Guided tour

Kusadasi and Selcuk: Small Group Ephesus Tour

4.7 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Castle Travel

Kusadasi and Selcuk: Small Group Ephesus Tour

Activity provider: Castle Travel

From US$ 86.29 per person

Visit Ephesus, one of the most impressive archeological sites in Turkey, from Kusadasi and Selcuk on this small group tour.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from Kusadasi cruise port and hotels, and Selcuk hotels.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit Ephesus, the most impressive archeological site in Turkey
  • Experience the peaceful site of the Mother Mary's House
  • Explore the Temple of Artemis
Full description

You will be met at the harbor or at your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk. The guide will be holding up a sign with your name on it clearly so that you spot the correct pick-up service for you easily. It’s here you shall also meet your tour guide for the day who will give you some information of the plan for the day before heading off on your way to your destination. Pass through the verdant and picturesque countryside before arriving at your first stop, the House of Virgin Mary in accordance with the predominant Christian tradition, Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ and lived out her final resting days here. After The House of Virgin Mary, make your way to the next destination at the ancient city of Ephesus. From here, the tour shall be a walking tour and will take you through one of the most magnificent excavations in the entire world.

See the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the stream baths of Scholastic, the Temple of Hadrian and the impressive library of Ephesus. The library is adorned with columns and statues. The Grand Theater where Saint Paul preached is the largest theater in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats. Return to the bus through the Arcadian Way where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. After your 2-hour exploration around Ephesus, take a break for lunch. Then, continue on the tour and head for your next stop at the Temple of Artemis (Diana). This outstanding temple was built in honor of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature, and fertility deemed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Once the tour comes to an end, you will head back to your bus and be driven back to your allocated drop-off points.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • AC minibus
  • All entrance fees, where necessary
  • All local taxes
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • All entrance fees, where necessary
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please bring camera, hat, soft drink, suncream and sunglasses
  • Wear comfortable footwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 20 reviews

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The tour with Mustafa was an experience! We were picked up at the port on time. Mustafa made a VERY effort throughout the day to give us a deep insight into the history of Ephesus, the Virgin Mary and mythology. His knowledge and motivation were top notch. A visit to a typical Turkish restaurant away from the crowds rounded off our day. We can fully recommend the tour. If I could give 6 stars, he would get them from us.

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November 1, 2022

Excellent small group tour. I was met outside the port by Mustafa. He was very friendly, spoke excellent English and looked after the group very well. He was extremely knowledgeable and answered all our questions on all ranges of subjects. There were just four of us and the tour was flexible about what we wanted to do. He did his best to miss the long queues and big coach loads of tourists. He was flexible on the time we spent at places and we could have carried on longer if we had of had more time. But they made sure we were back at the port in plenty of time to board our ships. The driver dropped us off close to the entrances and was always there right at the exits to pick us up. I thoroughly recommend the tour and definetly ask for Mustafa. A great tour and a great Tour guide. Thank you to Castle Tours, Mustafa and the Driver.

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October 24, 2022

This was one of the best tours I have done in a long time. I booked the tour only 8hrs before as I was coming to Kusadasi on a ship and was not sure what tour to take with limited time. The website is very descriptive and helped make my decision. Great communication from the tour operators, they met me outside the ship on time. Mustafa was our tour guide, very polite and well mannered, he was very informative and energetic from start to finish, you can tell he has a passion for what he does. We were a small group, but he made sure he looked after us and had our best interests at heart, he didn’t take us to anywhere we didn’t want to go and arranged the tour to try and miss the crowds so we had the best experience. I would highly recommend Castle Tours and Mustafa for any tour you wish to do. A big thank you to him and our driver.

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October 15, 2022

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