Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Ancient Ephesus Discovery from Kusadasi Port

Shore Excursions in Turkey

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Join a private tour to explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus, Turkey's largest open-air museum. Your expert guide will skillfully provide commentary on the area's history, culture and theology on this 4-hour discovery from Kusadasi Port. Learn about the well-known people who were hosted in the region such as Cleopatra, Mark Antony and John the Apostle as you encounter grand structures like the Temple of Artemis, the Great Theater and Celsus Library. Tour is includes port or hotel pickup and drop-off and all entrance fees.
After meeting your guide at the arrival's gate at Kusadasi Port and boarding your private vehicle, head for Ephesus on a short drive. Upon arrival at this grand reconstructed site, you'll walk the streets of the ancient city. Visit the foundations and sculptural fragments of the latest Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Stroll along the marble road between the Great Theater and Celsus Library. Examine the stunning and best-preserved ruin here, Celsus Library, which once held more than 12,000 scrolls. See the remnants of the Temple of Hadrian and Fountain of Trajan. While exploring the sites, your expert guide will illuminate Ephesus' amazing history, talk about its significance to Christians and provide insight about the historical figures who once passed through its streets. After the tour, return to your vehicle for a transfer back to the port.

What’s included

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Professional Guide
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included