All inclusive Private Tour: Ephesus, Artemis, Virgin Mary House including Lunch

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All inclusive Private Tour: Ephesus, Artemis, Virgin Mary House including Lunch
from USD $68.53
NO HIDDEN COSTS in YOUR PRIVATE TOUR. : Entrance fees, LUNCH , Private licenced Tour guide, Brand-new A/C transportation are INCLUDED in the price.
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In Brief

Selcuk, Turkey
5 to 7 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ege Ports, Camikebir, Liman Cd. No:10, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

Your tour guide will be ready at your hotel lobby in Kusadasi or at Kusadasi Cruise terminal at pre-arranged time.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Kusadasi Gazi Begendi Park, Turgut Ozal Blv., Kusadasi Turkey

Drive to Ephesus through Gazibegendi Park to have the best view of Kusadasi Port and center

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

We drive to Ephesus, famous in antiquity for its Temple of Artemis during the years of the Roman Empire, the Greek port of Ephesus became the greatest city in Asia Minor. You will start your Ephesus excursion at the upper Magnesia Gate, and work your way down through the city, ending near the ancient Harbor.

Along the way you will see the Forum, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the Thermal Baths of Scolastika and the Great Theater, built in the Greek era and reconstructed in the Roman period. It has played host to programs as varied as Paul and his sermons to the Ephesians, to concerts by Sting, in part due to its remarkable acoustics.

You will walk along the Arcadian Way, where once Mark Antony and Cleopatra rode in procession. You will hear stories of Alexander the Great, the Virgin Mary, and many other famous visitors who walked the same marble streets that you are walking.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey

Drive to the House of the Virgin Mary. The House of Virgin Mary is one of the pilgrimage center of Christians where Virgin Mary passed her recently time and died. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967, and ‘unofficially’ confirmed its authenticity. Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI has visited this shrine


Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkey

Continue to visit Temple of Artemis which is one of the seven wonders of Ancient time

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast

After the tour return back to Kusadasi city center and the port

Duration: 15 minutes


  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fees
  • Professional Licenced Tour Guide
  • A/C Transportation with Mercedes Minibus
  • Local tax
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)


  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Private pick up from Kusadasi Port or Your hotel in Kusadasi or your hotel in Selcuk


  • Kusadasi Port

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved please wear comfortable shoes
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.87 out of 5 based on the last 23 recent reviews

