2 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket

• GUARANTEED ON TIME RETURN TO THE BOAT / • SKIP-THE-LINE ENTRANCE TICKETS (OPTIONAL) / • FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS / • PRIVATE TOUR ONLY FOR YOUR PARTY, MORE PERSONALIZED SERVICE / • LEAD BY LOCAL TOUR GUIDES FOR BETTER INSIGHT / • REASONABLE THAN SHORE EXCURSIONS / • FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE ACCORDING TO YOUR PREFERENCES / . Ephesus is the largest open-air museum of Turkey and one of the largest of the world, planning a visit to the famous ruins takes serious time. Cruise passengers have a limited time in Kusadasi and in your limited time, you can settle back & relax while our team handles all arrangements for you. Explore the EPHESUS ANCIENT CITY, THE HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY, TERRACE HOUSES OF EPHESUS, LOCAL HANDICRAFTS, and many more on this private tour that is created for cruise passengers. Upon your request, you will have a chance for a local lunch.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Kusadasi Shore Excursions

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Kusadasi

We meet you at the Cruise Port! Our team will be waiting next to Information Desk at the Exit Gate of Cruise Port by holding a sign which is your name written on it. After booking this tour, please contact our team to agree on your meeting time. There are several Cruise Ships with different timings. So, you might decide about the best meeting time which is fitting your schedule.

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

House of the Virgin Mary where mother of Jesus Christ spent her final years. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967, and 'unofficially' confirmed its authenticity. Pope John Paul II also visited the shrine in 1979. Pope Benedict XVI visited this shrine in 2006. While their visiting, they gave some gifts for this shrine that you can see during your visit.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus

UNESCO listed place the Ancient City of Ephesus that is one of the best well-kept Greco- Roman ancient cities in the world, famous with Odeon where the music concerts were organized, Domitian Temple that is one of the first temples dedicated for a human, Celcus Library which was the third biggest library in the ancient time, Amphitheatre where is one of the biggest amphitheatres in the world with 24.000 people capacity and St. Paul preached to Ephesians, Marble Street, Roman Baths, Fountains, Temples, Agora, Love House, Public Toilets, Terrace Houses famed with gorgeous mosaics and wall paintings...

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Ephesus Terrace Houses

The Terrace Houses complex in Ephesus consists of luxurious residential villas, located on the northern slope of Bülbüldağı Hill, next to Curetes Street and opposite the Temple of Hadrian. So far, two housing complexes - Eastern and Western - have been excavated. They were built according to the Hippodamian plan where the roads transect each other at right angles. The excavation work of the Terrace Houses started in 1960. The restoration of the houses is an ongoing process and every year there is something new to admire there.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis

One of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: The Basilica of Saint John

You can see Saint John Basilica from a distance when we visit to Artemis temple. It is believed that the Evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. The tomb of St John was under the central dome of the basilica.

Pass By: Kusadasi

We will drive through the Kusadasi Town and will have a panoramic view while listening the key informations from our Local Tour Guide.

Pass By: Kusadasi Shopping Center

You are able to see local handicrafts and experience local shopping if preferred. You will be also able to collect informations from your Local Tour Guide about: best traditional handicrafts, best places to go, things to be carrefull, and best tips for hassle free experience...

Pass By: Kusadasi Castle

Also called Pigeon Island! One of the earliest settlements of modern Kusadasi. We will pass by and have an opportunity of seeing it in a distance. It is located very close to the Port, you might be able to have time after your tour if you are interested.

Pass By: Kusadasi

At the end of our tour, we will return to the Cruise Port. PLEASE NOTE THAT: There are several Ships with different arrival and departure times. We carefully check all the timings, confirm with the passengers, and coordinate the return time. OUR TOURS ARE WITH GUARANTEED ON-TIME RETURN TO THE BOAT!
This site uses cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to browse you agree to the use of cookies. Learn more in our Privacy Policy.