Izmir to Kusadasi/Ephesus – History, Cuisine and Carpets

8hr, Private Preset tour

OVERVIEW: During the tour, Izmir to Kusadasi and Ephesus for  History, Cuisine and Carpets, you will see the legendary Ephesus Archeological Site, Turkey’s most sought after historic destination and the Temple of Artemis, one of the "Ancient 7 Wonders of the World". In two hours, learn and lunch on your endeavors at the authentic Turkish Selcuk cooking school. Next, a visit to Hali Village, the nomadic carpet-weaving center where the process from cocoon to one-of-a-kind, famed Turkish double knotted carpets is exhibited.

INCLUDED: Licensed guide, lunch, A/C vehicle and dependable driver

NOT INCLUDED: entrance fees and tips (appreciated when deserved)

HIGHLIGHTS: From Izmir to Ephesus, Turkey's most sought after destination, Ephesus Archaeological Site, only 25% excavated and yet Turkey's largest outdoor museum, the sacred Curetes road from the ancient port to the Grand Theatre that held 25,000 patrons. See and learn of one of the 7 Wonders of the World, the Temple of Artemis, the Celsius Library, 3rd largest in the ancient world and wedding present to Cleopatra. This is followed by a two-hour traditional Turkish cooking class and delicious multi-culture lunch of what you have prepared. Lastly, we travel on to the Hali Village for an interesting demo from cocoon to the exquisite masterpiece carpets with designs passed down for generations of nomadic women.

FYI: You will have the option to buy at a wholesale price with free shipping included at Hali Village. 

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Key information

  • Private tour
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Transportation and driver included
  • Full day, approx. 8 hours
  • The tour duration includes allowance for time between sites/activities.
  • Time for lunch is included in your itinerary
  • Lunch is included

Itinerary (Click on activities to learn more)

Ephesus Archaeological site
  • No wheelchair access
1hr 30m
Ephesus Temple of Artemis
  • No wheelchair access
15 min
Selcuk Cooking School-class and lunch included
  • Groups of minimum 5 people
  • Groups of maximum 25 people
  • Minimum age: 8
2hr 0m

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