Private Ephesus Tour - 1 Day


A tailor-made tour of Ephesus with a knowledgeable Ephesus travel guide and its surroundings. You will have the opportunity to learn all the specifics about the history of the region on this detailed regular tour of Ephesus.

Our private Ephesus tour gives you great flexibility to select the places you want to visit and how much time you want to spend in each of them, because all day long you hire a guide with a car and driver.

Our tour guide will give you information about Biblical Ephesus, Turkey in bible, Turkish culture and more. Because this is a private tour, you can decide about the itinerary and the hours of spending in each place. You should know that your time for sightseeing is not limited.

Trip Highlights

  • The Temple of Artemis
  • Ephesus Ancient City
  • The House of Virgin Mary
  • Basilica of St. John(optional)
  • Terrace Houses(optional)


Day 1

Your Ephesus guided tour will start in the morning. We will meet you in the meeting point that we arranged. And then, we will drive to the Artemis Temple which is one of the seven wonders of the world.
Our next destination will be Ephesus Ancient City and we usually spend 2 hours visiting Ephesus ruins. We are usually in Ephesus for 2 hours. The pinnacle of the trip is the ancient city of Ephesus, Turkey’s largest open-air museum, and the Eastern Mediterranean’s best-preserved classical city. His streets were once walked by Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary and John the Apostle. Your Ephesus guide walks through the town as you walk through the area.
We will have lunch at one of the local restaurants after we end the Ephesus sightseeing tour. So, you can learn and have different experiences about the Turkish culture and cuisine.
Next destination is the House of the Virgin Mary (we usually spend 45-60 minutes there; you can also have some additional free time to pray). Mary was taken to Ephesus by the Apostle John during the Resurrection of Christ, according to Christian tradition, and remained there for her final days. On the base of that building, this church was erected, and its validity was confirmed by Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II.

After that, if you have extra time and are interested in other historical places such as Basilica of St. John (Believed that evangelist St. John spent his last years in Ephesus), and Terrace Houses (where rich people lived), we can take you there.
If you are interested in and love shopping, you may spend your time buying or exploring Turkish items, carpets, leather outlet or ceramic shops. Turkey is one of the most important

Basilica of St. John (Believed that evangelist St. John spent his last years in Ephesus),
Our tour will end here, and we will take you to Kusadasi or Izmir where we took you.


  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Professional service for guidance,
  • Transportation (in a comfortable van with a driver).
  • Taxes and fees for parking and diesel
  • Lunch
  • The Entrances


  • Drinks
  • The Entrances for Terrace Houses and St. John is extra

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Private Ephesus Tour

Trip Facts

  • A modern and air-conditioned car
  • Kusadasi or Izmir port/airport/hotel
  • Ephesus
  • English
  • 1-14