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Ephesus: Full-Day Archeological Site Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Crossroads Travel

Ephesus: Full-Day Archeological Site Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Crossroads Travel

From US$ 55 per person

Take a walk through history at the Ephesus archaeological site. Located in western Turkey, in an area known as Asia Minor, the ancient city features the spectacular Anatolian Isa Bey Mosque, the house of the Virgin Mary, the Temple of Artemis, and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. This tour is scheduled for hotels around Kusadasi and Selcuk. Not suitable for cruise guests.


  • Visit the impressive 14th-century Isa Bey Mosque
  • Take a walking tour of ancient Ephesus city
  • Enjoy an open buffet lunch at a local restaurant
  • See the house where it is believed the Virgin Mary spent the last years of her life
Full description
Discover the wonders of the archaeological site of Ephesus on a tour that is sure to be a highlight of your visit to Turkey. You’ll begin the full-day tour with a visit to Isa Bey Mosque, one of the most spectacular examples of Anatolian architecture. Head into the ancient city of Ephesus, and take a guided walk to the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Trajan Fountain. Explore the historical marble street, and stop at the Great Theater, where St. Paul preached. Lunch will be an open buffet at a local Turkish restaurant. Afterwards you’ll visit a carpet cooperative to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand. See the shrine of the Virgin Mary, at the site where it is believed she lived her final years. In the late afternoon you’ll visit the Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the site of one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Pick-up and drop off to Kusadasi and Selcuk hotels
  • Official English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to the various sites
  • Air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for driver and guide
  • Anything else not specified as included
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Professional cameras

Know before you go

  • Participants must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over uneven and cobblestoned surfaces, and up and down inclines and 10-30 steps. Comfortable shoes, a hat, and plenty of sunscreen are recommended, as shade is limited. Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
  • The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 4 reviews

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Educational experience @ Ephesus

I booked the tour online; although met with some hesitation with the transfer, I got to Selçuk in good time; Ali met me promptly and the tour commenced. It was very educational as Ali took the time and energy to explain and illustrate in full detail on the history and the offerings of the heritage in the locations visited; overall I am very happy with the tour, the guide Ali, and met some interesting tour mates too. Thank you for the patience in taking pictures for a solo traveller.

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May 25, 2019

Amazing place and great company

This was such a treat that I did not expect really. The tour was only for me and my wife and the guide (Adam) was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and gave us a first hand account of every place we visited. It was totally worth the one-day fligh there just to visit these places. Extremely satisfied with the attention and the itinerary.

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February 28, 2019

Product ID: 33571