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* This tour requires at least one of the following per booking: Adult, Senior
No HIDDEN COSTS : Entrance fees, Lunch, Guiding, Transportation are INCLUDED
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Izmir for this 8-hour excursion starting in Izmir and taking you to Ephesus. Trace the steps of Alexander the Great, Caesar or Cicero. See the House of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis. Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch. Drive back to hotel and drop off .
* Small group ensures personal service
* Informative, friendly and professional guide
* Small-group tour by minibus
* Option with Private Tour for your family
Professional Licenced Tour guide
Entrance Fees ( Our guide will have pre-paid tickets to skip the line )
Port pickup and drop-off
Traditional Turkish Lunch and Soft Drinks (Cola , Fanta, Sprite, Soda Water , Water )
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from Your Hotel and Izmir Cruise Terminal for cruise guests. Suggested pick up time will be given on your confirmation message.
Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir, Turkey
Umurbey, 35230 Konak/İzmir, Turkey
Izmir Province, Turkey Pick up from your hotel in Izmir or cruise terminal 15 minutes
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk, Turkey Drive to 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 60 minutes
Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk, Turkey 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. 120 minutes
The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk, Turkey Lunch will be served in a the garden of local Handcraft center.After Lunch our last stop is Artemis Temple where used to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world as our last stop before drive back to Izmir 25 minutes
Kültür, Atatürk Cd., 35220 Konak/İzmir, Turkey Drive back to your hotel through famous Clock Tower in Izmir. Drop off to pick up point. ( Your Hotel or Cruise Terminal )
Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
Specialized infant seats are available
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. Shoes must be removed to enter mosques. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
27 Aug 2022
We had a wonderful tour with Mr. Tan as our tour guide. Not only was he very knowledgable he also had a great sense of humour and it was easy to build a rapport with him. Luckily we were only 3 of us and we had a memorable trip to Ephesus which we will cherish!
13 Feb 2022
Been five days in Turkey and so far I can only be impressed by the hospitality of the people in the country.
Iskendar (Alex), the gentleman who guided us on this tour is no exception. He speaks English so fluently, that we can talk so much about the sites we visited.
I did the tour with my 61-year mom and 79-year grandma, who walked so slowly and easily got tired after a few steps. And, Iskendar was so patient with them.
Maybe it sounds too much but when I apologised for my grandma, he said, "We all have grandma. Don't ever apologise for that." That is the ultimate level of attitude that I have no words to express.
Thanks Iskendar. My mom and especially grandma really enjoyed the trip. She wished you had more happy guests to guide.
13 Feb 2022
The visit to the Virgin Mary’s house was powerful. The visit to Ephesus was a very good overview with a very knowledgeable guide. It’s encouraged me to visit again and dig deeper. The visit to the Artemis Temple and St. John’s Basilica was good but I’d have liked to have seen them closer. Altogether a very good trip.
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