Full Day Cruise Port Tour: Ephesus and Surrounding Villages
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8 hours
From US$ 65
From US$ 65
Make a journey between History and food culture of Turkey as you discover the ancient city of Ephesus. Buy fresh ingredients at a local market and learn and cook Turkish Cuisine in a cooking class. Be picked up from your hotel, in a comfortable air-conditioned van and drive to Ephesus Greco-Roman city. Admire one of the best preserved ancient cities and see the Temple of Hadrian, Temple of Trajan, the Theater and the Library of Celsus. Go to a local market or a grocery to buy fresh vegetables and fruits from Selcuk/ Kusadasi. Join the cooking class and learn how to cook 3 delicious dishes from the Turkish cuisine. Take the opportunity to taste the mouth-watering results of your hard work on a beautiful terrace, as you judge your culinary abilities. Taste classic Turkish dishes and learn how they differ from the present day. Return back to Kusadasi Port or Hotel at the end.
You'll explore the cultural and natural heritage of Turkey on this 7-day, 6-night guided tour. DAY 1: Arrival to Istanbul The local partner will meet you at the airport and provide private transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay in Istanbul. DAY 2: Full Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast) After breakfast, you'll visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. In the afternoon, visit Istanbul's Grand Bazaar where you can enjoy some shopping time. Overnight in Istanbul. DAY 3: Full Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast) After breakfast, your first stop for the day will be at the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). Then enjoy a boat trip on the Bosphorus Strait which separates the continents of Europe and Asia. In the afternoon, visit the Underground Cistern. Overnight in Istanbul. DAY 4: Istanbul – Cappadocia Tour (Breakfa...
Ephesus is a marvel of our ancient past. From the majestic gates of its library to its marble streets, it is best explored with an informative guide who can point out all there is to know about this venerable metropolis. After meeting at the cruise ship port, you will enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a relaxed downhill walk with your expert guide. As you wander these streets, you will learn how this once-bustling port city was an important piece of the Greek, Roman and Byzantine Empires. Snap some pictures of the well maintained ruins, marvel at the well preserved library and stand on the stage of the Great Theatre. Imagine what it must have been like to hear one of Euripides' plays performed here in front of 44,000 enthralled spectators. After Ephesus, we head to the Temple of Artemis. Your imagination has to work a little harder at this ancient wonder of the world, as today ...
Want to discover all there is to do in Kusadasi? Click here for a full list.
We had a fun day seeing Ephesus and surrounding village. Our guide was very engaging. We didn't quite get what was advertised. We didn't go to the Temple of Artemis (not that there's much there) or the Basilica of St. John and the House of the Virgin Mary. But we did get a delicious lunch. We probably could have done without the visit to the carpet and leather shops.