After your ship arrives at Kusadasi port, meet your guide for your full-day private shore excursion to Ephesus, Didyma and Miletus. Buckle up in an air-conditioned minivan and enjoy listening to the interesting history of these famous archaeological sites during about a 1-hour journey to Miletus.
Then, discover the ancient Greco-Roman city, Miletus, which rests adjacent to the opening of the River Meander. Learn about its four important coastal harbors that powered trade and how the city dissolved after the river filled with silt. Admire monuments such as Delphinium temple and the imposing Theater of Miletus that hosted 25,000 people during exciting gladiator matches. Plus, hear details about the classic Roman bathhouses.
Next, voyage to Didyma and marvel at the impressive Temple of Apollo. As you enter, see the chiseled head of Medusa and listen as your guide recreates the atmosphere of this enormous Greek temple. Then, stroll through the remnants of columns and hear about the admirable oracle who resided here and is the reason this temple is almost as well known as Delphi.
Make a pit stop for lunch (own expense) and then continue to Turkey’s famed archeological site - Ephesus. Step through the Magnesia Gate and begin a 2.5-hour tour of Asia Minor’s former Roman capital. Follow the marble covered roads and see baths, old houses, and famous Ephesus monuments. Enjoy exploring the Fountain of Trajan, Odeon and the Temple of Hadrian. Then, capture views of the amazing Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre that once hosted 24,000 attendees for sermons by St Paul.
After you depart Ephesus, drive back to your ship at Kusadasi cruise port where your shore excursion ends.
Please note: on the day of your tour, the order of each activity visited above may be modified.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:Don’t worry, this tour guarantees you will get back to Kusadasi cruise port! In the unlikely event that your ship has left, we will organize transportation to the next port-of call. Plus, you can book worry free. If by chance your ship is delayed to arrive and you cannot attend the tour, we will refund your money. See our terms and conditions for full details.