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    Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk Turkey

    When your cruise ship docks your professional tour guide will be awaiting you with a board where your name is written at the arrival gate of the Port. Then you will join your guide to get to the van. After 30 minutes of driving, you will arrive at Selcuk town where the Ephesus ruins stand. First, you will stop at the Temple of Artemis. Which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and although there is one single column left today, the magnificent temple had been built for the goddess of fertility and hunters, Artemis, known as Diana after city passed under the rule of Romans.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

    Then drive to Ephesus and see the extensive ruins which include Varius Bath Complex, The Odeon, State Agora, The Temples of Dea Roma, Prytaneion, Domitian Square, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, The Fountain of Trajan, The Baths of Scholastica, Temple of Hadrian, Celsius Library, The Gymnasium, Great Theatre and many more monuments that stand in the special atmosphere of Ephesus. Once it was a commerce and trade center of the ancient world and later on became a sacred religious place of the early Christianity. Today, it is a famous and unique tourism center proving all its perfects to the visitors as one of the biggest open air museum in the world.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey

    Next stop is to visit The House of Virgin Mary, the place where it is believed that she had spent last years of her life. It is considered that St. John brought Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and that a small house was built for her on Bulbul Mountain. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited The House of Virgin Mary and declared one of the pilgrimage center.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Isa Bey Mosque, Selcuk Turkey

    Then you are going to visit one of the oldest mosques of Turkey, Isa Bey Mosque, which was built by order of the leader of Turks (Mr. Isa) in 1375. It is the first example among all mosques which was constructed with a courtyard in Turkey. You can see transitional differences from Seljuks to Ottoman architecture. Today, it is not only used as a museum but also is actively used as a mosque. After you will be transferred back to the port.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Kusadasi, Kuşadası/Aydın Province, Turkey
    Camikebir Mahallesi, Feribot Limanı, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey
    Inclusions
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - The Temple of Artemis
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
    • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    • Entry/Admission - Isa Bey Mosque
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 17 November 2018

    We were a group of five adults and LOVED this tour! This tour company made it easy to take this tour from our cruise ship. The tour vehicle was comfortable with good A/C, the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, and the sights we...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
    Thank Coastal07681884058
    Reviewed 30 September 2018

    Hands down this was the best tour we have been on. Our guide took us places that we not crowded and knew when to go to the most active places when they were quiet. She knew all the history and introduced us to wonderful Turkish...More

    Date of experience: October 2017
    Thank C1575XHjackiel
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