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IZMIR: Ephesus Guided Private Shore Excursion

This all inclusive guided excursion provides the opportunity to visit Ephesus main sites, choosing from different itineraries. Includes: transportation from port and back, private guided service and all entrance tickets.

 

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# People
Full Fare - pay a booking deposit - view full price details >>
Up to 8 Hours Itineraries (includes guided tour, transportation, parking fees)
8HK1: House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus Ancient City and the Basilica of St. John + €26.00 tickets 
8HK2: House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus Ancient City and the Temple of Artemis (Diana) + €22.00 tickets 
Passengers Price per Person Booking Deposit Balance due to driver 
2 to 3 €70 €10 €60.00 + Tickets as per itinerary above
4 to 5 €60 €10 €50.00 + Tickets as per itinerary above
6 to 10 €55  €10 €45.00 + Tickets as per itinerary above
More than 11 €45 €10 €35.00 + Tickets as per itinerary above
 
Up to 5 Hours Itineraries (includes guided tour, transportation, parking fees)
5HK1: Ephesus Ancient City and Terrace Houses + €21.00 tickets 
5HK2: Ephesus Ancient City and House of Virgin Mary + €21.00 tickets 
5HK3: Ephesus Ancient City and Temple of Artemis (Diana) + €14.00 tickets 
Passengers Price per Person Booking Deposit Balance due to driver 
2 to 3 €60 €10 €50.00 + Tickets as per itinerary above
4 to 5 €50 €10 €40.00 + Tickets as per itinerary above
6 to 10 €45 €10 €35.00 + Tickets as per itinerary above
More than 11 €40 €10 €30.00 + Tickets as per itinerary above
Child Rate Note: Children (6 to 11 years old) get 50% discount on the balance due to the driver. Infants (0-6 years) travel for free. Entrance Tickets are free for children up to 11 yo.
Language Rate Note: For tours conducted in any lungage other than English, if your group has less than 7 people, there will be a  €20.00 group fee added to the balance due at travel time.
Cash needs note: often drivers or guides do not have a POS for credit card charges. You can use your credit card(s) at easily found ATM machines to withdraw cash. Your driver or guide can show you where to find one. 
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Reduced - 6 to 11 yo - pay a booking deposit - view full price details >>
€10,00
Free - 0 to 5 yo view full price details >>
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Private Shore Excursions Inclusions, Exclusions and Rules

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    All private excursions are provided by a licensed professional driver in an air-conditioned vehicle. Types of vehicles include:
    • car (up to 3 people). Can access all restricted areas.
    • van (up to 8 people). Can access all restricted areas. Industry standard Mercedes Vito or similar (see pictures). Vans have 2 seats in the front row next to the driver, 3 in the middle row, and 3 in the back row. The 2 seats on the front might be a little uncomfortable for tall people. If you have additional space requirements you may want to book a van for no more than 6 or 7 people.
    • minibus (up to 19 people) or  bus (up to 50+ people). May have restricted access to sites.
  • Private Excursion can be customized to meet the traveler's specific needs and interests according to feasibility constraints (time and distance).
  • Semi-Private (shared) excursions follow a fixed itinerary.
  • Travelers are met at their indicated meeting point and returned there at the end of the excursion. Driver will hold a sign with the name of the person making the booking.
 
GROUP TRAVEL: We can handle groups of any size. For larger groups or custom itineraries please send your request here.
 

Inclusions

- Professional licensed driver. 
- Prices include all taxes and fees, no hidden costs.

Exclusions

- Entrance tickets to Museums or Archeological sites are not included.
- Official Licensed Guide service. We can provide the service of an official Licensed guide upon request (additional cost).
- Lunch, drinks and gratuities.

Professional Driver Role

A driver is not an official guide. Local regulations require that only official licensed guides are allowed to provide information about sites and escort people through monuments, churches and museums. The widespread use of the term “driver-guide” is misleading. See this article describing the problem in the New York Times.

Changes and Cancellations

In order to receive a refund (or adjustment of price in case of changes), we need to receive your changes or cancelation  7 calendar days before the scheduled departure. For changes or cancelation received within 7 calendar days of the tour date you will be charged a 100% cancelation fee (no refund, nor downward price adjustments).

Group Guidelines and Conditions:

The group leader (person making the booking) shall be deemed to have accepted the following conditions on behalf of the persons traveling with him/her. He/She is also responsible for passing any relevant information received from SmartCruiseTours travel assistants as well as all issued travel vouchers to each group participants.
  • Whenever a participant departs from the group during the tour, establish a meeting point location and time.
  • If a participant gets temporarily lost, they must remain still and contact SmartCruiseTours emergency number (shown below). Making a phone call in Italy is easy as any Italian will provide assistance with that if asked.
  • Balance due at travel time is per group and not per person. All participants must respect their commitment to the group and need to provide their share if they cannot participate at the last minute or must be responsible for finding people to replace their slots (not applicable for tours that are prepaid).
  • If less people than the number indicated at booking time arrive at travel time, the group must provide advance payment to the driver (not applicable for tours that are prepaid).

