This private guided 8-hour full-day tour starts at Izmir port, before exploring 8,000 years of history at the Ephesus Archaeological Site. Learn to cook authentic Turkish food and witness the magic of masterpiece carpets being created before your eyes.
What to Expect
On this popular, private 8-hour guided shore exursion you'll explore the history, cuisine and carpets of the ancient city of Ephesus on this full-day, cruise ship shore tour. Experience an amazing blend of everything Turkey has to offer!
You'll be picked up at Izmir port by your licensed private guide iin your personal A/C vehicle and we'll start with a visit to the legendary Ephesus Archeological Site, one of Turkey’s most visited historic archaelogical destinations. Admire the remarkable ancient Greek ruins dating back to the 5th and 6th century BC. Your guide will tell you why this was the wealthiest city of its time.
Then visit the famous Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World and one of the symbols of Ephesus during the city's peak as one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean World.
In two hours, learn how to cook some of the delicious local cuisine at an authentic Turkish Selcuk cooking class, and enjoy a lunch of your very own culinary creations.
Next, we will visit the Hali Village, the nomadic carpet-weaving center where one can observe the process that begins with a cocoon and evolves into a one-of-a-kind, double-knotted, famed Turkish carpet art.
Take a trip into the heart of Mediterranean history, art and culture on this exciting trip from Izmir!
- Private licensed guide
- Dependable driver
- Modern air conditioned vehicle
- Local postcard
Know Before You Go
** Entrance fees: Please have one person collect all the entrance fees to give to your private guide to "not" waste any of your tour time Thanks.
Ephesus Arch Site - €10.80
Seljuk Cooking School (Minimum of 5 people) - €17.50 Euro
** In summer months, we recommend bringing sunscreen, dark glasses, water, and a hat. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring lots of film or memory cards.