Private Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi Cruise Port with local tour guides
We provide custom made tours to Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, House of Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John, Sirince Village, Kirazli Village and Isa Bey Mosque from Kusadasi Cruise Port.
Our team of licensed tour guides offer exclusive private tours to Ephesus for cruise passengers travelling to Kusadasi Cruise Port. These private tours of Ephesus are conducted in English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and Russian languages.
Distance from Kusadasi Port to Ephesus
The distance between Kusadasi Port to Ephesus Ancient city is 20 kilometers. It takes approximately 25 minutes by car to go to the Ancient City of Ephesus. There is no direct prublic transport to go to Ephesus from Kusadasi Port. For cruise passengers who has limited time in Kusadasi, we recommend them to take a taxi or book a Private Ephesus Tour.
The Cruise Ships that will be calling to Kusadasi Cruise Port in 2021
We organize private tours of Ephesus and Pamukkale and private transfers to Izmir Airport for Celestyal Cruises Passengers who will be embarking and disembarking to/from the Celestyal Olympia and Celestyal Experience at Kusadasi Cruise Port.
Celestyal Olympia and Celestyal Experience of Greek Celestyal Cruises will be calling back to the cruise port of Kusadasi in 2021. Celestyal Experience will be the first cruise ship which will be calling to Kusadasi Cruise Port for 2021. Celestyal Olympia and Celestyal Experience 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.
For passengers who are embarking and disembarking from Celestyal Cruise Ships we offer private half day tours of Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary ending at Izmir Airport.
* 3 shore excursions come with the Celestyal cruise package. The complimentary half-day excursions on Celestyal cruise included the Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete, the magnificent remains of Ephesus near the port of Kusadasi and a walk through the village of Oia in Santorini. Therefore we offer private tours for Celestyal Cruise Passengers who are embarking and disembarking at Kusadasi Cruise Port.
Suggested Private Ephesus Tour Itinerary is as follows:
Private Ephesus Tour starting from Kusadasi Cruise Port and ending at Izmir Airport (5.5 hours)
Temple of Artemis + Ephesus + House of Mary
After meeting your guide at Kusadasi Cruise Port, 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 Izmir Airport.
Cost of Private Ephesus Tour starting from Kusadasi Cruise Port and ending at Izmir Airport:
170 Euro (Total to be paid for 1-6 people)
- Services of an excellent English speaking tour Guide
- A/C Mercedes V-Class
- All transportation costs.
- Tax, service charges
- Parking fees to the sites.
Rates Do Not Cover:
- Entrance fees to the sites.
* Above rate is NOT a per person rate. It is total to be paid for your group.
* On certain dates, we offer %20 discount. Dates for Discounted Private Ephesus Tours
* In addition to private tours with English speaking tour guides, we also provide private tours with Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, French and Italian speaking licensed tour guides. There is a surcharge for non-English speaking tours. For costs please contact us.
There is no prepayment required for the reservation.
Payment can be made in Euro, Turkish Liras or US Dollar cash at the end of the tour. There is no prepayment required for the booking
You can cancel a tour 72 hours in advance of your tour departure without any charges. If you would like to cancel a tour, simply send us an email and we will be happy to assist you. Once you are within the 24 hour tour departure window, the tour becomes non-refundable. This is because our guide and vehicle have set aside space to accommodate your request and will often not be able to fill that space with another customer so close to departure. For cruise passengers, there is no cancellation fee if your ship does not call to the port in any reason.
* We offer %20 discount on certain dates. Book early and save more. 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 for Princess Cruises Passengers: Pacific Princess, Discovery Princess, Enchanted Princess
For 2021, there will be 8 port of calls of Princess Cruise Line. Pacific Princess, Discovery Princess and Enchanted Princess will be calling to Kusadasi Cruise Port. Four of the calls will be made by Pacific Princess, and the others will be made by Discovery Princess and Enchanted Princess
Pacific Princess will be docked at Kusadasi Cruise Port on July 16th 2021 during 12 Night Greek Isles Connoisseur Cruise. Enchanted Princess will be at the Kusadasi Cruise Port on October 17th during 11 Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise.
We offer private tours of Ephesus for Pacific Princess, Discovery Princess and Enchanted Princess passengers. Please visit our website for private Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi Cruise Port.
