Private Tour 3 : Ephesus - The House of Virgin Mary The Temple of Artemis

4 to 6 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Why Private Tours with us ?
- NO HIDDEN COSTS. Our tours include ENTRANCE FEES, Private Professional Licenced Tour guide, A/C transportations, Pick up and drop off, All tax and handling fees
- You will decide on departure time.
- Our tour guide will meet you at the port with your name sign.
- Our professional tour guide and A/C vehicle will be with you from arrival till departure.
- Our professional guide will be with you in the sites.
- You will have flexibilty to spend how much time you want in each site and make small changes on the itinerary.
- You do not have to wait for other group members.
- You will have a chance to make stops to have pictues during the tour.
- Our Private tour rates are more reasonable than cruise shore tours.
- You will have several alternatives to taste famous Turkish Delicious foods, if you want to have lunch during your trip


  • ENTRANCE FEES ( Your Tour guide will have Pre-Paid tickets to skip the lines )
  • Private Professional Licenced Tour guide
  • Private transportation with A/C vehicles
  • Parking fees
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast

Your private guide will meet you at Kusadasi port or hotel with a sign written “Your Name“ on it, anytime you want.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

After greeting, we will have 20 mins drive to Ephesus area. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.

Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Sultaniye Mahallesi, Selcuk 35100 Turkey

House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Ataturk, Park Ici Yolu No:12, Selcuk Turkey

We will stop at Artemis Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Kusadasi town center and port.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast

Arrival to Kusadasi . You will be dropped off back to your pick up point or Kusadasi center for last minute shopping on your own.

Duration: 15 minutes

Time of tour

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Option with Terrace Houses
3/27/2022 - 4/8/2024
Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Private Tour 3 : Ephesus - The House of Virgin Mary The Temple of Artemis
4/25/2020 - 4/8/2024
Monday - Friday : 07:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Saturday : 07:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Sunday : 07:30 AM - 02:00 PM

Meeting point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick Up Points : Cruise guests from Kusadasi Cruise Terminal / Hotel guests from their hotel lobby


  • Ege Ports, Camikebir, Liman Cd. No:10, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Türkiye

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms


  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
April 2022

We had a wonderfull trip to Ephesus, the House of Virgin Mary and the Temple of Artemis. The transport by private bus was very comfortable and easy going. The guide was very friendly and gave us lots of information.

April 2022

We went on a great tour to Ephesus with Ephesus Shuttle and I would recommend them to anyone. We booked a group tour - up to 10 people but we were the only two on the tour. I was impressed that they still ran the tour for just two people. We got to Ephesus before the tour buses and our guide Orka...

April 2022

Ephesus is amazing and our tour with Ty was superb. Ephesus Shuttle were brilliant from responding to our initial enquiry to delivering a really great tour. Ty was an outstanding and experienced guide who was informative and fun. He brought to life this magical place and this tour of Ephesus was ...

July 2020

We actually did this tour in July 2014 but it’s hard to go back to write a review for that date. We did this tour as part of a celebrity cruise trip to though Europe. This was one of my favourite excursions because my husband and I had our own private van with an excellent tour guide. We had a pr...

June 2022

We had a wonderful tour with Arzu. She took great care of us, the van was very nice and comfortable, and we were able to set our own pace. Offers of carpet factory, ceramics, or leather but we politely declined. Had a traditional lunch as well that was very good. Overall highly recommend!

May 2022

Without a doubt, the BEST tour company in Turkey! Sado and Amelia are absolutely the BEST guides! This was the third time I have used their services, I’ll never consider using anyone else in Turkey.

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