Kusadasi Terrace Houses Excursion Reviews

Kusadasi Terrace Houses cruise excursion
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Travel from Kusadasi to Ephesus for a tour of its majestic Terrace Houses, also called "the houses of the rich", which are a reflection of family life during the Roman period.
Member Image Roma 16
1 review
Oct 2016
Tour called Ultimate Ephesus,included the terrace houses. Highly recommend this tour. Again,the guide was fantastic,the history more than a little fascinating!
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image Boyrauch
1 review
Oct 2016
A highlight of the Ephesus tour. Would highly recommend this! The condition of the buildings - frescos, mosaics, etc. are very impressive.
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image Ramekin40
1 review
Sep 2016
Great to have an insight to these amazing houses with mosaic walls and floors
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image slederman
1 review
Jun 2016
See how the wealthy lived back in the day
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Provider: Do not remember
Member Image PirateGirl150
1 review
May 2016
Fascinating, but hot and crowded!
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Provider: Nazim
Member Image liv789
1 review
May 2016
Not to be missed
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image Fortun8
4 reviews
May 2016
Very interesting with tour guide to walk us through and explain the houses area and what we were seeing.
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Provider: Istanbul Ephesus tours
Member Image tensport
1 review
May 2016
Very interesting
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image swsf99a
2 reviews
Apr 2016
When here, you have to do Ephesus...nice tour on bus through kusadesi then to Ephesus. You start at the top and walk down. Must see it, amazing history. Shops at the end and as you get closer to the bus, the prices get lower. If you look at an item they will bargain
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Provider: Celestyal Cruises
Member Image lifeh2o4all
2 reviews
Oct 2015
Worth the extra cost.
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Provider: OTTI Travel
Member Image tring
8 reviews
Sep 2015
Well worth seeing these as they are by far the best part of the Ephesus site. Even the other guides were getting frustrated with our guide here as she kept us in a group in a number of places and talked at length, so they had to get their group to squeeze past us. They complained to our guide, but she was undeterred!
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Provider: Voyages of Discovery
Member Image tjd59
1 review
Sep 2015
The guide was very knowledgeable and the pace appropriate. This portion of the excursion is well worth it.
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Provider: Daily Istanbul Tours-Ephesus
Member Image S_MN_Warmth_Seekers
3 reviews
Sep 2015
This was really a surprise, very well restored. Terrace houses better preserved than Herculaneaum, Italy. Excellent guides, visible history with earthquakes and silt moving former port area miles to the west over past 2000 years.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image valbob89
3 reviews
Sep 2015
Very very glad we took the tour which included the terrace houses. Covered, stairs but even walk. A lot has been done to document the ongoing work here.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image Dianne O.
1 review
Aug 2015
Awesome.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image JessMama
1 review
Jul 2015
Ephesus was one of my favorite tours, ever. The guide was well versed, handled an annoying passenger very well, and gave us the right amount of free time. The terrace houses were well worth the extra fee. This was a dream come true for a girl who wanted to be an archaeologist.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image MoniCz
2 reviews
Jun 2015
Great guide. Didn't mind when tour members opted out of the rug demonstration.
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image hyker1
8 reviews
Jun 2015
Best part of my day in Ephesus. Fortunately, there were well-placed placards describing the site and they were in English, since our guide was truly clueless and by that time, most of the people on the tour KNEW that! If you go to Ephesus, don't miss these Terrace Houses. The wall-paintings and mosaics are phenomenal. There appears to be an extra charge/ticket required to enter the Terrace House area. Since it's pretty far into the site, be sure to inquire about the necessary admission if you choose to do Ephesus on your own... which I'd urge you to do! I think they have the hand-held units for self-guided tours.
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image hfbjr
1 review
May 2015
Excellent tour. Much more interesting than we anticipated. They are still working on uncovering more antiquities and beautiful terra cotta tile work.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image seasoned60
1 review
May 2015
This is still being developed and it is a real look into the past and just how advanced ancient cultures were. You must walk up several flights of steps and again it is worth it.
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image SFO-F/A
9 reviews
May 2015
A quiet respite from the crowds at Ephesus. Amazing find, homes of wealthy people, beautiful tiles. Don't miss this addition to the tour. Again be sure you have a guide to tell you the stories.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image Mandala
1 review
May 2015
We took a tour of the Terrace Houses, which were truly amazing! Hard to imagine that all that sumptuousness and wealth was held by just a handful of families!
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image HimAndMeGoCruising
2 reviews
Apr 2015
You must see the Terrace Houses when visiting Ephesus! It would be such a loss to miss out on seeing the excavated homes, frescos and mosaics. Unbelievable to experience.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image barberapatel1
1 review
Not Rated
Oct 2014

Absolutely brilliant couldn't do this before as the excavations hadn't been done!!!!!!

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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image foxtraveler
7 reviews
Not Rated
May 2014

This is a must-see part of Ephesus. The paintings, mosaics, engineering (central cooling in 500 BC!) were phenomenal! Our tour guide really helped us imagine what life was like living in these homes 2000 years ago.

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Provider: Bluege (Best of Ephesus)

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