Ephesus Highlights

Izmir Cruise Port

Private Tour

from 54 EUR to 208 EUR

Per person based on your group size

Izmir Cruise Port

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61 EUR per person

Max. 8 people group size

Visiting: Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis, Isabey Mosque

Duration: 7 hours

As you depart Izmir harbor you will find your guide waiting for you with a name placard, ready to take you on a day tour of Selcuk's fascinating historical sights.

Our first stop is the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus which were once one of the largest Roman cities of their day, home to around 200,000 people. Your guide will explain the history and significance of the Temple of Hadrian, the Great Theater and the impressive Celsius Library, pointing out their unique architectural features. If you would like to visit the Terraced Houses, there is an extra fee of 15 USD per person.

House of the Virgin Mary
Not far from Ephesus lies the House of the Virgin Mary where the Mother of Christ is believed to have spent her final years. Pilgrimages are made here throughout the year by people of all faiths who come to pay their respects and take in the magnificent panoramic views across the surrounding region.

Temple of Artemis
Listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis lies back towards the center of Selcuk. It was built back in the 6th century BC and the ruins of its beautifully carved marble columns are now scattered across swamp land surrounding the town.

Isabey Mosque
Built in 1374 by the most famous builder of the time, Ali – the son of Mushimish al-Damishki, the Isabey Mosque is one of the most impressive examples of a Seljukian style mosque left standing in the world today. It is located just below the St John Basilica and features beautiful details in its marble carvings and elaborate mosaics on its walls.

Do not miss a chance to visit the Terrace Houses section which is located inside the Ancient City of Ephesus and has an extra entrance fee of 15 USD per person. Its oldest building, "The houses of the rich Romans", dates back to the 1st century BC and boasts impressive mosaics and frescoes, as well as the famous clay pipe water and heating system. In this section there are over 100 stairs so we do not recommend it for people with physical disabilities. It takes a minimum of 30 minutes to visit


Lunch is not included in the cost of the tour. We will suggest options for local Turkish restaurants and provide ample time for you to have a sit-down lunch.


- Port pick-up and drop-off
- Entrance fees as per itinerary
- Luxury air-con coach
- Licensed tour guide
- Drinking water in vehicle


- Lunch and beverages
- Entrance fee to the Terrace Houses - $15 extra (optional)
- Gratuities (optional)


This tour requires a bit of walking and we suggest you wear comfortable tennis shoes or sandals. As it can be very hot in summer months, please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and any other necessary sun gear with you.


For optional mosque visits, you need to bring a sarong to cover your legs and a head scarf for women.

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