Private Kusadasi Shore Excursion to Ephesus
Explore the stunning ruins of Ephesus on this full-day sightseeing tour from Kusadasi port for those short of time. As it is a private tour you can start at any time you like, depending on the arrival and departure time of your cruise ship.
Explore an historical gem of the eastern Mediterranean on a day tour to Ephesus from Kusadasi, walk in the footsteps of Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary, and John the Apostle.
The largest open-air museum in Turkey, Ephesus contains more than 30 buildings and structures linked together by streets that still bear the marks of chariot wheels. Your guide will show you the awe-inspiring Great Theater, where St. Paul preached against the pagans and gladiators once engaged in battle. Walk along Marble Street to the Library of Celsus and be dazzled by its restored façade. Visit the Temple of Hadrian, Roman baths, and other remarkable ruins.
Visit to the house where Jesus’ mother is said to have lived the last years of her life. The site, called the House of Virgin Mary, is a Catholic shrine and was visited by Pope Paul VI in 1967, Pope John Paul II in 1979, and Pope Benedict XVI in 2006.
Finally, explore the Greek Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, and go to the Basilica of St John, constructed by Justinian I over the burial site of the Apostle John.
End of tour drive back to Kusadasi and transfer to Kusadasi cruise port or hotel in Kusadasi. End of Service.
• Places We'II Visit: Virgin Mary House - Ephesus Ancient City - Artemis Temple - Basilica of St John
• Meal: Lunch