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Cruise Passengers: Best of Ephesus Private Tour

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Pass By: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast

You will be welcomed by your professional licensed local tour guide who will be with you during your private tour and tell you every point of the ruins you will visit. We advise you to departure as possible as early according to your arrival(recommended departure time is 08:00 am).

Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey

House of the Virgin Mary where mother of Jesus Christ spent her final years. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967, and 'unofficially' confirmed its authenticity. Pope John Paul II also visited the shrine in 1979. Pope Benedict XVI visited this shrine in 2006. While their visiting, they gave some gifts for this shrine what you can see during your visit.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

UNESCO listed place Ancient City of Ephesus that is one of the best well-kept Greco- Roman ancient city in the world, famous with Odeon where the music concerts were organized, Domitian Temple that is one of the first temple dedicated for a human, Celcus Library which was the third biggest library in the ancient time, Amphitheatre where is one of the biggest amphitheatre in the world with 24.000 people capacity and St. Paul preached to Ephesians, Marble Street, Roman Baths, Fountains, Temples, Agora, Love House, Public Toilets, Terrace Houses (Optional) famed with gorgeous mosaics and wall paintings....

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ephesus Museum, Selcuk Turkey

Remnants of the Temple of Artemis, artifacts of the Cukurici Mound, finds from Ephesus’ most glorious Hellenistic and Roman Periods, finds from the Basilica of St John and the fortress nearby, the Belevi Mausoleum and as well as many other artifacts from the excavations held in the vicinity are all in display in the modernized museum.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk Turkey

Artemis was the Greek goddess, the virginal huntress and twin of Apollo, who replaced the Titan Selene as Goddess of the Moon.

The ancient temple was built around 650 BC to the cult of Artemis, was constructed on a site already sacred to the Anatolian Mother Goddess,Cybele. The temple was financed by the wealthy king of Lydia and marshy ground was selected for the building site as a precaution against future earthquakes.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: The Basilica of Saint John, Isa Bey Mahallesi, 2013. Sk. No:1, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

You can see Saint John Basilica from a distance. It is believed that the Evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill. The tomb of St John was under the central dome of the basilica.

Pass By: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast

During the tour, you will also have a chance to explore local handicrafts and at the end of the tour around 15:00 - 16:00, you will be returned to your pick up location.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Our team will be waiting at the exit of the Kusadasi Cruise Port with holding a sign which is your name written on it.

Ports
Kusadasi Cruise Port, Izmir Cruise Port
Duration
5h
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • 100 % Satisfaction
  • Private Tour
  • Parking Fees
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Fuel surcharge
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Enterance Fees (We will arrange the tickets in advance, so you will skip long ticket lines)
  • Gratitude (Optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 13 July 2019

An Amazing day with Fatima from the start of the day to the end. She was a you to be with, knowledgable, and a wealth of LOCAL knowledge. We would highly recommend her to anyone travelling to Kusadasi. The various sights, lunch, and tours truly...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving a review. It was a pleasure showing you around. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about services. Best Wishes Fatima & Ismail

Reviewed 5 July 2019

Had a lovely time in this trip. Excellent guide and awesome food. There was enough time given to explore the place and Fatima, our guide, was very friendly and helpful. Enjoyable time.More

Date of experience: July 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review for us. It was a pleasure showing you around. Don't hesitate to get in touch for your next travel, i’d love to help make it a memorable occasion... Best Wishes Fatima...More

Reviewed 29 June 2019

Fatma was a great and knowledgeable guide for our trip. She timed everything perfectly, knew a lot about each site, and was a lot of fun. Her English is great and we would travel with her again!! Thanks for everything!

Date of experience: June 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2019

Hello Daniel, We’re honoured you chose to spend time with us and we hope that you will be with us the next time. Best Wishes Fatima

Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

We arrived in Kusadasi on Windstar. Our guide Fatima met us right outside with our name on a sign. We travelled in a private van up to Ephesus. We received a well informed tour. The pace was comfortable, but wear good shoes. Our guide ensured...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing travel experience you had with us and share with others on tripadvisor. I hope to see here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service...More

Reviewed 27 May 2019

We were met at our ship. Fatma was so knowledgeable as she guided through Ephesus she catered the trip to Make sure we saw everything we wanted to see. The tour to the blessed mothers house was our top priority. It was awe inspiring. She...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2019

Hi Janet, I'm honoured you chose to spend time with us and we hope that you will be with us the next time. Best Wishes Fatima

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