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HALF DAY IN ANCIENT EPHESUS

Per Person (Based on 2-3 passengers) $147 USD
Per Person (Based on 4-8 passengers) $105 USD
Per Person (Based on 9-12 passengers) $87 USD
Per Person (Based on 13-15 passengers) $85 USD
Per Person (Based on 16-19 passengers) $84 USD
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HALF DAY IN ANCIENT EPHESUS

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Your drive to Ancient Ephesus takes less than an hour. You'll be glad that you took the time to see this magnificent place.

Your tour begins with a visit to 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 your cruise ship at the conclusion of this fascinating tour.

On your return trip to Kusadasi, enjoy the scenery or a shopping opportunity, if time permits.

  • 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
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  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (4 hrs)
  • 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.