Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Ephesus Sightseeing Tour

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  • Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3795PRTADBKUS02
Explore Ephesus, the best-preserved ancient city in Turkey, on this shore excursion from Kusadasi. A commercial, religious and social center during ancient Greek and Roman times, Ephesus is full of spectacular ruins. While your ship waits in the Kusadasi port, you can discover ancient sights like the Fountains of Trajan, the Temple of Hadrian, the Library of Celsius and the Great Theater.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
Ephesus is the highlight of any visit in Turkey, and you can see its top sights on this shore excursion from Kusadasi. With so many mythological stories and spectacular ruins, Ephesus will make you feel like you've gone back to the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans.

See the famous Fountains of Trajan, built to honor the emperor of the same name, and the Polio Fountain, located opposite the Domitian Temple. Visit the Temple of Hadrian, the Private House (a brothel which was part of the scholastic baths), the Library of Celsius and the bouleuterion (a small theater used for the meetings of the Senate). Admire the Great Theater, which was completed by the Romans in 117 AD and has a capacity for 24,000 spectators.

After enjoying a lunch of Turkish cuisine (included), you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent the last days of her life. Next, see the graceful columns and mosaics that remain of the Basilica of St John, built by the Emperor Justinian over the tomb of St John the Apostle, before returning to your ship at the Kusadasi port, where you tour concludes.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Kusadasi port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Kusadasi Port
Departure Time:
9am
Please note: You must contact your local service provider 24 hours prior to the tour to reconfirm your departure point and time
Duration:
8 hours (approx.)
Return Details:

Tour returns to original point of departure at approximately 5pm


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Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Ephesus Sightseeing Tour

Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Ephesus Sightseeing Tour

Inclusions:
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: You must contact your local service provider 24 hours prior to the tour to reconfirm your departure point and time
  • At time of booking, Cruise Ship passengers must provide the following details under Special Requirements: Ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
  • Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Veronica D, June 2015

Our guide was very knowledgeable and patient with our large group. Lunch was a delicious sampling of Turkish food. Seeing the women weave the rugs was fascinating but the sales people were a little aggressive. Overall I would recommend this tour.

Reviewed by: Elois A, June 2015

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us on time. I would definitely recommend this tour with this tour guide.

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Tour code: 3795PRTADBKUS02