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Half Day Private Shore Excursion: House of Mary, Temple & Ancient Ephesus from Kusadasi Port

Duration

4 hours (Approx)

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

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Guide Language

English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Overview

This is your chance to explore an ancient, a speacial one that is one of two illuminated cities of the ancient period.. Ephesus, the home of magnificent Library of Celsus, the famous grand amphitheatre, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the world’s seven wonders, among many others. We are offering the greatest shore excursion to occupy your limited waiting time on Kusadasi Port before your cruise ship departs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy a small group tour as if you are wandering around with your close friends
  • Explore the most popular places of Ephesus like House of virgin Mary, Odeon, the Domitian Temple and the Temple of Artemis
  • Hear in-depth stories about the landmarks and their history
  • Enjoy the private service designed only for you and your loved ones

Itinerary

We will meet you at the port of embarkation for your cruise. During your little waiting time, we will transport you to the most popular Ephesus sights.

The trip will begin with a 25-minute drive to Ephesus. The House of Virgin Mary, located 5 kilometers from Ephesus in the Aladag Mountains, will be the starting point for our visit. In 37 A.D., Virgin Mary and St. John landed in Ephesus, where she lived until her death in 48 A.D. After its discovery in 1892, it was designated as a pilgrimage site. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited and prayed here. We will be here for around 40 minutes, and you will have the opportunity to write a message on the famous wishing wall.

The tour will next continue to Ephesus, one of Turkey's most important historical sites, where we will start our tour from the upper gate. (Please note that Ephesus is a long walk, and because there are steps and rocky ground, it is recommended that you wear comfortable footwear.)

The Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus (built by Gaius Julius Aquila in the early second century A.D. as a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, proconsul of Province of Asia), the Temple of Hadrian, and the Grand Theatre are just a few of Ephesus' most impressive structures. The Grand Amphitheatre was created in the 3rd century B.C. and then expanded in the 1st century A.D. by the Romans to hold 24.000 spectators.

There will be many possibilities to take great photographs of your experience, and if you're looking for souvenirs, there will be cafes, restrooms, and plenty of gift stands.

Our next stop will be the Temple of Artemis, which was once one of the ancient world's seven wonders, where we will view what remains before returning to Kusadasi's town center and port.
Prepare for the activity
What to bring
Passport

Know before you go
This tour requires a lot of walking and is not recommended for people who have trouble walking. It is critical that you wear footwear that is both comfortable and appropriate. In the summer, it can get rather hot, so you may want to consider bringing plenty of sunscreen, a hat, and water.

Some Instruction for Joining the Tour
Once you disembark from your cruise ship, you should enter the terminal building and walk straight. You will meet your guide there and he will take you to your air-conditioned transportion.
Pickup included
From Port of Kusadasi

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation between the port and the sightseeings mentioned in the itinerary with a private, air-conditioned car.
  • Entrance fees in the museums or palaces in the itinerary (if applicable)
  • Guiding service
  • Lunch (optional)

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