In a small group, explore Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world. Also tour a traditional carpet-weaving center, watching artisans at work and trying out some techniques out for yourself. Ephesus has recently been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and touring this amazing city, it’s easy to see why. Marvel at the façade of the Library of Celsus, built in the 2nd century AD to store 12,000 scrolls. Along Arcadian Way, stroll where Cleopatra and Mark Anthony once rode in grand procession. Behold the Grand Theater, where St. Paul once preached, and the Temple of Hadrian, with its many reliefs. Your tour also includes a visit to a local carpet weaving center to watch meticulous artisans produce magnificent rugs by hand. See some examples of the unfinished and finished carpets and learn about the importance of this age-old tradition handed down through generations of Turkish weavers. You’ll also have the opportunity to try making a double knot, a key element of carpet weaving.
• Ephesus: Stroll amid the ruins of the one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• Carpet weaving center: Watch skilled weavers in action; learn about the ancient weaving process, plus try your hand at a double knot.
• THIS TOUR IS OPERATED BY A TOUR OPERATOR THAT HAS BEEN THIRD-PARTY VERIFIED TO AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SUSTAINABILITY STANDARD.
What To Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cards
What To Wear:
• Light clothing
• Walking shoes
• Hat and sunglasses
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.25 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and 100-plus steps (mostly in Ephesus).
• Guests need to watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
• Ephesus is not wheelchair accessible.
• Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility or medical conditions should not select this tour.
• This tour has a group size of approximately 20-25 guests.