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When your cruise ship pulls into the Kusadasi port, join this family-friendly shore excursion to Ephesus. The small-group tour covers highlights of the ancient city, starting at Magnesia Gate. You’ll visit the Odeon and ancient temples, fountains and monuments along with the Temple of Artemis. Let your guide know if you’d like to tour the excavated Ephesus Terrace Houses (optional; payable direct). Souvenir photos are available to purchase.

Highlights

  • Ephesus shore excursion from Kusadasi
  • Hear about the history of Ephesus from a knowledgeable guide en route
  • See Magnesia Gate and the Temple of Artemis
  • Visit multiple monuments, temples and baths
  • Opt to see the Ephesus Terrace Houses being restored to their former glory
  • Port pickup and drop-off by minivan included
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Small Group Ephesus Shore Excursion for Cruise Passengers

ephesus tour from kusadasi

Customer Reviews

jakata31

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent tour of the ruins of Ephesus. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the ruins and eager to show and tell us about the history and excavation of Ephesus. His enthusiasm was contagious! This was once quite an amazing city and we were surprised at the many plumbing and living conveniences that were available then. Our small group was quite enjoyable and getting on an off the small bus was so much better than the large excursion buses we usually went on. I highly recommend this excursion. We even enjoyed our 'shopping' stops on the way back to the ship.

Anthony W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Simply the best! We enjoyed a wonderful history lesson from 9.30 till 2.30. Probably saw 3 times as much as most visitors would have done, as we had an incredibly knowledgeable guide. Ephesus itself is mind blowing. Wow. We trod the cobbled / marbled streets for over 2 hours and never lost interest. We then visited a local carpet factory and had a nice snack lunch included. Artemis' Temple, briefly, came next. Finally a ceramics workshop was a delightful experience. A great day out, and still time to have a look round the port area and shops in the afternoon.

Mr A C C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Guide very helpful and made the trip enjoyable and interesting.

myracarleton

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was our favourite tour on our trip. Ephesus was beautiful and our wonderful guide, Attila, was very knowledgeable and courteous. We were picked up at the cruise port and had a private tour for the 4 of us, 2 couples. Attila educated us on the area and then took us to the ruins at Ephesus. He brought the ruins to life for us with his historical knowledge. We then went to a rug making co-op and school, where we learned the art of rug making by hand. This dying art helped us to appreciate the beauty, intricacies and the pricing of handmade Turkish carpets and tapestries. We went next door to an outside garden restaurant for a fantastic 3 course Turkish lunch and then carried on to visit a leather factory. We had a private fashion show and were able to try on leather jackets, but did not feel pressured to buy. I would have liked a little more time to see some of their purses, but we had a time constraint. FYI, I did buy a leather jacket, even though I had no plan to, as they were beautiful soft sheep leather,and they looked amazing. Attila had us back to our ship in plenty of time, as was promised. This is a must see tour!

rcresci

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide.

youngco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

GOOD VALUE. LOTS OF EXTRA COSTS THAT NEED TO BE CONSIDERED. MONEY EXCHANGE, SITE ENTRANCE FEE, TIP. GREAT GUIDE.

joantom4

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Brilliant tour with Turco tours our tour guide was great she was very interesting and knowledgeable.We were in a min bus with just the two of us so it was very personal.The leather showroom with a fashion show could have been missed not her fault though .We bought leather jackets there but think we paid far too much in comparison to the ones in the stores in Kusadashi.Highly recommend d Turco sorry I have forgotten the girls name .

WILLIAM D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

IT WAS GREAT. NO PROBLEMS. DRIVER WAS ON TIME. THANK YOU. VIATOR WAS FAB AS ALWAYS

Joseph G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Sawash gave us an excellent tour of ,Our Lady's House,Ephesus ,the wealthy Terrace Houses and Artemis.He was very informative about the history and culture of each site.Lunch affordablewas an authentic Turkish lunch in a very comfortable setting and great service.We felt extremely safe and well taken care of at all the sights.I appreciated the geography lessons of the area while we were heading to each place in our comfortable van.We were a group of 6 people and he attended to everyone's needs whether it be difficult walking or for the more adventurous.

Alan N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great guide, great tour. It is highly recommend to everyone. Loved it all. Thank You for our best day.

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