Shore Excursions In Turkey
KUSADASI SHORE EXCURSION: ANCIENT CITY OF EPHESUS TOUR
After disembarking, spend 3-hours touring the ancient city of Ephesus from the Kusadasi port. Pay visits to the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, the library of Celsius, and much more. Your private guide who will be accompanying you will bring you back to Kusadasi port at the end of your tour.
KUSADASI SHORE EXCURSION: ANCIENT CITIES OF MILETUS, DIDYMA, AND EPHESUS PRIVATE TOUR
Get out of the city and spend a day in the countryside on this 7-hour tour of Didyma, Ephesus, and Miletos, home to many famous world philosophers.
KUSADASI SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE FULL DAY TOUR OF PRIENE, DIDYMA, AND MILETUS
You will be picked up at the pier in Kusadasi in a luxurious, climate-controlled van for the ride along the Turkish Riviera. On this tour you will get all the insights of the Hellenic culture by admiring the ancient temples and historic remains. Your guide will bring the old cities and places to life as he explains the significance of the many structures you will see.
KUSADASI SHORE EXCURSION: EPHESUS ANCIENT CITY TOUR
As you stroll over the marble streets of Ephesus, walk in the footsteps of some of history’s greats, such as Cleopatra, St John, St Paul, and Alexander the Great.
Your guide will bring ancient times to life, with stories of the daily life of the Ephesians. You will feel as if you stepped back in time. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, nestled on top of a hill overlooking Ephesus. Your day will finish with a visit to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Your tour includes pickup from and drop-off back to Kusadasi port and the services of a licensed professional tour guide, specially chosen for their knowledge of history and archaeology.
KUSADASI SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE TOUR OF EPHESUS AND SIRINCE VILLAGE
Embark on this private shore excursion of Ephesus and Sirince Village after disembarking your cruise ship. With your guide, tour the ancient city of Ephesus, and see monuments such as the Open Air Museum and the Library of Celsus. Then, make your way to Sirince Village, where you will visit the ancient church, mosque, and more, before returning to your ship.
KUSADASI SHORE EXCURSION: EPHESUS PRIVATE TOUR
This is a Private Guided Full Day Customised Tour, you decide what you do, a pick and mix of your favourites, Historical, Recreational, Leisure, Educational. Indulge your imagination, with flexible time.
KUSADASI SHORE EXCURSION: ADALAND AQUAPARK AND EPHESUS ANCIENT CITY TOUR
This full-day, private shore excursion offers something for kids and adults alike. In the morning, travel to Ephesus, where you will enjoy a walking tour of this famous excavation. After this, you will spend about 4-hours at Adaland, known as the coolest hotspot of Kusadasi. It features drenching water adventure rides for a fun-filled day.
ISTANBUL SHORE EXCURSION: ISTANBUL IN ONE DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR
This sightseeing tour of Istanbul provides you with the perfect introduction to the fabled city that spans Asia and Europe. On this shore excursion you will see how the old meets the new when you visit Istanbul’s four “must-see” historic sites.
ISTANBUL SHORE EXCURSION: SMALL GROUP FULL DAY TOUR OF HAGIA SOPHIA, TOPKAPI PALACE, BLUE MOSQUE, HIPPODROME AND GRAND BAZAAR
Tour will start with the visit to Byzantine Hippodrome. Then, you will proceed to Blue Mosque, the most beautiful mosque in Istanbul. The Church of the Holy Wisdom of God is your next destination. Hagia Sophia is a symbol of the city, and an important monument attraction.
Then we visit the exotic Grand Bazaar, Turkey’s largest covered market with 4000 shops offering beautiful tiles, copper and brassware, apparel made of leather, cotton and wool, meerschaum pipes and all sorts of other things. After lunch you continue with a visit to Topkapi Palace and Little Hagia Sophia Mosque.
ISTANBUL SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE ISTANBUL EXPRESS SIGHTSEEING TOUR
When you’re docked at Istanbul port, make a beeline for three of the city’s showstoppers on this four-hour private shore excursion that’s ideal for anyone who’s short on time.
With a knowledgeable guide beside you, visit the 6th-century masterpiece of the Hagia Sophia to marvel at its exquisite mosaics and soaring dome. Also, explore the stunning blue-tiled Blue Mosque, and roam the stall-packed lanes of the Grand Bazaar as your guide reveals its history and Ottoman design. Experience the best sights and attention from your guide on this private excursion.
ISTANBUL SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE FULL DAY JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR
Leave your cruise ship at Istanbul port and explore the city’s rich Jewish heritage on this full-day private shore excursion.
Hear how the exiled Sephardic Jews (those of Spanish origin) were welcomed into the city in 1492, and discover the history, landmarks and districts that the Jewish community has held dear ever since. See inside four iconic synagogues, experience the colourful old Jewish district of Balat; visit the Jewish Museum of History, and admire the views from the Galata Tower. This private excursion ensures you receive full attention from your guide.
