You can arrange your private guide and driver to start your tour between 7:30am to 2pm, setting out after pickup from your Kusadasi hotel or the cruise ship dock. Travel by air-conditioned minivan the short distance to Ephesus, arriving in under half an hour at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Highlights of the Ephesus ruins include the Great Theater, Library of Celsus, Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian, Baths of Scholastica, and Arcadian Way. You can also visit the nearby remains of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis.
You can stop at significant religious locations like the Meryemana (House of the Virgin Mary) or the 6th-century Basilica of St. John. Or head up to the picturesque hillside town of Sirince to taste their renowned fruit wines, soak in the views, and perhaps purchase a delicious lunch of Turkish fare. At the end of your 4-hour tour, your driver returns you to your starting point.