Day Trip to Ephesus from Kusadasi and Selcuk

Ephesus Day Tour from Kusadasi and Selcuk

Kusadasi and Selcuk which are two of the most ideal towns for the start Ephesus day tour. Since you are near the Ephesus Ancient city after a short drive you will easily get to the most incredible location in the Aegean region. Explore the Ancient Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary with your professional local tour guide.

Duration: Full Day
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Start: 08:30
End: 16:30
Transportation: Bus


08:30 – Tour starts with the hotel pick up in Kusadasi or Selcuk and meets with other tour participants. Also, you meet with the professional local tour guide.
(Hotel pick up time may change according to the hotel located in the area. Please inform us your hotel details).
Drive to the first point of the tour and start to visit Ephesus Ancient City and St. Mary’s House included lunch.

We are going to visit today:
Start to explore famous Ephesus Ancient city with your experienced tour guide. The ancient city of Ephesus was known the Commercial, Religious and Social Center of Antiquity. Ephesus is full of spectacular ruins such as Library of Celsius, The Temples of Hadrian and Domitian, Fountains of Trojan, Bouloterion and the Great Theatre with the capacity of 24.000 spectators. With the mythological stories and spectacular ruins, you will feel the life in the ancient city of Ephesus. You walk on the historical marble street the Great Theater where St. Paul preached. After visiting the famous Ancient Ephesus, continue to drive to visit the Isabey Mosque and have lunch at the local restaurant.
Afterward, we continue in the afternoon tour program visiting the carpet cooperative to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand and drive to Bulbul mountain to visit St Virgin Mary House. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, the belief that she came to Smyrna in Aegean region with Saint John and St. Mary spent her last days here. This famous Virgin Mary house is known as a sacred place for Christians and Muslims. Our next and last stop will be to visit Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.

16:30 – Finally, your guided tour ends and return transfer back to your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk.


  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
  • Transportations in the tour
  • English Speaking Local Tour Guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees in the rpogram
  • Parking and road tolls
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at the lunch
  • Optional day tours to Pamukkale, Didyma, Priene, Miletos & Pergamon


  1. Fernando

    We have just come from a day trip of fantastic Ephesus from Kusadasi… Our tour guide Ferat was excellent and extremely knowledgeable and made our day trip very interesting… I highly recommend this fantastic Ephesus and Virgin Mary tour to anyone…

  2. Mariam

    We had a wonderful Ephesus and Mary’s house tour with Erol as our guide. It was a very small group of 8 pax and he was very knowledgeable and flexible to meet our preferences with the pace of the tour, taking us to Mary’s house first thing to avoid the crowds. Erol gave us lots of interesting information as we walked through the Ephesus ruins together. Then we had a lovely visit to a Turkish pottery making studio which was not a high pressure sales situation, followed by a Turkish lunch at the local restaurant. It was very nice of them to take us to Sirince village without getting a fee. There was no Sirince Village in the program and it was sold as an optional tour. We were happy to see this place on the same day. Everything was fine and very satisfied. We recommend it to everyone.

  3. Susie

    Ephesus day tour from the port has been great. Their team has been very attentive and a very quick to response. They gave us a meeting point just opposite the harbor. Pick up and drop off were on time. The tour was great and their local guide was very knowledgeable and kind. I will for sure reach out to the tour company and highly recommend them to our friends.

  4. Emma

    Not only were the ruins of Ephesus among the best in the world, but the fact that it is presented both historically and culturally also makes this trip truly memorable. Reliving the days of ancient Rome in Turkey, understanding Christianity’s birthplace, and visiting St. Mary’s home make history come alive. No need to be Christian to enjoy this trip, it’s A highlight of our trip to Turkey.

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