Activities

Day Trips & Excursions

Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir

No trip to Turkey is complete without exploring the ancient ruins of Ephesus - the best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean. You will also visit the final resting place of the Virgin Mary on this day trip from Izmir.
$80
8 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Small-Group Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul

Rewind 2,000 years on this day trip to incredible Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary from Istanbul, including round-trip flights. Fly to Izmir and drive to the eastern Mediterranean’s finest preserved ancient city for an enthralling tour. Walk pavements once strutted by toga-clad Romans; admire the spectacular Great Theatre and Library of Celsus, and see shops, streets, temples and more. View the remnants of the Temple of Artemis and after a complimentary lunch, visit the stone-built house standing on the site many believe to be Mary’s last home. Numbers limited to 14 on this small-group tour.
$345
15 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Pamukkale and Hierapolis

Succumb to the spectacular sight of Pamukkale - a unique natural wonder with dazzling white petrified lime cascades. At the ancient city of Hierapolis explore its Theater, a 2nd century AD building in Roman style. You'll also see the exceptional Necropolis, the largest ancient cemetery in Anatolia.
$125
9 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Pergamum and Asklepion from Izmir

Visit Pergamum, an ancient city dating before the 4th century BC. It's home to the second largest library in the ancient world, the steepest Theatre of Anatolia, the monumental Altar of Zeus and the Roman Medical Center ruins of Asklepion, work site of the great physician, Galen.
$130
8 hours
Shore Excursions

Izmir Shore Excursion: Day Trip to Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary

When you're in port in Izmir, don’t miss exploring the ancient ruins of Ephesus, the best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean. This Turkey shore excursion also includes a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary, where Mary spent her final days.
$95
8 hours
Shore Excursions

Izmir Shore Excursion: Izmir Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

When your cruise arrives in port, discover the magic of Izmir on an introductory half-day tour that covers all the top sights. Wander through the ancient Agora, visit the Archaeological Museum and the iconic clock tower at the Konack Square, and enjoy a pleasant walk along the waterfront.
$50
3 hours
Tours & Sightseeing

Izmir Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Discover the magic of Izmir on an introductory half-day tour that covers all the highlights. Wander through the ancient Agora, marvel at the ruins of Alexander the Great's castle and visit both the Archaeological and Ethnographic museums.
$50
3 hours
Shore Excursions

Izmir Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis

When your cruise ship arrives in Izmir, make the most of your time with this private shore excursion to Ephesus, where you'll see some of most famous sights in Turkey. With your private tour guide, walk around the ancient city, a former center of the ancient world and one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the eastern Mediterranean. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent the last days of her life, and try to imagine the beauty of the Temple of Artemis (also known as the Temple of Diana), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
$94
6 hours
Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Ephesus and St. Mary's House

On this privately guided tour, journey to ancient Ephesus with such sites as the ruins of the Great Theatre, the Library of Celsius and the Temple of Hadrian, you'll want to explore as much as you can. Continue to the House of Virgin Mary and St John's Basilica.
$109
8 hours
Shore Excursions

Izmir Shore Excursion: Private Tour to Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary

When your cruise docks in the Izmir port, see some of the most popular sights in Turkey on a private shore excursion to Ephesus. Your private tour guide will lead you to the major historical landmarks of the ancient city, such as Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. You will also visit the House of Virgin Mary, where Mary spent the last days of her life.
$84
5 hours