It is a great idea to join a guided day tour to visit Ancient Ephesus, St Virgin Mary House, an old Greek Sirince Village while you are staying in Kusadasi and Selcuk. Explore the most important ancient city of the Aegean region and House of Virgin Mary. Afterward, a short drive famous old Greek Sirince Village with your professional local tour guide.
08:30 – Your tour starts with the hotel pick up service in Kusadasi or Selcuk the transfer to tour departure point. Meet with other tour participants and 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, St. Mary’s House and Sirince Village Tour 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, 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 stop to visit will be the Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Afterward, short drive to famous Sirince Village. The Village of Sirince is a place that has managed to maintain and protect its heritage. The groundwork for village dates back to the fifth century B.C.
17:00 – At the end of your guided tour, return transfer back to your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk.
If you accept the tour that you would like to join and ready to book you can use our online booking form on the mentioned page. You can click on (Book Now Pay Online) You can pay either deposit or full amount with your Visa or Master Card.
Do we have to pay the full amount?
Generally, we charge a minimum %30 deposit or some small amount according to tour content. The deposit may change according to the tour package you that you chose and it is shown on the website how much deposit we charge. If you pay only deposit the rest has to paid in CASH once.
Is there any discount for children?
Of course, we have a discount for children. You will see the discounts for children when you start the booking online.
What are the departure dates of the tour?
Our tours depart every day (unless otherwise stated)! You need to pick your date from the booking form and complete it then we will arrange your tour according to the chosen starting date.
What kind of vehicles do you use for your day tours?
We use fully air-conditioned non-smoking new-model touristic vehicles for our tours, like Mercedes, Wolksvagen, Isuzu, Otokar) – so that you can enjoying touring in comfort.
Some of our tour Packages include local buses for conneting from one city to others. We use a good bus companies for your locla bus travel from one city to others.
Do your tours stop in shopping stores?
Our regular group tours stopping in some shopping places. But there is no obligation to buy. Mostly we stop unique goods shops belong to Turkey such as carpet store, leather store or jewelry stores. Once we stop here also you will get a lecture about the goods. Our private tours do not stop any shops unless you required.
Who will pick up from our hotel?
If you booked your own hotel and start the one of our tour from your hotel, one of our staff/driver will come to your hotel at given time that will be written on your confirmation voucher and take you the meeting point to meet with other tour participants and tour guide.
Do we have to carry our passport with us during the tour?
While you are on a city tour, you do not need to carry but just in case, once you arrive in your hotel, take the copy of your passport and carry passport's copy with you.
If you travel from one city to other city and if you are going to use the flight or bus connection between cities, you have to take your passport with you.
How many people there will be in the group tours?
Group size changes day by day. We are not able to give you an exact number of the group but generally, group size is between 8 and 25 people.
Are tour guides licensed and speak English?
All of our tour guides are licensed by the Turkish Tourism & Cultural Ministry and all are educated and well experienced.
If I am Vegetarian, am I able to find any Vegetarian food during Turkey Trip?
Yes, It is very easy to find vegetarian food in Turkey. But please let us know your food preference at the time of booking.
What happen if I forget any valuables/any staff in the tours?
We are not responsable for any forgeten valuables/staff on our tour. But if you let us know immediately we will try to do our best to find it and deliver it to you according to the possibility.
When I pay by credit card, is it safe to use your online booking?
It is secured by SSL 128-256 bit and we do not see any credit card details. When you insert your credit card details the payment charged directly by our bank.
Do you pick up and drop off from/to hotels for the day tours?
Yes, we do pick up and drop off from Central Hotels like Sultanahmet, Laleli, Aksaray, Taksim, Fındıkzade, Karakoy, Beyoglu, Sirkeci. If the hotel that you booked is out of these areas, where you need to come by yourself to our meeting point or there will be an additional cost for pick up and drop off according to the possibility.
Do you drop off the airport after the tour?
Yes, we are able to transfer you the airport at the end of the tour with an additional cost. The price change according to the airport. Please let us know which airport at the time of booking.
Which is the nearest port to Ancient Ephesus?
The nearest Port to Ephesus Ancient City is Kusadasi Cruise Port where the biggest cruise can dock and most of international cruise line pop into Kusadasi Cruise Port. It is only 20 munites drive from port to Ephesus Ancient City. Also, Izmir Cruise Port close to Ephesus too. It is an hour drive from Izmir Cruise Port to Ephesus Ancient City. If you are coming to Kusadasi by Cruise Ship you can check our Kusadasi Shore Excursion Kusadasi Shore Excursions or If you arrive in Izmir Cruise Port, you can check our Izmir Shore Excursion Category İzmir Shore Excursions
What should I take with me, what kind of clothes should I wear during my Ephesus Tour?
We highly recommend you to wear comfortable shoes. There are long walking in the Ephesus Tour. If you visit Ephesus in the summer period, you could take sun cream and sunglasses and wear shorts, t-shirt and hat to protect your head and face from the sun. There is no any shadow in the Ephesus Ancient City.
How far Ephesus from Izmir?
Izmir City Center is far from Ephesus about 80 km it takes around an hour by private vehicle. Also, it is possible to come by public transportation but you have to reach to Selcuk first you can go to Ephesus from Selcuk.
Are there toilets in Ephesus?
There are no any toilets in the Ephesus Ancient City. But there are toilets at the entrance and exit of the Ancient City. You should use before you enter or after the Ephesus Tour.