcome Holland America Ships: Oosterdam and Nieuw Statendam. Holand America Line will have will have 16 port of calls to Kusadasi Cruise port in 2023.
We have been providing exclusive private tours of Ephesus for Holland America Line passengers. It would be our pleasure to be in service to you. For more information please visit: Kusadasi Port Ephesus Tours page or contact us.
Private Ephesus Excursions for Silversea Cruises Passengers: Silver Whisper, Silver Moon, Silver Spirit
Embark on an extraordinary journey through time with our exclusive private Ephesus excursions, crafted exclusively for Silversea Cruises passengers.. As our expert Ephesus Tour guide lead you through the mesmerizing remains of this ancient city, unveiling its storied past at every turn. Immerse yourself in the allure of Roman civilization as you wander through the grandiose architecture of the Library of Celsus, walk in the footsteps of gladiators at the Great Theater, and marvel at the exquisite craftsmanship of the Terrace Houses. With our private excursions, your every desire is catered to, as we tailor the experience to your personal preferences and interests. Indulge in the utmost comfort and exclusivity as you explore one of the world's most iconic archaeological sites, ensuring an unforgettable and unparalleled journey through history.
Silver Whisper, Silver Moon, Silver Spirit of Silversea Cruises will start calling to the Ephesus Kusadasi Cruise Port in 2023 during 15 Night Athens (Piraeus) To Athens (Piraeus) Cruise.. The cruise will start from Piraeus (Athens) and will end at Piraeus (Athens). Silver Whisper, Silver Moon, Silver Spirit will be Silversea cruise ships which will call to the Kusadasi Port.
We provide exclusive Ephesus private tours for Silversea Passengers from Port of Kusadasi. Ephesus Travel Guide gives you access to Ephesus shore excursions that are higher quality than Silversea cruise line offerings and at substantially lower prices. Enjoy a more intimate Ephesus cruise tour experience away from the crowds. For more information please visit Kusadasi Port Ephesus Tours and contact us.
Private Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi Hotels with licensed tour guides
Kusadasi means the island of birds. The name is derived from a small island called Pigeon island near the town. In the Medieval times Venetian and Genoese merchants called this place "Scalanuova" (New Pier). It was captured by the Ottomans in 1413 and was named as Kusadası in honor of Pigeon Island, which has many bird nests. Until 1950s, Kusadasi was a small fishing village with olive fields and leather tanneries. After the arrival of holidaymakers, hotels and cruise ships. The town's population rises to half a million people during the summer months.
Many travelers to Western Turkey choose Kusadasi as a base to visit the archaeological and biblical sites of Ephesus. Ephesus is considered among the most important archaeological sites in the world.
Ephesus tours from Kusadasi Hotels: If you are exploring Turkey, you should definitely make time to visit this unique and unforgettable destination... After all, when you will have the opportunity to walk the well preserved streets of a Greco-Roman city.
Is it worth visiting Kusadasi?
Yes! Kusadasi is definitely worth visiting. With its magnificent view of the Aegean Sea, its restaurants and cafes, its proximity to the Ancient City of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary. Ephesus is one of the most important reasons why Kusadası is a famous tourism center. The ruins of the fourth largest Roman city, Ephesus, lie just outside Kusadasi and are among the best-preserved ancient Greco-Roman ruins excavated in the world.
Is Ephesus in Kusadasi Turkey?
Kusadasi and Ephesus are two different places. Ephesus is an ancient city located 20 kilometers from Kusadasi. Ephesus is a popular destination for travelers visiting Kusadasi. Kusadasi serves as a gateway to the mesmerizing ancient city of Ephesus, renowned for its grandeur and historical significance, was once a flourishing Roman metropolis, and today it attracts countless visitors from around the world. As you wander through its well-preserved ruins, you'll be transported back in time, marveling at the magnificence of iconic landmarks like the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre. Kusadasi's proximity to Ephesus makes it an ideal base to explore the wonders of this archaeological treasure and soak up the rich history it holds. So, whether you're a history enthusiast or simply someone yearning to discover ancient wonders, a visit to Ephesus is an absolute must!
How do I get from Kusadasi to Ephesus?
