Best of Ephesus

Best of Ephesus

7 hours | Kusadasi | K U 1 - 0 0 5
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Description

Points of Interest

  • Ephesus
  • House of the Virgin Mary
  • Basilica of St. John
  • Terrace Houses
  • Carpet Weaving and Shopping
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Strenuous activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Explore ancient Ephesus and its surrounding areas on this full-day excursion and guided walking tour through the most exciting and historical sites in the region. Experience the tranquil beauty and religious significance of The House of Virgin Mary and visit the great Basilica of St. John, where many frescos and mosaics still remain. Pass through the arched Magnesian Gate at Ephesus and begin a slow, downhill walk to the ruins of the Roman provincial capital, where your guide will highlight such pivotal sights as the Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent Trajan Fountain, the Odeon Theater, the beautiful Celsus Library and the dramatic Great Theater. Marvel inside the Terrace Houses, once inhabited by wealthy citizens, these homes are exquisite examples of Roman domestic life. A traditional lunch then back to Kusadasi, where a carpet exhibition and a chance to visit the local bazaars complete your exhilarating day.

Special Notes:

This tour is only available during full-day calls in Kusadasi.

Ephesus requires walking long distances over uneven surfaces; to enter the Basilica of St. John involves some walking at an uphill gradient and a few stairs. At the House of the Virgin Mary, there are also some stairs.

The drive from Ephesus to the Virgin Mary Shrine takes approximately 20 minutes over a winding mountain road.

The sequence of tour stops may vary.

This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

There are many steps at the Terrace Houses.

This tour uses headsets.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for your guided tour of the House of Virgin Mary

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 35
Travel time: 00:30
Time at site: 00:30
Free time at site: 10
Inside visit: Yes
Walking distance: 46
Steps: 10
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Walking tour of Ephesus

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 35
Travel time: 00:10
Time at site: 01:30
Free time at site: 15
Inside visit: Yes
Walking distance: 2200
Steps: 50
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Visit the Terrace Houses

Transport type: Walking
Transport Capacity: 35
Time at site: 00:35
Inside visit: Yes
Walking distance: 170
Steps: 120
Photo/video restrictions: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Guided tour of the Basilica of St. John

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 35
Travel time: 00:10
Time at site: 00:30
Free time at site: 10
Inside visit: Yes
Walking distance: 273
Steps: 30
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Lunch at a local Five Star Hotel

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 35
Travel time: 00:25
Time at site: 01:30
Inside visit: Yes
Walking distance: 20
Steps: 20
Restroom available: Yes

Carpet Weaving demonstration and shopping in Kusadasi

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 35
Travel time: 00:10
Time at site: 01:00
Inside visit: Yes
Air conditioned: Yes
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes

Walk back to your ship at your leisure

Transport type: Walking