Duration: 1 day
Tour starting point: Kusadasi / Ephesus Cruise Port
Tour ending point: Same with departure point
Includes: Private tour, officially licensed local tour guide, private transportation
Excludes: Entrance tickets, lunch, drinks, gratitudes ( recommended)
Sights to see: Temple of Artemis, Great Theater, Celsius Library, Temple of Hadrian in Ephesus, Harbor Street of Ancient City, House of the Virgin Mary, Isa Bey Mosque
Private Shore Excursion Tour
Professional Local Tour Guide
Transportation With Private Van
Pick up and Drop Off to Port
Breakfast, Lunch Drinks
Kusadasi is one of the most famous ports of the Aegean Sea and the shores excursion tour from Kusadasi port is a tradition to discover Ephesus Ancient City and House of Virgin Mary.
Upon arrival at Kusadasi / Ephesus Port with your cruise ship, you will see our tour guide holding a name sign with your name to meet you and start your private tour.
You will be transferred to Ephesus Ancient City with a private van your tour guide will inform you about the Ephesus region and historical background in your shore excursion tour.
Ephesus is the best-preserved classical city on the Mediterranean, and perhaps the best place in the world to get a feeling of what life was like in Roman times. Walk along its remarkably well-preserved marble streets, flanked by columns, temples, and fountains.
See fascinating ancient structures such as the Temple of Hadrian, the stunning facade of the Library of Celsius, and the Great Theater. Your expert guide will provide you with information about the many remarkable sites you encounter throughout the day.
The House of the Virgin Mary lies just beyond Ephesus. According to Christian tradition, Mary was brought here by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ and lived her final days in this house. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. The Vatican has since recognized the site as the final resting place of the Virgin. Today it’s a part of our shore excursion tour and if your hearth is not in it we can skip it as well.
Visit Isa Bey Mosque from the 14th century by the first Muslim family that settled in West Anatolia. You will have great information about the architecture of the early Islam period.
We will continue with St. John Basilica where apostle John died and was buried after he completed his missions in Anatolia. Then visit the Temple of Artemis (Diana) which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
After the tour, your driver will drop you off back at the cruise port. Our service ends here, we hope to have you as our guest again in Istanbul which will be your next stop on the cruise.
*Please note that we can offer you a private shore excursion tour in Istanbul as well, please feel free to contact us with an inquiry email.
Q: What are the language options?
A: We can operate your tour in English, Spanish or Italian upon request. Please contact us for other language options.
Q: What is the pick-up time from Kusadasi Port?
A: Depending on the arrival time of your cruise ship pick-up time changes however starting at 9:00 am is suggested.
Q: How to meet my tour guide?
A: Your tour guide will be waiting for you with a name sign at the port.
Q: What is the ending point after the tour?
A: You will be transferred back to Ephesus Port after completing your tour here.
Q: Can we add another site or choose the sites of the visit to our program?
A: Please advise us in advance if you would like to choose the sites of visit or add another site to your tour itinerary, so we can revise it accordingly.
Q: Are we alone with the guide or will there be a group?
A: As this is a private shore excursion tour service, you/your family will be alone with your tour guide.
Q: What kind of vehicle is used for transportation?
A: Depending on the number of guests vehicle choice is managed however our tours are generally operated with Mercedes Vito or Mercedes Sprinter kinds of vehicles.