There is no direct shared public tranportation from Kusadasi to Ephesus. The easiest way to get from Kusadasi to Ephesus is by taking a taxi or book a safe and reliable private Ephesus tour. The ride from Kusadasi to Ephesus is short and takes approximately 20 minutes, giving you plenty of time to marvel at the mesmerizing ruins of Ephesus. So, hop on board and get ready to immerse yourself in the ancient world of Ephesus!
Is Izmir or Kusadasi better?
We recommend our guests to stay in Kusadası instead of İzmir. Izmir is a big city with a big traffic problem. It takes approximately 1 hour by car from Izmir Airport to Kusadasi. There are many hotels and many seaside restaurants and cafes in Kusadasi. It takes less than 25 minutes to reach Ephesus by car from Kusadasi, whereas it takes more than an hour from Izmir. Kusadasi is quaint coastal town and also the gateway to the breathtaking Ephesus, home to some of the most well-preserved Roman ruins in the world.
If you have decided to visit Ephesus and are looking for an official and authorized tour guide, Ephesus Travel Guide is the perfect solution. Thanks to our many years of knowledge, we offer highly professional private Ephesus tours with great qualified and experienced tour guides. At the same time, we organize special designed Ephesus tours for children and include them in the tour without boring them.
For more information about private tours of Ephesus from Kusadasi Hotels, please contact us.
Private Ephesus Tours from Alacati and Cesme
Alacati gained great importance in history because of its secure port. Alacati Port is one of the safest ports in the south of Cesme Peninsula. The history of Alacati dates back to 3000BC. Alacatı started to develop at the beginning of 1800's. At the beginning of the 1800s, the phylloxera disease hit the vineyards in Europe and made all the vineyards inefficient. Alacati benefited from this. After 1830, disease-free, quality grapes and wines, which grow on fertile soil of the region, are opened to the world from Alacati Port. The most important factor in the development of the economy of Alacati at that time was wine production and olive oil production.
Ephesus Day Trip from Alacati and Cesme
Ephesus is the highlight of Western Region of Turkey. It is a must see site for all travellers visiting Alacati. We offer private tours of Ephesus for travellers who stay in Alacati, Cesme Hotels and cruise ship passengers calling to Cesme Cruise Port. These private tours can start from Alacati or Cesme and end inIzmir Airport or start from Izmir airport and end in Alacati/Cesme or start and end in Alacati. Kindly note that Ephesus is 2 hours drive from Alacati/Cesme.
Private Tour of Ephesus starting from Alacati or Cesme ending in Izmir Airport or your hotel in Alacati or Cesme or Cesme Cruise Port.
Temple of Artemis, Ephesus, House of Mary (8 hours)
After meeting your driver, start your journey from Cesme or Alacati to Ephesus. Drive through the fertile lands. After 2 hours drive, meet your Ephesus private guide in Selcuk. Your first stop will be the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards proceed to the mountain where Virgin Mary is believed to spent her last 9 years. The house is approximately 1000 feet above sea level and running as an active chapel. Roman Catholics believe that Virgin Mary came to Ephesus with Saint John 5 years after the crucification. At the age of 63 she is assumed to heaven. Although there is no fact that Virgin Mary lived here approximately 1.5 million people visit the site each year. After 30 minutes visit to the House of Mary, drive to ancient city of Ephesus. You will be dropped at the upper gate of Ephesus with your tour guide. Start your Ephesus walking tour. You will be walking down the hill approximately 1.5hrs. You will see the Odeon, the basilica, domitian square, fountain of Trajan, Celcus library, Terrace Houses (optional), Marble street, the Grand Theater of Ephesus and the Harbour Street. You will be endng your tour at the bottom gate. Your driver and tour guide will take you toIzmir Airport or your hotel in Alacati or Cesme at the end of the tour.
* %20 discount is offered on certain dates. Click the following link to check out the discounted dates:
Discounted tour dates for Private Ephesus Tours
- Services of an excellent English speaking tour guide
- A/C MPV.
- All transportation costs.
- Tax, service charges
- Traditional Turkish Lunch
- Pick up and drop off as indicated.
- Parking fees to the sites.
Rates Do Not Cover:
- Entrance fees to the sites.
