Meet a driver at your hotel or cruise ship at a departure time that suits your schedule, then travel to the ancient city of Ephesus, which was once a thriving cultural center in the Classical world with more than 250,000 inhabitants.
Take a guided tour of the site’s highlights that can be tailored to your interests: don’t miss the Library of Celsus, the open-air amphitheater, and the temples, baths, and squares where ancient people lived, worked, and worshipped. You can follow in their footsteps as you walk the marble streets through the city, and learn about daily life and culture in ancient Ephesus.
The next stop is a local ceramics workshop, where you’ll get a two-hour introduction to the traditional art. Tiles and ceramics have been made in Turkey for hundreds of years, and you’ll watch a presentation on the process, then see Turkish tiles take shape. This private tour concludes with drop-off at your cruise ship or hotel.