Excellent tour. Our tour guide was great!!! The lunch we had at the carpet factory was awesome. If you interested in buying a Turkish rag make sure you know the size of the rug you want. The rugs are unbelievable but can be pricey but you are getting a quality rug that will last for generations. Having a private tour is the way to go. Ephesus is a must see. Viator did not disappoint.
• Submitted 06 Dec 2019
very informative tour i got lots of information about Ephesus,house of virgin Mary our guide was very knowledgeable
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This tour was the highlight of our trip! Our guide Alex was extremely knowledgeable, accommodating and patient. It was a long day but fun and informative. This tour included lunch. We let our guide select the food and everything was very good! This was a great value and I highly recommend it!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This is an amazing tour! If you're on a cruise, this is your best bet - it's just your party, a guide and a driver. Lunch was delicious , Ephesus was unbelievable. You can take the tour at your own pace and ask as many questions as you want. A definite must if you're visiting Kusadasi/Ephesus.
• Submitted 13 Jan 2017
Very informative guide, we learned so much. Lunch was fantastic. Worth ever penny.
• Submitted 21 Nov 2016
We had a great guide who knew a lot. Turkey is a beautiful country. Our guide took us to a leather warehouse where we got a private runway show of models wearing the jackets. It was amazing. The lunch we had was so quaint, outside in a little courtyard and the food was really good. We then stopped at a rug making factory to watch the women weave those rugs. Some were as high as 35,000. The owner showed us the difference in the threading to see how they get so expensive. All handmade. It was very interesting. Nobody seemed upset when we declined to buy anything.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2016
Our tour guide Emri was awesome, he was very informative and knowledgeable. After the tour of Ephesus he took us for lunch to a place where they weave carpets, but the restaurant had a vineyard feel to it, and the food was fabulous, a variety of dishes keep coming. After lunch we had the tour of how they make their Turkish rugs, interesting enough, our friends purchased some rugs. All in all fantastic day.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2016
Our guide, "Neel", was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and let us set the pace of the tour. Lunch was authentic Greek cuisine at a small family restaurant. Highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2016
This tour was absolutely amazing. Selda, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided a fantastic experience. We would recommend anyone going to Ephesus to book her. She is an absolute gem!
• Submitted 09 Oct 2016
Our guide was incredible and had so much knowledge. She never rushed us and made my wife and i very comfortable.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2016
This tour should not be missed! Our guide Ozy with Curio Travel was the best! Ephesus has to be seen in person because words cannot do it justice. Ozy was informative, interesting, friendly and fun. He tailored his information to what we wanted to hear and was a wealth of information. We also enjoyed the side tours to a rug maker and leather shop. We saw the whole rug making process from silkworm to the finished work of art. When are you ever going to get the chance to walk barefoot on a Turkish rug and drink some raki? At the leather shop we got a private fashion show, and our teenagers even got to participate. Turkey is a beautiful country with friendly people, and thanks to Ozy we got the experience of a lifetime!
• Submitted 25 Jul 2016
Ephesus was impressive, even for our kids 10yrs and 12yrs. Mary's house, ok, but get there early before crowds. Then, the marketing begins... stopped by a leather outlet. Expensive, but entertaining with models and a runway show. Likewise, the rug factory was for sales, but you also seem the manufacturing and craft, and makes it a worthwhile stop. The kids loved the rug factory, actually. Lunch was included and delicious with varied local cuisine.
• Submitted 13 Jul 2016
Our tour guide, Ozzy, was awesome. He picked us up at the port on time, gave us a lot of insight regarding each place we visited and its history. He took not only took us to Virgin Mary's house, Ephesus and to where they make carpets here we had a delicious lunch by the way, but also to a leather store and a beautiful ceramics shop. I highly recommend this tour. We had a wonderful time and got to visit many places.
• Submitted 12 Jul 2016
Selda our beautiful guide was, charming and informative. She was able to provide details of the sights in Ephesus and we also had some points on the tour where we had 20-30 minutes of our own time to check those things out, which we wanted to more closely. The lunch was a 3 course affair in a nicely appointed restaurant. The Rug tour was interesting, but did not care for the sales pitch which came with it. Recommend telling your guide to skip the rugs and go straight to the leather shops, if that is what you might be more interested in. We would have rather seen the leather and shop there vs. the rugs. If this is your preference make that clear at the beginning of the tour, as we ran out of time and did not see the leather shops.
• Submitted 01 Jul 2016
This was the best tour on our trip! You must do this tour and Emory was a wonderful guide. He went above and beyond to make this a special experience. The lunch was amazing! One of my favorites of the 13 days in Europe. Ask for Emory and you'll treasure your time in Turkey.
• Submitted 26 Jun 2016
We had a great time in Turkey thanks to our guide, Dillek. She was really profesional and nice, answering all our questions and telling us lot of curiosities related to the visited places. We loved the Ancient Ephesus ruins, as well as the magic place where is supposed to be the house where the Virgin Mary lived and died. The Aphrodite Temple is just a shadow of what it was, but it was also interesting to be there. The place where we enjoyed a typical turkish food was also very nice. Cant say a bad thing about the tour.
• Submitted 22 Jun 2016
Should you wish to have an enchanted tour across the ancient ruins and all the way to hear thousand years old fascinating legends and tales - this is the right choice. Our guide was clever, nice, polite and well educated even in Christian theology! We were fully satisfied, it was fantastic!
• Submitted 02 Jun 2016
Amazing. Love every part of this tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 05 Jun 2016
Our Guide was outstanding. Gave us great info and very knowledgeable. Very, very good tour. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 16 May 2016
What an amazing tour! My husband and I had a great day just the two of us and our tourguide Emery! He was great... very knowledgeable and friendly. He made us feel very welcomed and went out of his way to accomadate us and what we wanted to do. He provided us with my interested facts about Ephesus and gave us enough time to explore on our own. He even took pictures of us! The lunch was also amazing. Emery took us to a restaurant he often takes his family to. The food was excellent! Overall we would highly recommend this tour and if you're lucky Emery will be your guide.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2015
The tour was very good until the high pressure sales pitch to buy a rug.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2016
Great trip and very informative - very knowledgeable guide
• Submitted 25 Sep 2016
Oz and our driver did a great job. I would recommend this to anyone.
• Submitted 21 Jul 2016

In Brief

Selcuk, Turkey
5 to 7 hours