OVERVIEW: Designed for guests who are full time wheelchair users, this tour includes a narrated drive through some of the most impressive monuments in Ephesus.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a panoramic view of Ephesus and its highlights. Stop for a photo opportunity of the Statue of Virgin Mary. Visit the Archeological Museum of Ephesus and see the exhibits tracing the religious and chronological history. See the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Enjoy a refreshment stop with a brief carpet presentation and time for shopping.
NOTES: Guests must provide the dimensions (height, length and width) and weight of the electric scooter / wheelchair at the time of booking.
Designed for guests who are full time wheelchair users, this tour includes a narrated drive through some of the most impressive and famous monuments in Ephesus and concludes with a carpet presentation. Please contact the Shore Excursion Department at email@example.com to review full details on this tour. Tour must be booked in advance of the cruise in order to secure equipment and departure time.
-Ephesus: Enjoy a panoramic view of the city highlights and a photo stop at the Exterior Gate of Ephesus.
-Statue of Virgin Mary: Stop for a photo opportunity of the statue.
-Archeological Museum of Ephesus: See the exhibits tracing the religious and chronological history of the ancient city.
-The Temple of Artemis: Discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
-Enjoy a refreshment stop with a brief carpet presentation.
You’ll begin your tour with a drive through the verdant countryside to Ephesus. Upon your arrival at the Exterior Gate of Ephesus, your guide will provide information about the Ancient City of Ephesus from the outside. You will have free time for pictures and shopping at the upper gate of Ephesus while viewing the Odeon.
You’ll continue by coach for a stop at the Statue of Virgin Mary which is almost 3 miles away from the House of Virgin Mary, where the Blessed Virgin is reputed to have spent the last years of her life. The site became famous after the travels of Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedictus XVI.
Your next stop will be at the Lower Gate of Ephesus where you can find souvenirs and facilities as well as more information about the Ancient City of Ephesus while viewing the Grand Theatre from the outside. You’ll proceed to the Archeological Museum of Ephesus, where you’ll see the exhibits tracing the religious and chronological history of the ancient city. Filled with attractively displayed mosaics, statuary, and other artifacts, the museum exhibits several marble statues of the Mother Goddess Artemis, goddess of nature, childbirth, and the harvest.
You’ll proceed to the Temple of Artemis, which is considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Temple of Artemis, the goddess of hunting and the chase, once stood around the bay of the Meander River. Today, the temple is considered as a holy place for pilgrimage. You’ll conclude your tour with a trip back to Kusadasi where there will be a refreshment stop and brief carpet presentation as well as time for shopping.
During the tour, you’ll receive a gift set, a map of the city, and bottled water.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port
-Camera and cash for shopping
-Sunscreen and a hat
-Insect repellent is recommended in July and August
What to Wear:
-Comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended.
- This tour is designed for those guests who are full time wheelchair users. Space permitting, we will try to accommodate guests with walking difficulties, those unable to handle steps or extended periods of walking or standing. The vehicle used on this excursion is adapted with an access ramp (or lift where available) to accommodate a limited number of wheelchairs. In order to use the ramp and/or lift, guests must be seated in a wheelchair or scooter. Due to liability issues, participants cannot stand on the ramp to be lifted into the vehicle.
- Tour must be booked in advance of the cruise in order to secure equipment and departure time. Guests interested in this tour must contact in advance of the cruise the Shore Excursion Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to review full details on this tour and availability.
-Guests wishing to utilize a wheelchair (manual or electric) on this excursion must provide the total dimensions (height, length and width) and weight of the electric scooter or wheelchair at the time of booking to email@example.com. Use of a motorized scooter is not guaranteed on this excursion. Please note that this information is subject to change and availability is not guaranteed. This tour can only be secured in advance of the cruise on a first come - first served basis. Space is limited but a minimum participation is required in order for the tour to operate.
-This panoramic tour does not include visits or entrance to Ephesus Open Air Museum nor to the House of Virgin Mary.
-The Archeological Museum is wheelchair accessible via a ramp at the entrance. However, some sections of the Museum are not fully wheelchair accessible.
-The amount of walking and standing during the free time is at the guests' discretion.
-Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
-The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion at the sites.