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Highlights Of Ephesus

Port/City: Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

Activity Type:
Destination Highlights | Verified Sustainable Experiences

Approximate Duration:
4 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*89.75 USD (Adult)
*59.75 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

Important Port/City Information

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*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.This tour requires a minimum number of guests in order to operate.
Shore Excursions
Highlights Of Ephesus - KD72

Visit an array of historic monuments and sites on your tour of the ancient city of Ephesus. A scenic drive through the Turkish countryside brings you to your first stop, the House of the Virgin Mary, where the Blessed Virgin is reputed to have spent the last years of her life. Next, you'll explore the ruins of Ephesus, including the Odeon, Fountain of Trajan, steam baths of Scholastica, Temple of Hadrian, and Library of Celsus.
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Explore Ephesus' illustrious antiquity, as you embark on a guided walking tour past remarkable ancient ruins and tour the House of the Virgin Mary. See where Jesus' mother spent her later years, and its holy fountain. View the remnants of ancient steam baths, the Library of Celsus, under which the Roman consul is buried, and the Grand Theater, where St. Paul preached. Enjoy a short break at Ephesus Park before watching a carpet presentation in Kusadasi.

• House of the Virgin Mary: Tour the residence's shrine, where you can collect holy water from its beloved fountain.
• Ancient Ruins: Join a guided walking tour past steam baths, the Grand Theater and remnants of the Library of Celsus. 

What to Bring:

• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cards
• Insect repellant

What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Conservative attire required

Important Notes:
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and steps.
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Guests with walkers or wheelchairs and persons who have difficulties walking, climbing, and/or managing steps should not select this tour.
• No exposed shoulders or knees at religious sites.
• In addition to English this tour is offered in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
• A minimum of 20 guests is needed for the tour to run in a different language.
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