Highlights of Ephesus
Accessible Guided Tour
The half-day Highlights of Ephesus Accessible Guided Tour uses a
wheelchair accessible van to bring you from the Kusadasi or Izmir
cruise port to the Ephesus ruins.
The ruins of Ephesus are not only impressive sights but also are
historically significant in many ways:
• Ephesus had more than 250,000 residents in the first century BC which
made it one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean world.
• Paul wrote his letter to the Ephesians.
• Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are mentioned in
the Book of Revelation.
• The Gospel of John may have been written in Ephesus.
• Ephesus was home of the Temple of Artemis which was one of the
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
If you would like a longer shore excursion, the full-day Accessible
Ephesus Cruise Excursion from Kusadasi or Izmir also visits the House of
the Virgin Mary and St. John’s Basilica.
• The tour uses a wheelchair accessible van.
• The tour uses the most accessible route at the Ephesus ruins.
• Your tour guide can assist wheelchair users over the uneven ground in
• The Theatre
• The Library
• Hadrian Temple
• Memnius Monument
• The Cenate
• Hercules Gate
• Trajan Fountain
• Domitian Avenue
• Polio Fountain
• Curete’s Street
• Harbour Street
The Highlights of Ephesus Accessible Guided Tour has a 4 Star Sage
Accessibility Rating because it uses a wheelchair accessible van and is
entirely step-free. It did not receive a 5 star rating because there is a bit
of uneven terrain at the Ephesus ruins. It avoids the long downhill
cobblestone-covered road that most tours take which allows it to get a
4 star rating.
Your tour guide will meet you at the Kusadasi cruise terminal or Izmir
cruise terminal with a sign holding your name. Transportation on this
accessible guided tour of Ephesus is provided by a wheelchair accessible
van (shown in the photo on the right).
After a 30 minute drive from Kusadasi (or a 1 hour drive from Izmir), you
will arrive at the ruins of Ephesus for a 2 hour visit. Much of the
archeological are is covered in firm ground (shown in the photo on the
The Highlights of Ephesus Accessible Guided Tour will use a step-free
route to visit the various sites in Ephesus including the famous Library of
Celcus (shown in the photo on the right).
Your Ephesus accessible guided tour will avoid uneven ground and the
holes shown in the photo on the left. Your tour will also avoid the long,
uneven, downhill Curetes Street. You won’t have to stay in a wheelie the
whole time like that crazy guy in the photo on the right (me!)
The Highlights of Ephesus Accessible Guided Tour will use a series of
wheelchair ramps to bring you between the various historical sights.
Your tour guide will tell you the history of this fascinating city which was
one of the largest cities in the world in the 1st century BC!
Tour duration: 3 hours
Meeting place: Kusadasi cruise dock or Izmir cruise dock
Cost: 300 euro for 1-2 people, 350 euro for 3-4 people, and 400
euro for 5-6 people. Add 50 euro if coming from Izmir port instead
of Kusadasi port.
Days of the week the tour is offered: Every day of the week
Meeting time: 9 am or 1 pm
Dress code: None
* 50 euro off if booked as part of an accessible cruise & excursions
Number of people on tour: 6 people can fit in the van
Entrance tickets: Not included. Some entrance tickets are free for
disabled visitors if they have an ID card from their home country
stating the percent of their disability. Otherwise, 10 euro per
person at the Ephesus ruins.
Cancellation policy: 90% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50%
refund with at least 4 days notice, no refund with less than 4 days
notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Entrance tickets, snacks/meals, and gratuities.
Call Us: 1-888-645-7920
We look forward to making your accessible dream vacation a reality!
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