The Biblical 7 hours private shore excursion of Epic Ephesus

The Biblical 7 hours private shore excursion of Epic Ephesus


With its bustling markets and strategic location, Ephesus was the thriving hub of commerce and trade in the ancient world. As a center of early Christianity, it held great religious significance then and continues to do so today. Today, Ephesus stands as one of Turkey’s top tourist destinations and a highly sought-after spot for travelers worldwide.

Itinerary: House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus Ancient City and the Basilica of St. John

Highlights of  The Biblical 7 hours private shore excursion of Epic Ephesus

  • This exclusive excursion allows you to discover the wonders of Turkey in a personalized tour that lasts approximately 7 hours from Kusadası and 8 hours from Izmir.
  • Immerse yourself in history at the ancient city of Ephesus and admire the grandeur of the Basilica of St. John.
  • Connect with spirituality as you explore the House of the Virgin Mary.
  • Perfect for those arriving by cruise, this tour also includes convenient transfers to and from the port, along with an English-speaking guide to enhance your experience.


Description of the tour

The Biblical 7 hours private shore excursion of Epic Ephesus

Let’s meet at the port and embark on a journey to the awe-inspiring House of the Virgin Mary, nestled atop the Solmissos Mountains. With your trusted guide by your side, your personal chauffeur will take you on a scenic drive, offering captivating views along the way. As we arrive at the House of the Virgin Mary, be transported to a time of ancient legends and sacred beliefs, as it is believed to be the final resting place of Mary.

From there, we’ll make our way to the nearby Ancient City of Ephesus, a bustling Roman capital filled with ruins that tell a story of its glorious past. Brace yourself for an exhilarating downhill walk through the ruins, where our guide will lead us past iconic sights like the Bouleuterion, Temple of Domitian, Hercules Gate, Temple of Hadrian, The Celsus Library, and The Great Theater. Get ready to be enchanted by the rich history and tales of this remarkable city.

Before concluding our tour, we must make a final stop at the magnificent Basilica of St. John in St. John’s town. This beautiful structure boasts elegant columns and offers a stunning panorama of Selcuk’s historic district.

We saved the best for last as we invite you to immerse yourself in the local culture of Ephesus. Delight in the intricate art of carpet weaving in the Teaching Village and discover exquisite examples of Ephesus ceramics.

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Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional English speaking guide licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Non-Smoking, air conditioned vehicle and professional driver
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Pick up and drop off at the port
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

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Tour Details

Any bag or item with a single side longer than 50 inches (120 cm), including wheels, handles and packaging is an oversized item.

SPECIAL OFFER:  This Ephesus tour includes lunch, only if you start from Kusadasi port


  • Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by exploring the Terrace Houses, also known as the Slope Houses, which housed the wealthiest Romans from the 1st to 7th centuries AD. For only an additional $– per person, you can enjoy exclusive access to this historical site, including entrance fees and a knowledgeable guide.
  • These remarkable houses, situated on the renowned Curetes Street amidst the ruins of Ephesus, are still deemed one of the greatest mysteries of the world. Don’t miss out on this fascinating adventure.