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Ephesus, Turkey
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4 - 8 hours


Up to 3 days

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English, Selectable

About this activity

Embark on a captivating journey through time with our exclusive Private Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi Cruise Port. Explore the legendary ancient city of Ephesus, where you’ll witness the grandeur of the Celsus Library, the Great Theater, and more, all guided by our expert local guide. Step into history as you visit the House of Virgin Mary, believed to be the final resting place of Mother Mary. Experience the enchanting village of Sirince, known for its charming cobblestone streets, traditional houses, and delightful local wines. With our private tour, you’ll have the flexibility to customize your itinerary and spend as much time as you desire at each site. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Ephesus, the sacredness of the House of Virgin Mary, and the picturesque beauty of Sirince Village. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to uncover the wonders of the past on our Private Ephesus Tour.


Private Tour from Kusadasi Cruise Port

This personalized tour ensures an intimate experience, tailored exclusively for your group. Travel in comfort and style in a private minivan, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide dedicated to providing you with a personalized journey through Ephesus. Immerse yourself in the ancient world as you explore iconic landmarks like the Celsus Library, the Great Theater, and the House of the Virgin Mary. Enjoy the flexibility to spend as much time as you desire at each site, and delve deeper into the fascinating history and culture of Ephesus. Discover the hidden gems of this enchanting destination, all while enjoying the privacy and exclusivity of your private tour. Create memories to last a lifetime on our Private Ephesus Tour, designed to exceed your expectations and provide a truly extraordinary experience.


Customizable for Cruise Timing

This tour can be fully customized to suit your preferences and needs. We understand that each traveler has unique interests, and we are more than happy to accommodate them. Whether you want to add additional sites to your itinerary or remove specific ones, we will tailor the tour accordingly. We also take into consideration your cruise departure time, ensuring that the program is designed to fit your schedule seamlessly. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized and unforgettable experience. So, feel free to make a reservation and let us know your preferences, and we’ll create a bespoke tour just for you.


The price listed is based on a per-person rate for a minimum of four adults participating in the tour. This indicates that if there are fewer or higher than four adults, the cost may be different. You can fill out the inquiry form to get your customized itinerary and rates.



  • Ephesus Ancient City
  • House of Virgin Mary
  • Sirince Village


  • Return Transfers from Kusadasi Cruise Port,
  • Professional English speaking official tour guide,
  • Entrance fees to the various sites,
  • Open buffet lunch,
  • Air Conditioned non-smoking vehicle.
  • Beverages,
  • Personal expenses,
  • Tip to driver and tour guide,
  • Drinks at lunch,
  • Anything unless specified being included.


Begin your Ephesus Sirince Private Tour with a convenient pick-up from Kusadasi Cruise Port. Get ready to experience the rich history and culture of Ephesus and the charming village of Sirince on a personalized tour with your expert local guide.

Drive to an ancient Greek city, later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor which called Ephesus, stroll past the Celsus Library, the Temple Of Hadrian and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus. After walking on the historical marble street the Great Theater where St. Paul preached will meet at the end. The capital of the ancient city of Anatolia, Ephesus is an extremely splendid metropolis. This mega ancient city has been standing for thousands of years with its world-famous architectural monuments. Based on Anatolia's mother goddess (Kybele) tradition, the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, also increases the importance of Ephesus. The Ephesus Archaeological Site has symbols of high-level urbanization, architecture and religious history belonging to different civilizations, especially Hellenistic and Roman.

Journey to Bulbul Mountain to visit the House of the Virgin Mary, the final resting place of Mary where she spent her last years. Believed to have been brought to this stone house by Saint John, the House of the Virgin Mary is a sacred site for both Christians and Muslims. Pilgrims flock to this location to pay their respects and honor the memory of the Virgin Mary, who lived in the house until her death.

Experience the art of carpet-making with a visit to a local cooperative. Watch as skilled craftsmen use traditional techniques to weave beautiful Turkish carpets by hand. Afterwards, refuel with a delicious buffet lunch at a local Turkish restaurant.

