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Ephesus: one day ship stop at Kusadasi - need some...

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We are trying to decide whether to do an all-day tour of Ephesus, Mary's house, etc. w/a private guide some of our fellow cruisers have arranged or just try to visit Ephesus on our own. The tour is ALL DAY and we tend to enjoy doing things on our own time schedule as a rule, but maybe not this time. Will there be taxis, "bargain rate guides", etc., waiting cruise passengers are the port in Kusadasi, and how much can we expect to pay for transport to Ephesus - what is the admission charge, etc? (I know; sometimes you get what you pay for!) Thanks for any help or info.

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1. Re: Ephesus: one day ship stop at Kusadasi - need some...

When are you going to Ephesus? If you will be there After July 10 I can take you to Ephesus.

or there are some travel agency in Kusadasi they can arrange a tour for you $50 to $100 PP

Or you can take a taxi go to Ephesus then hire a tour guide. they charge $30-50

Have a nice trip

Sinan Akdeniz

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2. Re: Ephesus: one day ship stop at Kusadasi - need some...

Thank you, Sinad, but we will be going in June. Also, we are already part of a group that has a driver and tourguide for Ephesus but were thinking perhaps we would have more freedom and might save some money to do it own our own. However, based on the taxi rates and guide prices once we are there, it appears that we should maybe just go ahead and stay with the group we are booked for. Thanks for your kind help.

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3. Re: Ephesus: one day ship stop at Kusadasi - need some...

Take the tour as supplied guys.

You probably won't get it any cheaper in your position (limited time off the ship) All day tours will be thorough and you will probably get a really professional guide. The tour should include the entrance fee. Otherwise you at the mercy of those who see you as bulging wallets. No guarantees of any expertise or carefully thought out programme if you grab someone at the gate or via a taxi driver!! No harm in this, its their seasonal livelihood but you do want to maintain max value for your $s. Good idea to ask some other agents the quoted prices. $100pp sounds very over the top, especially if it doesn't include the transfer from the ship.

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4. Re: Ephesus: one day ship stop at Kusadasi - need some...

I think the price for the guide we have arranged so far is $80 pp and incl. St. John's Basilica, the Virgin Mary's house, Ephesus and lunch. It sounds fair enough. Just trying to decide if we will want to do an ALL DAY tour. Not our usual thing.

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5. Re: Ephesus: one day ship stop at Kusadasi - need some...

Hi i went to kusadasi last year and went on the ephesus tour with a great travel company. It's called Sammy's Travel they do a half day trip to ephesus or a full day.

They pick you up on an air conditioned bus from wherever you want and then drop you back off their when the trip is over.

Half the day you get to see, a ceramic centre which is great, one of the seventh wonders of the world and a guided ephesus tour, for the full day you see the same, then have lunch and go and see the house of virgin mary.

the half day costs = $30.70

the full day costs = $43

you can even get it cheaper to if you go in their office right in the centre of kusadasi.

Check out their website www.sammystravel.com/tours/ephesus.htm

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