Ephesus Cruise Excursion Tour - 1 Day


Our Ephesus shore excursions are planned particularly for the arrival of our guests by cruise ships. After your Ephesus journey, we will pick you up from Kusadasi port and drop you back off at the port.

One of the most important Roman cities used to be Ephesus. Its ruins are now one of the most visited ancient sites in the world and one of Turkey’s main attractions. Formerly home to 250 000 residents, a big trade and pilgrimage site, two million visitors visit it every year.

Trip Highlights

  • The Temple of Artemis
  • Ephesus Ancient City
  • The House of Virgin Mary
  • Terrace Houses(optional)
  • Basilica of St. John(optional)


Day 1

Your Ephesus guide will meet you in Kusadasi or Izmir port/airport/hotel and we will drive to the Temple of Artemis for 20 minutes. We will stay and explore one of the seven wonders of the world.
After that, we will drive to see Ephesus ruins. The highlights of the site are the Terrace Houses (the houses of the wealthy Ephesians), the Celsus Library (the third largest library in the ancient world), the Grand Theatre (mentioned in Bible, place where Apostle Paul preached) and many other monuments. Exploring Ephesus will last about 2 hours.
After having lunch in a local restaurant where you can select Turkish cuisines, we will go to the House of Virgin Mary (Meryem Ana Evi in Turkish- Mary, the mother of Jesus, lived the last years of her life, according to certain people’s views.) and spend time here about 30-45 minutes. If you are interested in visiting the Basilica of St. John (Believed that evangelist St. John spent his last years in Ephesus), we can go there.
If you are interested in and love shopping, you may spend your time buying or exploring Turkish items, carpets, leather outlet or ceramic shops. Turkey is one of the most important countries for leather and carpets. You can find the best quality and the best prices here in Turkey. Note that these activities are optional.
After the tour ends, we will drive you to Kusadasi or Izmir port/airport/hotel.
You can pick your itinerary by hiring a guide with a van and driver for the entire day, based on your preferences, mood and time available. Your time for sightseeing is not limited.


  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from Kusadasi or Izmir port/airport/hotel
  • Professional service for guidance,
  • Transportation (in a comfortable van with a driver),
  • Taxes and fees for parking and diesel
  • Lunch


  • Drinks
  • The Entrance fees for Terrace Houses and St. John is extra

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Ephesus Cruise Excursion Tour

Trip Facts

  • A modern and air-conditioned car
  • Kusadasi or Izmir port/airport/hotel
  • 1-14
  • Ephesus
  • English