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|Ephesus Travel Guide||
We are offering %20 discount for Private Ephesus Tours with English speaking tour guides at the following dates:
For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.
For English speaking tour guide bookings on certain dates we are offering a %20 discount!
Today Marella Dream of Marella Cruises is at the cruise port of Kusadasi.
We had a group of 5 who booked a private tour of Ephesus. We offer private tours of Ephesus for Marella Dream passengers. Our licensed tour guide meet the passengers outside the passenger terminal of Kusadasi Cruise Port.
Marella Discovery 2 will have 3 port of calls to Kusadasi Cruise Port in 2018.
For cruise ship passengers calling to Kusadasi and Izmir Ports, we organize private tours of Ephesus. For more information please visit: Private Tours of Ephesus or contact us.
Windstar cruises has started making 7 Days Athens to Athens cruises. Today Wind Star is at the Port of Kusadasi.
We provide exclusive private tours of Ephesus for Windstar Cruises Passangers from Port of Kusadasi. For more information please click here to see private tours from Kusadasi Port.
Besides Kusadasi Wind Star will also call some of the Greek Isles such as Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes and Turkish port of calls such as Bodrum and Istanbul. If you need dependable tour operator contacts, we may assist you in finding some names since we co-operate with tour operators all over the world. For the names of our associates please contact us.
Private Ephesus Tours for Celestyal Cruises Passengers: Celestyal Olympia, Celestyal Crystal, Celestyal Nefeli
Celestyal Olympia, Celestyal Nefeli and Celestyal Crystal of Greek Celestyal Cruises started calling to the cruise port of Kusadasi. . Celestyal Olympia is at the cruise port of Kusadasi today. Celestyal Olympia is the first cruise ship that called to Kusadasi Cruise Port for 2016. Celestyal Olympia, Celestyal Nefeli and Celestyal Crystal will call to the Port of Kusadasi every saturday during 4 Days Greek Islands And Turkey Weekend Cruise and every tuesday during 5 Days Greek Islands and Turkey Cruise. At both days the ships will stay at the Port of Kusadasi from 7am till 1pm.
Due to limited time we offer private half day tours of Ephesus for Celestyal Cruises Passengers. In these private tours guests can maximize the sightseeing during their limited time at the port of Kusadasi.
Suggested Tour Itinerary is as follows:
KUSADASI - No:1
Halfday (4hours) Tour of Ephesus & Temple of Artemis
Meet with your guide in front of the Kusadasi port passenger Terminal. Drive to the country. See the TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS, one of the wonders of the ancient world. Then a visit to EPHESUS is a visit to one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world. Ancient historians believed that Ephesus was founded by the Amazons, but now, it is believed to have been the Hittite city of Apasa. With your Ephesus tour guide, you will see the Odeion, where the advisory council held its meetings and the Baths, as well as many other columns, monuments and ruins, including the Celsus Library. En-route to Kusadasi enjoy the scenery or shopping opportunity.
KUSADASI - No:2
HalfDay (4.5 hours) Temple of Artemis + Ephesus + House of Mary
After meeting your guide drive through the fertile lands. Your first stop will be the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards proceed to the mountain where Virgin Mary is believed to spent her 9 years. The house is approximately 1000 feet above sea level and running as an active chapel. Roman Catholics believe that Virgin Mary came to Ephesus with Saint. John 5 years after the crucification. At the age of 63 she is assumed to heaven. Altough there is no fact that Virgin Mary lived here approximately 1.5 million people visit the site each year. After 30 minutes visit to the House of Mary, drive to ancient city of Ephesus. You will be dropped at the upper gate of Ephesus with your tour guide. Start exploring the city. You will be walking down the hill approximately 1.5hrs. You will see the Odeon, the basilica, domitian square, fountain of Trajan, Celcus library, Terrace Houses (optional), Marble street, the Grand Theater of Ephesus and the Harbour Street. You will be endng your tour at the bottom gate. Your driver and tour guide will take you to another site or drop you at the desired location.
