Exclusive Ancient Ephesus, Travel Through Time

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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Beverage and meal is included.
Recommended Dress Comfortable, seasonal clothing and good walking shoes, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
Restrictions Guests should be in good physical condition, tour involves walking over one mile. You may encounter uneven and unpaved surfaces.

Exclusive Ancient Ephesus, Travel Through Time

This tour will be unlike any other you have ever experienced, a classic guided tour is enriched by creating a completely unique, interactive experience allowing you to travel in time.

3D re-creation happens when you place augmented virtual reality glasses on and you see how the buildings, shops, streets, palaces and temples looked with a vivid computer reconstruction. Live scenes played by actors unfold in front of your eyes in the ancient world and allow you to feel like an Ephesian.

Behind this technological innovation is a team of professionals from different sectors including tourism, history, archaeology, art and architecture with different visions for the same philosophy: To bring the culture and antiquities of the past to life through new technologies.

After a scenic drive from the ship, you will arrive at the spectacular Ephesus, one of the best-preserved cities of antiquity.

Enjoy a walking tour of this incredible site and pass by the Temple of Hadrian, the 25,000-seat Great Theatre, and perhaps the most recognizable building in the city, The Library of Celsus. With your guide, you will enter the city through the Magnesian Gate, the ancient entrance to the city at the top of Kuretes Street.

Listen to detailed historical and architectural information supplementing your guided visit, this is an awe-inspiring journey through time. By using state-of-the-art technology, you will see the reconstructed 10 highlights of the famous ancient city. It is not only a visual show but a valuable, detailed historical and architectural audio and visual lesson with information enhancing your guide's explanations.

At 5 places throughout your guided tour, you will watch scenes captured by real life actors, with the backdrop of ancient Ephesus brought to life with 3D imagery. Imagine watching Romans discussing state issues in Odeon, Cleopatra and Mark Anthony riding on Arcadian Way, or Romans trying to interrupt St. Paul's entry to the grand theatre. All with you immersed in the heart of the action!

Before your return to port stop by a ranch style rug weaving center where you will be given information about this art as well as time for shopping. Taste the mezes prepared by local products and the local wine in the courtyard before you return to your ship waiting for you.

Please Note: This tour involves over a mile of walking on uneven, cobblestones surfaces. Comfortable walking shoes, hat and sun protection is recommended. Restrooms are available at the entrance and at the exit (free of charge) of Ephesus.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  6 ReviewsReview This Tour
Amazing view of past and present
December 10, 2019
Our guide (Can), pronounced John, was very knowledgeable, kind and courteous to our small group. He carefully checked we were all included as he talked. The glasses provided showed us how Ephesus looked in full colour in ancient times. It was an excellent experience in all respects.
Reviewer: Mary Bruce
5 Stars
Ancient Ephesus, travel through time.
October 24, 2019
Great tour guide. He was knowledgeable and on this tour we had the glasses to wear to show us what Ephesus would of looked liked today., not like the Olympia tour which did not provide any of the 3d glasses.
Reviewer: Eleanor Lord
5 Stars
Loved this
September 16, 2019
We enjoyed the technology used to allow us "to see" several of the sites as they would have looked in the first century. We wanted more of this!
Reviewer: Ron Crews
5 Stars
Best Ruins
July 29, 2019
This tour was amazing, including our tour guide, Can (John) who knew so much about history, the Bible, mythology, and Turkey. The ruins were the best we'd seen outside of Pompeii. The video glasses help you see what the place may have looked like. There is some walking involved, but it's all downhill. After Ephesus we went to a Turkish rug factory where we had a delicious lunch outdoors, then a demonstration of rug making and sales presentation. There was no pressure, and we would have bought one if we had that kind of money, because the quality and workmanship is outstanding. Highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Pia Thompson
5 Stars
Exclusive Ancient Ephesus, Travel through time
July 01, 2019
This was not a bad tour, although the time spent fiddling with the glasses only to see a still photo of a building could have been used seeing more of the site. I think maybe I expected something different. We did not really see the arena close up which was a disappointment. Having said that we enjoyed a wonderful lunch
4 Stars
June 29, 2019
This was a very good tour. Guide was good and was quite knowledgeable. I would recommend it.
Reviewer: Margaret McElligott
4 Stars