Best of Ephesus Tours & Shopping

Best of Ephesus Tour from Izmir and Shopping in Selcuk

Quick Information

Tour Highlights : Ephesus Ancient City, Terrace Houses, House of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John, Temple of Artemi, Shopping in Selcuk.

Duration :  Approx. 7 Hours

Departures : All year round from port of Izmir & Hotel & Airport

Price Includes

Professional Licensed Tour Guide

Transportation with luxury Mercedes A/C Van.

All transportation costs like gass & parking fees.

All insurances.

Of course %100 Satisfaction.

Tour Program

Best of Ephesus Tours & Shopping in Ephesus/Selcuk  includes all the must-visit places in the area such as Ephesus Ancient City, Terrace Houses, House of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John & The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus and its surroundings.

Ephesus tours from port of kusadasi

If you are traveling with cruise ship or if you are joining the tour from Izmir ADB airport our professional tour guide will greet you outside the customs/passport control building or specified exit gate of the airport with your name sign board. If you are a hotel guest, our tour guide will be waiting for you in the lobby of the hotel at the specified time. Then your guide conducts you to your private transport and your Private tour starts. During the tour you will visit all the places in the schedule. After the tour your guide returns you to the port or your hotel.

Ephesus Ancient City

Private Ephesus Tours

Ephesus Ancient City is one of the most important highlights of our private Ephesus tours. Ephesus was the third largest city of the Roman Empire with a population of approximately 250000 in the Roman period. It was also the capital and commercial center of Asia Minor. You will have a chance to see the Library of Celsus (the third biggest library of the ancientworld), the Great Theater of Ephesus (the biggest in Anatolia), latrines, the Temple of Hadrian, and more...

Terrace Houses

Ephesus Tour Terrace Houses

Terrace houses, also known as houses of the rich, are located in the ancient city of Ephesus. The 6 luxury villas in the complex give us very important information about family life in the Roman period. The oldest of these houses, which have their own heating systems and are decorated with impressive Roman mosaics and frescoes, date to the 1st century.

The House of the Virgin Mary

The house of the virgin mary tour

During the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Jesus entrusted his mother to his apostle St.John in his last words, since Jarusalem was not safe for his mother Mary anymore. John placed Virgin Mary on the top Bulbul Mountain near Ephesus, which he considered as a safe place. It is believed that the Virgin Mary spent her last years in this house and died. The House of the Virgin Mary is now officially registered as a place of pilgrimage, with the visits of Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope John Paul II in 1979, and Pope Benedict XVI in 2006.

Basilica of St. John

Basilica of St John Ephesus Tours

After the Gospel writer St. John built a house for the Virgin Mary, he continued to live in Ephesus to take care of her and to spread Christianity. After Christianity became the official religion of Rome in the 4th century, the Basilica of St. John was built in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian in the name of St. John. The tomb of St. John is also in the church.

Temple of Artemis

Temple of Artemis Ephesus Tour

The Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was built in the 6th century BC. The temple took its final form in the 2nd century. With its size, it was the largest pagan belief center of the period. Although we can only see the basic structure and a single column and a few ruins today, it can be visited even to experience the current atmosphere.

Shopping in Ephesus/Selcuk

Private Ephesus Tours

If you are interested in shopping in Turkey, Selcuk is one of the best place for shopping. Not only shopping but also you will have a chance to see how handcraft carpets and rugs are made by the talented craftsmen . These factories are supported by Turkish Government and work as schools at the same time. In addition, you will visit leather factory where well-known qualified leather jackets are produced and demonstrated by the models as a fashion show.

Tour Prices:

Number Of Person
Tour Price
For Parties of 2
119 € / Person
For Parties of 3
79 € / Person
For Parties of 4
69 € / Person
For Parties of 5-6
59 € / Person
For Parties of 7-8
49 € / Person
For Parties of 9-10
39 € / Person
For Parties of 11-14
29 € / Person
Over 14 Guest

Special Notes

Since we are sure that you will leave our Private Ephesus Tours 100% satisfied, we do not request any pre-payment or deposit before the tour.

As this tour is a completely Private Ephesus tour, the program is flexible according to your wishes. You can change the program as you wish before or during the tour at no extra cost.

We guarantee cruise passengers arrive at the port before their ship's departure time.

Terrace Houses in Ephesus are optional and not recommended for disabled people.