Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour

Duration: 6 hours.

Pick-up and Drop-off: Kusadasi Cruise Port or Hotel

Destinations: Ephesus, the Terrace Houses, the Ephesus Museum, and the Temple of Artemis.

Languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Greek, and Japanese

Private Ephesus Tour

The visit to Ephesus, which included the Terrace Houses and the Temple of Artemis, is a good reason to take this tour.

After meeting your private guide at the cruise port or hotel in Kusadasi, you will take a beautiful 30-minute drive to Ephesus’s upper gate. Your private driver will wait for you at the lower gate while you and your guide walk down the hill.

The ancient city of Ephesus and the Terrace Houses will take 3 hours to see.

You will have a chance to spend a short time in the top souvenir area before going to the ancient site. At the lower gift area, you will have a lot more time.

As an expert guide leads you through the main streets of the city, you will see buildings made of marble that date back to between the 1st and 7th centuries AD.

The Great Theatre is the only ruin from the 3rd century BC, and it is also very important for Christians. Because Saint Paul the Apostle preached to the Ephesians there.

As you go through the Magnesian Gate, you will see businesses, government buildings, and a pillared Augustus Basilica at the State Agora.

As you walk down the main streets, your guide will tell you basic facts and history about fountain decorations, statues, and the famous temples of Emperors Domitian, Trajan, and Hadrian.

When you go through the Hercules Gate, you will see the Celsus Library. It was the third-largest library in ancient times, after Alexandria and Pergamum. It had more than 12,000 scroll books.

The Terrace Houses are a unique old place on the slopes of Bülbül Mountain (Coressus). They are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. They were where the rich people of Ephesus lived. Every corner of the Terrace Houses shows how rich the people of Ephesus were. There are frescoes, mosaics, and private heating systems. From the front door to the upper exit, there are 80 steps. There is a different fee to get into Terrace Houses, which is part of the archaeological site. (And this tour takes you there.)

As you get close to leaving the old city, there is a souvenir area with restrooms and shops.

After seeing the ancient site, it takes 5 minutes to get to the Museum of Ephesus, which changed into its current form with a new display layout in 2014. Many of the important artifacts found during excavations are on display in the museum. The halls are set up according to what they are about. Before going into the sections, tourists can also watch the Ephesus simulation at the entrance.

You will see Artemis statues, the marble heads of Philosopher Socrates and Emperor Marcus Aurelius, an ivory freeze next to the Terrace Houses, a bronze Egyptian priest, a bronze model of Eros on a dolphin, coins from Ephesus, and more. (The time is 30 minutes.)

It takes 5 minutes to get from the museum to the original site of the Artemis Temple, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World because it was so big and beautiful. You are going to see where the temple used to be and the columns that are still there from the 6th century BC. (The time is 30 minutes.)

Your guide will suggest a local place for lunch and tell you about traditional things to see and do while you are there.

Kusadasi and the area around it are seasonal and laid-back. And each site is only about 5 minutes away by car.

So, people have a good time when they go to places like a weaving school or a ceramic art center.

The tour then ends in Kusadasi.


A licensed guide who speaks English or another language of your choice
A luxury car with air conditioning and a driver
Service to pick up and drop off
Costs to get into the museums and places on the above schedule


Gratuities to the guide and driver
Personal things
Anything not specifically listed as included

More information: It is a good idea to bring a camera, a sun hat, and shoes that are good for walking.

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    Q: What is the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour?

    The Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour is a personalized guided tour that allows you to explore the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world, with a knowledgeable local guide.

    Q: How long does the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour last?

    The tour typically lasts around 4 to 5 hours, but the duration can be adjusted according to your preferences and interests.

    Q: What are the highlights of the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour?

    The tour includes visits to iconic attractions like the Library of Celsus, the Great Theatre, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary.

    Q: Can I customize the itinerary of the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour?

    Yes, the tour can be customized to cater to your specific interests, allowing you to spend more time at certain sites or include additional locations nearby.

    Q: How do I book the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour?

    You can book the tour through our reputable tour operator or directly call us. Online booking is available for your convenience.

    Q: Are entrance fees included in the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour package?

    Entrance fees to the archaeological sites are typically not included in the tour package and need to be paid separately. Your guide can provide details about the fees.

    Q: Is transportation included in the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour?

    Transportation to and from your accommodation is usually included in the tour package, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

    Q: Can I take photographs during the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour?

    Yes, photography is allowed during the tour. Feel free to capture the mesmerizing ancient ruins and stunning landscapes to cherish the memories.

    Q: Are there any restrictions during the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour?

    To preserve the archaeological sites, some areas may have restricted access. Your guide will inform you about any specific rules and regulations that must be followed.

    Q: What should I wear and bring on the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour?

    It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of water, a camera, and any personal items you may need during the tour.

    Q: Is the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour suitable for all ages?

    Yes, the tour is suitable for people of all ages. However, please be aware that some areas of the archaeological site may involve uneven terrain and steps, so those with mobility issues should take this into consideration.

    Q: Can I bring children on the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour?

    Yes, children are welcome on the tour. It can be an educational and fascinating experience for them to learn about ancient history and civilizations.

    Q: Are there restroom facilities available during the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour?

    Yes, restroom facilities are available at certain points during the tour, either at the archaeological site or nearby facilities.

    Q: Is the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour accessible for people with disabilities?

    The accessibility of the tour for people with disabilities may vary depending on their specific needs and the site’s limitations. It’s recommended to inquire with the tour operator or guide beforehand to ensure a smooth experience.

    Q: What languages are the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tours conducted in?

    Private tours are often available in multiple languages, including English, Turkish, Spanish, French, German, and more. Please confirm with us about language options.

    Q: Can I bring food and drinks during the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour?

    While there are no restrictions against bringing food and drinks, it’s essential to be mindful of the archaeological site’s rules and avoid littering.

    Q: What happens in the event of bad weather on the day of the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour?

    The tour can usually proceed in light rain, but in case of severe weather conditions, your guide may suggest rescheduling the tour for safety reasons.

    Q: Are there nearby attractions that can be combined with the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour?

    Yes, some tour packages offer the option to combine the Ephesus tour with visits to nearby attractions like the Terrace Houses or the Ephesus Archaeological Museum.

    Q: Can I purchase souvenirs during the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour?

    Yes, there are usually opportunities to purchase souvenirs, including replicas of ancient artifacts, local handicrafts, and traditional products, at the site or nearby shops.

    Q: Is tipping expected for the Private Ephesus Archaeology Tour guide?

    Tipping is not mandatory but is generally appreciated as a gesture of gratitude for excellent service. The amount is at your discretion and can vary based on your satisfaction with the tour.