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.
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.
MS Rotterdam of Holland America Line is in Kusadasi today. Rotterdam is the first cruise ship that docked to Kusadasi Cruise Port in 2014. It is a bright and sunny day. The temperature is 68 fahrenheights. Until March 15 there is no cruise ship scheduled for the Port of Kusadasi.
Rotterdam will continue to call to the Port of Kusadasi during the summer season. We offer Private Ephesus Tours for Rotterdam passengers. For more information about our Private Ephesus Tours, contact us.
Seabourn Sojourn of Seabourn Cruise Line is scheduled to call to the Port of Kusadasi. Seabourn Sojourn will be at the Port of Kusadasi on April 26 2013 during 116 Day World Cruise.
We offer private Ephesus Tours for Seabourn Sojourn passengers.
For more information, contact us.
Today in Kusadasi, we have Cunard Lines Queen Elizabeth. Duirng 12 Days Mediterranean Odyssey cruise, Queen Elizabeth stopped in Kusadasi.Today is exceptionally beautiful and warm day after two days of rain. Since I do not have any private tour of Ephesus. We had a walk with my wife in Kusadasi, enjoyed and sun and a cup Turkish tea by Kusadasi Port. During our walk I have taken the picture on the left.
We provide private Ephesus Tours for Cunard Queen Elizabeth passengers from Kusadasi and Izmir ports. For more information, please contact us.
The 2000 passenger ship MS Eurodam of Holland America Line will make her first call to the Port of Kusadasi on May 4th 2013. This will be the inaugural call of Eurodam to Kusadasi.
For Eurodam passengers we provide exclusive private tours of Ephesus with licensed local tour guides. For more information please contact us.
by TransBalkan Tours is a fully licenced tour operator since 1963 and a member of TURSAB.