After morning pickup by your private guide at your hotel or the cruise ship port, travel in a climate-controlled private vehicle to your first destination, the ancient city of Ephesus.
Considered one of the world's finest examples of ancient Roman city, Ephesus was the capital of Asia Minor and an important commercial center for western Anatolia. It is mentioned several times in New Testament, and is known as the city where Saint Paul preached. Your guide shares these stories and more as you walk around the well-maintained ruins.
Head to the Terrace Houses to view the homes where the wealthy people of Ephesus lived, and examples of mosaics, frescoes, and early central heating systems. Next, see the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the Basilica of St John, where the Christian saint is believed to have been buried after living his last years in the region.
Cap off your tour with great shopping opportunities nearby in Selcuk. At the end of your tour, your guide returns you to your starting point.