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5-Hour Small Group Excursion to Ephesus from Kusadasi

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    Stop At: Ege Ports, Camikebir, Liman Cd. No:10, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

    Our Tour guide will meet you at Kusadasi Port or Your Hotel Lobby with your name sign at pre-arranged time

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Kusadasi Gazi Begendi Park, Turgut Ozal Blv., Kusadasi Turkey

    After meeting e will drive to Ephesus through Gazi Beğendi Park

    Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey

    Our first stop is the House of Virgin Mary. The House of Virgin Mary is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles away from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council on 431 AD in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared there as a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed there

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

    Our second stop is Ephesus Ancient City. We will start visiting one of the main highlights in Turkey, Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionian League (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor.

    Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus; it was built in the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. by Gaius Julius Aquila to be a memorial to his father Gaius Julius Celsus Polemanus, the proconsul of Province of Asia. , the Temple of Hadrian and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. Grand theatre was built in 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ephesus Terrace Houses, Selcuk 35148 Turkey

    We visit Terrace houses when we are in Ephesus ancient city.

    This option is available just for cruise passengers.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk Turkey

    Our last stop is The Temple of Artemis where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Kusadasi town center and port

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You will be picked up from Kusadasi port and/or from your hotel in Kusadasi

    Ports
    Kusadasi Cruise Terminal
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Kusadasi Port / Your Hotel in Kusadasi
    Inclusions
    • Small Group Tour ( max 16 pax
    • Professional Licenced Tour guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entrance Fees
    • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
    • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Terrace Houses
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Bare shoulders are not permitted in holy places of worship such as churches, monasteries, mosques and synagogues.
    • Shoes are not permitted in mosques
    • Stroller accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    As a family of eight adults and a three year old we visited the House of the Virgin Mary and Ephesus yesterday. Alex was a superb guide, gave us some free time to look around at our own pace as well as being very informative...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank PKJDN
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This tour was excellent; there is really no other way to describe it. We were in a group of about 13, which was just the right size. Our tour guide, Tez, was extremely knowledgeable and had so much to share about the region and sites...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Explore563186
    Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

    This tour was ideal duration with young children as long exposure to hot weather can be quiet taxing for the kids in summer. Our guide was very knowledgeable and conducted himself in a professional manner. All in all a very well organised tour which will...More

    Thank 707kshitijd
    Reviewed 23 July 2019

    This is Five Stars. We are a family of 7 (4 adults and 3 grandchildren ages 10, 13, & 14). For 5 of the 7 this was a first trip to Ephesus. Because of the the size of our group we had Inan, our driver...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank landrewgifford
    Reviewed 21 July 2019

    Our tour was very interesting. Sammy our guide had quite the background & gave us a lot of information. He tried to get the most out of our visit & took us to local businesses to get a taste of the culture. The price was...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    10 September 2019|
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    Response from Explore563186 | Reviewed this property |
    We were on a cruise when we stopped and did this tour, so the time was scheduled around the cruise. We officially started the tour at 8:00am. When you book, there will be questions about whether you are part of a cruise or... More
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    8 July 2019|
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    Response from LynneD999 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, if they have enough other people to make the tour worthwhile I’m sure they would accept individuals
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