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Kusadasi Ephesus, Priene, and Doganbey Village Private Shore Excursion

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Kuşadası, Turkey
Kusadasi Ephesus, Priene, and Doganbey Village Private Shore Excursion

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Safety measures
icon5 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

When your ship docks at Kusadasi, seize the opportunity to visit three of western Turkey’s historical highlights. Explore the ancient Greek city of Priene with its Temple of Athena and theater, and roam the old stone village of Doganbey, abandoned by Greek residents in the 1920s. Finish at Ephesus to admire its Celsus Library, Great Theater, and other Greco-Roman ruins. A lunch break (own expense) at Karine, private transport, and port pickup and drop-off included.
  • Private Ephesus, Priene, and Doganbey shore excursion from Kusadasi port
  • See the Temple of Athena and other relics at Priene, an ancient Greek port city
  • Explore the stone streets of Doganbey, deserted by its Greek population in the 1920s
  • Tour Greco-Roman Ephesus to view its famous Celsus Library, theater, temples, and more
  • Break for lunch (own expense) in the fishing village of Karine
  • Private transport by air-conditioned minivan, private guide, and port pickup and drop-off included
  • Price per group, with maximum of 14 people
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Port pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Transport by private air-conditioned minivan
Professional guide
Drinks
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Lunch

Departure Point

Dağ Mh., Güvercinada Cd. 7A, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

We meet the travelers outside in front of the main exit of Kuşadası Port. The name of the port is Kuşadası Liman Başkanlığı.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • A minimum of 1 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 14 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Celsus Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kusadasi Ephesus, Priene, and Doganbey Village Private Shore Excursion?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Kusadasi Ephesus, Priene, and Doganbey Village Private Shore Excursion.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kusadasi Ephesus, Priene, and Doganbey Village Private Shore Excursion?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Kusadasi Ephesus, Priene, and Doganbey Village Private Shore Excursion.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Kusadasi Ephesus, Priene, and Doganbey Village Private Shore Excursion?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Kusadasi Ephesus, Priene, and Doganbey Village Private Shore Excursion.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kusadasi Ephesus, Priene, and Doganbey Village Private Shore Excursion?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Kusadasi Ephesus, Priene, and Doganbey Village Private Shore Excursion.

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My original review, written right...
Lynn L
, Jan 2017
My original review, written right after the trip, vanished into cyberspace somehow. The guide, Kemal, was truly our hero - the guide we were supposed to have had gotten sick, and Kemal was filling in for him on his only day off for 2 weeks. Priene was beautiful! High on a hill - if you're not prepared to walk up and down steep paths and steps, don't try it. 3 of us were on the trip 1 stayed at the cafe where the van was parked, and we other 2 went up with our guide. The ancient Greek city used to be a seaport, but the sea is now a long way from there - lots of green where the water used to be. The ruins include the offices for the bureaucrats of long ago, a temple to the Egyptian gods, a temple of Apollo that eventually became a Christian church, an ampitheatre, and the incredible temple of Athena, which once had 60 columns. Germans did some restoration there in the 1880s or thereabouts, including setting up some of the columns again, and digging down along one side to show the foundation for the temple. It was well worth the effort to get up there to see it! The stone houses were interesting to see, but that's a driveby. Lunch was at a little restaurant in Karine on the shore, with a table under a tree on a grassy verge and the beach right below us, with lots of ducks and geese and fish to watch, and the restaurant's cat happy to greet visitors and hoping for a handout. Can't remember what all we ate, but the food was delicious. Our guide explained what we were eating, and if necessary, how to eat it. We could have included time at Ephesus if we'd wanted, but, as we'd been there before, all we wanted was a half hour with the souvenir section, so one of our group could find some particular souvenirs. We were absolutely delighted with this alternate way to spend the day. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you Lynn for your kind review. We appreciated it. Best Regards Celsus Travel
star-4
Our day in Turkey was fantastic...
Kathryn_H
, Oct 2016
Our day in Turkey was fantastic thanks to this tour. Our guide was so friendly and willing to share his knowledge of his country and the people. He was very accommodating of our wishes. We loved lunch at the quaint seaside restaurant! The Stone Houses of Doganbey Village were interesting and beautiful, but in retrospect I do not think we needed to walk the entire village. The trip to the carpet factory was a bonus and we got to weave a few stitches ourselves! Bring your credit card if you choose to go to the carpet factory, though - the carpets are beautiful, high quality, and you can negotiate a really good bargain - but they are still expensive. I would not have minded saving a bit of time from the Stone Houses and adding another local craft/shopping stop not the mass-produced tourist stuff available everywhere. Highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Celsus Travel.

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