Sedan + Tour Guide for 2 people: 120 Euro
Mercedes Van + Tour Guide for 5 people: 130 Euro
Mercedes Minibus + Tour Guide for 10 people: 140 Euro
Mercedes Minibus + Tour Guide for 14 people: 150 Euro
25 seater Bus + Tour Guide for 24 people: 190 Euro
- Services of an excellent English speaking tour Guide
- A/C vehicle.
- All transportation costs.
- Tax, service charges
Rates Do Not Cover:
- Entrance & Parking fees to the sites.
* We offer %20 discount on certain dates. To see the discounted dates for private Ephesus tours please click here.
If you have questions or need more information please do not hesitate to contact us.
PRIVATE EPHESUS TOURS FROM KUSADASI, IZMIR, SIRINCE, SELCUK, ISTANBUL...
Denizhan Pekoz, is licensed tour guide, providing guided tours of Ephesus from Port of Kusadasi, Port of Izmir, Kusadasi Hotels, Izmir Hotels and Izmir Airport. Has been guiding for over 11 years and working at it with great enthusiasm.
For more information and availability please contact us.
Recent Tripadvisor Reviews about Denizhan Pekoz
“Kusadasi Private tour”
Reviewed August 18, 2016
We decided to go with a private tour of Kusadasi instead of the very expensive cruise tours, I researched on tripadvisor and decided to go with Denizhan after reading all the great reviews.
Our experience with him was fantastic, he replied to my email right away and confirmed the tour, he was waiting for us at the port although we were about 20 minutes late getting out of the ship. He first took us to the temple of Armetis, his knowledge of the area was amazing, he also took us to the House of Mary and then we had a fabulous lunch since my kids were hungry, he was very flexible on the tour and he accomodated all our requests, Ephesus was mindblowing and the time and patience he had with us was really appreciated. I recommend Denizhans tour with a 5 star. A very enjoyable and unforgettable port call.
“A comprehensive day in Ephesus”
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Denizkhan was the best tour guide I have come across, and I do travel quite a bit. He was well ahead of time waiting for us at our hotel. He clearly has a lot of passion and knowledge in the area around Ephesus and was full of historical facts but also helping us gain a broader understanding of modern day history. On request he also took us to some of the best local pottery and leather handicraft stores. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. He also dropped us off at the Izmir airport at the end of the day. Have made a connection for life, would visit again in a heartbeat.
“So knowledgeable and helpful!”
Reviewed 4 weeks agoDenizhan knows it all! His comprehensive knowledge of Ephesus painted for us a most vivid picture of what life was like in a thriving metropolis and trade center 2000 years ago. And he was extremely helpful in addressing some personal matters for us. We could not recommend more highly!
“Great Tour of Ephesus with Denizhan”
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
We loved spending the day in Ephesus with Denizhan. He and his driver were waiting with a friendly smile when we arrived at the cruise terminal. We were a group of four. We all love history and wanted to learn all we could about the Biblical history of the area. Denizhan was perfect for us. He knew more than we could ever know about the history of the area but was able to explain it in an interesting way. He knew and understood the Biblical text and explained it in a way that made the area come to life. He was also honest and realistic when authorities had different opinions or when they were not sure about what happened at a site. He kept us moving and ahead of the crowds---but not rushed. The lunch of typical Turkish food out under big trees was a highlight of our whole trip. We enjoyed visiting with Denizhan during lunch about the food and his life in Turkey with his family. He truly loved this country and passed this on to us. We were sad when the tour was over but left with an appreciation of Ephesus and Turkey. People were warm and kind. We hope to visit again some day. If we are anywhere near this area we will get in touch with Denizhan to continue with our tour of Turkey. My husband said this was the best tour he ever took and the rest of us agreed. Thanks for a great day, Denizhan!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
I am someone who doesn't care much about old stones I never had a history teacher I liked. Now that's sad! But I am learning.!