Private Ephesus Tours for Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Getaway Passengers from Kusadasi Cruise Port
Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Getaway of Norwegian Cruise Line will have over 35 port of calls to Kusadasi Cruise Port in 2021. We had the pleasure to be in be in service to Norwegian Cruise Line Passengers in the past.
Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Getaway is scheduled to do Eastern Mediterranean Cruises. Norwegian Dawn will have the first call to Kusadasi Cruise Port on January 2021 during 21-Night Wonders of the Mediterranean and Arabia Cruise.
Mediterranean ports, including Kusadasi Cruise Port, can expect to profit from the cruise industry’s distress in the coming tourist season. The Far East is largely being replaced by the Mediterranean. After all, the ships have to sail somewhere. What this also means is that Mediterranean ports, including Kusadasi Cruise Port, can expect to profit from the cruise industry’s distress in the coming tourist season. Cruise lines are expressing their trust in the Kusadasi Cruise Port, and we, on our part will make every effort to be at the service of Norwegian Cruise Line passengers in this difficult period they are now experiencing. Kusadasi Cruise Port has already seen an impressive jump in the number of cruise ships scheduled to dock at Kusadasi Cruise Port.
We organize private Ephesus tours for cruise passengers calling to Kusadasi Cruise Port. We offer full day private tours of Temple of Artemis, Sirince Village, House of Virgin Mary, Ancient City of Ephesus, Basilica of St. John and a traditional Turkish lunch.
Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Spirit will have several port of calls to Kusadasi Cruise Port in 2020 during Greek Isles & Italy Cruises from Barcelona and Athens (Pireaus)
For more information about our private tours of Ephesus, please contact us.
Turkey’s most popular cruise terminal
Hundreds of thousands of voyagers pass through the Kusadasi Cruise Port terminal, the most popular cruise port in Turkey serving tourists travelling on Mediterranean cruises. It is also the leader in receiving tourists on board luxury liners arriving in Turkey from all over the world. The Terminal has undergone an extensive renovation in the past years. It has cafeterias, shops, taxis and public transport, and all the services necessary to make your arrival and departure from Turkey pleasant. The terminal is directly linked with downtown Kusadasi and is within a 20 minutes minutes’ drive away from the ancient city of Ephesus.
Kusadasi Cruise Port’s passenger terminal serves tens of thousands of tourists every year. All the world’s leading cruise ship companies choose Kusadasi Cruise Port as a port of call. We are convinced it is also the most beautiful port of entry. At the moment, the Kusadasi Cruise Port passenger terminal is able to handle ships of up to 3500 passengers on an ongoing basis, quickly and efficiently. Kusadasi Cruise Port is the most popular cruise port in Turkey in terms of servicing passenger and tourist ships.
The Cruise Ships that will be calling to Kusadasi Cruise Port in 2020:
We offer private tours of Ephesus and surrounding area from Kusadasi Cruise Port, for more information, please contact us.
Marina, Sirena, Nautica and Riviera of Oceania Cruises will call to the Port of Kusadasi in 2020. On July 12th during 10 Night Grecian Glory Venice To Athens Cruise, Riviera will call to Kusadasi Cruise Port.
We offer you private tours of Ephesus much less price than what you would pay on a ships excursion. Instead of being with 30 other people. Once you book with us you will have your own private tour guide, driver and vehicle. Our tour guides are all licensed by the Turkish Government and all are experts of the area. A customized private tour of Ephesus will put you in charge. Your private guide can alter the tour to include other similar sights. You can also ask in advance to have the tour focus on a particular aspect or culture you’d like to learn more about. The options are endless in our Ephesus tours. A relaxed atmosphere tailored to your interests. Don’t worry about being rushed to the next stop before you’ve had a chance to really take in that impressive monument. Our private Ephesus tours offer a laid back setting in which to enjoy just the type of sights you’re interested in, without feeling rushed. All you can get these less than ships excursion prices.
Contact us today for your customized Ephesus tour. For suggested tour itineraries from Port of Kusadasi please click here.
