Private Ephesus Tour

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Daily Tour 6 hours Availability: 2017-07-06
Kuşadası, Aydın, Türkiye Ephesus

We starts our tour with pick up service from the any hotel or port  you stay Kusadasi.

If you are booking your Ephesus Tour with us and you stay in Kusadasi, it is first pick up location which is going to depart at 08:30 am and continue to Selcuk where there will be meeting with other participants at 09:00 am. After everyone comes together tour starts with the House of Virgin Mary.

House of Virgin Mary is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John. This place was offically declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. Pope Paul VI visited shrine in 1967. The visit to the House (church) takes about 45 minutes and after our visit; there will be a 5 min drive to Ephesus.

Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial and early Christian periods. Ephesus is an important site for Christianity; being one of the seven Churches of Revelation. Apostle Paul probably spent two and half years in Ephesus during his third missionary journey. In two hours, you will be exploring the city by walking on the marble streets, accompanied by our English speaking tour guide.

In our tour, we will be seeing OdeonState AgoraPrytaneionMemmius MonumentDomatian TempleHercules GateCuretes StreetHadrian TempleLatriens. The visits to Private House (So-called brothel, ‘Terrace Houses’) is an optional visit for an extra 25 ₺/person and your guide should be informed before hand. After Terrace Houses, we will carry on with our exploration with Celsus LibraryMarble RoadCommercial AgoraGreat TheatherArcadiane (Harbour Road).

After lunch; we will carry on with the visit to Temple of Artemis; which is one of the ‘Seven Wonders’ of antiquity. Here, there will be good chance to shoot photos of Church of St.John and Mosque of İsa Bey from the best angle as well.

Sirince is an old village of ‘Rum’ (Byzantine Greeks) situated on the hills of Selcuk and 7 km from Ephesus. As part of the peace treaty after Turkish National War (1919-1922), a formal exchange of Turkish and Greeks, was agreed upon and Sirince is inhabited by Turkish now. The village is popular for beautiful traditional houses and fruit flavoured wine production; and you will have a free time for some wine tasting.

Our Daily Tour will be finalised around 4:30 pm and you will be transferred back to your hotels or port .

 


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
kusadası (Google Map)

DEPARTURE TIME
Kusadasi.

INCLUDED
  • A Pick-up and drop-off service from/to hotel or port .
  •  Licensed, professional  guide.
  • Lunch.
  • Admission fees for the museums .
  •  Transportation with air-conditioned VIP Vehicles.
  •  Tax and service fees.

NOT INCLUDED
  • Any Drinks
  • Tip to Guide and Driver


 

What to Expect

 

Visit the most famous sights of Ephesus in a small group guided tour by a comfortable minibus. Immerse yourself in the Greco-Roman times of Ephesus, visit the temple of Artemis and see the House of Virgin Mary in a full day trip from Kusadasi or Selcuk.

 

  • Walk through the Greco-Roman city of Ephesus and learn the history of the long-standing remains
  • See the large old fountains, the marble statues and the Celsus Library
  • Visit the temple of Artemis, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World
  • See the House of Virgin Mary, up on a hill with a view over Selcuk and Ephesus
  • Enjoy lunch at a Turkish restaurant
  • Experience a demonstration at a leather workshop or a carpet manufacturing site
Day 1: Private Ephesus Tour

We starts our tour with pick up service from the any hotel or port  you stay Kusadasi.

If you are booking your Ephesus Tour with us and you stay in Kusadasi, it is first pick up location which is going to depart at 08:30 am and continue to Selcuk where there will be meeting with other participants at 09:00 am. After everyone comes together tour starts with the House of Virgin Mary.

House of Virgin Mary is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John. This place was offically declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. Pope Paul VI visited shrine in 1967. The visit to the House (church) takes about 45 minutes and after our visit; there will be a 5 min drive to Ephesus.

Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial and early Christian periods. Ephesus is an important site for Christianity; being one of the seven Churches of Revelation. Apostle Paul probably spent two and half years in Ephesus during his third missionary journey. In two hours, you will be exploring the city by walking on the marble streets, accompanied by our English speaking tour guide.

In our tour, we will be seeing OdeonState AgoraPrytaneionMemmius MonumentDomatian TempleHercules GateCuretes StreetHadrian TempleLatriens. The visits to Private House (So-called brothel, ‘Terrace Houses’) is an optional visit for an extra 25 ₺/person and your guide should be informed before hand. After Terrace Houses, we will carry on with our exploration with Celsus LibraryMarble RoadCommercial AgoraGreat TheatherArcadiane (Harbour Road).

After lunch; we will carry on with the visit to Temple of Artemis; which is one of the ‘Seven Wonders’ of antiquity. Here, there will be good chance to shoot photos of Church of St.John and Mosque of İsa Bey from the best angle as well.

Sirince is an old village of ‘Rum’ (Byzantine Greeks) situated on the hills of Selcuk and 7 km from Ephesus. As part of the peace treaty after Turkish National War (1919-1922), a formal exchange of Turkish and Greeks, was agreed upon and Sirince is inhabited by Turkish now. The village is popular for beautiful traditional houses and fruit flavoured wine production; and you will have a free time for some wine tasting.

Our Daily Tour will be finalised around 4:30 pm and you will be transferred back to your hotels or port .

 

 

Located within what was once the estuary of the River Kaystros, Ephesus comprises successive Hellenistic and Roman settlements founded on new locations, which followed the coastline as it retreated westward. Excavations have revealed grand monuments of the Roman Imperial period including the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre. Little remains of the famous Temple of Artemis, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World,” which drew pilgrims from all around the Mediterranean. Since the 5th century, the House of the Virgin Mary, a domed cruciform chapel seven kilometres from Ephesus, became a major place of Christian pilgrimage. The Ancient City of Ephesus is an outstanding example of a Roman port city, with sea channel and harbour basin.
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