Kusadasi Shore Excursion: Private Tour To Ephesus Including House Of Virgin Mary And Temple Of Artemis

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Tour start time will be adjusted to your ship's arrival. You must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You must contact the local service provider at least 48hrs before tour to be informed on the exact pickup time (meeting point will be provided on your confirmation vouche.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Same as departure point.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The ancient city of Ephesus is a must-visit destination while you're in port in Kusadasi. On this private shore excursion, you will visit the ruins of the former Roman capital and learn about the history of its monuments and buildings from your private guide. You will also see the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the place where the Virgin Mary spent her final days.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

When you disembark your cruise ship at the Kusadasi port, meet your private guide and make your way to the ancient city of Ephesus. On arrival, you will find yourself in front of the Magnesia Gate, built to the side of the road that connected Ephesus with Magnesia. Enter Ephesus through this gate, which pedestrians and horses and chariots used to make their way into the city.

Inside the city, tour the sites with your guide. Youll see the Celsus Library, one of the most beautiful structures in Ephesus. It had capacity to hold more than 12,000 scrolls. The library is also a monumental tomb for Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the governor of the province of Asia, whose grave is located beneath the ground floor.

Your guide will lead you to the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater and tell you historical facts and entertaining stories about these ancient sites. See the Temple of Hadrian, which holds three panels depicting the mythological foundation of Ephesus.

Youll also see one of the most popular sites in Ephesus, the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. First built during the Archaic period, the temple is one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World.

Lastly, visit the House of the Virgin Mary. Recognized by the Vatican as the place where the Virgin Mary spent her last days, this small house is a typical Roman construction, completely made of stone. The original two-story house consisted of several rooms, but today only the central part of the house and a room on the right of the altar are open to visitors, giving it the look of a church rather than a house.

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.

Inclusions

Transport by private vehicle

Professional guide

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

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

Not recommended for children aged 4 and under

Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult

Please enter your preferred pickup time in the Special Requirements box at the time of booking, and reconfirm 48 hours prior to the tours departure time

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Nov-2015

    Our guide was great and explained things very clearly to our children aged 11 and 9.

  • 06-Sep-2015

    Our tour was perfect! From the moment we stepped off the boat, our guide Tay and driver were so attentive and knowledgeable. We learned so much, went at a pace that was perfect for the four of us and could not have asked for a better experience.

  • 01-Sep-2015

    Outstanding Amry was very knowledgeable and friendly. He went extra miles to ensure that we are satisfied with the tour. He deserved to be recognized as a history professor.

  • 10-Jun-2015

    Although I was unable to go on this tour due to getting sick, my husband enjoyed it. We had private tour guide and he was knowledgeable, friendly and funny. I was able to join them in the afternoon and we visited a carpet shop out in the country side about 10 miles from town. We bought one of the rugs to remember our six weeks vacation!!! I cannot wait to get it as it will look beautiful along with the three others that we already have. Being on a private tour is the only way to go!!!

  • 01-Jun-2015

    We were a family of 5 including a 3, 5 and 73 year old and this was a great tour. Our tour guide Emry was great! He was extremely knowledgeable of the tour spots as well Turkey in general. He allowed us to go at our own speed slow... and answered all questions and kept the tour fun. After we had seen the major attractions he offered to take us to the leather and carpet shops. We passed on the leather, but he assured us that the carpet shop would be fun for the kids and they would not pressure us to purchase - he was right, it was a nice stop and we all enjoyed it. This was a great tour and we would highly recommend it -- if we hadn't had Emry to take us through and explain everything, we would have just wondered around aimlessly and not enjoyed the all the history that is there to see!

  • 18-Nov-2014

    Alex was awesome and we had a great time!

  • 05-Nov-2014

    The tour company, and our guide, Alex get our highest marks. Probably the highlight of our entire cruise. So professional, yet very personal guide, who was very knowledgeable about Ephesus.

  • 21-Oct-2014

    Very educational! Great tour!

  • 10-Oct-2014

    Ephesus is not to be missed but you need an excellent guide. Guide quickly walked us through Ephesus; with limited commentary. We had been here previously 7 yrs ago with an excellent guide; we made a point of asking specific questions. If we hadn't he would not have taken the time to point out/explain. He was more interested in taking us to a carpet outlet; he was somewhat insulted when we declined.

  • 09-Oct-2014

    We learned so much from our wonderful guide Eman. He made the experience one that we will never forget. His knowledge and insights were remarkable. If you schedule this trip ask for him. You will not be disappointed

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