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5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus -Entrances are included provided by Curio Travel

5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus -Entrances are included

5 - 6 Hours Mini Group (Max 10 pax) Excursion to Ephesus -Entrances are included
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Tour snapshot
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of ancient Ephesus with a guide
Duration:
5–6 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
10
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Follow in St. Paul’s footsteps on this convenient half-day tour to Ephesus, Turkey’s most spectacular classical site. Traveling in a group no larger than 16, with a licensed guide, stop at the House of the Virgin Mary, where some believe Jesus’ mother once lived. Stroll the marble streets of Ephesus, capture the 2-story Celsus Library, and admire colorful mosaics at the Terraced Houses. Return via the Temple of Artemis.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • See the ruined Temple of Artemis, one of the original Wonders of the World
  • Choose a time that suits you: There are departures throughout the day
  • Save yourself the stress of Turkish traffic—transfers are included
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See the ruined Temple of Artemis, one of the original Wonders of the World
  • Choose a time that suits you: There are departures throughout the day
  • Save yourself the stress of Turkish traffic—transfers are included
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10390P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Entrance Fees ( Our guide will have pre-paid tickets to skip the line )
  • Small Group Tour ( max 10 pax )
  • Professional Licenced Tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Parking Fees
  • Local Tax and Handling Fee
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Terrace Houses
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
5–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from Your Hotel and Kusadasi Cruise Terminal for cruise guests. Suggested pick up time will be given on your confirmation message.
  • Ports:
  • Kusadasi Cruise Terminal
  • Ege Ports, Camikebir, Liman Cd. No:10, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Bare shoulders are not permitted in holy places of worship such as churches, monasteries, mosques and synagogues.
  • Shoes are not permitted in mosques
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Entrance Fees ( Our guide will have pre-paid tickets to skip the line )
  • Small Group Tour ( max 10 pax )
  • Professional Licenced Tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Parking Fees
  • Local Tax and Handling Fee
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Terrace Houses
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from Your Hotel and Kusadasi Cruise Terminal for cruise guests. Suggested pick up time will be given on your confirmation message.
  • Ports:
  • Kusadasi Cruise Terminal
  • Ege Ports, Camikebir, Liman Cd. No:10, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Bare shoulders are not permitted in holy places of worship such as churches, monasteries, mosques and synagogues.
  • Shoes are not permitted in mosques
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ege Ports
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Ancient City of Ephesus
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Ephesus Terrace Houses
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    The Temple of Artemis
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Kusadasi Gazi Begendi Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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hoopscoach24
hoopscoach2430 contributions
Jun 2019
After another couple had to cancel, we were left as the only couple on the tour at this point in the season & our guide had to wait on our ship to arrive for a few hours at the meeting point. He was exactly where we were told to find him, waiting patiently.

First, I'd like to say that our tour guide was so very knowledgeable on historical & religious aspects of the tour in and around Ephesus. He was thorough, respectful, and gave us ample time on our own at each site to explore after he gave us his interpretations. His English was excellent! The House of Mary was, to us, the most moving, but the city of Ephesus was remarkable and a once in a lifetime visit.
The day was very warm, and plenty of water was provided. I would recommend a wide hat, covering or even an umbrella to shelter from the heat.

Lastly, we'd like to comment on a pitfall that we encountered. Being naive travelers, we agreed (upon guide's recommendation) on a stop at a "cooperative" that was owned by his friend, since we had some extra time. Our guide said we could taste a Turkish treat that was a fried type of cheese roll (delicious). We agreed to go along. The stop began as informative, where we could see how real hand-knotted, local rugs were made. We saw all phases of silk collecting, knot tying, cutting, etc. This is when we realized that we'd been brought to view rugs for purchase. We were brought into a lovely gallery where a team of no less than 4 workers, rolled out rug after rug after rug in an attempt to persuade us to buy. We were given wonderful coffees & snacks. The rugs were absolutely beautiful, however they were not taking our "no" for an answer, and we were wondering how we were going to get out of there. It was similar to time-share type of pressuring, & very uncomfortable. Once they finally realized that we were not going to buy, everything came to an abrupt halt (with them speaking Turkish to one another). We made our way back to the bus and our guide had very little to say after that point. We did go ahead and tip him as generously as we would any other guide.

After all of this, we would still take a tour with this guide again, but we would be much wiser to avoid the co-op or anything off of the scheduled path. So that is our advice to future travelers. I'm sure it happens often, we just have to be smarter travelers.
Written 19 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karen in La
Sydney, Australia75 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
We had an excellent tour with Melih with Curio Travel. He was very well versed in the history, the culture , and the antiquities of the places we visited. Our tour of Ephesus was the highlight of our week long journey. What we appreciated most was how Melih knew the Scriptures and referred to the Apostle Paul's stays in Ephesus as a tent maker and evangelist for Christ Jesus. We loved his references to St John and Mary as Jesus commanded John to take care of his mother, Mary, after his death and resurrection. Mary's home was beautiful to visit. He took us to a popular restaurant in Ephesus where we ate lunch. We do wish we could have stayed longer in the Ephesus ruins as it was magnificent! Time constraints due to ship boarding made it impossible to spend more time there. We appreciated Curio Travels willingness to pick us up at the port and return us on time. We would definitely use Curio Travel again!.
Written 28 May 2022
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Brittany
Meridian, ID5 contributions
May 2022
We really enjoyed this excursion during our cruise stop in Kusadasi! Inan was an excellent tour guide, and he personalized a few stops for us as well.

