As this is a private tour, you can start at a time of your choosing: your private guide will meet you at your hotel or cruise ship and escort you to your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.
Cruise passengers can enjoy a short walking tour of Kusadasi town before hopping on board the vehicle for the 25-minute drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ephesus.
You'll enter the ancient city, which flourished during Roman times, via the Magnesia Gate, and get straight to the heart of the business district. Your guide will show you the small theater called the Odeon, and the Great Theater, home to around 25,000 seats, where St. Paul is rumored to have preached. You'll explore the Fountain of Trajan, the Temple of Hadrian, and the impressive remains of the Library of Celsus, adorned with columns and statues. Kids will love the vast steam baths of Scholastica, complete with hypocausts for heating and domed ceilings.
Stroll back to your private vehicle along the Arcadian Way, following in the footsteps of one of antiquity's most celebrated couples, Mark Anthony and Cleopatra.
Lunch is at your own expense, but your guide will be happy to recommend some great local options or, of course, you can choose from the wealth of snacks on offer at your next stop, Adaland Aquapark, just 15 minutes away.
Probably Turkey's largest water park, there really is something for all the family at Adaland, from thrilling high slides through to lazy rivers and dedicated kiddies' play areas. Soak up the rays, splash in the pools, or brave some of the exhilarating rides, before heading back to your ship or hotel at a time of your choosing.