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.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  12 ReviewsReview This Tour
Excellent and Informative
November 28, 2022
One of the best tours my wife and I have taken in over thirty sailings. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and highly personal. Tour included the use of VR glasses to see what structures actually looked like in ancient times. This small group tour was greatly desirable over cruise ship large tour groups. Highly recommended this company and tour guide.
Reviewer: Jim Wall
5 Stars
Exclusive Ancient Ephesus, Travel Through Time
October 31, 2022
Tour was amazing. Our tour guide (John) was very knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable . The virtual reality goggles added a lot. Lunch was lovely. If it wasn't for the high pressure Turkish rug sales my rating would be excellent.
Reviewer: Tania Foreman
4 Stars
Ephesus tour
September 17, 2022
Fascinating! Going back thousands of years is mind boggling! Visited rug making factory in the afternoon. Most interesting visit I've had.
5 Stars
Exclusive Ancient Ephesus, Travel Through Time
August 30, 2022
Our tour guide, John (Can), is the best tour guide ever! I would rate this tour 10 stars if I could. John was so knowledgeable about the history of Ephesus as it was in Biblical times, and the 3-D glasses that depicted several of the ruins as they probably looked 2,000 years ago so enhanced the experience. After the tour we drove to a rug factory and enjoyed a delicious Turkish lunch and were then given a tour of the rug factory to see how these extraordinary works of art are made close up. We then got to see several of the finished rugs The rug factory also supports the women in nearby small villages who make these rugs. I can’t wait for the prug I bought to arrive, as it will serve as a treasured reminder of our wonderful visit to Turkey and making the acquaintance of John and learning about him, his family, his faith, and his country. Thank you, John, for a truly memorable and blessed experience!
Reviewer: Debbie Holt
5 Stars
Amazing Ephesus!
June 27, 2022
Our guide, John (but not spelled that way) was excellent. He gave us lots of interesting information and always found a shady place to talk to us. The glasses were amazing as we could see how buildings may have looked originally. The pace was good and the whole tour was very enjoyable.
Reviewer: Michael P Williams
5 Stars
A great view of Ephesus
June 07, 2022
We loved our tour of Ephesus. Our guide was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the subject and was extremely personable.. This was the only company that offered three-D googles to see the sites as they were thousands of years ago.
Reviewer: Marta Hayward
5 Stars