SmartCruiseTours Emergency Number: your travel vouchers include our Emergency Number and other important local contact. SmartCruiseTours.com  (owned and operated by ABLE worldwide Inc) will not be held responsible for any problem that may arise if you do not follow the instructions on your Vouchers, or if you do not call the appointed Emergency Number in case of difficulties at travel time. Calling us is very simple as you can ask your driver to call us directly so that we can help right away.

 

for larger groups or custom itineraries please send your request here.

Product Details

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INCLUSIONS: 

  • Travel in modern, comfortable vehicle, ideal to reach historical sites and reduce walking. 
  • Official Licensed English Speaking Guide will accompany you during the whole duration of the tour.
 
EXCLUSIONS: 
  • Lunch, drinks, and gratuities.
  • Entrance tickets to Museums or Archeological sites are not included 
 
DURATION: it depends on the itinerary you choose (see price details)
 
TIME: You decide your desired pick up time
 

ACTIVITY LEVEL: altMODERATE (see legend) Ephesus has 1 mile ( 1.5 k.m.) walking distance and Terrace Houses has steps. Not recommended for people with physical disabilities.

Activity Level Legend

 LIGHT: May require walking over relatively level terrain. Can involve few steps, some uneven surfaces, and moderate periods of standing.

 MODERATE: May require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces. Can involve several steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and longer periods of standing.

 DIFFICULT: May require extensive walking over uneven surfaces. Can involve flights of stairs, steep terrain and extended periods of standing. NOT suggested for people with walking disabilities.

Itineraries from Izmir

These are suggested itineraries. You can modify any of these to your interests.
 
Up to 8 Hours Itineraries (includes guided tour, transportation, parking fees)
8HK1: House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus Ancient City and the Basilica of St. John + €26.00 tickets 
8HK2: House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus Ancient City and the Temple of Artemis (Diana) + €22.00 tickets 
Passengers Price per Person Booking Deposit Balance due to driver 
2 to 3 €70 €10 €60.00 + Tickets as per itinerary above
4 to 5 €60 €10 €50.00 + Tickets as per itinerary above
6 to 10 €55  €10 €45.00 + Tickets as per itinerary above
More than 11 €45 €10 €35.00 + Tickets as per itinerary above
 
Up to 5 Hours Itineraries (includes guided tour, transportation, parking fees)
5HK1: Ephesus Ancient City and Terrace Houses + €21.00 tickets 
5HK2: Ephesus Ancient City and House of Virgin Mary + €21.00 tickets 
5HK3: Ephesus Ancient City and Temple of Artemis (Diana) + €14.00 tickets 
Passengers Price per Person Booking Deposit Balance due to driver 
2 to 3 €60 €10 €50.00 + Tickets as per itinerary above
4 to 5 €50 €10 €40.00 + Tickets as per itinerary above
6 to 10 €45 €10 €35.00 + Tickets as per itinerary above
More than 11 €40 €10 €30.00 + Tickets as per itinerary above
Child Rate Note: Children (6 to 11 years old) get 50% discount on the balance due to the driver. Infants (0-6 years) travel for free. Entrance Tickets are free for children up to 11 yo.
Language Rate Note: For tours conducted in any lungage other than English, if your group has less than 7 people, there will be a  €20.00 group fee added to the balance due at travel time.
Cash needs note: often drivers or guides do not have a POS for credit card charges. You can use your credit card(s) at easily found ATM machines to withdraw cash. Your driver or guide can show you where to find one. 
 

Sites Description

The Official Licensed English Speaking Guide will accompany you during the whole duration of the tour

House of the Virgin Mary:  located on the top of the beautiful Solmissos Mountains where it is believed Mary spent her last living days. 

Ancient City of Ephesus: a downhill walk with your guide will take you into the ruins of the Roman capital.
  • The Bouleuterion
  • Temple of Domitian
  • Hercules Gate
  • Temple of Hadrian
  • The Celsus Library
  • The Great Theater. 
 
The Temple of Artemis (Diana): one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
 
Basilica of St. John: located in St. John's town where you'll see the remaining graceful columns along with a wonderful view of the old town of Selcuk. 
 
Ephesus carpet & rug art: you will be introduced to the local cultural aspects of Ephesus by showing handmade carpet & rug Art done through traditional weaving in the Cooperative village and you'll enjoy many of Ephesus Ceramics as well. 
 
Opportunity to stop at a leather store for local products (optional)
 
NOTE: if interested, you can add to the above itineraries a guided visit to the Terrace Houses (Slope Houses) where the richest Romans lived from 1st to 7th AD. The cost of  €15.00 extra per person includes entrance fees and guiding service. Houses are considered today as the biggest puzzle of the world and located on the Curetes Street among the ruins of Ephesus.
 
Itinerary details are indicative and may need to be changed by the driver in case of heavy traffic or any other unforeseen situation
 

Risk-Free booking policy

We will refund your booking deposits (minus €1.50 per product handling fee) in case you cancel at least 7 days prior to departure. Also, you get a full refund if you miss your excursions due to problems outside of your control, like a ship change of route.