Ephesus and Virgin Mary’s House Private Tour

  • 5 Hours
Tour Type
  • Private Guided
Activity Level
  • Medium
  • All Year Round
Tour Theme
  • Biblical
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  • Historical
Perfect for
  • Family
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  • Couple
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  • Friends

Tour Description

Embark on an extraordinary and unforgettable journey through the ancient city of Ephesus with our exclusive Private Ephesus Tour departing from Kusadasi. Prepare to be enchanted as you delve into this legendary site’s rich history and remarkable architecture, guided by our expert local guide.

Your adventure begins as you step foot into the mesmerizing city of Ephesus. Be amazed by the astonishing ruins that stand as a testament to the city’s former grandeur. Among the iconic landmarks you’ll explore are the Celsus Library, a magnificent structure that once housed thousands of ancient scrolls, and the awe-inspiring Great Theater, where ancient performances once enthralled audiences.

Our private tour allows you to customize your itinerary according to your interests and preferences. Take your time at each site, immersing yourself in the stories of the past and envisioning the vibrant life that once thrived within these ancient walls. Our knowledgeable guide will provide insightful commentary, offering a deeper understanding of Ephesus and its historical significance.

Travel comfortably and style aboard a private minivan exclusively for your group. Enjoy your guide’s personalized attention as they bring Ephesus’s ruins to life through fascinating narratives and anecdotes. Capture breathtaking photos, create lasting memories, and let the allure of this ancient city leave an indelible mark on your journey.

But that’s not all! In addition to exploring Ephesus, our tour includes a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, a sacred and historical site believed to be the last residence of the Virgin Mary. Experience the spiritual aura of this place and witness the tranquility it exudes.

Our tour is designed to exceed your expectations, ensuring an intimate and memorable experience. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Ephesus, exploring its archaeological treasures and uncovering the secrets of its past. From the intricate details of ancient architecture to the grandeur of its expansive streets, every corner of Ephesus has a story to tell.

Book your Private Ephesus Tour today and embark on an extraordinary adventure through time. Discover the allure of this ancient city, immerse yourself in its fascinating history, and create cherished memories that will stay with you long after your visit. Your unforgettable Ephesus experience awaits!


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


Tour Details


  • Kusadasi
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  • Ephesus
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  • Selcuk
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  • Turkey


House of Mary

Departure Location

Kusadasi Hotels & Cruise Port


Sightseeings in the Tour Program
Professional Official Tour Guidance
Entrance Fees
Transfers on a Private Basis
Local Taxes


Personal Expenses


Departure from Izmir Airport
Departure from Selcuk Hotels
Visit to Temple of Artemis

Tour Program

08:00 Customizable Departure

Begin your Ephesus Private Tour with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in Kusadasi.

Ephesus Ancient City

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.

House of Virgin Mary

Optional visit 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 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.

Free Add-on: Temple of Artemis (Diana)

The Temple of Artemis (also known as the Temple of Diana) is a marvel to behold. Built-in the city of Ephesus, this ancient construction is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Though only the foundations remain today, the temple was once a stunning example of Hellenistic architecture, made entirely of marble and adorned with sculpted columns, capitals, and shafts.

13:00 Return Back

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.

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Tour FAQ

How can I change the tour itinerary?

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

What is the difference between Private and Regular SIC Tours?

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.

What languages are available for tours?

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

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