Overview: Explore the fascinating Greek, Roman, early Christian and medieval legacies in and around ancient Ephesus on a bus tour with modern technology to enhance your understanding and appreciation of the ruins and historic monuments.
Explore the fascinating Greek, Roman, early Christian and medieval legacies in and around ancient Ephesus on a bus tour with modern technology to enhance your understanding and appreciation of the ruins and historic monuments.
- Exclusive: A device showcasing representations, renderings, and more is provided to every guest.
- Photo and souvenir opportunities at the upper & lower gates of ancient Ephesus, Statue of Virgin Mary (on the way to the House of Virgin Mary), the historic Isabey Mosque, the Temple of Artemis, and more.
- Ephesus Park: for refreshment stop & exclusive interactive show.
- Brief carpet presentation in Kusadasi.
Founded as an ancient Greek colony more than three thousand years ago, Ephesus became a bustling provincial capital of imperial Rome, home to 250,000 people and a significant center for early Christianity. Over time, the city’s geographic location had shifted and the ancient Roman site was eventually abandoned, but life continued in the surrounding countryside, with a new faith and a new empire.
Enjoy the scenery as you travel from the ship to ancient Ephesus. Explore the fascinating history via motor coach with an expert guide and the power of HD technology. Participants will be given tablet for their personal use during the tour complementing and enhancing the guide’s narration.
Stop at the Statue of the Virgin Mary, who is reputed to have spent the last years of her life in this area. At the upper and lower gates of Ephesus, you will have access to facilities, souvenirs and information about the ancient city.
In the nearby town, admire the 14th century Isabey Mosque, one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art produced by Anatolian Beyliks.
On its outskirts see the remains of the Temple of Artemis, as your tablet reveals its splendor when it was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. On the hills overlooking this site is an imposing Ottoman fortress.
Finally, you will visit Ephesus Park for a refreshment stop and exclusive interactive show.
On the return, the tour stops in Kusadasi for a brief carpet presentation, held within walking distance of the ship so guests have the option of returning at their leisure.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port
- Cash and cash or Credit Card for shopping
- Sun protection
- Insect repellant (recommended in July and August)
What to Wear:
- Comfortable, covered walking shoes
- Weather-appropriate clothing
- Sunglasses and hat
- This tour is designed for guests with difficulties walking and/or standing, cannot handle steps or who prefer minimal walking.
- The amount of walking and standing during the free time is at the guest's discretion.
- No interior visits are included.
- The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion at the venues.