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HALF DAY IN ANCIENT EPHESUS

Per Person (Based on 2-3 passengers) $202 USD
Per Person (Based on 4-8 passengers) $142 USD
Per Person (Based on 9-12 passengers) $109 USD
Per Person (Based on 13-15 passengers) $106 USD
Per Person (Based on 16-19 passengers) $105 USD
Per Person (Based on 20-24 passengers) $104 USD
Per Person (Based on 25-30 passengers) $102 USD
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HALF DAY IN ANCIENT EPHESUS

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Your drive from Izmir to Ancient Ephesus takes just over an hour. You'll be glad that you took the time to see this magnificent place.

Your journey through time begins with a pleasant drive along the Aegean Coast. After an hour, you'll arrive at the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, which Alexander the Great visited while it was being constructed in 335 B.C.

Your next stop is at Ephesus, one of the most magnificent and best preserved ancient sites in the world. Historians originally believed that Ephesus was founded by the Amazons, but now it's more commonly thought to have been the Hittite city of Apasa. The Virgin Mary is said to have visited the site between 37 and 45 A.D. With your guide, you'll see the Odeon, where the advisory council held its meetings, and the baths, as well as many other columns, monuments, and ruins, including the Celsus Library, whose facade has been carefully reconstructed from all original pieces. We'll also see the Grand Theater, with a seating capacity of 24,000 people.

You'll be brought back to Izmir and your cruise ship at the conclusion of this fascinating tour.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Driver and air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance and parking fees to all sites
  • Visit/see:
  • Temple of Artemis
  • Odeon
  • Ephesus
  • Baths
  • Celsus Library
  • Grand Theater
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French($)
  • German($)
  • Italian($)
  • Japanese($)
  • Portuguese($)
  • Russian($)
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs)
  • 2:00 PM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• The price of this trip includes a driver and air-conditioned vehicle, all transportation costs, an English-speaking guide, and entrance and parking fees to all sites.
• Ephesus gets very crowded and extremely hot in the summer months, so take plenty of water, sunscreen, and head covers.