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8-Hour Ephesus Sightseeing Tour with Lunch Included

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    Pass By: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast

    We start picking up our guest from the Hotels or from Kusadasi Cruise Port at around 08:30 - 09:00 am. Then start driving to Selcuk Town where we will spend our whole day with visiting the destinations.

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

    It is known that the Virgin Mary came to Ephesus and lived here for some time. Whether or not she died in Ephesus was not known until Anne Catherine Emmerich’s vision. The stigmatized German nun who had never been to Ephesus had a vision of the House of the Virgin Mary and described it in detail to the German writer Clemens Brentano who later published a book about it. Catherine Emmerich died in 1884. In 1891 Paul, Superior of the Lazarists from Izmir read about her vision and found a little building which corresponded with Emmerich’s descriptions. Archeological evidence showed that the little house was from the 6C AD but that the foundations were from the 1C AD.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

    Ephesus Ruins is the largest open-air museum of Turkey which is dated to the Greek and Roman periods. Inside the Ruins of Ephesus, we explore Senate Building, Ancient Hospital, Domitian Temple, Nike Statue, Hercules Gate, Trajan Fountain, Hadrian Temple, Celsus Library, Grand Theatre of Ephesus and many more...

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk Turkey

    Artemis was the Greek goddess, the virginal huntress and twin of Apollo, who replaced the Titan Selene as Goddess of the Moon.

    The ancient temple was built around 650 BC to the cult of Artemis, was constructed on a site already sacred to the Anatolian Mother Goddess, Cybele. The temple was financed by the wealthy king of Lydia and the marshy ground was selected for the building site as a precaution against future earthquakes.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast

    During the tour, you will have a chance to explore local handicrafts and at the end of the tour around 15:00 - 16:00, you will be returned to your pick up location.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Centerally located Selcuk and Kusadasi Hotels

    Ports
    Kusadasi Cruise Port
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    6h
    Inclusions
    • Lunch
    • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
    • Hotel/Port pickup & drop-off (only from centrally located Kusadasi or Selcuk Hotels)
    • Transportation between the sights with A/C minivans
    • Parking fees and other taxes
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Beverages during Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegan, vegetarian and halal options are available
    • Dress code is comfortable shoes and clothes
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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

    we were picked up from the hotel in a nice ac van and we found ourselves immediately in a welcoming atmosphere. we got to understand the turkish way of life in a manner hard to be recreated by a book, movie or documentary about this...More

    Thank alexchirobocea
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We were picked up in Kusadasi and our guide was immediately on the job, explaining so much about this part of the world and its ancient past. The Virgin Mary's House and Ephesus were beautiful and the tasty lunch was a very welcome. Make sure...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Bruce N
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The guide was well informed however it was a real shame that for most of the time at Ephesus we could not hear any of the commentary as we were not provide with headsets and the crowds made it near impossible to gather in a...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Kerrie O
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This is the one of the absolutely best tours of Ephesus and the surrounding areas you will find. The tour company is run by a spectacular husband and wife team who have a deep and vast knowledge of Turkey in general and Ephesus in particular....More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank radiogirl007
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    It was an excellent tour, the tour guide was nice and very helpful.He explained all the historical significance of each place.

    1  Thank Sridhar Rao I
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    TommyAWilson
    30 August 2019|
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    Response from MFD_1980 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, fatima will ensure you are picked up as long as you are in Kusadasi. Contact her directly.
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    18 August 2019|
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    Response from Venture616038 | Reviewed this property |
    They should be able to accommodate you!! We lined up our tour 2 days before.
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