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Highlights of Ephesus Tour

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Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey

our guide will escort you at sights in Ephesus, informing you about history of outstanding Roman structures as you walk through the magnificent Marble Street of the city. Ephesus is the most visited ancient site of Turkey and the third largest city of the Roman Empire after Alexandria and Rome. Once it was a trading center of Asia province of the Roman Empire known as Asia Minor. During your stay in Ephesus, you will be amazed by two thousand year old structures such as the Parliament House, Temple of Domitian, Memmius Monument, Heracles Gate, mosaic covered pavements, bathhouses, public toilets, the Third Largest Library of the Ancient World, the shops, the Largest Theatre of Turkey where St. Paul preached and many others.

Duration: 2 hours

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

House of Virgin Mary. Ephesus is an important place in Christian history as it is recognized as the final residence of Mother Mary. During the second half of the first century Christians were heavily persecuted under the Roman rule. According to tradition after the crucifixion of Jesus, St John did bring Mother Mary to Ephesus with him to hide escape persecution. They did spend their last years in Ephesus which was a very prosperous trading city. The House of the Virgin Mary is located 6 kms (3.7mi) from Ephesus and surrounded by pine and olive trees. It is made of stone and looks very small and humble. Outside the house is a "wishing wall" which pilgrims have used by tying their personal intentions on paper or fabric. A water source is also located nearby, believed to have miraculous powers of healing. The shrine was visited by several popes.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk Turkey

The last historical spot of your tour will be the Temple of Artemis (Diana) which was one of the seven wonders of ancient World.

Duration: 20 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We do pick up from all kusadasi hotels and port.

Airports

  • Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir Turkey


Ports
Kusadasi Cruise Port
Duration
5h
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • Licensed Guide
Exclusions
  • entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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 1 week ago via mobile

Having the opportunity to go on this tour was really a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. I spent an entire week in Turkey and decided to end my trip seeing the wonders of Ephesus and the tour was the highlight of my entire...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2019

Not only is Nico a fun guide, weaving humor into his fact-packed talk, he is quite knowledgeable, having studied at the university for 5+ years - architecture, history, archaeology, etc. I love history and made sure I never missed out on any of his tidbits......More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Dee Y
Reviewed 25 July 2019

Nico was our tour guide who designed and implemented a group for us. His humor and personality was perfect for our tour and his sensitivity to our group's devotion to worshipping freely was appreciated. Our team loved him and would definitely recommend Nico to anyone...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Bob L
Reviewed 25 July 2019

Our tour was interesting and enriching, with Necdet (Nico) Yildiz giving us plenty of information and being friendly, as well. I loved learning background facts about Turkey and her strategic place in history, as well as seeing many archeological wonders. It was an unforgettable day...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 7 July 2019

Awesome tour of Ephesus and Mary’s house! Tour guide “Nico” was very knowledgeable of surrounding area! Great guide! “Nico spoke excellent English! $20 Euros per person for guide and taxi shuttle van plus $10 Euro for entrance to each ...Ephesus and Mary’s house. Booked it...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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