Visiting Ephesus from Kusadasi/Izmir for cruise-ship passengers

Ephesus Tour/Shore Excursion

Izmir or Kusadasi – Shore Excursions to Ephesus

Travel in comfort with our escorted Ephesus Tours – Pick up and drop off to the cruise-ship at the port, your own private guide, private A/C transport and a tailor made tour program for all Kusadasi / Izmir shore excursions. Ramble among the Greco Roman ruins of Ephesus or experience traditional Aegean village life in an excursion to the beautiful wooden houses at Sirince… For sample tour itineraries and cruise port information, see below …

Brief Itinerary – Ephesus Shore Tours:

Private Ancient City of Ephesus Tour
Pick up at Kusadasi/Izmir cruise ship pier or your hotel to begin this excursion. Transfer to Ephesus. The tour starts with the Visit of Isa Bey Mosque, a classic example of Seljuk Turkish architecture with intricate carvings. Continues by exploring the marble white Ancient City of Ephesus, with spectacular monuments such as the Library of Celsus, Royal Marble Paved Avenue, Hadrian’s Gate, Agora, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple, Theater and Roman Latrines. After a time break for lunch ( lunch not included) will visit the carpet cooperative to see how Turkish carpets are made by hand. Proceed to the shrine of the the House of Virgin Mary, where she is said to havespent her final years. The tour concludes with a visit of the Temple of Artemis (Diana), the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Drop off to the port so that you are back for boarding.


Possible on request. Please ask. Other sites that can be visited include Terraced Houses, Temple of Artemis, Virgin Mary’s House, Ephesus Ancient City, Sirince Village, Isabey Mosque, Archaeological Museum, St. John’s Basilica, Seven Sleepers and more.

Istanbul Port Information:

Kusadasi port is the closest port of call for visiting the ancient Greco-Roman city of Ephesus, located in the downtown of this coastal resort.

Izmir port is a busy port in Turkey for this large bustling Aegean city. A daily excursion to Ephesus can be made and it is about one hour away.

Or read about Istanbul port information here.

Tailor made tours/shore excursions:

Just forward your details of arrival and interests and we can create a tailor made escorted tour for your shore excursion in Kusadasi, Izmir or Ephesus. Our private guides and A/C transport can collect and drop you off at the port for disembarking and boarding times. We also also shore excursions for Istanbul.


Start this tour any date you like – Departs daily from Izmir or Kusadasi cruise port for cruise passengers.


 From KusadasiFrom Izmir
2 Guests99 €139 €
4 Guests79 €89 €
5-7 Guests69 €79 €
8-10 Guests59 €69 €

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What’s Included:

  • Guided tour of the main highlights as in the itinerary.
  • All tours with professional English-speaking guidance.
  • All transport by new-model a/c vehicles.
  • Pick up from cruise ship port to start tour.
  • Drop off to the cruise ship port after tour.
  • All parking tickets and petrol.
  • All taxes.

Duration: Flexible half or full day tours
Departs: Every day, all year around
Includes: All sightseeing, private guide and deluxe vehicle, petrol, parking, taxes.

Not Included:

Entrances, lunch (choice of lunch venues)

Information & Reservations:

For more information and how to reserve this tour, please just email us today.

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