Private Ephesus: Design Your Own Tour


9 Hour

Max People




Tour Type

Priveta Tour


Ephesus, an ancient city in Turkey, is a treasure trove of history, culture, and architectural marvels. To truly immerse yourself in this remarkable destination, consider a private tour where you have the freedom to design your own Ephesus experience. Here’s how you can create the perfect customized tour:

1. Personalized Itinerary: The beauty of a private Ephesus tour is that you can craft a personalized itinerary that matches your interests. Whether you’re a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or simply seeking a leisurely stroll through ancient ruins, your tour can be tailored to your preferences.

2. Expert Guide: Your private tour will come with a knowledgeable guide who can provide insights and historical context as you explore Ephesus. They can adjust their commentary to match your interests and answer any questions you may have.

3. Iconic Ephesus Highlights: While designing your tour, be sure to include the must-see highlights of Ephesus:

  • The Library of Celsus: One of the most iconic and well-preserved structures in Ephesus.
  • The Great Theatre: An ancient amphitheater with a capacity of 25,000 people.
  • The Temple of Artemis: One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (now in ruins).
  • The Terrace Houses: Lavish Roman-era homes with beautiful frescoes.
  • The Temple of Hadrian: A beautifully adorned temple dedicated to the emperor Hadrian.
  • The Ephesus Archaeological Museum: Home to countless artifacts excavated from the region.

4. Skip the Crowds: One of the major advantages of a private tour is that you can avoid the crowds and explore the sites at your own pace. You won’t be rushed and can take the time to savor each location.

5. Tailored Duration: Decide how long you want to spend at each site. If you want to delve deep into the history of a particular spot, you have the freedom to do so. If you prefer a quicker overview, that’s an option too.

6. Local Cuisine: Ephesus has some fantastic local cuisine to offer. Include a stop at a traditional Turkish restaurant to savor dishes like kebabs, mezes, and baklava. Your guide can recommend the best places to eat.

7. Shopping and Souvenirs: If you enjoy shopping, your private tour can include visits to local markets and shops, allowing you to pick up souvenirs, textiles, or handicrafts.

8. Flexible Schedule: You can choose your starting time and have the flexibility to modify the schedule as the day unfolds. If you discover something that piques your interest, you can make impromptu adjustments to your tour.

9. Transportation: Arrange for comfortable transportation to and from your hotel or a preferred meeting point. Whether you prefer a luxury vehicle or a more cost-effective option, you have the choice.

10. Privacy and Comfort: A private tour offers an intimate and comfortable experience for you, your family, or your group. You won’t have to share your guide’s attention with other tourists, ensuring a more personal and engaging exploration of Ephesus.

Designing your own Ephesus tour allows you to create a unique and memorable experience that aligns perfectly with your interests and pace. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a culture lover, or simply seeking a relaxing day out, a private Ephesus tour is the ideal way to uncover the wonders of this ancient city while enjoying the flexibility and comfort you desire.

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  • Tour Guide
  • Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private driver (your guide and driver are two separate individuals)
  • Entrance fees (your guide will help you to buy tickets and to skip the line)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunch
  • Parking Fees
  • Gratuities

Tour Itinerary

Pick-Up Time

We pick you up from your hotel or location in Izmir.


You can choose your locations to stopover. Whole tour will be set by you.


You will be dropped off to Izmir after the tour.

Please Note
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • We will pick up all our guests from their own location
What do I need to bring?
  • Do not forget your Hat, Sun care products and Sunglasses.
  • Comfortablee walking shoes.
Cancellation policy
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event
  • star ratingEphesus Tour  - I was picked up promptly in Izmir and driven to and from Ephesus by an experienced driver. Erman was an excellent guide with a wealth of knowledge of all things to do with Ephesus and other nearby archealogical sites.

    avatar thumb Callum M
    November 18, 2023

    star ratingVery good tour of ephesus with our guide Esra. Would reccomend the tour. Very interesting and included virgin mary, lunch ( not great) and a trip to a pottery factory.

    avatar thumb Paul A
    November 26, 2023
  • star ratingAwesome time - Thank you Selim for the awesome tour last Sunday 19Nov. Selim was knowledgeable and had lots of stories to tell. He was patient and was thorough in his explanation. I would truly recommend Selim!

    avatar thumb cloudsahoy
    November 21, 2023

    star ratingBook with confidence, wonderful trip! - Fantastic trip to Ephesus! Tour guide- Esra, was on time, kind and well spoke about the places we visited. Van was new, clean, and the driver took very good care of us. Took us for a lunch stop, which was very good food. Trip is worth the money. Book with confidence!

    avatar thumb ocptmicpt
    November 25, 2023
  • star ratingWe really enjoyed our trip to Pergamon Asklepion and Acropolis It eas a great experience Erman our tour guide was fantas - We really enjoyed our visit to Pergamon Asklepion and Acropolis
    Beautiful views, rich in history.
    The lunch was fantastic true Turkish cousine.
    Erman our guide was the kindest and very knowledgeable.
    He took his time to explain the history behind all the places and sites we visited.

    avatar thumb Celso T
    November 16, 2023

    star ratingExcellent tour experience - Turkish people are very friendly. I love how they communicate with us.
    My friends and I had an excellent tour experience. We did a lot of shopping and walked around the stone houses. We recommend this tour to everyone!

    avatar thumb morgane j
    November 21, 2023
  • star ratingA must to visit if you come to Ephesus thank you! Great blessing  - Thank you for this fantastic tour!
    It was definitely worth visiting the Virgin Mary’s House and Basilica of St John
    A great blessing to have visited.

    avatar thumb Celso T
    November 17, 2023

    star ratingViews and warm water was amazing but don’t expect blue water as we see in pictures.our guide tour selim was very knowledgeable and helpful

    avatar thumb 622salmaw
    November 21, 2023
  • star ratingAmazing ! - It was an excellent tour! We had a lot of fun and a lot of swimming. There was no problem in the pick-up and drop-off part.

    avatar thumb FarAway29869417508
    November 21, 2023

    star ratingJourney through time to Asia Minor’s ancient empire… - Well managed, punctual and comfortable tour. Our lovely guide, Esra, was knowledgeable, amicable and engaging. Ephesus itself naturally needs no endorsement because it’s, well, Ephesus. Land of gods, warriors, scholars, priests and royalty

    avatar thumb DominionSon
    November 25, 2023
  • star ratingHistorical tour - Our tourist guide was not quite engaging during the whole tour and quite difficult to understand her narrative. But she was pleasing and personable.

    avatar thumb dralfredo
    November 16, 2023

    star ratingGreat day out - Our tour guide Esra is very knowledgeable and incredibly friendly. We had a smaller tour group which always great because it gave us the flexibility to ask questions and move around more freely. We were in no way rushed and were given ample time to view all the sites. All in all, an incredible day out and I really would recommend.

    avatar thumb wayde v
    November 20, 2023


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