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Skip The Lines :Best EPHESUS PRIVATE TOUR For Cruise Guests Only

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Selcuk, TR

Skip The Lines :Best EPHESUS PRIVATE TOUR For Cruise Guests Only

5 (468)
Selcuk, TR
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Experience the ancient wonders of Ephesus like never before with a PRIVATE TOUR ONLY FOR YOUR PARTY. This exclusive tour allows you to tailor your experience based on your interests and time. Walk in the footsteps of Apostle Paul and John as you explore the ancient streets of Ephesus and visit the Grand Theatre where St. Paul preached. Take stunning photos in front of the iconic Celsus Library, discover the Roman Baths and Temple of Hadrian, and immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of the House of the Virgin Mary. Don't miss the chance to see the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. With a knowledgeable guide by your side, you'll receive personalized attention and have the freedom to spend as much time as you wish at each site. Book this unforgettable tour and unlock the secrets of Ephesus today.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 4 hours - 6 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Fully Air-conditioned Brand new vehicle with Separate Driver
  • Professional Licensed Local Tour Guide
  • Port / Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • All Taxes
  • All Parking fees
  • 100 % Satisfaction
  • Entrance fees ( We will arrange the tickets in advance, so you will skip long ticket lines
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratitude (suggested)

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Step into a world of ancient wonders and sacred sites with the PRIVATE TOUR FOR CRUISE GUESTS ONLY: Best of Ephesus Tours/SKIP THE LINE. This exclusive tour offers an unforgettable experience, combining the rich history of ancient Rome and the spiritual significance of Biblical locations in the captivating Ancient City of Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary, and the Temple of Artemis. With a knowledgeable guide by your side, you'll delve into the footsteps of Apostle Paul and John, walk the streets they walked, and discover the secrets of this once-great civilization. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Ephesus Theater, where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, and marvel at architectural gems like the majestic Celsus Library and Roman Baths. Feel a sense of peace at the House of the Virgin Mary, and witness the remnants of the astounding Temple of Artemis, one of the ancient world's wonders. With a personalized and flexible itinerary, you can explore at your own pace, capture incredible photo opportunities, and engage with your private guide to deepen your understanding of this fascinating era.

What to expect?

During the PRIVATE TOUR FOR CRUISE GUESTS ONLY: Best of Ephesus Tours/SKIP THE LINE, you can expect an immersive experience in the wonders of Ephesus and its surroundings. The tour has a total duration of 240 to 360 minutes, allowing ample time to uncover the treasures of this ancient city. The itinerary includes essential stops, starting with Best of Ephesus Tours, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable journey. As you venture into the Ancient City of Ephesus, you'll be transported back in time, marveling at the well-preserved ruins and unraveling the stories of the past. The House of the Virgin Mary offers a serene atmosphere for contemplation, while the Temple of Artemis stands as a testament to the grandeur of ancient engineering. You have the option to visit the Ephesus Terrace Houses, providing a glimpse into the lives of the wealthy elite. Throughout the tour, you'll also pass by notable landmarks such as Kusadasi Castle and Kusadasi Market, adding an extra dimension to your exploration.

Who is this for?

The PRIVATE TOUR FOR CRUISE GUESTS ONLY: Best of Ephesus Tours/SKIP THE LINE is designed for discerning travelers seeking a truly customized and unforgettable experience. Whether you are an ancient history enthusiast, a spiritual seeker, or simply someone with a curiosity for new cultures, this tour caters to a wide range of interests and preferences. Cruise guests looking to make the most of their limited time ashore will particularly benefit from the efficiency and flexibility of this private tour. Regardless of age or background, anyone with a desire to step back into the past and discover the secrets of ancient civilizations will find this experience captivating and enriching. Embrace the opportunity to explore the world-renowned archaeological sites of Ephesus while enjoying the personalized attention of your knowledgeable guide.

Why book this?

Embark on the PRIVATE TOUR FOR CRUISE GUESTS ONLY: Best of Ephesus Tours/SKIP THE LINE for an unmatched and exclusive journey through ancient history. What sets this tour apart is the ability to tailor the experience to your specific interests and timeframe. With a private guide dedicated solely to your party, you have the freedom to explore at your own pace and dive deeper into areas that fascinate you the most. Feel the mystical connection with early Christianity at the House of the Virgin Mary, where history and spirituality converge. Step into the shoes of ancient Romans as you walk the same streets where Apostle Paul and John once roamed, and gain insight into their lives and teachings. Witness the splendor of the Celsus Library and the grandeur of the Ephesus Theater, evoking a sense of awe and wonder. The satisfaction of SKIP THE LINE access ensures a hassle-free experience without any delays, allowing you to make the most of your time and delve straight into the captivating stories of the past.

