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From Izmir: Best of Ephesus Private Tour

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum

From Izmir: Best of Ephesus Private Tour

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum
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From US$ 275.91 US$ 206.93 per group up to 15

Explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a full-day guided tour of Ephesus from Izmir. Step back in time and discover the highlights of this ancient city while exploring on foot.

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Duration 9 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Japanese, Russian
Pickup included
Pickup available from Izmir Hotels, Izmir Port, or Izmir Airport. You will be greeted at the lobby or arrivals gate with a sign with your name on it.
Private group


  • Visit the best preserved ancient city in Asia Minor with an expert local guide
  • Decide on the places you would like to see, focusing on the sights that matter to you
  • Walk on the ancient roads of the Roman City and learn the history of early Christians in the region
Full description
Meet your guide in your hotel reception or pre–arranged meeting point and receive a brief introduction from your tour guide about the attractions in the Ephesus Region. Together with your guide, decide the places you would like to see such as museums, local markets, and local restaurants, and then start your full-day tour. Discover the places in Ephesus that interest you the most and learn about these spots from your own private guide (attraction admission fees not included). Take the tour at your own pace, stopping as frequently and for as long as you like without the hassle of waiting for other people. The tour is designed as a full day by private van. At the end of the tour, you will return to your original departure point.
  • Hotel, port, or airport pickup and drop-off service
  • Transportation by luxury vehicle
  • Guide
  • Parking fees and local taxes
  • Entry fees (paid directly to guide)
  • Lunch (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Know before you go

  • Admission fees per person: 200 TL for Ancient Ephesus, 120 TL for the House of Mary 120TL, 80 TL for the Terrace Houses, and 70 TL for the Basilica of St. John. The tour guide will have pre-paid skip-the-line tickets to avoid ticket lines. The cost of these entry tickets can be paid to your guide in US dollars, euros, or Turkish lira on the day of your tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 10 reviews

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Ephesus is a place you must see if you are interested in roman ruins of history. It's amazing that so much is still intact in such a concentrated area. There is excavation still ongoing so there will be more to see as time goes on. The romans were amazing engineers. My tour turned out to be simply perfect. My guide (Mr. Riza) was a treasure trove of information. He has a great deal of knowledge of the culture and history of Ephesus and the entire region. The tour started out amazing and got better as the day went on. it felt as though I was walking backward through time. So many things to see. My driver (Mr. Burak) was right on time waiting for us at each spot. Great driver. Thank you both for a tour I will never forget.

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December 25, 2019

An exceptional day. The Gonca guide is a charm, all the time pending the 4 and very nice and friendly. He explained everything to us without problem, he took photos of the family, the experience was phenomenal. I definitely recommend this guide in Spanish and get you guide as always phenomenal.

August 26, 2019

We toured with Riza and had a lovely time!

October 7, 2019

Product ID: 225969