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Private Tour: Inspire on Ephesus From Izmir Port or Hotel

8 hours and 30 minutes EasyPrivate
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Our private Ephesus tours are tailor-made to your interests and timeframe. The ruins of Ephesus attract travelers from all over the world, therefore every year almost two million tourists visit this open-air museum.

Discover the fascinating history and architecture of Ephesus on a private tour from Izmir port, airport, or hotel in Izmir.

After a comfortable pick-up from the port or airport, you'll travel in a private vehicle to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved classical cities in the Aegean.

During the tour, you'll explore the highlights of the site, including the Library of Celsus, the Great Theatre, and the Temple of Artemis. Your knowledgeable guide will share insights into the city's rich history and culture as you stroll through the marble streets and admire the stunning monuments.

The tour also includes a visit to the nearby House of the Virgin Mary, where it is believed that Mary spent the last years of her life.

At the end of the tour, you'll be taken back to the port or airport, with plenty of time to catch your onward flight or cruise ship.

What's included?

Professional licensed tour guide
One mineral water during the tour
Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned van or minibus
Pick-up and drop-off from Izmir Port, Airport or Hotel in Izmir


Admission fees to Ephesus (40 €)
Meal & Beverages
Personal expenses such as carpets, mosaics
Gratuities for the tour guide and driver (optional)
Admission fees to House of Virgin Mary (400 TRY)

Please note

  • Public transportation nearby
  • Infants must sit on your lap
  • Passport required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Ephesus entrance fee is 40 €. You can pay to the guide for skip-the-line tickets.
  • House of Virgin Mary entrance fee is 400 TRY. You can pay to the guide for skip-the-line tickets.
  • Isabey Mosque is under renovation until June 2024.
  • Personalized greeting with name at the port is an additional 3 euros per person.
  • The Pick-up Time For Cruise Guests: may vary depending on your booked tour and ship's docking time, but it's typically scheduled 30-60 minutes after the ship docks. Look out for your tour guide who will be holding a sign with your name on it. Make sure to provide your cruise ship details when booking the tour and inform us in advance if you have any special requirements or need to arrange an alternative pick-up location. The Pick-up Time For Hotel Guests: Usually between 8:00am and 8:30am, but it may vary depending on your specific location. Please make sure to be ready in the hotel lobby at least 15 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time. If you have any special requirements or need to arrange an alternative pick-up location, please inform your us in advance.

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 1000 days or less before the event

Experience type

Day tour / activity

Booking in advance

Cut off: 16 hours


8 hours and 30 minutes




Cultural And Theme Tours | Day Trips And Excursions | Shore Excursions | Bus / Minivan Tour | Private Experience

Live tour guide

English | German | Russian | French | Spanish | Dutch

Ephesus Ancient City

Ephesus, was the second largest city in the Roman Empire over 250.000 people in the 1st BC. Ranking only behind Rome it was the second largest city in the world. Ephesus was also a harbour city. And, this giant city was built only with marbel. Did you know Ephesus had a largest amphitheater in the ancient world over 25.000 seats? Also see Goddess Nike, Local pharmacy, Hadrian Gate, Library of Celcius (the third largest library), Marbel Street and Harbour Street.

Temple of Artemis

Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek Temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. It was located in Ephesus and it was one of the seven wonders of the world.

The House of Virgin Mary

The House of Virgin Mary, is a place where according to the beliefs of many people Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent her last years of her life. She was supposed to arrive at Ephesus together with St. John and lived there in the years 37-45 CE until her Assumption or Dormition.

Isa Bey Mosque

The Isabey Mosque, constructed in 1374 – 1375, is one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian Beyliks. The mosque is stuated in outskirts of the Ayasuluk Hills at Selcuk – Ephesus.

Note:Pick-up starts 30 minute(s) before departure.

We offer pick-up to the following places for this experience:

