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Private Ephesus Shore Excursion for Cruise Passengers

Selcuk, Turkey
Private Ephesus Shore Excursion for Cruise Passengers

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icon3 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


When your cruise ship pulls into the Kusadasi port, join this family-friendly shore excursion to Ephesus. The small-group tour covers highlights of the ancient city, starting at Magnesia Gate. You’ll visit the Odeon and ancient temples, fountains and monuments along with the Temple of Artemis. Let your guide know if you’d like to tour the excavated Ephesus Terrace Houses (optional; payable direct). Souvenir photos are available to purchase.
  • Ephesus shore excursion from Kusadasi
  • Hear about the history of Ephesus from a knowledgeable guide en route
  • See Magnesia Gate and the Temple of Artemis
  • Visit multiple monuments, temples and baths
  • Opt to see the Ephesus Terrace Houses being restored to their former glory
  • Port pickup and drop-off by minivan included
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Port pickup and drop-off
Luxury Minivan
Private Professional Guide
All Fees and Taxes
Skip-the-line express entry ticket of Ephesus Ancient City
Entrance Ticket of Terrace Houses

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Our tour assistant will welcome you after security gate of the port with VIATOR SIGN.

This tour is only available for cruise passengers, you cannot join tour if you are not coming with the cruise to Kusadasi Cruise Port.


  • Kusadasi Cruise Port

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Turco Travel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Private Ephesus Shore Excursion for Cruise Passengers?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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, Jul 2019
We loved our guide! Aris was wonderful. we went though the ruins and learned a ton. he took us to a pottery shop and watched them make the pottery nd a rug store where we learned how they make the rugs. a great day and a great tour.
From pickup to the tour in Ephesus!
, May 2019
All was the great! Great memories!! My guide Serap was very advanced and her English was very advanced. I will not forget never the tour will remain ever in memories!
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From pickup to the tour in Ephesus!
, May 2019
From pickup to the tour in Ephesus, all was good. Great memories! My guide Serap was very good and she is speaking English very good.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Very good private tour!
, May 2019
Very good private tour! I was exited before the tour start and when the tour end was fallen loved with the site! I did not know Ephesus and Turkey could be so nice! Thank you Turco Travel!
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Ephesus is a must. Had a great tour...
Nancy P
, Dec 2016
Ephesus is a must. Had a great tour guide Attila. Could have done without the stops at leather factory and rug store. Although, one of the members in our group purchased a rug.
Excellent tour of the ruins of...
, Nov 2016
Excellent tour of the ruins of Ephesus. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the ruins and eager to show and tell us about the history and excavation of Ephesus. His enthusiasm was contagious! This was once quite an amazing city and we were surprised at the many plumbing and living conveniences that were available then. Our small group was quite enjoyable and getting on an off the small bus was so much better than the large excursion buses we usually went on. I highly recommend this excursion. We even enjoyed our 'shopping' stops on the way back to the ship.
Simply the best! We enjoyed a...
Anthony W
, Oct 2016
Simply the best! We enjoyed a wonderful history lesson from 9.30 till 2.30. Probably saw 3 times as much as most visitors would have done, as we had an incredibly knowledgeable guide. Ephesus itself is mind blowing. Wow. We trod the cobbled / marbled streets for over 2 hours and never lost interest. We then visited a local carpet factory and had a nice snack lunch included. Artemis' Temple, briefly, came next. Finally a ceramics workshop was a delightful experience. A great day out, and still time to have a look round the port area and shops in the afternoon.
Guide very helpful and made the trip...
Mr A C C
, Oct 2016
Guide very helpful and made the trip enjoyable and interesting.
This was our favourite tour on our...
, Oct 2016
This was our favourite tour on our trip. Ephesus was beautiful and our wonderful guide, Attila, was very knowledgeable and courteous. We were picked up at the cruise port and had a private tour for the 4 of us, 2 couples. Attila educated us on the area and then took us to the ruins at Ephesus. He brought the ruins to life for us with his historical knowledge. We then went to a rug making co-op and school, where we learned the art of rug making by hand. This dying art helped us to appreciate the beauty, intricacies and the pricing of handmade Turkish carpets and tapestries. We went next door to an outside garden restaurant for a fantastic 3 course Turkish lunch and then carried on to visit a leather factory. We had a private fashion show and were able to try on leather jackets, but did not feel pressured to buy. I would have liked a little more time to see some of their purses, but we had a time constraint. FYI, I did buy a leather jacket, even though I had no plan to, as they were beautiful soft sheep leather,and they looked amazing. Attila had us back to our ship in plenty of time, as was promised. This is a must see tour!
Brilliant tour with Turco tours our...
, Jun 2016
Brilliant tour with Turco tours our tour guide was great she was very interesting and knowledgeable.We were in a min bus with just the two of us so it was very personal.The leather showroom with a fashion show could have been missed not her fault though .We bought leather jackets there but think we paid far too much in comparison to the ones in the stores in Kusadashi.Highly recommend d Turco sorry I have forgotten the girls name .

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