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Private Izmir Shore Excursion to Christian Ancient Ephesus

Cruise guests usually do not have enough time to visit Ephesus. The best way to explore Ancient Ephesus is the well organized private tours for guests who come to Izmir Cruise port by ship. In this way, you will discover the Christian Ancient Ephesus within a short time. Your private tour takes care of everything before you arrive, such as transportation, museum tickets, tour guides, etc.

Visiting Sights
  • Ancient Ephesus
  • The House of Virgin Mary
  • Celsus Library
  • Basilica of St. John
Celsus Library Ephesus Izmir
  • Full Day
  • Private
  • Everyday
  • 08:30
  • 17:00
  • +

The Beauties of Aegean Coasts

Have you ever imagined traveling along the Aegean Coast which considered as fertile lands? This tour will give you an unforgettable moment on these coasts.

According to your cruise ship arrival time, we will meet with you at the Izmir cruise port. After picking you up with your name sign and drive to Ancient Ephesus.

The day begins with the visiting The House of Virgin Mary which is considered as a sacred place for both Muslims and Christians that the Christians can perform their worship there. According to belief, Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent the last days of her life here at the top of Bulbul Mountain. But to Roman Catholics believe that she lived there until her assumption into heaven. Other denominations of Christians recognize this spot as her burial place.

After visiting this spectacular spot, Ephesus which was founded by female warriors known as the Amazon will become our destination. It is thought that Apasas name came from a city in the kingdom of Arzawa, which means the Mother Goddess city. It is the first city made entirely of marble in history. It is a port city that has made rapid progress in trade, culture, and art. At the same time, they established a school of philosophy and formed a political and intellectual accumulation.

Our final stop will become Basilica of St. John, that the basilica is the church where the grave of Saint John is found. The basilica is cross-planned and has six large domes. It was built by Emperor Justinian and his wife Theodora.

At the end of the tour, travel back to Izmir and your cruise ship according to your ship departure time, having enjoyed a truly enriching day in one of the world’s most isolated and distinctive areas.

  • Pick up and drop off from Izmir Cruise Port
  • English Speaking Licenced Tour guide
  • Entrance Fees to the mentioned sights
  • All necessary land transportation by A/C Touristical Buses
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any Meals and Drinks
  • Any extra fees for transportation if your hotel is not central

Is there any risk to miss my cruise ship If I do not book with cruise line company?

No. The shore excursion will be private that means you will be able to determine the time. We guaranteed to take you back to the cruise ship on time according to your departure time. In case any traffic jam on the way, we will find a different way to take you back.

Are you a legal tour operator for organizing Day Tours from Cruise Port?

Yes, we are legal. We have registered tour company licensed by TURSAB (Associaton of Turkish Travel Agency) License Number: 6250 named Travel Bazaar.

How do I get my confirmation voucher?

When you book it online, We wil send your confirmation voucher in 48 hours after your booking and receiving your payment with the full instruction of the tour and pickups.

When do I have to pay?

You have to pay your tour at the time of booking. You should book your tour as early as possible because on tour date there will be many guests who will travel and book the tour from Cruise Port. That’s why it is very difficult to arrange a guide and driver because of the crowd.

Which currency do you charge?

We charge Euro or USD according to your preference.

How close to departure dates I book the shore excursion?

You can book even a day before but we do not guarantee for availability. Before you book it, please contact us via Whatsapp or by e-mail to check availability.

How much should we tip to guide and driver?

There is no any obligation to tip but it is a good way to show your thanks to guide and driver and there is no any certain minimum or maximum limit. All depends on how much you like the service.

Is it possible to cancel my reservation?

Yes, it is possible. If you cancel your reservation before 2 weeks of departure date there will be only %10 administrative fee of the total amount. If you book it within 2 weeks of departure dates, the full amount will be charged.

Do you have child reduction?

Yes, we have child reduction. When you are booking online the price shown if you insert the child number.

Can we choose stating time for the tour from Cruise Port?

Yes, you can choose because all of our tour from Cruise Ports are on a private basis. In this way, you are able to determine the time.

How do I meet with our guide and driver when we arrive in port?

Once you arrive in Cruise Port, your professional tour guide will wait at the exit of cruise port with a sign your name is written on it. When you meet with your guide, you will exit the port to the road and then you will meet with your driver as well to start the tour.


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