Ephesus & The Terrace Houses

Ephesus & The Terrace Houses

4.5 hours | Kusadasi | K U 1 - 2 5 0
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$ 219.95
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Points of Interest

  • Basilica of St. John
  • Ephesus
  • Terrace Houses
  • Carpet Weaving and Shopping
Shopping Opportunities, Strenuous activity

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

A guided walking tour of ancient Ephesus reveals its major sights, including an exclusive tour of the newly excavated area, the Terrace Houses. A slow, downhill walk into the ruins gives you time to appreciate the historic significance of the area, once the trade center of the ancient world. Your guide will take you back in time and highlight such sights as the magnificent Trajan Fountain, the Odeon Theater, the beautiful Celsus Library and the dramatic Great Theater. On a hill across from Hadrian's Temple, you'll explore the Terrace Houses. These structures, with their tiled mosaics and ornate frescos, give us important information about family life during the Roman period. Returning to Kusadasi, you'll have time to browse the colorful markets where handmade goods and traditional foods are sold and enjoy a carpet-weaving demonstration.

Special Notes:

Ephesus requires walking long distances over uneven surfaces. Terrace Houses require walking up many steps.

At the end of the tour, passengers have the option to remain in town to view a carpet demonstration or to shop in the bazaar; return to the ship would be on your own (10 to 15 minutes walking).

This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

This tour uses headsets.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a guided tour of Ephesus and Terrace Houses

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 35
Travel time: 00:35
Time at site: 02:25
Free time at site: 15
Inside visit: Yes
Walking distance: 2350
Steps: 120
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Carpet Weaving Demonstration and Shopping in Kusadasi

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 35
Travel time: 00:30
Time at site: 01:00
Air conditioned: Yes
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes

Walk back to ship at your own leisure

Transport type: Walking