Exclusive Ancient Ephesus, Travel Through Time

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Excursion Highlights:
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient city of Ephesus like never before with cutting-edge 3D augmented reality technology
  • Witness history play out as live actors reenact scenes set against re-creations of historical landmarks
  • Be guided by an expert team of history, archaeology, art, and architecture.professionals
  • Visit iconic sites like the Temple of Hadrian, The Great Theatre, and The Library of Celsus
  • Visit a ranch-style rug-weaving center and shop before returning to the ship
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Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
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. If the 3D augmented reality glasses should malfunction or be unusable during the tour, a visit to the Terrace Houses will be added on to the tour itinerary.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  24 ReviewsReview This Tour
October 29, 2023
Lot of walking but very informative and great views with a good lunch our guide was very knowledgeable.
Reviewer: Ed and Brenda Boone
5 Stars
Step back in time
October 13, 2023
The tour of Ephesus was eye opening! So much revealed of this thriving community. The special glasses were an addition, but still need more work and better technology to be truly special. The lunch and oriental rug making experience were terrific! A very worthwhile excursion.
Reviewer: Cathy Duke
5 Stars
Great Guide But Virtual Side Disappointing
October 05, 2023
The guide we had was full of information, however the virtual side of it was a little disappointing, the images kept disappearing off the screen and there were only a few places we used it. This part of it didn't really live up to our expectations
Reviewer: Marjorie
4 Stars
October 03, 2023
Très bonne excursion avec Noa comme guide. Je recommande.
Reviewer: Francoise Perron
5 Stars
The 3D experience
September 28, 2023
Wow this was so great! The 3D provides you with a true picture of what would have been happening right where you are standing. Good guide. Knowledgeable
Reviewer: Archie Huizing
5 Stars
Amazing Tour
September 06, 2023
Nuh was an amazing tour guide, he was very informative and gave great details regarding the area and Ephesus. We were in a small group which was a nice change and the visit to the rug making location and lunch were such a nice treat. Would highly recommend. There were definitely some steep, uneven, slippery areas at Ephesus especially the marble sections.
Reviewer: Melissa
5 Stars