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Ancient Ephesus Tour

Access from: Izmir


Key info

  • Tour ID: 31
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Moderate

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 31
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Moderate

Itinerary

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PRIVATE TOUR 


As you port in Izmir alongside the beautiful Aegean Sea, your Cruising Excursions guide will meet you to commence this 5 hour tour of Izmir and the surrounding area.

The starting point of the tour is Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) which is located near Izmir (around a 50 minute drive from the port).

Arriving in Ephesus take a walk through history, along marbled streets lined with admirable public buildings, amongst them the Baths of Scholastica which was built in the first century and restored in the fourth century by a Christian woman called Scholastica.  Also the Library of Celsus, built in the beginning of the 2nd century AD by Gaius Julius Aquila as a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus.

During the tour there is also the Temple of Hadrian and the Grand Theatre which are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus.  The Grand Theatre was built in the 3rd Century BC and it was later expanded to 24,000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st Century AD, the Theatre was the place where St Paul preached and was also the scene of the confrontation between St Paul and the followers of Artemis, a truly amazing building.

The tour will then take you back to the Port of Izmir and back to your ship ready for departure.

  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 31
    • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
    • Pick up point: Port
    • Activity level: Moderate
    • Optional extras available

    Itinerary

    Times are subject to change etc

    PRIVATE TOUR 


    As you port in Izmir alongside the beautiful Aegean Sea, your Cruising Excursions guide will meet you to commence this 5 hour tour of Izmir and the surrounding area.

    The starting point of the tour is Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) which is located near Izmir (around a 50 minute drive from the port).

    Arriving in Ephesus take a walk through history, along marbled streets lined with admirable public buildings, amongst them the Baths of Scholastica which was built in the first century and restored in the fourth century by a Christian woman called Scholastica.  Also the Library of Celsus, built in the beginning of the 2nd century AD by Gaius Julius Aquila as a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus.

    During the tour there is also the Temple of Hadrian and the Grand Theatre which are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus.  The Grand Theatre was built in the 3rd Century BC and it was later expanded to 24,000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st Century AD, the Theatre was the place where St Paul preached and was also the scene of the confrontation between St Paul and the followers of Artemis, a truly amazing building.

    The tour will then take you back to the Port of Izmir and back to your ship ready for departure.

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Tour Guide
    • Entrance Fees
    Additional 45 minutes free time for lunch is avaliable if requested. Tour time can be flexible if needed.

    Joining instructions

    Clients will be met by a Cruising Excursions representative at the port of Izmir, the representative will be holding a sign with the Cruising Excursions logo and the customer's name.
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