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. Akarsh

    We had an amazing day with our Ephesus tour guide, due to the timing of our tour we were the only ones on the trip and he went over and beyond to make our day exceptional. We had a beautiful visit to the house of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus ancient sights, Temple of Artemis, and St. John Basilica (optional and additional fee). In addition, he took us to see carpet and pottery making which was a great addition for us. They even went out of their itinerary way to take us back to our hotel in Sirince village. The local tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of all the sites, and very kind. He even helped us haggle on our souvenirs at the shops. Extremely recommend this tour, it is 5 stars.

  2. Elizabeth

    Our awesome day trip to the house of the Virgin Mary and ancient Ephesus sights. Unlike the common perception, December is pro a very pleasant month to visit Turkey so far for our family. The guide Erkan on this trip has made it worthwhile to spend the day trekking through the Ephesus ruins. He was witty n knowledgeable. The day trip was worthwhile n professionally conducted.

  3. Sana

    Well organized ancient Ephesus day tour. So helpful and friendly tour company staff!!! This was great to be given free time after receiving information at each historical site. Not only did that give you an understanding of the sites but also a chance to explore on your own! The lunch was very tasty at a local restaurant in the town. The local guide was awesome and informative on the day trip. Transfers to the hotels were organized easily!! Highly recommended them!!!

  4. Julián

    on our Turkey trip with family… It was super fun and good. we loved it because we learned a lot of knowledgeable information about Ephesus and also gets fun on the day.

  5. Danahe

    Great tour in Kusadasi with an experienced travel team. Wow-what an ancient Ephesus city. That was the best tour we had in Europe and Asia. Great arrangement in terms of food, transfer, and itinerary time! Hulya was an excellent Ephesus tour guide, very knowledgeable, and extremely friendly! Thank you guys for all your experience! We will be back in Turkey again!

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