BEST SELLER EPHESUS TOUR: Skip-the-Line Guaranteed for Cruisers

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  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Day Trip
  • 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 / . Discover the TERRACE HOUSES and EPHESUS ANCIENT CITY, the largest open-air museum of Turkey that is listed in UNESCO World Heritage, with our LOCAL & LICENSED TOUR GUIDES. In addition, explore the HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY that is one of the most important pilgrims. Planning a visit & logistics to that important destinations takes serious time in your limited Cruise Journey. During this hassle-free day trip, you can settle back and relax while our team handles the LOGISTICS, SKIP-THE-LINE ENTRANCE TICKETS, LUNCH, and all others. So, the only thing you need to do is ENJOYING YOUR DAY!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: BEST TURKEY TOUR

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: Ancient City of Ephesus

Ephesus Ruins is the largest open-air museum of Turkey which is dated to the Greek and Roman periods. Inside the Ruins of Ephesus, we explore Senate Building, Ancient Hospital, Domitian Temple, Nike Statue, Hercules Gate, Trajan Fountain, Hadrian Temple, Celsus Library, Grand Theatre of Ephesus and many more...

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Ephesus Terrace Houses

Terrace Houses were the houses of rich & upper class people in Ephesus City have been lived, famed with gorgeous mosaics, frescoes and wall paintings. One of the best preserved site in the Ephesus in which archeological works still continue.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The House of Virgin Mary is one of the pilgrimage centres of Christians where the Mary came to Ephesus with John the Apostle and lived her last 10 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. Whether or not she died in Ephesus was not known until Anne Catherine Emmerich’s vision. A disabled German nun who had never been to Ephesus, had a vision of the House of the Virgin Mary and described it in detail to the German writer Clemens Brentano who later published a book about it. Catherine Emmerich died in 1884. In 1891 Paul, Superior of the Lazarists from Izmir read about her visions and found a little building which corresponded with Emmerich’s descriptions. Then, the archeological works started which allows us to visit Mary's House and see the result today!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis

Artemis was the Greek goddess, the virginal huntress and twin of Apollo, who replaced the Titan Selene as Goddess of the Moon. The ancient temple was built around 650 BC to the cult of Artemis, was constructed on a site already sacred to the Anatolian Mother Goddess, Cybele. The temple was financed by the wealthy king of Lydia and the marshy ground was selected for the building site as a precaution against future earthquakes. During the time, it has been destroyed and collapsed many times due to the natural disasters.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: The Basilica of Saint John

You can see Saint John Basilica from a distance when we are in the Temple of Artemis. It is believed that the Evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the in & 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!
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