The archaeological site of Ephesus is home to the incredible remains of one of the most fascinating cities from Antiquity. Explore the Library of Celsus and more on this day trip from Kusadasi!
Ephesus Day Trip
Having been picked up from your hotel in Kusadasi, you'll set off for your adventure into Antiquity, heading inland towards to the Turkish province of Izmir.
The first stop on your tour will be at the historic Catholic Shrine known as the House of the Virgin Mary. According to tradition, it was here that Saint John brought Mary, the mother of Jesus, after his crucifixion. During your visit, you'll learn all about the history that makes this place so venerated.
Heading north, you'll embark on a guided tour of the Ephesus archaeological site, home to the well-preserved ruins of one of the most splendid cities from Antiquity. As you explore the ancient city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll be left speechless by its spectacular monuments. The Library of Celsus is a particular highlight: one of the most impressive buildings in the Roman Empire, it was built to serve as the mausoleum for Tiberius Julius Celsus as well as to store more than 10,000 scrolls.
Your guide will then take you to the majestic Temple of Hadrian and the Roman Theatre of Ephesus, which is in an exceptional state of conservation.
At the end of your visit to Ephesus, you'll head to the nearby town of Selçuk, where you'll enjoy a well-deserved break for lunch of delicious local specialities. Then, after eating, you'll visit the remains of the Temple of Artemis, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the Isa Bey Mosque, which dates back to the 14th century.
From Isa Bey, you'll set off back to Kusadasi, where your tour will come to an end.
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|English guided tour||
English guided tour
Per personUS$ 61.80
7 hours 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by air conditioned vehicle.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Turkey's history.
Entrance to all monuments visited.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Kusadasi local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).