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Pass By: Feribot İskelesi, Camikebir, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

Upon arrival to Kusadasi, we meet you at the exit of the Cruise Port. When you come out of port, you will see our team with holding a sign with your name on it. After we met with all our guests then we departure around 08:00- 08:30 am.

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

House of the Virgin Mary where mother of Jesus Christ spent her final years. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967, and 'unofficially' confirmed its authenticity. Pope John Paul II also visited the shrine in 1979. Pope Benedict XVI visited this shrine in 2006. While their visiting, they gave some gifts for this shrine what you can see during your visit.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

UNESCO listed place Ancient City of Ephesus that is one of the best well-kept Greco- Roman ancient city in the world, famous with Odeon where the music concerts were organized; Domitian Temple that is one of the first temple dedicated for a human; Celcus Library which was the third biggest library in the ancient time; Amphitheatre where is one of the biggest amphitheatre in the world with 24.000 people capacity and St. Paul preached to Ephesians; Marble Street; Roman Baths ; Fountains; Temples; Agora; Love House; Public Toilets and more...

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk Turkey

Artemis was the Greek goddess, the virginal huntress and twin of Apollo, who replaced the Titan Selene as Goddess of the Moon.

The ancient temple was built around 650 BC to the cult of Artemis, was constructed on a site already sacred to the Anatolian Mother Goddess,Cybele. The temple was financed by the wealthy king of Lydia and marshy ground was selected for the building site as a precaution against future earthquakes.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: The Basilica of Saint John, Isa Bey Mahallesi, 2013. Sk. No:1, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

You can see Saint John Basilica from distance. It is believed that the Evangelist St. John had spent his last years in the region around Ephesus and buried in the southern slope of Ayosolug Hill.

Pass By: Feribot İskelesi, Camikebir, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

At the end of the tour we will give you some time as optional to explore local goods and around 15:00 – 16:00 we will drop you back to the Kusadasi Cruise Port.

This tour designed as the preferences of cruise passengers, and ensures your on time return to onboard time.
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Our Turkey day tour arrangements were made with Ismail through Iglesias Tour Turkey. All correspondence was through emails prior to our visit. Ismail proved to be an extremely competent and educated professional in his field. Ismail has a vast knowledge of all aspects of Turkey...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Betty0992
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic tour of Ephesus and trip to carpet factory and lunch was amazing, no hard sell. Amazing!!!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Denisepearce64
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a guided tour with the lovely Fatima and her husband. We were a family of nine with young children! We were very well received by Fatima at our hotel. She is an awesome, kind and patient guide with lot of knowledge and many...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Saydur R
Reviewed 16 July 2019

Fatima is fun, fantastic and fabulous tour guide. She was patient w/ all of our questions and requests and always flexible about what our group wanted to do. She was one big smile and made our tour perfect. I valued her information as we explored...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving a review. It was a pleasure showing you around. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about services. Best Wishes Fatima & Ismail

Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

Great day out with Fatima to see Ephesus. Ordered and well paced. Lunch was delicious. Highly recommended

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kikuscu, Yönetici at Best Turkey Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2019

Dear Guest, We’re honoured you chose to spend time with us and we hope that you will be with us the next time. Best Wishes Fatima

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