Day 6 Kusadasi, Turkey - Saturday, May 14, 2005, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tour Name Type/Price

  1. A Taste of Kusadasi: The Village of Sirince, Adult $89; Approximately 6 - 6 1/2 hours, Departure Times: 8:45 am

    Description Your day will be full of surprises and discoveries of local culture. Depart for a day in Sirince village, the perfect synthesis of Turkish-Greek culture, stroll though the streets and see the beautiful, typical Greek houses. You will have time to purchase some local handicrafts that the local village ladies sell on the streets. Enjoy a short stop to taste some of the local wine. The village is famous for its local grape and other fruit wines, and features a charming church dedicated to St John. Lunch will be arranged in a local home to taste and understand the real culture of the village. A fortune teller will visit you after you have tasted your Turkish coffee to read your coffee cup! Yes, this truly is a slice of real village life.

  2. Ephesus - Adult $44; Approximately 3 - 3 1/2 hours, Departure Times: 8:30 am

    Description A visit to Ephesus is a visit to one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world. Ancient historians believed that Ephesus was founded by the Amazons, but now, it is believed to have been the Hittite city of Apasa. With your guide, you will see the Odeion, where the advisory council held its meetings and the Baths, as well as many other columns, monuments and ruins, including the Celsus Library. Return to Kusadasi for shopping, a Turkish carpet demonstration or go directly back to the ship. Notes Bring sunscreen and a hat as shade is limited. Expect dense crowding and congestion at the sites.

  3. Ephesus & Terrace Houses Price $94 Approximately 3 1/2 - 4 hours Departure Times: 8:30 am

    Description Visit the ruined city of ancient Ephesus, founded by the Carians and Lelegs. You will see the glorious Celsus Library fašade, restored and reconstructed in the 1970s, the Grand Amphitheater, and Temple of Hadrian. View the "Terrace Houses" located opposite the Hadrian?s Temple, a newly excavated section that can be visited with special permission only. The wealthy and important people of Ephesus used these houses which are finely decorated with mosaics and frescoes giving a true impression of the ancient lifestyle. Back in Kusadasi you may disembark for shopping and a carpet demonstration, or go directly back to the ship. Notes Bring sunscreen and a hat as shade is limited. Expect dense crowding and congestion at the sites.

  4. Ephesus Full-Day Tour Adult $99; Approximately 6 1/2 - 7 hours, Departure Times: 8:15 am

    Description Your first stop on this fascinating tour is at the House of the Virgin Mary. Then, you will continue on to visit ancient Ephesus, one of the most magnificent and best-preserved ancient sites in the world. See the Odeion, the Market Basilica, Curetes Street, Bath, Celsus Library, Marble Street and the Great Theatre with a seating capacity of 25,000 people. You will also visit the Basilica of St John and the Museum of Ephesus. Lunch will be a buffet and grill in the garden of a "showcase" Turkish village, weather permitting. Returning to Kusadasi you can choose to shop in town, see a Turkish carpet demonstration, or return to the ship. Notes Bring sunscreen and a hat as shade is limited. Expect dense crowding and congestion at the sites.

  5. Off the Beaten Track: Picnic at Dilek National Park Adult $61; Approximately 4 - 4 1/2 hours

    Departure Times: 10:00 am Description Enjoy a day away from it all with a picnic on the beach surrounded by the natural beauty of Dilek Peninsula National Park. Located approximately 30 kilometers south of Kusadasi and only about a mile from the Greek island of Samos, the Kalamaki beaches include several bays. Due to its clean environment, Kalamaki is ideal for picnics. All facilities are available including picnic tables, benches and restrooms. Stroll around, laze on the beach and enjoy the sumptuous picnic basket prepared by a fivestar hotel in Kusadasi, including a bottle of chilled white wine. You will also have chance to view a carpet demonstration and do some shopping in Kusadasi, or return directly to the ship.

  6. Panoramic Kusadasi & Villages, Adult $42; Approximately 3 1/2 - 4hours, Departure Times: 8:30 am

    Description Visit the house of the Virgin Mary, declared a place of pilgrimage in 1892 by the Archbishop of Smyrna. Archaeological evidence showed that the little house dates from the 6th century but that the foundations were from the first century AD. From a distance you will see the Grand Theater of Ephesus, the remains of the Artemis Temple (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), and Seljuk Castle on Ayasuluk Hill. In Sirince Village, experience the perfect synthesis of Turkish and Greek culture, and world-famous Turkish hospitality. Stroll through the streets where the houses are kept in Greek style on the outside while the interiors are distinctly Turkish. There will be time to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs if you wish. Light refreshments will be served before you return to the ship or stop in Kusadasi for shopping and a carpet demonstration. Notes Bring sunscreen and a hat as shade is limited. Expect dense crowding and congestion at the sites.

  7. Signature Collection - Full Day Private Minivan, Price $155 Approximately 8 hours, Departure Times: 8:30 am

    Description Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. This exclusive tour is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private minivan, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests, and take in the sights at your own pace. See the famous sights, or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters. The Signature Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests. Notes Private minivans are ordered per vehicle (not per person), so only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. Entrance fees for attractions are not included. In many destinations, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited, so guests are encouraged to secure their private minivan reservation as early as possible. Capacity: 8 guests

  8. Signature Collection - Half Day Private Minivan, Price $100, Approximately 4 hours, 2 departures, Departure Times: 8:30 am, 1:00 pm

    Description Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. This exclusive tour is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private minivan, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests, and take in the sights at your own pace. See the famous sights, or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters. The Signature Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests. Notes Private minivans are ordered per vehicle (not per person), so only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. Entrance fees for attractions are not included. In many destinations, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited, so guests are encouraged to secure their private minivan reservation as early as possible. Capacity: 8 guests

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  9. Three Ancient Cities-Priene, Didyma & Miletus, Adult $79; Approximately 6 - 6 1/2 hours,

    Description Brimming with ancient history and magnificent architecture, this tour visits Priene, best known for itu the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private minivan, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests, and take in the sights at your own pace. See the famous sights, or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters. The Signature Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests. Notes Private minivans are ordered per vehicle (not per person), so only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. Entrance fees for attractions are not included. In many destinations, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited, so guests are encouraged to secure their private minivan reservation as early as possible. Capacity: 8 guests

  10. Signature Collection - Half Day Private Minivan, Price $100, Approximately 4 hours, 2 departures, Departure Times: 8:30 am, 1:00 pm s 4th-century Athena Temple bankrolled by Alexander the Great. A five-thousand spectator theater built in the 3rd century is next, along with a gymnasium and a stadium at Anatolia. Continuing to Didyma, you'll see the majestic Temple of Apollo?considered to be one of the great monuments of antiquity, built in 560 BC. Journey back in time via the Sacred Way of Didyma en route to Miletus. This ancient road was once flanked by lions, sphinxes and statues of priests. Miletus itself is the last stop, with ruins of the theater, thermal baths and the stadium. Stay in Kusadasi to shop, attend a Turkish carpet demonstration or return directly to the ship. Notes Tour includes a Turkish lunch with unlimited local drinks at a restaurant in Didyma overlooking the Temple.