Day trip

From Samos: Full Day Tour to Ephesus and Kusadasi

3.6 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider:RHENIA TOURS
Day trip

From Samos: Full Day Tour to Ephesus and Kusadasi

Activity provider:RHENIA TOURS

From US$ 115.44 per person

Experience a taste of the orient side. Sail away to the magnificent town of Kusadasi, known for its fascinating shops, and visit the famous ancient town of Ephesus.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, German
Pickup included
Your hotel or nearest point to it, in the areas between Kokkari, Samos and Pythagorion.


  • Take a day trip to visit Kusadasi and Ephesus in Turkey
  • Enjoy an educating guided tour in Ephesus, which is considered one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world
  • Use your free time in Kusadasi and explore the magnificent Bazaar or walk in the city
Full description

The tour departs at 07:30 AM from the port of Pythagorio or Samos Town and the boat takes you towards the east. Arrive at Kusadasi after a 1 hour and 15 minute boat journey. On arrival, take a tour of the ancient site of Ephesus, famous for the temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Then you have time for lunch before returning to Kusadasi. In Kusadasi you will have time to enjoy the Turkish bazaars where you can find oriental carpets, leathers, jewelry, brass and alabaster. Later at 05:00 PM, board the boat and return to Samos at 06:15 PM.

  • Round-trip boat ride
  • Guided tour in Ephesus
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel transfer from areas between Kokkari, Samos and Pythagorion
  • Lunch
  • Port tax for entering Turkey
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • In order to enter Turkey you have to pay the port tax by cash at the port. You must also bring your passport and visa document (if required) otherwise you will be denied entrance
  • At the time of booking, please supply your hotel name and location and you will be notified by email about pick-up details
  • Pickup is done only from areas between Kokkari, Samos, and Pythagorion, and begins up to an hour before tour departure
  • Due to port regulations, you must provide the full name, gender, date of birth, nationality, and passport/ID number of all participants in your group. This information will not be shared with others and will be deleted after your activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 /5

based on 27 reviews

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Tour and guide brilliant but why did we have to go to the Jewellers??? None of the group were interested and this took time away from looking around Kusadasi. Also there is a €14 port tax per person to pay which I didn’t know about at the time of booking, only when I received a call from the tour company during my stay in Samos, be transparent and explain all of this please.

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June 27, 2022


This was a really great day learning about the ancient ruins. The tour guide was really quite experienced about how the day would flow to be seamless for us. The tour guide's knowledge of the story of the ruins, the history between the different cultures and religions was accurate. It was amazing to experience and worth the visit. The only part of this tour that was not as pleasant was the shopping experience at the end, where they took us to a jeweller. It seemed as though they were making commission based on sales made from the tour group because of how persistent they were in getting us there to spend so much time and energy there.

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September 12, 2019


Total netter Tourguide (Volkan). Supi ! Mit der Bootsfahrt hat alles prima geklappt. Jacke mitnehmen auch wenn es warm ist - auf dem Boot insbesondere Morgens ist es kalt. Essen nach dem Besuch von Ephesos war total in Ordnung. Ephesops ist wirklich sehenswert !! Sollte man mal gesehen haben. Den Stop an der Schmuckfabrik sollte man im Programm nochmal überdenken. Kauf von Goldschmuck ist eine Vertrauenssache und das kann man nicht in 10 min abwickeln. Der Preis für ein Schmuckstück, welches ich toll fand, fing bei 9.900 Euro an und endete dann als special Berliner price (ich bin aus Berlin und der Verkäufer war auch aus Berlin) bei 3.300 Euro. Hätten wir noch mehr Zeit gehabt, hätten wir den Preis wahrscheinlich noch weiter drücken können. Das erzeugte bei mir leider kein Vertrauen. Das ganze ist eine reine Zeitverschwendung, denn kein Touri kauft mal schnell nebenbei teuren Goldschmuck. Es wäre besser wenn man hier mehr Zeit in der Kusadasi zum Bummeln hätte.

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October 2, 2022


Product ID: 150071