Uncover the rich history and biblical importance of Ephesus on this private half-day shore excursion, including lunch. Meet your driver at Kusadasi cruise port and make your way to Ephesus, where you’ll see the Odeon, Fountain of Trajan, Celsius library and Temple of Hadrian. Be sure to visit the Grand Theater, where Saint Paul preached, and perhaps include a visit to sacred sites like the St John’s Basilica and the House of the Virgin Mary.
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Step back in time on a history tour
All entrance fees included
Free port pickup and drop-off included
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Phyllis our guide was fabulous! She was so knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Ephesus. We also went to lunch and learned about rug making - a "lost art" that the government is hoping to maintain via the education of young women who might not otherwise have any opportunity to learn a skill and earn money.
The tour was excellent and the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The only negative is that we felt we were being steered to patronize the rug vendor we visited. We had told the guide we were not interested in visiting the rug vendor, but he walked us over and asked us in anyway.
Our tour guide, Mehmet, did a great job of showing us around. He was very knowledgeable. We weren't scheduled to tour the House of Virgin Mary, but he made time and the arrangements to do so. I would definitely recommend this tour.