Best of Ephesus Shore Excursion Detail
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Port: Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
Approx. Duration: 6 hours
Adult Pricing: $119*
Child Pricing: $79*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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Combine the most relevant, historical and religious sites on this tour. You'll drive to the House of the Virgin Mary, explore the ancient site of Ephesus and visit the remains of St. John's Basilica. Enjoy a traditonal Turkish lunch and some time for shopping.
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Best of Ephesus

Combine the most relevant sites of the area, of great historical and religious values, with a typical Turkish lunch. Drive to the House of the Virgin Mary where she is believed to have spent the last years of her life. Today, it’s a place of pilgrimage. Begin your exploration of the ancient site of Ephesus as you pass by the Magnesia Gate. See the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastica and the Library of Celsus.


St. Paul preached at the Grand Theater, one of the largest theaters in antiquity with 24,000 seats. Visit the remains of St. John's Basilica which overlooks Ephesus. Once a great church, it was built over a 2nd century tomb thought to hold the remains of St. John. While the church is now in ruins, there are frescoes, mosaics and graceful columns that attest to its former glory. You’ll stop for an interactive show and a traditional Turkish lunch at Ephesus Park. Back in Kusadasi, stop for a brief carpet presentation and refreshment as well as time for shopping or return to your ship, which is within walking distance.


Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 1/2 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces with inclines and over 50 steps. During summer months, expect crowded venues and long lines as well as very high temperatures. We recommend that you drink a lot of water, use suitable sun protection and dress in layers.
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Port: Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
Approx. Duration: 6 hours
Adult Pricing: $119*
Child Pricing: $79*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.