  • Ibis Styles Izmir Bornova Hotel
  • Cigli Pansiyon
  • Second House
  • Ofuro World Hotel Spa
  • Susuzlu Atlantis Hotel
  • Hilton Izmir
  • Hotel Dekim
  • Piano Hotel Alacati
  • Swissotel Buyuk Efes Izmir
  • Hotel Kabacam
  • Hotel Yaman
  • Grand Life Residence
  • Alican Hotel
  • Renaissance Izmir Hotel
  • Smart Hotels Izmir
  • Mom Hotel
  • Movenpick Hotel Izmir
  • Izmirim Hotel
  • Aksan Hotel
  • Wyndham Grand Izmir Ozdilek
  • Hotel Baylan
  • Otel Kilim
  • Karaca Hotel
  • Hotel Marina
  • Hay Alsancak
  • Ven Hotel
  • Piano Hotel
  • Blanca Hotel
  • Kaya Prestige
  • Best Western Premier Karsiyaka
  • Hotel Yumukoglu
  • Grand Zeybek Hotel
  • Beta Homes Boutique Hotel
  • En Hotel Izmir
  • Park Inn by Radisson Izmir
  • Grand Corner Boutique Hotel
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Izmir - Alsancak
  • Konak Saray Hotel
  • Ege Palas
  • Hotel Baylan
  • Volley Hotel Izmir
  • Oglakcioglu Park Boutique Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Hotel Konak
  • Zeniva Hotel
  • Hakcan Hotel
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Izmir Airport
  • Hotel Bebek
  • Mia City Hotel
  • Lazz Hotel by Ketenci
  • Kirmizi Residence
  • Kordon Hotel Cankaya
  • Anemon Ege Saglik
  • Svalinn Hotel
  • Vita Park Butik Otel
  • Orty Airport Hotel
  • Extenso Hotel
  • Walk In Hotel
  • Hotel Iz
  • Kismet Hotel Izmir
  • Kocaman Otel
  • Anemon Izmir Hotel
  • Balcova Termal Otel
  • Otel Kaya
  • Olimpiyat Hotel Izmir
  • Cetinkaya Otel
  • Ocakoglu Hotel & Residence
  • Palm City Hotel
  • Izmir Avsar Otel
  • Kordon Hotel Pasaport
  • Trio Hotel
  • Met Boutique Hotel
  • Karsiyaka Hotel
  • Otel Ege
  • Izan Hotel
  • Ibis Izmir Alsancak
  • Life Corner Hotel
  • Veramor Hotel Wellness & Spa
  • Hotel Ismira
  • Marlight Boutique Hotel
  • Yesilyurt Residence
  • Otel Orkun
  • Four Points by Sheraton Izmir
  • Kozan City Hotel
  • Punta Home & Suits
  • White House Izmir
  • Hotel Paris Prestige
  • Ontur Hotel Izmir
  • Emen’s Hotel
  • Tav Airport Hotel Izmir
  • Blue Boutique Hotel
  • Kordon Otel Alsancak
  • Hilton Garden Inn Izmir Bayrakli
  • Heaven's Gate
  • Madi Hotel Izmir
  • My Hotel
  • Beta Homes Boutique Hotel
  • Beyond Hotel
  • Armis Hotel
  • Anemon Cigli Hotel
  • Hotel Akpinar
  • Vesta Fuar Hotel
  • Caba Hotel & Spa
  • Maia Boutique Hotel
  • Tanik Hotel
  • Omerim Hotel
  • Anemon Fuar Hotel
  • Zeybek Hotel
  • NK Hotel
  • Ramada Encore by Wyndham Izmir
  • Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Izmir
  • SC Inn Boutique Hotel
  • The New Hotel Zeybek
  • Key Hotel
  • Megapole Hotel
  • Hotel Izmir Palas
  • Elara Hotel
  • Marla Hotel
  • Methishotel Karsiyaka Izmir
  • Hotel 86 By Katipoglu
  • Tempo Residence Comfort
  • Grand Hekimoglu Hotel
  • Zeybek Hotel
  • Adalya Oz Nil Hotel
  • Kaya Izmir Thermal & Convention
  • Izmir Port
  • Adnan Menderes Airport

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  1. My wife and I had the pleasure of Bryan leading our tour of Ephesus, the Virgin Mary’s House and Şirince. We also tasted fruit wines, visited a Turkish Rug making facility and a very interesting jewelry store where the owner made the jewelry Brad Pitt and others wore for the movie Troy. He was without a doubt the best tour guide we have ever had. He is very knowledgeable, intelligent, and passionate about the history of these sites and liberally shared his knowledge with us. His recommendations as to what were the most important sites to see were excellent. To note, these sites are something special and we are thankful to have had the opportunity to visit them with Bryan. It was one of the best days I have had in years! The price is very reasonable considering the value we received as we could not have gotten as much out of the day had we done this on our own. If you can get Bryan as your guide to any of the sites in Turkey, consider yourself fortunate as you will certainly be impressed and enjoy the day. We made a new friend with Bryan yesterday and we will be back to spend more time with him and see some of the other sites we missed.

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  2. For us was the most favorite part the visit of the Ephesus excavation, it was a great experience to see such kind of monuments earliest centuries

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