Western Turkey

Cruise Excursions, Daily Tours and Travel Packages of Western Turkey.

Western Turkey

The Western Turkey (Aegean Coast) possesses some of the most spectacular and significant of Turkey's archaeological sites with a rich cultural legacy from early Greek, Roman and Ottoman civilisations. The ancient cities of Ephesus and Troy are permeated with the past, where amphitheatres, chariot-rutted streets and columns reek of historical importance. It was here that St Paul laid the foundations for the beginnings of Christianity, and where the face of legendary beauty, Helen of Troy, 'launched a thousand ships'.

Besides historical attractions, the Aegean is known for its magnificent coastal scenery and long stretches of sandy beaches, where pine trees and olive groves clad the hills surrounding popular resorts like Bodrum and Kusadasi. Inland, the calcium-rich mineral springs that surge over the edge of a mountain plateau at Pamukkale form Turkey's leading mineral spa and is one of the most celebrated natural attractions in the area. The city of Izmir, once famous for its figs, is today the modern capital of the region, and a major port and busy commercial centre, with good hotels and restaurants.

20% Discount for Kusadasi Shore Excursions
Ephesus & Pamukkale Travel Package

Reviews by Clients

Natalie C
Reviewed July 30, 2016

We had a very knowledgeable guide. His English was excellent. Our booking experience was also great. We had many add ons as people requested to join our tour and they did this with no problem. It was a shore excursion from a cruise We were also using the co for a tour in Istanbul but our ship did not stop due to trouble in the area. A quick and easy refund was made. I wish we did a little more on the main street of Ephesus though. Once we hit the Terrace Houses we turned in and then when we came out we were at the bottom of the street and moved on. I wish we would have backed tracked up to the entrance of the Terrace Houses after going farther down the street. I would use them again.

Felicia T
Reviewed July 24, 2016

I booked the Private Ephesus Tour for a group of 6 during one of our cruise stops in Kudasai. It was a wonderful experience and highly recommended. Our tour guide Mehmet was great - very knowledgeable and entertaining! The driver was great as well, and the van was extremely comfortable in the hot summer heat in June! We felt safe the entire time and felt like we got a great taste of the area.

Patricia S
Reviewed May 11, 2016

I came to Ephesus several years ago and took the ship's tour, it was VERY expensive and had over 30 people; I did not enjoy the experience.I wanted my return visit to be more satisfactory and ventured online to discover Celcus Tours, what a difference! it is a small company with individual service, just what I wanted. The staff is well educated, clean and personable. My guide, Semih Tazegul, spoke excellent English and I was surprised regarding his enthusiasm and knowledge of the area and its history. I finally got to see the Terrace Houses and then explored the Ephesus Museum, which is a "must see" after touring the ancient city. If you have the opportunity, come to Turkey and experience the history and culture. It is safe and you will not regret your time there.

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