Sirince, located within the borders of Izmir province in Turkey, is a charming and idyllic village that exudes beauty and history. It was originally built by Greeks, but after the population exchange between Turkey and Greece in 1923, the village was settled by Turks from Thessalonica. Today, Sirince prospers through agriculture and tourism, with its locally produced olive oil, wine, and various fruit, as well as its well-preserved Ottoman Turkish architecture. As you wander through the village, you can't help but be struck by the beauty of its old wooden houses with their red-tiled roofs, a characteristic that adds to the village's distinct charm. The air in Sirince is fresh and crisp, and the restaurants offer fruit-flavored wines that are unique to the region. In addition to its natural beauty, Sirince is also a village steeped in nostalgia and tradition. The traditional cuisine and authentic lifestyle of the village transport visitors back in time to the 19th century. From the locally produced wine to the charming atmosphere, Sirince is truly a special and unforgettable place to visit.

Upon completion of the tour, you will be transported back to your hotel. As the tour comes to a close, you will be left with lasting memories and a greater appreciation for the sights and experiences you encountered.



Frequently asked questions

Customizable itineraries where you may choose sightseeings as per your taste & comfort. The tour program listed is representative and may completely change to suit your wishes. Feel free to say hello to us!

Private tours only include your group, your guide, and your driver. We offer the most personalized and intimate experience for you and your friends/family in a private tour! Regular SIC tours stand for Seat-in-Coach Basis Tours, which means you will share an air-conditioned coach or van with other tourists and you will have an English-speaking tour guide to take you to all the scenic spots listed in the itinerary that day. While the prices of private tours may vary according to the number of people, the prices of regular tours are fixed.

Our private tours are operated in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese. Feel free to contact us for any other languages.

You can make your payments by cash, bank transfer or credit card.

You can directly contact us to make a booking for any tour listed on our website or for your personalized tour requests.

If you can't find the tour or activity you want, you can contact us for your request. Our operation team will create a personalized tour plan as you wish.

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Ephesus, Turkey


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Turkey Travel Agency & Tour Operator
Catherine M.
We found Ephesian Tourism through on-line research and booked them for a private tour of Ephesus and nearby sites as we were arriving on a cruise ship and wanted to ensure we had plenty of time to see the ruins etc. Their communication with us was very prompt and efficient and consistent with the quoted prices on the website. They did not seek a deposit or prepayment and provided good instructions and pick up information. Our guide Erdem and driver were at the port just as organised and we were able to get away early to see the sites. Ismail was a great guide, very informative, with humour and a very pleasant person to spend the day with. We were able to see all the sites and in particular I could spend a lot of time looking at ( and photographing!) the sites in Ephesus itself which was an amazing archeological place to see. The vehicle and driver were in great condition and it was a very comfortable tour - so glad we booked a private trip! I hope we can return again to this region and I’d be happy to use the services of Erdem and Ephesian Tourism again..
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Aditya G.
We had a tight schedule off the cruise ship. Adem convinced us to get off as early as we could to beat the rush. With only 4 of us on the tour we were able to customize it as we went based on Adem 's expert advice and because of that we arrived at Ephesus well before the crowds and got some excellent photos with no one around. Adem gave us lots of detail about the site. We were thrilled with the experience. Even the trip to the carpet factory was interesting.
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Turkey Travel Agency & Tour Operator
We booked an Ephesus tour with Leyla . This was The Best way to see and learn about the area in and around Ephesus. She gave us so much history AND current info about her country which made the whole experience come to life for us. We also had the benefit of a private driver who took us to each location - Ephesus, Mary's House, the Ephesus Museum, the Basilica of St. John - and Leyla took us to the most amazingly quaint spot for lunch. So, we had an excellent guide, private transport and a great day all for one price. We highly recommend this service and especially Leyla !!
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