- Drinks during lunch
There is no prepayment required for the reservation. To avoid disappointment, we recommend to make your private Ephesus 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.
* Above pick up and drop off locations can be modified.
For more information, contact us.
Admission Fees / Entry Ticket Costs for Ephesus and the nearby Attractions
Private Walking Tour of Selcuk Ephesus with a licensed tour guide from Selcuk Hotels and Selcuk Train Station
Ephesus walking Tours with local tour guides from Selcuk.
Explore Ephesus on foot with an exceptional guided walking tour. Discover the highlights of Ephesus on a walking tour with a local expert guide.
Hi, my team and I offer private walking tours of Ephesus Ancient City, Basilica of St. John, Temple of Artemis, and the Terrace Houses. We are passionate about Ephesus and love helping visitors learn about this fascinating city.
Is Ephesus walkable?
Ephesus is walkable from Selcuk Town. It is approximately 30 minutes walking distance from Selcuk Town. Ephesus ruins cover quite a lot of space, and there is much walking involved, much of the time on very uneven surfaces. If you are in the area in the summer months we recommend that you start walking early in the morning since it gets too hot during the day. The site opens at 8am during the summer months. We recommend guests to wear non slip walking shoes because you will be walking on marble and it is slippery.
Selcuk Walking Tour
Selcuk is the modern name of Ephesus. This walking tour is recommended for travelers staying in the hotels of Selcuk and for travelers you are traveling to Selcuk Train Station by train. The walking tour can also start from Selcuk Train Station.
Is Ephesus worth visiting?
Even if you are not a history buff, ancient Ephesus is worth a visit. It is an amazing sight. A person can easily spend half a day here wandering the ancient streets. The place holds so much meaning when you know what you're viewing. Highlights are the theater, terrace houses, temple of Hadrian, the library of Celsus, the mosaics, frescoes, and graffiti are all so interesting. What a beautiful sight! Great with a professional tour guide who can tell you all about what you are seeing, make sure you see all the relevant places, and answer every question. Amazing to see it all and walk the same streets that they did so many years ago! Archeological excavations have only uncovered a part of the known city, but it is enough to require a half-day to explore everything. If you have a knowledgeable tour guide, you can see the highlights in a couple of hours ... but bring plenty of water if it's a sunny summer day as you'll be surrounded by stone with little shade for most of your stay.
Can you tour Ephesus on your own?
You can easily visit Ephesus on your own from Selcuk. There are audio guides that you can rent and they talk about the sights of Ephesus. But if you prefer to go on guided tour, you will be accompanied by an experienced Ephesus tour guide and you will be able to skip all lines.
How long does it take to tour Ephesus?
Our walking tour covers not only the ancient city of Ephesus, but also some other important sights such as St. John's Basilica, Isa Bey Baths and the Temple of Artemis. The walking tour takes approximately 5-6 hours depending on your pace. Our visit to the ancient city of Ephesus and the terrace houses takes about 3 hours.
What should I wear to Ephesus?
We recommend that you wear comfortable, non-slip walking shoes. Ephesus has many uneven marble and slippery areas. Between June and October you can get a bottle of water, sun hat, sun cream. Opportunities for shades in Ephesus are very limited. Between November and May, it is recommended to use an umbrella for rainy days. There are no restrictions on cameras in Ephesus, but tripods are prohibited.
For travelers who will be staying in Selcuk Hotels or coming to Selcuk by train and do not have a car. We offer private Ephesus walking tours. Ephesus Ancient City and the surrounding sites and monuments are our areas of expertise. We have been one of the top-ranked tour operators in Selcuk. We constantly receive excellent feedback from our guests, we have been awarded by TripAdvisor,
We have excellently trained, licensed, and experienced tour guides. We know Ephesus as the back of our hand and we introduce its highlights but also its hidden gems to you.
Ephesus walking tour itinerary
Duration: 5-6 hours
* This is an intensive walking tour. Participants are expected to walk approximately 6 kilometers.
