Arrive at the Kusadasi port, hop off your ship and meet your guide in front of the Magnesia Gate for your private tour of Ephesus. Aboard your vehicle venture through this gate which was originally constructed to link Ephesus with Magnesia and was the gateway for chariots, horses and people.
Within the ancient city discover Celsus Library, a remarkable monument that once housed over 12,000 scrolls. Learn about the extraordinary tomb that rests below the bottom floor where rests the remains of Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the former governor of the province of Asia.
Next, head to Odeon and stroll to the Great Theater and the Fountain of Trajan. Here, listen as your guide entertains you with interesting historical details and tales of city lore. Then, visit the Temple of Hadrian and observe the Ephesus foundation whose three support panels portray mythological imagery.
On to the Temple of Artemis to admire one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World. One of Ephesus’ most impressive temples, marvel at the ruins of this amazing engineering feat that was constructed during the Archaic period.
Finally, continue to the House of the Virgin Mary and discover the place where she spent her final moments. Hear how the Vatican authenticated the religious significance of this small two-story Roman home as you explore its central section. Then, observe how the room to the right of the altar gives this building a look of a church more than house.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:Don’t fret, this tour ensures you will get on your ship! In the unlikely event that your ship has departed, we will prepare 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.