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Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus, Terrace Houses, St. Mary House, St. John Basilica
, Dec 2019
Excellent. Highly highly recommended.
Just only two of us. The tour guide Ayse she was great and very pleasant. She did a great job. The van was very nice n comfy. Also the terrace of houses is a must see.
The tour itself was great and recommended. We had a problem that the company used by Viator they didn't had a reservation for us, but after much talking it worked out. Make sure you take a copy of your paper work provided to you by Viator.
Olgay (OJ) met us at the dock as promised and started our day describing the history of Ephesus, Turkey. We traveled through the countryside and took an improvised stop at a cool place for authentic Turkish coffee and Turkish Delights before checking out the Seven Sleepers. Our tours to St. John Basilica and Ephesus were fabulous as OJ shared tons of detailed history and biblical stories. The extra tour of the Terrace Houses was another highlight of Ephesus. Then we stopped for a delicious lunch at one of the best carpet making destinations and watched the ladies in action before trying it ourselves (and there was no pressure to buy anything). Next we stopped for olive oil and tea. Then we capped off the tour with a visit to St. Mary's House, a truly spiritual place. OJ knew everyone and everyone truly loved her as she always helped other guides throughout the day. It was wonderful to see how much she knew and cared about Turkey, its history, culture, and people. Loved it!
Combine visits to some of Turkey's most important highlights in this 8-hour guided shore excursion from Kusadasi. With a dedicated guide, visit Ephesus (Efeze), St. Mary's House, the Terrace Houses, and St. John's Basilica. This private shore excursion ensures personalized attention from your guide and includes lunch in a local restaurant.
It’s really not the tour company’s fault but it’s 3hrs each way, so really you are spending 6hrs inside the van with about 2.5hrs of visiting time.
Tour guide was great, very friendly, keeping up with timing, and informative.
The only downside to this trip was the bus We were last pickup and seats left had no leg room. Other than this this was an excellent trip. Good guide and driver. The site itself is truly stunning, a must visit place
Long day but worth it. Great lunch too.
The striking white terraces of Pamukkale are a hotspot for tourists visiting Turkey. Instead of taking a crowded tour bus and looking at the terraces from afar, enjoy a swim in the hot pools on this low-intensity small-group tour. After the thermal springs, head to the ancient city of Hierapolis and explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s historic Greek ruins.
Grab your passport and spend a day or more exploring the beautiful Greek island of Samos – a scenic, 1.5-hour ferry ride from Kusadasi. Ferries to and from Samos operate daily from April to October, with one-way, day-return and open-return ticket options available, and include hotel transfers.
Venture back in time and experience Christian history during a guided sightseeing tour of Ephesus from Kusadesi. Travel to the Mediterranean’s ancient city and discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - the Temple of Artemis. Admire the immensity of the Library of Celsus and the Great Theater. You will have a traditional Turkish lunch and then be inspired by the House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary eternally rests.
Journey to Ephesus and discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and more during this private guided day trip from Kusadasi. Follow your guide along marble streets older than Christ to the Library of Celsius, the Great Theater, and Hadrian's Temple and learn about the ancient heritage and history of Ephesus.
Visit the historical sites at Ephesus from your cruise ship with ease on this full-day shore excursion. Depart from the Kusadasi port in a private vehicle and make your way to Ephesus. In the company of a guide, learn the history of the ancient city. Go to the House of Virgin Mary, the Library of Celsus, the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus, and more.
Enjoy a rush of adrenaline in the countryside on this full-day tour. Depart from your Kusadasi hotel and head out in a jeep with a driver-guide. Explore Peninsula National Park and Echo Canyon. Go for a dip in the Cave of Zeus and pause for a barbecue lunch in the forest.
Kusadasi Private Shore Excursion: Ephesus, Winery, and Lunch
WOW! Amazing Experience!