Meet with your Ephesus tour guide at Selcuk Train Station or your hotel in Selcuk or in front of Basilica of St, John. Start your walking tour, exploring the remains of the Basilica of St. John, which was built on the tomb of John the Apostle. Learn about the 5000 years of history of Ephesus. See the earlier settlement locations and Isa Bey Mosque. After you visit the Basilica of St. John, walk through the old Greek homes and see the remains of a Turkish Bath from the 14th century. Stop at a local pottery workshop and learn how the pottery has been made in the Ephesus area by a local artist. Enjoy Turkish Coffee or Tea, before walking to the Temple of Artemis. Visit the remains of one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Afterward, enter Ephesus Ancient City from the North Gate, see the remains of the ancient city of walls, the stadium of Ephesus, Grand Theater of Ephesus, Library of Ephesus, Latrines. Explore the Terrace Houses, the Roman Villas of the super-rich Romans who lived in Ephesus between the 1st and 3rd century AD. Afterward see the Temple of Hadrian, Trajan Fountain, and many more. Exit the site from the south gate. Board a taxi which will take you back to Selcuk town center.
Cost for Private Walking Tour of Ephesus: 105 Euro (Total be paid for groups 1-5 people)
* For groups over 5 people, please contact us.
* Above rate is NOT a per person rate. It is total to be paid for your party.
* We offer %20 discount on certain dates: Discounted Ephesus Tour Dates
* For travelers, who do not want to walk 6km, we can assign them a vehicle. For more information, please contact us.
Rates Do Not Cover:
* There is no prepayment required for the reservation. To avoid disappointment, we recommend making your private tour reservation at the earliest possible.
Payment can be made in Euros, Turkish Liras, British Pounds, and US Dollars cash at the end of the tour. There is no prepayment required for the booking. We only accept cash payments.
* Ephesus Walking Tour is not operated in June, July and August due to the hot weather.
For more information and availability, please contact us.
Multi visit pass for Western Turkey
Valid for Ancient city of Ephesus, Basilica of St. John, Terrace Houses in Ephesus, Archaelogical Museum of Ephesus, Ancient city of Aphrodisias, Temple of Didyma, Ancient city of Smyrna, Ancient City of Miletus, Ancient City of Priene, Ancient City of Sardis, Ancient City of Pergamon, Asklepion of Pergamon, Hierapolis (Pamukkale), Ancient city of Laodicea and many others.
The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism issued multi visit passes for the museums and sites located at the Aegean Region (Western Part) of Turkey. Museum Pass Aegean is available to foreign visitors and residents at museum and archeological site ticket offices. The cost is 2200 Turkish Liras. Payment can be made in TL cash and with visa or mastercard at the ticket offices in front of the Museums and archaeological sites.
Museum Pass the Aegean will save travellers time and money. Travellers will not be waiting in lines to purchase tickets at the museums. Travellers can visit multiple museums and sites within a week time. Museum Pass the Aegean is valid for 7 days. Travellers can make great savings with good itinerary planing.
Museum Pass The Aegean and T.C. You can visit more than 40 museums and archaeological sites in İzmir, Aydın, Muğla and Denizli provinces affiliated to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for 7 days and take a pleasant journey in history..
MuseumPass Aegean provides one pass to each museum.
Museum Pass Aegean costs 2200 Turkish Liras. (Approximately 73 Euros)
Museum Pass the Aegean will allow you free entrance to all museums and archeological sites operated by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism in the provinces of İzmir, Aydın and Muğla, which cover Ancient city of Ephesus, Basilica of St. John, Terrace Houses in Ephesus, Archaelogical Museum of Ephesus, Ancient city of Aphrodisias, Temple of Didyma, Ancient city of Smyrna, Ancient City of Miletus, Ancient City of Priene, Ancient City of Pergamon, Asklepion of Pergamon, Hierapolis (Pamukkale), Ancient city of Laodicea and many others.
* Note that House of Virgin Mary in Ephesus and Ancient City of Sardis, are not covered by Museum Pass Aegean.
Museum Pass Aegean is accepted at the following sites:
by TransBalkan Tours is a fully licenced tour operator since 1963 and a member of TURSAB.
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Ephesus Guided Tour
Ephesus Shore Excursions
Efes Tur Rehberi
Ephesus Walking Tour
7 Churches Tour Turkey
Ephesus Travel Guide by TransBalkan Tours is a fully licenced tour operator and a member of TURSAB. License: A 776.