Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
With a lightweight iPod® and a detailed map this self-guided walking tour allows you to explore Ephesus at your own pace. You will be able to listen to all the facts and receive detailed descriptions through your iPod® and your Ephesus map as you explore fascinating ancient city independently as this is a self-guided tour. You may follow the suggested route or set out on your own adventure, moving about the city with ease thanks to your map and audio directions. Stroll through the soul of this ancient city as you pass the restored columns of the Fountain of Trajan, the grand Celsus Library and the unique brothel. This will be highlight of your trip to this wonderfully historic city.
This half day tour gives you chance to focus on the Ancient City of Ephesus in all its glory. During your visit, you will see the Magnesia Gate, Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, temple of Hadrian and the impressive library of Celcius. Learn all about the life and times around this ancient site and conclude your tour with a shopping stop. Finally, you will visit Ephesus Theme Park for a refreshment stop and exclusive interactive show.
OVERVIEW: Designed for those seeking fun and excitement, this tour includes a water park adventure at Aquapark.
HIGHLIGHTS: After your transfer to the park, enjoy the day at one of the most well-known water parks in the Mediterranean. Enjoy the multiple pools and more than 12 slides designed to delight children and adults.
NOTES: Due to safety and security issues and due to the nature of the venue, guests are fully responsible for potential incidents in the park. Other activities such as swimming with dolphins, the dolphin encounter, the shark dive, and the coral reef snorkeling are available at an additional cost and can be booked at the park.
This full day excursion covers the most exciting sites of the region which include the House of Virgin Mary, where Blessed Virgin is reputed to have spent the last years of her life; Ancient City of Ephesus, the most important archaeological site in Turkey followed by Basilica of St. John, the ruins of a church which has a 2nd century tomb thought to hold the remains of St. John; as well as lunch with Turkish specialties at Ephesus Theme Park and a great shopping opportunity.
This tour is designed to introduce you to the Biblical influence during the life and times of Ephesus. Experience an exclusive mass while visiting the House of the Virgin Mary where the Blessed Virgin is reputed to have spent the last years of her life. Next be taken on a guided walking tour through Ephesus, one of the most magnificent excavations in the world. The last major site at Ephesus is a visit to the Church of Virgin Mary. The tour includes a "Biblical lunch" at Ephesus Theme Park where you will be served food cited in the Bible.
OVERVIEW: Designed for guests who are full time wheelchair users, this tour includes a narrated drive through some of the most impressive monuments in Ephesus.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a panoramic view of Ephesus and its highlights. Stop for a photo opportunity of the Statue of Virgin Mary. See the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Enjoy a refreshment stop with a brief carpet presentation and time for shopping.
NOTES: Guests must provide the dimensions (height, length and width) and weight of the electric scooter / wheelchair at the time of booking.
OVERVIEW: This tour offers a complete perspective about the Ancient City of Ephesus and the Roman way of living.
HIGHLIGHTS: In Ephesus, see the Magnesia Gate, Odeon, Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian, Library of Celsius, Grand Theater, and the Arcadian Way. Explore the Terrace Houses known as "the houses of rich" and visit St. John's Basilica. Enjoy a Roman feast for lunch as well as a carpet presentation and time to shop.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 1.5 miles and and this tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Guests must walk across scaffolding with Plexiglas flooring at the Terrace Houses.
OVERVIEW: This full day tour visits all of the historic sites of the region with time spent at Ephesus, Miletus, and Didyma.
HIGHLIGHTS: In Ephesus, see the Magnesia Gate, Odeon, Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian, Library of Celsius, Grand Theater, and the Arcadian Way. Visit Miletus, the native city of many philosophers and its museum. Admire the Temple of Apollo in Didyma. Enjoy a typical Turkish lunch and a brief carpet presentation.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 3 miles and this tour is not recommended for guests using a walker or wheelchair, or who have difficulties in walking, climbing, or managing steps.
This half day tour combines two of the most popular sites in Kusadasi; House of Virgin Mary and the Ancient City of Ephesus. First you'll visit the House of the Virgin Mary where the Blessed Virgin is reputed to have spent the last years of her life. Next stop is the Ancient city of Ephesus where you will see the Magnesia Gate, Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, temple of Hadrian and the impressive library of Celsus. Finally, you will visit Ephesus Theme Park for a refreshment stop and exclusive interactive show. Conclude your tour with a trip back to Kusadasi where there will be a brief carpet presentation. Or, if you wish, you may return directly to the ship which is within walking distance.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.