It is time to set out exploring magnificent journey in one day. A professional tour guide will be waiting for you at the pier in Kusadasi to visit the fascinating places. You will visit Ephesus Ancient city which is the top visited place in Kusadasi from the Cruise port and you will enjoy a local life in Kirazli Village.
According to your arrival time to Kusadasi Cruise Port, the tour guide would greet you at the Kusadasi Pier and you will start the Full day tour of Ephesus Ancient city and Local Village.
Ephesus is one of the places to be seen. The ancient city of Ephesus is one of the important places where the history of Turkey is enriched. The ancient city of Ephesus, located in the Selçuk district of İzmir province, carries traces of many civilizations including Greek, Roman, and Turkish. When you examine the remains of this place, you can see libraries, accommodation areas, temples. These architectural constructions undoubtedly bring news to us from the past. The history of the ancient city of Ephesus is based on ancient times. This place, home to many civilizations, dates back to 6000 BC. It hosts the House of Virgin Mary, which is important for Christianity, and the Ashab-i Kehf.
Temple of Artemis will be visited. It is the first artifact monument entirely made of marble. Artemis Temple is also known as Diana Temple. It is a temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. You will visit the Basilica of St. John. This is the home and spiritual center of the Christian community founded by St. John. The Terrace houses, built in the 1st century AD, were used until the city was abandoned in the following years with various additional changes. You will explore the Celsus Library. About 14000 books have been hosted at the time. You will visit the Grand Theater. The theater, which first began to be built during the Hellenistic period in the 1st century AD and expanded by Emperor Claudius during the Roman Period, was completed by Emperor Trajan.
You will visit the Kirazli Village. When you arrive there, you will have a chance to feel Turkish culture and world-famous Turkish hospitality. Kirazlı Village, with its clean nature, provides a pleasant atmosphere especially for those who want to get away from the traffic and noise of big cities. You can spend some time in the village, famous for its cherries and forests. Kirazlı village, one of the most beautiful villages of Kuşadası, is also very close to the historical and natural beauty. You should taste Turkish tea, and the local crepes, called ‘gozleme’.
After a tiring yet beautiful day, you will go back to the Kusadasi. You may have time to buy some special gifts for yourself and your loved ones.
According to your Cruise Ship departure time, you will be taken back to Kusadasi Cruise Port. We hope you will enjoy this trip. thank you for choosing us.
P.S: Please tell your needs and expectations to the tour guides. They will help you in every situation. Do not feel that you have to rush through your tour. Take your time. Ask questions and you may logically determine by the middle of your tour the amount of time you should need to return to the starting point. If you are taken to a shop or school, you may leave at any time. You are not required to purchase anything.
If you accept the tour that you would like to join and ready to book you can use our online booking form on the mentioned page. You can click on (Book Now Pay Online) You can pay either deposit or full amount with your Visa or Master Card.
Generally, we charge a minimum %30 deposit or some small amount according to tour content. The deposit may change according to the tour package you that you chose and it is shown on the website how much deposit we charge. If you pay only deposit the rest has to paid in CASH once.
Of course, we have a discount for children. You will see the discounts for children when you start the booking online.
Our tours depart every day (unless otherwise stated)! You need to pick your date from the booking form and complete it then we will arrange your tour according to the chosen starting date.
We use fully air-conditioned non-smoking new-model touristic vehicles for our tours, like Mercedes, Wolksvagen, Isuzu, Otokar) – so that you can enjoying touring in comfort. Some of our tour Packages include local buses for conneting from one city to others. We use a good bus companies for your locla bus travel from one city to others.
Our regular group tours stopping in some shopping places. But there is no obligation to buy. Mostly we stop unique goods shops belong to Turkey such as carpet store, leather store or jewelry stores. Once we stop here also you will get a lecture about the goods. Our private tours do not stop any shops unless you required.
If you booked your own hotel and start the one of our tour from your hotel, one of our staff/driver will come to your hotel at given time that will be written on your confirmation voucher and take you the meeting point to meet with other tour participants and tour guide.
While you are on a city tour, you do not need to carry but just in case, once you arrive in your hotel, take the copy of your passport and carry passport's copy with you. If you travel from one city to other city and if you are going to use the flight or bus connection between cities, you have to take your passport with you.
Group size changes day by day. We are not able to give you an exact number of the group but generally, group size is between 8 and 25 people.
All of our tour guides are licensed by the Turkish Tourism & Cultural Ministry and all are educated and well experienced.
Yes, It is very easy to find vegetarian food in Turkey. But please let us know your food preference at the time of booking.
We are not responsable for any forgeten valuables/staff on our tour. But if you let us know immediately we will try to do our best to find it and deliver it to you according to the possibility.
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Yes, we do pick up and drop off from Central Hotels like Sultanahmet, Laleli, Aksaray, Taksim, Fındıkzade, Karakoy, Beyoglu, Sirkeci. If the hotel that you booked is out of these areas, where you need to come by yourself to our meeting point or there will be an additional cost for pick up and drop off according to the possibility.
Yes, we are able to transfer you the airport at the end of the tour with an additional cost. The price change according to the airport. Please let us know which airport at the time of booking.
The nearest Port to Ephesus Ancient City is Kusadasi Cruise Port where the biggest cruise can dock and most of international cruise line pop into Kusadasi Cruise Port. It is only 20 munites drive from port to Ephesus Ancient City. Also, Izmir Cruise Port close to Ephesus too. It is an hour drive from Izmir Cruise Port to Ephesus Ancient City. If you are coming to Kusadasi by Cruise Ship you can check our Kusadasi Shore Excursion Kusadasi Shore Excursions or If you arrive in Izmir Cruise Port, you can check our Izmir Shore Excursion Category İzmir Shore Excursions
We highly recommend you to wear comfortable shoes. There are long walking in the Ephesus Tour. If you visit Ephesus in the summer period, you could take sun cream and sunglasses and wear shorts, t-shirt and hat to protect your head and face from the sun. There is no any shadow in the Ephesus Ancient City.
Izmir City Center is far from Ephesus about 80 km it takes around an hour by private vehicle. Also, it is possible to come by public transportation but you have to reach to Selcuk first you can go to Ephesus from Selcuk.
There are no any toilets in the Ephesus Ancient City. But there are toilets at the entrance and exit of the Ancient City. You should use before you enter or after the Ephesus Tour.
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