Private Tour From Izmir To Ancient Ephesus: Artemission Temple And Virgin Mary House Including Lunch - Kusadasi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your Hotel lobby in Izmir City Center
  • Return Details :
    Your hotel in Izmir or Izmir port / airport
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Private guided tour of Ephesus, Temple of artemis, The House of Virgin Mary with lunch. Entrance fees, A/C transportation,and lunch are included in the price. Terrace houses can be added into the program (additional cost)

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel / airport / port. 

Drive to the House of the Virgin Mary approximately 50 minutes from Izmir. The House of Virgin Mary is one of the pilgrimage center of Christians where Virgin Mary passed her recently time and died. Pope Paul VI visited the shrine in 1967, and unofficially confirmed its authenticity. Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI has visited this shrine After House of Virgin Mary.

You are driven to Ephesus, famous in antiquity for its Temple of Artemus during the years of the Roman Empire, the Greek port of Ephesus became the greatest city in Asia Minor. You will start your Ephesus excursion at the upper Magnesia Gate, and work your way down through the city, ending near the ancient Harbor.

Along the way you will see the Forum, the Odeon, the Library of celsus, the Thermal Baths of Scolastika and the Great Theater, built in the Greek era and reconstructed in the Roman period. It has played host to programs as varied as Paul and his sermons to the Ephesians, to concerts by Sting, in part due to its remarkable acoustics.

You will walk along the Arcadian Way, where once Mark Antony and Cleopatra rode in procession. You will hear stories of Alexander the Great, the Virgin Mary, and many other famous visitors who walked the same marble streets that you are walking.

After Ephesus, you will visit Temple of artemis which is one of the seven wonders of Ancient time.

After exploring all the fascinating sites, your private Ephesus shore excursion includes lunch at a nearby small rug weaving village. Delicious homemade Turkish lunch will be served.

After lunch you will be given information about this dying work of art as well as time for shopping.

Returning to your hotel in Izmir / Izmir port / airport. Arrival to Izmir and the end of our tour.

Inclusions

Lunch

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

Private tour

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Entrance Fees

Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus

Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

Exclusions

Drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

At time of booking, passengers must provide hotel name

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-Jul-2018

    The guide was very helpfull and kind with us, specially with my parents, they do not speak english, so he was very pacient, and the words that he knows in spanish he used them to boost the trip experience for my parents, the lunch was a big lunch and good, in two words great experience.

  • 17-Sep-2017

    The guide Melih was excellent. He is very knowledgeable and explained every detail. It was a great tour. I recommend this tour