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Exclusive Small-Group Best of Ephesus
Destination:

Port/City: Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

Activity Type:
Destination Highlights | Verified Sustainable Experiences

Approximate Duration:
5 hour(s) 45 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*179.00 USD (Adult)
*119.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)
        

Restrictions:  N/A

Important Port/City Information

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Exclusive Small-Group Best of Ephesus - KDC1

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Join a small group of fellow explorers for an exclusive 5.5-hour discovery of the ancient ruins of Ephesus, as you venture from the House of Virgin Mary to a Turkish buffet lunch, learning about the area's history, culture, and flavors along the way. Retrace the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, especially in her later years, while touring a home where she once lived and eventually died. Not only will you see where she slept, but also have the chance to collect holy water from the onsite Fountain of Our Lady. Next, you'll set out on foot alongside an expert guide around the crumbling ruins of Ephesus, an ancient Greek city and one of the world's most fascinating archaeological sites. Centuries ago the Great Theater held epic gladiator battles, while the Library of Celsus stored important scrolls. See temples where residents worshipped and the Odeon where they watched live performances. You'll then relax inside a five-star hotel with a buffet spread of Turkish appetizers, entrees, and sweet desserts. Back in the port town of Kusadasi you'll be treated to an intriguing Turkish carpet presentation before walking back to the ship.
 
Highlights:
• House of Virgin Mary: Explore the life and death of Jesus' mother while touring a sanctuary where she once lived.
• Ephesus: Embrace the ancient way of life while walking around the timeworn ruins of this city's temples, theaters, and library.
• Kusadasi: Enjoy a selection of Turkish dishes for lunch in a local hotel, plus a presentation of Turkish carpet weaving.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection

What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes

Important Notes:
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 2.5 miles over uneven surfaces, with inclines and about 60 steps and extended periods of standing.
• Guests must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Guests with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour — particularly tours categorized as "strenuous".
• Guests who have concerns must consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.
• Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility should not select this tour.
• Pregnant women and guests with back/neck problems should not select this tour.
• Guests must be of legal age to consume alcohol.
• On August 15th the House of Virgin Mary will be heavily congested due to the Assumption of Mother Mary day.
• Guests can expect waiting and queuing time at the House of Virgin Mary.
• Participation limited but minimum required for tour to operate.
• The drive between pier and House of Virgin Mary is approximately 45 minutes.
• Tour sequence may vary.
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