This tour of Ephesus was amazing. Denizhan Pekoz was our guide and he made it all make sense without being over bearing. The old stones seemed to come alive and I could see how this was once a thriving city. We were not rushed and we did not dilly dally around but went smoothly through the ruins. It seemed as if real people could have e lived there. It was also clear how much work was still to be done and how different it would be if we came back in even 5 years!
I will never tour again without a private guide.
It took us about 4 hours including a stop at a wonderful ceramic store and a stop at a magnificent state run school for rug makers. The rugs were shown to us with the greatest care. We would dearly have loved to have bought one but there was no pressure. Traveling as we were we could not do it. The rugs were simply wonderful and we learned a lot about rug making.
We would like to go back to both places ! and to Ephesus with Denizhan!!
“Private Tour of Ephesus by Trans Balkan tours”
Reviewed October 10, 2016We were a group of 7. We wanted a tour of Ephesus from a Christian perspective. We were picked up at the Cruise Ship dock by Dennis and transported in a brand new looking Mercedes van. Dennis was very knowledgeable of the Biblical text and was careful to differentiate historical truth from speculation or tradition.
We started our tour at St. John's Basilica. Dennis share with us information about the area as well as Christian history. We stopped at a pottery shop on the way to the ruins of Ephesus. While in Ephesus we were wowed by the stories of St. Paul who lived there for 2 1/2 years. Dennis truly knows the Biblical Text. Even for the benefit of non-believers, the ruins are a sight to behold. We also went to the possible home of Mary, mother of Jesus. A somber experience. Then we had a traditional Turkish lunch and a tour of a Turkish carpet facility. The food was wonderful and all part of our tour package price. You will pay for St John's, Ephesus, and Mary's home on your own. Also you will pay for parking. The price for seven of us was around $170 total. Not including tip and admission fees.
Far less than one of those Cruise Ship Excursions would cost. We did far more for far less money than the Cruise ship charges. And we rode in comfort with just our small group and were treated quite well.
One small complaint I would have is that when you stop at the pottery shop and carpet shop, there is a little pressure to purchase something from the shop. Dennis told us not to feel pressured, but I felt pressured. It's just something other travelers should be aware of.
For the record, we felt totally safe on this tour.
Private Ephesus Tours for Celebrity Cruises Passengers: Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Silhouette
Several Celebrity Cruise ships are scheduled to call to the Port of Kusadasi in 2016. Like in the past years we will be operating private Ephesus tours for Celebrity Cruise Passengers from Kusadasi Cruise Port. We already started receiving many requests and private tour bookings.
Today Kusadasi Cruise Port is welcoming Celebrity Constellation. We had several private Ephesus tour bookings by Celeberity Constellation passengers.
If you are coming to Kusadasi with a cruise ship. It would be our pleasure to be in service to you as well. For more information please click here.
The newest cruise ship of Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Vista will be calling to Kusadasi Cruise Port during 10 Days and 13 Days Europe Cruises staring from Trieste, Italy, Athens, Greece and Barcelona, Spain.
Carnival Vista was initially planned to call Izmir Cruise Port. Carnival Cruise Line made an itinerary change and the ship will now call to Kusadasi Cruise Port which is a closer destination to the Ancient City of Ephesus.
First call will be on May 22 2016. This will be the first call of Carnival Vista to Kusadasi. Several years ago Carnival Cruise Ships: Carnival Freedom and Carnival Sunhine called to Izmir Cruise Port several times. Carnival Vista will stay in port between 9.00am till 6.00pm. Carnival Vista will be the new refurbished ship of Carnival Cruise Lines.
We provide private tours of Ephesus from Kusadasi Cruise Port with excellent English speaking tour guides for passengers of Carnival Vista and other cruise ship passengers calling to Izmir Cruise Port and Kusadasi Cruise Port. For more information please contact us.
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