Good to know

The PRIVATE TOUR FOR CRUISE GUESTS ONLY: Best of Ephesus Tours/SKIP THE LINE offers a few important details to keep in mind. The tour duration ranges from 240 to 360 minutes, providing ample time to explore and absorb the wonders of Ephesus. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for walking, as there will be various sites to explore. Don't forget to bring a camera to capture the breathtaking moments and share your experiences with loved ones. The itinerary includes optional visits to the Ephesus Terrace Houses, where you can gain further insights into ancient Roman lifestyles. As you journey through Kusadasi, take note of landmarks such as Kusadasi Castle and Kusadasi Market, adding more layers to your exploration. With the guidance of your experienced and knowledgeable private guide, feel free to ask questions and delve deeper into the mysteries of Ephesus.


Customers who have embarked on the PRIVATE TOUR FOR CRUISE GUESTS ONLY: Best of Ephesus Tours/SKIP THE LINE have expressed their satisfaction and awe at the experience. They have praised the personalized attention provided by the private guide, noting how it enhanced their understanding and enjoyment of the sites visited. Many have appreciated the flexibility and ability to customize the itinerary based on their interests, ensuring a truly tailored experience. The SKIP THE LINE access has been highly regarded, allowing for a seamless and efficient tour without any unnecessary wait times. Customers have been enthralled by the beauty and historic significance of the Ancient City of Ephesus, remarking on its well-preserved ruins and the captivating stories shared by their guide. The House of the Virgin Mary and the Temple of Artemis have left visitors with a deep sense of reverence and connection to the past. Overall, the PRIVATE TOUR FOR CRUISE GUESTS ONLY: Best of Ephesus Tours/SKIP THE LINE has garnered rave reviews for its exceptional service, personalized approach, and the wealth of knowledge shared throughout the journey.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Best of Ephesus Tours

You will be met by Best of Ephesus Tours

Ancient City of Ephesus

Ancient City of Ephesus

Admission Not Included

Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

House of the Virgin Mary

Admission Not Included

The Temple of Artemis

the Temple of Artemis

Ephesus Terrace Houses

Terrace Houses ( OPTINAL )

Admission Not Included


(Pass by)

The town where we meet our guests that are from cruise ships

Kusadasi Castle

(Pass by)

The castle that can be seen from Kusadasi Port if we met our guests from a cruise ship

Kusadasi Market

(Pass by)

The shopping area that is located very closed to Kusadasi Port

Okuz Mehmet Pasa KervansarayI

(Pass by)

Located very closed to Kusadasi / Ephesus Port



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So I went on this tour as my shore excursion for the Kusidasi area with Ender, our guide, and Kadir, our driver, to see the ruins of Ephesus, Saint Mary's house, Sirince, and a Turkish rug coop. Couldn't ask for a better pair, as Ender was very knowledgeable about the ruins and the country, giving us an in depth story and taking us to places to experience more of the Turkish culture. Kadir, our driver was great as he made sure that we got to the places quickly so we could spend much of our limited time to see the sites. Teşekkürler


We have emder and kadir For our tour at kusadasi We have limited time But we enjoyed ephusus , house of mary, emder even took us to visit a village. Emder is gentle, very knowlegable, well experience. I really enjoyed the time and treasure the knowledge i gained from him. You can also trust the safe driving og kadir. I will recommend both So book with them for your trip

Jan M S

We selected Ephesus Port Tours for our cruise day trip. We couldn’t be happier with the professional and knowledgeable guide, Azer and driver, Ramazan. We were picked up promptly at the cruise port in a spacious MB van and shuttled to several of the main archaeological sites and treated to a master’s course in Turkish history. Azer was easy to converse with and the entire experience was fantsstic. If you are porting here on your cruise , this is the tour you should take.


My friend and I had a wonderful private shore excursion of Ephesus with Ender. We had a great time touring the area seeing both the main sites as well as the beautiful scenery! As it was rainy part of the day Ender made adjustments to our schedule to ensure we were comfortable and had a great day- so much better than any excursion offered by the cruise line- I highly recommend!!!


Suliman was an excellent driver and we had a very informative trip visiting these historical sights and learning about the history of Turkey and these ancient times. Would definitely recommend during your visit.


Outstanding experience start to finish. Private tour with skip the lines. Our tour guide Azer was fully engaged and highly knowledgeable. Our driver Bulent was very professional and the vehicle was newer model.I can’t say enough good things about this tour. Lasting memories.


Spent a delightful day visiting a ceramic shop, leather factory, a wine tasting facility and a small village. Our guide, Lori, made our adventure fun and memorable. She has a witty personality and a great sense of humor. Moreover, she was very informative. We would definitely book with this tour company and ask for Lori again.


I was worried that I would not be able to do a lot of walking, but our tour guide assisted me and made it possible to have a wonderful experience.


Azer was amazing. She’s so knowledgeable and kind. Took the time to explain and answer questions and made sure I had time to take pictures, even pointing out interesting things I may have otherwise missed. I highly recommend this tour company and this tour guide!!


Amazing tour!! Azer was the best tour guide! So happy and knowledgeable. Mehmet was a great driver and got us everywhere we needed to be safely and comfortably. Would highly recommend any tours by this company but Azer specifically!!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-15 10:58