Your tour begins with pick-up from your Izmir hotel or cruise port by private vehicle. Relax on the short drive to Ephesus, and listen as your guide fills you in on the history of the ancient city, which was once the Roman capital of Asia Minor and at its peak between 1 AD and 2 AD.
On arrival, follow your guide around the UNESCO-listed ruins, pausing to admire archeological wonders such as the Temple Of Hadrian, the magnificent Celsus Library, and the Great Theatre, which seats up to 24,000 people. Learn more about life in ancient Roman times as you peek into the Public Latrines and Roman Baths, stroll around the Agora, and walk down the grand Arcadian Way.
After pouring over the remarkable ruins, continue to the Ephesus Archeology Museum in nearby Selçuk, where exhibits include a huge collection of artefacts excavated from Ephesus, including a statue of Artemis found within the Temple of Artemis.
After a morning uncovering Turkey’s ancient past, return to Izmir, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel or cruise port.