, Oct 2019
My wife and were on a cruise. Our fantastic tour guide met us at the port terminal and we were off to Ephesus. She helped us steer free from the crowds and gave us a great overview as well as showed us a few hidden gems in this amazing location. The winery was a great experience. The wine tasting was fun and the lunch there was truly world class. This tour was the best part of our trip! We would do this again without a second thought.
When your ship is in Kusadasi, combine a visit to Ephesus with lunch and wine tastings on this private shore excursion. Traveling by private minivan, drive to the ruins of Greco-Roman Ephesus and tour its highlights, including the Library of Celsus and the Great Theater. Afterward, slow the pace with lunch, and an estate tour and wine tastings at an acclaimed winery. Entrance fees, lunch, wine tastings, and port pickup and drop-off included.
Ephesus is one of Turkey’s most impressive ancient sites but with over 2 million annual visitors it can get crowded. Ensure a more personalized experience with this small-group tour from Kusadasi and enjoy a comprehensive itinerary that includes UNESCO-listed Ephesus; the House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary spend her final years; the site of the Artemis temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; and the Isabey Mosque.
Ancient Ephesus tour with Wine Tasting in the village and visit to Mother's Mary House
What a Day.
, Nov 2019
We very much enjoyed this day, and would thoroughly recommend it. We were fortunate that the site wasn't particularly busy that day and our very knowledgeable guide was able to spend time explaining fascinating detail to us. If anything we would have liked slightly more time at Ephesus itself, but this is a minor quibble on a great day.
Ephesus is one of Turkey’s most impressive ancient sites, but many tours only include a whistle-stop visit. This full-day tour from Kusadasi takes in all the highlights of the archeological site; visits St. John Basilica, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary; and includes a delicious Turkish lunch and wine tasting in Sirince village. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
Soak up the highlights of the world-famous Ephesus on this intimate half-day tour and benefit from the flexibility of a private guide and tailored itinerary. Step in the footsteps of Cleopatra, Marc Antony and John the Apostle as you see the Grand Theater, Odeon and Temples of Domitian and Hadrian at Ephesus, then tour the grand Terrace Houses, visit the St. John Basilica or discover the ruins of the once-magnificent Temple of Artemis.
Discover the important history of Turkey during this full-day private tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis from Kusadasi. Your tour will start with a visit to Pamukkale, where you’ll visit the red springs in Karahayit. Next it’s off to Hierapolis to see its famous landmarks including the Necropolis, Frontinius Street and the Temple of Apollon. Finish the visit with a swim in the Cleopatra Antique Thermal Pool before moving on to the famous Travertines. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the end of your tour before returning to your hotel.
In the morning, your guide will meet with you at Kusadasi hotel.
We reach to Ephesus. Ephesus, was the second largest city in the Roman Empire over 250.000 people in the 1st BC. Ranking only behind Rome it was the second largest city in the world. Ephesus was also a harbour city. And, this giant city was built only with marbel. Did you know Ephesus had a largest amphitheater in the ancient world over 25.000 seats?
The House of Virgin Mary, is a place where according to the beliefs of many people Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent her last years of her life.
Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek Temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. It was located in Ephesus and it was one of the seven wonders of the world.
The Isabey Mosque, constructed in 1374 – 1375, is one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian Beyliks.
In the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.
The tour iternary and service was very good. I was able to contact Ali from the tour company a day before via Whatsapp to confirm time of pick up. We had Adem as our guide who was knowledgable about the history of all the places we visited. We had a relaxing day visiting all the prominent attractions especially with a young 3 yr old. We opted to visit the local craftsmen (pottery, carpet and leather shops) which was optional. It was nice to see the way things were produced. Best part was no hassling to buy things. We had a wonderful lunch that was included as part of tour. All in all a great day out with lots to learn about the history of Ephesus and a great tour company
Leave the modern streets of Kusadasi behind and discover the ancient city of Ephesus on a private 6-hour tour. The flexible itinerary allows you to take your time and only visit the locations that interest you. With private transportation at your disposal, you’re able to zip from place to place comfortably and efficiently. Your tour may also include visits to the House of the Virgin Mary and Artemis Temple.
