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Ephesus Tours
Half Day Ephesus Tours


Do you have a short time in Ephesus? Check out our half day Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi, Izmir or Istanbul

Starting From
34 USD
per person
Full Day Ephesus Tours


Discover all Ancient Ephesus and the surrounding in a day. Click to view our various Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi, Izmir or Istanbul

Starting From
45 USD
per person
Ephesus Tour from Istanbul


Are you in Istanbul and want to see Ephesus for one day? Then, we will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul/airport/port and provide you with a full day private Ephesus tour from Istanbul.

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An option for private groups who want to customize their own Ephesus Tour itinerary


Let us turn your short time in Ephesus into a Magical experience…

Welcome to our Ephesus Tours page!

Private Ephesus Tours with different highlights and durations are prepared for you. We will pick you up from Kusadasi, Izmir or Istanbul port/airport/hotel. Our tours include visits to Ancient Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary, Terrace Houses, Basilica of St. John, Artemis Temple, Sirince Village and Ephesus Museum. We are very happy to customize your Ephesus excursions according to your needs and expectations. Your Ephesus Tours can be longer, shorter or we can add different places in your tour program as you request.

You will be guided by a private professional licensed tour guide throughout the tour and will be transferred by a private comfortable, A/C and non-smoking vehicle. Your tour guide will pick you up from Kusadasi/Izmir port or from your hotel in Kusadasi/Izmir and drop you back to at the end of your Ephesus Tour. Ephesus is only 20 mins drive from Kusadasi port. You will be transferred to Ephesus by your private driver by a luxurious and comfortable vehicle. We guarantee that you will be dropped back to Kusadasi port 45 minutes before your cruise leaves Kusadasi port.

If you let us know at the time of booking, you have the chance to have English speaking, French speaking, Spanish speaking, German speaking tour guides for your Ephesus Tours. All of our tour guides are selected carefully and they do their best to make it a great and memorable day in Ephesus. Your private local tour guide will give you most of the information during your tour. You can ask your tour guide as many questions as you wish because it is a private tour and you will be the only ones throughout your Ephesus Tours.

We will provide Ephesus tickets before your arrival and your guide will have them ready on the tour date. All the entrance fees stated in the itineraries, private guide, private transfers, parking and lunch are included in the price. There are definitely no hidden costs.

Are you in Istanbul and want to see Ephesus for one day? Then, we will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and provide you with a full day private Ephesus Tours from Istanbul.

Trip Advisor

We are very proud to arrange Ephesus Tours as a local tour company established in 1993, Kusadasi TurkeyMagical Steps Tours deserved the Certificates of Excellence in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Please visit our TripAdvisor page for our reviews written by our visitors who booked their Ephesus excursions with us. Click here for our reviews on TripadvisorWith our wide range of tours, professional services, selected tour guides and best prices, let us make it a Magical experience!

We look forward to meeting you.

Ephesus Tours Information

Did you know those about Ephesus?

St. John lived and died in Ephesus and his tomb is in St. John’s Basilica, on Ayasoluk Hill in Selcuk about 4 km from Ephesus, which you can visit on our tours.


All of the Seven Churches that were established by St. John are in Turkey and one of them is at Ephesus.


Virgin Mary died near Ephesus on a mountain, and her house there still exists.


St. Paul was born in Turkey, in the city called Tarsus. He stayed for two years in Ephesus where he preached in the theatre.


Ephesus was the capital of Roman Asia Minor, having a population 2,000 years ago of more than 200,000.

How to meet your tour guide at Kusadasi Port?

Your guide will be waiting for you on the right-hand side of the customs building, when you get outside the customs exit gate. Your guide will be there at the pick-up time that is written on your booking document, holding a sign with your name on it and with a big smile on his/her face. At the end of the tour your guide will drop you back at the port. We guarantee that you will not be late for your cruise. Ephesus is only about 30 minutes’ drive from Kusadasi and about one hour from Izmir port.

You can choose to pay on arrival

You can, if you prefer, pay in cash on arrival after you meet our guide and get on the vehicle that is waiting for you at Kusadasi port, so you can ensure that everything is in order and see the standard of our service before making your payment of Ephesus tour.

Why Private Ephesus tours?

You will have a private local guide and a driver with a private vehicle throughout your Ephesus tour and the whole day. In group tours you have to be fast and go along with the group. Or you have to wait for the other visitors in the group. On the other had in a private Ephesus tour the tour guide arranges the tour itinerary according to your needs, expectations and adjusts the tour’s pace as you wish. If you want to skip some places, your guide will do that, of if you want to spend more some in some particular places, no problem, our tour guide will do that for you too. You can take pictures in the places that you want; you don’t have to run after the tour guide to ask him/her a question. Your tour guide will be with you throughout your Ephesus tour and walk with you every step of the way. During lunch, you will have the chance to chat with your tour guide and ask more questions about Ephesus history, Turkish culture or anything about Turkey. There are many places where you can shop, if you wish - our tour guide and driver will advise you and take you there.

Remarkably, you will get this private service at a lower price than that of most group tours.

What is a Flexible tour itinerary?

You may if you wish request a change in the itinerary during your Ephesus tour by getting in touch with us via your Ephesus tour guide. If it is possible, depending on the time, length and tour itinerary, the itinerary will be changed accordingly. We will advise you, if any extra payments are incurred. You can also ask for a different itinerary at the time of tour booking, or, with our help you can create your own custom tour. 

Why Magical Steps Ephesus Tours?

Magical Steps management, reservation and operation team is composed of professional travelers and guides. Our guides are professional, local tour guides and experts on private tours. We are not only a local agent providing private Ephesus tours; we also organize tours, round trips, conference management, religious and cultural tours all over Turkey. On our website you can see pictures and short profiles of the people   you may have contact with in the company and see the pictures and CV’s of the tour guides who will be guiding you. We choose our tour guides very carefully to provide the best service and satisfaction for you. You will be transported in new Mercedes or Volkswagen mini-buses. During the Ephesus tour in case of an emergency or need you will be able to contact the management team via our guide and you will be able to talk to them on the phone. Or you can call the reservations department on the direct numbers that are written on your booking document.


Let us turn your short time in Ephesus into a Magical experience…

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  • Pay on arrival ( tour day ) option
  • Pick up and drop back to port
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  • Lunch
  • Private Ephesus Tour Guide
  • Private A/C car or minibus
  • Transfers from Kusadasi to Ephesus (İzmir Port to Ephesus 10 USD pp)
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