ISTANBUL SHORE EXCURSION: BOSPHORUS CRUISE AND EGYPTIAN BAZAAR
When your cruise ship docks in Istanbul, head out on a 3.5-hour shore excursion to visit the city’s famous Spice Bazaar and then cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. Travel between each site by coach as an onboard guide talks about the city’s history, and make the most of free time at the bazaar to browse its colourful and aromatic produce at leisure.
After that, hop aboard a sightseeing boat and admire the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Rumeli Hisar? Fortress, and other grand mosques and fortresses that line the Bosphorus’ shores.
ISTANBUL SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE HALF DAY TOUR OF HAGIA SOPHIA, HIPPODROME, BLUE MOSQUE AND GRAND BAZAAR
This 4-hour tour visits a variety of sites including the Byzantine Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Spend some time exploring Turkey’s Grand Bazaar, which contains 4,000 shops making it the largest covered market in Turkey. Includes port pickup and drop-off from the Istanbul Cruise Port.
ISTANBUL SHORE EXCURSION: HALF DAY PRIVATE TOUR WITH TOPKAPI PALACE
This private 4-hour shore excursion visits Istanbul landmarks including Topkapi Palace, the Suleymaniye Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. This guided tour includes port pickup and drop-off from the Istanbul Cruise Port.
ISTANBUL SHORE EXCURSION: ISTANBUL HIDDEN HIGHLIGHTS PRIVATE TOUR
While you’re in port in Istanbul, discover some of the city’s hidden and historical highlights on this 5-hour private shore excursion. Enjoy personalised attention from your expert, private guide on a tour that looks beyond the city’s headline attractions, casting the spotlight on three of Istanbul’s sights that are sometimes missed by visitors.
Admire the exquisite late Byzantine mosaics of the beautiful Chora Church; descend into the magnificent Basilica Cistern to see its marble columns and pools; and finish off at the mesmerising Egyptian Bazaar.
ISTANBUL SHORE EXCURSION: ISTANBUL BY NIGHT TURKISH DINNER AND SHOW
Istanbul by night means seeing the floodlit mosques, having a fabulous Turkish dinner and watching a spectacular floor show with bejewelled belly dancers. This is the ultimate Turkish experience for your Istanbul shore excursion!
ALANYA SHORE ECURSION: TURKISH BATH HAMMAM EXPERIENCE
Experience a traditional Turkish bath while you visit Alanya. This standard package takes approximately 1.5 hours. Pick up service from your cruise port is included.
ALANYA SHORE EXCURSION: LAZY DAY BOAT TRIP
Sail through the clear waters on this boat trip that is a great opportunity to discover the coastline of Alanya for 5-hours.
ALANYA SHORE EXCURSION: ALANYA CITY SIGHTSEEING
Don’t have much time in Alanya? Don’t worry! This small-group shore excursion will introduce you to the main attractions of the city in just three hours. You’ll see the 13th-century Alanya Castle and Red Tower, Damlatas Cave, and Cleopatra Beach, and enjoy great views from the Seyir Terasi scenic area.
BODRUM SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING AND ETRIM VILLAGE TOUR
Make the most of your time in Bodrum with a private guided shore excursion including private round-trip transportation from Bodrum cruise port. Choose from attractions including the Castle of St. Peter, the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, Bodrum Amphitheatre and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. Stop to enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch (own expense) and shop in Etrim Village. Customise departure time and duration (up to 10 hours) and itinerary according to your preferences and your cruise ship schedule.
BODRUM SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE BODRUM EXPRESS SIGHTSEEING TOUR
When you pull into Bodrum cruise port, get a taster of the city’s ancient past on this 3-hour private shore excursion.
Perfect for history buffs and those short on time, the tour whisks you straight to Bodrum’s archaeological gems in a comfortable private vehicle. Explore ruins of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the once-magnificent royal tomb that graced Halicarnassus, the ancient forerunner of Bodrum. Then, visit stunning Bodrum Amphitheatre, a 13,000-seater theatre cut into the city’s hillside. Enjoy the full attention of your guide on this private excursion.
BODRUM SHORE EXCURSION: PRIVATE HALF DAY CITY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
While your ship is docked in Bodrum port, see the city’s three historical big-hitters on this 4-hour private shore excursion.
With an expert guide, visit Bodrum Castle (Castle of St Peter), the picture-perfect Crusader fortress perched between the city’s two bays. View its dungeons and battlements, and roam its Museum of Underwater Archaeology, stuffed with ancient shipwrecks and undersea treasures. Finish up at once-mighty, ruined Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, and the Bodrum Amphitheatre, both dating from the 4th century BC. Enjoy personalised attention from your guide.