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Private Ephesus Shore Excursion for Cruise Passengers

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Selcuk, Turkey
Private Ephesus Shore Excursion for Cruise Passengers

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icon3 to 5 hours  (approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

When your cruise ship pulls into the Kusadasi port, join this family-friendly shore excursion to Ephesus. The small-group tour covers highlights of the ancient city, starting at Magnesia Gate. You’ll visit the Odeon and ancient temples, fountains and monuments along with the Temple of Artemis. Let your guide know if you’d like to tour the excavated Ephesus Terrace Houses (optional; payable direct). Souvenir photos are available to purchase.
  • Ephesus shore excursion from Kusadasi
  • Hear about the history of Ephesus from a knowledgeable guide en route
  • See Magnesia Gate and the Temple of Artemis
  • Visit multiple monuments, temples and baths
  • Opt to see the Ephesus Terrace Houses being restored to their former glory
  • Port pickup and drop-off by minivan included
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Port pickup and drop-off
Luxury Minivan
Private Professional Guide
Drinks
Lunch
Entrance Ticket of Ephesus
Kusadasi Cruise Port
Our tour assistant will welcome you after security gate of the port with VIATOR SIGN. This tour is only available for cruise passengers, you cannot join tour if you are not coming with the cruise to Kusadasi Cruise Port.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Turco Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Amazing Ephesus Tour - amazing tour guide!
Adam_L
, Jul 2022
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR!!! Our tour guide Mr. Orkan was one of the highlights of our trip! We signed up for our tour last minute and we ended up getting a private tour! Mr. Orkan facetimed us when we arrived and came into the port to get us. We had a private Sprinter waiting for us with an amazing driver that kept us nice and cool the whole time. Our tour started in the van as we drove to Ephesus Mr. Orkan gave us valuable insight on modern Turkish life anenraorons. When we arrived to the historical site of Ephesus, we got right in without any wait time. The site was breathtaking and our tour gave us such great insight on the way people lived over 2000 years ago. From the temple of Artemis to the Library of Celsus we got the inside scoop on how it was built, who built it, and who was using these sights. Besides the amazing Library, (which we were told had an underground tunnel to the brothel LOL) we got to test out the great ampitheater. Our guide encouraged my boyfriend to get up on stage and see if the acoustics were still rockin- which they were! After, we had a little time to explore on our own and then it was back in the van to see some of Turkey's best export- leather. Our guide brought us to an amazing leather warehouse where given a private fashion show. We LOVED this TOUR and our GUIDE! Be sure to book your tour ASAP!!!!
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Ask for Huseyin and Delos Travel when visiting Ephesus!
karenfischer1947
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Huseyin Demir with Delos Travel, was outstanding in his skills. He was waiting for us when we arrived in Kurdasi, Turkey (cruise ship). He has excellent time management skills and he was extremely knowlegeable, reliable, personable, and professional. I would recommend Hussain as a number 1 tour guide for Esphesus. He made our day and this tour the high light of our trip.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
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star-5
Excellent tour and fun day.
Amy_A
, Jun 2022
This was the best day trip. Orcun, our guide, was fabulous. The pace he set and the information he gave was perfect for a tour with and adult and 15 year old. Orcun was super friendly and easy to chat to. He seemed to know everyone we met along the way! We loved the tour of Ephesus but the highlights were the farm to table lunch in a beautiful outside setting and watching the traditional rug weaving and pottery demonstrations. We had a great day and would totally recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
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star-5
Great day with a great guide!
Laura_B
, Jun 2022
Our guide, Orcun, was fantastic and made slight changes to account for our wheelchair. He was kind, funny and knowledgeable. So glad we did it!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
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star-5
Great private tour of Ephesus
Jaclynn_J
, Jun 2022
We had an excellent guide, Azur who was very knowledgeable and friendly. She showed us what we booked but also offered to show us more based on what we enjoyed. We only wanted to see Ephesus and she she not push. Her English was excellent.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
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star-5
Orcun was amazing. He was...
Jane_B
, May 2022
Orcun was amazing. He was the best tour guide we had our entire trip. No one else signed up for the tour so my son and I got a private tour. Orcun was very knowledgeable and friendly. We both give this tour a 10/10.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
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star-5
Interesting and informative
Barbara_H
, May 2022
Very pleased with quality of tour and surprised it was just me and my husband. Tour guide very knowledgeable and private transport in air conditioned mini bus. Highly recommend doing this tour. Thank you to Oxan our tour guide.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
