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SKIP THE LINE : Best Seller Private Ephesus Tour / PRIVATE TOUR

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SKIP THE LINE : Best Seller Private Ephesus Tour / PRIVATE TOUR

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icon5 to 6 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR, NOBODY WILL BE IN THE TOUR BESIDE YOUR PARTY / Discover all the highlights of Ephesus with well-educated professional local tour guide. Visit one of the UNESCO listed places that is Ancient City of Ephesus, walk on the streets where Apostle Paul and John walked, see the Grand Theatre of Ephesus that St. Paul preached to Ephesians, take excellent pictures in front of Celsus Library,explore Roman Baths,Temple of Hadrian, Public Toilets, Marble Street, Agora, etc. See superb preserved Terrace Houses that are for the rich people during the Roman time in Ephesus, famous with unique mosaic and frescos. Feel very peaceful atmosphere of shrine that is the most important Biblical Site in Turkey, House of the Virgin Mary. See the location of Temple of Artemis that is one of the wonders of ancient world. Take great pictures of the fascinating sites with recommendation of your expert local tour guide. Upon to your request, you will have a chance for a local lunch.
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Professional Licensed Local Tour Guide
Fully Air-conditioned Brand new vehicle with Separate Driver
Port / Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private tour
All Taxes
All Parking fees
Entrance fees ( We will arrange the tickets in advance, so you will skip long ticket lines
Food and drinks
Gratuities are appreciated
  • Kusadasi Cruise Port
  • Izmir Cruise Port
  • Ephesus Cruise Port
  • Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
    12/20/2017 - 7/3/2023
    Monday:07:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Tuesday:07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Wednesday:07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Thursday:07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Friday:07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Saturday:07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Sunday:07:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    FOR CRUISE GUESTS / We highly recommend you to meet at port after 30 / 45 minutes your ship docked to port in order to beat crowds / school buses and hot weather in the afternoon. It is better to meet early to have a better tour in Ephesus before the crowds. Advantages of Our Private Tours Instead of Group Bus Tours - It might be your first and only one time in Ephesus. Do not lose this opportunity that may come once in your life time. - You do not have to stop your tour if one fellow gets ill or fell down in big groups in the ruins. Because, the guide of the big groups has to care with this person. Your tour will come unbearable although it might be your only day in Turkey. - With a large group, you are dependent to their schedule. But in a private tour, you do not have to follow any of the program, you decide what you would like to see, when you want to start and conclude your tour. Because this is your own private tour, you are the boss and you decide to everything. - In large groups, sometimes tour guides skip the most interesting details in a sight because it might be impossible to show it to everyone in a large group. - In a private tour, you do not have to wait all the group with too many people who have different interests, try to take a picture of everything and usually stay behind the group. - If you can not hear the guide in a large group or you fall behind because the pace is too fast, you are just out of luck. - In a private tour, while visiting the ruins you do not wait for a long time in lines to get ticket or get into the ruins or museums. Because your private tour guide will make everything ready for you. - In a private tour, you do not have to share your guide and Mercedes Van with many people, because you will have your own van and expert local tour guide.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 6 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • FOR CRUISE GUESTS / WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO MEET AT PORT AFTER 30 / 45 MINUTES YOUR SHIP DOCKED TO PORT IN ORDER TO BEAT CROWDS / SCHOOL BUSES AND HOT WEATHER IN THE AFTERNOON. IT IS BETTER TO MEET EARLY TO HAVE A BETTER TOUR IN EPHESUS BEFORE THE CROWDS.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO MEET AT 8.00AM IF YOUR SHIP’S SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME IS 7.00AM. IF YOUR SHIP’S SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME IS LATER THAN 7.00AM, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO MEET AFTER 30 MINUTES YOUR SHIP DOCKED TO PORT IN ORDER TO BEAT CROWDS FROM CRUISE SHIPS, SCHOOL BUSES AND HOT WEATHER IN THE AFTERNOON.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • OPERATED BY Ephesus Port Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during SKIP THE LINE : Best Seller Private Ephesus Tour / PRIVATE TOUR?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by SKIP THE LINE : Best Seller Private Ephesus Tour / PRIVATE TOUR.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during SKIP THE LINE : Best Seller Private Ephesus Tour / PRIVATE TOUR?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by SKIP THE LINE : Best Seller Private Ephesus Tour / PRIVATE TOUR.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during SKIP THE LINE : Best Seller Private Ephesus Tour / PRIVATE TOUR?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by SKIP THE LINE : Best Seller Private Ephesus Tour / PRIVATE TOUR.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during SKIP THE LINE : Best Seller Private Ephesus Tour / PRIVATE TOUR?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by SKIP THE LINE : Best Seller Private Ephesus Tour / PRIVATE TOUR.

