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• Private A/C car, van or bus depending on the size of the group
• Government-licensed, professional tour guide
• All Entry Fees
• Roundtrip transfers from/to port
• Lunch on full day tours


• Tips to the tour guide and driver


AVOID THE CROWDS: If you plan to visit Turkey via Cruise Ship, we strongly recommend you to book one of our “Private” shore excursions. The tour rates below are based on private services yet, the prices are more competitive comparing with the tour prices you are offered on the ship. Additionally, you will avoid the crowds and enjoy our flexible itinerary with a private professional tour guide. Your tour guide will meet you at Istanbul or Kusadasi port, at the time you request, with a sign your name on it

KUSADASI ( Ephesus)
What To Know: The site of Ephesus has two main gates. Using the upper gate, located along the road to the House of the Virgin Mary, is recommended. A brief visit to Ephesus requires about an hour and a half of walking in open air, so it is recommended to dress according to the season. Inside the ruins, there are no restrooms, or water stands. Visitors to Ephesus should take the advantage of the facilities located at the main entry gates. Taking pictures and usage of the cameras are permitted, but using a tripod requires a special permission that can be arranged through the Archaeological Museum in Selçuk.

What To Know: Some museums/sites in Istanbul are closed on certain days. For example, Covered Bazaar is closed on Sundays, Topkapi Palace and St. Chora Church are closed on Tuesdays. St. Sophia Church is closed on Mondays. If a museum, which is in your program is closed, we will make you the best possible suggestion to fulfill your sightseeing itinerary. Or, if you have two full days in Istanbul, we will visit it on the other day.

SHOPPING is available at the end of each tour, before returning to the ship. Shopping in a foreign country is a fabulous and rewarding experience, and we have taken the steps to guarantee that your shopping experience is also enjoyable and risk-free.