Day trip

Ephesus: Small-Group Shore Excursion with Terrace Houses

Ephesus: Small-Group Shore Excursion with Terrace Houses

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From US$ 54 per person

Enjoy a day trip to Ephesus to visit the Terrace Houses, the House of Virgin Mary, and Artemission Temple. Benefit from a licensed tour guide and air-conditioned transportation included.

About this activity

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Duration 5 - 6 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Walk through history along marble streets
  • See the House of Virgin Mary
  • Experience the Artemission Temple
Full description
Visit Ephesus and its attractions on a small-group excursion. See the Terrace Houses, the House of Virgin Mary, and Artemission Temple with entrance fees covered and a licensed tour guide. Meet your tour guide at Kusadasi Cruise Port at the pre-arranged time and begin your 20-minute drive to Ephesus. Once there, begin touring the city, which is one of the 12 cities of the Ionian League. As a port city, this was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them discover the Baths of Scholastica and the Library of Celsus. Encounter the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater, which are 2 of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Visit the Terrace Houses, located on the skirt of Pion Mountain. See the 6 residential units which were built on 3 man-made terraces. These houses are decorated with wall frescoes and floor mosaics, settled by the wealthy citizens of Ephesus. See the House of Virgin Mary, located in the Aladag Mountains, 5 miles away from Ephesus, and learn about its connection to when Mary came to Ephesus in 431 A.D. and why this area became a place of pilgrimage in 1892. Stop at the Artemission Temple, where one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world used to be. This will be the final stop on your tour before your return drive to your point of origin.
  • Professional and licensed tour guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Skip-the-line entrance
  • Parking fees
  • Local taxes
  • Meals and drinks
  • Tips to driver and tour guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet after you depart your ship at Kusadasi Cruise Terminal.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • Ephesus has 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) of walking and steps, therefore this tour is not recommended for people with physical limitations
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 7 reviews

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We had a wonderful experience touring Ephesus, the Terrace Houses, and the house of the Virgin Mary. Our guide, Inan, was very knowledgeable and passionate about his heritage and the history of Kusadasi and Turkey. I would highly recommend this tour!

June 20, 2022

November 18, 2019

The guide was superb. Ephesus is worthy to see.

September 18, 2019

Product ID: 202984