Shore Excursions Profile

Port of Call: Kuþadasý
Kuþadasý/Ephesus* Port, Aydýn – TURKEY
*UNESCO World Heritage Site
**One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
When to Travel: All Year Round
Price / Per Person: Starting from USD 169,00* for 2 people
*Price varies by group size and tour content

Our experiences explore one of the world’s most intriguing destinations: Ephesus*-Kuþadasý, Turkey. With experiential touches we tend to deliver intimate experience and the chance to get to know the locals. Our experiences are selected and curated to immerse you in the destination with highlights, alternative highlights, “off the beaten path” sights and breathtaking locations. They vary from traveler to traveler as we try to concentrate on the needs with unique and innovative experiences. Each experience is matched with ideal modes of transportation, guidance and services depending on the port of call. Imagine strolling from your cabin into a time machine of cultures enclaved on each other.

Some sample private shore excursion contents as per category…

• Best of Ephesus “Best of” category: Ephesus*, Miletus, Didyma, Local Handicrafts Center and Lunch – Full Day / Apx 8 hours – Strenuous
• Classical Ephesus “Destination Highlight” category: House of Virgin Mary, Ephesus*, Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Basilica of St.John, Local Handicrafts Center and Lunch – Full Day / Apx 7 hours – Strenuous
• Kuþadasý Countryside “Cultural Diversities” category: Þirince Village & wine tasting, Kirazlý Village & Fruit collection, Weaving Village & lecture and Lunch at Villagers' House – Full Day / Apx 7 hours – Strenuous
• Exclusive Ephesus “Boutique” category: House of Virgin Mary, Ephesus* & Terrace Houses with an expert and Local Handicrafts Center – Half Day / Apx 5 hours – Strenuous
• Kuþadasý on Foot “Active” category: Pigeon Island & Byzantine Castle, Inner Castle, Turkish Bath “Hamam”, Local Handicrafts Center and Lunch – Half Day / Apx 5 hours – Moderate
• Ephesus and Oleatrium “Conceptualized” category: Ephesus*, Olive Museum "Oleatrium" and Weaving Village & lecture – Half Day / Apx 4 hours – Moderate
• Panoramic Ephesus “Less Walkers” category: Ephesus* from outside (upper and lower gates), Statue of Virgin Mary, Isa Bey Mosque, Temple of Artemis** and Local Handicrafts Center – Half Day / Apx 4 hours – Easy

Inclusive Services
• English Speaking Professional Local Guide (other major languages are available on request)
• Transportation in suitable size luxury vehicles; car or van or minivan
• All parking fees

Exclusive Services
• Meals along with select local beverages (most dietary requirements can be catered)
• All explorations and entrance fees
• Tips and gratuities

What to Bring and Wear
• SeaPass and photo ID
• Cash/credit card/s
• Camera
• Comfortable clothing and footwear

Don’t compromise your pursuit of the extraordinary and unknown be open to new ideas in a cruise traveler format. Don’t go with the flow but try to experience the difference that is boldly and cautiously offered to you by our expertise. Meet your need for genuine exploration and discovery side by side with our team of flawless leaders who will bring inspiring stories from across Turkey.

When you travel with IZE, we show you some of the most remarkable places at all ports of calls but does so in a way that’s as enriching as we can make it. Our excursions planned and continuously refined with culture, experiential travel expertise and include elements that would be next to impossible to do otherwise. We will learn and share together; we will have a lot of fun and laughter, the joy that comes from making new discoveries in the care of IZE Travel. We offer an authentic and immersive look Turkey’s natural and cultural wonders, all through the eyes of passionate, knowledgeable travel enthusiasts.

We are all looking forward to joining passions together and exploring our destination…

You may try one of the following unique experiences too...
• Alternative Highlights and Sights “Off the Beaten Path”: Museums, Mosques, Ottoman Inns and more…
• Cultural Diversities
• Crossroads of the Three Monotheist Religions
• Turkish Bath “Hamam” Experience
• Neighborhoods, Villages and Towns
• Attractions
• Water Related Activities
• Workshops
• Culinary
• Shopping Paradise
• Adventure and Nature
• Photography
• Tour for Less Walkers

and more…


What most people are interested in is who are we? Well, we are a trio with a love for travel, simple as that. Actually, one of us is more concentrated on the technological side. But in our small universe, our core revolves around detail and service. We are curious about our geography and where we live, the wonders that we are surrounded in. Combining our passion, encouraging our curiosity and creativity, we reach out to our sole purpose which is a tailor-made travel for your off time.

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