When your cruise ship is in Kusadasi, meet your professional guide at the port and board your private, air-conditioned vehicle.
Then, head east toward Ephesus, one of the Mediterranean’s best-preserved Greco-Roman cities. On route, hear about Ephesus’ golden Roman age as an influential Asia Minor port city in the 1st and 2nd centuries.
Along the way, stop at the House of the Virgin Mary, where a chapel marks the place where Mary is believed to have lived her last days: a spot designated as a Holy Place by the Vatican.
On arrival at Ephesus, bypass the main ticket lines at the Magnesia Gate and admire the scale of the ruins as you walk downhill into the center. Stroll along the marble streets and see highlights including the magnificent Fountain of Trajan, Scholastica baths and glorious Library of Celsus.
Gaze at the Great Theater, the 25,000-seater amphitheater where St Paul once preached. Then, walk along the column-lined Arcadian Way, the city’s main street where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession.
Having explored the main site, travel to the ruined Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Survey the relics of this vast Greek temple before finishing your trip with a port drop-off in Kusadasi.
Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to Kusadasi Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.