General

Duration of the tour: Approximately 6 hours.
Departing from: Port of Izmir
Service level: Private tour

After your cruise docked to Izmir port, on your meeting time, your guide will be waiting you in the arrival guest terminal with a sign that your booking name indicated. After he/she welcomes you and after getting on your luxury private van, your unforgettable day in Turkey stop starts.
The distance from Izmir to Ephesus is 50 miles (80 km) which takes around an hour drive.
In this tour, you are going to explore the Ancient City of Ephesus, which is the best-preserved ancient city in Turkey so far discovered.
Ephesus was inhabited from the end of the Bronze Age, but the location of the city was changed owing to the silting up process of the river Cayster and because of various rulers. The ancient city that we visit today is the third location of Ephesus from the 3rd C BC.
As you enter the site with your guide you are going to see lots of impressive monumental structures in this Greko-Roman city such as starting from the Gate of Magnesia ; State Agora, Roman Baths, Basilica, Odeon(Buleterion), Temple of Domitian, Memmius Monument , monumental fountains including the Pollio Fountain, Gate of Heracles, three main collonaded streets of Ephesus including the Street of Curetes, Temple of Hadrian, Latrines(ancient public toilets), Library of Celsus,Grand Theater,Gymnasium and more…
After visiting and learning pretty much about the ancient city of Ephesus from your guide, a visit to the Museum of Ephesus makes more impression on you as seeing the artifacts discovered in the region of Ephesus which are being displayed chronologically with separated sections. Again a time machine that you are going to be taking through the centuries of Ephesus…
After you finish your visits in your program, the same way you drive back to Izmir where the port is. Ending our services as saying goodbye to our guests with unforgettable memories and with the wishes to welcome them back again…

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Places to Visit

  • The Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Ephesus Museum

Inclusions

    The tour includes:
  • Pick up and drop off at port of Izmir
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, luxury, non-smoking, private vehicle
  • Private proffesional tour guide with official licence
  • Enterence fees to the sites which are indicated in the tour programs

    The tour excludes:
  • Lunch is not included if it is not indicated in the tour program that you selected. But according to your demand, you may ask your guide to add lunch according to your timing.
  • If the lunch is included in the tour program that you selected, the drinks during the lunch will be extra.
  • In Turkey after having a service, leaving some tips is a custom like the other countries. Any tips to your guide and your driver is not included.

FAQ

    Remarks
  • Ephesus has approximately 1-mile (1.5 km) walking distance and Terrace Houses (if the visit included) has more than 200 steps. Not recommended for our guests who have physical disabilities.
  • During your visits in the historical sites, you need to wear comfortable shoes because there going to be cobblestone and slippery surfaces, inclines and sometimes steps.
  • During the tours, having a hat and putting your sunscreens on highly recommended to avoid the problems in the hot temperatures. Especially inside Ephesus possiblities to find, shade is difficult.
  • According to your request, we can skip some of the sights from the program.
  • Teracce Houses are located inside the ancient city of Ephesus and has an extra enterence fee as a museum. If it is not indicated in your program that you selected and if you desire to visit it, in any of the tours could be added optionally as long as you pay for the enterence fee.
  • According to the crowds on the busy days, your experienced tour guide could change the rotation of the places to visit in your program to organise a much easier day for your comfort.
  • Local currency is Turkish Liras (TL) but around the places where you visit, generally they do accept euros and dollars.
  • 0-6 ages of children are free of charge as long as you bring the copies of their passports to show the officials at the enterances of each site.
  • If there is a mosque visit in your program, you should bring a scarf to wear before you enter.

Remarks

    Remarks
  • Ephesus has approximately 1-mile (1.5 km) walking distance and Terrace Houses (if the visit included) has more than 200 steps. Not recommended for our guests who have physical disabilities.
  • During your visits in the historical sites, you need to wear comfortable shoes because there going to be cobblestone and slippery surfaces, inclines and sometimes steps.
  • During the tours, having a hat and putting your sunscreens on highly recommended to avoid the problems in the hot temperatures. Especially inside Ephesus possiblities to find, shade is difficult.
  • According to your request, we can skip some of the sights from the program.
  • Teracce Houses are located inside the ancient city of Ephesus and has an extra enterence fee as a museum. If it is not indicated in your program that you selected and if you desire to visit it, in any of the tours could be added optionally as long as you pay for the enterence fee.
  • According to the crowds on the busy days, your experienced tour guide could change the rotation of the places to visit in your program to organise a much easier day for your comfort.
  • Local currency is Turkish Liras (TL) but around the places where you visit, generally they do accept euros and dollars.
  • 0-6 ages of children are free of charge as long as you bring the copies of their passports to show the officials at the enterances of each site.
  • If there is a mosque visit in your program, you should bring a scarf to wear before you enter.