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star-5
Fantastic
Michael_B
, Jul 2019
We loved our guide! Aris was wonderful. we went though the ruins and learned a ton. he took us to a pottery shop and watched them make the pottery nd a rug store where we learned how they make the rugs. a great day and a great tour.
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From pickup to the tour in Ephesus!
Tracy_G
, May 2019
All was the great! Great memories!! My guide Serap was very advanced and her English was very advanced. I will not forget never the tour will remain ever in memories!
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star-5
From pickup to the tour in Ephesus!
Tracy_G
, May 2019
From pickup to the tour in Ephesus, all was good. Great memories! My guide Serap was very good and she is speaking English very good.
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star-5
Very good private tour!
Yeakub_I
, May 2019
Very good private tour! I was exited before the tour start and when the tour end was fallen loved with the site! I did not know Ephesus and Turkey could be so nice! Thank you Turco Travel!
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Ephesus is a must. Had a great tour...
Nancy P
, Dec 2016
Ephesus is a must. Had a great tour guide Attila. Could have done without the stops at leather factory and rug store. Although, one of the members in our group purchased a rug.
star-5
Excellent tour of the ruins of...
James_A
, Nov 2016
Excellent tour of the ruins of Ephesus. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the ruins and eager to show and tell us about the history and excavation of Ephesus. His enthusiasm was contagious! This was once quite an amazing city and we were surprised at the many plumbing and living conveniences that were available then. Our small group was quite enjoyable and getting on an off the small bus was so much better than the large excursion buses we usually went on. I highly recommend this excursion. We even enjoyed our 'shopping' stops on the way back to the ship.
star-5
Simply the best! We enjoyed a...
Anthony W
, Oct 2016
Simply the best! We enjoyed a wonderful history lesson from 9.30 till 2.30. Probably saw 3 times as much as most visitors would have done, as we had an incredibly knowledgeable guide. Ephesus itself is mind blowing. Wow. We trod the cobbled / marbled streets for over 2 hours and never lost interest. We then visited a local carpet factory and had a nice snack lunch included. Artemis' Temple, briefly, came next. Finally a ceramics workshop was a delightful experience. A great day out, and still time to have a look round the port area and shops in the afternoon.
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Guide very helpful and made the trip...
Mr A C C
, Oct 2016
Guide very helpful and made the trip enjoyable and interesting.
star-5
This was our favourite tour on our...
Myra_C
, Oct 2016
This was our favourite tour on our trip. Ephesus was beautiful and our wonderful guide, Attila, was very knowledgeable and courteous. We were picked up at the cruise port and had a private tour for the 4 of us, 2 couples. Attila educated us on the area and then took us to the ruins at Ephesus. He brought the ruins to life for us with his historical knowledge. We then went to a rug making co-op and school, where we learned the art of rug making by hand. This dying art helped us to appreciate the beauty, intricacies and the pricing of handmade Turkish carpets and tapestries. We went next door to an outside garden restaurant for a fantastic 3 course Turkish lunch and then carried on to visit a leather factory. We had a private fashion show and were able to try on leather jackets, but did not feel pressured to buy. I would have liked a little more time to see some of their purses, but we had a time constraint. FYI, I did buy a leather jacket, even though I had no plan to, as they were beautiful soft sheep leather,and they looked amazing. Attila had us back to our ship in plenty of time, as was promised. This is a must see tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Brilliant tour with Turco tours our...
Joan_C
, Jun 2016
Brilliant tour with Turco tours our tour guide was great she was very interesting and knowledgeable.We were in a min bus with just the two of us so it was very personal.The leather showroom with a fashion show could have been missed not her fault though .We bought leather jackets there but think we paid far too much in comparison to the ones in the stores in Kusadashi.Highly recommend d Turco sorry I have forgotten the girls name .
star-5
Great guide, great tour. It is...
Alan N
, Jun 2016
Great guide, great tour. It is highly recommend to everyone. Loved it all. Thank You for our best day.
star-5
Sawash gave us an excellent tour of...
Joseph G
, Jun 2016
Sawash gave us an excellent tour of ,Our Lady's House,Ephesus ,the wealthy Terrace Houses and Artemis.He was very informative about the history and culture of each site.Lunch affordablewas an authentic Turkish lunch in a very comfortable setting and great service.We felt extremely safe and well taken care of at all the sights.I appreciated the geography lessons of the area while we were heading to each place in our comfortable van.We were a group of 6 people and he attended to everyone's needs whether it be difficult walking or for the more adventurous.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The contend was very good and the tour...
Anonymous
, Jun 2016
The contend was very good and the tour leader was excellent and very nice

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