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    We had a wonderful day in...
    Kimerlee_C
    , Jul 2022
    We had a wonderful day in Ephesus. Metin Yörök taught us a lot, took great care of us and made for a great experience. He was accommodating and made sure we saw whatever we wanted!
    star-5
    Great tour, guide and company! Envy of others at Ancient city of Ephesus
    Jenni_T
    , Jul 2022
    This was a fabulous tour! We booked this tour as an excursion from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked at Kusadasi, Turkey. We were a party of four-2 adults and 2 teenagers. They promptly communicated with me regarding pick up location and details which I appreciated. They advised us to meet early to avoid the heat and crowds. This was very wise and we were glad we heeded their advise. The tour was conducted in a comfortable van which the driver kept very cool which is important on a hot day. Our tour guide, Azer, was very knowledge and easy to understand. We started the day at the site of the Virgin Mary house and we beat the crowds by the early start. Next, we visited the ancient city of Ephesus. What made us the envy of all other tours was this tour company provided umbrellas for shade! Others looked with longing at our umbrellas as we had shade from the unrelenting sun. This was so appreciated as it was over 90 degrees F and very little shade among the ruins. We could wander freely and listen to Azer explain ancient life in Ephesus. After we got our fill of the ruins, Azer called ahead to our driver to start to cool the van in preparation for our return. These little details were very appreciated. We then visited ceramic and Turkish rug factories. The processes of both of these arts were explained and demonstrated. We then were brought back to the port with time to explore before boarding the ship. One item of note, generally when I book tours, we are responsible for all entrance fees. But since Turkey uses the lira and not euros or dollars, the tour guide paid for all entrance fees and I paid the total back at the end of the tour by euros (or I could have paid in dollars if I had those with me). It was appreciated that they arranged this since I had not thought to bring any Turkish Liras with me. Thanks for a great experience in Kasadasi!
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    Laura_m
    , Jul 2022
    Excellent tour! The guide Taner was very very good. Lot of knowledge and knew how to tell history in really intresting way.
    star-5
    Fantastic tour!
    Avery_A
    , Jul 2022
    Our guide, Dilek, was phenomenal! She was so kind and knowledgeable. She knew to take us to Ephesus first before the house of Virgin Mary to best avoid the crowds. The umbrellas to avoid the sun were a very useful and nice extra touch. I would highly recommend this tour!
    star-5
    Beautiful day in Turkey!!
    Cheryl_B
    , Jun 2022
    This was my favorite day of our trip. Our tour guide Ender was so knowledgeable and kind! We learned so much about the incredible ruins we were seeing and about the Turkish culture. Lunch was delicious and the demonstrations we saw were absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend this tour and Ender!!
    star-5
    The best tour and tour guide we’ve ever had
    Michael_Y
    , Jun 2022
    An incredible day-long experience. Ulas was an A+++ tour guide, probably the best one we’ve ever had in any of the countries we’ve visited. He is truly an expert in Anatolian history, culture, religion and the details of the specific places we visited. This felt like a Michelin-star restaurant experience. In addition to being knowledgeable, he’s an extremely pleasant and engaging person to be around for an entire day. My wife and I loved spending the day with him going to the Virgin Mary’s home, the ancient city of Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, a traditional Turkish lunch (delicious), a rug making tour, a pottery making tour, a local mosque and the Basilica of St. John. We traveled around all day in a comfortable, air conditioned Mercedes van with a great driver, and we were picked up directly from our hotel in the morning at 8am and delivered to the airport at 5:45pm. We’ve been on so many vacations and tours and this was the very best. 100% recommend. This is not to be missed. Thank you Ulas!
    star-5
    Wonderful day in Kusadasi
    Bernadette_B
    , Jun 2022
    What a wonderful excursion! This was truly the highlight of our trip. Our guide Eda was fabulous and really made the day wonderful. I highly recommend this company and in particular this private tour.
    star-5
    Incredible Way to Tour and Learn
    Sarah_S
    , Jun 2022
    Such a fantastic tour. Our guide, Nicol (“Nickle”) was so knowledgeable and taught us so much about the history, geography, culture, ruins, religions, it was amazing. He encouraged us to be earlier off the boat which we were and he was able to take us to the home of Mary and Ephesus before all the buses and crowds arrived. He took us from place to place in a super fancy van with a kind driver, Aladdin, whom Nicol would call ahead for curb side pick up at each location. Lunch was delicious and we even enjoyed a free tour of the Turkish rug workshop next door to the restaurant where we were able to purchase a rug to be mailed to us back home.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    What can I say. Marci our...
