Ifound out about this group through the Lonely Planet guide and was attracted to it because Lonely Planet rated them highly *and* there would be no high pressure sales stops at carpet shops.
I also recommend them highly! We had a very informative guide, with a lovely small tour group. Two of us met in Kusadasi and then the warm and helpful company owners, Christine and Mehmet, drove us to Selcuk, where we met the rest of the group and proceeded to Ephesus.
Ephesus is *definitely* worth seeing. The ruins are surprisingly well preserved; a lot of majestic architecture! You can really see how the Greek artistry in carving marble (on buildings and in sculptures) influenced the Romans. The art and architecture is very impressive. We all saw the Terraced Houses where the well off Romans lived. These are very impressive as well, with wonderful mosaic floors and painted walls. It's possible to see so much detail from the glass walkways, bottom to top. The guide really brought it to life for us with the detail that he provided.
The museum was also terrific and it provides very valuable context for what you see at the Ephesus site.
My parents were quite worried about me being in Turkey by myself, but I felt 100% safe everywhere I went.
I highly recommend this tour company. It was a great way to see Ephesus and understand it in context.
Date of experience: September 2019
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Ephesus Sightseeing Tour - Top Historical & Cultural Tours Activities - Rated Excellent on TripAdvisor & Top Choice on Lonely Planet 2018 - History Only - No Shopping visits - Staying in Selcuk or Kusadasi? We at 'No Frills Ephesus Tours' offer a no nonsense tour experience without substituting on quality or service. Our aim is to provide the visitor to Ephesus a unique cultural based tour experience with a professional English speaking guide and NO SHOPPING STOPS along the way. If it is the Ancient City of Ephesus and the Ephesus Museum, the Temple of Artemis, St John’s Basilica or the House of the Virgin Mary that you have come to see then that is what we aim to show you. Our half day or full day Ephesus Tours are the perfect way for you to absorb the history of Ephesus without the pressure of carpet, leather or jewellery sales spoiling your day. Tours available every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays throughout the winter season (1st Nov - 31st Mar 2019). Cruise passengers please inquire about our Ephesus shore excursions and private tour options.
Ephesus Tour from Izmir (Central) or Izmir Airport (ADB).
Staying in Izmir?
An easy and excellent way to come and join our Ephesus Tour from Izmir.
Catch the train from Basmane Train Station in Izmir to Selcuk Train Station and join our daily tour from there.
DAILY FROM IZMIR (BASMANE) TO AIRPORT and SELCUK (Price 6.50TL p.p) - - - 07:45 to join daily Ephesus Tour from Izmir - - - 09:00 - - - 11:25 - - - 15:30 - - - 16:30 - - - 18:15.
Meeting point is Selcuk Train Station - You will be pick up from the Selcuk Train Station. (Look out for our No Frills Ephesus Tours Sign/Bus)
Ephesus Tour from Selcuk Places to see: Ancient City of Ephesus - Ephesus Terrace Houses - Temple of Artemis - St John’s Basilica - House of Virgin Mary - Ephesus Museum - Sirince Village - Join our daily NO FRILLS EPHESUS TOUR which departs from Selcuk and will take you to the Ancient City of Ephesus. IZMIR (BASMANE TRAIN STATION) TO SELCUK, EPHESUS - TRAIN TIMETABLE “Updated October 15th 2018” DAILY FROM SELCUK TO AIRPORT AND IZMIR (Basmane City Center) 06:49 – 07:35 09:09 11:50 16:05 17:57 19.27 – 20:49 DAILY FROM IZMIR (BASMANE) TO AIRPORT and SELCUK (Price 6.50TL p.p) 07:45 09:00 11:25 15:30 16:30 18:15 DAILY FROM IZMIR AIRPORT TO SELCUK and DENİZLİ (Price 6.50 TL p.p) 08:10 09:23 11:45 15.52 16.50 18.36 – – DAILY FROM SELCUK TO DENİZLİ – via minibus to Pamukkale 09:10 10:25 12:50 15:01 16:53 17:56 19:42 DAILY FROM DENİZLİ TO SELÇUK and İZMİR/Basmane 04.20 05.50 08.25 12:45 14:35 17:35