Aegean Delights with Lunch
Explore some of the most noteworthy landmarks Ephesus and Kusadasi have to offer on this guided tour. This Izmir tour takes you to many noteworthy and popular destinations, teaching you about Ephesus's stunning history before heading to Kusadasi, a popular resort. This tour is ideal for history lovers, photographers, and anyone looking for an immersive cultural experience at a low price.
Begin your professionally guided tour with a comfortable drive to Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an incredible history. Ninety minutes are allocated for a comprehensive walking tour of this momentous city. Built in the 10th century B.C., Ephesus contains the largest collection of Roman ruins in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Famed for the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, this historic city has plenty of sights to offer the eager eye. Beginning at the Magnesia Gate, pass by historic buildings and sculptures as you walk along Arcadia Way, a beautiful marble street stretching from the city's harbor to The Great Theater. Feel history come to life knowing past citizens and famous figures like Marc Antony and Cleopatra traveled down the same path thousands of years ago.
Walk by the Library of Celsus, built in 125 AD, where an extravagant entrance once lead to nearly 12,000 scrolls. Another highlight on your walk is The Baths of Scholastica, an area used by former citizens to bathe, socialize, and discuss current events and important daily topics. The most grandiose attraction in Ephesus is The Great Theater, a massive 25,000 seat venue. Sixty rows of seats spanning three sections face a striking 60 foot stage. The theater was once used for concerts and plays, as well as philosophical discussions and even gladiator fights.
As your walking tour of Ephesus continues, enjoy fascinating stories about Alexander the Great, the Virgin Mary, and other famous figures who walked down the same marble streets. This combination tour from Izmir continues with a short scenic drive to Kusadasi, a resort town that offers both ancient and modern attractions. Nestled on the coast, Kusadasi is a popular destination for travelers from around the world. After your tour of Kusadasi, you'll head to a scenic park for a savory lunch, included in your tour price. Enjoy a mixture of hot and cold appetizers, seasonal salads, a main course, Turkish pastries, and fresh fruit. Water, tea, and coffee are also provided. Additional snacks and beverages are available for purchase.
Following your return trip to Izmir, you have the option to end your tour with an interesting Turkish carpet demonstration. If you prefer to not participate in the carpet demonstration, you can explore the variety of nearby shops filled with jewelry, carpets, leatherwear, copper goods, and refreshing beverages. Book this comprehensive Izmir tour for an unforgettable Turkish experience at an exclusively low price.
Please note: the standard of dress throughout Turkey is conservative. Modest clothing covering your shoulders and knees is required. Short shorts and sleeveless shirts (for both men and women) are not acceptable.