See the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus and other highlights of the area on a private half-day tour from Kusadasi. Walk through the UNESCO World Heritage Site then stop at the Temple of Artemis, the Meryemana (Virgin Mary's House), and the Cave of the Seven Sleepers. Your tour includes skip-the-line admission, lunch, private guide and driver, and hotel or port pickup and drop-off.
Travel with your own private guide from your cruise ship dock in Kusadasi to the ancient ruins of Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the Byzantine Empire and ancient Rome as you walk through the well-preserved ruins, then pass by the Temple of Artemis ruins, another important site. Your tour includes lunch, and round-trip transportation from the Kusadasi port.
EXPLORE ROMAN HISTORY WITH THE MOST CLASSIC PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR. GOOD CHOICE FOR PEOPLE WHO INTERESTED IN ANCIENT HISTORY AND WANT TO SEE EVERYTHING POSSIBLE IN ONE DAY.YOU WILL VISIT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PLACES IN ONE PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR.
Spend a languorous day swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing on a boat tour from Kusadasi. Following hotel pickup, hop aboard your vessel and settle in. Over the course of the day, you can sunbathe on deck, paddle in the turquoise waters, and relax at your leisure. The boat will make several stops at different inlets (including Baradan Bay, Soguksu Bay, and more), and has snorkeling gear available on board. A freshly cooked barbecue lunch and a fully stocked bar are also included.
This private tour is a great choice for history buffs who want to see Ephesus in one day. A personal guide accompanies you to the most significant sites, such as the House of the Virgin Mary and the Temple of Artemis. You’ll glean information and have opportunities to delve deeper into any questions with a private itinerary that includes lunch and the convenience of hotel transport by minivan.
When your ship docks at Kusadasi, explore two of Turkey’s ancient highlights on a private half-day House of Mary and Ephesus shore excursion with an art historian guide. Visit Mary’s House, where a shrine marks Mary’s believed last home and then head to UNESCO-protected Ephesus. Tour this once-important Greco-Roman city to admire must-sees including the Great Theater as you uncover its history. Includes private air-conditioned transport, skip-the-line Ephesus admission, and port pickup and drop-off.
There are many ways of touring in Ephesus and this tour is for the ones who are deeply interested in archaeology and history lovers. You will not only visit Ephesus but also go back to Roman Period by the help of your highly skilled tour guide. You will gain a complete perspective of Roman Engineering, Roman way of living, Roman art and culture. Ephesus is promising you that it will be an unforgettable experience as it is the best spot in Asia Minor to Picture what life was like in Roman Period.
See the Ephesus sites that interest you on a full-day, private tour that’s fully customizable. Work with a private driver/guide to create the perfect itinerary, from the ancient city of Ephesus to religious sites, traditional Turkish villages, colorful shops, or cooking classes. The duration of this private tour is up to you, and it includes round-trip transport in a luxury vehicle from locations in Kusadasi, Selcuk, and Izmir.
Walk in the footsteps of Cleopatra, St Paul and the Virgin Mary on this 3-day tour of Turkey’s historic highlights. Enjoy two different day trips from your base in Kusadasi – explore the mighty monuments and world wonders of ancient Ephesus, and bathe in the legendary thermal baths of Pamukkale, including an optional visit to Cleopatra’s pool. This small-group tour has a maximum of 14 people and includes two nights accommodation in Kusadasi, some meals, and round-trip airport transfers.
Enjoy a traditional Turkish hamam experience in Kusadasi. Begin in the Sicaklik or hot room, where you let your muscles relax with the heat. Then soak in warm water before lying down on a warm slab of marble, where you have an expert soap massage and exfoliation. Next sit in the Sogukluk or cool room wrapped in towels and the traditional Peshtamel or Turkish towel. You can opt for an additional oil massage and purchase a peshtamel as a souvenir. feel rejuvenated and relaxed as you return to your hotel.