Private Ephesus Tours for Viking Cruises Passengers from Kusadasi Cruise Port: Viking Jupiter, Viking Sea
Private Ephesus Tours for Silversea Passengers: Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Moon, Silver Spirit
Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Moon, Silver Spirit of Silversea Cruises will start calling to the Port of Kusadasi in 2020 during 11 Night Athens (Piraeus) To Athens (Piraeus) Cruise.. The cruise will start from Piraeus (Athens) and will end at Piraeus (Athens). Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Moon, Silver Spirit will be Silversea cruise ships which will call to the Port of Kusadasi.
We provide exclusive private tours of Ephesus for Silversea Passengers from Port of Kusadasi. Ephesus Travel Guide gives you access to Ephesus shore excursions that are higher quality than Silversea cruise line offerings and at substantially lower prices. Enjoy a more intimate Ephesus cruise tour experience away from the crowds. For more information please contact us.
Private Tours of Ephesus and Pamukkale for Windstar Cruises Passengers: Wind Star, Star Pride and Star Legend
Windstar cruises will start making 7 Days Athens to Athens cruises and will call to Port of Kusadasi. Wind Star, Star Pride and Star Legend of Wind Star Cruises will call to Kusadasi Cruise Port. First Call will be on May 7th by Wind Star during 7 Night Treasures of the Greek Isles Cruise.
We provide exclusive private tours of Ephesus and private tours of Pamukkale (Hierapolis) for Windstar Cruises Passangers from Port of Kusadasi. For more information please click the following links:
Private Ephesus Tours from Kusadasi Cruise Port
Private Pamukkale Tours from Kusadasi Cruise 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.
Several Seabourn ships will call to the Port of Kusadasi this year. First one will be Seabourn Ovation on April 27th 2020. Followed by Seabourn Odyssey in May. There will be 8 port of calls of Seabourn Ovation, Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Odyssey to Kusadasi Cruise Port in 2020
We offer private Ephesus tours for Seabourn passengers who will call to the Port of Kusadasi and Port of Izmir. Our private Ephesus tours are leaded by finest English speaking licensed tour guides of the area. The cost of the private Ephesus tours are much less than the ones of offered by Seabourn. As a former Seabourn employee, (worked on Seabourn Sun as an Asst. Shore Excursions Manager) I am well aware of guests needs and expectations. Let us take you to an unforgettable Ephesus private tour of one of the major Roman cities: Ephesus. For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Marella Celebration and Marella Explorer of Marella Cruises (Tui Cruises) will call to cruise port of Kusadasi in 2020. Marella Celebration and Marella Explorer will stop at Kusadasi Cruise Port during 7 Night Ancient Kingdom and 7 Night Aegean Titans cruises.
Marella Cruises will have 9 port of calls to Kusadasi Cruise Port in 2020. The first call will be made by Marella Celebration on Saturday March 28 2020 during 7 Night Ancient Kingdom Cruise. 1250 passenger ship, Marella Celebration will stay at Kusadasi Cruise Port between 09.00-17.00. Marella Celebration is owned by TUI UK and operated by their UK based Marella Cruises. Marella Celebration is the former Thomson Celebration and Noordam of Holland America Line.
We offer private tours of Ephesus for Marella Cruises passengers. Our licensed tour guides meet the passengers outside the passenger terminal of Kusadasi Cruise Port.
For cruise ship passengers calling to Kusadasi and Izmir Ports, we organize private tours of Ephesus and surrounding area. For more information please visit: Private Tours of Ephesus or contact us.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines 2000 passenger ship will again call to the Cruise Port of Kusadasi in 2019. First call will be on November 7th 2019, during 12 Night Holy Land Cruise, Jewel of the Seas will stop at the Cruise Port of Kusadasi. Jewel of the Seas will stay at the port of Kusadasi from 8am until 6pm.
We offer selection of private tours from Port of Kusadasi for Jewel of the Seas passengers. For more information please contact us.
Star Flyer of Star Clippers will be making 6 port of calls to Kusadasi Cruise Port in 2019. During 7 Night Northern Cyclades cruise, Star Flyer will be calling to Kusadasi Cruise Port. The first call of Star Flyer is scheduled to be to Kusadasi Cruise Port on May 6th 2019.
We offer pirvate tours of Ephesus for Star Flyer passengers. For more information about our private tours of Ephesus, please contact us.
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