    MARTIN_G
    , Jun 2022
    What can I say. Marci our guide was magnificent and made the day for us by being so enthusiastic and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble and her knowledge of the sites we visited was so detailed and amazing. So nice to have a local resident as our guide. We do hope her son received an excellent end of year report and she manages to have a fabulous summer break with him.She deserves it. Everything with this booking through Viator has been so simple and the tour exceeded our expectations. Would definitely recommend, and if you manage to have Marci as your guide you will have a fab time. Best wishes Marci from your babies😂
    star-5
    Excellent tour and value
    Bruce_C
    , Jun 2022
    Kai (our tour guide) was excellent. He always made sure our needs were met during the tour. He is full of knowledge of history of Ephesus and surrounding areas. He provided so much information I am thankful there was not a test at the end😂
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    A fabulous experience!
    Merrily_H
    , Jun 2022
    Our tour guide (Zeynep) was friendly, informative and very knowledgeable making this tour of Ephesus a wonderful experience for my daughter and I! We would highly recommend Zeynep to you!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Azer and the Ephesus Tour Company via Viator was everything hoped for and more
    LEE_S
    , Jun 2022
    Azer, our guide was excellent in every way. Our family of 11 included three generations and we all learned and enjoyed our tour of historic and modern Ephesus. Pre tour email questions were quickly and completely answered. Instructions on meeting Azer were easy to follow and made the meeting in a very confusing terminal a great start. We were able to beat the crowds to Virgin Mary’s house for an unhurried visit. Her descriptions during our walk thru the ruins of Ephesus was excellent and informative for all our family. The tour through the Terrace homes was particularly well done. Being able to continue at our own pace was particularly welcome. We had an early return time to the ship but we never were concerned of not making the departure. An exceptional tour at an excellent price.
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    Pam
    , Jun 2022
    One of our favorite excursions. Our guide Azer what's fabulous. Showed us everything with great explanations and we invite her to join us for lunch. Would highly recommend her as well as this tour
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Leyla was an excellent...
    michael_m
    , May 2022
    Leyla was an excellent guide. We've been to Ephesus twice before but we learned more from her than from previous guides. Her English is outstanding and she was patient w our pace. Leyla offered additional sites but heard us when we said we just wanted to repeat Ephesus.
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    Efesus
    joparputt
    , May 2022
    Great guide lovely day lots of walking but very interesting saw the pottery factory the ruins and the rug factory also had a great lunch.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Banu-excellent tour guide
    Jeffrey_H
    , May 2022
    Our tour guide was excellent; knowledgeable, lighthearted, and very helpful. The driver was good also.
    star-5
    Stress free, engaging, informative and just great company for the day too!
    Nikki_S
    , May 2022
    Sergen was waiting for us as we got of the cruise! On our way to Ephesus, he gave us a run down of things we could see and when we said all of them!, he promptly arranged the day for us! His knowledge was amazing! He taught us so much about history, mythology, geography, religion, Latin and so much more including small things like showing us a Mulberry bush and letting us try the fruit! We travelled with a 14 and 12 year old and he kept everybody captivated effortlessly! He also answered any questions we had, thoroughly...we learnt so much! He offered to take pictures often and he took some fantastic family photos for us! As well as other sites, he also accompanied us to the museum and made sure we covered all the important artifacts with an explanation! Just the best day out, and honestly after visiting Pompeii and Herculaneum, I would say one of the most vivid, and intact places that will take your breath away. I highly recommend this trip!
    star-5
    Highly recommend.
    Julie_J
    , May 2022
    Isik was wonderful. She was waiting with a sign when we got off our ship. She tailored the tour to meet our needs. She was very knowledgeable about when the lines would be bad and adjusted our tour accordingly. We were in a brand new van, very comfortable.
    star-5
    Best tour guide we’ve ever had
    Ming_S
    , May 2022
    We were lucky to have Dicle as our guide. She is so knowledgeable and passionate about introducing her country and Ephesus to us. We learned a lot in a few hours. She is a great communicator.
    star-5
    The Highlight of our Trip
    Angela_C
    , May 2022
    Our tour guide Burak truly made our visit to Kusadasi spectacular! He made sure every detail was executed flawlessly and was so informative as well as fun to hang out with. Ephesus is just incredible and his anecdotes made it so real for us as we walked through the ancient streets. We also went to the museum and for a traditional Turkish lunch which was amazing! Burak knew everyone and made us feel like VIPs everywhere we went. I highly recommend this tour group, literally from Pickup to dropoff no detail was missed. We had a great driver in a luxury van as well just for the 4 of us.
    1 traveler found this review helpful

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