He walked through Ephesus with us, and gave us a lot of history and background which was so helpful instead of just walking around on our own. He also contacted a leather factory and a carpet weaving factory for us to stop at in addition to the stops included in the tour itinerary.

We really felt like we went above and beyond, and we got to do everything we possibly wanted to do in a day in Kusadasi. Oh, one other thing, he even helped us find a Turkish bath to go to at the end of our tour. He came in and spoke to the owners and figured out a price and the package we wanted before he left us there. Felt like we were taken care of from the minute we joined him to the last second when he dropped us off.

Definitely would book with him again, and he said he also does other tours around Turkey too!
Written 18 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amer
4 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Excellent tour! Because of covid restrictions I was the only tour participant. Experience guide and professional driver... everything went in time and the weather was very nice. Curio travel organized 4 Day tour including Pamukkale, Hieropolis, Pergamon, Prienus, Millet, Didima and Ephesus.
Written 5 January 2021
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Jillian L
5 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This was the perfect excursion for the Kusadasi cruise port. The company was easy to work with to arrange times and quell my traveling anxiety! Having a private transportation made everything so easy. Our guide, Yavuz, was awesome and professional and made us feel comfortable in our first time in Turkey & the Kusadasi/ Ephesus area. He was able to adapt the tour to fit our interests (the more archaeological and history facts the better)! He had a lot of background information on the archaeological/ restoration work happening in Ephesus/ the Terrace Houses. The whole day passed so quickly, I was totally entranced by the tour. I was amazed. Ephesus was the most impressive sight we saw in our whole multi-country trip. Do not skip it and definitely take this excursion! It was worth every penny and then some. Absolutely incredible.
Written 28 June 2022
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Bill and Sandra
1 contribution
Dec 2019
Our tour of Ephesus was beyond what we expected. Our guide Selda was amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly, Selda made us feel like old friends and we would love to go back. The tour was much more extensive than we expected, but wonderful. The Turkish Rug shop was unexpected and delightful, however we were taken a bit by surprise by the presentation and unsure of their expectation from us, noone in our group was interested in purchasing. I highly recommend Selda and would definitely recommend her to anyone!
Written 1 April 2020
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FellowTraveler575380
2 contributions
The excursion was excellent. We got to see the highlights of ancient Ephesus in style. The van was comfortable and air-conditioned. Out guide Gorkem was a humorous and knowledgeable guide. He tried hard to make the experience interesting. He was also very flexible and listened to the group if the group wanted to try something different. Thanks Gorkem.
Written 12 June 2022
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Ashley B
2 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
We had an amazing time in Ephesus. Our guide Ty, was awesome. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. I would highly recommend this travel company. Wonderful tours at a fraction of the price.
Written 25 November 2015
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Robert H
11 contributions
Sep 2019
Our Excursion with Curio travel was one of the highlights of our cruise. Met by our guide Ayse off the boat the day simply flew by. Speaking perfect English, and with a deep knowledge of everything she showed us she made the day. I would recommend this tour and our lovely guide to anyone visiting Kusadasi
Written 10 November 2019
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ReeSue
Minnesota248 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
There were just two of us on this tour. Guide and driver arrived promptly at our hotel. Our guide, Melih Ozzoy, was outstanding. He spoke English extremely well. He gave us so much information about the places we visited and never rushed us.
We were so happy with our time at the Terrace Houses in Epheses. They were fascinating and Melih had so much knowledge to share.
There was no push to go to factories. We did go to small carpet factory and enjoyed the demonstration. We knew we did not want to buy a carpet and that was fine. We were there about 15 minutes. On the way back we asked to be dropped off in central Kusadasi and we enjoyed our time there, as well. Melih told us how and where to get a bus back to our hotel about 1 1/2 miles out of town.
I highly recommend Curio Travel based on our experience.
Written 30 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Amazing tour
Yavuz was an awesome guide. He is very passionate about the history and culture of Turkey and it shows in his know
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Great trip
Overall a fantastic trip that encompassed many different sights! Yavuz our guide was the best part as he was very k
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One of the most proficient tourist guides in Turkey
I visited Turkey last week, and my tour included, among other, a two day visit to Ephesos, Virgin Mary's house, St
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Excellent excursion in Ephesus
We toured the Virgin Mary’s house, old city of Ephesus and our guide Seda was amazing! She was very knowledgeable
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Ephesus private tour
Thank you curio travel turkey 🇹🇷 It was very well organised and a very special day for us. And special thanks to
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Perfect day at Ephesus
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Impressive
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